"I guess watching the video "The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey" is out. It's not available in my area, and I can't find it on YouTube (Thanks BBS). I did however find a really cool Monkey Machine."
"I'd have to watch the show to comment (should I shut up now?), but as far as anyone can tell there is no "free will". I don't think Dawkins said "soul" was transmitted if we didn't have offspring, but again…"
"I've just finished watching a rather strange documentary on BBC television: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011x721
It seemed to be a combination or conflation of two ideas: that human actions are determined less by free will than…"
"@AKron - I was being more abstract than physical. We don't need to know where in the brain these things occur (and more than we need to know where in the brain "we" live).
I won't deny that it's useful to science to…"
"This video from Kenya is reported as a Witch burning and I'm curious about the likely circumstances leading up to these people being burnt and beaten to death. Of course, such phenomena has occured in many countries and cultures in recent…"
"Marc - When you say "where" the spiritual world exists, do you mean physically in the brain? I don't know where that would be, but I've read that researchers are making amazing progress on this now. Then there's that odd…"
"AKron (much as I agree) we should consider "where" the spiritual world exists, rather than "if" one exists.
In the minds of devout (mentally ill or deluded) people, the spirit world is as complete as it is real; to the…"
"Winfred, I used to also question the existence of the spiritual world. To test the belief, I would challenge claims by those who believed. If there was a story about how spirits would harm or haunt a person who lay upon a grave, then I would test it…"
"We run scientific studies to get the real percentages and a real feel for what is going on. They rely on single stories selected from thousands or tens of thousands of instances, then represent it as if it was the example of what usually…"
"The supernatural does not exist.
I don't understand mathematics or physics and I can't explain the Universe. However, I know that the world was created naturally and not supernaturally. I also know there is a natural explaination for that…"
Hello Winfred and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.
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