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  1. Historically that love others thing has not...

    Historically that love others thing has not worked out so good. All those European Christian sectarian wars.

    The Sikhs practice charity. The main temple in the Punjab in India feeds thousands...
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    The judge will be your self. You can test the...

    The judge will be your self. You can test the algorithm with a truth table, one common way.

    Computer languages implement versions of formal logic with varying symbols. Pick you symbols and define...
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    Sounds like semantics, A possibility and an...

    Sounds like semantics, A possibility and an actuality are mutually exclusive.

    For a six sided die the mathematical probability is 1/6. That means if you toss the die 60 times with reasonable...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogito,_ergo_sum ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogito,_ergo_sum

    Descartes was pragmatic if nothing. I'd say in part it is a counter to useless philosophical debate on self doubt. The question do I exists is...
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    To me that expresses it. The act of thinking...

    To me that expresses it. The act of thinking implies 'I Am', I exist and I must be alive.

    It is like a Zen koan. Contemplating leads to a realization. Trying to deconstruct or parse it means you...
  6. For me religion is not an emotional threat. For...

    For me religion is not an emotional threat. For me religion is all in the head of the believer.

    The threat religion poses to us atheist and freethinkers is what it has always been.

    The...
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    An Exercise In Logic

    An Exercise In Logic. As a general overview you can look at as synthesizing a set of premises to support a conclusion. We start at the conclusion, the operation of an elevator, then work backwards to...
  8. Because the first war was about saving the...

    I don't really understand why the Gulf War was so disliked. Iraq annexed another country, in clear violation of international law, and I don't know of any data that the Kuwaitis wanted to live under...
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    To me that is a logical impossibility as stated....

    To me that is a logical impossibility as stated. But it is a matter of interpretation. In conversation you might just mean there are two possible conditions and it is currently one of the two. The...
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    That is what philosophical debate comes down to...

    That's precisely what it all comes down to.[/QUOTE]

    That is what philosophical debate comes down to when disusing concepts and not physical reality.
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    Sounds reasonable as a generalization. You...

    Sounds reasonable as a generalization.

    You could create a hierarchy but the I think you would end up debating semantics and meaning. Objective knowledge vs say circumstantial evidence or...
  12. The bible is: 1 A creation myth, not unique....

    The bible is:

    1 A creation myth, not unique. Many traditions have one. They generaly make the group appear unique and special.
    2 A genealogy
    3 A set of mythical stories of supernatural powers....
  13. The fact that Christians contributed to scince...

    These Christians contributed quite considerably, and made way for quite a bit of the science, that is not at all ignored- that bit you (plural) ignored lol.

    Also goes to Biby's post # 55 and...
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    Language does get mixed up together. Sapnish...

    Language does get mixed up together.

    Sapnish prhrases are common in conversation here in Seattle.

    I listend to Spanish language CDs. As I went along I realized language expresses a culture mor...
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    It depends on the application. There are...

    It depends on the application.

    There are simple BASIC compilers for microcontrollers for less depending apps and less skilled developers.

    On the flip side codding in assembly language at least...
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    According to the show there is a commercial...

    Yeah, but such systems are still basically research prototypes, nowhere near ready for large scale operation.[/QUOTE]

    According to the show there is a commercial station coming online in Spain....
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    The show made me a bit teary eyed.

    The show made me a bit teary eyed.
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    Well there it is, EB thinks we are all stupid and...

    Well there it is, EB thinks we are all stupid and ignorant.

    There is logic that has been formalized and crafted into systems, like Boolean Algebra.

    There is a reasoning and logical decision...
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    NOVA Apollo 8

    NOVA Apollo 8

    Good show last night about the mission that first circled the moon. When it was thought Russia was preparing to orbit a man around the moon the rush was on to do it first. It was...
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    Poll: Not so strange. compared to the way the forum...

    Not so strange. compared to the way the forum used to be it is quite tame. People came to debate and critique. Lively discussion. The idea was if you posted something you had to be able to defend it....
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    Poll: More critique than insult. On the other thread...

    That is a gratuitous insult. I will appreciate if you avoid the threads instead of doing that.[/QUOTE]



    That is a gratuitous insult. I will appreciate if you avoid the threads instead of doing...
  22. There is a social role for religion and...

    There is a social role for religion and philosophy.

    The beauty of science is it works regardless of philosophy and religion.
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    From the old VN documentary post war Ho Chi Mihn...

    From the old VN documentary post war Ho Chi Mihn approached the Americans with a plan for intendance with a constitution loosely based on ours. It was rejected in favor of France having a colony....
  24. There was a deep fear of nuclear war. For me it...

    There was a deep fear of nuclear war. For me it was like a dark cloud dissipating. It was unbelievable.

    Over here watching people tear down the Berlin Wall with hands was spellbinding. SAC...
  25. I imagine theist science bashers when on a...

    I imagine theist science bashers when on a takeoff roll on a jet must be praying awful hard when the pilot pulls back the yoke to lift off. Aerodynamics might just not work this time.

    Arguing...
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