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Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg yesterday. 3 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 on Wednesday. 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

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

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Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Chopra is not a physicist. His using quantum mechanics as an explanation is nothing more than modern trendy "god in the gaps" logic. He is a quantum mysticist. It's too bad he and I aren't young any more. I'd love to watch,…"
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Future replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Chopra makes money off of mysticism just like any televangelist does. He just has the advantage of drawing in the gullible agnostic component."
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Loren Miller replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Yet another load of specious hogwash from a veteran snake-oil salesman.  As per usual, Deepak makes appeals to emotion and what science either does not know or he'd rather it didn't.  There remains no substantive argument, new or…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
"I've posted this before, but it is such a delight that I can't help posting it once again. In a season of drought the Duke of Rutland, an eccentric and temperamental old Tory, called on the faithful to avail themselves of the Prayers for…"
Wednesday
Michael Penn replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
"When I was a theist I believed in prayer. Today I see that it makes no difference at all. Why am I going to be cured if I bow my head, close my eyes, and start talking to myself? We must look also at why believers think this prayer idea would work.…"
Wednesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Something more significant is going on than a quibble about the use of words. That can be seen in the argument between theists and atheists. Theists say that God exists is a true statement about the state of the world and atheists that it is…"
Tuesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
"A little more background. In December of the previous year—1871—the Prince of Wales had been ill with typhoid fever, the same illness that carried off his father, Prince Albert, and sent Queen Victoria into perpetual mourning. The nation…"
Tuesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Freud's point, with which I completely agree, is that such talk is intellectually dishonest and morally fraudulent. It denies speaking of God as an actual being and  instead treats the word God as an abstraction, placed beyond all possible…"
Tuesday
Grinning Cat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
"Thanks for pointing us to this! Some more information from Jennifer Coleman's review of Galton's paper: Galton posits that statistics about the longevity of both the pious and impious are easily available. He includes a table…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud liked Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"What's going on here is precisely what Freud talks about in The Future of an Illusion: "Where questions of religion are  concerned, people are guilty of every  possible sort of dishonesty and intellectual misdemeanour.…"
Tuesday
Grinning Cat liked Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Daniel W's discussion Catholic Lawsuit: We don't have to follow USA Laws.
"This will be interesting. Six members of the Supreme Court are Catholic, but the notion that the church is exempt from any and all legal requirements goes against all legal principles. The court has always been insistent on its jurisdictional rights."
Tuesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Eaxactly. What changes the character of prevailing opinion is revision of our ideas of how the world works. As time goes on, the increase in understanding of natural phenomena displaces previously accepted mythology and replaces it with genuine…"
Tuesday
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…"
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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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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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