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"Science Guys" from Creation Museum challenge Bill Nye 49% Posted Aug 2012

"Science Guys" from Creation Museum challenge Bill Nye

Comment: 3422 days ago
In the context of this video (about creationism) I think my definition of faith is fine. Sure it's simplistic and reductionist, and even intentionally pejorative, but it's accurate. Creationists are just silly and deserve the same respect as the Flat Earth Society. On a deeper level, I think the term 'faith' (when talking about the big questions of life) is outdated because of its religious connotations. Today, questions like "what is our purpose in life? how did we get here? etc." are better answered without the help of religion. The big questions of life are a journey of discovery, not a journey to a 'truth' dictated by an undetectable god.
"Science Guys" from Creation Museum challenge Bill Nye 49% Posted Aug 2012

"Science Guys" from Creation Museum challenge Bill Nye

Comment: 3424 days ago
I don't think even you are convinced by your words. It's not that faith provides answers that suffice for the time being, that's a better description of science. Faith provides answers and the proof is in a holy book. The only questioning involved is how to interpret the holy book so it fits with what is observed.
"Science Guys" from Creation Museum challenge Bill Nye 49% Posted Aug 2012

"Science Guys" from Creation Museum challenge Bill Nye

Comment: 3425 days ago
glortman, how can faith continue to question? The point of faith is not to question.
Bill Nye: Don't deny evolution to your kids, because we need them 50% Posted Aug 2012

Bill Nye: Don't deny evolution to your kids, because we need them

Comment: 3431 days ago
Creationists don't believe in macro evolution because it doesn't fit with an Earth only 6,000 years old or thereabouts. Creationists would rather not, but are forced to believe in micro evolution because it happens right in front of their eyes.
Bill Nye: Don't deny evolution to your kids, because we need them 50% Posted Aug 2012

Bill Nye: Don't deny evolution to your kids, because we need them

Comment: 3433 days ago
That is what Bill Nye said, but it's the same point.
Bill Nye: Don't deny evolution to your kids, because we need them 50% Posted Aug 2012

Bill Nye: Don't deny evolution to your kids, because we need them

Comment: 3433 days ago
Actually, Creationism is not at all simple, it gets very complicated when you try to fit it with what we observe - a point Bill Nye made which you seem to have missed.
The meaning of afterlife 52% Posted Aug 2012

The meaning of afterlife

Comment: 3451 days ago
rogerrabit, you just proved steve-o right. When you swap the words around as you did, it makes no sense. Every statement is simply wrong. Own goal I think.
The meaning of afterlife 52% Posted Aug 2012

The meaning of afterlife

Comment: 3451 days ago
Because what you think about the afterlife affects how you live your life. If you believe there is a better world called Heaven waiting with open arms for you to die, but only if you believe it exists, otherwise your fate is a worse place called Hell, then your belief will affect the choices you make in this life. If you believe this life is it, then you'll live accordingly.
P&G London 2012 Olympics ad 46% Posted Jun 2012

P&G London 2012 Olympics ad

Comment: 3494 days ago
glortman, I agree with much of what you say
P&G London 2012 Olympics ad 46% Posted Jun 2012

P&G London 2012 Olympics ad

Comment: 3494 days ago
And your point?
P&G London 2012 Olympics ad 46% Posted Jun 2012

P&G London 2012 Olympics ad

Comment: 3494 days ago
In the context of this conversation (ie. is motherhood harder work than coal mining?), referring to choice simply as 'the ability to say no to sexual activity' is too simplistic - as is the question. You compared fulfilling work to hard work. So does that mean a coal miner who loves the physical toil of his labour, works less hard than a coal miner who hates his job? Or maybe a strong muscular man works less hard than his weakling colleague?
P&G London 2012 Olympics ad 46% Posted Jun 2012

P&G London 2012 Olympics ad

Comment: 3494 days ago
It's not necessarily a choice if it wasn't rape. It could have been an accident, peer/social pressures, or even for financial gain.
Is it really 99% vs 1% - The data behind Occupy 49% Posted May 2012

Is it really 99% vs 1% - The data behind Occupy

Comment: 3539 days ago
Problem is, the numbers don't support what you're saying. In 2010, GE made $14.2 billion, paid no taxes, created no jobs, and received $3.2 billion from the government (taxpayer) in tax credits! And GE is not unique. I don't get why, unless you're in the 0.01%, you'd be happy with this.
The one question all atheists fear 45% Posted Mar 2012

The one question all atheists fear

Comment: 3600 days ago
Exclaiming "OMGoddess!" would be a bit weird
The one question all atheists fear 45% Posted Mar 2012

The one question all atheists fear

Comment: 3600 days ago
The closest we can get to proving there is no god, is to show how the universe and everything in it can exist without the need for a supernatural power. But even if this is proven, we can still never be sure that god isn't actually quite shy, and has planted evidence to fool us into believing he does not exist.
The one question all atheists fear 45% Posted Mar 2012

The one question all atheists fear

Comment: 3600 days ago
An atheist does not say "there is no god" - an atheist says "there is no credible evidence for the existence of god". The reason why you can't prove that god does not exist, even if there is no credible evidence, is that you can never be sure that tomorrow he won't suddenly decide to reveal himself.
The one question all atheists fear 45% Posted Mar 2012

The one question all atheists fear

Comment: 3601 days ago
He needed something to practice on
Rick Santorum on the separation of church and state 49% Posted Feb 2012

Rick Santorum on the separation of church and state

Comment: 3614 days ago
Although evidence is what I try to base my beliefs on, I'm not sure it constitutes free will - because I don't have any choice in what I believe, it's dictated by evidence. Free will would mean I follow evidence only when it suits me, which is what most people do to some extent. Which leads me to the bizarre conclusion that the scientist whose beliefs are dictated by evidence, and the fundamentalist Christian or Muslim whose beliefs are dictated by their holy books, don't exercise free will, whereas those who don't give a shit about where their beliefs come from, do exercise free will.
Rick Santorum on the separation of church and state 49% Posted Feb 2012

Rick Santorum on the separation of church and state

Comment: 3615 days ago
Glortman, about free will, I'm not sure there is such a thing. I think we are more brainwashed than we like to admit. Religion understands this very well. If you were born in Texas, chances are you are a Christian - born in Sweden, chances are you are an atheist. In both cases, you'll believe it was your free will that led you to believe what you believe. Me included. That is why it's so important to only believe what there is evidence for, and be prepared to change your mind if the evidence changes, and be prepared to admit you don't know if there is no evidence. Thinking about it, I'm not even sure the phrase 'free will' makes any sense.
Rick Santorum on the separation of church and state 49% Posted Feb 2012

Rick Santorum on the separation of church and state

Comment: 3615 days ago
Glortman, even if your interpretation of Jesus' words is correct (and I'm not trying to imply that it is not, only that it is one of many interpretations), it makes no sense to me that faith and state could be separated. Holding a faith is about how you conduct your life under god's rules, and for those rules to be overridden by man is like saying it's OK for a child to override the rules of his parents. It's not about living by the rules of the state, it's about who lays down those rules - the child or the parent. I can understand Rick Santorum's position - I can't believe I just said that - but it makes sense to me that if you truly believe that god sits at the top of the tree overlooking every action you commit, and every thought you have, how could he not be involved in politics. As for the omnipotence paradox, those are interesting questions, similar to questions you might ask about the concept of infinity.

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