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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 16, 2015 at 11:07am

I just became aware of Sam harris yesterday and watched a video like you pointed to where he explained that thought experiment in a way that intrigued me.  I'd never before seriously considered it, but he made it sound possible.

Comment by Quinton Llewellyn on February 16, 2015 at 10:55am

Not that I'm aware of, it's just a thought experiment Sam Harris mentioned.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RoGtWUMi4w

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 16, 2015 at 10:45am

Is there any religion that says we are in a simulation?

Comment by Christopher Lowe on February 16, 2015 at 10:27am

I have a MacBook Air. Why oh why am I so far behind the curve? Can't afford a Cadillac I guess. Story of my life!

Comment by Quinton Llewellyn on February 16, 2015 at 10:08am

Each to their own on this, but for me I made the switch to Mac about 7 years ago, I still use PC at work because they provide it, but I still prefer Mac.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njos57IJf-0  (^-^)

Comment by Joseph P on February 16, 2015 at 8:29am

I can't stand Macs, though.  If I'm going to spend $1,800 on a computer, I want to actually get $1,800 worth of computer.  I got two upper-end graphics cards, dual hard drives, and the CPU and system RAM to handle anything that comes out for the next 5 years or so.

Hell, Mac barely even sells desktop computers.  I just took a look at their website and checked out the specs of their Mac Pros.  My desktop would blow away their $4000 desktop.

8-core processors have been standard for quite a while now, and we have 14- and 16-core processors if you really want to go that high.  Yet, Mac is busy trying to talk up 6-core processors, on their most expensive model.  Give me a dual-booted Win7/Linux machine that I can assemble myself, any day.

Plus, most games don't work on Mac, anyway.

Comment by Joseph P on February 16, 2015 at 6:58am

No, Chris, I don't Trust in God.  That's why I got rid of the dollars.  :-D

Comment by Quinton Llewellyn on February 16, 2015 at 4:19am

Now I have NIN's Head like a hole spinning around inside my cranium.

Comment by Christopher Lowe on February 15, 2015 at 11:12pm

$1,800? You see, in God you really do trust!

Comment by Quinton Llewellyn on February 15, 2015 at 10:23pm

Mac owner here, I feel your pain.

 

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