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Prove there's a god.

Yes humans invented both. You may want to visit a dictionary if you think invent means "to create  (Aug 23, 2012 | post #529786)

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Prove there's a god.

Invent means "to discover" as much as it means "to create". What he said was perfectly correct. Gravity is a *concept* and a human did, in fact, invent it  (Aug 23, 2012 | post #529781)

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Prove there's a god.

And yet is the theist any worse off  (Aug 11, 2012 | post #525876)

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Prove there's a god.

It's certainly not a religion, but it's worth supposing -- does it serve the same purpose  (Aug 11, 2012 | post #525874)

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Does god exist?

This is nonsense, hydrogen is not a product of fusion. The theory is that as the universe cooled after the big bang, up to 98% of the matter condensed into hydrogen and perhaps up to 2% into helium. Hydrogen can be converted into helium. No need to invent things  (Aug 1, 2012 | post #526)

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Prove there's a god.

Word meanings change, the intent of their usage does not. Even if a word changes meaning, if you are referring to an ancient context you should use the ancient meaning, regardless of what's popular now  (Aug 1, 2012 | post #522808)

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Prove there's a god.

Every sentence in this post is contradicted by the last  (Aug 1, 2012 | post #522807)

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Remember George W. Bush?

So your position is that the president's policies directly effect, and subsequently can control, the economy, unemployment, and the rest? God, I bet Obama prays it isnt so  (Jul 15, 2012 | post #37)

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Sorry Republican: The Rich Don't Create Jobs

So, businesses don't create jobs, but the "circle of life" does? Acuna matata  (Jul 15, 2012 | post #217)

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If your black and on welfare stop having children

What would have been if the founding fathers were conservatives? Certainly not America. Ironic.  (Jul 15, 2012 | post #12)

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

Science requires reproducible results for a reason. Replication of research efforts is a financial issue, not a scientific or philosophical one  (Mar 13, 2012 | post #91676)

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

Using the word extremist for someone with a big mouth only serves to weaken the word. Suicide bombers are extremists. I think bigot is a better term for what you're trying to say  (Mar 13, 2012 | post #91675)

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Do White men know that White women prefer Black men?

The original post is begging the question and isn't corroborated by statistics collected on marriages or births. It's funny, in the 50s and earlier, such relationships would have been quite rare and possibly frowned upon. Things loosen up and the two races start getting together a little and all of the sudden "white women prefer black men". I guess we can at least make some certain stipulations about the IQ of the population where the OP comes from, if not relationship habits.  (Dec 12, 2011 | post #2928)

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

Philosophy has a similar peer system to science. But if your definition of objective is the application of a method, then probably not, though logic often plays a role. Bertrand Russell actual tried to define his own philosophy using logic/math. (http://en.wikiped ia.org/wiki/Analyt ic_philosophy) Then again the scientific method always has some form of inductive reasoning in its application. Starting assumptions, testing methodologies, and analytical techniques all can (and usually do) contain assumptions that can introduce uncertainty. Which is why we have to keep working on the same theories forever  (Nov 16, 2011 | post #64549)

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

A matter of degree perhaps, but most synonyms do differ in degree. That difference in degree is really probably very close to the actual issue between the atheist and the theist. Where does "nontheist-ap proved belief" stop and "faith" begin. Does it have to be religious to be faith? In the end it's highly subjective and often materializes around groups. "Atheists " against "Christians " etc. The delineation between the two is really quite arbitrary if you get past the social mechanics at play  (Nov 16, 2011 | post #64546)