"Yeah, I found entropy a bit of a mind bender. Coffee helps.
The general public doesn't have a clue about thermodynamics so it is easy for preachers, who are trained speakers, to redefine terms & cloud the issue. Also, creationists…"
"In books I've read about complexity they talk about self organizing and dissipative systems. Living things are self organizing but so are crystals and a number of other non-living things. Wikipedia has a good article on…"
"Thanks for posting this. I have also been following Prof. Finkelstein's work on Youtube and have found it very enlightening. I was especially interested the political aspects of the Book of Josiah which were written to provide prophetic…"
"After listening to this recap of some of the death penalties prescribed in the bible it is obvious that if christians actually followed their own scriptures to the letter there'd be a lot fewer christians. Mind you, if these statutes were…"
"Before anyone goes & extolls the virtues of religious belief they should brush up on their history. Blackmore has completely forgotten about all the casualties of war, martyrdom and environmental depletion brought on by pernicious religious…"
"Just perusing some of the older discussions.
Personally, I favour a battle scenario. I don't see either side in the rational vs religious struggle 'infecting' the other with their way of thinking in any appreciable numbers. Instead we…"
"At one point the author talks about "absolute knowledge". I am reasonably confident that it's very unlikely we could possess such knowledge. The argument being put forward sounds like presuppositional apologetics. How do we know what…"
"Cloning extinct species would certainly advance our knowledge about them. Also, with the high current rates of extinction, cloning may be the only way to save some species. Probably best to get on with it. Besides, mammoths are very unlikely to go…"
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