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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

Will there be sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 06:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 56
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: This Ought To Get Some Replies

Phil Ivey wants to play you heads up.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-17-2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: An Atheist Manifesto

That's a bit harsh. I just think the guy makes some lame arguments. But I doubt that he's foaming at the mouth. That said, the site generally seemed alarmist; people throw out the word 'theocracy'...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: An Atheist Manifesto

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It is worth noting that no one ever needs to identify himself as a non-astrologer or a non-alchemist. Consequently, we do not have words for people who deny the validity of these...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 09:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

I'm looking for a specific answer. Too often Bayes theorem is invoked without any attendant mathematics.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

Okay.

What is the prior probability of said miracle?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-09-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: A Question for Christians

Mathematical proofs deal with objective entities which are morally, politically, and ontologically neutral.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 49
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Buffett, Gates, & Harrington on hold\'em

I believe that for at least 3 of those listed.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-08-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: A Question for Christians

When a fart leaves my butt does it continue to be MY fart?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Pascal\'s Wager and Free Bets

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God was killed so long ago, by so many, mocking him now is in a way getting him back to life. You should be glad.

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This logic can also be applied to corpse-raping.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Pascal\'s Wager and Free Bets

I don't believe your mother loves you, so when I say that she wears combat boots, don't get all offended.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Pascal\'s Wager and Free Bets

There's also no evidence that kicking you in the balls won't result in you writing me a $5000 check.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Pascal\'s Wager and Free Bets

Does your apartment smell of rich mahogany?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-20-2005, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Catholics less nutty than Protestants: more evidence

Who is the arbiter of what is "doctrine" and what is "canon law?"
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-19-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Argument for God

This would be true if "God" were the ontological equivalent of say, your high school vice principal.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-18-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Two Questions For Not Ready

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Only by having precisely one denomination being the holder of the complete and entirely correct theology of God, can that word be effectively transmitted to the future. And only by having...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-17-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

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So any idea of 'god' is a product of the mind and independent of anything that is being understood. A skeptical mind (this is what I mean by skeptical) doesn't form beliefs about whether...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-17-2005, 03:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

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I disagree a bit here, don't think its semantics. Skeptics don't underestimate the likelyhood of a position in the sense I think you mean. It's not that I think god is less likely than you...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-16-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

I only brought up Occam's Razor because part of the classical atheist position has been the denial of burden of proof with the attendant appeal to this principle. Even if I were to concede that the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-16-2005, 07:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

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The truth of the human condition is not pretty.

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Not a Keats fan, are you?
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-16-2005, 04:51 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 223
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: What\'s your least favorite city in America?

Seattle over Bakersfield? That's just nutty.
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-16-2005, 04:41 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 223
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: What\'s your least favorite city in America?

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There is no city in the world with nearly as much consistent, quality powder within an hour of an international airport.

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Bogota doesn't have an airport?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-16-2005, 04:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

Somehow you've conned me into casting you as God in my analogy. I guess that means Mat is Jesus and Mason is...I don't know....Emperor Palpatine?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-16-2005, 03:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

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Whatever the subject, the default approach is one of disbelief, it does not require a reason.

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I am dubious of the effectiveness of the hermeneutics of suspicion,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-15-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6
Posted By IronUnkind
Re: Non Believers Predominate Heaven? Just Maybe.

Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiments and the Milgram Experiment. C.F. Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men for Holocaust comparisons.
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