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  1. Re: 15 billion dollars waisted in building and maintaining large hadron collider. So what we discovered?

    Posted this in response to basics but this seems relevant to Papay too.



    The hilarous thing is you mentioning scientists playing with their toys. There's a reason why 3/5 of R&D is done by the...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    The hilarous thing is you mentioning scientists playing with their toys. There's a reason why 3/5 of R&D is done by the private sector for profit. It makes a whole hell of a lot of money....
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    :laughter:

    No one interprets it this way, your attempt to justify why you can sin freely is underming your own faith in the word. You are departing from it greatly.

    Let's take a look at...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Blah blah. Yes it is a bridge. As you know Jesus's death did not guarentee anyman no matter his character or ideas entry into heaven. Only those who partook of that cup so to speak. You partake of...
  5. Re: 15 billion dollars waisted in building and maintaining large hadron collider. So what we discovered?

    The fundamental reason why is quantum physics. Quantum physics lets us do things like quantum computing. Quantum computing is worth far more than gold ever was. This is a 15 bn$ investment to find...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Basics, your reading comprehension is failing you. I never said anything about jesus dying on the cross. Yes he died for our sins, ALL of our sins, however that forgiveness is only the bridge to god...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Correct. Assuming you hold the word of god in your heart. Your judgements represent interpretations you cannot make.

    A. You cannot interpret the bible to allow you to judge any person or people...
  8. Re: Oxford Experts say parents should be allowed to have their Newborn Babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant”

    Ugh Denny, you've drawn me back into this.

    I would say from a medical standpoint it's difficult to conclude that someone won't survive therefore. This sort of defies everything that the medical...
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    Re: Greed or Great?

    As Chris has said history is rife with all sorts of examples primarily because we see all sorts of cultures with all sorts of beliefs on the subject. IIRC the title comes from Persian Kings who first...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Interesting, so according to this logic. Christians are faithless, adulterous, obstinate, dirty, illogical, warlike, judgemental, overly concerned with perceptions of others, pedophiles, murderers,...
  11. Re: On the physical inability of the brain, to create (irreal, non-spacial) dreams or a subjective derivation/interpretation of spacial objects in itself

    Correct. This model is a best fit of what we've observed of thoughts and the brain. We can monitor the brain at individual neuronal levels if we desire to so there's not exactly much room for...
  12. Re: On the physical inability of the brain, to create (irreal, non-spacial) dreams or a subjective derivation/interpretation of spacial objects in itself

    Let's answer your questions before we delve into your reasoning. It seems you have some false perceptions and categorizations that are obfuscating your perception of this issue. Hence we should...
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    Re: Hate on religions?

    You are bending the definition of religion to suit your needs. In doing so you've defined your own hatred of these people to be religious too. It suits you quite well because much like a religion...
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    Re: Hate on religions?

    How is this an attempt at a religion based on hatred of other religions? Please do explain.
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Poor response. The argument was that homosexuality was unnatural and thus abhorent. By that argument civilization itself is abhorent to god. The argument was not that because homosexuality is natural...
  16. Re: Social implications of future technology that would stop ageing and the depredation of cell replication, i.e. live forever, avoiding death due to health reasons

    True enough but I don't think that was the point.
  17. Re: Social implications of future technology that would stop ageing and the depredation of cell replication, i.e. live forever, avoiding death due to health reasons

    Nothing against you but since the question appeared, allow me to explain it!



    That sounds incredibly difficult...

    Do you know what teleomerease does?
    ...
  18. Re: What practical application is there for genetic research into social behavior?

    Transient receptor potentials associated with vannilloid, nicotinic and ankyrin (sp?) channels seem to have a large amount of variation amongst SNP's and these variations show differentials in...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    :laughter:

    I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT WHAT FKIZZ JUST SAID

    For the record fkizz, marriage (at least in the United States) is a contract. The ability to have sex with the individual whom you have...
  20. Re: What practical application is there for genetic research into social behavior?

    I think the reasoning that we started genetic research into behavior has it's roots in the discovery of LSD. LSD was the first time we were aware of a pharmacological reason for a change in behavior....
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    You seem to have missed the entire point yourself :)



    Again, it's not about your personal conversation with a single person, if it was all of discussion would be happening in private messaging....
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    This is true if the only reason you post is to win a discussion with me. I post because I'd rather not leave a stupid argument unaddressed regardless if the poster I'm responding to can comprehend...
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    Re: Bath Water Question....

    Yes and no, when the human body gets to a certain temperature different mechanisms also kick in. So while you might feel colder in the fall/spring than in the middle of winter your caloric...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    It's easy ferretz, you just redefine failure as success because god. That's what he's getting at. As for his explanation of baptism it's irrelevant because again the most common forms of christianity...
  25. Thread: On abortion

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    Re: On abortion

    The burden of proof is on you and it's really not even explicit what you're getting at so attempting to argue with you is kind of like stumbling around in the dark. In the US? Yes the proportion of...
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    Re: Bath Water Question....

    Yes. Touching acid that can corrode a steel plate is a great idea. Can you please stop posting potentially dangerous and harmful suggestions?

    Since no one has answered you with the correct answer....
  27. Re: Why are humans assumed to have moved out of africa?

    Yes, genetics are all we need to prove that the origin of the current human gene pool is in africa. Where we came from before then is less established but presumably it follows from the numerous...
  28. Thread: Spider-Snake

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    Re: Spider-Snake

    The odds are compounded by the snakes 150 million year evolutionary history and trillions upon trillions of individuals all mutating at a specific rate, followed by genes which aren't alterable and...
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    Re: Concerning morning breath and brushing

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    Uh. Gargling with rubbing alcohol is about the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Methanol (which is in rubbing alcohol) is transformed into formaldehyde by alcohol-dehydrogenase in...
  30. Thread: On abortion

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    Re: On abortion

    In what way do women have all of the power? A woman must be penetrated in nearly every case to be impregnated. A woman has approximately 2-4 days a cycle she's actually fertile and that is entirely...
  31. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    :wub: study is :wub:.

    Using the US's infant mortality rate which is primarily caused by uninsured individuals who give birth to critically ill children (requiring specialized care they don't have...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    No one cares about a minority interpretation basics, for the majority of christians baptism is a requirement. Go heresy elsewhere.
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    So you're going to assert that god designed the mechanisms that led to the child to feel the suffering as they did? We do know that babies even a day old do experience trauma. This is exactly what...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    I do not value the content of your replies.



    Who said it was the spearhead? This is the funny thing about your argument, you've chosen a very weak annecdote to debate as though doing so would...
  35. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Of course it's a liberal arts college, in fact probably every regional and conservative university is a liberal arts college too. The emphasis on small class room sizes is pretty much the chief...
  36. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    The seatbelt would also be a better comparison. Frankly the side effects of using a seatbelt are much more significant than those of vaccines though.



    Ashland is extraordinarily conservative,...
  37. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    You're right, it's more akin to driving without headlights. I was struggling for a comparison.
  38. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    You're choice to not vaccinate can affect my children, myself, and those of my family with compromised immune systems. It's the same reason shooting a bullet at random is illegal. I as a person...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Yes, babies can cry for many different reasons. This is relevant why?



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  40. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Er, I suppose the danger of exposure is slightly smaller in some cases but you understand that most parents socialize their babies. More to the point the younger you are the more complications arise....
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