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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“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#137313 Nov 13, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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Not such a rarity, really. I make a lot of typos, and I don't catch or correct them all. I'd say about half of my posts contain at least one mistake. The most common is not capitalizing the first word of a sentence. I also tend to stick "e"s in where they don't belong. And I reverse letters or hit two when I meant to hit one, and sometimes I just don't hit a key hard enough, so there are letters that are missing altogether. Occasionally, I decide to change the way I've phrased something but forget to delete an extraneous word.
I do manage to spot most of these errors--right after hitting the "Post Comment" button.
LOL Ok I stand corrected , I still say you're one of the better skilled in English composition.
Of course none of us is perfect.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137314 Nov 13, 2012
Creatards are the type to say "humans are not evolving, we just look different than 100 years ago." People like RR.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#137315 Nov 13, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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"more & more less" LOL
DNA wasn't viewed before people saw it. It was invisible. For some birds and other animals, glass is invisible. I could be looking right at a stick bug and not see it, so it could be invisible.
"It was invisible to their eyes but it was never invisible." - This is a contradictory statement.
You shouldn't have invested in this argument. Now you're stuck. I'd rather you stay stuck. That's funny and entertaining. For you to admit that you are wrong at this point would be a real disappointment. Loud and wrong is what I want from you. It's what I expect.
Ar Ar aims to exceed expectations from what I've seen. It's visible and detectable.

Since: Sep 11

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#137316 Nov 13, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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There's a dirty joke there.
I'm gonna leave it alone.
Too late.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137317 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I enjoy watching catcher push you over the edge.
Mes thin he done like mes Senor and mes like chickens.

Since: Sep 11

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#137318 Nov 13, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I've never seen any.
Wait a minute...
That means...let me put this together...
Since I haven't seen them, and they are invisible, that means that they must exist! Not seeing them is proof!
Now you're beginning to understand. The fact that we can't see them is evidence of their skill.

Since: Sep 11

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#137319 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Mes thin he done like mes Senor and mes like chickens.
I can let you borrow a shovel if you want.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137320 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that you are adamant that it works doesn't mean that it works. The fact that people think their prayers have been answered only indicate how strongly people believe in prayer. Why do you ignore the studies that have been cited for you? Are they the work of the devil? Does god throw off the results to mess with people? I don't understand how you can rationalize that.
I don't pay too much attention to a scientific study of a non-scientific property.

Besides, I KNOW that prayer works. God has answered my prayers.

You don't have to believe me, but you're being pointless by arguing it with me.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137321 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>There's no point in arguing semantics. If there was no way to see it, it was invisible. That's what invisible means - not visible. Invisible does not mean not there.
I guess we're talking about the same thing in a different way.
DNA was never invisible - never not visible. It was always visible, we just had to find a way to see it.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137322 Nov 13, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I will say even though nightserf is one of the better writers here he doesn't harp on people for misspellings , which in a forum like topix is trivial anyway. I suppose that was funny to you though , and yes I did notice it , because of the rarity of him making such trivial mistakes.
On second thought if win can be bottled , uncork a case!
'twas a yoke :)

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137323 Nov 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
Creatards are the type to say "humans are not evolving, we just look different than 100 years ago." People like RR.
Eh?????

I've never said anything even similar to that....

Besides, I'm not a creationist. I'm a theistic evolutionist, so......

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137324 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't pay too much attention to a scientific study of a non-scientific property.
Besides, I KNOW that prayer works. God has answered my prayers.
You don't have to believe me, but you're being pointless by arguing it with me.
You suffer from confirmation bias, so it's easy to know that your prayers were not "answered," you just accepted things as they are then gave your imaginary friend good marks no matter what happened.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137325 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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So tell me this: If your religion taught that black people were lesser beings, and should be kept apart from white people, then would you be a bigot if you promoted segregation, or would you just be exercising your freedom of speech or religion?
I'll give you a third option: Both.
Bigotry is bigotry, dude. Even if couched as exercising your own freedoms.
“If your religion taught…..”

This hypothetical equation is not congruent to what the Bible teaches. And my religion does not teach racial segregation.

Nothing you have said releases you from your intolerance for religion. That Sir is bigotry, and you are awkwardly trying to realign bigotry to include people of faith. However the official definition of the word,“bigot” does not align with your skewed definition.

Bigotry is an ugly word. But the practice of bigotry is even more repulsive. I can’t stop your bigotry. Only you have control over this. And you’re not reprieved by trying to push the bigotry label off on someone else.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137326 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I guess we're talking about the same thing in a different way.
DNA was never invisible - never not visible. It was always visible, we just had to find a way to see it.
Can you see it without a microscope?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137327 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I can let you borrow a shovel if you want.
How kind of you.

Since: Sep 11

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#137328 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't pay too much attention to a scientific study of a non-scientific property.
Besides, I KNOW that prayer works. God has answered my prayers.
You don't have to believe me, but you're being pointless by arguing it with me.
How is prayer a non scientific property? It may involve some non testable things (like god), but assessing whether or not it works is completely within the bounds of science. "Prayer works" is a positive claim, and it is testable. It has failed many tests.

And you can believe that all you want, but the evidence says that prayer doesn't work; also, you should realize that your strong belief means about as much to a skeptic as someone strongly believing in ms. cleo.

And how am I being pointless? I don't plan on changing your mind, but you can't expect to make claims that are substantiated only by your strong belief and not expect to get called out. Prayer doesn't work, as far as we know, and it is easy to explain why people believe so strongly in it without invoking the actions of some unknown deity.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#137329 Nov 13, 2012
The Microwave

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

Dave Nelson wrote:
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You are le

Hey, I discovered something you'll find interesting: my download speed was negatively impacted by my microwave oven. I tested it repeatedly. My wireless signal was interfered with when the microwave was on. So, one EM field is interfering with the other.

See? I knew you'd like that.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Hey, I discovered something you'll find interesting: my download speed was negatively impacted by my microwave oven. I tested it repeatedly. My wireless signal was interfered with when the microwave was on. So, one EM field is interfering with the other.
See? I knew you'd like that.

You ought to see what they have done to your brain.

Your epigenomes are in serious straits.

Get a tin foil hat, but make sure you have a grounded wire connected to it. You get a resonant cavity without it, which makes it even worse.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

Hidingfromyou wrote:
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EM doesn't do anything to epigenetics.

Have someone put you in a microwave and turn it on. You will find you are wrong.

Same goes for any high intensity high frequency EM emissions such as radar beams.

If it can cook your flesh, it will rearrange your molecules. Such as those involved in epigenomes.

There should be quite a body of info on that on the net.

You do not know what EM is or does. Quit pretending.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>That was rich. "It affects your epigenome by cooking it." LOL

Glad you liked it.

Why do you cook your food? Besides just to kill organisms.

Elements have a melting point. Compounds made of elements(what else?) also have different melting points. Depending on the compound and heat sinking of its molecules, the heat transfer rate affects the elements on the atomic scale. You can easily break chains of molecules and rearrange the molecular construction.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Right, Dave. Sure. You can cook DNA, no problem. Standing near an electric field, like the one given off by my computer or my microwave, is not going to do anything to my methyl binding sites.

Who said anything about standing beside those items. Besides you?

That wasn't what I posted.

You are dishonest. Do you do the same with your research?

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

imn17 wrote:
<quoted text>But it *can* affect your epigenome! Dave already explained it.

By saying we can cook it. And then claiming I lied about that. Yes, yes he did.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

Dave Nelson wrote:
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That was a completely different thing. I said have someone put you in a microwave, and referred to radar beams.
You go to such lengths to twist things to imagine you are winning an argument on a stupid forum. You would surely do the same to win fame and glory with a research paper. I am sure you are marked by others to undergo a very stringent peer review. They should, anyhow.

No, Dave, you said that microwaves could affect my epigenome by cooking it ONLY AFTER I pointed out that standing near a microwave would do nothing. You immediately moved the goal posts because you're a small man and you need to not be wrong about anything.

I'm not trying to "win" against your stupid inability to remember what you wrote, or the insane gibberish that you write. No one can "win" an argument with someone who is not rational and does not respect logical thinking like you.

I'm correcting your dishonest labeling of me as a liar.

You are dishonest.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137330 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Eh?????
I've never said anything even similar to that....
Besides, I'm not a creationist. I'm a theistic evolutionist, so......
So then why do you deny scientific data that was used to discover evolution?

Since: Sep 11

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#137331 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I guess we're talking about the same thing in a different way.
DNA was never invisible - never not visible. It was always visible, we just had to find a way to see it.
I think we're talking about a different thing in the same way.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137332 Nov 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
Creatards are the type to say "humans are not evolving, we just look different than 100 years ago." People like RR.
The mind of a super hero speaks, a freakazoid. Fighting sanity with insanity. Fighting right with wrong and calling for the end of all manor of goodness. How refreshing darling………….

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