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 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

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.

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

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"In fact it isn't an epistemology at all."
1 hour ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Your story is a dramatic and compelling example of the evils often perpetrated in the name of obedience. It reflects in a more intense way the message that nearly every child is given: obedience to parents, to teachers, and to traditional ways is…"
3 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Luther has a lot to answer for---his opposition to reason and his prejudice against Jews are two of the gravest ones. Calvin too is sometimes appalling as in this: The essential requirement of Christianity is obedience, not thinking things through…"
11 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Once it has acquired a given outlook, the human mind is reluctant to part with it. Changing your mind is not at all easy for most people and attempts to get them to do it are often resisted fiercely."
12 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Apparently those who hold a strong faith---whatever it may be---are not to be swayed by reason. The first task is to get them onto the side of reason. Luther considered reason to be the great enemy of faith and railed against it: "
13 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Bertrand Russell's reply to the claim that sceptics need to prove there is no god is well-known, but still apt: "
20 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"You are really splitting hairs here. I think my use fits easily under the OED definition—it is the human claim to authority (dominion) over the earth that I believe is arrogant. By the way, you forgot to note that the OED calls arrogative rare…"
Sep 2
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"We may become the first species in evolutionary history to destroy its own habitat. "
Aug 31
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"If it works, fine, but the evidence is that it won't. Shaming inclines people to defensiveness and refusal to submit. Facts often have the same effect. The only way to create a will for change is with a positive message—that it is more…"
Aug 31
Luara replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion An old Onion that still brings tears to my eyes—Tenth Circle for Hell
"Which circle of hell has the people who are just really annoying Those people all go to Heaven."
Aug 27
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion An old Onion that still brings tears to my eyes—Tenth Circle for Hell
"My famililarity with circles of hell may not be quite as remarkable as you think."
Aug 27
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."
Aug 26
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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."
Aug 25

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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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