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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 Unseen's discussion 'Should we stop pursuing scientific investitations while we still can?'
"Or just petition the illuminati?"
Thursday
matt.clerke replied to Erin's discussion 'Teacher Fired For Using the word "Vagina": Censorship Gone Too Far?'
"Yes, this is just silly... 8th graders should be well versed in both the colloquial and technical meaning of the word vagina. Was it a christian school or something? I can't imagine this being an issue in a normal school."
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Is public education the problem rather than the solution? How about home schooling?'
"Citation needed... and I count a couple of other statements of fact similarly not backed up by anything. The problem with non-institutionalised learning is that it results in no qualifications. No certificate at the end to say you did it with a…"
Apr 26
matt.clerke replied to Erin's discussion 'The Pendulum Swing: Has Feminism Gone Too Far?'
"So your saying this is more about the proverbial thickness of ones skin than what is actually happening?"
Apr 20
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"That's why drug dealers always state their profession as "sales" or, for higher level drug dealers as "import and distribution manager". Anyway, as I mentioned above, you and Belle are using different definitions of…"
Apr 20
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"On the flip side, another definition of a professional is "Someone who gets paid for their work". i.e. the difference between amateur sports and professional sports is that amateur sports don't pay while professional sports do. By…"
Apr 20
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"I'm already employed in a salaried position making close to 6 figures (in Australian money). I wouldn't leave without at least a matching salary offer. If I was unemployed, I'd consider giving it a go. In Australia, the welfare system…"
Apr 20
matt.clerke replied to Erin's discussion 'The Pendulum Swing: Has Feminism Gone Too Far?'
"It's easy to feel that way sometimes. Mostly it's equal and the difference we see is individual people choosing what they do. There's a few specific issues where we don't (and probably never will, due to biology) have equality."
Apr 19
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'What is creativity?'
"Creativity is the ability to solve problems in novel ways. e.g. a creative cook can be presented with a few ingredients and produce one of many different dishes that those ingredients are typically used in, or they can adapt other recipes to make…"
Mar 31
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'What is creativity?'
"If you already knew the answer, why ask the question?"
Mar 31
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'What is creativity?'
"No, that's your creativity being expressed through a computer program."
Mar 31
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'What will we do? What will we do!!!'
"The robots painting cars aren't using AI, they are using stored procedures from watching the movements of a human. If everyone had the same house, you could get a human to paint one and store the movements for robots to copy, but since most…"
Mar 30
Unseen replied to matt.clerke's discussion 'Anyone thought of something better to say than "Oh God!"?' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"One hundred Hail Marys?"
Mar 28
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'What could Europe have done differently to prevent Islamic terrorism'
"Personally, I think the US was the driving force in destabilising the middle east, thereby setting the stage for groups like ISIS to take power. I'm starting to think an extreme libertarian foreign policy is the way to go."
Mar 22
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'OK....I'm ready....'
"Hi Belle, Reading the other comments, it sounds as if you are feeling you are somewhere between deist and theist, with no specific religion in mind. Is that right? In that case, how would your life be different if you did believe vs. if you…"
Mar 17
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I went to church and I liked it...'
"You said you went to church and you liked it... so I inferred going to church felt good for you in some way (otherwise you wouldn't of liked it), then you said you were "turning back to God" which I took to mean "reconsidering…"
Mar 15

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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 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: …

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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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Welcome to the TA community Matt!!
 
 
 

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