PaulSJenkins

PaulSJenkins

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87 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - A creationist talk in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The verse states that "invisible qualities" have been "clearly seen", which is an obvious contradiction. The 4G network is invisible and therefore can't be seen -- clearly or otherwise -- though its effects are apparent if you have the right equipment. Eternal power and divine nature, however, have not been "clearly seen". Creationists may argue that with the right equipment (or mindset) these qualities can be inferred, but that's still not "clearly seen".

103 weeks ago @ Skepticule - Skepticule-120-20161016 · 0 replies · +2 points

How does quitting smoking relate to this particular episode of Skepticule?

126 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - Felicitations for sola... · 0 replies · +1 points

Buying academic essays may not be illegal, but it's still cheating, and therefore ultimately counter-productive. (Cf adultery.)

143 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - Where is God hiding? (... · 0 replies · +1 points

Anjana, the post you link to appears (after auto translation from Hindi) to be about magnetism and miracles, with no particular relevance to "divine hiddenness" as far as I can tell.

147 weeks ago @ Skepticule - Skepticule-120-20161016 · 0 replies · +3 points

Thanks for commenting, but please don't post a bare link without some indication of how it relates to the contents of this particular episode of Skepticule.

151 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - Dear Paul, Darwinism i... · 0 replies · +2 points

It always has been. When asked, they'll say they're just following where the evidence leads, but that's an attempt to circumvent the separation of church and state. It also shows they don't (or refuse to) understand how science works. In my experience their insistence on acceptance of an "intelligent creator", without specifying anything about that creator, is just a front. When that front slips, as it frequently does, Jesus-God can be seen right behind it.

157 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - Denial in action: "Acu... · 0 replies · +1 points

If that's the case Andy, how do you explain why the sham (aka not real) acupuncture used in the trial mentioned in the clip produced the same results as the "real" acupuncture? The research indicates that "real" acupuncture is nothing more than expensive theatrics, because cheap theatrics produce the same results.

My recent post Where is God hiding? (warning: contains sarcasm)

165 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - Theological mendacity,... · 0 replies · +1 points

The book is a pathetically disappointing attempt to bolster Christian belief with superficial arguments that don't stand up to logical analysis. I had expected something substantial given the book's title, but the majority of the "50 arguments" rely on unsubstantiated scripture, or special pleading.

Glad you liked the article though.

196 weeks ago @ Skepticule - Skepticule-102-20150825 · 1 reply · +1 points

It's just not absolutely deterministic (ie. if you re-ran the events again, they could come up with a different decision/outcome).

It may not be absolutely deterministic, but it's not free will either, as there would be no control over what random number was generated.

197 weeks ago @ Notes from an Evil Burnee - Housekeeping and chang... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'll keep them down to one post per hour, if that'll help.

My recent post Britain is no more a Christian nation than a White nation