"Dara, the Earth is perfect for us because we adapted to live on it. The best example I've heard is a puddle of water. If it could think, it would probably think that the hole it was in was designed especially for it, since it fits so perfect…"
For all of you who love astrophysicist Dr. Tyson. I, personally, think that Neil's talks are like stand-up comedy. Only better. He is the Carl Sagan of our generation. A true pioneer of science.See More
This group is for fans of "the amazing" James Randi. Mr, Randi is one of the most iconic skeptics and before that, he was a world famous conjurer. His gift to the world is the JREF, which is the worlds largest skeptical organization.
"Tim Minchin has written a few songs about the ludicrous claims of religion. Many of them tend to be a bit Not Safe For Work in their lyrics, however they are very cleverly written. He's actually pretty popular in the skepticism community, from…"
"Yes, but mind you, the Holocaust wasn't only the extermination of the Jews. I prefer to add in the other 7 million or so deaths who were not Jewish into the term of "Holocaust." There were blacks, gypsies, homosexuals, atheists,…"
"To me, it doesn't matter what his religious beliefs were since his attempted genocide didn't rely on it. Only time it does matter, however, is when people say Hitler was an atheist, and it's because of these supposed atheistic…"
"I certainly had an "aha" moment. I was actually just saying on Twitter last night that reading atheist "origin stories" can be depressing, since my own was actually a happy moment. For me, it was like having an epiphany, and…"
"@Todd Legally, Joli would be protected from discrimination because she's an atheist, as well as her husband. If they were to get fired, they would have a solid case, and their employers could stand to lose a ton of money, so I think that's…"
"When I came out as an atheist to my family, I just did it quick, like a Band-Aid. Although, it did help that my family wasn't really very religious in the first place.
I know that there are some methods where you can subtly show to them that…"
"I do that on occasion, too.
And I completely agree with you. Even though I can't be sure you all are sentient, I suspect you all are, and I feel guilt if I harm anyone. I'm naturally a nice person anyway, so I doubt I'd be an asshole…"
"You would be one of those clones, but not all of them. Unless there are some strange quantum entanglement properties at play in your brain, you'd inhabit but one body and mind.
It is interesting, though, that you brought up if each one would…"