"We might as well be having a serious discussion on how to get warp engines to achieve speeds greater than warp 12
Well, first you take the warp field envelope and use a transporter to beam it ahead of the starship... ;)"
"I agree--if anything from earth ventures forth to the stars, it won't be humans in our present form. We're tied to the planet we evolved on for now, except for temporary jaunts into the solar system. The same holds true for…"
"36% of Americans believe in UFOs...
And 90% believe in a deity of some sort without objective evidence. That looks real bad for the flying saucers.
...that is, though most Unidentified Aerial Phenomena are actually explained as such…"
"@Elizabeth; The fallibility of human perception is well known, and most atheists I know don't have faith in self-perception alone. That's what scientific thinking is for--using evidence, reason, logic, and the experiences of others…"
"If he's trying to reduce the dislike of Christianity many nonbelievers have that you rightly pointed out, an apology might be a start, and more believers like him that focus on constructive faith (well, what we would call constructive) would go…"
"Some good sentiments in this article and he seems well-meaning--but apology aside, the issue over Christian faith for nonbelievers is not Jesus or bad Christians, or whether God is love or not.
Ultimately it's that we don't believe his god…"
"Unfortunately I can vouch for the reality of this post, as it's from a parents board I'm also a member of. This thread has legendary status on that board. Happily lots of regulars there were equally disgusted with the post, but…"
"Hmmm. Comrade Lewis seems to think thoughts happen due to random combinations of chemicals reacting in the brain. He seems to have forgotten that thinking is triggered by external stimuli, either through sensory input or by other…"
"I've noticed a lot of complaining about mean ol' atheists on this thread, but no direct refutations or rebuttals to the picture. Looks like sound theology to me, and explains well the attitude of many Christians (including LDS,…"
"Naturalism is consistent with observational evidence and is the only reasonable position to take--and yet another support for positive atheism, as naturalism also doesn't require a creator. Supernaturalism, on the other hand, has no…"
"Without a definite answer that settles the question once and for all, I must leave it at superficial and vague. The possibilities alone (quantum fluctuation, or a variation of the Casimir effect on a cosmic scale), however, are enough to make…"
"I'll try to play this game.
1. There exists a way of gathering knowledge through empirical observation, known as science, that is unparalleled in it's ability to construct a picture of the cosmos, verify the accuracy of this picture,…"