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Comment 8 by Steve Zara

I think you have to hear him say it for yourself, to get the tone of voice he uses, or risk building on a false premise.

Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:11:46 UTC | #906201

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Since the idea is mirroring then maybe there is a negative space and a positive space, and particles switch between them to obey symmetry. So in essence--to every thing there is a +thing and a (-thing). There is no nothing; no zero state. Since there is more +matter than (-matter) (antimatter) on our side of space, then the opposite must be true of the other side. The amateur mind game continues.

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:42:58 UTC | #633751

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People who are against wrong thinking will conflict with many cultures, religion being one, bad science being another. In the bubble of religion, such a person is called an atheist.

Seeing as we are prone to wrong thinking, it can be frustrating to see people willingly embracing it.

As long as your head is in religion, you will see atheists. On a larger scale, an "atheist" is usually a person who is against wrong thinking in many contexts.

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:46:12 UTC | #601317

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Life is the invisible machinery. Whatever you put into it, something will come out if it fits, and arsenic fits. Isn't that all there is to it? I'm not so ingrained in the absolutes in biology, but the article mentioned this was predicted, so why the "oh my god, so unexpected" tone one usually expects to find in the absolutist minds of the religious? It is as if scientists were supposed to have made this absolutist claim about what life is. I'm not really surprised about anything, though, so I'm probably biased to start with.

I hope Michio Kaku didn't say that we have to rewrite the books. I guess he exaggerates a lot, being enthusiastic and all. It would be a dumb thing to say, though.

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:08:49 UTC | #557529

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"They believe in nothing, they stand for nothing, they think they came from nothing. (...)"

  1. Atheism is hard to accept for both atheists and god-fearing people. Atheists don't really need the word, and theists probably invented it to declare an "us and them" relationship.
  2. Religions have a hierarchical model where the root of the tree (god) only exists as an abstract idea in the mind of the individual.
  3. BD doesn't understand that he applies this hierarchical model of religion to something that doesn't have a hierarchical structure. It's the "everything's a nail"-mind at work when you're religious (have a hammer). Maybe it's hardwired since it's so hard to see something that's completely different?

Even if there were gods, they are not worthy of any thinking person's respect.

(There probably aren't any dumb people, but there certainly are dumb ideas, and that makes people look dumb, and do dumb things.)

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:01:38 UTC | #556873

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