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  1. Thread: What is Religion?

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    Hope, fear, desire.....filling the unknown, the...

    Perfect. Can't get better a definition than that.[/QUOTE]

    But how does that happen if not by emotion alone. Is it rational to think there is an invisible thing living in the sky watching how we...
  2. Thread: What is Religion?

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    Perfect. Can't get better a definition than that.

    Perfect. Can't get better a definition than that.
  3. Thread: NOVA Apollo 8

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    It was a truly incredible achievement. ...

    It was a truly incredible achievement. Especially for that time...or even now.
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    Poll: It appears rather convoluted, yet it may...

    I am deriving that the next U.K. Prime Minister will not be Jeremy Hunt from P5 "The next U.K. Prime Minister will be Jeremy Corbyn" and P3 " Jeremy Hunt is not Jeremy Corbyn". But you're right it's...
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    Poll: Maybe I am misreading it, but I cannot see where...

    The conclusion follows necessarily from the premises (maybe you misread?): From P3 and P5, it follows that the next U.K. Prime Minister will not be Jeremy Hunt. From "the next U.K. Prime Minister...
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    You seem to have switched emphasis. Your original...

    Wasn't it the Church that supported geocentricity? Even to the extent of torturing people when the belief came to be questioned....[/QUOTE]

    Galileo was placed under house arrest for daring to...
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    Poll: To me the whole thing just appears to be a list...

    Just look at P4 (modified) and C:

    P4 (modified) - The next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson;
    C - Therefore, the next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson.

    Does that appear...
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    Poll: Still can't see how the conclusion follows from...

    Argument recap: (with some highlights)

    P1 - Jeremy Corbyn is not Boris Johnson;
    P2 - Boris Johnson is not Jeremy Hunt;
    P3 - Jeremy Hunt is not Jeremy Corbyn;
    P4 - The next U.K. Prime Minister...
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    Poll: Invalid. The conclusion doesn't necessarily...

    Invalid. The conclusion doesn't necessarily follow from the premises.
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    Wasn't it the Church that supported...

    Wasn't it the Church that supported geocentricity? Even to the extent of torturing people when the belief came to be questioned....
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    Just add a bit of upper body work to the walk, a...

    Just add a bit of upper body work to the walk, a few push ups, maybe chin ups.....
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    Depends on cost of living and Inflation. Wage...

    Depends on cost of living and Inflation. Wage rates have been languishing for too long. It's now time to increase pay rates, to return to a more reasonable ratio....as even the Reserve Bank is...
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    The wage price index....

    The wage price index.

    A world away from the days of double-digit inflation, wages growth has almost halved this century — from already contained levels.

    The most cited measure — the wage price...
  14. A lack of conviction in the existence of a God or...

    A lack of conviction in the existence of a God or gods (atheism) is based on the absence of evidence to justify a conviction in the existence of a God or gods.....those who are convinced in the...
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    Wage increases have been sluggish for decades...

    Wage increases have been sluggish for decades and stagnant for years in Australia;

    ''After five years of stagnating incomes — with Australians experiencing record low or near record low wages...
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    It's not about your employer buying you a house,...

    It's not about your employer buying you a house, but a wage set to a standard that allows the average worker to live in dignity, to buy a house if that is the desire, to support a family in relative...
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    Yes. A memory glitch. Perhaps some...

    Yes. A memory glitch.



    Perhaps some workers were not being paid enough? Therefore the need for setting a reasonable minimum pay rate?


    A bit of history on home ownership in Australia;
    ...
  18. The idea wasn't really for a lander on Europa,...

    Except it's not really something you can just try harder.

    Delta-v is the ultimate ruler of spaceflight. The size of your rocket goes up exponentially with increasing delta-v. If you burn half...
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    Whether a wife needed to be at home or not isn't...

    But back then the wife pretty much needed to put her time in keeping house. Now that's nowhere near as necessary, figuring a two-earner couple is reasonable.[/QUOTE]

    Whether a wife needed to be...
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    It was set at a rate that allowed a worker to...

    Seems reasonable on the surface... how large a family? If your family is larger than that, do you get more... or less if fewer members?

    Could part of the problem in the US be related to family...
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    The Harvester Judgment/ Living wage ruling.

    A bit of History relating to the setting of a minimum wage in Australia:

    The Harvester judgement and Australia’s minimum wage

    ''In 1907, an arbitration court judge decided that wages at a...
  22. I know what happens when the wording offers an...

    I know what happens when the wording offers an opportunity for criticism based on semantics. Just a slip and you come undone. Not good.

    As for this, there is nothing to argue. It's clear that...
  23. It could be said that you are an avatar that your...

    It could be said that you are an avatar that your brain constructs and uses as a means to interact with the world at large.
  24. It, our internal model of the word based on EMR,...

    It, our internal model of the word based on EMR, etc, stimulating nerve cells, is being constantly tested. It doesn't matter what we believe or feel about a brick wall standing in our path, for...
  25. Subjective and Objective...

    Subjective and Objective

    ''Subjective and objective are adjectives that describe two different ways of knowing.

    Objective refers to objects and events in the world that anyone can, in...
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