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Remember the creationist hypothesis about high pressure atmosphere leading to gigantic dinosaur sizes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Aug 18. 6 Replies

Remember the creationist hypothesis about high pressure atmosphere leading to gigantic dinosaur sizes? Well check this out:…Continue

Tags: pressure, atmosphere, science, creation, creationism

Ronda Rousey on cover of Aus. Men's Fitness magazine

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt.clerke Oct 11, 2015. 47 Replies

Found this article this morning and instantly thought Belle would be interested to hear about it... may as well make a discussion.…Continue

Tags: cover, fitness, men's, Rousey, Ronda

Objections to incest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Feb 6, 2013. 39 Replies

Hi All,    I allow my mind to wander sometimes (particularly on the bus) and somehow wound up thinking about incest. I get that it's wrong, The thought of being sexual with my brother is definitely…Continue

Tags: objections, incest

Minimum standard of humane living (discussion about welfare)

Started Feb 12, 2012 0 Replies

In Australia, our welfare payments for the unemployed are very low. A little over $400 per fortnight, about $16 per day after rent has been payed. A lot of Australians receiving this payment are…Continue

Tags: standard, living, welfare

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matt.clerke commented on A. T. Heist's blog post 'Sudden realization'
"This is an interesting quote, imo. It makes me think there's probably far more people like you than the church would like to think. The worst part is that there are children who speak this "language of faith" ever since they were able…"
7 hours ago
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"See my reply to another of your posts in which I include two dictionary definitions of belief and outline why an atheist's belief is different to a religious belief. I'll freely admit, atheists believe that god doesn't exist, but that…"
yesterday
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"From wikitionary: Opinon: A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue. Belief: Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true. Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim,…"
yesterday
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"Community, discussion/debate, having a place to complain about the religion being forced down one's throat, etc. i.e. nothing to do with the belief that god doesn't exist."
Monday
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"Those are two completely different things. Not believing means rejecting the claim that god exists. Believing that god doesn't exist means accepting the claim that god doesn't exist. "
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"They are subset of atheist. i.e. people who believe there is no god are a subset of people who do not believe there is a god."
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"The reason being the size of the problem space prohibiting an exhaustive search."
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"Notice how I used the words "without an exhaustive search". You can prove Obama isn't in your bathroom because you can conduct an exhaustive search of the problem space. i.e. if he was in there, you would find him, therefore your…"
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do Muslim men REALLY view American women?'
"Absolutely not, how could you be racist when you didn't even know what race he was? Sounds to me like your boss brushed you off without really listening to you (or you failed to explain your situation to him). If I were your boss, I would…"
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'HERE'S WHY SOCIALISM IS INEVITABLE'
"Unseen, perhaps you should specify exactly what you mean by "socialism". I'm working off the following definition from wikitionary: Which sounds pretty good to me. Now on the the real issue behind this post: technology making labour…"
Aug 18
matt.clerke replied to Anthony Blair's discussion 'Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Pretty sure you also need random mutation and heredity of those mutations."
Aug 18
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"Nothing like a religious troll to get this community having a quick giggle! Thanks, DanPill!"
Aug 18
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"I'm sure you know as well as I do that you can't prove a negative. i.e. you prove that there's no teapot orbiting the sun... we have no evidence for it, and no reason to believe or behave like it exists, but you can't prove…"
Aug 18
TJ replied to matt.clerke's discussion 'Remember the creationist hypothesis about high pressure atmosphere leading to gigantic dinosaur sizes?'
"LOL When "The Flintstones" is essentially your paleontology/archaeology resource, so you have cavemen and dino's together, etc...its hard to be taken seriously except by those wearing religious blinders. :D AS a side bar, its also…"
Aug 18
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"It's an admission that X may exist, but there's no good reason to believe it does or doesn't. Hence we put the christian god in the same category as unicorns, leprechauns, and Zeus."
Aug 17
matt.clerke replied to DanPill's discussion 'Atheism is a belief... don't say it aint. It's a belief in non-existence of god.'
"Not necessarily."
Aug 16

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Software Engineer, gamer, science-enthusiast, and future husband(although I disagree somewhat with the concept of marriage). I'm also going to have a baby soon, check out omgimgonnabeadaddy.blogspot.com for my blog about that!
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Catholic church offends and disgusts me (news article response)

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 7:13pm 4 Comments

Hi All,

    I checked the news on news.com.au this morning and found this article. In which the catholic church both offends and disgusts me.

I will start by explaining the latter. It makes the assumption that a woman needs a husband to be complete, and urges young women in Australia to marry quickly or they will miss out. Why, as a man,…

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Another reason religion is a bad, bad, thing (like we needed another one)

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 5:21pm 2 Comments

Image being 15 years old, your parents have just sent you and your siblings to your aunt's house for christmas. Upon arrival, you are accused of being a sorcerer and tortured as such, and by christmas day, you have begged for the release and peace of death and are finally drowned.

I found the following link while browsing for my morning news: …

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Grid computing

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:56pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

    I wanted to put up a post about grid or distributed computing. If there is a problem which can be solved by a computer, that's great. What happens when it would take a single computer a thousand years to compute the solution? The answer is to break the problem down into as many small pieces as possible and to compute them all at the same time! Now the problem for someone with a large problem set is no longer a lack of time to compute their final result, but a lack of…

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Political compass

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:23pm 10 Comments

Hi all,

My (future) uncle-in-law showed me politicalcompass.org the other day and I thought it would be interesting to compare my place on the compass to that of other atheists. We might even be able to show, once and for all, that atheists really do have different views.

 

I took the test and ended up in the lower left region, somewhere near Ghandi and the Dalai Lama. Apparently this means I would prefer a somewhat economically communistic society with liberal social…

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At 1:37pm on November 18, 2011, Syqnys said…

Thanks. The album is out now, here: http://syqs.bandcamp.com/album/hypatias-reign

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