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Comment by Gary A. Gabbard on November 28, 2008 at 3:47pm
Someone once told me that it was in the range of 30,000.
I'm afraid I can't site a ref. for that though.
I say engage the mighty google. That should get you nearer your answer.
Comment by Brian on November 28, 2008 at 3:22pm
Does anyone know how many denominations of christianity there are? I am trying to prove a point to a methodist friend
Comment by Larian LeQuella on November 10, 2008 at 9:27pm
Thank you. I found it and enjoyed it. :) Thank you for sharing.
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on November 9, 2008 at 4:53am
Answering Larian LeQuella, I'll put Part 4 on to MY BLOG, so that you can find it there.
Comment by Larian LeQuella on November 8, 2008 at 4:14pm
Part 4 won't load up for me. :( Anyone else having that trouble?
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on November 6, 2008 at 8:32am
Dear Carol

All's well. I have just found your comment and my reply here:

Comment by Carol Everhart Roper on November 3, 2008 at 11:28am
Sorry, I don't know where else to put this - I replied in Dr. Meaden's Origins of Religions thread, and then he replied to me, which I read briefly over the weekend. I've come to re-read what he said, and try to reply, but I cannot find the thread at all. Can anyone help? What am I doing incorrectly? Thanks! c.
Comment by Curtis Edward Clark on November 2, 2008 at 5:10pm
I seek ontological rationality in every aspect of conscious existence.

"Existence is Identity, Consciousness is Identification."

"Existence is not a product of a supernatural dimension, or of anything else. There is nothing antecedent to existence, nothing apart from it—and no alternative to it."
Quote to me from Tom Clark of Center for Naturalism "It would be nice if all Rand’s acolytes examined her philosophy as assiduously as do you, ending up with more nuanced conclusions about the legitimacy of compassion and limits of egoism."
Speaking of origins, see my definition of "metaphysical naturalism" at
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 2, 2008 at 3:08pm
Referring again to Zerosmelt's comment, here is what Charles Darwin had to say when he was musing about the origin of life:

"But if (and oh! what a big if!) we could conceive in some warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, light, heat, electricity etc., present, that a protein compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes."
This was cited by his son Francis Darwin who edited, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887) p. 202.
Comment by Tracy Newman on September 30, 2008 at 1:15am
Darwin is the "man" just like my bumper sticker says.

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