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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“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#160528 Mar 16, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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If only traces of it existed, how did it manage to form a whole universe, idiot?
I'm calling Poe on this one.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#160529 Mar 16, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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So when was it made you idiot?
Oxygen is primarily made inside red giants during their carbon fusion stage.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#160530 Mar 16, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
That's why you have to keep up with it.
Current science is our best estimate.
It always will be.
And that's all it is - an estimate.

Thanks!

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Since: Jul 12

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#160531 Mar 16, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Ah.
"Detected" works better.
And they most certainly have been detected.
No they haven't.

Detecting a things supposed effects is different from detecting the thing.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#160532 Mar 16, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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If only traces of it existed, how did it manage to form a whole universe, idiot?
Current thought is that matter started clumping by electrostatic forces.

When enough matter gathered this way, gravity took over.

The rest, as they say, is history.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#160533 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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C is not exact.
Did you go to school?
Yes, actually, the value of c=299,792,458 meters per second *is* exact. That is how the meter is *defined*.

“Think&Care”

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#160534 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Dark matter has never been found.
Only it's assumed effects....
It has been found by its gravitational effects. Neutrinos have been found by their effects on radioactivity. Neither has been detected directly.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#160535 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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C is not "EXACT"....
From wiki:

The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics. Its value is 299,792,458 metres per second, a figure that is exact because the length of the metre is defined from this constant and the international standard for time.[1]

“Think&Care”

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#160536 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Perhaps your atheist thought blocking techniques stopped you from reading my post in detail.
I said that dark matter and black holes have not been seen "in any way".
Which implies more than just visually (that means seen from the eyes.....).
Good. Then you are simply wrong. We *have* detected dark matter. We have even mapped it out. We have seen black holes. Now visually, but by their effects, just like we detect any number of other things.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#160537 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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And that's all it is - an estimate.
Thanks!
That's all it will ever be.

As the accuracy of our measuring techniques improves, so will the accuracy of that estimate.

There will always be another decimal place.

Always.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#160538 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Dark matter has never been found.
Only it's assumed effects....
At least we can see those effects.

Unlike the effects of your god.

“Think&Care”

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#160539 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No they haven't.
Detecting a things supposed effects is different from detecting the thing.
Exactly what is the difference? Effects that are consistent and reliable *do* constitute detection of whatever produced those effects. That is how *all* detection works.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#160540 Mar 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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LOL
Are you sure you didn't mean 299,783,548?
Yes. the matter is one of the definition of the meter:

"The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics. Its value is 299,792,458 metres per second, a figure that is exact because the length of the metre is defined from this constant and the international standard for time.[1]"

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#160541 Mar 16, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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From wiki:
The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics. Its value is 299,792,458 metres per second, a figure that is exact because the length of the metre is defined from this constant and the international standard for time.[1]
Or, if you prefer a more authoritative source:

" The meter is the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.

Note that the effect of this definition is to fix the speed of light in vacuum at exactly 299 792 458 m·s-1."

http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/meter.html
Imhotep

United States

#160542 Mar 16, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I'm calling Poe on this one.
Poe's Law states:
“”Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing.

Poe's Law is an observation that it's difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between parodies of religious or other fundamentalism and its genuine proponents, since they both seem equally insane.

For example, some conservatives consider noted homophobe Fred Phelps to be so over-the-top that they argue he's a "deep cover liberal" trying to discredit more mainstream homophobes.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160543 Mar 16, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I'm calling Poe on this one.
Fine with me, because you are one.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160544 Mar 16, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Oxygen is primarily made inside red giants during their carbon fusion stage.
How does that happen?
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160545 Mar 16, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Current thought is that matter started clumping by electrostatic forces.
When enough matter gathered this way, gravity took over.
The rest, as they say, is history.
How did the matter exist and the electrostatic forces exist in the first place? And how did that produce the entire universe in the shape that it is in?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#160546 Mar 16, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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How does that happen?
Go do some of your own research. Here's a place to start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNO_cycle
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160547 Mar 16, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Go do some of your own research. Here's a place to start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNO_cycle
Lost? Looks like wikipedia is your university PhD you earned!

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