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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#161135 Mar 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Linda Blair doll :-)

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#161136 Mar 18, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
Paragraph 8, in the post linked to above, also contains stipulation pertaining to the consistency of light's speed.
Here's your response, RR...
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE...
Notice how you ignored, virtually, the whole post... and latched onto that one little part of it.
I don't expect or even want an apology. The truth is, I'm about done with ya. You're nothing but a waste of time.
Such is RiversideRedneck.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#161137 Mar 18, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Much like tomorrow , some things we have come to know.
Nobody is guaranteed a tomorrow.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#161138 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Who gives a f_ck?
It's not illegal or immoral in America.
Makes you and your country immoral

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#161139 Mar 19, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Makes you and your country immoral
Morality is subjective.

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

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161140 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Right.

In this one, you start off saying "Light's speed is constant."

http://m.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/TUG...

Then I erase the rest of your post & only reply to that first sentence.


Hukt on Fonix wrote:

Light's speed is constant.

RiversideRedneck wrote:
No it isn't.

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Then you started whining...

RiversideRedneck wrote:
No it isn't.

Hukt on Fonix wrote:
Why don't you address the whole post?

...Instead of trying to dispute that one little piece of it?

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I replied with:

RiversideRedneck wrote:

Why should I?

When the very first sentence is wrong, logic dictates that the rest of the post will be equally wrong.

http://m.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/TUG...

Stop whining.
So you admit that you had to erase the rest of the post.

And still claim to be in the right.

What a tool.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161141 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I know... Dick Dawkins is a biologist. Hey...

But no one has a right to an exaggerated sense if their own self importance.

Oh, and he's taken over £100 million from you knuckleheads.

[QUOTE] Your religion placates you, by telling you that stupid is a virtue, thus you must deny all those who have earned the right to state things as facts, to make you feel somehow better about being an idiot. The irony being, I could debate Dawkins and pose a legitimate opponent to him, and I don't have degrees, but I have studied things as long as he has, perhaps longer as I don't know how young he was when he chose knowledge over social interaction. But I could stand toe to toe with him and come out as his equal. You cannot, thus you have to attack him in spite of his merits. Learn some real humility for once, not that fake humility your religion teaches. "

Ahh.... So you're arrogant, too...

[QUOTE] Oh, and the video you posted, the title for that video is more accurate than your descriptive of it. Bill is scared to death of being wrong, because if he was to ever admit to being wrong he'd have to face the reality of his delusions. "

Possibly. But Bill wasn't wrong.
Oreilly is so humble, right?

Douchebag.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#161142 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Let's see...
Learned with Slackware... still my favorite. Vector Linux is a SW derivative. It's good too.
Red Hat's local; headquarters up the road. I have RHCSA/RHCE certs. Someone else paid for 'em... so, why not?
Usually go with CentOS for servers/server farms. It's just like Red Hat, without the branding. If not that, then it's Red Hat. Spending money gives some clients a warm-fuzzy feeling.
Fedora's on this laptop. Said a while back it was going bye-bye. It'll be Slackware, eventually.
Got into the habit of installing Kubuntu on others' personal computers (to replace Windoze).
Anything really old lying around gets Damn Small Linux.
Trying to get interested in Arch.
What else?
Oh...
Recently flashed a few Linksys routers with DD-WRT.
That's about it.
No...
Yeah.
That's it.
You?
Started '97 with Redhat 6....Fedora....Mandrake....Man driva....Mint.

Then went over to Ubuntu 9.04. Currently I am running 11.04 on the Laptop and 10.10 on everything else.(I want to find the f_ckwit who thinks Unity is a good idea and bitch slap them into next week).

But for me and what I do Ubuntu 10.10/11.04 is perfect but the purists frown at me.

Having said that any Flavour of Linux urinates on the best of (as you say) windwows.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161143 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>No, I'm not arrogant.
Yes you are.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161144 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I know we see effects, supposedly.

[QUOTE] Not grandiose conclusions at all: determining the mass is old hat and the size is limited by the fact that the orbiting stars do not collide with whatever is there. The only conclusion that fits that observed facts is that there is a black hole. "

What *seems* grandiose is that they base all their conclusions on effects only.

Of you observe poop, does that mean you now understand the animal it came from?

[QUOTE] The timing of the orbits allows the determination of the mass. A faster orbit at a given distance is associated with a higher mass. This is pretty standard and well tested. it's how we knew the mass of Jupiter before actually going there (watching the orbits of its moons). "

Ok, that makes sense.

[QUOTE] Once again, the orbits of the stars close by is what gives us the information we need to say it is a black hole, from its mass to the size of the region is occupies. Like I pointed out, we are even measuring the warping of space in the region by measuring the precession of the orbits of those stars. Sixteen years of data there gives a lot of relevant information.
"

It's mass has been (or can be) measured? How?
He just explained that.

And don't tell me you've never heard of scatology.

You love guns. Do you hunt?

Any hunter worth his salt can tell you what animal poop came from.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161145 Mar 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Specify what Bill "wasn't wrong" about.
The tide goes in. The tide goes out.

That was about it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161146 Mar 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>It's a pretty sure deal that if it emits zero light in any spectrum , and has dozens to hundreds of stars in orbit around it. Of those of them which orbit very close have extraordinary velocities , itself having an accretion disk whose orbital speed is faster than anything except light itself. Then the odds are that it is something that requires extraordinary explanation.
The explanation was defined as a Black hole, the observation of it which confirmed the existence of such a thing. A monster we did not wish to find.
Why did we not wish to find it?

It seems to me that black holes are probably necessary to for galaxies like ours.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161147 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>Why did we not wish to find it?

It seems to me that black holes are probably necessary to for galaxies like ours.
For->form

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#161148 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Why did we not wish to find it?
It seems to me that black holes are probably necessary to for galaxies like ours.
Because they are big powerful and scary, they hold fate in their gravity and twist it up like Charybdis.

“Ditat Deus”

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#161149 Mar 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Specify what Bill "wasn't wrong" about.
That Dick is opinionated and nothing more.

“Ditat Deus”

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#161150 Mar 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes you are, you are arrogant enough to claim you have knowledge of something that is impossible to provide evidence for. That's arrogance.
No it isn't, that's confidence.

“Ditat Deus”

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#161151 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Didn't watch that one.
Or is oreilly a girl?
Here, watch. Just don't question Dick..

http://youtu.be/6mmskXXetcg

“Ditat Deus”

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#161152 Mar 19, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
We really need a slam dunk icon :)
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Sure, slam dunked the wrong post.....

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#161153 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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You have ONLY belief.
You don't know there's a god, let alone what its nature is.
You're as agnostic as I am... in reverse.
Bullshit. Again, an agnostic is a person that believes nothing can be known about God.

I'm not agnostic.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#161154 Mar 19, 2013
Stuffed, of course, with pea purée or guacamole...
River Tam wrote:
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I leave the manger. I just take the baby doll.
I have a collection. It's cool when the baby Jesus' head turns all the way around.

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