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Death Penalty vs Abortion and Social Taboos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 10. 64 Replies

I have been engaged in a discussion elsewhere regarding my position on abortion. I wanted to run this by the atheistnexus community as the perspectives here are particularly rational and helpful most…Continue

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Two Analogies for the Christian God

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Imagine you were the smartest chemist ever. You already know how any substance mixed with any other substance will react. You don't even have to conduct experiments anymore because you know…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"A more useful analogy to the infinite multiverse problem came to me last night. Think about origami. You can fold paper to resemble damn near anything if you do it just right. Now, consider each unfolded piece of paper the neutral state preceding…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"I don't think so low of the human intellect. I think our minds are vastly more capable than we give ourselves credit. Rather, it has been thousands of years of religion that has programmed us to take a default position of humility and assumed…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"WOW! This discussion is beyond my comprehension or imagination. I don't understand how we,as Homo sapiens can state there are restrictions, or conditions, or capabilities, or knowledge, or agency, or requirements, or infinity, or transcendence,…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"Penn, though it is possible that a god could be restricted to each universe, it is not necessarily the case. A truly transcendent entity could reside in such a state that it is independent of any universe and can interact with any universe at will.…"
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Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"One might as welll draw circles on a big cardboard and point to one saying this circle "is our universe and our earth system." This is the realm where we react and anything else inside of it can react with us as well. Now imagine all the…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"How can I even discuss infinity? There is nothing with which to relate. An infinite god suffers from my same inability to conceive it. I look at stars with my eyes and see blobs, with or without my glasses. I use my Audubon Society bird…"
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Luara commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"How is god  well defined? Also, God is conceived of as a being.  We know "beings" in terms of how we perceive other humans.  But how could this perception be rendered into mathematics, physical laws that can be expressed in…"
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Freethinker31 commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"How is god  well defined?    We still don't know for sure  whether  god is a male or female, Black or White......No one has ever seen this God.  It has been told  that God  spoke but this can not be…"
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Luara commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"How would you define a God in a universe, with the precision of physics? Perhaps there would be a random number generator that would rarely come up with random violations of physical laws?"
Aug 23
Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"Not sure what you are getting at there. God is very well defined. God happens to be defined specifically and precisely by thousands of different religions, albeit differently between them. A real universe with an actual god could have a poorly…"
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Luara commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"The concept of God is very ill-defined, and a real universe with a "God" would have a well-defined God. "
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Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions

A common thing I see brought up in discussions about the multiverse is that god would have to exist because in an infinite number of possible universes that option would have played out. This is incorrect, and a common misconception regarding infinity, probability, and restrictions. It has a lot to do with our hesitance to even accept infinities as possible to begin with. The reason we humans recoil at the concept of infinities has much to do with our very limited brains, conditioned to…See More
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Luara commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post A Response to Zeno's Paradox
"It then a count of the number of steps to solve, which is infinite, not the addition of the fractions. That's right, and Zeno's "paradox" arises because those infinitely many additions is conceived to somehow "add up"…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post A Response to Zeno's Paradox
"Can I just say how enjoyable it is to chat about quantum mechanics? Jeez. I have too much time on my hands. Sorry everybody. Not really a subject relevant on an atheism website. Not even sure why I brought it up, except that Zeno's paradox came…"
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Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:22am 12 Comments

A common thing I see brought up in discussions about the multiverse is that god would have to exist because in an infinite number of possible universes that option would have played out. This is incorrect, and a common misconception regarding infinity, probability, and restrictions. It has a lot to do with our hesitance to even accept infinities as possible to begin with. 

The reason we humans recoil at the concept of infinities has much to do with our very limited…

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A Response to Zeno's Paradox

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:11am 11 Comments

You actually cannot divide a distance infinitely. There is a smallest unit of length, the Planck Length. You cannot subdivide the Planck Length. Thus there is a finite number of Planck Lengths between any two points. There is not an infinite subdivision of anything.

You cannot even subdivide time infinitely. There is a smallest unit of time that has any meaning, the Planck time. Anything smaller than that would be so unstable, so variable due to quantum fluctuations, as to make that…

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The Conflicting Resurrection Stories

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 2:45am 10 Comments

I did a thorough comparison of the four Gospels comparing the four versions of the resurrection story. The amount of discrepancies are ridiculous. The fact that the story does not better match between the four reports is evidence that the story did not actually happen as any of the four describe. They cannot all be right, as they contradict each other. But they can certainly all be wrong. 

Here is a table describing the differences side by side:…

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ASMR and Personal Experiences related to Religion

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:17am 0 Comments

There is some debate over whether ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is just some big hoax or if people actually are experiencing something real. I feel this relates to atheism as a common defense of theists is their subjective personal religious experiences. The argument opens up the rather difficult arena of subjective and objective, of the properly basic nature of the senses, and of how to define 'real' in general.

Anyone unfamiliar with ASMR should type that…

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At 7:50pm on March 14, 2014, John Jubinsky said…

Hi Gregory! Welcome to Atheist Nexus and the Origins group.

I saw your post to the discussion I started about some people being indifferent to music and I very much share your love for music. I have it in my bones. What kind do you compose? (I have composed some also - only melody - and I am wondering if there is an overlap in our tastes.)

Also, since you have published there is a group called Atheist Writers that you might want to join. You can check it out at:

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/atheistwriters 

I too have done a little writing. I wrote a very logical and succinct disproof of the Biblical god concept that was published by the Science and Rationalists Association of India. Not only are all of the premises self-evident but it is founded in human limitations rather than having the weakness of depending on the proposition that there is something a god can't do. It is almost solipsistic. If you think it is valid feel free to use it provided of course that you give appropriate credit. I have a copyright on it and It is located at:

http://www.srai.org/the-biblical-god-concept-nullified/

 

Please get back to me about your music. Welcome again and I hope you enjoy the site.

At 1:48pm on March 1, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Gregory     

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---this Internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom---a friendly haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 9:31am on March 1, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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