Search:

Type: Posts; User: atrib; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    341
    Views
    7,563

    You just repeated the original assertion without...

    I have not dodged you. I have told you that again and again that all belief should be based on sufficient reasoning. Philosophically reason through the evidence and alternatives. Again you are...
  2. Replies
    341
    Views
    7,563

    The OP speculated on the possible evolutionary...

    Happy New Year.

    Post 112 doesn't answer any of the questions I have asked.

    Call it what you will, a formal argument, or a casual discussion. The fact remains that you have made the assertion I...
  3. Replies
    341
    Views
    7,563

    Happy New Year. Post 112 doesn't answer any of...

    This is the proposition you and Haldane are apparently arguing: The workings of human minds and the conclusions they reach cannot be considered trustworthy if human minds are solely made up of atoms...
  4. Replies
    341
    Views
    7,563

    How can we formulate "positive reasonable...

    How can we formulate "positive reasonable inferences about what we don't know"? How can we test and verify these inferences?

    This is an honest question I have asked you more than once, and you...
  5. Replies
    341
    Views
    7,563

    This is the proposition you and Haldane are...

    This is the proposition you and Haldane are apparently arguing: The workings of human minds and the conclusions they reach cannot be considered trustworthy if human minds are solely made up of atoms...
  6. Replies
    440
    Views
    9,959

    It seems obvious to me that Learner does not...

    Is anything we are saying making sense to you, or is it all passing over you?[/QUOTE]

    It seems obvious to me that Learner does not understand what people are talking about a lot of the time. And...
  7. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,270

    How would we detect them? Do we have radio...

    I suspect at least most species would avoid colonizing potentially life-bearing systems. We would still detect them around nearby stars, though.[/QUOTE]


    How would we detect them? Do we have...
  8. Thread: Which Bible

    by atrib
    Replies
    68
    Views
    2,778

    So you concede that the flood described in the...

    Now we're onto Joseph Smith?

    You're drifting away from your original specific claim that archeology has "debunked" two things.
    I already conceded that archeology might concede a particular...
  9. And that is the problem right there. Skepticism...

    And that is the problem right there. Skepticism is, or should be the most appropriate response to claims involving reanimated corpses that can fly into space. And that skepticism is well deserved,...
  10. Replies
    885
    Views
    40,184

    This behavior of mindlessly repeating the same...

    This behavior of mindlessly repeating the same flawed argument over and over for a period of more than two years is grossly aberrant even by Christian apologist standards. Who is the poster trying to...
  11. Why is it a bad thing to want to enjoy your life?...

    Why is it a bad thing to want to enjoy your life? And how is enjoying your life the same thing as living as if there were no tomorrow? They are not the same thing at all.

    And why is it better to...
  12. Replies
    136
    Views
    6,434

    And when you present evidence that we can test...

    But supernatural events aren't allowed. We philosophically limit our explanations to nature only explanations. There can be nothing beyond nature. You won’t allow yourselves to follow the evidence...
  13. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    This is your proposition: Reality exists all the...

    You can not prove it exists independently of minds.[/QUOTE]

    This is your proposition:
    Reality exists all the time because Biblegod is looking at all aspects of reality all the time.

    These are...
  14. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    Based on the fact that you haven't attempted to...

    But you guys go a step further and say, "the material world can exist independently of minds," which is something that can not be observed unless we all left our minds outside of our bodies.[/QUOTE]...
  15. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    You ignored what I was saying, perhaps because...

    But you guys go a step further and say, "the material world can exist independently of minds," which is something that can not be observed unless we all left our minds outside of our bodies.[/QUOTE]...
  16. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    Wrong. The fact is that we cannot demonstrate...

    But, materialism can't explain anything without minds.[/QUOTE]

    Wrong. The fact is that we cannot demonstrate that the material world exists and is real. In order to assert that the material world...
  17. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    "Minds" should be changed to "observations"....

    No, it's the sign of a huge ego that thinks they can describe how things were in the past when there were no minds around.

    Without minds, you can't describe how anything looks, feels, smells,...
  18. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    Alternately, no external world exists, and god is...

    1. We all use our minds to gather information about the world: empiricism.
    2. Empiricism can not show that an external world exists independently of minds because no one has ever been outside of...
  19. Jarhyn did not claim that human fetuses are the...

    Jarhyn did not claim that human fetuses are the moral equivalent of ticks; that is your extrapolation. He merely provided examples of things that are also alive (responding to statements you had made...
  20. Lion will not address this because he refuses to...

    Lion will not address this because he refuses to acknowledge that the argument even exists. He doesn't have an easy, canned response, and he cannot easily construct a caricature of this argument in...
  21. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    Someone who claims that one must eat the flesh...

    Yes.

    The myth that a universe can spontaneously pop into (or out of) existence without a cause.

    Or that an uncaused universe can exist eternally and we have been here forever, doing stuff over...
  22. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    I don't have any evidence to support the claim....

    I take the Flood account literally.

    Can you "literally" show me where in the "literal" text it says there was an insurmountable problem with animal dung?

    Show me where exactly in the text it...
  23. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    Lets not forget the plants. Plants do good things...

    Lets not forget the plants. Plants do good things for us, like absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, and producing food. Why did God have to kill the plants?
  24. Galileo was indicted by the Church on charges of...

    So why then is the number of people who were burned at the stake for anything to do with science ... zero?


    Sorry, but actual historians of science disagree with you. Galileo and others before...
  25. Replies
    1,044
    Views
    20,334

    I just conceived of a being that is greater than...

    God is the greatest being which can be conceived.[/QUOTE]

    I just conceived of a being that is greater than Biblegod. That would be my dad. He never cursed his children to disease and death. He...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4