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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. 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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Simon Mathews replied to matt.clerke's discussion 'Anyone thought of something better to say than "Oh God!"?' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"I remember once being told about a game affectionately called "Bucking Broncos" where, during sex, you hold on tight, shout the name of an ex and see how long you can stay on."
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Unseen replied to matt.clerke's discussion 'Anyone thought of something better to say than "Oh God!"?' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"How about the name of someone other than the one you're having sex with."
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"Who's doing any thinking? "
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matt.clerke replied to RyanGutten's discussion 'Your view on my response on what an atheist said 2 me:'
"And yet, we are told by many "christians" that we will go to hell and be punished for eternity if we don't believe... i.e. we come back to section 1 of the OP. Maybe your definitions of god and christian will help... we can revisit…"
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matt.clerke replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Hacking Happens: Describe Life When We Have Few If Any Secrets'
"In a world with an abundance of "secrets" exposed... I think we will cease to care about the vast majority of things people currently care about. Couple that with the fact that an abundance of choices of secrets to learn will give us a…"
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matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Donald vs. Bill'
"On the other hand, non-monogamy is a thing... is it possible they had an agreement in place and Hillary is either genuinely pleased or just doesn't care if Bill went to others?"
Oct 11
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Donald vs. Bill'
"If the best argument against Hillary that Trump has is that her husband has been involved in scandalous affairs, I don't really see the point of even having an election... Just give it to Hillary now, because apparently, Trump has nothing."
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matt.clerke replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"Building on what TJ has said: Perhaps we could define consciousness as the conceptual space in which we process higher order information. i.e. the rest of the brain works on the low level stuff (filling in gaps in our sight, walking, regulating…"
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matt.clerke replied to _Robert_'s discussion 'Acts of God'
"I never understood how insurance companies won't pay out for "acts of god"... isn't that what insurance is FOR??? Like, if they don't pay out for floods, fires, storms, etc based solely on defining it as an "act of…"
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matt.clerke replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'Does Catholicism have a culture?'
"It's a culture where the leaders do everything they can to protect the image and reputation of the church. A protectionist culture. That's probably not exactly what you mean, but I'll get to that too... Every group has a certain…"
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matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'What is the most dangerous large mammal in the US (besides humans)? You'll probably guess wrong.'
"LOL. Wouldn't the correct term be canine "breedist"? Since your are prejudiced against certain breeds of dog... Also, this is a total non-argument since being a "canine breedist" is not necessarily a bad thing, or even…"
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matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Research seems to indicate that American cops shoot WHITES at a higher rate than blacks'
"I'm confused by the wording: When was the article from the Economist published? If it was June, that's about one dead every 28 hours. In a country of 300+ million people, only 607 were killed by police (0.0002%. Lower considering the…"
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"I'm so sorry to hear about your son. It may be that your ex-husbands behaviour is considered non-abusive purely because it is the "traditional parenting style", similar to how religion isn't called out for its crazy shit because…"
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"Yes, maybe it would be better to group students by development rather than age."
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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 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: …


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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Thanks. The album is out now, here:

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