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At 9:40am on January 9, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…
Happy birthday, goodthink!
At 1:21pm on January 8, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Goodthink! Have a very happy birthday.
At 11:01pm on December 17, 2009, Sentient Biped said…
gooodthink,
THank you for your comments on the topic "Manhood".
We have had many, long, divisive discussions related to gender, on A|N. I was pleased with how this one went, and I think there was some bridge building.
It takes a lot of attentiveness to monitor a potentially divisive topic in such a way that everyone has their say, but that remains positive and useful. I think this discussion ran its course for now, and was drifting too many times off topic, so I close it but did not delete it. That way, it can be referenced or read.
Thanks again for your contribution to the topic. It's important and many readers appreciated what you had to say.
At 3:26pm on December 10, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this splendid international web site and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for what it is---nothing but a longlasting great fraud.

Terry Meaden originator of the busy discussion group
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Jo Jerome commented on goodthink's blog post Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager
"On evolutionary advantage - with recent readings and studies, I've started to latch onto the notion that humans have a tendency to perceive a 'will' in everything. That somewhere in the part of our brain that searches for patterns…"
Oct 6, 2010
Glen Rosenberg commented on goodthink's blog post Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager
"Free, I have also wondered whether there is an evolutionary advantage. I think that it must be social cohesion. How? It gets the group on the same page. Religion makes the world intelligible. That was true for stone age man. It is true for pc man. I…"
Oct 6, 2010
Atheist Exile commented on goodthink's blog post Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager
"Hey Jo, If we're right and there ultimately is no God, then the whole notion of God -- which we can't even disprove -- was an entirely human construct. Our preoccupation with God is a defining human characteristic. As such, there must be…"
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Atheist Exile commented on goodthink's blog post Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager
"Hi goodthink, Yes, you're right. I was only suggesting some likely responses that a true believer might proffer."
Oct 6, 2010
Jo Jerome commented on goodthink's blog post Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager
"I've pointed this out many a time when confronted with Pascal's Wager. (By the way; I've yet to have a Theist confront me with this defense and actually know that it has a name - Pascal's Wager. Anyway...) I'll point out…"
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Atheist Exile commented on goodthink's blog post Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager
"Hi goodthink, A true believer might argue that god(s) that don't actually exist are irrelevant. Additionally, there can only be one Creator. This presumes their God exists and, probably, is the only one they will admit exists. Statistically…"
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D R Hosie replied to goodthink's discussion Who was the first existentialist? in the group Existential Atheists
"Also, there is this: "To write the lives of the great, in separating them from their works, necessarily ends by, above all, stressing their pettiness. Because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves." - Simone Weil"
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D R Hosie replied to goodthink's discussion Who was the first existentialist? in the group Existential Atheists
"Though not known as an existentialist at the time, reading Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground was probably my first encounter with what could be called 'existential angst.' However, my vote for the 1st Existentialist of record,…"
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William replied to goodthink's discussion Who was the first existentialist? in the group Existential Atheists
"Silly people. Theres a big distinction between the Nazi Heidegger and the Heidegger who is present in Being and Time. The book didn't support Nazism the man did. These are two different beings in the world. The man who was a dick, and the…"
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Edward Teach replied to goodthink's discussion Judging Cultures in the group Existential Atheists
"Reading up on logical fallicies and critical thinking is a great start. I'm not very well read on philosophy either, but being a good critical thinker helps keep me in the game here. I have never encountered a smarter group of people in my…"
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Freedom of Oppression

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 11:28pm 0 Comments

The creator of the Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris, has been driven into hiding after the FBI accessed the death threats against her by Mulsims, and recommended she go into hiding.


Norris has taken the FBIs adivce and has gone ghost on her own dime - the government didn't even offer witness protection.


So what does this mean? It means the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi has been accepted by the American government. People like Norris are second…
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Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 11:25pm 7 Comments

Xeno's wager






There is a well-known thought problem called X(z)eno's Paradox, or the Dichotomy Paradox. The essential base of Xeno's dichotomy is what I allude to, while the basic conclusions and premises behind the argument I push aside as they are not relevant.


The dichotomy is this, to travel any…
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Pascal's Wager 1

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 11:21pm 0 Comments

Pascal's Wager is the brain child of Blaise Pascal. The Wager stems from an obsession with statistics , gambling, and infinity; Pascal was one of the founders of a new realm of mathematics now called statistics and probabilities.


Simply put, the Wager consists of three premises, or pillars. The two main legs supporting the Wager are simply appeals to emotion, and not much more. The last leg of the apologetic involves our own innate misunderstandings regarding…
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