Prove there's a god.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#590657 Jan 18, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
Well, we've progress with you.
J/K
I've not made the positive claim that there were no sewers "back then". It isn't my burden to provide proof of it.
And now I'll progress you.

I believe you meant to use the word "progressed" in your first sentence, yes?

hehehe
Pat

East Granby, CT

#590658 Jan 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Why do you fear reality so much? They are flawed, inherently flawed as a matter of fact. This is something that is a bit of a conundrum for psychologists and why they so often try to find a better method, but ultimately fail to do so, and a good psychologist will readily admit this.
The reason they are flawed is because they are culturally biased, intelligence is a measure of how a person can take what they know and apply it to other situations as to produce more accurate results in the outcome, so when you posit an organism with something it does not know, and expect it to utilize it, you are producing inaccurate results. Since the tests have to be tailored to the cultural region, and then the appropriate culture is pretty much just a guess, they are inherently flawed.
For example, simply by using the word tram in place of bus you completely alter the outcome of the question, the person taking the test must think "tram" instead of thinking "bus" for there to be an accurate result, but in the US people think "bus" more often than not, thus it skews the test results if the question uses the word tram in place of bus. Simple nuances like that have a huge impact on the results of all tests, even psychological profiles.
What part of "They are among the most accurate (in technical terms, reliable and valid) of all psychological tests and assessments." can;t you understand?

Intelligence, so defined, can be measured, and intelligence tests measure it well. They are among the most accurate (in technical terms, reliable and valid) of all psychological tests and assessments. They do not measure creativity, character personality, or other important differences among individuals, nor are they intended to.

http://www.psychpage.com/learning/library/int...

"The reason they are flawed is because they are culturally biased,"

"Intelligence tests are not culturally biased against American blacks or other native-born, English-speaking peoples in the U.S. Rather, IQ scores predict equally accurately for all such Americans, regardless of race and social class. Individuals who do not understand English well can be given either a nonverbal test or one in their native language."

Now you are just making a fool out of yourself with your excuse making. They also have IQ tests for children as young as three and guess what the results show?
If what you said were true then why do the non verbal IQ tests mirror the results of the verbal ones? You are wrong.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#590659 Jan 18, 2013
wilderide wrote:
I don't get why sex outside of marriage is a bad thing. Do I do see how sex inside marriage could be quite bad without the former.
Sex outside marriage is forbidden by God.

Mucho sex within a marriage is expected.

I think a lot of people ignore this because sex is so much fun and so rewarding. But it also needs a little regulation and discipline. I think if more people were a little more reserved sexually, there'd be a lot less STD cases.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#590660 Jan 18, 2013
If God supposedly wants to "save" everyone, why does it insist on faith? What happens when you can't fake or force faith? Are you screwed?

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#590661 Jan 18, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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True but it doesn't tell us what the universe consists of
That's exactly what it tells us. It also provides clues pertaining cosmic expansion (spectral shift).

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#590662 Jan 18, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Great Caesar's sandals never stuck in Irish mud.
Roman occupation (note that I do not say "conquest") stopped at the Walls of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius - and the Irish Sea.
Trade was brisk, but Ireland was never invaded by Rome.
Everybody else, yes...
LOL
Didn't ya have a Hebrew colony ther fer awhile too?
They may not have called themselves that.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#590663 Jan 18, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Sex outside marriage is forbidden by God.
Mucho sex within a marriage is expected.
I think a lot of people ignore this because sex is so much fun and so rewarding. But it also needs a little regulation and discipline. I think if more people were a little more reserved sexually, there'd be a lot less STD cases.
Now that we have prophylactics, can't the church say that procreation should only happen within marriage, but sex outside of marriage is OK, as long as it's safe sex? The whole idea that sex is only for procreation is patently ridiculous and not followed anyway. Sex should be encouraged for fun and emotional bonding.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#590664 Jan 18, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>So then it's true, you believe the same as any other mentally ill person.
why don't you articulate what you believe about the origin of the universe as an alternative to a Creator so we can put our manifesto's side by side and see who's really nutz?

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#590665 Jan 18, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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And now I'll progress you.
I believe you meant to use the word "progressed" in your first sentence, yes?
hehehe
That would work.

The word "made" was spontaneously omitted.

Apologies.

“Jon Snow”

Since: Dec 10

The King in the Nor±h

#590666 Jan 18, 2013
This country was founded on the ability to resist any
power against it by force of arms.
By the people for the people and with the people.
Anything else is resistance to the will of the people. Surrender was never an option , resistance was what was the building blocks of the greatest nation on Earth. American exceptionalism was the deal breaker.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#590667 Jan 18, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>So then it's true, you believe the same as any other mentally ill person.
aka - put up or shut up!

Since: Dec 12

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#590668 Jan 18, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Muslims beating each other up proves they are hate mongers.
Kind of like Americans shooting each other up huh? Oh wait, that's right, they're not true Americans.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#590669 Jan 18, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text> Creationist have been scientifically disproven so I don't pay any mind to them.
LOL! put up or shut up, anticrister!

Since: Dec 12

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#590670 Jan 18, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
How can we "know" what he universe consists of when we can barely got off our own planet?
Science. Oh wait, I forgot you believe the Earth is bigger than the sun....

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#590671 Jan 18, 2013
wilderide wrote:
If God supposedly wants to "save" everyone, why does it insist on faith? What happens when you can't fake or force faith? Are you screwed?
That can be "faked" as well.
Pat

East Granby, CT

#590672 Jan 18, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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First, I'm very skeptical that you frame your argument from a desire to help blacks people, because your other comments say otherwise. Secondly, what evidence is there that blacks do worse in integrated schools? And third, is the only solution segregation? Segregation has been tried before, and it didn't work too well, for a long list of reasons.
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Even the tests you cite, which I still question, show a very slight difference. I see no reason why differences in economics, cultural, and and quality of education would not affect those scores, and those factors do exist. I see no objective evidence that blacks are inherently less intelligent than whites, only that in an aggregated study they performed slightly lower.
"First, I'm very skeptical that you frame your argument from a desire to help blacks people, because your other comments say otherwise."
'My commnents say no such thing and if you need to go off point like this it is your integrity that is in question not mine.

There is overwhelming evidence that blacks do worse than their white classmates in school.http://www.eastbayexpre ss.com/ebx/rich-black-flunking /Content?oid=1070459

Segregation in the classroom may be the only solution if blacks can't learn as quickly as whites and continue to fail and drop out in large numbers. What is better, to pretend they are just alike and let them continue to fail or to face the matter honestly and adjust their learning schedule so they don't?

Since: Dec 12

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#590673 Jan 18, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Wow, you are really stuck on this gun topic, huh?
You asked a question. I honestly answered it.'nuff said.
Pat

East Granby, CT

#590676 Jan 18, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>No they don't. Just the opposite.
Already proven that false.

“Jon Snow”

Since: Dec 10

The King in the Nor±h

#590677 Jan 18, 2013
One for the road.



Bring it on , It's my will against yours,
and I Will win.

Since: Dec 12

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#590678 Jan 18, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
A person whose sole purpose in life is to seek out people to argue with on the internet over extremely trivial issues.
Talk about a fish story.... Your answer would be close but still incorrect.

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