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Re: Is Christianity superior to other religions?

Buddism -- Let's see...China has the worlds largest Buddhist population. They're a communist nation. No freedon of religion there, one of the world's worst violators of human rights. Do you really believe this system is better? Your Christian prejudices are showing through again Abel. According to ...
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: Is Christianity superior to other religions?
Replies: 81
Views: 4253

Re: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism

My first question Gil, when you first asked the question "am I conscious now?' did you feel an awkening - so to speak?

I'm certainly aware a good portion of my day I've behaved very much in an autopilot mode.

So I suppose her point is we are not as conscious as we think we are. (If at all)
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism
Replies: 972
Views: 20750

Re: Free Will

So there you have it, Einstein was a determinist, and I'm taking much of what he says with a grain of salt. So for somebody who holds that cause and effect is the basis of science and can be applied to biological systems, we can take their opinons on free will with "a grain of salt"? I'm ...
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2302
Views: 61874

Re: What should Agnostics be agnostic about?

If I wanted to get specific, I would be agnostic towards many things. The simulation hypothesis, alien life, M-theory, string theory, dark matter, gravito-magnetism, alternate realities, higher dimensions or planes of existence, the afterlife, the human "soul", the big bang, quantum pheno...
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: What should Agnostics be agnostic about?
Replies: 34
Views: 2477

Re: You are an Animal!

1) Maybe just a semantic point Kariboo, but I would use the word chaotic rather than random. 2) We agree :yes: 3) Evolution is without direction. In BC, the pine beetle and the fungus it carried, decimated the lodgepole pine here - because it (they) could. It had no free choice - and here is where o...
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Are we animals?
Replies: 53
Views: 3167

Re: Oh hai

Philosoraptor wrote:Twas wondering what happened to the forum. Took me a while to find this one, but I'm glad I did.

Hey Philo - glad you made it back to your new 'home'


have fun

rom
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Oh hai
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Rawr I'm a dinosaur!

Hey Stega - great intro

Love your signature - welcome and have fun
:hi:
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rawr I'm a dinosaur!
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: You are an Animal!

In this kind of debate I always wonder about: 1) Is "nature" in balance? I would argue not. 2) Is it "red in tooth and claw", does not appear to be so. 3) Is it not our "evolutionary" vestigages that drive us to our so called excesses? Some posts definitely seem to put ...
by romansh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:52 am
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Are we animals?
Replies: 53
Views: 3167

Re: The New Atheists' Narrow Worldview

Jonathon, Asma's article reminds me, a little bit, of Rosenbaum's An Agnostic Manifesto where for me Rosenbaum does agnostics a disservice - in my humble opinion. Though I have to admit Asma is nowhere as strident.

Nevertheless - Asma builds no bridges with his article.
by romansh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: The New Atheists' Narrow Worldview
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Free Will

Not that I care what Einstein says about anything but his physics but ... I can understand this up to a point. But If an intelligent person that I respect says something that is not in accord with my beliefs I would care enough to take a close look at the causes for the differences. And try and val...
by romansh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:55 am
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2302
Views: 61874
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