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Jul 26, 2009
Joey commented on sean hogge's blog post The State of Rationality
"@Catana: Ah. Well. Bugger. I apologize, then. I should've caught the word "some" in there. I spent 2 hours today arguing with someone that basically thought admitting to atheism was trying to force it on others. I should've…"
Jul 25, 2009
Joey commented on sean hogge's blog post The State of Rationality
"@sean: I've never used the chat feature, so I'm not sure what goes on there. We have the random troll, woo peddler, and conspiracy theorist turn up in blogs and discussions, but they're usually blown to pieces fairly…"
Jul 25, 2009
sean hogge commented on sean hogge's blog post The State of Rationality
"K Walker: I turned to atheism for other reasons. Did you turn to atheism out of fear or retribution? Jay: I don't hate it. I just don't want to use it."
Jul 25, 2009
Jay commented on sean hogge's blog post The State of Rationality
"Sometimes you have to ruffle a few feathers to cause change imo. But why hate on the water vapor one despite its price. Practically every smoker I know that has tried it out loved it. I agree that some of the restrictions on smoking are ridiculous.…"
Jul 25, 2009
sean hogge replied to Jared Lardo's discussion Help me out, physicists: redshift violates conservation of energy? in the group Physicists
"You haven't screwed up. Cosmologists and theoretical physicists are trying to determine where this energy "goes." Some say that energy isn't conserved locally, but universally (generally for expansionary redshift). Some say that…"
Jul 25, 2009
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Physicists

Many questions are more important then the expected number of gods in the Universe. We deal with the laws and phenomena of Nature.
Jul 25, 2009
sean hogge commented on sean hogge's blog post The State of Rationality
"Catana: That all seems spot-on from what I can tell. I should clarify that I don't think this encounter was representative of the Atheist Nexus community as a whole, as I tried to less directly state in the post. I am not shocked at people…"
Jul 25, 2009

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Rationality vs. Emotion

Posted on July 26, 2009 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

Can a person be rational perpetually? If so, what are the hurdles that must be overcome? Does the practice reduce one's humanity?



On a personal note, I strive to be completely rational at all times. I have yet to come across a situation in which logic and reason do not serve me at least as well as, and more often better than an emotional response.



That doesn't mean one can't enjoy a good bit of music, or a vapid summer blockbuster. An emotional reaction isn't irrational -… Continue

The State of Rationality

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 3:35pm 10 Comments

It was with great boredom and no small sense of anticipation that I signed on to Atheist Nexus today. After setting up my account over a year ago (I think), I hadn't touched it.



After accepting the single friend request from a stranger, I began to browse about. I was eventually drawn to the chat feature.



The discussion was hot and heavy between two individuals. The topic was smoking, its health impact for those near it, and the possible rules and regulations that should… Continue

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