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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

Using religion to sanctify acts

Started Jan 5, 2012 0 Replies

While browsing for my morning news, I found the following link: …Continue

Tags: copyright, kopimi, FSM, religion, new

Interesting Math problem for Christians and Atheists alike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewal Sep 22, 2011. 63 Replies

According to the bible, God created Adam and Eve about 6000 years ago...Lets think about some maths:Two people multiplying to 6.5 billion in 6000 years. Ignoring the whole flood thing, how many…Continue

Tags: math, creation

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matt.clerke replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School January 25th 2015' in the group Sunday School
"Well apparently god made your foot fungus possible... and he is everywhere... I think your foot fungus IS god!!!!..."
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'You think there's a multiverse?'
"What makes you say that? Could we not make some minute adjustment to some constant or another and still produce life?"
Jan 22
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'You think there's a multiverse?'
"Please explain how you arrived at this conclusion? I don't see how it logically follows from anything that Reg said."
Jan 21
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'You think there's a multiverse?'
Jan 21
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'You think there's a multiverse?'
"First of all: Do you mean Strong or Weak anthropic principle? It appears the universe is fine tuned for life but that is because life is how it is because it exists in this universe. For all we know, life (in broad terms) could be an emergent…"
Jan 21
matt.clerke replied to CAPTAIN OBVIOUS's discussion 'Perfect Irony'
"I find their arrogance and hypocrisy startling."
Jan 21
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What should we do about women terrorists?'
"This is a good idea, except that it needs to be gender neutral."
Jan 12
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What should we do about women terrorists?'
"I think I understand your line of thinking but I see no reason the same logic couldn't/shouldn't be applied to men in the same situation. On this site we sometimes mention the fact that religious zealots are clearly brainwashed."
Jan 11
matt.clerke commented on Unseen's blog post 'Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives'
"It's hard to support nuclear energy when things like the recent incident in Japan are still happening. On the other hand of course, significantly less air borne waste (other than water vapor) than coal, oil, gas, etc."
Jan 8
matt.clerke replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Je Suis Charlie'
"Indeed. For one thing, Islam is a religion, not a race."
Jan 8
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'If it became possible to live forever...then what?'
"I'm guessing it may need to be stricter than one birth per family. Maybe forced (reversible) sterilization and then governing bodies could hand out "you may now have a child" certificates as needed. A possibly more important question…"
Jan 6
matt.clerke replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"The prison labor hire system is fascinating... What are those prisoners making for the likes of IBM or Microsoft I wonder?"
Jan 6
matt.clerke replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"Really? A cursory look at the numbers says you are very very wrong about that. Perhaps you meant 6x greater than any of the others (on their own)? Now to the point... Incarceration rates correlating with religiousity is something we've seen…"
Jan 6
matt.clerke replied to _Robert_'s discussion 'Why do living things strive to continue?'
"Sounds dangerously like eugenics or social darwinism but yes, aging (to the point of death) in particular frees up resources to allow newer (genetically different) individuals to have their turn."
Jan 5
matt.clerke commented on Monica McGee (Monicks)'s photo

New Rule

"I disagree with the "have been subjecting" part... On the other hand, holy books have been thoroughly scruitinised and debunked for hundreds of years."
Jul 8, 2014
matt.clerke replied to Ed's discussion 'My faith is in our youth.'
"I'd like to homeschool at least until highschool. I'm confident having a 1 teacher to 2 or 3 students ratio will be better than 1 teacher to 30+ students like in schools in Australia (despite the fact I have no formal training in…"
Jul 8, 2014

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I found someone asking for advice that I couldn't let slip through the cracks...She was clearly looking for validation that sexual experimentation is ok.
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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 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,…


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

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 5:21pm 3 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: …


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…


Political compass

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

Hi all,

My (future) uncle-in-law showed me 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:

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