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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 Anthony Blair's discussion 'Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I see your falling back on the time-tested creationist strategy: ignoring questions and spouting rhetoric. I'll ask again: by what mechanism does many small changes not add up to a big difference? And btw, if you want a great example of…"
1 hour ago
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"As best I can tell, Daniel 9 was written in the 2nd century BC and predicts events in the 2nd century BC. I'm sure you can understand why I'm not impressed or surprised... What was I saying earlier about prophecies written after the event…"
5 hours ago
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I realise that's probably a typo but that's brilliant. Exactly what the FSM would actually want: thought!"
6 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!
"So you're more like a deist? Do you believe the creator intervenes in the world, now that the world has been created? So to summarise, the main question I would like you to answer is: Why do you think DNA mutations have a limit? or, why do a…"
yesterday
matt.clerke replied to Anthony Blair's discussion 'Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"The evidence is overwhelming.... much like the length of this post! :P"
yesterday
matt.clerke replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I've heard from numerous sources that several prophecies were written after the alleged event had taken place. I'm not talking about a specific prophecy (because you haven't provided citations for one), so it would be silly to track…"
Tuesday
matt.clerke replied to Anthony Blair's discussion 'Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Lol, k. A magician just spoke everything into existence... makes WAY more sense than just saying "I don't know/understand"."
Tuesday
matt.clerke replied to Anthony Blair's discussion 'Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"We have a pretty good idea about going from small fish creature with a backbone to human. It's before the little fish that things start getting hazy."
Tuesday
matt.clerke replied to Andrew Lafont's discussion 'Church Tax Exemption?'
"The church is a business which sometimes runs charities. People see the charities and get confused. Personally, I think the charitable organisations that the church runs should be split off into separate charitable entities and what's left…"
Tuesday
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…"
Monday
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.…"
Sunday
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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?"
Jul 21
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…"
Jul 21
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…"
Jul 21
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…"
Jul 21

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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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