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Will Trump & Putin actually help the Jewish Sanhedrin rebuild the Temple as promised?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Jan 29. 3 Replies

Will Trump & Putin actually help the Jewish Sanhedrin rebuild the Temple as promised?(Jewish media was abuzz in November 2016 coinciding with CGI hoax of trumpet phenomenon is the skies of…Continue

Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Feb 2. 83 Replies

Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?

Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Sep 27, 2016. 129 Replies

The overall framework of early metazoan evolution comes from molecular data, but they cannot provide insights into the anatomical changes and associated changes in ecology that accompanied the…Continue

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What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zenith Aug 22, 2016. 363 Replies

What is the greatest evidence for or against the existence of the Judeo-Christian God is a offshot debate from a thread, between Reg and Michael

Tags: Atheim, Theism, Evidence, God

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Michael replied to David Boots's discussion 'Catholicism is terrorism'
"It is written "judge them by their fruit", as such, we have no record of true Christianity since the first Century. This begs to question, when will they appear? When The EU unites with Russia and the Eastern Rite unites wiht the Latin…"
Apr 9
Michael replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Scientist are entertaining at least a godless higher reality by stating both that of 3D universe is both a hologram and a simulation and they have evidence of both. To state however that it is contrive by a higher power can be postulate but…"
Feb 6
Michael replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"A significant amount of Theist are simply deceived into believing . Yet a higher power maybe behind even that. Even scientist are entertaining a higher reality nowadays."
Feb 5
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Wow, that's quite a refutation you have there. What are YOUR "alternative facts"?"
Feb 2
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"But the concept of "the universe" encompasses everything, including the empty space, and we now know that there is no such thing as literally empty space. Space unoccupied by anything else still consists of something physicists refer to as…"
Feb 2
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Its typically about context. When we say the universe is infinite, we mean all the space....and, that means, you can't HAVE a boundary, as then what's on the other side? The KNOWN universe is not "THE Universe" though, albeit,…"
Feb 2
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"I once plotted out a novel (which I never wrote, so I'm giving the idea away) in which unmanned fighters were manned by 14 year old boys who thought they were playing a video game. I know similar (but different) ideas HAVE been used where teen…"
Feb 1
Gregg RThomas replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"@Andrew Brown: No we are not.  The American Military can but not the people, if I had that capability I'd wipe out Boko Haram. And why use the word "murder"?"
Feb 1
Andrew Brown replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Well, we are already there in the case of modern warfare. People in America are able to murder people in Yemen with the click of a mouse button. I recommend Black Mirror Season 3 to sit through in depth analyses of this concept."
Feb 1
Davis Goodman replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"It's terrifying to think we might have the ability to create digital "agents" capable of feeling, thinking and suffering. If you think it was disturbing when your brother and his friends had fun torturing a salamander or laughed as a…"
Feb 1
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
""Since such machines and the simulations they generate are imaginary, neither answer matters." - Prove that they don't/can't exist then? As I've said earlier, we currently simulate very small universes on today's…"
Feb 1
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Forming hypotheses for future consideration and study? I'm not saying we ARE in a simulation, just that we can't currently know if we are in a simulation so it's worth considering."
Feb 1
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"For some reason, the text editor thingy is broken, so please forgive the poor formatting... "I am talking about the kind of universe we mean when we talk about our own" - a simulated universe would look no different to a simulated being…"
Feb 1
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Mostly tradition. Kids like to play sports, the parent may have played as a kid, and so did HIS dad, and so forth. SO, yes, sometimes kids DO get hurt...playing football, falling out of trees, flipping their bike, jumping off the roof, swinging from…"
Jan 31
Simon Mathews replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Oh, ok, not your words. Fair enough. I understand the point but think the author's analogy is sloppy."
Jan 31
Andrew Brown replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Watch Black Mirror Season 3. It is a high probability, but someone has to be the first to escape to start freeing the rest of us. The Matrix goes deep into the concept of how would the Woke people free everyone else? Over a long period of time. We…"
Jan 31
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"The whole text is from the link. However to address your comment, I believe the author is comparing the TV screen to the 2D surface that we actually exist on if the evidence holds. We have the sensation of 3D which would be proven to be an illusion."
Jan 31
Simon Mathews replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"" it can be likened to characters on a TV show – they do not know their 3D world exists only on a 2D screen" Michael, although I know what you're trying to say, this is a weird analogy. You're talking about characters…"
Jan 31
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a hologram. By looking at the universe just after the Big Bang, researchers claim to have discovered the first observational evidence of holographic cosmology – where the universe…"
Jan 31
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Will Trump & Putin actually help the Jewish Sanhedrin rebuild the Temple as promised?'
"The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the…"
Jan 29

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Do Quasi-Chrystals allude to a Higher Reality?

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Quasi-crystals and their nonperiodic  indeterminate assemblages appears to point to a higher quantum reality first posed by Dr. Roger Penrose in his book, "The Emperors New Mind". In short, it is impossible for  crystals having 5 fold symmetry to grow without first knowing a prior what the final over all arrangement will be. Yet unmistakably they do grow in nature. This phenomenon could be explain by conjecturing a higher quantum reality in which all conceivable arrangements exist in Hilbert…

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A Rendering of the last 2000 Years not found in Christian Annals ( Pagan Christianity )

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

Borrowing from Stephen Hawking, here is a "A brief history of Time":

It actually started in the first Century. First signs of pagan Christianity appeared in Israel. There was Hellenistic Church constructed complete with a mosiac of Christ represented as Helios in a mosaic on the floor. Even the use of images is alien to Hebraic Christianity, particularly with the prohibition in the Ten Commandments.

Things came to a head with Emperor Constantine, who sees a cross in the sky and…

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At 11:07am on April 27, 2012, Ed said…

so you don't really believe any of this invisible supernatural gobbledyegook either I assume...

At 9:19pm on June 30, 2011, jared huffman said…
hey what is ur position as to the age of the earth and the first two chapters of genesis and adam and eve and all that
At 4:06pm on June 13, 2011, jared huffman said…
i understand what you are saying. i think the physical sperm analogies might be lacking a bit but they obviously always are. I see the subordination in the biblical  texts that you talk about when christ is a man. However, his preexistence before he became a man and whether he was subordinate or not would be purely speculation and honestly not that important. There may be some subtle implications of all this theologically but I don't think it really should constitute to  much criticism of the trinitarion doctrine seeing that ultiimately I still have to believe jesus is fully god. Whether, he was in some sense subordinate as the godman seems to not matter that much. All that to say I get what your saying though.
At 9:12pm on June 11, 2011, jared huffman said…
so what is your opinion of the trinity. how do u explain the father son holy spirit thing along with the deity of christ
At 1:50pm on January 21, 2011, Dave G said…
Michael, you had two identical forum posts, probably due to a Ning glitch. I removed the duplicate for you and left the other in place.
At 7:37pm on March 15, 2010, M said…
Did you figure out these correlations on your own?
At 1:36pm on March 12, 2010, M said…
I was actually excited about someone's reply to your post, not the post itself. All apologies for the mistake. Am I interpreting correctly that you are one of those folks that "decode" the Bible?
At 10:47pm on March 10, 2010, M said…
I'm not attempting to be impolite or chaotic, but why are you here, exactly? Are you looking to convert (yourself or us)? Argue? Entertain yourself? Just curious.
At 10:09pm on March 2, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Thank you for the compliment. ^_^
At 6:32pm on March 2, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Your welcome. And that's just the thing about atheists... we're more open minded than a lot of theists [our term for religious people as a general] are. Many theist, whether Christian, Muslim, etc. are defensive because they have a precious worldview to defend, a worldview that is based upon no or little evidence (most of the time). I'll let you know that we understand you being treated as a threat, we are ALWAYS treated as a threat. I live among many conservative Christians [not your type but the kind your say are fake] and they make up all kinds of lies about us as a way to avoid trying to face the questions and criticism we pose to them. Although, to be taken seriously by atheists here you must show that you are a theist [literally meaning "one who believes in God"] that is willing to be accepting and not troll on our forumn. I think you are already accomplishing this. However, don't think we're disrespecting you because we challenge your statements and beliefs, that's what we do to all theists. It's my personal opinion that if you have a belief that you are not willing to be criticized and answer to that criticism then your belief isn't that strong to begin with. Am I right?
 
 
 

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