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Newtonian replied to Brian Edward Croner's discussion Intelligent But Makes an Exception for Religion in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Can that irrationality -- and maybe each step in reaching intelligence -- be compartmentalized?  I knew that the god thing and religion was stupid by the time I was 14.  That doesn't mean that I was "intelligent" (and…"
Jun 29
Newtonian replied to Brian Edward Croner's discussion Intelligent But Makes an Exception for Religion in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I think that it is also that certain higher achieving persons begin to view themselves as something special.  Combine that feeling with a lifetime of being led to believe that Homo sapiens are somehow special in some "grand order of…"
Jun 28
Newtonian replied to Sentient Biped's discussion 1,000 year old Arab ship found in Thailand shrimp farm. in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I was really intrigued by the story's references to the boat being stitched construction.  A little bit of google digging and I came up with a few sites that sort of explain how it was done and how they did it without having the craft leak…"
Jun 19
Newtonian replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence could be Mankind's Worst Mistake in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I guess you'll have to read the actual full article by Hawking, computer scientist Stuart Russell, and physicists Max Tegmark and Frank Wilczek in the Independent.  There are many essays about this exact fear written by people…"
May 5
Newtonian replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence could be Mankind's Worst Mistake in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"You mean like building in the forehead-slappingly-simple controls that coulda shoulda been  built into the Fukushima reactor controls? We're already mentally overwhelmed by the complexity of relatively simple software -- e.g., the recent…"
May 5
Newtonian replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence could be Mankind's Worst Mistake in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Before machines hit the singularity point (the point at which they become self-aware) they are already going to be very self-sustaining and very very intelligent in terms of knowledge base.  Think of what, for instance, Facebook and Google…"
May 5
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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
Apr 17
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Newtonian
"Greetings John         Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom.  We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life,…"
Apr 17
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"Wow, our first Costa Rican! Welcome."
Apr 17
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Just a retired old non-supernaturalist scientist.

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At 6:49pm on April 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings John        

Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

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 7:18am on April 17, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Wow, our first Costa Rican! Welcome.

 
 
 

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