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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Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#162516 Mar 26, 2013
You never gave an answer except dodging the question.

Your cowering is amusing to watch as even now you are in desperation mode hoping to change the subject.

Keep proving me right.

So.. Yet again... What is your case that this so called god exists?

If you are unable to answer just surrender and I will accept your defeat.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Still cowering from my answer I see. Surrender?

Since: Jan 11

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#162517 Mar 26, 2013
Clementia wrote:
I Love that!!
I'm not as old as u so i started halfway or something, but i have seen the REALLY old ones and they just look so raw!
I watched 'In time', it was good, justin ain't that bad as i thought he would be. it was kinda like logan's run, tho!
I just watched Dredd.

It was quite good.

Since: Oct 12

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#162518 Mar 26, 2013
boooots wrote:
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Gee, I read Lord of the Rings before you were born, but I don't think I have seen any of the movies. I really enjoyed the book though.
O wise one, u have such ancient knowledge, i'm completely lost in its wonder!:-)

I've drunk too much water, sorry!

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#162519 Mar 26, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I just watched Dredd.
It was quite good.
Aura and monkey guy said it's not worth it, i'll see!

Since: Jul 10

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#162520 Mar 26, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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O wise one, u have such ancient knowledge, i'm completely lost in its wonder!:-)
I've drunk too much water, sorry!
Be careful, hon, too much water can be fatal.:)

My knowledge is pretty well all ancient, because I can remember very little of recent events.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#162521 Mar 26, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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Aura and monkey guy said it's not worth it, i'll see!
'Twas just an opinion.

How about "Gamer (2009)"? Ya seen it?

Since: May 09

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#162522 Mar 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Ya, mostly.
I liked Waterworld & The Postman.
Mr. Brooks

Best movie he ever made.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#162523 Mar 26, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Hi, Poly.
Thank you.
My little run-down wasn't completely wrong, though... was it.? It was just incomplete?
Though the delay between absorption and emission isn't the crucial aspect... it is an aspect.(?)
Light's *apparent speed* varies across a medium composed of matter and empty space... as everything we consider as “something” consists of a lot of “nothing”... the speed through the empty space alone remains constant.
Isn't phase shift of a wave of given frequency still dependent upon what it travels into?
Is it okay that my “thinking” is derived from what happens as electrical current flows into a capacitor? Electrons accumulate on the negative plate and are pushed from the positive plate. Potential builds across the plates... but, only after current begins to flow through the device. Thus, current flow is said to lead voltage through a capacitor......
...... in the same way fluid flow “leads” pressure across a tank. Something must flow into the tank before pressure builds. It's the restriction of flow at the tank's exhaust that gives rise to pressure.
I know I'm mixing analogies in that I'm referring to two different *electrical* characteristics as they apply to an electrical device... namely current (electrical flow) and voltage (electrical pressure)... and not sticking with one or the other. Signal phase at the output of a composite circuit can appear to lead that at the input when scoping only current or voltage (ie: dual-trace oscilloscope).
I'm also comparing electrical flow to fluid flow... and trying to extend that to something more fundamental.
Could something *similar* be said for a photon when one encounters an atom?
Not super-specifically... but, just as a general “arm-chair” explanation?
I'm taking this to PM as it is getting a bit more technical than topix can usually handle.

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#162524 Mar 26, 2013
Clementia wrote:
Aura and monkey guy said it's not worth it, i'll see!
I would have liked it if the movie was longer.

It seemed a bit rushed.

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#162525 Mar 26, 2013
scaritual wrote:
Mr. Brooks
Best movie he ever made.
I haven't seen that one.

We mustn't forget Robin Hood and Tin Cup.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#162526 Mar 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I'm taking this to PM as it is getting a bit more technical than topix can usually handle.
Your first PM was received... looking forward to the rest.

Thx.

Gett'n busy wid vittles right now. Read ya in a few.

=)

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#162527 Mar 26, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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How can you know calculus if you don't know algebra?
Any area of math has two components: understanding the concepts and knowing how to do the manipulations. For arithmetic and algebra, the manipulative aspects are generally more important than the conceptual aspects. For calculus, the two are closer to being equally important. It is quite possible to forget how to do the manipulations (and so have forgotten algebra) but still recall many of the conceptual aspects (thereby 'knowing' calculus').

Simple concepts like the rates of change and the fact that extrema happen when those rates are zero can be understood even if the details of taking derivatives and solving for critical points are forgotten.

It can even be argued that Archimedes knew the basics of calculus even though algebra had not been invented when he was alive.

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#162528 Mar 26, 2013
boooots wrote:
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Be careful, hon, too much water can be fatal.:)
My knowledge is pretty well all ancient, because I can remember very little of recent events.
:-D

dw, u'r not missing much!

Since: Oct 12

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#162529 Mar 26, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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'Twas just an opinion.
How about "Gamer (2009)"? Ya seen it?
I know!

No, I haven't! Looks good!

Since: Oct 12

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#162530 Mar 26, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I would have liked it if the movie was longer.
It seemed a bit rushed.
Tide, don't waste my time!:-p

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#162531 Mar 26, 2013
Waterworld sucks donkey balls. Start to finish it is sht.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#162532 Mar 26, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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Aura and monkey guy said it's not worth it, i'll see!
I didn't say that.
I liked it , even if it was stupid.
But to tell you the truth , Total Recall was better.

Since: Jan 11

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#162533 Mar 26, 2013
Clementia wrote:
Tide, don't waste my time!:-p
Here's my short list for what I want to watch:

The Hobbit

Django Unchained

Cloud Atlas

Now I just need some pocket change to buy them.
Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#162534 Mar 26, 2013
The outdoor scenes were poor [lame Lawmaster, plus since I worked in South Africa I already knew what that looks like] but the inside scenes were excellent.

Most importantly, Dredd did not remove his helmet.
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I just watched Dredd.
It was quite good.

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#162535 Mar 26, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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I didn't say that.
I liked it , even if it was stupid.
But to tell you the truth , Total Recall was better.
sooooorrrrrrrrrry!

u mean the old one or new one?

I put the new one on and shut it off in 5mins!

Was it better than the old one?

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