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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#160398 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Youngblood, you said you have a PhD in math, and are presently taking physics. Right now you are playing Johnny telling everyone what he learned in school today.
Puppy, it takes years working with something to get a real grasp of it, to reach real professional status. That is especially true of what you are studying now. It is quite evident you don't really have a grasp of physics principles yet. That takes time and is learned from working with it, not reading about it. This QM appeals to you because you feel it is fast tracking you to understand because of your math background, but you have to understand those basics first. You don;t go from math school to being an actuary, you have to learn other things first. Math to physics is about as radical a change as they can get. Physics is a flow of the real thing, not blocks of numbers.
Reread you Higg's mechanism, and try to understand what it says. Reread your space/time curvature stuff and understand that can't happen in a nothing. There has to be a something. If there is a something, then another something passing through it has to move out of the way, and the hole it leaves as it moves has to be filled. Unless you are absolutley sure there is true nothingness in this universe that your professors will tell you can't happen, because if it was true, you wouldn't have the theory they have now.
Oh, and get right with God. The supplier of the stuff you get to play with now. It didn't come from nothing. Another very basic principle of real physics.
You swam into the tank with real knowledge, you will not be able to bull shit your way out Dave. So STFU, poly has demonstrated his ability.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#160400 Mar 15, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> You swam into the tank with real knowledge, you will not be able to bull shit your way out Dave. So STFU, poly has demonstrated his ability.
You would think so. I am happy he has a fan.

Encyclopedias are real knowledge. But they aren't capable of thinking or doing.
larry

Voorhees, NJ

#160401 Mar 15, 2013
agnosticism probably does.. not atheism..

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#160402 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You would think so. I am happy he has a fan.
Encyclopedias are real knowledge. But they aren't capable of thinking or doing.

There be something to learn from a teacher, even if you are one.
Though I am not a teacher, this student will never cease to listen and learn. Even from those who I have taught, or those who have something to say.

I know it's something , you know it all's
will never understand.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#160403 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You would think so. I am happy he has a fan.
Encyclopedias are real knowledge. But they aren't capable of thinking or doing.
Do not mistake me either Dave, I am sometimes at odds with Poly, we disagree on many things.
But on the lions share we do agree , that is how we are taught to understand. We accept these things , that are taught and we call this science. Sometimes it is wrong, and a gifted person can show how and explain why. Providing the evidence as exactly why something is different than what we think.

But unless you can provide the evidence as exactly why something is different than what we think. Then you are just talking, nothing wrong with just talking, but there is no credit in talking.
No Nobel Prize , no credit for discovery, nothing but conversation.

Now as we were saying as correctly as scientifically possible.....

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#160404 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You would think so. I am happy he has a fan.
Encyclopedias are real knowledge. But they aren't capable of thinking or doing.
And how many research papers have *you* published? You know, ones that actually contribute to human knowledge? And that actually say somethign new and useful?

None?

I thuoght so.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#160405 Mar 15, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
There be something to learn from a teacher, even if you are one.
Though I am not a teacher, this student will never cease to listen and learn. Even from those who I have taught, or those who have something to say.
I know it's something , you know it all's
will never understand.
An eternal student goes nowhere.

Start doing, and you start learning.

Education is acquainting you with things for you to start working on in your own way.

It is those differences in perspective and logic that add up to an overall increase in knowledge. Otherwise you are a choirboy.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#160406 Mar 15, 2013
Thinking wrote:
To the nearest m/s.
<quoted text>
No, that's why I said EXACT.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#160407 Mar 15, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
And how many research papers have *you* published? You know, ones that actually contribute to human knowledge? And that actually say somethign new and useful?
None?
I thuoght so.
Do I have an obligation to tell everything I know to those who can't understand it or will pervert it for their own gain?

You don't hand loaded guns to monkeys,

You don't understand what you know.
POyyy

Maumelle, AR

#160408 Mar 15, 2013
discocrisco wrote:
Maybe, the Christians got it right on the God thing. What they didn't know that is there is intelligent life right and God manifested himself in another way than us.
And there is millions of our civilizations among this universe and millions of ways God revealed himslf to them
But see it was none of business to know how he did it. It is beyond our feeble little minds. Us humans think we are terminally unique. Guess what. We are not. We are little specks in the infinite, large cosmos.
hhu
POyyy

United States

#160409 Mar 15, 2013
y7y7y

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#160410 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Do I have an obligation to tell everything I know to those who can't understand it or will pervert it for their own gain?
You don't hand loaded guns to monkeys,
You don't understand what you know.
Aahhh, the arrogance of ignorance or in your case utter ignorance.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#160411 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You would think so. I am happy he has a fan.
Encyclopedias are real knowledge. But they aren't capable of thinking or doing.
"Encyclopedić."

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#160412 Mar 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
An eternal student goes nowhere.
Start doing, and you start learning.
Education is acquainting you with things for you to start working on in your own way.
It is those differences in perspective and logic that add up to an overall increase in knowledge. Otherwise you are a choirboy.
Well you talk the talk , but can you...walk the walk?
Singing again choirboy?
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#160413 Mar 15, 2013
To be pedantic, an exact value is also equal to its nearest integer.

But sorry Rfs, I was only joking. I know the modern metre is no longer defined by a metal bar kept at a certain temp in Paris, it is defined by c versus time.
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
No, that's why I said EXACT.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#160414 Mar 15, 2013
Home schooled or special Ed class.
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
299,792,458 m/s exact.
You did go to school?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#160415 Mar 15, 2013
http://www.livescience.com/27840-shape-shifti...

Interesting story.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/06/mark-burnet...

Yep, interest in religion is on the wane. Just ask any Topix atheist.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#160421 Mar 15, 2013
Hmmm a boring article about old data on how Egyptians added to the Jesus myth. Yawn.

And an even duller arrival about wind blowing on the set of a tv show around the time the actors mentioned the wind! Wowsers I bet that only happens 800,000,000 times a day around the world!

Brain hurting today Dave?
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.livescience.com/278 40-shape-shifting-jesus-ancien t-text.html
Interesting story.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/06/mark-burnet...
Yep, interest in religion is on the wane. Just ask any Topix atheist.
Lincoln

United States

#160424 Mar 15, 2013
Editor’s note: Joshua DuBois served as director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2008 until he stepped down last week.
By Joshua DuBois, Special to CNN
I first heard the name Barack Obama in the summer of 2004 over a half-pound burger and fries on Capitol Hill. I was putting in long hours as a legislative intern for a wily member of Congress between two years of graduate school at Princeton, where I was studying public policy. The pay was meager – enough for gas for my beat-up Chevy Blazer and a tiny Craigslist apartment with two guys and a cat. But it was good to be in Washington and have a few months to wrestle with what in the world I was going to do with the rest of my life.
But by the time my internship was ending in late July, I wasn’t any closer to figuring things out. I knew I loved Christ – I was an associate pastor at a small Pentecostal church back home – and wanted my career to be tied to my faith. I also knew I wanted to help people who were struggling; my grandmother was active in the civil rights movement, and my parents made sure that working for justice and mercy was in my bones. And finally, I knew that I had some serious student loans to pay back. The hard part was figuring out how to balance all three.
Late one day, July 27 to be exact, I walked a couple of blocks to my favorite neighborhood dive, a local spot named the Hawk 'n' Dove. There was always a happy hour special going on at the Hawk, and they showed more Red Sox games than Yankees – which, since I'm a Sox fan, was a good thing in my book.
I settled in to enjoy my burger when the place got quiet on me – and the Hawk 'n' Dove was never quiet. A man was on television, an Illinois state senator named Barack Obama. And this guy was giving quite a speech.
I put my food down and listened. The state senator touched on many themes I loved – themes of justice, of fighting for the vulnerable and sick, of deep love for my country. And then he said, almost out of nowhere:“The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue states: red states for Republicans, blue states for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states. We coach Little League in the blue states and, yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states.… We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."
"We worship an awesome God."

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#160425 Mar 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Editor’s note: Joshua DuBois served as director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2008 until he stepped down last week.
By Joshua DuBois, Special to CNN
I first heard the name Barack Obama in the summer of 2004 over a half-pound burger and fries on Capitol Hill. I was putting in long hours as a legislative intern for a wily member of Congress between two years of graduate school at Princeton, where I was studying public policy. The pay was meager – enough for gas for my beat-up Chevy Blazer and a tiny Craigslist apartment with two guys and a cat. But it was good to be in Washington and have a few months to wrestle with what in the world I was going to do with the rest of my life.
But by the time my internship was ending in late July, I wasn’t any closer to figuring things out. I knew I loved Christ – I was an associate pastor at a small Pentecostal church back home – and wanted my career to be tied to my faith. I also knew I wanted to help people who were struggling; my grandmother was active in the civil rights movement, and my parents made sure that working for justice and mercy was in my bones. And finally, I knew that I had some serious student loans to pay back. The hard part was figuring out how to balance all three.
Late one day, July 27 to be exact, I walked a couple of blocks to my favorite neighborhood dive, a local spot named the Hawk 'n' Dove. There was always a happy hour special going on at the Hawk, and they showed more Red Sox games than Yankees – which, since I'm a Sox fan, was a good thing in my book.
I settled in to enjoy my burger when the place got quiet on me – and the Hawk 'n' Dove was never quiet. A man was on television, an Illinois state senator named Barack Obama. And this guy was giving quite a speech.
I put my food down and listened. The state senator touched on many themes I loved – themes of justice, of fighting for the vulnerable and sick, of deep love for my country. And then he said, almost out of nowhere:“The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue states: red states for Republicans, blue states for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states. We coach Little League in the blue states and, yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states.… We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."
"We worship an awesome God."
Hey Abe,

Could you give us a summary of your opus, like 25 words or less?

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