All Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (165)

Please Help... Discussion with Theist

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?64842-Why-I-dont-believe-in-leprechauns&p=1962522&viewfull=1#post1962522

 

Hopefully you can read that.

 

I'm not sure how to respond. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on August 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 51 Comments

When the philosophy undergraduates discover god...

This is my very first post on here so be very, very kind.  Maybe even sycophantic if you have it in you… ;-)

I've decided to post this in order to avoid having a drawn out and painful discussion with the original author of a Christian apology which, like arguing with a drunk teenager, is largely pointless and always entirely depressing.

The post in question was from someone called Templestream, a guy who was trolling on Atheist Revolution.  His theory was the typical drivel and…

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Added by Darren Taggart on July 30, 2011 at 5:31am — 6 Comments

Valid and Invalid Beliefs: The Pope and Other Carlatans

Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.



Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue

Added by Brian Bridson on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Apologists of Circumcision

The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Physicalism vs. Dualism: An Idiotic Case Study

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



With possibly a few very odd exceptions, opinions about the relationship between the mind and the brain come in two flavors. One, called dualism, holds that, despite the unusual correlation between brain injuries and mental impairments, the unusual correlation between active brains and active minds, the unusual correlation between… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

PLEASE ANSWER THE BLIND FOLLOWERS OF INDIAN YOGA GURU RAMDEV

    

    

 

 

 

7TH JANUARY 2006 IN A NDTV INDIA TALK SHOW, ON THE QUESTION OF PRABIR GHOSH, RAMDEV SAID THAT HE KNOWS…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on June 8, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Deceptive anti-evolution education bill passes in Tennessee House, onto Senate!!!!

House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893.  This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizing scientific evidence, but in actuality is a classic creationist "Teach the Controversy" bill.  Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this.



The bill, or at least I believe it to be the current version:http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0893.pdf



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Added by Cody Gaisser on April 13, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

MIARCLE DISCLOSED

 

This man is Atikur Rahman. We, the members of ‘Science and Rationalists association of India’ caught him red handed on 15th March when he was selling the kavacha named ‘METAL TABLET’ in Bankura town.He claims that this ‘metal tablet’ made of a mixture of eight different types of metal has…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on April 2, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Science in the Quran: A Myth debunked 1 of ?

Looking through my rss feeds today i found a video interview of Alfred Kröner (via AtheistMedia)





This video reminded me of my own "research" into that field a few years ago, funnily using the same islamic site. I started mailing scientists and got some responses.

If there is some interest (please do comment) i might actually post those mails… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on March 22, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

looking for book recommendations

I'm looking for book recommendations on a few subjects:



1) philosophy (any)

 

1b) political philosophy: specifically capitalism, socialism

 

2) religion: including books about atheism, religions, cults, etc

 

2b) religious texts: any texts (already own Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon)

 

3) science (any)

 

4) must-read literature: esp. 19th and early 20th century literature



If you have a subject you think…

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Added by Donegal on March 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Deadly Combination: Arrogance and Ignorance

Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am — 3 Comments

Stephen Asma's critique on the new atheists and the battle thereafter

Stephen Asma wrote a piece about the "New Atheists narrow worldview". Give it a try.

Ac­cord­ing to these sol­diers of rea­son, the time for re­li­gion is over. It clings like a bad gene rep­li­cat­ing in the pop­u­la­tion, but its use­ful­ness is played out. Sam Har­ris's most re­cent book, The Moral Land­scape (Free Press, 2010), is the lat­est in the continuing bat­tle. As an ag­nos­tic, I find much…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 28, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Pope says: God was behind Big Bang

The pope demonstrates the difference between scientific thinking and faith again.

And he shows a profound lack of knowledge again.

 

God was behind the big bang?

 

"The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said

Well first of all I do not…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 17, 2011 at 5:45am — No Comments

Chapter Three; EVOLUTION AND RELIGION part ten

While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in

“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of

cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.

So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly

strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…

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Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Needing your help!

Please leave comments here or on the full page about what this lawmaker is saying. Let's get his misinformation dealt with by using facts.

 

One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is nonetheless worthy of…

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Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Senator Plans Bill to Address Evolution in Public Schools

OKLAHOMA--It's been a controversial issue for years and now one Oklahoma lawmaker says he plans on introducing a bill next year dealing with teaching evolution in public schools.

Meredith Saldana has more on what the senator says is a very important issue.

 

View the video on this link: KTEN-TV Ada, OK

Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating "Kitzmas" or the rebirth of hope against ignorance and creationism

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)

Yes, Kitzmas. Its been 5 years from the Kitzmiller v. Dover case. According to the National Council for Science Education…

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Added by Diego on December 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chapter Two: ASSURANCE OF SALVATION? part four



To this statement, [Assurance of Salvation] I can already hear the devout and the faithful saying that I must not have been truly saved or filled with the spirit.  First, one cannot say that according their own belief system.  They cannot know my sincerity and willingness to know more of God.  Also, I was one of the most devout and on fire believers that one would come across.  But it will be said, never the less.

One of the main reasons that I went through the process of covering…

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Added by Thomas True on December 18, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

What We Believe

In the past weeks I have been trying to develop a brief statement of beliefs that could possibly encompass a worldview that freethinkers of many stripes could agree upon. I have had some assistance here and would like to present the latest version for your comments. (I have removed prior versions to prevent confusion.) Thanks to all for helpful comments. Version IV begins now.

WHAT WE BELIEVE (IV)…

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Added by Tony Maitland on December 15, 2010 at 11:24am — 8 Comments

Why I will never come out of the closet as an Atheist

It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I…

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Added by Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 7:37pm — 19 Comments

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