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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Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#152237 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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This sounds like psuedoscience of the highest order.
Yep, my thoughts too.

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#152238 Feb 7, 2013
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
No witnesses, no people that saw Jesus and witnessed His Resurrection, no Christianity.
There is a LONG list of people who used to write in those days who NEVER mentioned jesus. Why would they write about someone that wasn't there?

For example; Philo Judaeus wrote very many books about Jewish religion and history, living in Alexandria, and visiting Jerusalem. Philo visited Jerusalem and had family there, he was considered a Christian by later Christians, and he wrote a great deal about related times and peoples and issues.

If Jesus had existed, Philo would certainly have written about him and his teachings. But he never mentions jesus.

Many examples like this.

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#152239 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
You can use the Great Pyramid as an example.
I'm not sure if this is what you guys are talking about but I did read recently that they discovered one of the pyramids as being perfectly capable of producing hydrogen and that it wasn't a place where people were buried but instead a primitive machine.

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#152240 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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You're going to need to show me both that they had knowledge of this process and that the process actually does anything relevant.
This sounds like psuedoscience of the highest order. I'd appreciate any scholarly link on this topic.
Another misconception on your part. I don't need to do anything to show you.

I have duplicated this process using modern materials and methods. I have been loathe to do it again as I can not predict the ultimate effects. All independent of any religious aspect. Pure scientific experimentation.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#152241 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>The same way you do with wires and semiconductors. Mass, gravity, and charge. It's macroelectronics, if you will.

The Great Pyramid, as the other pyramids, is a reverse, though. They were designed as a return to the sun and heavens. They drain charge buildups. One reason they buried Pharoahs in them. They become relatively static and timeless.

Again, you refer to them as monuments, something symbolic, not as machines doing a process. You are a machine doing a process.
You are an idiot sniffing too many fart bubbles.

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#152242 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Another misconception on your part. I don't need to do anything to show you.
I have duplicated this process using modern materials and methods. I have been loathe to do it again as I can not predict the ultimate effects. All independent of any religious aspect. Pure scientific experimentation.
Why can't I find any information about pyramids being conduits for telleric energy on any scientific sites? The only sites which mention this are "new age" and pseudoscience sites.

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#152243 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Why can't I find any information about pyramids being conduits for telleric energy on any scientific sites? The only sites which mention this are "new age" and pseudoscience sites.
Don't bother yourself about it. Just sit in your pew and listen to "The Truth" dispensed from the pulpit. Admire the brilliant priest in his lab coat and know he understands the mysteries better than you. Especially since he uses such impressive words, phrases, and references to the discoveries of other men, the Saints of science.

Don't worry, be happy.

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#152244 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Don't bother yourself about it. Just sit in your pew and listen to "The Truth" dispensed from the pulpit.
You've done a great job of describing yourself. Hey, I read some garbage online. There's no scientific support behind it, but WHATEVER. Everyone who doesn't listen to my quackery is a sheep.

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#152245 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Why can't I find any information about pyramids being conduits for telleric energy on any scientific sites? The only sites which mention this are "new age" and pseudoscience sites.
Oh, in my zeal to save your soul and peace of mind I forgot one thing to consider.

Telluric currents, magnetism? The stuff produced here locally on earth?

Voyager has a 23 watt radio transmitter. That is the energy of one of the brighter curly cue lamp bulbs. Voyager is a long ways away, but we still can pick up the signal. It could still pick up the signal from us.

Oh, no, no, there is no way local fluctuations in the earth's magnetic signature can possibly affect us. Impossible. Insignificant perturbations. Ask Polymath, or Bit Twiddler if he is still around. Brilliant students of physics. They are hot on the trail of how many infinite universes can exist in an infinitely small singularity, and how many virtual particles might or might not pop in an out.

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#152246 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Oh, in my zeal to save your soul and peace of mind I forgot one thing to consider.
Telluric currents, magnetism? The stuff produced here locally on earth?
You have yet to show one measurable effect caused by ancient monuments or evidence that said ancients knew of the effect.

You have yet to produce one scientific article on the matter at all.

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#152247 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Don't bother yourself about it. Just sit in your pew and listen to "The Truth" dispensed from the pulpit.
Just think about the breathtaking irony here folks, he's using a religious analogy to criticise science, thinking he's defending religion.

Marvellous.. Simply Marvellous...

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#152248 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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You've done a great job of describing yourself. Hey, I read some garbage online. There's no scientific support behind it, but WHATEVER. Everyone who doesn't listen to my quackery is a sheep.
Every bit of my theorizing is home grown.

And based upon actual physical processes.

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#152249 Feb 7, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Just think about the breathtaking irony here folks, he's using a religious analogy to criticise science, thinking he's defending religion.
Marvellous.. Simply Marvellous...
You are in error using the term "think" in reference to your group. Use something like "emote". And be more definitive. Something like "Folks, emote about the breathtaking irony..".

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#152250 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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You have yet to show one measurable effect caused by ancient monuments or evidence that said ancients knew of the effect.
You have yet to produce one scientific article on the matter at all.
"Sacred geometry".

Designed to fit geometric and astronomic conditions.

Masons.

Dragon current. Qi. Buildings that were "abominations upon the land". Ley lines.

Been around a long time.

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#152251 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Every bit of my theorizing is home grown.
And based upon actual physical processes.
So what distinguishes it from "something you made up entirely"?

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#152252 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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So what distinguishes it from "something you made up entirely"?
They physically exist.

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#152253 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"Sacred geometry".
Designed to fit geometric and astronomic conditions.
Masons.
Dragon current. Qi. Buildings that were "abominations upon the land". Ley lines.
Been around a long time.
Yes, quackery has been around a long time. Always has trouble when faced with actual scientific scrutiny.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ley_line

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#152254 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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They physically exist.
I'm talking about the effects you are claiming.

I could say I developed a method whereby eggs can 'block' gravity and float indefinitely. Both eggs and gravity exist, but that is not support for my claim.

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#152255 Feb 7, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Yes, quackery has been around a long time. Always has trouble when faced with actual scientific scrutiny.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ley_line
Keep the faith, baby.

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#152256 Feb 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Keep the faith, baby.
That seems to be your motto. Idea debunked? Keep believing it.

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