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Ask The Atheist call in show, more entertaining than most academic discussions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Interesting points and arguments presented very entertainingly by a VERY unapologetic atheist.Continue

Tags: debate, Christianity, atheism, Leykis, Tom

The end is nigh! Well, nigher anyway. And it's scientists, not apocalyptic Christians saying it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Hollis Sep 8. 2 Replies

The laws of physics aren't written in granite, it seems. Not only may there have been a period of inflation after The Big Bang in which the current speed limit in physical law didn't exist, but…Continue

Tags: sooner, than, expected, OMG, universe

Ray Rice: So many things to talk about

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Sep 11. 65 Replies

Today, in this video (embedding not allowed, sorry) we can see what happened inside the elevator where Baltimore Ravens running back smacked…Continue

Tags: violence, domestic, nfl, rice, ray

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MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"If you want to communicate precisely, use words for which the usage is understood. This brain pathology obviously has a name - USE IT! Saying that everyone who has this condition is a "psychopath" is not only incorrect but also…"
1 hour ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"As are those normally friendly and highly evolved dolphins. And I'm not referring to their role as predators. They will sometimes gang up on and drown a dolphin that doesn't belong to their pod."
5 hours ago
Unseen replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion '"Nude" women's cycling team uniforms: indecent?'
"So, market research has risen to the level of "fact" now (you know, like water boils at 212F at sea level). And market researchers never reach contradictory results. I didn't know that. I'll leave challenging the conjectures…"
5 hours ago
Gregg R Thomas replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Logically if the criminal has no free will in committing the crime, then society has no free will in punishing the criminal for committing the crime...all is as doG intended it. "
6 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"You make sense. It should never be left to a single individual to decide what is good or bad. Instead society is best served by a set of rules agreed upon by the majority. We call them laws. They're not perfect and they won't all suit…"
7 hours ago
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Our chimpanzee cousins are natural born killers"
7 hours ago
Unseen commented on _Robert_'s blog post 'PI = 4'
"Seems like a close relative of Zeno's paradoxes."
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I would never teach a child that it's never right to hit or never right to engage in violence. Sometimes these become necessary behaviors. Sometimes they are merely convenient. For example, my child might want to set himself up with a useful…"
7 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Read "Freedom Evolves" by Daniel Dennett. It's a tough read (I had to read it a few times through) but worthwhile. It explains how free will (at least the varieties worth wanting - his words) is compatible with materialism."
8 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"So they excuse their excuse-making. I think I feel an infinite regression coming on. You're still talking as though they have free will, which is incompatible with the fact that all of our actions are simply the acting out of states of the…"
9 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"If you ultimately attribute it to the "wiring" in someone's brain then you can excuse anyone by saying it was their brain and not themselves. Since none of us can act beyond how we are hardwired to act, it's the excuse YOU need…"
9 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Sometimes I guess people genuinely don't realise something is wrong when to the rest of us it seems obvious but I think this is the minority. Generally speaking, I think people make an excuse to present themselves as a "good" person…"
9 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"So, they do know the difference between right and wrong, but are somehow blind to the fact that excuse-making is wrong? Hmmm..."
10 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Seconded. The reason they make excuses is because they know it's wrong. Otherwise they'd just genuinely ask "What's the problem?""
10 hours ago
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"It depends upon their age. Very young kids can, I think, benefit from an attention-getting pop on the bottom, not intended to cause maximum pain but just to get their attention and let them know that at any moment a bigger person can intervene. Once…"
10 hours ago
Unseen replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion '"Nude" women's cycling team uniforms: indecent?'
"Okay, so what research have you done into the research that confirms in your mind that it was well carried out? When I checked into the first of GM's links, it was merely an article making unsubstantiated claims that research had shown this and…"
10 hours ago

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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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I followed a link on twitter
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Why you left your religion.
Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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followed a link I saw on twitter

Unseen's Blog

A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

At 10:33pm on March 2, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

At 9:20pm on October 26, 2012, Marc Poulin said…

What I meant was I can't believe we hadn't friended each other already. :)

 
 
 

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PI = 4

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