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Remembering Leonard Nimoy ('Mr. Spock' on Star Trek)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Clouse Mar 2. 16 Replies

Star Trek actor and director Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83. Are you a fan of Star Trek? Did Star Trek or the Mr. Spock character have any influence on your life? If so, in what way? Please…Continue

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Pope Francis condemns Charlie Hebdo killers, then adds a 'but'

Started this discussion. Last reply by _Robert_ Feb 16. 1 Reply

Pope Francis, speaking about the recent terror attacks in France, defended free speech but said there are limits and people should not make fun of other people's faith.Is the Pope making the right…Continue

New: Richard Dawkins reads his hate mail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Feb 15. 6 Replies

Did you laugh when you watched this video? I did.I think partly it's because of Dawkins' deadpan delivery but mostly it's because the comments are so sincere in their animus, stupidity and impotence.…Continue

Should 'personal belief' vaccine exemptions be allowed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Humphrey Feb 13. 25 Replies

"Responding to an outbreak of measles that has infected more than 100 people, two California lawmakers said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to end the right of parents in the state to…Continue

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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"'Better or worse' in the context I used it means 'more or less (punishment)', or 'more or less (prison time)', 'more or less (severity)'. I described units of measurement on a punative scale. Which is better…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"It's no great loss, considering your inability to think and reason clearly."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"...unlike execution, which deprives him of spending 22 more years in a cage before making the same trip to oblivion."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"A greater amount of something is, in fact, more than a lesser amount of it. That includes punishment handed down by courts of law.  "
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"I agree. But let's keep this in context. I responded to this statement: "It is rare to the point of being mythical for someone to really believe that imprisonment is worse than death. Anyone faced with that choice will choose prison in…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"Anecdotal. I suppose it's fitting given the title of this discussion."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"That is your reasoning. Mine is that extreme torture is (and ought to be) unconstitional, unlike incarceration. No court of law in the US could hand down such a sentence. "
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Gallup's Mirror replied to mark thoma's discussion 'Are we in the (non-biblical) end times?'
"What if we're on the verge of solving our energy and greenhouse emission problems? Homosapiens clears a hurdle and heads for the next. Sources:http://www.technologyreview.com/view/426608/how-likely-is-a-runaway-greenhouse-effect-on-earth/ …"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to mark thoma's discussion 'Are we in the (non-biblical) end times?'
"I don't think humanity is nearing extinction, at least not in the sense that anyone alive today will live (or rather, die) to see it. Scientific efforts to study the problem suggest that even in some of the worst case scenarios, humanity…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"No. For the worst crimes, the worst punishment. Kind and gentle treatment would be completely inappropriate."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"Except if the ethical statement itself is factually and reasonably true, in which case it's not a matter of my personal opinion, but of your irrational denial."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"...you'd be crackpots like those who "disagree" with standards like the shape of the Earth. "
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"In my experience, the incompetent debater is rarely capable of admitting an error. Instead, he shuts down the discussion using intellectual dishonesty. In this case, Simon, you're simply refusing to become informed and issuing unreasoned…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"I've been pointing out, Simon, that others (including Sam Harris) have done so already, or have at least made the initial case that science may address ethical questions. I think the diminutive reference to 'mere' reason is the…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist'
"And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped. "
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I'm an atheist. That tells you nothing about what I believe. It tells you exactly one thing I do not believe.

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This describes my atheism: God is unproved, not disproved.

Crackpot: God exists!
Me: Evidence, please.
Crackpot: There is none.
Me: I don't believe you.

That's it. That's all it is. The rest is just the crackpot employing some bit of dishonesty to obfuscate or deny it.

He'll shift the burden of evidence onto me. ("Prove God doesn't exist!").
He'll claim to have evidence when he does not. ("Lookee here! Purely abstract mathematics! That's evidence!").
He'll say he doesn't need evidence. ("God is too big for evidence!")
He'll completely ignore the request for evidence and won't respond at all. (This is very popular.)
He'll restate the request for evidence as an accusation or insult. ("You hate God!" "How dare you question my faith!")
He'll pin God to ignorance. ("You can't explain X so God is the only explanation!")
And on and on and on. Anything but evidence.

There is no case to be made for the existence of God. There is nothing to debate, nothing to consider: no evidence, no data, not a shred of the scientific whatsoever. The rest is just the outraged caterwauling of the crackpot, desperately insisting that any such "debate" over God exists at all.

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2016 Presidential Election: Who do you think will run?

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm 18 Comments

The New York Times published the results of a poll today in which 64% of all American adults said they would like to see Hillary Clinton run for President in 2016. Among independent voters, 52% would like to see Clinton run. These percentages are nearly double those for the most-preferred Republicans; Ron Paul, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie. Clinton…

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Happy March Equinox

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Today, March 20, 2013, the day and night will be of equal length, an event which is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the southern hemisphere. For some reason, Christians like to celebrate this as the time Jesus rose from the dead, hungering for the flesh of the living, and longing to paint chicken eggs with vinegar dye. Or something like that. Anyway, enjoy it. It only happens twice every year. The equinox I mean, not the zombie…

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Happy 204th Birthday Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin 

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FFRF Attorney Andrew Seidel destroys Bill O'Reilly on Fox "News"

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:15am 3 Comments

I enjoyed watching Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel go on Fox "News" and destroy goon Bill O'Reilly on January 18, 2013.

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At 10:22am on September 11, 2014, Diedre Woolgar said…

Thank you Gallup - it was wonderful to be able to come to terms with my views on religion after a life time of questioning and doubt.   I look forward to exploring this site as I get the time.  

At 1:51am on June 19, 2014, Belle Rose said…
Thank you Gallup! I can't stay away! Lol
At 4:06am on February 28, 2014, Jamie Maclean said…

Thank you.

At 3:15am on February 28, 2014, Jane Sandler said…

Why thank you!

At 8:47pm on February 26, 2014, Tod Randall Bothom said…

I am very glad to be here and hopefully contribute something.

At 10:09pm on December 7, 2013, Diane said…

Hi there. I don't think we've interacted much, but I read a lot of things you've written.  Never a dull moment!

At 10:16pm on February 19, 2013, Jen said…

Thank you... My loved one is in Rehab getting help they are Christian and Im obviously am not. I want the help in copeing with his alcoholism

At 4:58pm on January 2, 2013, Heather Spoonheim said…

But it always comes down to step 3, ha ha ha!

At 10:43am on December 28, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

Hey!  This cracker tastes like....people!!!

At 5:07pm on December 15, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Sorry just saw your reply. Yes Tom Morello is in both bands.

 
 
 

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