Dr. Allan H. Clark
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Playing Against Your Computer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

I got a laugh from the guy who said:I confess my computer beats me at chess everytime.However, at kick-boxing I am undefeated.Continue

E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

E. O. Wilson gave an interview about his recent book The Meaning of Life in which he said that it would be beneficial to reduce and eliminate the role of religion. I find it encouraging that people…Continue

A comic science fiction novel of interest to atheists

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Karel Capek, the Czech author who coined the word robot and wrote The War With the Newts, wrote a novel called The Absolute At Large, which has recently been reprinted in paperback by the University…Continue

Father Junipero Serra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Friday. 16 Replies

California has 21 missions founded by Father Junipero Serra. They were spaced apart one day's ride on horseback from the first in San Diego north to Sonoma. Their purpose was to civilize the Indians…Continue

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"That seems hopeful. There is a parallel, I think, with the invention of printing and the advance of literacy over the last five hundred years. Nothing is so harmful to religion as the progress of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge."
5 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"I find this idea interesting. None of it would be possible without the Internet where religions come to die. Imagine the world of 1950 as compared to todays knowledge explosion. Now you can see what I mean."
12 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Playing Against Your Computer
"That is funny. Somehow I'm reminded of the movie "Her." If memory serves me right this man finds a female intelligence inside his computer. They fall in love, but in the end she goes silent which means that she left him anyway. That…"
12 hours ago
Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"Thanks, will try again."
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"Maybe that's because I got the title wrong. It's The Meaning of Human Existence. Sorry about that. "
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Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"First of all I have to find it, & so far, amazon.ca & the used bookstore I use hasn't got it."
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"I found it interesting, but not a masterpiece. I'll be interested to hear what you think."
16 hours ago
Dr. Terence Meaden liked Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
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Patricia replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion E. O. Wilson interview on reducing the role of religion.
"Thanks, Dr. Clark.....will look for that book."
20 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"Or how about this Epicurean statement: Once I was not Then joy and woes Again I'm not And so it goes."
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"I've prepaid for cremation with a society that will pick up my remains and incinerate them anywhere, but if I had a tombstone, I would like one of Piet Hein's Grooks: Sometimes, exhausted with toil and endeavour, I wish I could sleep for…"
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jlaz replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A comic science fiction novel of interest to atheists
"thanks for the reading idea."
Tuesday
Jerry Wesner replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A comic science fiction novel of interest to atheists
"Thanks.  I enjoyed RUR, so I'll see if I can find this one."
Monday
Michael Penn replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Speaker of the House deliberately insults the President by breaking protocol
"Freethinker31, I agree with every word you just said. The funny thing is that others can't see these things. I remember the man who said one time that he wasn't racist. He just didn't think that that black man should be in the White…"
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sk8eycat replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Speaker of the House deliberately insults the President by breaking protocol
"Yeah, I know.  One look at Michelle Bachmann tells me that.  I don't know about Cheney's views, but I do know that a) HE was the de facto president, and b) He never could have run for the office on his own…"
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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---
and that God and gods are nothing but fictions.

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"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 250 discussion topics.

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