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The Lounge / Re: Why don't we have a chat room?
« on: May 01, 2008, 11:38:05 AM »
903? Wait, are you in East Texas?

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there is no god  ::)

And you know this how?

Anyway, the Bible says that God created man, right? It also says that He has "written His law on the hearts of men". All men know the laws of God. Now, we also know that men have fallen short of the glory of God and are easy to be decieved.

It's pretty simple then. Just because deep down you know something to be right or wrong, if you were raised or taught differently, you just might ignore (or not even notice) the moral law written within.

Nature vs nurture, if you will.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Great Beyond
« on: May 01, 2008, 11:29:24 AM »
Lol. Thread hijack!

Sorry, been installing a Cisco VoIP system. It's more time consuming than you think..

Just to bring this thread back on track:

"Surely the presence of evil/ natural disasters/ invisibility/ vagueness/ and superstition are enough stumbling blocks already?"

Easy response - darkness is absence of light, cold is absence of warmth, evil is absence of God. Can we move on?

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Direction, direction, direction...
« on: May 01, 2008, 11:11:34 AM »
Nice.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Join my navy
« on: May 01, 2008, 11:09:59 AM »

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Making money off the conspiracy theory
« on: May 01, 2008, 10:26:00 AM »
Kill-9 FTW!

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Moon Radar Bounce
« on: May 01, 2008, 10:13:08 AM »
I thought you didn't believe in satellights?  ;D

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He's saying the Big Bang theory works for a FE model. Which it doesn't.

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The Lounge / Re: Graduation
« on: April 29, 2008, 11:30:01 AM »
Yay!

So... now what do we talk about now that this thread has been hijacked?

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Question
« on: April 29, 2008, 11:28:30 AM »
So why the switch from believing in a flat earth (and killing RE's) to believing in a RE and not harming FE's in any way whatsoever?

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: I have a question
« on: April 29, 2008, 10:22:26 AM »
girlfrien/boyfriend...

Yuck. Shemale.

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The Lounge / Re: Graduation
« on: April 29, 2008, 10:06:21 AM »
I'm fine with discussing blood, or a woman's special place, but together? That's just wrong... Lol.

<--- is afeard of the monthly cycle.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Great Beyond
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:59:24 AM »
You can fish for anything if you're looking hard enough.

Except for fish. I can never find fish when I'm fishing.

Actually, I don't debate the age of the earth because it is a moot point and can be debated easily from both points of view.

Do you have anything specific in the Bible that has been disproven by modern science? Don't bring up Jesus Christ rising from the dead, I can't "prove" it to you and you won't believe it anyway. Unless you want all the eyewitness accounts...  8) (which are, by the way, backed up in historic texts)


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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: I have a question
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:50:40 AM »
Just... don't post pictures.

Not that we are allowed to believe pictures anyway.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: The stupid rule
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:49:34 AM »
Jack Sparrow's compass, but only if you really really want it to.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Map please
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:47:04 AM »
It has been four hours, I need it for school tomorrow.
Fair warning, in my experience the academic community does not smile on thinking for yourself.

Ditto'd

Experienced.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Making money off the conspiracy theory
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:46:01 AM »
The oil conspiracy sucks, unless the oil companies are just trying to piss people off with gas prices. Er, I'm sorry... petrol::)

Anyway you're right. Space is not a money market.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The Conspiracy
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:40:49 AM »
Who are you kidding?

Yes we can!

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The Lounge / Re: Graduation
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:37:32 AM »
Forget stickying this thread... now it just needs to go away.  :(

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The Lounge / Re: Projected Election Results
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:35:52 AM »
King Bishop wins my vote just for that comment.

 ;D

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Great Beyond
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:26:01 AM »
I have actually never had much desire to debate the age of the earth. It really doesn't matter one way or another if the earth is 6,000 or 60,000,000 years old. Either way it's still earth, metaphorical or not. Although I will say that carbon dating is a pretty lousy way to get good age data.

I can't remember the dudes name, but who discovered ocean currents? They call him something like the 'father of modern oceanography'. He discovered underwater ocean currents after reading (in Job) the passage that discusses the "paths of the sea". He figured, "hey, if God says they are there, they must be there".

And there they were.

That's just one example of how the bible predates modern science.

Another would be circumcision. Ask any Jew the significance of that practice and they'll tell you of the custom. Along the same lines, the bible is very specific of when it must occur - 6 days after birth.

Wonder why?

6 days after birth is when the K Vitamin is the highest in newborn babies. It is the safest time to perform a procedure like that.

Again, the bible predates what modern science (and medicine) tells us what is best.

*(edited for terrible spelling...)*

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Question
« on: April 29, 2008, 06:30:29 AM »
Oh snap!

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: What is your flat earth?
« on: April 29, 2008, 06:29:36 AM »
It's a conspiracy. You never actually fenced!

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The Conspiracy
« on: April 29, 2008, 06:26:40 AM »
Ah good. Then you can buy birthday gifts.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: so HOW many people are in on the conspiracy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:33:19 PM »
Actually, you're right about the modern definition of Wicca, however it finds it roots in pagan religions from thousands of years ago. Thanks.

Also, I fail to see how your point was proved. Occam's Razor is used as a rule of thumb to guide scientific theory.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: so HOW many people are in on the conspiracy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:30:19 PM »
Quote
Occam's razor (sometimes spelled Ockham's razor) is a principle attributed to the 14th-century English logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham. The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. The principle is often expressed in Latin as the lex parsimoniae ("law of parsimony" or "law of succinctness"): "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", or "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity".

This is often paraphrased as "All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best." In other words, when multiple competing theories are equal in other respects, the principle recommends selecting the theory that introduces the fewest assumptions and postulates the fewest entities. It is in this sense that Occam's razor is usually understood.

Originally a tenet of the reductionist philosophy of nominalism, it is more often taken today as a heuristic maxim (rule of thumb) that advises economy, parsimony, or simplicity, often or especially in scientific theories.


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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: so HOW many people are in on the conspiracy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:28:51 PM »
Did witches exist five hundred years ago?  ???

I have no doubt about it considering I spent a good portion of my life as a Wiccan.

Double fail.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: so HOW many people are in on the conspiracy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:27:35 PM »
That's not the point. You can try to use an anti-razor argument and say that "if 3 explinations cannot provide proof, a 4th must be added" but that's not what we're talking about. Without a conspiracy, FE has no proof, and nothing to go off of. If there is no conspiracy, the moon landing, mars rover, satellights, spaceflight and the Hubble are all real.

Occam's razor is against this theory, which is also mathmatically and sociologically improbably. Take into count chaos theory, and the conspiracy is impossible.

The conspiracy doesn't exist. FE is a lie.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: so HOW many people are in on the conspiracy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:21:25 PM »
Actually, Occam's Razor doesn't favor FE at all. Currently, the widespread belief is the the world is round. Therefore, the least comlicated answer is the earth is round. Occam's Razor proves RE theory.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: so HOW many people are in on the conspiracy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:04:48 PM »
Well, until you can come up with some type of identifiable proof, my argument stands. Occam's Razor, baby.

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