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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 Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Provide evidence to back this up or I shall dismiss this as a baseless claim without evidence."
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Not really. Engineers can do in an afternoon what evolution would do in hundreds of generations, and we end up with weird things like vestigial organs, and the thing (I think it's a nerve or a blood vessel or something) in a giraffe which goes…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"You don't, and the fact that you need to ask shows you don't understand the process. So, how do we go from 1 chromosome to 2? a replication error causes a duplicate, we now have 2 identical chromosomes random mutations occur independently…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"In the same way a puddle perfectly fills a pot hole in the road. They appear perfectly balanced because that is what evolution results in."
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"I vaguely remember hearing that every human has 43 or so random mutations. All apparently benign, BUT! if our environment changes, they may yet be beneficial, or negative, or they may remain benign. Basically, the random mutations build up in a…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Michael, are you aware of the concept of a question? It's a sentence which prompts the reader for a answer. So when I ask something like You mean millions of years... at a minimum. That's plenty of time for enough generations to make…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'A new Bible for the new millenium'
"I think we've had a discussion like this before.... and my answer remains the same... LOLCat Bible"
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Fashion meet philosophy'
"I have no idea what the difference is. "
Wednesday
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Fashion meet philosophy'
"Depends how you define "teaching" then. I'm not sure if I'm learning anything, but we're having a discussion anyway."
Wednesday
matt.clerke commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'Ethical standards in different parts of the world'
"I know you probably have family with you, and I know nothing about your situation, but the only thing you can do is control your actions. It might be a good idea to look at moving away. Here's a somewhat related story: My uncle had a few…"
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The real danger to children'
"Sounds like your irony sense was tingling."
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Fashion meet philosophy'
"I couldn't find a question or discussion topic so I'm just answering as many questions as I can find. Presumably your goal was to spark discussion. Did you really teach philosophy? I feel like my education could of been better rounded if…"
Sunday
matt.clerke replied to Ralph Burks's discussion 'Why waste time hoping religious people just go away.'
"Sadly, I think the religious ability to perform mental gymnastics will draw out that demise considerably. It may be the beginning of the end, though."
Sunday
matt.clerke commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'Ethical standards in different parts of the world'
"Also, even though this got a bit ranty in the middle, I think it would of been better placed in a discussion... discussions allow for better conversation tracking, imo, than a blog post's single linear thread."
May 19
matt.clerke commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'Ethical standards in different parts of the world'
"Yes. Very very very poor ethical standards, as viewed from our ethical standards... but then, they would say exactly the same about ours."
May 19
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'I'm a philosophical materialist. Are you?'
"I haven't seen any evidence to contradict it. Isn't there already other words to describe this though? I'm thinking "Methodological Naturalism" but that's more concerned with the process of scientific endeavour. Maybe…"
May 19

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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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