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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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#136756 Nov 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Did you name your gerbil Patty?
Do you play patty cakes with it?

I think he ate his gerbil, he is on a 1 gerbil a week diet.
Well should take away his heat rock.

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#136757 Nov 10, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =wu97XDIbyAEXX&feature=rel ated
Go Tube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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#136758 Nov 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Go Tube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZF_GWqAXOgcXX
1st lesson:

Be careful what you put on the internets.

Future employers might find it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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#136759 Nov 10, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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1st lesson:
Be careful what you put on the internets.
Future employers might find it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =3U88gNL11hAXX
Just right for Burger King.

Goodnight River.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#136760 Nov 10, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>And exactly just what are you trying to do?
We play Beatles tunes as accurately as we can in live performance, which is harder than one might think.

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#136761 Nov 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Just right for Burger King.
Goodnight River.
Goodnight us.

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#136762 Nov 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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You assume that the universe was created. Care to share the evidence of this?
It is a deductive certainty that the universe was created.

It began to exist.

How do we know?

Because it now exists. If it always existed, time would have to be infinite in the past. If so, since infinite time cannot elapse, the present time could never occur.

Since the present exists, therefore, the universe began to exist, and was created.

By what process or action - that's another question.

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#136763 Nov 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I'm a jeans and T-shirt guy.
I do like my hats though.
Now we can finally relax, this important question being answered.

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The Basket of Deplorables

#136764 Nov 10, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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It is a deductive certainty that the universe was created.
It began to exist.
How do we know?
Because it now exists. If it always existed, time would have to be infinite in the past. If so, since infinite time cannot elapse, the present time could never occur.
Since the present exists, therefore, the universe began to exist, and was created.
By what process or action - that's another question.

Yeah but is it round?
You should be sobbing in misery since Texas messed your team up today.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#136765 Nov 10, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
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I said I would get back with you on a personal testimony about what God has done for me this week.

My daughter is a registered nurse. She became very ill two weeks ago while at home. A ambulance was called and she was taken to the local hospital. Her illness was so severe that a Medical Air Vac was called.

Her life was hanging in the balance. Her blood pressure and heart rate had became erratic. She had high fever with a extreme headache. The helicopter picked her and flew her to St. Louis. I listened as the bird took off with my little girl. For a while I thought I would never see her again alive. I couldn’t go to the hospital because I had her kids.

The community I live in is very small and you can hear the helicopter from my house. I knew it was her as they helicopter flew over my house. We prayed, sometimes that’s all you can do is call upon God.

Once she was at St Louis a team of Doctors started working on her. She was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis. This illness is not a walk in the park. Sometimes it takes months to recover from.

She just came home tonight from a relapse that occurred a couple of days ago. At this point it looks to be a slow recovery. But she is alive and will recover. I’m thankful God didn’t take her away. We prayed Doctor, because that was all we could do as family members.

I’m thankful for medical science, the doctors, nurses, rescue personal. I’m also thankful that God didn’t take her because he very well could have. I do believe in God. I’m not crazy nor are millions of other believers. He doesn’t answer every prayer. But he has answered enough of them to let me know he is real.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#136766 Nov 10, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I have heard that same excuse a dozen or more times! I still don't buy it.
You cannot buy what I have written, I withdrew it from circulation. So you are right again, you don't buy it :)

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Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#136767 Nov 10, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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DNA produces proteins. Proteins have interactions in the body and make everything else.
DNA is much more like a recipe than a blueprint. It cannot be reversed, but a blueprint can be. The body is built/developed because of chemical gradients, with each part acting on its own though in concert because of selection pressure.
Indeed ~ they have come a long way with their understanding :)

***
Breakthrough study overturns theory of 'junk DNA' in genome

The international Encode project has found that about a fifth of the human genome regulates the 2% that makes proteins

Long stretches of DNA previously dismissed as "junk" are in fact crucial to the way our genome works, an international team of researchers said on Wednesday.

It is the most significant shift in scientists' understanding of the way our DNA operates since the sequencing of the human genome in 2000, when it was discovered that our bodies are built and controlled by far fewer genes than expected. Now the next generation of geneticists have updated that picture.

The results of the international Encode project will have a huge impact for geneticists trying to work out how genes operate. The findings will also provide new leads for scientists looking for treatments for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and Crohn's disease that have their roots partly in glitches in the DNA. Until now, the focus had largely been on looking for errors within genes themselves, but the Encode research will help guide the hunt for problem areas that lie elsewhere in our DNA sequence.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/05... ***

***Origin of the term "Junk DNA" (Susumu Ohno, 1972)

Dr. Susumu Ohno, writing in the Brookhaven Symposium on Biology in 1972 in the article "So Much ‘Junk DNA' in our Genome" is credited with originating the term. As anyone can read below, he tried to (mistakenly) construct a scientific argument that the human genome can not sustain more than a very limited number of "genes" and argued for "the importance of doing nothing" for the rest. Though his misnomer was doubted from the outset (see the first question after his presentation calling his arguments "suspect"), the misnomer lived for a generation, in spite of ample evidence that it was false. The reason is, that "facts don't kill theories, only theories that exceed obsolete dogma can kill old theories. "The Principle of Recursive Genome Function", heretofore the only concise interpretation how directly amino-acid-coding regions (formerly called "genes") work together with intronic and intergenic sequences, carrying much auxiliary information that is perused in fractal recursive iteration, only appeared in 2008. There may be other mathematical algorithmic theories for genome function explaining why and how "Junk DNA" is anything but "Junk" - this author will be pleased to list them - Pellionisz_at_JunkDNA.com

http://www.junkdna.com/ohno.html ***

There are articles on junk DNA being referred to by scientists as their 'playground' and I have it somewhere in my notes; sort of proving the arrogance of scientists to a degree. What they don’t understand is not relevant….. in their eyes, at least.

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Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#136768 Nov 10, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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That doesn't make your deity a very nice one, hey...
HE is trying to prevent evil in man(kind); to date there has been no real success, but perhaps HE is closer at removing evil from 'in tent ions' than we think!

Richardfs

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Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#136769 Nov 10, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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It is a deductive certainty that the universe was created.
It began to exist.
How do we know?
Because it now exists. If it always existed, time would have to be infinite in the past. If so, since infinite time cannot elapse, the present time could never occur.
Since the present exists, therefore, the universe began to exist, and was created.
By what process or action - that's another question.
It was and is a product of BB: no creator needed

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Since: Jul 07

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#136770 Nov 10, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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If you're 20, you'll probably live to 150 now, barring the elimination of old age.
If you're 50...you might see 100, 110 if you've got good genes.
Your grandchildren may see an age, if we don't screw up the world and if the wealthy don't monopolize the tech, where people don't die from old age.
I don't think the problem is insurmountable. It's extremely difficult - or, rather, the problems associated with aging are each extremely difficult to solve, but I have confidence we'll get there.
I might be way off on my projections. It may take 500 years. After all, the work to date on this problem is abysmal, simple, of no consequence, and only the wealthy ignorant can be fooled out of their money to fund it.
:)
Or simple country villagers :0)

*** Only five official Blue Zones exist in the entire world. They are located in regions of different countries where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100. It took several years of research for scientists and demographers to find them and even longer to classify them. Each longevity "hot-spot" required intense study to determine the healthy traits and life practices they had in common that caused them to lead, healthier and happier lives. A blue zone is considered to be a "longevity oasis" and the people who live there are believed to have the longest life expectancies on earth.

The longest living women were found in Okinawa, Japan. Another blue zone was discovered in the mountains of Sardinia, Italy where even men reach the age of 100 at an amazing rate, another was discovered on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica in 2007. Only one of the blue zones is located in the United States. It was found when researchers, who were studying a group of Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, discovered they suffered from a fraction of the diseases that commonly kill people in other parts of the United States and throughout the developed world. The final blue zone was found on an expedition to the island of Ikaria, Greece where they have 50% lower rates of heart disease, 20% less cancer, and almost zero dementia.

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/longevity-... ***

There are some long living people in Russian villages too; the elderly play their role in the villages, still working at the trade that has suited them over the years, so they still feel useful, and have reasons to get up and care. Most people enjoy cooking, for example, for others, so when there is only thyself to cook for, it is often overlooked in place of a snack or something.

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Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#136771 Nov 10, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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You're wrong about that. Education enables one to fully appreciate wonders that would escape the notice of most other people and to feel the depth of "miracles"of which most only see the surface. But it's so much easier to excoriate education than to strive daily for ever greater understandings that only education can deliver.
I was being sarcastic :)

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Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#136772 Nov 10, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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It is a deductive certainty that the universe was created.
It began to exist.
How do we know?
Because it now exists. If it always existed, time would have to be infinite in the past. If so, since infinite time cannot elapse, the present time could never occur.
Since the present exists, therefore, the universe began to exist, and was created.
By what process or action - that's another question.
Not "was created" by an agent, but in terms of "came into existence," in a manner we cannot yet determine, for sure.

Hi Buck!

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Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#136773 Nov 10, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>HE is trying to prevent evil in man(kind); to date there has been no real success, but perhaps HE is closer at removing evil from 'in tent ions' than we think!
First, I don't agree that your deity enjoys an objective, separate existence from you. So I don't think your deity is doing anything except acting as a metaphor for you to understand the universe around you.

Second, if your deity is real, and if He's been trying to stop human immorality, He's not very good at it.

Third, if your deity is real and also the Creator of the universe, He seems to enjoy parasites. There are 4 times as many parasites as free living species. A few of these make humans pretty sick, killing something like 8 million children per year before their 5th birthday. I don't personally see that as very nice, but then, if your deity exists and is the Creator of the universe, He probably doesn't care what I think.
Anonymous

San Jose, CA

#136774 Nov 11, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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First, I don't agree that your deity enjoys an objective, separate existence from you. So I don't think your deity is doing anything except acting as a metaphor for you to understand the universe around you.
Second, if your deity is real, and if He's been trying to stop human immorality, He's not very good at it.
Third, if your deity is real and also the Creator of the universe, He seems to enjoy parasites. There are 4 times as many parasites as free living species. A few of these make humans pretty sick, killing something like 8 million children per year before their 5th birthday. I don't personally see that as very nice, but then, if your deity exists and is the Creator of the universe, He probably doesn't care what I think.
First, your opinion is like butt in a butthole, once you release it, the only good place for it is in the sewer.
Second, if you had a brain, you would know that your immorality is based on your evil intent and hell will come in due time.
Third, since you are a parasite, all parasites will be extinguished after you have been discarded as waste. If you live in filth and love being a parasite, it is your stupidity that causes children to be exposed. I don't really see you as having even a small amount of common sense, if so, you would take your parasites with you. No one cares what you think.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#136775 Nov 11, 2012
Gate KeeperI wrote:
<quoted text>First, your opinion is like butt in a butthole, once you release it, the only good place for it is in the sewer.
Second, if you had a brain, you would know that your immorality is based on your evil intent and hell will come in due time.
Third, since you are a parasite, all parasites will be extinguished after you have been discarded as waste. If you live in filth and love being a parasite, it is your stupidity that causes children to be exposed. I don't really see you as having even a small amount of common sense, if so, you would take your parasites with you. No one cares what you think.
Are you really this painfully miserable? Do you parents hate you?

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