Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#145760 Dec 29, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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How do you know? Or is that just a hunch?
No, it's a statistical probability. Cancer is the most inaccurately diagnosed ailment, and to avoid as many deaths as possible from an almost incurable illness, doctors often look at "maybe" as "positive" to err on the side of caution. The result has one huge drawback in that half of all growths are not tumors, and half of the actual tumors are actually harmless. Often a massive infection will be diagnosed as cancer, again to err on the side of caution, then vanish completely. Or the tumors originally detected will stop growing and become benign on their own. Stories of people diagnosed with cancer, only to show no signs at all a few months later, are not rare, and they span all walks of life, even atheists, so don't try that "it's prayer" canard. It's a statistically significant occurrence with no specific connection other than they were all human.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#145761 Dec 29, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Mountains are often covered by snow because of the temperatures at higher elevations don’t allow much thawing. I would say that counts as being covered wouldn’t you?
Snow is made up of H20, same as water, correct?
Are you claiming a high hill is the same elevation as Mt. Everest?
Now Atheist are claiming a hill is a mountain?
Please explain.
Wow, "don't allow much thawing" s a massive understatement. They are covered in snow because at that elevation the temperatures are so low everything freezes. Most mountains are above the vapor elevation for our atmosphere, not to mention it's almost impossible to breathe at that altitude ... well, unless you're a Sherpa, but that's evolution for you. Imagine if a wooden boat actually reached that altitude, it wouldn't be a boat after about an hour and everything would have suffocated.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145762 Dec 29, 2012
turkey wrote:
<quoted text> What happens if you drop a rock and hiding off the side of a 20 story building? Answer, who cares
You evil turkey! Shame on you!!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145763 Dec 29, 2012
@Batty..thanks. I know, I'm waiting for that day when I can pull their legs, lol! Somehow, I don't think it's going to happen.

@Sheru....Islam forum itna acha nahi hai, jab me jhati hoon tho koi bhi nahi hota, aap yaha kyon nahi aate? Mujhe yaha zaada acha lagta hai, kyon ke tide, river aur catcher bohut funny hai!!

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#145764 Dec 29, 2012
Clementia wrote:
@Batty..thanks. I know, I'm waiting for that day when I can pull their legs, lol! Somehow, I don't think it's going to happen.
@Sheru....Islam forum itna acha nahi hai, jab me jhati hoon tho koi bhi nahi hota, aap yaha kyon nahi aate? Mujhe yaha zaada acha lagta hai, kyon ke tide, river aur catcher bohut funny hai!!
Quepe tepe papasapa?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#145765 Dec 29, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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I can explain that very simply: you are clutching at straws.
You know, I think you were bullied when you were a kid. Don’t me get wrong we all had run ins with bullies. Some more than others. But I think you were bullied a hell of a lot.

Maybe it was because your size and your grades. That bullying had a sizeable impact on your life. Sarcasm and cynicism comes from your childhood. It could even had derived from a relative.

I’m sorry that happened to you. Today there has been a little more focus on the problem of bullying. I can only hope you don’t pass on those undesirable personality traits to your children and grandchildren.

It's not too late to change.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#145766 Dec 29, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wow, "don't allow much thawing" s a massive understatement. They are covered in snow because at that elevation the temperatures are so low everything freezes. Most mountains are above the vapor elevation for our atmosphere, not to mention it's almost impossible to breathe at that altitude ... well, unless you're a Sherpa, but that's evolution for you. Imagine if a wooden boat actually reached that altitude, it wouldn't be a boat after about an hour and everything would have suffocated.
True.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#145767 Dec 29, 2012
turkey wrote:
<quoted text> What happens if you drop a rock and hiding off the side of a 20 story building? Answer, who cares
Gobble Gobble

http://wsmv.images.worldnow.com/images/181574...

Goober Goober

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145768 Dec 29, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Quepe tepe papasapa?
No entiendo! De que estas hablando? Portugués?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#145769 Dec 29, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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You know, I think you were bullied when you were a kid. Don’t me get wrong we all had run ins with bullies. Some more than others. But I think you were bullied a hell of a lot.
Maybe it was because your size and your grades. That bullying had a sizeable impact on your life. Sarcasm and cynicism comes from your childhood. It could even had derived from a relative.
I’m sorry that happened to you. Today there has been a little more focus on the problem of bullying. I can only hope you don’t pass on those undesirable personality traits to your children and grandchildren.
It's not too late to change.
You're a very poor chiromancer but an excellent charlatan.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#145770 Dec 29, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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No entiendo! De que estas hablando? Portugués?
Jerigoncio.

In Jerigoncio, Jeperipigoponciopo.

I'm impressed, you have an accent mark on your keyboard!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145771 Dec 29, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Quepe tepe papasapa?
Oh sh*t, it just clicked in my head, u meant que te pasa, oh lol!

I thought u were speaking another language! I forgot about the p thing.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145772 Dec 29, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Jerigoncio.
In Jerigoncio, Jeperipigoponciopo.
I'm impressed, you have an accent mark on your keyboard!
No, lol, I didn't know how to say portugese in spanish, i can't even spell the word in English, so I put it into google, OK, u happy now? U smarty pants!!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#145773 Dec 29, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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You know, I think you were bullied when you were a kid. Don’t me get wrong we all had run ins with bullies. Some more than others. But I think you were bullied a hell of a lot.
Maybe it was because your size and your grades. That bullying had a sizeable impact on your life. Sarcasm and cynicism comes from your childhood. It could even had derived from a relative.
I’m sorry that happened to you. Today there has been a little more focus on the problem of bullying. I can only hope you don’t pass on those undesirable personality traits to your children and grandchildren.
It's not too late to change.
No, I was bullied as a child, being butch in the early 80s wasn't cool until I got into junior high. Anyhow, I turned the tables on them quickly so it's meh. That still doesn't change that you are grasping at straws.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#145774 Dec 29, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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No, lol, I didn't know how to say portugese in spanish, i can't even spell the word in English, so I put it into google, OK, u happy now? U smarty pants!!
I'm wearing Lucky jeans.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145775 Dec 29, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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I'm wearing Lucky jeans.
Not for long, u ain't! ;-P

What? Don't give me that look, wearing jeans for too long is bad for blood circulation!

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#145776 Dec 29, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Note:“Scientist created,” the DNA didn’t self create. Then scientist injected the man made DNA into a cell. The DNA then replicated itself. This is a case of forced assembly.
Man-made DNA has booted up a cell for the first time.
In a feat that is the culmination of two and a half years of tests and adjustments, researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute inserted artificial genetic material — chemically printed, synthesized and assembled — into cells that were then able to grow naturally.
What you said: "but they have not ever been able to create life from non living material."

This is what they did. Saying they did not implies there is something more to life than what we know of - something you can't prove. Here is a summary of the project:

"And after nearly 15 years of such toiling in his labs in Rockville, Md., J. Craig Venter, co-mapper of the human genome, has done just that. Reporting in the journal Science, he describes a remarkable experiment in which he and the team at his eponymous institute have pieced together the entire genome of a bacterium and then inserted those genetic instructions into another bacterium. The cell booted up, and life — by nearly any definition — was created."

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#145777 Dec 29, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Not for long, u ain't! ;-P
What? Don't give me that look, wearing jeans for too long is bad for blood circulation!
Now you tell me.

Off they come.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#145778 Dec 29, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Read the captions. Didn't see that. Nevertheless, I wasn't talking about fact, I was talking about the brain washing we all got as kids with the monkey-to-human evolutionary poster that was in nearly every science class in America.
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Lots. Here one:
"Humans may not be descended from Neanderthals after all....."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
Your evolutionary scientists can't even agree on what's what anymore.
I'm still trying to break out of the gravity brainwashing I received as a kid. I think that as soon as I do, I'll be able to fly.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#145779 Dec 29, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I know you have seen pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. The magnificence of the cosmos is indescribable. Nothing like that kind beauty just happens on it’s own. Those photo’s show stunning art not created by accident or happenstance but by purpose.
I don’t know if you have ever done in star gazing on a clear night away from the big cities. The beauty and awesomeness of the cosmos can’t be described in human words. No Sir, it didn’t just happen by accident.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
"I don't get it, so it must be god."

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