Dr. Allan H. Clark
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An old Onion that still brings tears to my eyes—Tenth Circle for Hell

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

This was one of The Onion's best articles:…Continue

Faith and Reason article in NYTimes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craigart14 Jul 28. 12 Replies

This morning's NYTimes carries an article by anthropologist T. M. Luhrman on the line between faith and reason—and figuring out just where you draw it individually. Luhrman has been in the news in…Continue

People reject science even when they are informed about it

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Yesterday's New York Times had an interesting article about the collision between belief and fact.…Continue

Iraq eight years ago.

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With all the news about Iraq, I thought it might be interesting to reread Bob Woodward's The War Within to remind myself of where we were then.In the summer of 2006 the Bush administration was facing…Continue

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Sentient Biped replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion An old Onion that still brings tears to my eyes—Tenth Circle for Hell
"I read the article with great interest.  Thank you for posting.   Which circle of hell has the people who are just really annoying, and everywhere you go, there they are?  I need to know."
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Human arrogance in the form of claims of dominion over all the earth goes back to Genesis 1:26 The bit about the global ecosystem appears to have been tacked on since the syntax is opaque."
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Well, thank you for attempting to correct my usage, but the suggestion does not work out well. Arrogative is an uncommon word whichdoes not even appear in some dictionaries such as the Oxford English Reference Dictionary. I've never heard it…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"It is precisely the right word. We have arrogated to ourselves the right to total dominion—the use and, when we choose, the abuse—of all natural resources on earth without regard to the needs of future generations or other life forms."
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"As individuals we find it difficult to imagine the world without our presence and as a species we find it even harder to imagine earth without humans on it, but the fact is there is no law that says we cannot go extinct. The preservation of human…"
Monday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Homeowners associations can fine members for failing to obey their rules. The idea is to keep all the properties in a community looking good to maintain home prices. The problem is that it's hard to inspect with any regularity. Typically there…"
Sunday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to leveni's discussion Dr. Kent Brantly, Ebola survivor thanks god, and doesn't mention science.
"Well over a thousand people in africa have died in this recent outbreak of Ebola. Most of them had difficult lives to begin with. Wouldn't a believer conclude that God cares more about the life of a white doctor than the lives of poor black…"
Sunday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Most of the fracking in California is in Kern County around Bakersfield. The worry is that the oil companies drill down through aquifers and if they have a leak, they can pollute them. The pressure from the oil companies to allow more fracking is…"
Sunday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Here in southern California the water problem has become worse over a long period. Farmers have enjoyed cheap water for a long time, but as more and more developments were built, the water needs of suburban areas increased enormously. One problem is…"
Sunday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to James M. Martin's discussion No, Everyone Knows You Are A Dangerous Lunatic: A Person Without God is Immoral, Sinful, Wicked, and Naughty
"I may be wrong, but it always seems to me that the resentment believers feel against non-believers is not rooted in our disbelief, but in our refusal to go along with the generally accepted view. They seem afraid that a single dissenting voice will…"
Saturday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Even more explicitly Wittgenstein said: "
Saturday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"He was about 5 feet tall as I remember. (It was quite some time ago.) He often wore a big cowboy hat, perhaps hoping it made him look taller, but it had the opposite effect of emphasizing his stature. Women liked him—at least the secretaries…"
Friday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"In the math department at Brown we had a young man who delivered the mail each day from the university's central office. We all liked him, but didn't know him well. He always seemed friendly and cheerful. He was in his early twenties, but…"
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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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