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  1. Thread: Placebo Effect

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    The power of suggestion is a marvelous thing.

    The power of suggestion is a marvelous thing.
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    Hebrews 11:1 tells us the nature of faith as it...

    Hebrews 11:1 states the bleeding obvious - that we can have faith/trust that an all powerful God can do what He says He will do.[/QUOTE]

    Hebrews 11:1 tells us the nature of faith as it was...
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    You haven't challenged anything. Your premises...

    You haven't challenged anything. Your premises are flawed. I don't have 'a belief on faith' - I use the standard definition of faith as related to religion....a definition that is supported in the...
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    The question makes no sense. I have no faith in...

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    NOT WHEN???????

    ABSOLUTELY WHEN.....I provided several scientific evidences.....you just ignored them all to play your get out of reason card. All the while (for years) you...
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    Not when I made the comment 'Oh, dear.'' Prior...

    Have I been providing evidence and reasoning?[/QUOTE]


    Not when I made the comment 'Oh, dear.'' Prior to that you appeared to be denying the given definition of faith, a conviction held without...
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    Oh, dear.

    How do you ignore?[/QUOTE]


    Oh, dear.
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    How do you mean? Can you explain?

    Great example.[/QUOTE]

    How do you mean? Can you explain?
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    It still remains that faith, a conviction of...

    It still remains that faith, a conviction of truth without the support of evidence, is blind by its very nature. Something is believed to be true, not on the basis of evidence, but because it is...
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    Maybe you can summarize. I try not to watch...

    Maybe you can summarize. I try not to watch videos.

    Things do run at different rates, Time runs at different rates, GPS has to be adjusted for satellite time rate, etc, but the point is that...
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    The brain activity of a star ship astronaut runs...

    The brain activity of a star ship astronaut runs at a different rate because time is relative. He does not feel that his perception of time and activity is slower than it was on Earth. If he is...
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    Everything you do is in real time. Try to do...

    That's a weird way of thinking the universe. It not only violates relativity, but basic human experience.[/QUOTE]
    Yeah time could pass at different speeds in a simulation based on gravity and...
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    It is relativity. Your time rate is not the same...

    That's a weird way of thinking the universe. It not only violates relativity, but basic human experience.[/QUOTE]

    It is relativity. Your time rate is not the same as an astronaut heading for the...
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    Faith is not necessarily a matter of truth. More...

    Faith is not necessarily a matter of truth. More a matter epistemic luck or probability. Some faith based beliefs being highly unlikely to be true.
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    Everything happens in the present. Simulations...

    Everything happens in the present. Simulations run in present time.
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    A brain simulates the the external world in its...

    A brain simulates the the external world in its own subjective virtual form; consciousness.
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    God in any of its versions, Allah, Yahweh,...

    Like our politicians invoking god to help them when they are unable to deal with reality. So far god has not responded while we descend into chaos.[/QUOTE]

    God in any of its versions, Allah,...
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    People can be wrong. Being wrong doesn't make...

    Since you can't provide any reason why that is true then we can dismiss you.
    Checkmate.
    :cool:[/QUOTE]

    People can be wrong. Being wrong doesn't make someone a fool. Religion is a powerful...
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    There are consequences to the things we do...

    Some atheists find comfort in believing there's no God.
    It allows them to live like there's no tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

    There are consequences to the things we do today.....cause and effect.
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    The nature of faith means that you don't need...

    The nature of faith means that you don't need evidence to support your conviction, that don't need to prove your belief. You just believe.
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    What sort of beliefs do you mean?

    What sort of beliefs do you mean?
  21. Perhaps its more a lack of cohesion and common...

    I know what I think about people who are sad about the decay of authoritarianism and oppression.[/QUOTE]

    Perhaps its more a lack of cohesion and common social purpose, too many splinter groups,...
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    There should be far more outrage over this...

    There should be far more outrage over this situation than there is. Some even applaud it as a sign of success.
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    Faith is by definition blind: holding a belief or...

    Faith is by definition blind: holding a belief or conviction of truth that's not supported by evidence.

    Hope may be a mixture of faith and expectation, expectation based on probability and odds....
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    The book of genesis is young earth creationism.

    The book of genesis is young earth creationism.
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    In my first post I was saying that a lot of...

    Sure but even those above in your quote beat the material number of the Greek gods worship items in your first quote (since this seemed to be the basis of your argument). Jesus has the best selling...
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