Why I religiously believe in science.

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Gunhaver, Jan 10, 2013.


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  1. Cavalry Doc

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    Seems like there is some revisionist history here. He was deleting very pertinent statements from my posts, as an example, me stating homosexuality is not a disease, then he criticized me for calling it a disease. Several people noticed that and other edits that were called dishonest by fellow atheists.

    What I'm understanding your problem is that he said something that clearly contained elements of avoidance, anxiety, and some manufactured situations as an excuse of why he only posts in RI. And I quoted it, with the only change adding bold to some lettering 15 hours later?

    Where's the problem again?
     

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  2. Geko45

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    The problem is that in every thread in which you participate, that thread ceases to be about the original topic and becomes mired in this nonsense of word parsing, selective definitions, unfounded accusations, and strawman intellectual dishonesty where you consistently mischaracterize the statements of others.

    When you are not here, there are some heated discussions, but at least they stay on the general topic of religion. Sometimes, I even learn something new and useful from the other side. That doesn't happen in any thread once you start posting to it. This is an open forum and you are certainly free to do so, but you bring down the quality of discourse here substantially.
     

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  3. Cavalry Doc

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    Sounds more like a lot of hypothysis, short on evidence.

    Just because something can happen, doesn't mean it did. It's possible that all the building blocks came together in just the right amounts with interdependent processes, structures and organnelles already made. That selective gateways in relatively remote areas of the cell were actively ensuring that other beneficial proteins, electrolytes and fluid are all in the right place and the entire structure is all working in harmony to achieve homeostasis, an ability to reproduce, and adapt. Yes, it's possible it all just sort of happened.

    Also, since we are getting close to creating new life (allegedly), and I'm sure that is being done with a plan and under carefully controlled situations, not just throwing bowls of primordial soup on the ground to see if it walks. Once that happens, wouldn't you have to consider that it's possible that the first living organism on earth was made with a plan too? You know, designed by an inteligence.

    What do you think?
     
  4. Gunhaver

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    Are you by chance a Psychologist's Assistant? Because you seem completely unqualified to give a diagnosis yet eager to do so.
     
  5. Cavalry Doc

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    Gek, you and the boys can't have it both ways. When I ignore your off topic ad Homs, I'm suposedly dodging a very important point. When I answer them, I'm now dragging the thread off topic.

    For example, the post quoted above is virtually useless to the topic of the thread. I wasn't even talking to you.

    If you want to stay on topic, then do so. I don't think you can. You'll impress me if you can. Try it and we'll see how you do.
     
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  6. He's always getting his panties in a knot about something.
     
  7. Gunhaver

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    I don't see a problem (aside from that Hoyle's fallacy stunt you tried to pull off).

    Apparently you have a problem with me asking 36 to clarify on something I wasn't recalling entirely. He doesn't follow all of our spats and I don't follow all of yours. Much of the time when you're posting back and forth with him I skim over a lot of it because it makes me a little uncomfortably embarrassed for you.

    Yeah, think about how highly I think of you and then try to wrap your head around the concept of me feeling sorry for how foolish you can be to the point where I can't even watch. I should be savoring every moment. :embarassed:
     
  8. It's really pointless to talk to the guy. He really probably thinks he's bested us all and is in the complete right and has been unfairly treated by everyone here because of that fact. It's this delusional reality where he's always right, everyone in opposition to him is wrong, and his is the superior intellect. When someone is that much in love with themselves, intellectually dishonest, and unwilling to see what's really going on around them to the point of looking mentally ill... you just gotta ignore them.

    But Geko is right. Every single thread he participates in turns into a steaming pile of poo and flies right off the tracks. I looked back a little. Most of the threads you and I have posted in in the last month in this forum... he's shown up right behind us to try and stir up crap. He's just a troll. We really should just never respond to the guy at all. He brings ZERO to the table. He just wants attention.
     
  9. Cavalry Doc

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    It's a lot easier to dismiss if you are unable to think of it as anything but a fallacy. It's a good way to put a padlock on a closed mind.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSTB57a6Uzk"]A REALLY awesome cell animation - YouTube[/ame]

    As there has been no proof of it just happening, or being designed, seems to me an open minded guy would evaluate both sides of the question until an irrefutable truth became known.

    We are still learning how exactly cells work. It's not just the structure, which requires relatively distant cooperation among the physical components, it's the chemical and metabolic pathways necessary to maintain homeostasis.

    http://web.expasy.org/pathways/

    Click on the link above, there are two links at the bottom of that page, peruse those for a while.

    To see all of that, and simply dismiss all possibilities other than it just happened by chance is one of the main reasons that I believe it takes faith to truly believe that there has never been anything more highly evolved than humans on this planet. Really, if you think you know, you're kidding yourself.

    Come to think of it, watch that video later tonight too.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT4B-NJUcZE"]bill and ted woah - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  10. Ya know, debating religion is a fun intellectual exercise.

    Listening (reading) to you guys fight....... not so much.

    Really, whether CD's a real Doctor or not (and I will admit, I've never heard him claim to be so) is a silly point to get stuck on, when theres so much more thats worthwhile to disagree with him about.

    And unfortunately this thread has dissolved into a pissing match.
     
  11. Cavalry Doc

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    I have not had to best you. All I had to do was feed you rope. Your own *********gery lowered your stock around here.

    I'm still just an ordinary guy. I caught some lucky breaks, but I have better upbringing than you, and yours was probably much more spoiled than my own. You had all cool clothes and probably a car bought for you. I worked stacking hay in the summers, and occasionally as a cook in high school. I had some real good friends though. I was rich in that respect. I left home with $34 in my pocket at the age of 18. Never took another dime from my parents, but I have given back to them. Can you say the same?
     
  12. Cavalry Doc

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    They know that. It's a lame attempt to get under my skin. I inactivated that particular button a long long time ago. I do run into people that have no clue what a PA is. It's no problem. I run into people that do stuff all the time that I had no clue needed to be done. None of us is completely aware of every possible profession in the world.

    Yeah, it's a pissing match. For the most part, all I have to do is feed rope and watch them display evidence of ignorance and poor upbringing.

    If they'd catch a clue at how silly they look, we would be back on topic in no time.


    But if you would like to have an on topic discussion, post 189 is an attempt to get back on track, well, mostly. :wavey:
     
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  13. Gunhaver

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    I agree about the ignoring him. I will let my shame and sadness for him be my ignore list from now on. Ready? 1,2,3, Go!
     
  14. Cavalry Doc

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    Surrender accepted. It's unconditional though. :tongueout:


    But really, try the suggestion in post 189. Whoa dude. It'll blow your mind, whether you have the ability to admit it or not.
     
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  15. Cavalry Doc

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    Funny. You discard educated opinions in favor of your hippie weed fueled hemp rope sandal wearing preconceptions. And then accuse others of being close minded, while very consistently participating in defensive unsupported ad homs.


    We all see it.
     
  16. And when they keep practicing medicine and don't pay the fine?


    I'm sure you see where I'm going.
     
  17. I want to know about the first life. Not just the first life on earth. If an older form of life started us, which is possible, it still doesn't answer the question if life started on it's own.

    Ben Stein tried to make Richard Dawkins look bad in his movie with questions along these lines, and with creative editing of course.
     
  18. Cavalry Doc

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    I think Ben Stein is an awesome economist. Honestly, I don't know much about him other than that. Except in his role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off..... My first date with Ms. Cavalry Doc, but that's a whole different story.



    The first KNOWN life is what we are looking for. The first one with knowledge of itself, regardless of location.

    No, even if it didn't happen on Earth first.... I cannot tell you if it happened on it's own by accident, and was brought here by an intelligence, which happened by chance somewhere else. I cannot tell you how old the earth is, or how old life is in the universe. Assuming it all started and ended here is about as infantile as assuming the universe revolved around the earth. A lot of the earth-centric atheist beliefs that are common probably need to be rethought. Which kind of makes the old vs new earth argument a little lame. It's as old as it is.
     
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  19. Cavalry Doc

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    I considered showing him the end of this argument a while ago, but have seen you walk the uninitiated down this path before. You'll do it better.
     
  20. Heck, there are several guys in GTPI that could do it better then I can, but I'm giving it a shot.

    I do appreciate the vote of confidence.
     

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