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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

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

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matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"And yet you provide no citation. Are we expected to just accept that this prophecy is a clear, concise example, with no other possible interpretations, based solely on your word? I'm not even going to address the rest, but feel free to provide…"
15 hours ago
matt.clerke replied to Anthony Blair's discussion 'Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Hi Anthony,     The short answer is: random mutation. When DNA is being copied, it sometimes makes mistakes. Most of the time, those mistakes don't really do anything, and become junk DNA and just get copied because its there.…"
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matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"As I said in reply to a similar comment elsewhere, we don't see these things happening so why would believe? Why do you believe? Do you see these things happening?"
Friday
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Backfire Effect — It's why you can't change a Christian's or Trump follower's mind...and they can't change yours'
"The point of debating isn't to change your opponents mind, it's to change the minds of the audience. Obviously, debating vaccines with an anti-vaxxer isn't going to change their minds... but it may change the mind of someone searching…"
Thursday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Citation needed (and I do mean scientific research, not theological) Michael, I've noticed that once again you have failed to respond to my points in the post which you are replying to: Why would anyone read further into something which they…"
Thursday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Well, I don't see these signs in ANY church.... if I did, I would certainly reconsider their claims about their deity. In any case, as you say: no signs, reject the church. Out of interest, since you are a christian, which church do you think…"
Thursday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I'm being generous and taking this as a sentence on it's own. Once again, my youth is not indicative of the validity of my points. I've read enough christian literature and the bible to lead me to believe it is false. Why would I…"
Thursday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I have no idea why this is even remotely relevant. Why should we care if your alleged miracle workers are able to make prophecies? This is the kind of nut-job sounding stuff I was talking about. It makes you sounds like a loon standing on the street…"
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"You know eyewitness testimony isn't impressive as evidence, right? Even from a first hand source, it's known to be unreliable. You don't appear to of responded to this section. Is that because you have nothing to say or did you click…"
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"It's sad because I see how intelligent and capable of communication Michael can be. Maybe it IS just that he is well read in christian theology and expects to be able to converse with us at that level... Sounds suspiciously like a street…"
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Corporate Bulldogs'
"Good stuff, Belle. Make sure you still bring up your concerns with your manager whenever you feel the need. One last thing, this would of been a perfect question for workplace.stackexchange.com you should check it out."
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Corporate Bulldogs'
"No Problem Belle, my workplaces are a bit different than sales but ultimately, selling the product is end goal. Everywhere I've worked has had sales and marketing teams and it can result in alot of politics and people trying to push their own…"
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Corporate Bulldogs'
"Hi Belle, I assume by Corporate Bulldogs you mean the kind of ruthless person who stops at nothing to climb the corporate ladder, including bullying and intimidation? In a way, your manager is right, it's his job to manage you (and the others…"
Jul 19
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Hi Michael,     Thank you for this post. Could you also take some time to respond to my original post in a similar manner (particularly the parts that are a direct response to your original post)? And in response, why would I be well…"
Jul 19
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I suppose water is also wet? Also, who is "their" in this statement? The Jews still? Do you understand what I mean about you sounding like a nut job? You didn't address any of my points, particularly the points in response to your…"
Jul 18

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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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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 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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