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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Apr 14. 7 Replies

Amir Aczel, the author of many popular science books, has produced a new work countering what he views as the claims of the so-called New Atheists. The publication date is April 15 and a review has…Continue

Wisdom of Solomon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Apr 2. 1 Reply

The beginning of the Wisdom of Solomon, Book 2, in the first nine verses reflects Epicureanism. (After that it goes off the path.) Few Protestants read the aprocryphal books and this passage is not…Continue

The Cincinnati Bible Wars of 1869-1873

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Cincinnati was my home town and I attended its public schools including high school without ever hearing a prayer or a Bible reading. This was due to a decision of the Ohio Supreme Court in 1873 that…Continue

Geocentricity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Mar 31. 13 Replies

I was unaware until quite recently that there were any astronomers who maintained a belief in the earth as the unmoving center of the universe, but there is at least one, Dr. Gerardus Dingeman Bouw,…Continue

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Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Another Republican idiot speaks up.
"Oh dear, you are in a terrible education situation. It sounds more like a reform school than a college. Your customers sound like immature, irresponsible, spoiled brats.  They appear to have no interest in learning, so ...  What are…"
14 hours ago
Craigart14 replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Another Republican idiot speaks up.
"Education today is driven by "accountability."  I have had administrators at my university tell me flat out that if a student fails my class, it's my fault.  Never mind that the student skips class half the time, never buys…"
15 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Alan's discussion The reason why the United States has such a higher rate of religion compared to the UK
"And that is another reason I do not believe we should make proselytizing, even for religious freedom, an objective of our foreign policy. It complicates relations with other countries whose ideas of religious freedoms are not the same as ours. We…"
Saturday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Alan's discussion The reason why the United States has such a higher rate of religion compared to the UK
"It's an unfamiliar experience to me, but it seems quite real to others. It reminds me of the words to the hymn In The Garden which is all about talking to Jesus: That refrain always seemed quite neurotic to me—downright creepy in…"
Saturday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Alan's discussion The reason why the United States has such a higher rate of religion compared to the UK
"When President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast back in February he said: I seriously question whether that should be a key objective of our foreign policy. This is an area where leading by example would be more effective. American…"
Saturday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Alan's discussion The reason why the United States has such a higher rate of religion compared to the UK
"A small addition to this discussion—a book published two years ago by anthropologist Tanya Luhrman, called When God Talks Back, investigates the direct experience of God that many evangelicals feel after training themselves in intense prayer.…"
Saturday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Alan's discussion The reason why the United States has such a higher rate of religion compared to the UK
"In the United States the rivalry between intellect and emotion in religion was early on in our history resolved in favor of emotion by the two "great awakenings" of 1730-1755 and 1790-1840. Protestant evangelicals tilted the tension toward…"
Apr 16
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion A Short Course in Logic
"In Aristotelian logic much was missing that classical logic has supplied, but classical logic has its own problems of an entirely different sort. One serious problem is paradoxes of material implication. In classical logic a statement A implies a…"
Apr 16
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion A Short Course in Logic
"Giving an honest answer to your question involves technical language not easily explained, but the general ideas are clear. It will be better to divide the  answer into two parts. There have been devised quite a number of different logics…"
Apr 16
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion A Short Course in Logic
"is a true statement than be satisfied with 'we cannot make a true or meaningful statement of the distance from the earth to the moon since the distance varies from time to time'. Extensions or revisions of classical logic that have been…"
Apr 15
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion A Short Course in Logic
"You are quite right that it is important to choose examples aptly illustrating a point without introducing irrelevancies which distract unfocused or pedantic minds."
Apr 15
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why Science Does Not Disprove God
"In the common law of evidence there are two well known standards of proof applying to civil law and criminal law respectively. The first is proof on the 'balance of probabilities' which is a comparison between the likelihood of…"
Apr 14
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why Science Does Not Disprove God
"It would perhaps be more accurate to say that in practical matters we accept some kinds of evidence as sufficient for proof, but it may be argued that such acceptance is based on presuppositions that may not be justified. The testimony of witnesses…"
Apr 14
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion A Short Course in Logic
"It was merely an illustration of classification. Replace it with any other that suits you better—vetebrates and invertabrates, etc."
Apr 14
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion A Short Course in Logic
"While classical logic is under discussion here, it may be appropriate to consider in addition to the so-called three laws of Aristotle—in modern terms tautologies—another aspect of logic, namely rules of inference. The basic rule of…"
Apr 13
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why Science Does Not Disprove God
"You don't need to operate within an axiomatic system to require proof of a claim. We demand proof every day in practical matters. On the other hand, proof or disproof is irrelevant to self-contradictoy claims."
Apr 13

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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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