"We could be on to something here. I have watched news sourcese from other countries, mainly Canada and Germany and they don't sensationalize tradegies theway American news does. Other countries will cover such tragedies factually and with a…"
"On a side note, a few years ago, I was working with a neural net simulator that was part of a handwriting recognition system. The odd thing was, that by giving thencomputer he ability to use fuzzy logic in comparisons, it also became capable or…"
" "Perhaps because it looks exactly like a fuckin' bomb"
This remark defines the problem in a nutshell. In the movies and on TV the bomb has a bright red digital display counting down the time left, or blinking lights or makes…"
" OOps... One of the hazards of typing with peripheral parasthesia. People and animals can be programmed for predictive behaviors through the application of adaptive behavioral modification. In fact, most human behavior is predictive.
" The examples you gave show intelligent problem solving behaviors, and doesn't really define the nature of the mind is or how it operates, but within the examples of animal intelligence I noticed a commonality.The examples of animal…"
"There might be a connection.
Way back in 1991, a genetic study found that significant percent of autistic subjects carried a genetic mutation (C4b nullallele of the major histo-compatibility complex). This particular mutation…"
"Over the last few years, Tennessee has relaxed many restrictions on gun carry permits. Gun control opponents have been qick to point out a reduction in violent crime since the laws changed. what they don't ,mention is that the started going…"
"What I think most people fail to understand is that religions are, and have always been political tools of leadership to control the masses.Religion is always adapted to fit the requirements of the leaders. If we are to be effective in moving…"
" I don't expect the Islamophobes on this forum, especially those who have converted a christian backgroud, or those tending to be totally accepting of people like Harris, but perhaps I'm more cynical thanmost."
"By the time I was 5 years old I had learned that fairness and justice don't exist in reality. Itook me 10 more years to realist the best way to cope with ts reality it to lower my expectations.
The question is not about the fairness of a Bill…"
" If one paying due attention will see the misleading arguments. In a 3 hour long interview with Cenk Ugyur of "The Young Turks", starting at the 17 minute mark Harris conflates logic and probability. In this particular…"
Some people are hardwaire to religion, I suspect that I am not. Even though my parents sent me to church as a child, religion never made sense to me.
I prefer to describe myself as agnostic, because, even thogh I don't entertain even the most remote possibility of some all powerful supernatural intelligent being, I cannot and will not claim knowledge of the unknowable. In short, I seperate what I know from What I believe or disbelieve.
Why are you here?
I've been an active commenter on a few atheist blogs for years (under a pseudoname), and considering that atheists in Nashville seem as rare as the elusive Florida snowman, I just googled and this site showed up.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
When I was 15, I realized that many problems of religious people around me wre cause by religion.
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