"This really is a tremendous question and thread. The ensuing debate is answering the question more effectively by allowing participants to point out each other's lack of reasoning. Are we defining reason as the process of being as…"
"I agree with Hawk. The grand majority of my family and friends whom are believers do so for the quest of being reunited with loved ones.
If in fact there are people who just want immortality. I want to ask them," What will you…"
"This is and continues to be the medico-legal and ethical position that is taught and discussed in most Canadian medical circles (with some controversy of course). The individual right of the women and her body ethically outweighs any right the…"
"There is nothing pathological about what happened to you Doug. It is the power of emotional attachment and it is real and healthy to let that emotional reaction to the loss out. Your wife being compassionate shows how healthy your…"
"I think it depends if one's belief in the "greater" is by faith or evidence.
I tend to think of "greater" in terms of the scale of the universe. We are but mortal specks of an appetizer in the billions of years the…"
"Get Richard Dawkins - Magic of Reality.
A little bit much for 10 year olds. I just downloaded the iPad version for my nine year old and it was a bit much for her but I know over the next few years we can read it together.
"Interesting that I just used the word "atheist" with my nine year old yesterday and she immediately said, What's that? It sounds bad?". After defining it she had no issue with it but I was intrigued at her gut…"
"My point was to the personal bias in weighting the factors affecting the choice, not the judgement of others. I agree that social judgement bias exists too ( a form of attachment justifying one's choice), I don't know whether that…"
"Thank you. Forgive the absolute. Of course you are correct. I am merely suggesting that human's who have desire, means and motivation to have children are extremely unlikely to not procreate solely because of over-population. I suspect some do…"
"New to TA and not sure we shouldn't start a new thread. It's an excellent question and it is very important moving forward with world policy to answer it correctly.
Starvation is due to poverty. Poverty in most places is due to…"
"This question has spurned such an interesting thread of ideas and debate I figured it a good one to throw in my two cents. First off I am not a neurobiologist and if any of you can correct any glaring errors please weigh in. I have…"
"Been a Marvel junkie my whole life and must say for the most part have been able to see more anti-religion sentiment thoughout. Hawk's analysis above is spot on. I did note Cap's comment and smirked in the sense that it fit…"