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What's some of the evidence that supports the thesis that the "Intelligent Designer" was beyond stupid.

Let me name the ways. (I will limit myself to three.) With any intelligence would he/she/it have designed: 1) Tooth decay? 2) An amygdala t…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

45 Aug 31, 2014
Reply by Diane

Fear - Your worst enemy

~ "I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50-years I spent like that. F…

Started by Belle Rose

7 Aug 31, 2014
Reply by Simon Paynton

Are feelings questionable?

I think we all can agree on the statement that “feelings are subjective.”  We don’t always have good reasons to feel one way or another abo…

Started by Monica McGee (Monicks)

30 Feb 19, 2014
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

The Raccoon's rapid and ongoing behavioral evolution

This morning I watched a fascinting PBS documentary about raccoon intelligence. Here is a link to the full 50 minute video. Raccoons are…

Started by Unseen

8 Feb 6, 2014
Reply by Dr. Bob

Why do abused spouses seek out abusers?

Revelations by members here, a relative who had an abusive spouse, and (don't laugh) a Doctor Who episode "The Beast Below" all got togethe…

Started by Ward Cressin

1 Jan 4, 2014
Reply by Belle Rose

Real Recovery

I'm wondering what you all think....... Do addicts ever REALLY recover? I'm thinking about addicts to anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. Gambl…

Started by Belle Rose

18 Dec 19, 2013
Reply by MikeLong

The science of "gaydar." Can you spot a gay just by looking?

Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findin…

Started by Unseen

61 Nov 15, 2013
Reply by Unseen

AI: Does the "Turing Test" actually test intelligence?

Turing Test: a proposed test of a computer's ability to think, requiring that the covert substitution of the computer for one of the partic…

Started by Unseen

12 Sep 17, 2013
Reply by _Robert_

The Implications of Transhumanism

Preface: Let me begin this thread by stating that I read through the topic of transhumanism started by our esteemed TA member Nate Lundgren…

Started by Ed

68 Aug 16, 2013
Reply by Ed

Comments on the famous John Dillon Haynes experiment?

First of all, watch this BBC video about the experiment which seems to pretty conclusively show that real decisions are not done in the con…

Started by Unseen

52 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Pope Beanie

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