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  1. I consider myself atheist in terms of God being an omniscient, conscious, sentient entity. The Bible and many other religious texts state God as being perfect. Yet God though of Lucifer as his favorite. In my mind, if one was perfect, one wouldn't have preferences and that affects ones actions. Also, I really don't like the concept of 'just believe' as I see that as merely bowing down to someone and not thinking for yourself. It makes you a lamb and the one in charge (whether Pope, priest, or Rabbi) the Shepard. On top of that, every major religion states that if you don't believe in their deity, you are eternally punished. I don't care what you've done, nothing equals eternity. To me these are not the acts of our 'lord and savior' but the acts of a tyrant.
  2. Interesting thoughts. But Bee makes a good point. Though instead of having the student choose those classes most interesting to them, why not just make every class interesting? There are some schools that are considering video games to enhance learning by making the classes actually fun for most students. And generally, when one is interested, one is more likely to learn.
  3. The mayans only say that is a time of great change, nothing more!
  4. Bang Bang BOOM! You've been nuked by that stupid politician that you thought killed but he somehow survived. Now you're dead and I'm alive... End of story! (P.S. I killed the stupid politician later in his sleep and took over your government and changed it into an unlimited monarchy!)
  5. That is until some idiot politician labels you a terrorist and declares war on you. Yeah, sydicalism is not impressive. At least with capitalism, we have laws put in place to protect the consumer and worker.
  6. I looked at Border's... not even a section relevant to science... exept maybe computers... but then again it was a very small store at a mall so...
  7. Anarchy, ANARCHY!!! Wow... Sorry that just doesn't work. Look at (what was it called?) Rowanda I believe... No governmental system what so ever and every one suffers there. No one has anything! Now I do not know what Syndicalism is though... Oh btw, we are talking of only these two as they are the most common and most popular really...
  8. I looked for them yesterday at a small bookstore but couldn't find them... I need to look in Barne's and Nobel's...
  9. So that says that the assumption of reality is the normal state (waking or dreaming). The interesting case then becomes imagination ('daydreaming'), in which we are able to play out a scenario and still retain at least some level of alertness to external stimuli. Or when you lucid dream. By far better than day dreaming. Imo.
  10. Up until recently it was theoretical-astrophysicist. Now it's game development. I'm interested in creating the look of the games things like the terrain and stuff. And perhaps even testing.
  11. Wow, I loved him on television... I should get these books.
  12. Halo Reach might be a good game. Fallout 3 is awesome with its diversity especially with the broken steel expantion pack. Drawn to life do not get. Incredibly stupid story line but still interesting with its concept. I was hoping for the next tiberium game. And for Fangus Klott. And this one isn't really recent but I think it's good enough and not well known enough to get away with but Chrono Cross. (You won't believe how many people who are looking for the next Chrono Trigger don't know of this game!) Oh and Red Faction Guerilla. Awesome destruction engine!
  13. Alot of the times more costly stuff is less damaging. Take shade-grown coffee for instance. Better for the environment, less slashing and burning, doesn't wear out soil as fast (if at all) and has its own unique taste. If people would buy more of this, demand would increase and supply would also. Thus lowering the cost.
  14. We need to put more emphasis and better rewards on innovation rather than a way to make a quick buck. Let greed work for us in effect.
  15. :doh::doh: First off I knew that would catch some flak so for that. The rest are for losing the reply I would've posted if internet hadn't conviniently crashed. OK. Short sweet simple. I consider it to be the ability to make decisions based on its surroundings. Voluntary or not. That said, I withdraw my previous statements about embryos and existance on its own as any think I come up with condradicts itself via parasites.
  16. My kind of society would be where no one tries to force their opinions on everyone else. And where there was no set definition of right and wrong. Btw, in life, something always 'dies' so another may 'live'. So a wolf should not kill a moose and eat its share with the pack, or should it just take a leg or two and let the moose go? The first is capitalism. The weaker let the stronger continue. But the other is socialism. Both 'live' but now the pack is hungery and the moose can't move any more. And eventually, the pack will die of starvation and the moose will bleed out. In capitalism, most do profit. And those who don't. At least they can have hopes and dreams of a better future. In socialism, yes no one's exactly 'dead'. But no everyone suffers and there is no hope for a better future. You can't gain anything.
  17. I consider any thing that's able to think for itself at any level and able to continue it existance on its own, would be considered alive. (In that definition, embryos are not 'alive' to me. And I would consider more advanced computer programs to be 'alive' at a low level.)
  18. Yeah, perhaps I should not have brought this up. I should've gone with my gut feeling but... oh well. You all've prooved your point, no point continuing on an impossible argument then. I withdraw my case... until I come up with another stupid idea to get debunked.
  19. I also do not agree with that quote. Like foodchain said, we adapted to make use of our surroundings. Also, the things we are protected from, we didn't adapt to those so they are harmful. Why is this in the speculations section anyway?
  20. I know what probability is. My point was, there were two possibilities. Either it comes up a 1. Or it doesn't. One of two possibilities. Now I'll explain in an easier way than my last attempt. We describe alternate realities as different possibilities right? Well, think of a realtiy where we roll a dice. There are two possibilities. We hit a 1, or we don't. If we don't, we hit a two, or we don't.... on and on... Till we get it correct. I hope that's not as confusing. You see, we keep going till it's true.
  21. I will agree on this, certain materials are probably neccessary for certain forms of life. So Silicon based life could very well differ than our own carbon based life.
  22. I'm proposing we look at this with more logic that evidence. I mean, really now, are you telling me we can possibly put half the things on this section to the test as of right now? Alternate realities work better? And also, I don't know how there could be evidence. There could but not right now. Just with logic I guess we could prove it but... Break it down to it's simpliced parts. Like with Skeptics situation, lets look at this with descrete mathematics will we? If: a 6-sided die were rolled => x Then: a 1 comes up.=> Y If x, then Y 11: 1 true 10: 0 false 01: 1 (We ignore 00: 1 these two) Either, yes it will, or no it won't. Infinity on one side, and infinity on the other. Either one or the other. Where?
  23. I know you can't drop everything. But we're in an area where there is little evidence or testing. I truely rather speculate. I should be trying to say, if this is true, could this be the reason or could this be true. Do you truley have to go into insults? What I meant by that was that everything, everything is half and half. A yes or no answer. Whether this is correct or not. Yes or no. 50:50. Does this work. Yes or no. The reason I came to this conclusion was that, if somehow you were to look at all alternate universes. Infinite # of universes btw. If you were to look and see if some event or concept with only two possibilities. For this example, is my monitor on or off. You would see that there are infinite with the monitor on, and infinite with the monitor off. infinity:infinity-50:50. Btw, this model only applies to those alternate universes which the monitor can only be on or off. Not some stage inbetween that we cannot understand due to different physics.
  24. Yes I'm beginning to see the chem. side of this as I'm currently taking the class. As for what else are we to do... Idk, we could look for environments where chemical bonds could potentially grow into complex molecules.
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