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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

narcc Re:Um, no! (429 comments)

Atheism does not claim a particular god (or group of gods) does not exist, atheism claims that the Universe requires no supernatural deity in order to exist and can be explained by science alone.

Sorry, I assumed you were using the definition everyone else uses. In the future, it would help if you gave your own definition for terms if you've redefined them to suit your personal tastes.

Judgement of a soul (which meets criteria as supernatural entity on it's own) would be done by what exactly, if not a supernatural being?

Some people believe that they judge themselves during a life review.

Moving said soul into another living creature would be done by what exactly, if not a supernatural being?

I don't need a mechanic to get in my car, or a tailor to get dressed in the morning. Why should a supernatural being be necessary for a disembodied soul to possess a vessel?

Belief in what is convenient is satanism "do what thou wilt" and not atheism. And yes segments of atheism have been taken over by satanic beliefs, and it's been easy to do since people believe in appeals to authority.

Okay...

1 minute ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

narcc Re:Um, no! (429 comments)

Why do think that a belief in a soul, judgement, etc. require a belief in a god?

Also, what makes you think that I'm making a statement about my beliefs?

1 hour ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

narcc Re:Um, no! (429 comments)

No, Hinduism and Atheism are NOT compatible. The easiest way to demonstrate that you are wrong: Hindu people believe that failures in morality/karma/dharma result in a corrupt soul and may result in reincarnation as a lesser creature as punishment.

Atheists don't believe any gods exist. You can be an atheist and believe in reincarnation, an afterlife, souls, and a host of other things.

8 hours ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

narcc Re:Fox News? (449 comments)

No true scientist?

2 days ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

narcc Re:My Guess (308 comments)

You've got that backward.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

narcc Re: (356 comments)

That's not what those words mean!

about a week ago
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The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job

narcc Re:*blood boiling* (131 comments)

Really, learning to code real things well takes a gift and at the very least several years of experience.

Go ahead and say whatever you need to believe to maintain your ego. You're only deluding yourself.

Here in reality, it's nothing special.

about a week ago
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Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner: Still Hackable

narcc Re:Laser? Try Gummy Bears (70 comments)

Well, it doesn't appear to have improved...

about a week ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

narcc Re:PROOF (275 comments)

Randi's trick for disproving psychic phenomena is blind and double-blind testing.

Randi's trick is convincing you that that's what he does.

How he gets away with his nonsense when all his followers are (admittedly, self-described) skeptics is beyond me.

Speaking of ... why isn't he in jail? Why hasn't Pena been deported?

about a week ago
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"Big Bang Signal" Could All Be Dust

narcc Re:funny! [frist post] (133 comments)

Yahweh, of course.

"Lol, watch this! I'm gonna put this bitchin' fruit out there, and then tell those jerks who don't even know right from wrong to not eat it. When they do, I'll totally fuck over their entire race from now until the end of time and blame them for it!"
-- Genesis 3:2, Standard Slashdot Translation

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

This was my point in the other discussion

Odd, as you make entirely different points in the other discussion. Perhaps you should review your old posts to see why you were (rightly) thrashed.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

The part about psychology supports what I was saying completely.

I strongly disagree. You may want to clarify your position, as the article and your posts from the older thread appear to stand in contradiction.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:Wrong (794 comments)

Oh I see, Dawkins, a great evolutionary biologist, is a philistine. The evidence?

Evidence? How about any one of of his recent books written for a popular audience? That should be more than sufficient.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:What's the legitimate topic here? (794 comments)

Science is not any single geometry, and so has no fundamental set of definitional axioms.

Are you sure about that? Hume would disagree with you ... along with every educated person.

those don't exhaust the space of possible science

If you think that the scope of science is unbounded, you're very much alone. The limits and scope of science have been well understood for centuries.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:Science is... (794 comments)

The scope of science is unlimited, and it is the only way of creating knowledge.

Science isn't the end of epistemology. The scope and limits of science are well known. Congratulations, you've not only failed basic science, you've turned it in to a religion.

Because science is Bayesian

Oh, you're one of those. Never mind, you're beyond help.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:Botched understanding of science? (794 comments)

Science is the means by which we know what is true

Total fail. Science doesn't deal in truth. It wouldn't work if it did!

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:Philosophy of Science (794 comments)

^^^ This, folks, is what happens when you get your education from internet discussion boards and not from a university. Take note.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

narcc Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Really? I'm not seeing the connection here. The closest thing is the bit in the article about psychology, but that contradicts you.

Of course, the author is just a columnist with no known scientific background. Take it for what it's worth.

about two weeks ago
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'Reactive' Development Turns 2.0

narcc Re:Can't wait... (101 comments)

I'm in the wrong business!

Okay, staring now, you can get certified in Fad Oriented Programming for just $500! It's always the hottest trend!

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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US Federal Agencies No Longer Allowed to Buy Apple Products

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "US federal government agencies are no longer able to purchase Apple products after the company withdrew from a mandatory certification scheme.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification is required under a law passed in 2009 if a federal government agency is to buy goods or services from a company. It ensures that the products meet minimum environmental protection standards.

It is not clear why Apple withdrew from the ratings service, especially as it cuts off sales to a fairly substantial customer — the US Government. One report by the iFixit blog suggested that the problem relates to the difficulty of repairing Apple products and stripping them down for recycling.

Apple has struggled with its eco-friendly credentials, with repeated reports from agencies such as Greenpeace criticizing the company, not just for what they know the company is doing, but also for their apparent secrecy about the environmental impact of their various manufacturing processes."

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Apple loses iPad trademark in China

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "Apple and its Chinese resellers are facing legal action following a court ruling that found that Apple does not own the trademark to the iPad name in China. Proview International registered the IPAD trademark during an ill-fated attempt to break into the tablet market back in 2000.

In 2006, Proview Electronics (Taiwan) agreed to sell Apple the “global trademark” for the IPAD name for £35,000, according to Proview, but the two companies have subsequently disagreed about whether that deal included China. Proview has applied for an immediate halt to sales of the iPad by Apple resellers in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Huizhou, with the first hearings due in the next eight weeks."

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Journals

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narcc narcc writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The other day (not too long ago) I got mod points for the first time. After they were gone, of course, I found several posts that were truely deserving of 'Insightful' and 'Interesting' -- I guess that goes to show you how careful you should be with the rare gift of mod points...

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