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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 Madhukar Kulkarni 23 hours ago. 4 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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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…"
8 hours ago
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,…"
10 hours ago
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…"
14 hours ago
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…"
23 hours ago
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…"
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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…"
yesterday
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
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to jay H's discussion Organics advocates also love homeopathy. Quelle suprise!
"These comments are an aside to the main discussion. Some years ago I talked with an agricultural extension agent in Indiana. Most states have agricultural extension offices to offer general aid and advice to farmers. This man told me that some…"
Dec 9
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Michael Penn's discussion Typical Theist
"Despite his agnosticism, Ingersoll was a very popular speaker in his day. He had a great sense of humor and used it against the religious pretensions of the times. He was a successful lawyer and a Civil War veteran. He had a magnificent house on the…"
Dec 8
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to eric stone's discussion Rick Santorum rears his ugly head
"Santorum has an extremely difficult task ahead of him—how to stay relevant and be a significant part of the political process without holding public office for the last eight years. He lost his senate seat after two terms in the election of…"
Dec 8
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to jay H's discussion Organics advocates also love homeopathy. Quelle suprise!
"or the worst poison in history."
Dec 8
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"All anyone here can do is to express an opinion, their personal take on whatever is under discussion, along with whatever evidence and testimony they can summon to support it. There is always room for disagreement and discussion. What the dogmatist…"
Dec 8
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Atheists often interpret the statement by Christians of their faith in God to mean they believe the existence of God, but I think they more often mean that they trust God to make things come out right. Deists, who believe in a God who does not…"
Dec 8

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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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