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Go to: THE FOUR HORSEMEN - Available Now on DVD!

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I absolutely love these guys and the internet is why we have the chance to hear them. Without it, we'd be forced to listen (and not respond) to whatever the traditional big media outlets want us to hear. The result of that obsolete platform has been a wastland of stupidity as exhibited by The View, Fox News, etc...

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:56:00 UTC | #94389

Go to: Banishing the Green-Eyed Monster

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I agree with what the good Dr. is saying here in principle and I aplaude his courage in going out on a limb, but I feel that he may have brushed over the economic impact of things a little too quickly here.

The "one man, one woman, and some kids" method of family organisation is very efficient and stable compared to other possibilities that I can imagine. Women who are forced to pay all of their own bills and raise the kids have an immense struggle. If nothing else, the traditional arrangement has the advantage of setting up a division of labor that makes things easier on everybody.

The monogamy meme will continue to flourish until this basic problem is solved. (a perfect form of contraception might do the trick)!

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 23:17:00 UTC | #88333

Go to: A Rational Universe Implies a Creator, Science points towards Theism

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I don't think it makes sense to argue against this one directly. It's really a tactic intended to derail the conversation off the question: "Why is any *particular* religion true?"

The implied logic behind this arguement looks like this: "The universe is orderly. Therefore your baby needs to have special water poured on her in order to avoid being tortured by the creator of the universe after she dies."

This logic is what needs to be attacked, not the idea that there may be some sort of designer or whatever you want to call it.

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:53:00 UTC | #78776

Go to: The Mix Tape of the Gods

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By the way, Timothy Ferris wrote an absolutely amazing, but little-known book called "Galaxies". It's in the "Very-Over-Size" section of your University Library. I give it the highest possible Hasty Toweling rating. Check it out.

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:49:00 UTC | #64606

Go to: A Matter of Faith

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For me, the most frustrating aspect of this debate is the sloppiness of the language used. That's right--sloppiness; even more than irrationality and undue respect for certain traditions, sloppiness and imprecision seem to me to be the root of the problem. The journalist in this piece simply asserts that 82% of people say they believe in God, giving the false impression that the word means only one thing to all people, and that the various religions represent a unified front against the non-believers.

Sat, 25 Aug 2007 11:35:00 UTC | #62298

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