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A truly major concession to Wall Street in the Cromnibus that screws the taxpayer.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Dec 11. 3 Replies

Credit default swaps were at the heart of the financial crisis of 2008. At that time the total notional value of all the default swaps was estimated at $62 trillion, a amount that exceeds the value…Continue

Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimmy McCann 12 minutes ago. 9 Replies

I live about two miles from the Omni Resort where the Chopra Center now has its headquarters. It is an expensive resort where tennis and golf tournaments are held and rooms can go as high as $5000 a…Continue

The Prayer-Gauge Debate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Nov 25. 4 Replies

In July of 1872 The London Contemporary Review, a religious quarterly, published an article suggesting that effectiveness of prayers for the sick might be investigated scientifically. The paper was…Continue

God, Darwin, and My Biology Class

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 29. 14 Replies

David Barash has an opinion piece in today's NYTimes about the incompatibility of science and religion. It's good to see a scientist being honest with his students.…Continue

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Jimmy McCann replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Ah! One mouthful does not a meal make, and I have a banquet to say. I dimiss the notion of gods as casually as Chopra and co dismiss the need for proof that their notions are to any extent  true."
12 minutes ago
Loren Miller replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Jimmy, I think you just said a mouthful.  If there were no profit or control gained from it, religion would wither in the time it takes to talk about it."
34 minutes ago
Jimmy McCann replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"One has to wonder what gods would be if there wasn't a buck to be made from them? Fact is you don't even need to believe in a god to make money from them there are plenty of mugs only too willing to part with their money . Chopra and his…"
1 hour ago
Luara replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Chopra defines "God" in a non-supernatural way, like other liberal religious people.  The risk is though, that people will do a quick switch with the God-definition, so that it becomes a cover for all sorts of superstition and…"
yesterday
Gila Guerilla replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Chopra uses the term consciousness with liberal abandon. He doesn't seem to pin down exactly what it is. It is some vague and mystical concept. But science is making early inroads into understanding consciousness, and the mind and freewill, as…"
yesterday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Believers take heart from the strength of their numbers and the long traditions of religious belief, but atheism is not a recent phenomenon by any means. Ancient Greek is the etymological source of the word atheist and it had in ancient Greek the…"
Friday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"So, Dr. Clark, are all assertions of observable reality dogmatic? No. Is your opinion that we can't specifically define words, for the purpose of a specific discussion, dogmatic? That's not my opinion. Insisting on your own personal…"
Wednesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"I haven't done justice to Plantinga's argument which is against the reliability of our cognitive faculties to decide questions such as the existence of the supernatural. He argues that evolution is aimed at survivability and reproduction,…"
Wednesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Not quite. There has always been a philosophical controversy over the meaning of probability. Subjective probability is defined as degree of belief rather than frequency of occurence. Frank Ramsey called it the logic of partial belief. It is…"
Wednesday
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"India has had, over the last few thousand years, a rich tradition of philosophers; philosophers who believed that all matters pertaining to life, starting from digestion to god, can be understood by using a free roaming imagination. Chopra is the…"
Wednesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Todd Crispin's discussion What is the purpose?
"Believers, especially those in Protestant denominations, raised the Bible to the level of a divinely inspired text and some have claimed that it is inerrant in the original versions, none of which are extant. The so-called German higher criticism…"
Tuesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"The form of the question seems to be asking about one's subjective probability that no god exists. In that case there is no right or wrong answer—the probability is simply whatever your opinion says. The notion of subjective probability…"
Tuesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A truly major concession to Wall Street in the Cromnibus that screws the taxpayer.
"Of course the bill passed tonight with this gutting of Dodd-Frank in it and the Senate is unlikely to derail it. Banks will be very happy. Why? As I said in the original post at the time of the financial collapse the total notional value of credit…"
Dec 11
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A truly major concession to Wall Street in the Cromnibus that screws the taxpayer.
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H20Dhc85OhM&feature=youtu.be Senator Warren speaks in the Senate on this concession"
Dec 10
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A truly major concession to Wall Street in the Cromnibus that screws the taxpayer.
"Here is a more detailed analysis of what is going on. This piece of legislation was essentially drafted by Citigroup. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/wall-street-seeks-to-tuck-dodd-frank-changes-in-budget-bill/ ¶ The bill that Citigroup…"
Dec 9
Dr. Allan H. Clark posted a discussion

A truly major concession to Wall Street in the Cromnibus that screws the taxpayer.

Credit default swaps were at the heart of the financial crisis of 2008. At that time the total notional value of all the default swaps was estimated at $62 trillion, a amount that exceeds the value of everything on planet earth.Dodd-Frank prohibited swaps involving insured bank units—units covered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation—and  requires banks to push them out to other units not so covered. This was intended to protect us little guys who pay taxes from having to cover losses…See More
Dec 9

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At 11:41am on June 11, 2013, Luara said…

According to something I found online, the conversation between the robot and its creator is actually in Penrose's Shadows of the Mind, pgs 179-190.  The creator is "Albert Imperator". 

At 5:15pm on February 17, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello, and welcome to Dr Allan H. Clark in California. We are pleased to welcome you here among the sensible, rational people of this world.

This is a fantastic meeting place with its 14,750 bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is---
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