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

#155511 Feb 21, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.weather.com/news/sc ience/massive-sunspot-forms-20 130220
Pay no attention. It is only EM. Totally insignificant.
Ignore the fact it is growing so rapidly, which kinda means it is very energetic. Just mass in a higher acceleration rate. Ignorable perturbation.
Gravity is the basis of your life and existence. And virtual particles. Ask Polymath.
However, until it decides what it wants to do, keep track so you can schedule phone calls and avoid various other minor inconveniences.
You ignored the entire article quite well.

"Sun activity goes through cycles that stretch about 11 years. Currently the sun is moving toward the peak of a very energetic cycle which scientists expect to last through the middle of this year."

I have lived through 3 of these already, and nope, it's not something to worry about.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155512 Feb 21, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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No, there doesn't have to be a first T-Rex.
Let's say you have a group of 200 S-Rexes (just making this species up). The herd is getting too big, 100 of them stay in the area (group A), 100 of them migrate to a new area (group B).
Group B's area has different types of prey, a different environment, and different selective pressures. That population gradually evolves to meet its new challenges.
Eventually, the sum of genetic changes that have occurred in Group B will cause them to be a distinct species from Group A. We can call them T-Rex. But, there is no single individual we point to as the "first T-Rex".
Exactly. At some point, "S-Rex" becomes a T-Rex, meaning there was a first T-Rex...

Unless you're gonna assume that more than one was born at the exact same time....

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155513 Feb 21, 2013
Thinking wrote:
We separate out rubbish into a couple of categories. The council collects it, recycles about 80% of it and landfills the rest.
The cost of landfill to the council is increasing and so the council is motivated to get better at recycling.
Other countries on the continent do a better job of recycling than the UK, it's a work in progress.
<quoted text>
80% recycling is pretty good. It’s surprising you have any land available for land fill in the UK. I’m glad to hear that you guys don’t do ocean dumping.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155514 Feb 21, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why?
<quoted text>
Because at one point in history there were no T-Rex's, then there were T-Rex's.

Did they all just evolve at once? No.

That would suggest that at some point in history, the first T-Rex was born, which spawned millions of others.

Then of course, I guess nature said that history's best killing machine isn't good enough & they all died.......

ugh

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155515 Feb 21, 2013
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh wow man, it's so cosmic. Are you stuck in the sixties or something? I'd like to poke you in your Third Eye.


Wow. Hard to find a copy of The Alchemist. The copyright guys are active on that one.

The first song is The Alchemist by Enigma. That is the name of his mobile music studio. Light up a doobie and put that part on fullscreen. Take a photo tour of the rest of you. Understand the forces you see are at work within you, to. It's a matter of scale and interconnectedness

:-)

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#155516 Feb 21, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Because at one point in history there were no T-Rex's, then there were T-Rex's.
Did they all just evolve at once? No.
That would suggest that at some point in history, the first T-Rex was born, which spawned millions of others.
Then of course, I guess nature said that history's best killing machine isn't good enough & they all died.......
ugh
It's not our fault that god isn't real. God back to your cult leaders and complain to them about why they never bothered to teach you evolution or morals / honesty / intellectual enquiry.

You've chosen stupidity as your disease, now leave atheists alone.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#155517 Feb 21, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. At some point, "S-Rex" becomes a T-Rex, meaning there was a first T-Rex...
Unless you're gonna assume that more than one was born at the exact same time....
No, you're not getting it.

Look at this gradient: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/022/a/...

What's the first blue pixel?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#155518 Feb 21, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
80% recycling is pretty good. It’s surprising you have any land available for land fill in the UK. I’m glad to hear that you guys don’t do ocean dumping.
If you take all the landfill area in the US and put it all in one location, it would be the size of New York .... the city, not the state.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155519 Feb 21, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Fair enough. I'll restate: When taken literally, Genesis is known to be false.
<quoted text>
There was no 'first homo sapien'. Populations evolve, not individuals.
You’re a well programmed Cyborg Atheist.

Does your head open from the front or from the back?

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155520 Feb 21, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
You ignored the entire article quite well.
"Sun activity goes through cycles that stretch about 11 years. Currently the sun is moving toward the peak of a very energetic cycle which scientists expect to last through the middle of this year."
I have lived through 3 of these already, and nope, it's not something to worry about.
I don't really worry, myself.

However, it is a fact a CME ejected at the wrong time and of sufficient size can change the environment here in a very profound way. Amazing luck we have had over the years, eh? Ain't luck and randomness grand?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155521 Feb 21, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Creationist tw*t with no morals.
Your derogatory statements are a perfect example of your atheist morals.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#155522 Feb 21, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Spoken like a bible basher that is truly ignorant if the bible.

Well done.
Spoken like a bible thumper who's never really read the bible without his god goggles on.

Or never read it at all.

Thank you.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155523 Feb 21, 2013
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you're not getting it.
Look at this gradient: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/022/a/...
What's the first blue pixel?
I would say the first pixel would be the one the designer put their first.

Can you tell which one it is? Probably not.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155524 Feb 21, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not our fault that god isn't real. God back to your cult leaders and complain to them about why they never bothered to teach you evolution or morals / honesty / intellectual enquiry.
You've chosen stupidity as your disease, now leave atheists alone.
HA HA HA !!!

You act as if we're in the third grade and I'm bullying you around.

"Leave me alone!"

WAAAAA-WAAAA!

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#155525 Feb 21, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said that populations don't evolve. But at some point a population of something gradually became a population of Tyrannosaurus Rex, meaning that there had to be a first T-Rex, just like there had to be a last T-Rex.
No, that is part of the point. It is *our* definition and classification scheme. In nature, the lines are blurry.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#155526 Feb 21, 2013
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>No, you're not getting it.

Look at this gradient: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/022/a/...

What's the first blue pixel?
Or the first blue letter.

Or word.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#155527 Feb 21, 2013
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh wow man, it's so cosmic. Are you stuck in the sixties or something? I'd like to poke you in your Third Eye.
I think Dave dropped a bit too much acid at some point.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155528 Feb 21, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not our fault that god isn't real. God back to your cult leaders and complain to them about why they never bothered to teach you evolution or morals / honesty / intellectual enquiry.
You've chosen stupidity as your disease, now leave atheists alone.
Still having problems with those hemorrhoids?

The Doctor won’t remove them?

Well try hiring a 5 ton tow truck to pull those bastards out of your as*.

Then you’ll feel so much better. Why live with pain and misery?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#155529 Feb 21, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't really worry, myself.
However, it is a fact a CME ejected at the wrong time and of sufficient size can change the environment here in a very profound way. Amazing luck we have had over the years, eh? Ain't luck and randomness grand?
So ... you haven't read any of the actual science behind it.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#155530 Feb 21, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I think Dave dropped a bit too much acid at some point.
A bit? I'm starting to think he's actually completely insane now.

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