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    What we can say is real (what exists, and/or any...

    What we can say is real (what exists, and/or any other way you want to lay out the question) is what has unequivocal evidence for it.

    (By unequivocal I mean, for instance, that if you want to know...
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    Evolution is based on the evidence (bones,...

    Evolution is based on the evidence (bones, prints, DNA analysis, geology) and always comes back to it.
    If you think that's circular, you don't have the first idea what empirical science is.
  3. Laughing can work, arguments can work. But...

    Laughing can work, arguments can work.

    But laughing often comes across as abuse,
    and arguments often come about as boring (to the hoi polloi at least).

    DonĀ“t get me wrong --I believe they...
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    Bad for the US. But good for Nones and possibly...

    what a loss[/QUOTE]

    Bad for the US.
    But good for Nones and possibly (not necessarily) atheism too. If churches turn into soapboxes, the natural tendency of the young to find adults (in this case...
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    Repetition makes the onomatopoeia sound like baby...

    Repetition makes the onomatopoeia sound like baby talk.




    (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_talk#Patronizing_.2F_derogatory_baby_talk)
  6. I believe we are all interested in the...

    I believe we are all interested in the self-centered position... and we attempt to argue towards ourselves and others in a more universalist tone because that is how we make our arguments convincing....
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    Human beings need "meaning". So-called...

    Human beings need "meaning".

    So-called "modern life" does not give meaning anymore, and that's because we don't live for tribe, village or extended family any longer. A meaningful life is...
  8. If there is someone who knows how to keep alive...

    If there is someone who knows how to keep alive while having every motivation to quit at it, it's suicidal people.
    So, if you want to know good reasons to stay alive, ask suicidals:...
  9. Decisions are made in the absence of strong...

    What is excellent? How about the best available information upon which to place a wager? Even there best is probably too strong even with available attached. Actually, I prefer something akin to...
  10. Just a very good hypothesis. Every conclusion we...

    An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof. What proof do you have for such a claim?[/QUOTE]

    Just a very good hypothesis. Every conclusion we draw out of empirical data is not a fact,...
  11. Two reasons: 1) Life is amazing. 2) The...

    Two reasons:

    1) Life is amazing.
    2) The opportunity to love and be loved... the fact that if I died I would be terribly missed always made me go on when I was in the depths of depression feeling...
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    Who's excited about watching "THE CONJURING 3:...

    Who's excited about watching "THE CONJURING 3: RNC" tonight? :joy:

    There will be furniture flying around, walking on walls, lightening bolts, undead seniors suddenly appearing, seers, crucifixes,...
  13. http://1aon88369c3gtkxjg19cnprs.wpengine.netdna-cd...

    http://1aon88369c3gtkxjg19cnprs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Religiosity-Graph1-1170x780.png


    From:...
  14. On a foundation of immensely crappy education...

    On a foundation of immensely crappy education levels.
    A good indicator of how educated a population is, is literacy.



    That's too recent. So it's not a good sign.



    (Source:...
  15. Yes, they all contributed. Their moral fault is...

    Yes, they all contributed.
    Their moral fault is to have insulted her in print and stolen her credit; one in order to achieve another act of villainy.
    The problem is a Nobel prize cannot be given...
  16. The true story behind the discovery of DNA structure

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIP0lYrdirI

    Sweet, Dr Watson, you will be known as a creep and a liar for all time.
  17. One hell of a mess.

    One hell of a mess.
  18. Maddow: Trump's Campaign a Cover for Moneymaking Scheme

    Donald Trump's Campaign A Cover For Moneymaking Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe99v8_ODNQ

    It finally happened. Watch your heads... :pigsfly::pigsfly::pigsfly:...
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    Commitments are better than commandments. ...

    Commitments are better than commandments.

    Commandments always have problems with them, which is the reason "robot psychology" (which is the term Isaac Asimov used for robot programming) is going...
  20. I find the YouTube channel Healthcare Triage...

    I find the YouTube channel Healthcare Triage very helpful with this and other subjects:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf82FfX-wuU
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    Wrong. Iblis was not an apostate. Apostates don't...

    Wrong. Iblis was not an apostate. Apostates don't know, they just stop believing. Iblis on the other hand knew God firsthand.
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    Good point. I hadn't thought of this before. This...

    Good point. I hadn't thought of this before. This will further motivate the Ar'bics to brave the waves.
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    That was beautiful.

    That was beautiful.
  24. The truth finally out w/ respect to the aliens the govt knew all along about

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5muY64Oyp10
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    Phrased that way, yes, I agree. Factor analysis...

    Phrased that way, yes, I agree. Factor analysis applied this way is awful. It's some sort of mathematical version of extreme reductionist positivism.
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