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10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not at all. You didn't even answer?!

Why does "what god wants" seem to change from culture to culture, and from era to era?

Why is it that religious people don't lead luckier lives, despite many prayers and interventions from god?

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 1 reply · 0 points

Cute semantic point you scored there. However, there's a difference between "knowing that something is 2% likely to be true" and "knowing something is 99.999999999999% likely to be true".

My "faith" in gravity is answered far more reliably than your prayers. Again, do an experiment and see how often your prayers are answered. Are you afraid you might not like the results of that experiment?

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 0 replies · +1 points

Scientists also can't tell why cats really purr either. That's not the point.

Here's a thought experiment for you to understand the purpose of science: 100 years ago, do you think scientists had MORE or LESS information than they do now about the behavior of weather? Do you think continued research of weather patterns will bring scientists CLOSER to an understanding or FURTHER away?

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there hasn't been a single period of time in human history where scientific research has trended towards producing LESS accurate explanations and knowledge. It's always gone the other way.

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 3 replies · 0 points

Everything I know is based on a continuously updating set of probabilities.

I can't claim with 100% certainly that gravity will always be there. But you know what? With every new day, gravity is still there, so more or less I can act within 99.9999999999% certainty that it will always work for me. So "knowing anything for sure" is essentially working with that negligible margin of error.

So far, in the world, there has never been any repeatable experiments that can reliably show the existence of god. You never know if he's gonna answer your prayers. Even if he answers them in an indirect way, there's no true way to determine in what form they were answered, if at all. So far there has been no evidence of religious people living luckier lives than non-religious folks. Not to mention it's a little fishy that each culture happens to think they're right in believing in their idea of god. It's weird how it all coincides with geographical, linguistic, and historical trends.

So you know what? With each passing day, more and more signs keep adding to my probability that it doesn't exist.

Why don't you do an experiment and see how often your prayers are answered directly?

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 2 replies · +1 points

You have it backwards. People's brains created god. After all, why is it that "what god wants" changes from country to country, and from era to era? God wanted a lot of strange crap back in the day. Now he seems to have mellowed out with the times. At least in more economically prosperous regions. Seems that in poorer and less educated regions he coincidentally seems to have really strong presence, and demands crazier stuff. What's up with that? Do they have, like, a more direct line of contact or something?

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 5 replies · 0 points

How do you know? You just made that up. You don't know for sure.

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 0 replies · +3 points

You have it backwards. He doesn't believe BECAUSE he's spent so much time thinking about it. Unlike most of the people here, he questioned all the fairy tales that were surrounding him in society.

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 2 replies · +2 points

Nowhere, in any science book, does it ever say "this is the exact truth, exactly what happened". Despite the evidence now strongly strongly pointing to it, and scientists all over the world agreeing on it (except religious ones), they still call it a theory....... but it's a theory that's based on, you know, the work of thousands and thousands of scientists who spent their entire lives researching this phenomena and making very, very educated guesses.

Um, it has a bit more legitimacy than a religious explanation, one for which there is no evidence, and one which differs according to who believes what. Keep that stuff out of science class. If kids need to "make up their own theories", have them be based on things that have come from SCIENTIFIC research done by SCIENTISTS, not religious explanations which are completely arbitrary.

Giving that stuff credit is dangerous.

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 7 replies · 0 points

Religious people pray all the time though. Do you think he intervenes or not?

10 years ago @ Breitbart.tv - World's Most Famous At... · 4 replies · +2 points

Science has brought you everything you currently take advantage of. Medical advancements, internet, bridges, planes..... and it's always in a state of improvement and updates, so even if there are temporary glitches (like, climate change science), it's always in the right direction.

Did you not notice what you were typing on, or maybe did god send me this message? Moron.