Dr. Allan H. Clark
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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

New Pew Survey on Politics and Religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 26. 26 Replies

The Pew Research Center has published a new report on religion and politics in the United States based on recent surveys.…Continue

An old Onion that still brings tears to my eyes—Tenth Circle for Hell

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luara Aug 27. 3 Replies

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

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"My neighbor has a passion for old Chevy Malibu convertibles. He owns three and they all look terrible. He spends countless hours working on the engines, etc. and as far as I can see only one runs and it sounds like a leaf blower. Most of the…"
5 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"The thing I understand least is car culture. Cars are very expensive to buy and maintain, but here is southern California people definitely want to have luxury cars. Cars are really the status symbol. Now that I have reached the age of 79, no longer…"
6 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"I hope that your frugality pays dividends in terms of your personal freedom and contentment as well as saving you an enormous amount of unnecessary expenditure. I can't say that I do as well—I don't cook and as a result often eat…"
7 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"Good for you. We could all probably be more frugal than we are, but the main point is to get away from the consumerism that rules our present society."
7 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"Agreed whole heartedly, but there is yet another reason for living frugally and helping to maintain the planet: it's simply a better and happier way to live. You don't need to be rich and powerful, you don't need a big house and lots…"
11 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Whether or not you agree, it's usually good to try to understand. When you understand another atheist's views, you are able to use them to improve your own or to argue against them."
11 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Freethinker31's discussion Science vs Religion
"The point on which science and religion must part company is the existence of supernatural phenomena. There doesn't seem to be any way around that."
11 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Luara's discussion Fearmongering
"For evolutionary reasons fear is the strongest human emotion. As H. P. Lovecraft noted: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” It is not surprising then…"
11 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"Life on earth will end eventually no matter what action we take on climate change. In about one billion years our sun will begin to use up the hydrogen in its core and for a while will burn more brightly, raising the temperature on earth…"
12 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Bestseller Lists Not What They Used To Be
"The book claims that God gives certain people at certain times the power to "discern" demons. The author claims he has had this power at times and using four criteria from Saint Ignatius, he shows how President Obama is following demons.…"
Nov 13
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mequa's discussion Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks
"I didn't think you were disingenuous."
Nov 11
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mequa's discussion Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks
""No pain, no gain " can be a dangerous motto: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/with-exercise-the-limits-of-no-pain-no-gain/?_r=0 Overtraining is a frequent cause of injury and burnout in young athletes—tennis elbow is a good…"
Nov 11
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mequa's discussion Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks
"There is a tradition within Christianity of urging believers to endure suffering (the result of original sin) as a means of imitating the life of Christ. It helps the church and its ministers explain the presence of evil in a world created by a…"
Nov 11
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mequa's discussion Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks
"If you read what the martyrs and saints have written, you will see how much they value suffering and desire to suffer: http://whitelilyoftrinity.com/saints_quotes_suffering.html In all of nature except man the sentient animals seek pleasure and…"
Nov 11
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mequa's discussion Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks
"Well, no. Your statement was: This strikes me as a rather extravagant claim, for which you provide no examples and I wanted to prod you to defend it with specific instances. I don't think you have made the case for evolutionary suffering…"
Nov 11
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Mequa's discussion Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks
"But why should we want to alleviate suffering if it always has benefits? Life is often hard for people and many believe, or want to believe, that their suffering makes them better or serves some noble purpose. We are suckers for stories about people…"
Nov 11

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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…
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