Dr. Allan H. Clark
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Kierkegaard's paradox of the offense

Started Jun 11 0 Replies

If there is one philosopher I thoroughly dislike it's Soren Kierkegaard. As a human being and as a philosopher, I find him repulsive in the extreme. It is not too much to say that his philosophy is…Continue

A Theology of Atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jun 2. 16 Replies

This opinion piece in this morning's NYTimes suggests that atheists, to become more acceptable to the public, need a common belief system:…Continue

Economic Insecurity in the U.S.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark May 29. 6 Replies

The Federal Reserve has just published its 2014 report on the economic well-being of Americans and the results are not good.…Continue

A new case of scientific fraud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark May 24. 3 Replies

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
"Excellent choices both.The reason I like the Oscar Wilde is that it mirrors on the intellectual level  the fundamental idea of physical evolution. It is from the immense variety of individuals that the successful modifications are discovered.…"
15 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
"Haidt undervalues reason because he thinks people don't use it in making moral decisions, but the counter argument there is that they should use it more often and in a better way."
17 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
"Jonathan Haidt has studied the "righteous mind" and came up with six themes that people rely on in making moral decisions: care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority and sanctity. As a rough breakdown, liberals and skeptics place more…"
17 hours ago
sk8eycat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Golden retrievers have more sense than certain people for sure!  That's one reason they are preferred over other breeds as Guide Dogs."
Jun 24
sk8eycat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Earlier today I watched two YouTube videos in which US Airways removed disabled passengers from flights because they had perfectly trained service dogs with them. Other airlines have done the same, but US Airways seems to be the worst. I…"
Jun 24
Ted Foureagles replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"That's a fine looking little mutt Dr C!  I'm a denizen of the Rocky Mountain West where dogs are welcome in bars and are sometimes elected mayors of small towns.  I knew one golden retriever in Guffey, CO who served three…"
Jun 24
Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Oh! The sounds of those trucks play like music to my ears. Where I am moving, there is no garbage pick-up. Whenever all our trash bins overflow, we have to load the garbage bins into the truck, we make a half hour run to the…"
Jun 22
sk8eycat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Besides saving the city money (the bins are made from recycled plastic), and only having to pay one driver...no guys riding the back of the trucks,  those automated arms have probably reduced the number of on-the-job injuries considerably. Less…"
Jun 22
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Our new garbage cans for the automated system are very tall and probably too high for raccoons to get into. I haven't see them around our neighborhood, but people who live in houses that border wooded areas have them frequently. "
Jun 22
Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"We've only had the black & blue cans for a very few years, & do not yet have the green ones. Bigger centers than us do though."
Jun 22
sk8eycat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"I nebber sed U wuz! I think we've had these heavy-duty plastic trash bins for 30+ years...green for yard cuttings, black for trashy-trash, and blue for recyclables. But they are a helluva lot noisier than the old-style trucks and metal trash…"
Jun 22
Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"We were newlyweds before the invention of animal proof garbage cans.....but I'm NOT owld!!!!"
Jun 22
sk8eycat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Our city-furnished trash bins can't be opened by ANY animals (except maybe elephants)....just the guys who sneak around at 5AM on trash day, stealing all the recyclables.  *clank!*  *clankity*  *clank!*"
Jun 22
Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"We had them when we were newlyweds, & they were always raiding the garbage cans."
Jun 22
Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"Not a buttinsky then.......good Raccy!"
Jun 22
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion California going to the dogs
"The house we were at was at the top of a steep hill with lots of chaparral, just the kind of place that could be in trouble in a fire. Raccoons are a real nuisance. They will learn to open garbage cans."
Jun 22

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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". 

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