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by Morny
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Here ya go, Morny - a study on the impact of Christian prayer: http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/prayer.html The 1st mentioned study (cardiac patients in San Francisco General Medical Center) from 30 years ago has clear statistical problems. The researcher apparently didn't bother to first r...
by Morny
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. That's a rather extraordinary claim. Please provide your extraordinary evidence to support it. Good one! The claim itself is ordinary, maybe even heterological. But mostly, the claim is useful - keeps me from believing that the Earth is flat, tha...
by Morny
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. That's a rather extraordinary claim. Please provide your extraordinary evidence to support it. Good one! The claim itself is ordinary, maybe even heterological. But mostly, the claim is useful - keeps me from believing that the Earth is flat, tha...
by Morny
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Here ya go, Morny - a study on the impact of Christian prayer: http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/prayer.html The 1st mentioned study (cardiac patients in San Francisco General Medical Center) from 30 years ago has clear statistical problems. The researcher apparently didn't bother to first r...
by Morny
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

[...] science IS NOT the tool to study the supernatural/spiritual [...] I interpret Kenny's statements in the sense that science might shed some light on a supernatural claim, for example, on the efficacy of prayer. Viz., does a controlled, double blind, randomized test show that prayed for patient...
by Morny
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

This discussion with Kenny shows why religious issues are uninteresting to me. Equally intelligent people can say things like "I think God exists" and "I don't think the evidence shows that God exists", with centuries of debate making no progress resolving an answer. What I do find interesting is ex...
by Morny
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

But Morny, that you find the issue boring, tends to make me think that you've already decided there is no God, and thus, nothing whatsoever to worry about. I haven't decided anything for sure. I can only carefully weigh evidence against theories before making tentative judgments. Understanding that...
by Morny
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 27196

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Regarding the topic title ... My reason doesn't appear to have come up yet, so I'll volunteer mine. And maybe I can take some heat off Kenny. Technically and pendantically, I'm agnostic, which means I may have as many disagreements with atheists as with religists (is that a word?). And as everyone s...
by Morny
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

Exactly what I thought - you didn''t address the questions, you merely attack someone who disagrees [...] Spencer does not represent consensus climate change claims. Until you can clearly and concisely state one, you cannot argue against climate change. Please, there are more than a few scientists ...
by Morny
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

READ: There certainly has been a lull, if not for the last two years - but you don't measure a theory with such long intervals by two years: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature22315.epdf [...] Your own Nature article reference disagrees with your implication that the climate change trend is ambi...
by Morny
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

The response of many is that warming has happened and is now in a lull. Climate scientists do not say that. You don't seem to know even what their claims actually are. Of course I understand it. And knowing what the other side's claims are is a pre-requisite for understanding how the other side thi...
by Morny
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

Oops... Sorry about that, Rick.

My post was meant for Philip's most recent post.
by Morny
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

RickD wrote: [... see previous post ...]
Again: Understand the other side's claims.

What is the climate scientists' response to your question?
Do you understand that response?
If yes, where specifically do you disagree?
by Morny
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

Pay someone millions of dollars to make a study favorable to the desired results, and you'll get whatever results you want. Anyone who doesn't believe scientists, or anyone else, can be bought, is living with his head up his keister. The innate critical thinking skill of the average person is remar...
by Morny
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 44
Views: 5778

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

Morny I think you may have misunderstood my intent I don't think so. I've been an active climate change advocate for 2 decades. I interpreted your post that " scientists have no idea what they are talking about " as justified sarcasm, albeit directed at an unappreciative audience. Yes? My framing t...