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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, 2016. 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 replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Yes: the main thing at the moment is that there are THOUSANDS of different sects of christianity, so when someone says "I'm a Christian", I'm not entirely sure what they mean. Do you believe in the bible as literal history?…"
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matt.clerke replied to _Robert_'s discussion 'The Implications of not being able to believe the President'
"Is it though? Where were those WMDs in Iraq?"
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matt.clerke replied to Adrian Ferrer's discussion 'Allow me to introduce myself. I want to share a discovering with everyone.'
"Looking forward to hearing more about your hypotheses... you've been vague so far and it's creating an air of mystery."
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matt.clerke replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Does Secularism make things worse?'
"Commit more crime to maintain a steady crime rate and validate Dr Bob's post?"
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matt.clerke replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Does Secularism make things worse?'
"I'm not convinced you know what secular means... (or maybe you're paraphrasing someone who doesn't?). One can be a secular believer. Secular, in this context, just means you are tolerant of others religiosity or lack thereof, and…"
Tuesday
matt.clerke replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Aheists, I would love your opinion on deathbed and "spiritual" visions!'
"Even if they were being honest, it carries so little weight as evidence, we may as well just ignore it. Disclaimer: The earth is a globe, the flat earth thing here was sarcasm to show to silliness of the OP's statements."
Mar 8
matt.clerke replied to John Smith's discussion 'Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?'
"Mostly, I just want to live my life without being bothered by the religious about their religion. I would recommend you join your local secularist group and try to organise them to get involved in local charity. Then move on to bigger groups and…"
Mar 7
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Evidence against Jesus'
"It's not hard to imagine a historical man named Jesus... There are plenty alive today."
Mar 7
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"He's a troll. It's why he's so good at handling extreme feminists."
Feb 9
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"The theory is that gay men have higher average intelligence than straight men, so staying in the gene pool means increasing the average intelligence of the species. It's a pretty long term plan, and I don't think it's a good enough…"
Feb 9
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Sounds like you're pretty indifferent to one group having less/different rights than another group. What part of that is an unfair characterisation of your thoughts on gay marriage?"
Feb 9
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Poe's Law is exactly why you should use to denote the end of your sarcasm."
Feb 9
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"You asked, I answered. It's a big issue to me when someone is pro-"restricted rights" for a given group of people. Personally, I'd be happy if the government just stopped recognising any marriage and let people do what they want."
Feb 7
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Well, this thread devolved quickly... Also, CDB is right: You guys need to make use of to let us know when you're being sarcastic. I got it because I know you well enough, but to a casual observer, it would be hard to tell you apart from a…"
Feb 7
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"It's been a while, but if I recall correctly, most of the current "hot button" issues. His views are very much traditionalist, right wing views and I find I disagree with him for the same reasons I already disagree with similar…"
Feb 6
matt.clerke replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Ah, I see... Please consider ending your sarcastic statements with to indicate that the previous statement was sarcastic."
Feb 6

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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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Welcome to the TA community Matt!!
 
 
 

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