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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Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157673 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
From your link:
"a wide array of disparate discoveries and conjectures"
Just add faith...
Thanks for the enlightenment, Religitard.
You missed the first line:-
"Origin of life" redirects here. For non-scientific views on the origins of life, see Creation myth."

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#157674 Mar 2, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Both plants an animals are the product of evolution!!!! And the birds and the bees make little babies!!!!!!
That's wrong, and not even science.

An organism reproducing does not tell us where the organism came from, i.e., its genesis. Evolution "alters" a thing, it doesn't "produce" it.

Nobody should ask you to explain something.

EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#157675 Mar 2, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
bunch of religious nutjobs.
I agree.
Religion = superstition
Bleedin' obvious, innit!

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157676 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
That's wrong, and not even science.
An organism reproducing does not tell us where the organism came from,...
Well let me see, first there was a mummy bee and a daddy bee ...

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#157677 Mar 2, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
*Tips hat*
Hi All
Double Fine greets all of you. Can't stay though.
To a certain lawyer on here: Glory, glory Man United.
We will destroy Madrid this week.
To the rest of you: Stay happy, stay healthy. Drink lots of wine, have lots of sex and listen to good music.
Cheers
Good to see you.
Imhotep

Lake Worth, FL

#157678 Mar 2, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I agree.
Religion = superstition
Bleedin' obvious, innit!
Yes it is!

I would say religion = organized superstition

Have you noticed - It is the most disturbed and brainwashed pseudo Christians that post in these forums. Weak minded, frightened and delusional, they seek imagined redemption via endless circular arguments using their Bible as 'evidence'.

I have yet to encounter one true believer that has read this silly book.

They imagine they 'Know the unknowable', adopt a holier than thou attitude, and provide laughter for atheists.

Pascal's wager doesn't even work for Christians.

There are thousands of denominations each with unique soteriologies and eschatologies. So that your choice is much less than 1 in 10000, it's 1 in 10000 times the number of denominations or ... possibly God wants people who are not in any denomination or perhaps his name is Allah.

That an adult human being would find Pascal's wager in any way compelling speaks volumes about that person but little about the validity of the argument.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157679 Mar 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>To be accurate, he is beyond your limitations of thought. What you call "rational" is on a low level. A little above bootstrap.
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Go sniff buck's fart bubbles, you senile old man.
Here's a clue, Batty Boy.

That gray mushy thing sitting on your desk? The one you use as Playdough and as a sex toy?

That is supposed to go into your skull. That is what it was designed for.

I would suggest giving it a good washing before installing it correctly, though.

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#157680 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Not logical, BlackBuffoon.
As you are not all-knowing, you cannot conclude that allowing suffering for a wisp of time on this little planet is more or less "loving" than not allowing it. You may have an opinion, but you do not "know".
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." -Hamlet to Horatio
Hamlet is pointing out how little even the most educated people can explain.
Your argument falls even shorter than "not explaining", as your premise is illogical and, thus, invalid.
Welcome to Buck School.
Hamlet ~ "Alas, poor YorBuck! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy."

Hamlet is pointing out that the King's Jester, YorBuck, is now just a moldering skull held by a clown.

Hamlet ~ "My gorge rises at it."

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#157681 Mar 2, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Where the hell you been?
Hope all is well.
Party on!
Yo amigo!

I have taken a new job in a part of SA that can accurately be described as "rural". Getting access to ADSL is quite a mission. Furthermore, moving here cost quite a pretty penny, and I have not summoned the ADSL guys yet, I have too many other expenses.

Double Fine is infinitely humbled by all of your concern. Hope you all are doing well. I will check back some time.

Cheers

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#157682 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Tried it. Didn't get past the wine.
After the wine comes the women. Just be patient

Cheers Buck

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#157683 Mar 2, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Good to see you.
Same here, amigo.

Nice eye

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#157684 Mar 2, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Cheers double fine! Enjoy the game :)
<quoted text>
Good to see you and all the others on here. Sigh, not much have changed.

But Double Fine have all the answers all the people on here was looking for.

Yes, Double Fine have seen God!!

He is living in Double Fine's mirror

:)

Double Fine signing off.

Cheers

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#157685 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
What caused such a thing? Every event has a cause. What caused time to begin? Just the objective facts, please, no speculation.
See, we're waiting for the facts, you are the one who has speculated and accepted a non-answer based on an assumption that's not only impossible to test, it's impossible to define. Thus, we'll wait until the people a lot smarter than you figure something out, then we'll learn it, study it, and see if we can poke holes in the actual ... data.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#157686 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
That's wrong, and not even science.
An organism reproducing does not tell us where the organism came from, i.e., its genesis. Evolution "alters" a thing, it doesn't "produce" it.
Nobody should ask you to explain something.
When things produce, they evolve ... a little bit at a time. So yes, the fact that they evolve is what produced the diversity of organisms.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#157687 Mar 2, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Good to see you and all the others on here. Sigh, not much have changed.
But Double Fine have all the answers all the people on here was looking for.
Yes, Double Fine have seen God!!
He is living in Double Fine's mirror
:)
Double Fine signing off.
Cheers
I see you've still got that famous DF humility.

Lol!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157688 Mar 2, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
See, we're waiting for the facts, you are the one who has speculated and accepted a non-answer based on an assumption that's not only impossible to test, it's impossible to define. Thus, we'll wait until the people a lot smarter than you figure something out, then we'll learn it, study it, and see if we can poke holes in the actual ... data.
For someone waiting for the facts, you sure are positive about what you think you know.

No, not what you know, but what they tell you.

It seems you have to rely on people smarter than yourself to determine what is and what isn't.

Why are you preaching on here if you are so ignorant?

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Mexico

#157689 Mar 2, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
*Tips hat*
Hi All
Double Fine greets all of you. Can't stay though.
To a certain lawyer on here: Glory, glory Man United.
We will destroy Madrid this week.
To the rest of you: Stay happy, stay healthy. Drink lots of wine, have lots of sex and listen to good music.
Cheers
It's almost worth having to wallow in it just to hear from you, friend....

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Mexico

#157690 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
What caused such a thing? Every event has a cause. What caused time to begin? Just the objective facts, please, no speculation.
I know.

Some sort of god?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#157691 Mar 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
For someone waiting for the facts, you sure are positive about what you think you know.
No, not what you know, but what they tell you.
It seems you have to rely on people smarter than yourself to determine what is and what isn't.
Why are you preaching on here if you are so ignorant?
So ... you are calling me a liar.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157692 Mar 2, 2013
Humans are thought to have started agriculture 12,000 years ago. Modern humans are thought to have started about 50,000 years ago.

Lets's start with agriculture. This allowed them to stay in one place and learn how to exploit the land and resources.

Our modern culture and technology is really only about 300 years advanced beyond the Iron Age.

Same humans, same brain, same intellectual thinking capacity, lots and lots of experience in civilization building and social construction. Yet this didn't explode until a period of 300 years out of 12,000. That is 1/40th of human civilization.

There were some pretty impressive civilizations in ancient times, lasting even longer than our present one. Yet their science and technology didn't explode like ours. They surely weren't dumb. We still read some of their books and wisdom.

What was the factor to cause the sudden explosion of knowledge in our present civilization different from that past, and where did that explosion begin?

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