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  1. In Europe there are several countries where Christianity is losing ground very fast but Islam is on the rise.
  2. God asked me to be God, so now I am God. I like it when people pray.
  3. What's the problem? I simply corrected the misuse of a term. Give it a rest.
  4. I think there is a difference depending on the kind of knowledge/experience. When you learn how to swim, you gain experimental knowledge or a practical understanding. You can spend an entire life with the theoretical knowledge of how to swim without gaining experimental knowledge of swimming. In this case you can chose if theoretical knowledge leads to experimental knowledge..
  5. That is what I meant. @Koti Your question concerning unicorns I did not answer since I thought you realized it was irrelevant. There is no evidence to disprove the existence of unicorns so it's not a fact. Something is a fact or it's not. There is no evidence for alien life and god(s) but the existence of alien life is more likely then the existence of god(s). There is no evidence to disprove the Yeti and for invisible flying donkeys but I consider the existence of the Yeti to be more likely.
  6. Yes. The absence of evidence does not make a fact. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
  7. If you call the nonexistence of god or gods a fact then you must have evidence. Can you show some?
  8. I am also damn good company. I've travelled alone so I ate alone...
  9. "and so it turned out only a life similar to the life of those around jus,merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness" ~ Dr. Zhivago, Boris Pasternak Is happiness only real when shared? We are social creatures. By living in a group you used to increase the chance to survive and create offspring.
  10. Itoero

    living forever

    Something Brad Pitt said in 'Troy' explains my idea. "The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again"
  11. Itoero

    living forever

    Why would anyone want to live forever? (in Heaven or Hell) When I die, I just want to die and go back to the state of 'non-existing'. Forever is a long time.
  12. Richard Dawkins said this....I thought it would be cool to say this.
  13. If Jesus existed now, he would would probably be an atheist.
  14. The polyglutamine diseases are a group of neurodegenerative disorders caused by expanded cytosine-adenine-guanine repeats encoding a long polyglutamine tract in the respective proteins. So in this case, extra amino-acids (glutamine) alters the conformation/composition of a protein and causes harmful/toxic effects.
  15. Do you feel sick when you drink water after a meal? When you drink water (or other liquids) your stomach quickly increases in volume...which can cause the throwing up. Making the water lukewarm and drinking slowly might help.
  16. When a cause does not lead to a result then it's not the cause that determines that effect. Then there is another cause that leads to the result. Having or buying whisky is not the cause for drinking whisky, it enables you to drink whisky. If you need to get up early the next day then that can be the cause for not drinking whisky. If you can't digest alcohol, then that's the cause why you will never drink whisky. If you have a whisky glass then that probably determines in which glass you will drink whisky. If you have ice cubes in your freezer the that determines if you put ice in your
  17. Isn't it possible that we will one day be able to predict the behavior of a single photon? I'm sorry I only gave one cause:) "Then surely you should state them, (but one would do)." * Five plus three makes eight because that's what math tells us. Math and science evolved out of language. Without language, math and science don't exist. "The origins of mathematical thought lie in the concepts of number, magnitude, and form. Modern studies of animal cognition have shown that these concepts are not unique to humans. Such concepts would have been part of everyday life in hunter-gathere
  18. Doesn't this show the wave behavior of light? The waves oscillate in different directions, the polarization filter filters out waves depending on its properties. If you want to know what a photon is going to do, you have to measure it but then you collapse the wave. You can only measure the footprint of a wave. It's like in Young's double slit experiment. If you want to know through which slit a photon goes, you need to place a detector but the detector (measurement) collapses the interference pattern. The wave-particle duality is the cause for the odd behavior of photons.
  19. People developed math as a way to study our environment and to communicate with each other. That forms the basic cause for five plus three making eight. "Prehistoric artifacts discovered in Africa, dated 20,000 years old or more suggest early attempts to quantify time. The Ishango bone, found near the headwaters of the Nile river (northeastern Congo), may be more than 20,000 years old and consists of a series of tally marks carved in three columns running the length of the bone." "The idea of the "number" concept evolving gradually over time is supported by the existence of languages wh
  20. Yes, but all definitions come down to that. There are many factors that determine when and which amount you drink. Those factors I acknowledge to be the cause. There can be many possible causes. Not knowing the cause does not mean it's indeterministic. The cause is not yet determined. There was a time in which the cause for lightning was not determined...
  21. Are you rather a determinist or indeterminist? I am a determinist. I consider everything as cause and effect. An indeterministic effect has a cause, which makes the process deterministic. Determinism is the belief that events are caused by things that happened prior. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Determinism Indeterminism is the belief that events are not caused by things that happened prior. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indeterminism
  22. I think the opposite of loving a person is not being aware of that person's existence.
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