So, if I may, for my atheist colleagues here who are keen to disprove
the most ambitious god’s existence
…like for example, the way I am adopting at present, do investigation
on what is existence, okay?
Suppose you just tell me what is it you are talking about that is not
Gerardo, Alan and others are usually very generous with their time. This topic has very recently been discussed ad infintum in the following thread:
Do yourself a favor and read through the comments. Prepare some tea and crumpets…[Read more]
I agree, another learned opinion would be nice. Alas, it seems to be a slow news day here. What I find dusty others find exciting. Perhaps we need to talk about soiled Orthodox Jewish women’s panties?! That was [ahem] a joke…
Olgun, I was merely being rhetorical in a clumsy manner (including a clumsy jab at our friend Dan; philosophy is far too dusty a topic for me); I certainly mean you no offense. In fact it seems I’m the one who does not “understand”. Or I understand all too well and simply disagree. I can agree that parents can learn from their children in the…[Read more]
Hi Olgun. I think you’ve been reading too much of Dan’s philosophizing (all due respect, Dan!) I agree with your interpretation if taken at face value, I’m merely saying I find it (that interpretation) preposterous! Are there young people that can teach us a thing or two? Of course! But to imply that ALL children of ALL adults have lesson upon…[Read more]
In America [and Britain] the young are always ready to give to those
who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
Dan/Olgun, The irony is I took the known wit and often sarcastic/sardonic Wilde at his ‘word’. It read to me as if Wilde was poking fun at the young thinking they have all the answers. Ide…[Read more]
No issues. Listen, when global warming hits hard(er), FL will obviously be in its cross-hairs as well as CA and all coastal areas. So yes, it will encroach on us before it encroaches on other locales. That only makes sense. But as of today it is largely status quo on the coast, with the exception of the things mentioned by me and Alan. That…[Read more]
I heard that parts of Florida has already seen terrible flooding, and
is highly vulnerable even right now. There are numerous articles about
Dan, I can point to numerous articles about flooding all over the US, primarily due to heavy rains. Let’s not conflate the issue. I just did a google search on “heavy flooding in” and the…[Read more]
BTW: The underlying bedrock is limestone with caves and underground
rivers, so sea walls won’t work, as sea water can flow underground and
come up inland.
Indeed, this is a real issue and will make the future potentially ominous indeed (I’ve not yet perused your link) in FL. And it’s the future that’s at stake; I likely won’t see the t…[Read more]
Floridians are already on the verge of uncontrollable flooding. They
were idiots to vote for Trump. Their real estate will soon be
worthless. They fully deserved that fate.
Hi Roedy. You paint with broad strokes my friend. I’m one of the Florida “idiots” who voted in the last election, for HRC if it needs to be said. Let’s not group u…[Read more]
LaurieB, you make an excellent point in your 4th paragraph (The second thing I thought of right away is…) regarding addiction to social media and certainly cell phones are included in this (screens in general; and our parents thought we watched too much TV!) and the reasonable and sagacious practice of computer usage agreements b…[Read more]
Avi, this is a non sequitur having nothing to do with the OP or any of the other things you and others have been speaking of. I’m guessing this is a moral question since you seem to think atheists are amoral (or simply too unenlightened to know true god given morality) unless you explain it’s something else. The problem with a question like thi…[Read more]
Olgun, I think Alan was just propping it up. I said something similar in #86 –
We would never have evolved without an innate morality. This much is clear.
And on that subject, you put enormous “faith” in the power of reason.
Avi (trust me, I realize I’m talking to a stone wall at this point), the reason you’re able to communicate with us, from either your phone or some PC, is due to reason. If you have a car, it’s not a faith built car. A cascade of scientific discoveries and invention…[Read more]
I am much more open-minded.
Ha! Well Avi I appear to have underestimated your smiling hate and condescension. It’s rich assuming that you’re the one with the open mind. And if I preferred insularity I would not have posted. What I disdain however is arguing with a dogmatic close minded person which you quite clearly are. There’s a great big w…[Read more]
Hi Avi. I am one of the secular Jews Alan mentioned and a semi regular contributor here. A few of the people that were kind enough to engage with you here (I generally don’t have the patience for these kinds of discussions seeing early on, as the others certainly did, that we would not be able to make any headway when the dogma is so thick) have d…[Read more]
I had my horns filed down years ago so no one suspects me as being Jewish these days. I jest. Is that even funny? That reminds me of something though. True story. Early in my career in one of my first jobs in the lab I worked for a private lab. It was owned by a consortium of doctors, something that was legal at the time but no longer is. It…[Read more]
I think she swallowed the kool-aid.
I would agree to an extent. As a Jew myself (most agnostic/atheistic Jews still refer to themselves as Jews because we are seen as more of a culture than a religion it seems. To the extent where people often say “he looks Jewish”. Growing up I always wondered why no one ever said “he looks Catho…[Read more]
Hi LaurieB. Wearing a yarmulke while in a synagogue or in the Holy Land is considered a sign of respect. And as Trump has respect for nothing (except money) he’s doing this because he is obviously beholden to Israel and its leadership and therefore is doing what someone in his administration said he should do. The man almost certainly knows…[Read more]
Steven007 commented on the post, Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain 1 month, 1 week ago
From what I can glean I’m a bit younger than you guys but I too took an IQ test in elementary school. For whatever reason I vividly remember taking this test and paying no special attention to it (though I admit, memory is slippery at best and this was a long time ago). I also remember my score, which was on the modest side (118 or 1…[Read more]
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