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Go to: Is weak atheism too weak?

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And souls are disproved because its pitifully easy to alter brain function, personality, and consciousness by messing with the core body temp, nutrients, neurotransmitters, pressure, inhaled gas mixture/pressure, brain damage, disease, genetic damage, etc. If the soul were true, this should be impossible as the soul has to survive the cessation of biological function; if it cannot remain fully functional during hypothermia (let alone a .45cal hollowpoint taking out the rear half of the brain) how is it supposed to survive death to join the Magnificent All-Powerful Space Daddy in the sky? Even if souls were real, who we are is so tied to biological function, when we die the original still dies and becomes worm food while the cheap 'thought energy' copy heads off to happy land. Sad part was that I realized way back in 3rd grade... Seems bloody obvious but there are adults who swear they can see souls and ghosts and auras and stupid shit like that.

For someone 'Of Faith" science and logic are convenient tools when they can be twisted to agree or you need to steal and butcher terminology to sound more intelligent and then argued against when they do not. One moment its "Evolution is a theory in crisis because of X" and the next is "Evolution leads to homosexuality, the break up of morals, the disintegration of the nuclear family, and god to smite spacecraft and flocks of birds in anger." No matter how much evidence there is, it would be more productive to slam your head into a brick wall than try to convince a true believer he/she are wrong.

Stevehill is right, its pointless to argue with faith.

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 09:43:19 UTC | #868825

Go to: Thylacine Hunted into Extinction for No Reason, Study Reveals

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It is nice to see this for the anniversary of the animal's extinction. Real pity and can only hope that we will be able to see them again in the near future. Though, I would hope that scientists would be able to save the tasmanian devil from that facial tumor disease before resurrecting an extinct species. Though, tapping a bit into the thylacine genome might prove useful to saving the devil.

Thanks for posting the article, always nice to see marsupial biology receive some productive research.

It does seem odd that the thylacine would be considered to have a feeble jaw strength considering that (compared to a coyote skull) the muscle attachments seem to be more pronounced. Granted, I am basing this off of a resin thylacine skull (but it appears accurate when compared my photos of the skull at the UCL Grant Museum.) and comparing it to several coyotes & coydogs of similar size that I have shot. But, (have not read through the article yet) that could be based off bone and tooth stress and not about muscle strength. Should make for an interesting read no matter what, always nice to learn more and maybe rewrite preconceived notions.

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:57:20 UTC | #868415

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Good analogy. And the decent into madness was quite well done. Thanks for sharing.

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:33:13 UTC | #844830

Go to: The National Academies Press Makes All PDF Books Free to Download

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Thank you for posting, so much wonderful reading material.

Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:12:56 UTC | #634489

Go to: A Key Series of Events Helped Giffords Survive a Gunshot Wound to the Head

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Its one of those things, I am very thankful to hear that Gifford's prospects for survival are still good.

Comment 26 by CleverCarbon :

Hold on a minute, A Person can survive a point blank head-shot bullet wound?!

They can, it just is very unlikely. Only being struck once by a high velocity ammunition and having bullets with little deformation/fragmentation gives the victim the best up-front odds of survival. Immediate, high end medical attention greatly increases those odds. All told, she is a very very lucky woman.

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:01:25 UTC | #577278

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