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  1. I think the problem is that you are trying to...

    The energy in the laser beam comes from the electrical power applied not from the mass of the diode. - - electrical energy converted to light energy.

    Burning paper involves a very different...
  2. So the claim is that because religion has...

    Show your workings. Demonstrate how you come to the conclusion that supernatural ability claims made about Joseph Smith are exactly like the long standing claims made about Jesus.



    No. That's...
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    ? Evolution doesn't yield perfection. It only...

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    Evolution doesn't yield perfection. It only yields good enough for a species to survive sufficiently long enough to procreate. Religion tells us that perfection is god's bailiwick. Only one...
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    That is a rather odd criteria. Anything that...

    That is a rather odd criteria. Anything that someone doesn't understand is a mysterious thing for them. I would assume that how a television was designed and built would be a mystery to you and that...
  5. The energy in the laser beam comes from the...

    The energy in the laser beam comes from the electrical power applied not from the mass of the diode. - - electrical energy converted to light energy.

    Burning paper involves a very different...
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    I won't buy the omnipotent hype until I see him...

    I won't buy the omnipotent hype until I see him defeat Odin in a cage match.
  7. You seem to be confusing all too human musings on...

    The religious understandings of reality, goals, and how to attain those goals between the two have nothing in common. The societal lessons necessary for a coherent civilization (don't kill, don't...
  8. And exactly how would your conversion therapy...

    It clearly says unwanted.[/QUOTE]

    And exactly how would your conversion therapy make any difference for those who already see it as unwanted? It is those who want violent sex that you want to be...
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    I think that probably gender roles evolved in the...

    I think that probably gender roles evolved in the human species quite likely due in good part to the long period of dependence of a tot on the mother... the father doesn't give milk. The males became...
  10. You seem to have misread. It was pointed out that...

    You seem to have misread. It was pointed out that some people want this sort of sex. Or did you mean by 'unwanted' that you don't want them to want it?
  11. The first Christians came from Judaism but the...

    The "middle eastern culture" that spawned Christianity is called Judaism.[/QUOTE]

    The first Christians came from Judaism but the religion was spawned from Egyptian religions, Mithraism,...
  12. The religious understandings of reality, goals,...

    The religious understandings of reality, goals, and how to attain those goals between the two have nothing in common. The societal lessons necessary for a coherent civilization (don't kill, don't...
  13. You are conflating "truth" and "belief". I...

    You are conflating "truth" and "belief".

    I have no doubt that a true Christian believes the resurrection tale or that a true Muslim believes Muhammad's flying horse tale but the question was about...
  14. And it is claimed that Muhammad was taken up into...

    Let me rephrase it as: not the usual, normal everyday thing. And the frequency of claims (which matters here) regarding that bit written in the bible - people coming back to life and "flying off...
  15. There are none that I am aware of. They were...

    Breeder reactors are built to run on plutonium. Ordinary reactors are perfectly willing to use it in their fuel.[/QUOTE]

    Name one such power station.[/QUOTE]
    There are none that I am aware of....
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    Indeed so. A lot of money can be made preying on...

    Indeed so. A lot of money can be made preying on a group's obsession by telling them what they already believe, especially if that belief is contested by others. I once started writing such a book...
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    Now that is an interesting (and amusing) post....

    Dawkins actual twitter link
    https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/status/507092728409522176


    Five years later and still selling. I wonder how much has been accumulated by now, on just that book...
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    If that Mork is a Martian version of a virus or a...

    If that Mork is a Martian version of a virus or a Martian version of a bacteria then we may meet that sucker within the next few years. But, if we do, that Mork may only be found as a fossil. If that...
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    A liar, yes. But he has found that many believers...

    A liar, yes. But he has found that many believers are more than eager to pay dearly to hear the lie that there are no atheists, only theists who call themselves atheist so they can fornicate and...
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    And where did the energy in the flame come from...

    And where did the energy in the flame come from if not from the mass (E/c2) decrease when the chemical bonding formed the molecules?

    Humans emit more heat into the environment than we absorb from...
  21. You misunderstand karma. Karma is about the...

    You misunderstand karma. Karma is about the effects that one's actions, attitude, or mindset has on their own existence. The Christian equivalent would be god deciding to reward or punish someone for...
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    Equally, you can not prove it doesn't exist.

    You can not prove it exists independently of minds.[/QUOTE]
    Equally, you can not prove it doesn't exist.
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    You need to decide on which argument you want to...

    That is why God is always perceiving everything. The train DOES NOT EXIST if God is not perceiving it.

    You're right on the doorstep with your finger on the doorbell![/QUOTE]

    You need to decide...
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    And yet you have given no reason to accept that...

    Which means what, exactly, with respect to your thesis? Or, your bastardization of Locke's view of Berkeley's theisis?[/QUOTE]

    Long story short: no minds around = no way to describe what exists. ...
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    In the difference of mass between the individual...

    In the difference of mass between the individual oxygen atoms and the atoms in the combustible material and the mass of the molecules of them combined by burning.

    Take carbon dioxide as an...
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