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Go to: A New Flea

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haha. nice title. the first two subjects are atheists, the last is an illusion.

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:15:00 UTC | #325695

Go to: New Bus Campaign

coodgee's Avatar Jump to comment 331 by coodgee

the "gods crossed out" idea could be suffixed with "...see a pattern here?"

or "...Can you spot the pattern?"

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:35:00 UTC | #304788

Go to: New Bus Campaign

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"It's 2009. Time to move on from God and other superstitious beliefs"

or

"It's 2009. C'mon. lets move on from God and other superstitious beliefs"

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:38:00 UTC | #304630

Go to: The brain in love

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Poems, plays, quotes, more poems...

Sun, 20 Jul 2008 23:53:00 UTC | #203748

Go to: The Return of Religion

coodgee's Avatar Jump to comment 338 by coodgee

I think what he is trying to say is that even though science has now explained the mystery of the existence and diversity of life on Earth, it hasn't yet provided a satisfying answer to origin and nature on consciousness. It is this unsatisfying gap in the scientific knowledge, this question unanswered that he fills "can only be answered by religion".

What he's saying is that science is unable to explain the origin and nature of consciousness, humans long for an answer to this question, therefore because religion (in his view) provides a satisfying answer to this mystery we still need it.

What he doesn't realise is that the nature of consciousness is a problem firmly in the sites of science.

He hasn't learned that mysteries like the origin of life, once thought to be totally impossible to know, can be explained by science.

If alive in pre-Darwin times, he would be saying the same about the origin of life, and yet he has the benefit of hindsight and can see that problems previously thought insurmountable can infact be solved by science.

It seems he's learnt nothing.

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:53:00 UTC | #201867

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