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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-26-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By chezlaw
Re: Merry Christmas all

Hi RJT

Partial trip report from Carpanzano where Ive found a slow link to the internet, but Im being chucked off now. Back to Scigliano and peace and tranquility, no technology beyond a tv (and no...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-26-2005, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Belief in God is -EV

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The Flaw in Pascal's Wager:
The possibility of a god that hates Christianity, and will punish you for eternity for believing in Christianity, making the cons of believing in God...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-26-2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: The best odds for/against god

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finite chance * infinite upside = finite chance * infinite downside whatever the relative magnitudes of the finite chances.


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Why do you view outcomes...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Merry Christmas all

I'm done, no more poker no more 2+2, its off to Italy for me.

So, no offense intended to anyone, no religous connotation etc etc.

Have a good one.

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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"Maybe, I'm happy to accept that I don't know."

How do you know that you don't know?

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Ok maybe I do know and maybe I know how superstring theory works as well.

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Quadratic Equation

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I just realized I completely forgot this, does anybody know it. Thanks.

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No need to remember, just complete the square.

ax^2 + bx + c = 0
x^2 + (b/a)x = -c/a
(x +...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Dover Intelligent Design case -- judge rules for plaintiffs

Interesting stuff. I am the only one who expects the IDers to produce more and more 'scientific' journals of their own so that they can peer review each others 'science'

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Dover Intelligent Design case -- judge rules for plaintiffs

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That wouldn't surprise anyone who participates in forums like this. Religiousity, by it's nature, impairs a persons moral judgement.

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That's a bit harsh. I nominated you...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 07:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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Religon is about:
the vanity of man...


If it was about god then it would in some way be affected by the existence of god and the properties of this god and it isn't.
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 03:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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im totally not a catholic

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so you believe the existence of the catholic religon means that god exists and that the catholic religon is about this god.

As I assume you...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 03:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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what so funny.
i must be clueless please explain

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I take it you're a devout catholic then.

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 03:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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i really dont understand this statement. the catholic religon is totally affected by the existence and properties of god. without God there would be know catholic religon.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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huh could you please explain. why is the evidence against me and how is religon about man. its about mans relationship with god but how does that discredit what i said. if the center of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 02:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Good Question For Catholics and Others

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if there is no god there is no need for religon. all religons worship a god.

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The evidence is against you. Religon is about man, nothing to do with god.

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 01:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 165
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Hitler\'s world would have worked........

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Good reply. I live in a very white place and I love it too /images/graemlins/smile.gif.

But the thing is that civilisation works best when everyone understands certain ideals. ...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Agree or Disagree? Why?

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I agree. Mainly because I believe the bible to be a narrative work not a factual or scientific work. At best, I think the important "facts" in the bible are ethical or...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 165
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Hitler\'s world would have worked........

Phil, every system has problems but I live in one of the trully multi-cultural places in the world and I love it.

Differences are good.

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

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You didn't answer. Was it you?

chez

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

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Why is it so difficult to think that a presidential candidate will never be elected into office if he
states he does not believe in God?

Why is this so hard to digest?

Why all...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

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"What has that got to do with anything?"

LOL, you really think America would elect a president
that did not believe in God?

I'm waiting............list the last one elected!
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 11:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Why did Jesus have to die?

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I understand that you do not accept the authority of scripture. I do and I accept that it is accurate in all that it says about God and his creation.

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Exactly and you put...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 10:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Why did Jesus have to die?

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The implication of what you are saying is that an omnipotent god cannot make truthful statements about what he will or will not do.

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No it isn't.

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It is...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 10:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Why did Jesus have to die?

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[The bible] denies an omnipotent god.

chez

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Maybe I was giving you too much credit. This statement is asinine. The bible does not deny an omnipotent god,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

I sincerely hope that there is never a time when religon is illegal.

chez
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Why did Jesus have to die?

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Yes, we are seeing you say that god couldn't have achived the same outcome without jesus dying. Clearly not true if god is omniopotent.

and you believe it because it says so...
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