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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Jul 8. 16 Replies

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

Iraq eight years ago.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jul 1. 2 Replies

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

The Hobby Lobby Decision

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 15. 94 Replies

The first thing to note is that this is not a First Amendment case. The Supreme Court did not find the mandate unconstitutional. Instead the Court found that, as applied to closely held family owned…Continue

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"The celebrated writer Virginia Woolf committed suicide rather than face another episode of madness. She left a poignant note for her husband Leonard: She filled her pockets with stones and walked into the river Ouse in 1941. She was 59 and had…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Jesus Got a Haircut!
"Definitely "metrosexual" in these pictures."
15 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Unfortunately suicide is common among academics and I have lost many friends and colleagues to suicide over the years. You are right that each case is individual, but I would argue that there is a difference between young people who kill themselves…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to James M. Martin's discussion Fascinating Website on the History of Conflict Between Science and Belief, a Must for Atheists
"In this case there may be more going on than simple academic rivalry. The history of science has developed into a much different field in modern times than it was when White gave his famous lecture The Battlefields of Science, which eventually…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to James M. Martin's discussion Fascinating Website on the History of Conflict Between Science and Belief, a Must for Atheists
"White's work is full of interesting facts and ideas, but its major thesis of an eternal conflict between religion and science has not held up among modern historians of science who criticize it as being too simple. You can find their argument…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Jesus Got a Haircut!
"There is a serious point to all this: every generation and every denomination has seen fit to revise Chrsitianity to suit its needs and the current morality. The first to do this was Saint Paul, who changed Jesus's message of how to live a good…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Jesus Got a Haircut!
"Like Samson you brought the house down with that one."
Sunday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Jesus Got a Haircut!
"No, you need a special Photoshop add-on to compensate for the halo."
Sunday
Joan Denoo liked Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Housman poem
Aug 12
k.h. ky replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Housman poem
"I like this poem very much. I've never cared for 'to be or not to be'.."
Aug 12
Future replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Housman poem
"I was thrown off by the attempt to make "fly" rhyme with "mercury". What the heck was that? Maybe "flee" would have worked better."
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Idaho Spud replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Housman poem
"I like that point G Cat."
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Luara replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Housman poem
"How do you pick up an apple, or push a key on a keyboard? You "will it" and it "just happens", your body seemingly "magically" moves. The Christian apologist Frank Turek actually stated in a debate that when people will…"
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Luara replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Housman poem
"The poem is well done, but pedestrian.  Not much by way of memorable phrases or powerful lyrical language.  "To be or not to be" it is not. "
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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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