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by Beanybag
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Thunderf00t
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Thunderf00t

While I generally hate posts like these, I'll say it anyway. "As an atheist.." As an atheist myself, I find Thunderf00t to be entirely detestable. His ridicule of creationists through his series were fine if not a bit juvenile. There's a time and place for ridicule and the world should not have to m...
by Beanybag
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New Book on the Giraffe's Neck
Replies: 41
Views: 8348

Re: New Book on the Giraffe's Neck

My problem with the article wasn't that he was an inept sensationalist (I pointed that accusation at other journalists) but that he listed none of the scientific papers from which he'd drawn his conclusions. Why, exactly, when we're discussing science, should we accept a claim without any evidence? ...
by Beanybag
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Biology of life and 3D spatial positioning
Replies: 191
Views: 38090

Re: Biology of life and 3D spatial positioning

While I actually do appreciate your ability to gather all these different papers on this topic, they're all pretty interesting (I only read every other one or so), I wonder if you notice that none of them support the hypothesis of ID nor deny the theory of biological evolution.. They simply raise qu...
by Beanybag
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Climate Science
Replies: 16
Views: 3357

Climate Science

I'm wondering, since some of you are the rarer theists who attest to having a good relationship with science what your thoughts are on anthropogenic global warming and its associated climate science? I suspect the science skeptics will be equally skeptical in this department, but I'd be interested t...
by Beanybag
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Science of Prophecy
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: The Science of Prophecy

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:Yeah...I used to smoke weed, too. That stuff really messes with your brain. You need to give it up.

FL
Only during your formative years - link

Although, it certainly has some temporary effects. Perhaps he's using something else entirely.
by Beanybag
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

I honestly expected a little more from you Beany. Seriously? That's all you could come up with? A computer that was already intelligently pre-programmed with a set of knowledge base as evidence of knowledge without intelligence? That's like offering banks as proof that a certain society is wealthy....
by Beanybag
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

Instability can't become dominant, it has a specific meaning in game theory - it would become a weak strategy after only a short time. In other words what, intelligence is a prerequisite for stability? Because it's certainly a prerequisite in game theory. Less so intelligence and more so knowledge....
by Beanybag
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

Instability can't become dominant, it has a specific meaning in game theory - it would become a weak strategy after only a short time. In other words what, intelligence is a prerequisite for stability? Because it's certainly a prerequisite in game theory. Less so intelligence and more so knowledge....
by Beanybag
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

A somali warlord's strategy is unstable and will be rationally selected against. Why would you assume rationality is the dominant factor? It may very well be the case that instability is more dominant and becomes the norm, in which case rationality is selected against. That, after all, is the natur...
by Beanybag
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

A somali warlord's strategy is unstable and will be rationally selected against.
by Beanybag
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Simple argument against Christianity
Replies: 20
Views: 6279

Re: Simple argument against Christianity

Can I tack on a genuine question here? Why does God want us to believe and why does he care?
by Beanybag
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New Book on the Giraffe's Neck
Replies: 41
Views: 8348

Re: New Book on the Giraffe's Neck

Care to point to one-such peer-reviewed study in which a scientist does so? An Epidemic of False Claims Competition and conflicts of interest distort too many medical findings False positives and exaggerated results in peer-reviewed scientific studies have reached epidemic proportions in recent yea...
by Beanybag
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

Your whole post - not just the sentence I quoted, above - is conditioned by your culture. If you were a Somali warlord, your vision of morality would be quite different! Assertion without evidence. Tell us why your ''evolved values and instincts'' are so different from the ''evolved values and inst...
by Beanybag
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: New Book on the Giraffe's Neck
Replies: 41
Views: 8348

Re: New Book on the Giraffe's Neck

How many headlines do we see that say something like "Missing link found" and then later its determined to not be a missing link? This is how things get into textbooks. So scientists are now responsible for media sensationalism? Scientists are responsible for making unscientifc assertions Care to p...
by Beanybag
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 22477

Re: Acting morally on atheism

I'll give you some of my perspective as a philosophical enthusiast and an atheist. There is lots of evidence that 'morality' is an evolved trait that includes such features as empathy and fairness (I can provide some examples upon request). Higher level morality seems dependent upon higher level thi...