Aug 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm
And on the lone-nutcase violence, why are they “branding” their actions with “alla hackbar”? Seems to me to be a public declaration of support for the above death cults, but once again, is it a reason or an excuse?
The attention seeking psychologically inadequate rebels, usually want to project…[Read more]
Devon Bott #37
Aug 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm
Why is morality even relevant?
Ethics and morality are relevant to having a legal basis for co-operation in the large cultural groups in which mosern humans live.
Why would an atheist in this day and age choose to continue to distinguish between right and wrong/good and evil?
Eric Stroud #20
Aug 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm
Agnostic theism is not religion and the Dawkins scale does not distinguish that important difference.
All forms of theism and agnosticism are covered by the Dawkins Scale.
Agnostic theism is outside Natural Law, it cannot be proved or disproved.
So are most vague fantasies, regardless…[Read more]
Aug 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm
Loyalty. Hmm…. Another worthless human trait. Somewhat like patriotism taken too far which unchecked and unquestioned becomes quite dangerous.
Very much so!
Back in the UK, Corbyn supporters produce a fairly persistent chorus of “these disloyal MPs” and others, who have no “loyalty” to their e…[Read more]
Eric Stroud #20
Aug 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm
You are missing the point of my argument Alan. What you are describing, the supernatural claims, faked documents, relics, claims of visions are all part of Religion, not agnostic theism.
As with god-claims, you would have to produce a coherent definition of “agnostic theism” before there was…[Read more]
Aug 22, 2016 at 8:21 am
Regan/Gorbachov stars wars summit of 1986 was not something I will forget either, no actual conflict but you could see the two tribes sharpening their spears.
It was horrible growing up in the 1980s as a teenager watching all that unfold.
You could even watch the tribal science illiterates…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, How to think about the risks of mobile phones and Wi-Fi 4 days, 1 hour ago
The biggest risk with mobile phones, is the numbers of chattering air-heads who are wandering around or driving whilst oblivious to their surroundings!
Aug 21, 2016 at 11:16 pm
More and more the judiciary must step up to hinder the last gasp of the religious wackaloons in this country.
Could it be that as wackaloons are frequently only semi-literate, and as they “KNOW right from wrong”, they don’t bother with things like reading legal documents before making decisions?
@OP – After she received that rejection, Ms. Morgan used the state’s online application form to apply for a plate that said “BAPTIST” and was quickly approved,
I suppose the “tolerant” nature of empowered religious beliefs, could be illustrated by a woman driving a car with either BAPTIST or 8THEIST plates in Saudi Arabia. 🙂
@OP- The claim is that cupping releases toxins and heals muscle tissue, among a number of other alleged health benefits, none of which can be backed up by scientific evidence.
I doubt any benefit on muscle tissue or health, but the rubber cup on my plunger, definitely releases toxins and blockages in washbasin outlets and drains! 🙂
Aug 21, 2016 at 12:08 pm
I do not accept the existence of a god because there is no evidence for such an entity.
I would usually express this:
“I do not accept the existence of gods because there is no evidence for such entities.
“Using the plural challenges the notion of a “default god”, and puts the theist in the…[Read more]
Aug 21, 2016 at 12:16 am
I would expected a cease and desist order, but not $40K damages. How did the plaintiffs argue damages?
Courts have been known to award punitive damages where one party wilfully denies and refuses to follow the law, so wasting the court’s time with open and shut cases they cannot win, or acting against…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant 5 days, 13 hours ago
“What if one day something horrible escaped into the sewer system?” she asked, eliciting laughter from pro-choice advocates in the room (see “Fetal Burial Saga Continues,” Aug. 5). Everett reiterated her deeply unscientific and unfounded concern on an Austin Fox news affiliate.
I did not realise that Texas plumbing was wide enough for a stupi…[Read more]
Aug 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm
I just can’t win! I appreciate this actually.
I know! On matters of physics and neuroscience you need to update your conceptions by a century or two. 🙂
WE really are trying to help you with this!
Aug 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm
Spacetime, for example, is just a construct, whereas space and time themselves,
Space and time are features of the space-time continuum. you have simply misunderstood the science once again.
although mutually dependent on each other, are actual intuitions – pure, sensuous intuitions.
This is b…[Read more]
@OP – The Independent has seen flyers for a fundraising event in the Stamford Hill area of London that call for the community to back the bid, saying: “Rescue The Children Convention:
It sounds very much like the psychological projection characteristic of repressive organisations!
Escaping children must be “rescued” from being liberated – a…[Read more]
@OP – Donald Trump’s flunking grade should serve as a wake up call to his campaign about the political peril of pandering to the religious right. This divisive rhetoric no longer resonates with an American electorate that increasingly accepts science, embraces religious pluralism, and values the separation of church and state “
A poll con…
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Seattle Becomes Fourth U.S. City to Outlaw ‘Conversion Therapy’ 5 days, 19 hours ago
Aug 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm
Q: In the empirically real world, the one that you and I inhabit and have consciousness in relation to, is there really such a thing as spacetime, or is this a purely mathematical construct used to build mathematical models?
That was answered by the comments and links on relativity. Spacetime governs…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Irish Atheists, Muslims and Evangelicals urge curriculum reform 5 days, 20 hours ago
@OP – link – “Therefore it views that secular knowledge should be given eminence within the school curriculum. The state must recognise the importance of the feelings and sentiments of those who practise a particular faith or belief system, whether that be a religious system or non religious system.
“What is important is that department of…
phil rimmer #44
Aug 20, 2016 at 5:58 am
Yes but bias is only relative, there is no meant-to-be.
One feature I have noticed when looking at initial reports of “scooped breaking news”, is that early direct quotes often acquire added hype or edited-out clarity, in later or updated versions!
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