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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“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#160784 Mar 17, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Kinda like you arguing with me about light's speed through a medium.
You DID lose.
I did??

huh

I didn't get the memo.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160785 Mar 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You got a boy in your room again?
LL!
Lol. I'm not a paedophile.

“Ditat Deus”

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#160786 Mar 17, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Read your own link.
Conclusion:
Finally, we come to the conclusion that the speed of light is not only observed to be constant; in the light of well tested theories of physics, it does not even make any sense to say that it varies.
Please also note that speed and velocity are 2 different things.
I'm not going to explain why.
Your assignment, should you decide to accept it, is to learn the difference.
This post will self destruct in 5 seconds.
I did read it.

You cherry picked the paragraph you wanted.

Apparently you didn't pay much attention.

"Does the speed of light change in air or water?

Yes. Light is slowed down in transparent media such as air, water and glass. The ratio by which it is slowed is called the refractive index of the medium and is always greater than one.* This was discovered by Jean Foucault in 1850.

When people talk about "the speed of light" in a general context, they usually mean the speed of light in a vacuum. This quantity is also referred to as c."
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160787 Mar 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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1. Yes.
2. So? Any college professor should be smart enough to not misspell anything, ever.
3. I made no mistake. The velocity if light is not a constant.
He could have dyslexia.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#160788 Mar 17, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Yeah?
So?
And light has been slowed down to 38 mph.
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1999/02.1...
It is still constant, c, in a vacuum.
I know.

The speed of light is a variable.

Thanks.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160789 Mar 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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1. Yes.
2. So? Any college professor should be smart enough to not misspell anything, ever.
3. I made no mistake. The velocity if light is not a constant.
Richardfs is probably polymath257's sock puppet, who also happens to be a professor wannabe.

“Ditat Deus”

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#160790 Mar 17, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I guess you told him.
If you want to gain a quantum of respect, admit you were wrong.
It only hurts for a second and them you'll feel better.
Oh I admit when I'm wrong.

But only when I'm wrong.

The speed of light isn't fixed.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160791 Mar 17, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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2. Only shows you never went to Uni.
3. All your bleating wont change this SIMPLE fact.
Polymath257 and richardfs made typos, looks like they really are both socks.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160792 Mar 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So Dave we have all noticed your comments against equal rights for gay couples and even your bigotry towards them.
Well what do you know? Secular humanism rears it's superstition crushing head in favor of equal rights for all! Even republicans getting on board for equal rights and even gay marriage!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/15/politics/portma...
Even Sarah Palin is saying the GOP needs to broaden it's message!
http://news.msn.com/politics/sarah-palin-urge...
These ultra religious bastions of faith are spitting in the eyes of the faithful. All the god bleating just can't hold back secular humanism.
Choke on it.
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You think gays can love. Lol! More emotional immaturity from the atheists!
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160793 Mar 17, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Basic Newton 2nd law...F=ma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_laws_...
Idiot! Mass produces the speed, and forms more power and force for speed, not the other way round!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#160794 Mar 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I remember star trek calling the creation story in the bible a myth.
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Look into Spock's Vulcan hand gesture. You know, the split fingers & "Live long and prosper" ...

You'll prolly be surprised at where he got that from.

Remember the original series episode "The Way To Eden"?

hmmm

Gene Roddenberry was Jewish, he added so many aspects of our culture into Star Trek. Religion was one of them.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160795 Mar 17, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Yes expansion is changing shape, We know space is expanding for a simple conclusive reason that cannot be denied.
It's larger than it should be , starlight that has been traveling 13.7 billion years, is coming from stars 46 billion light years away. Hence the redshift is showing the expansion because it should only be 13.7 billion light years away. Beyond this radius light from anything has not reached here yet.
To understand it fully watch this amazing video.
http://vimeo.com/19602286
How do you know the star has been travelling that long?
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160796 Mar 17, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Well look at it this way. I could throw a 45 bullet at you , striking you in the chest at 60 fps and it would carry 10 foot lbs of force. You will not be happy with the bruise but you will be very happy that.
I didn't fire it from a 45/70 rifle which would propel the bullet to 1600 fps and carry 1700 ft lbs of energy both knocking you down
and blowing a huge hole in your torso. Which incidentally would be nearly the same as the weight of a small car. So yes an increase in velocity is the same as an increase in mass.
Why do you think small rocks make such huge craters on the moon and Earth?
It is the speed that they ram at creates the force, and shockwave.
It isn't the increase in mass.

“Ditat Deus”

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#160797 Mar 17, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
Thou art very poor with arithmetic.
http://www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/zucke...
According to a major study there’s a very strong correlation between atheism and societal health. Here are the most non-religious countries in the world, according to the findings:
Sweden
Vietnam
Denmark
Norway
Japan
Czech Republic
Finland
France
South Korea
Estonia
Woah, woah, woah there lil doggie...

"the most non-religious countries in the world" ?!?

-Norway
" 80% of the population belong to the Church of Norway"
(and Christianity has been rising in Norway at about 230% since 2000)

-Sweden
"As of 2011, about 68.8% of Swedish citizens are members of the Church of Sweden"

-Finland
"77.2% of the population are members of the main state church, the Lutheran Church of Finland"

----

Whoever wrote your "facts" is full of shit.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#160798 Mar 17, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
Fun with numbers and something to entertain our math wizards! ;)
It takes 1629 digits to number the pages of a book. How many pages does the book have?
Would you rather work for 30 days and get paid 5 millions dollars, or be paid 1 cent the first day, 2 cents the second day, 4 cents the third day, and so on?
579.

The latter, you'll end up, after 30 days, with over 5.3 million.

“Ditat Deus”

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#160799 Mar 17, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
Now, how much does it vary when going through space?
If it's in an open vacuum, it doesn't vary.

But if it hits a nebula or speck of space dust, it varies.

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#160800 Mar 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Woah, woah, woah there lil doggie...
"the most non-religious countries in the world" ?!?
-Norway
" 80% of the population belong to the Church of Norway"
(and Christianity has been rising in Norway at about 230% since 2000)
-Sweden
"As of 2011, about 68.8% of Swedish citizens are members of the Church of Sweden"
-Finland
"77.2% of the population are members of the main state church, the Lutheran Church of Finland"
----
Whoever wrote your "facts" is full of shit.
Been there dude.

It's hard to find anybody in those countries who believes in any god.

They may be church members, but they have gone "inactive."

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#160801 Mar 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If it's in an open vacuum, it doesn't vary.
But if it hits a nebula or speck of space dust, it varies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_effect#F...

Doesn't have to be dust.

The Topix atheist mind lacks the ability to think beyond the literal. That is why they get obsessed with formulas and fail to see other factors involved.

They have close to the same brain mass as humans, but a much higher percentage is not electrically activated.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#160802 Mar 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If it's in an open vacuum, it doesn't vary.
But if it hits a nebula or speck of space dust, it varies.
Good, now we are getting somewhere. Now, by how much will the speed of light vary as it goes through, say, the Orion nebula? I will accept a ball-park percentage.

Would it be as much as the speed varies as light goes through, say, air?

Recall that air has a refractive index of 1.000293, so the decrease in the speed of light through air is about .03% from that in a vacuum. For helium (at standard pressure and temperature) the reduction is about .004%.

Just so you have a picture:

http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives...
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#160803 Mar 17, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Good, now we are getting somewhere. Now, by how much will the speed of light vary as it goes through, say, the Orion nebula? I will accept a ball-park percentage.
Would it be as much as the speed varies as light goes through, say, air?
Recall that air has a refractive index of 1.000293, so the decrease in the speed of light through air is about .03% from that in a vacuum. For helium (at standard pressure and temperature) the reduction is about .004%.
Just so you have a picture:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives...
Explain the math, sock puppet of Richardfs.

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