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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 28th June 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,595
Posted By Roger Ramjets
The God Delusion...

The God Delusion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Delusion#Background)




In his books Dawkins implicitly asserts that he has superior insight into the subject of his derision, and he...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th June 2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Roger Ramjets
I can see an enlightened alien species thinking...

I can see an enlightened alien species thinking that some humans need to be exterminated so the rest of us can coexist peacefully.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th June 2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Roger Ramjets
What the headline really should said:- China...

What the headline really should said:-

China says its giant boondoggle 'Sky Eye' telescope picked up nothing but radio interference.
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Electric cars use 1/4 the energy of gas cars, and...

Electric cars use 1/4 the energy of gas cars, and fossil fuel power plants are twice as efficient as gas cars. You do the math. Also gas cars don't run so well on coal or natural gas.

And of...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Roger Ramjets
A good way to lower gas prices is reduce demand -...

A good way to lower gas prices is reduce demand - say by letting a deadly virus sweep through the country and kill over a million people.
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Most gas stations are owned corporately? I guess...

Most gas stations are owned corporately? I guess lying is part of Biden's defense.[/quote]I guess lying by omission is part of a partisan conservative's defense.

I know the Deplorables hate these...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Roger Ramjets
He's a Democrat. If a Republican was...

He's a Democrat.

If a Republican was president then it would be Obama's fault. Or Hillary's (yes, even Democrats who were never president are to blame). Whenever the economy is doing poorly it's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,423
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Yes, Cuba has achieved a remarkable victory...

Yes, Cuba has achieved a remarkable victory against the virus. But only because they have a functioning government healthcare system, and were able to enforce mask mandates and crack down hard on...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,595
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Nope. That's just a regular atheist. ...

Nope. That's just a regular atheist.

Definition of model:-

2. a thing used as an example to follow or imitate.

Dawkins has set himself up as a 'model atheist', expecting others to follow...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th June 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 4,515
Posted By Roger Ramjets
To paraphrase the paraphrase, God wasn't meant to...

To paraphrase the paraphrase, God wasn't meant to be a scientific explanation of how the earth and man was created, just that we thought it would be fun to personify it. Unfortunately some people...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th June 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 4,515
Posted By Roger Ramjets
I disagree. A temporary existence doesn't have to...

I disagree. A temporary existence doesn't have to be ultimately meaningless, and having faith isn't the only way to get more.

But I'll tell you what would make my life meaningless - spending the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 24th June 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,595
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Would you describe Dawkin's articulation as much...

Would you describe Dawkin's articulation as much better than you own? Perhaps he really has earned the title of 'model atheist'.

IMO the 'flaw' in Dawkin's atheism is that he articulates it too...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Steve Jobs almost single-handedly made Apple what...

Steve Jobs almost single-handedly made Apple what it is today, and would still be doing so if he hadn't died prematurely. Sure he made some mistakes, but he leaned from them and came back to save the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,595
Posted By Roger Ramjets
What's a 'model' atheist, and what has Dawkins...

What's a 'model' atheist, and what has Dawkins done to earn that title?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 10,428
Posted By Roger Ramjets
I don't know who you are referring to, but I...

I don't know who you are referring to, but I think your accusations are way off base. This is a skeptics forum, so the default position on any claim is to be skeptical of it - not to automatically...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 18,961
Posted By Roger Ramjets
What do you think he should do?

What do you think he should do?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 18th June 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 4,515
Posted By Roger Ramjets
But God cannot tell anyone to do anything,...

But God cannot tell anyone to do anything, because He doesn't exist. But even He did...

Nope. That's like saying Abraham Lincoln existed, therefore Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th June 2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Not just them, but also many left-wingers in...

Not just them, but also many left-wingers in general. And right-wingers too. But this may just be the issue with enough non-partisan support to bring us together.

Trump sides with Russia, but...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th June 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
What would it take to get you there? Well let's...

What would it take to get you there? Well let's see...

Heart of Gold (https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Heart_of_Gold)


Real Gold, that durable metal created by nuclear fusion in stars, or...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th June 2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
So the cheaper Bitcoin gets, the better it is...

So the cheaper Bitcoin gets, the better it is than gold! :rolleyes:

Problem is Bitcoin - if it is to do what was intended - will have to become much more expensive, whereas gold normally...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 17th June 2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,771
Posted By Roger Ramjets
You haven't seen me trying to use Photoshop.

You haven't seen me trying to use Photoshop.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 17th June 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
A conman doesn't know if his con will work. And a...

A conman doesn't know if his con will work. And a lot of the time it doesn't. But when it does he wins big. The best cons are the ones that people don't recognize as cons.

Bitcoin's creators...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 95,616
Posted By Roger Ramjets
So far. But everything so far is water...

So far.

But everything so far is water under the bridge. We can't undo what we did, we can only try to not make it any worse. India has a chance to not pollute like we did. But will they take it?...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,861
Posted By Roger Ramjets
How does believing in God stop you from doing...

How does believing in God stop you from doing those things?

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying... kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Why would they do that? What mission 'creep'?

Why would they do that?

What mission 'creep'?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th June 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
The other ones being on the far right and some in...

The other ones being on the far right and some in between. But more on the right.

Biden faces public opinion contradictions on Ukraine and Russia...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th June 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Which government is taking all of your money away...

Which government is taking all of your money away from you?


People aren't just buying, selling or bartering them. They are also making them. But Bitcoin isn't an official currency, it's fake...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th June 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Capitulation will only make him look (and be)...

Capitulation will only make him look (and be) weaker.

Biden is so unpopular now that he has nothing to lose by staying the course, and plenty to gain if we beat Russia. Oil prices will come down...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th June 2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
So you can opt out of 'services rendered' and pay...

So you can opt out of 'services rendered' and pay no rates?

Except for rates, which are a property tax.

Can foreigners buy a residential property in New Zealand?...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th June 2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By Roger Ramjets
I didn't. Why would you believe anything that was...

I didn't. Why would you believe anything that was based on obvious fiction like this:-
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,533
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Many conservatives will breath a sigh of relief...

Many conservatives will breath a sigh of relief when that happens. To finally be rid of him, while still calling it a partisan witch hunt!
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,533
Posted By Roger Ramjets
But it is. I mean, how many...

But it is.

I mean, how many insurrectionists are on the committee?

See? Highly partisan!
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,639
Posted By Roger Ramjets
The claim being made is that the Sheriff is...

The claim being made is that the Sheriff is openly pushing a crazy conspiracy theory in order to smear a rival candidate.

He denies it, and according to the evidence he is correct. But... he's...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Exactly what I suspected. NASA was never making...

Exactly what I suspected. NASA was never making the suits themselves. It was always a scheme to funnel our hard-earned taxes to private companies.

Why is NASA going back to the Moon anyway? I'm...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 9th June 2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Hmm... Taxation in New Zealand...

Hmm...

Taxation in New Zealand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_New_Zealand)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
And when things go bad and corporations are...

And when things go bad and corporations are taking a massive hit through no fault of their own, do we give them the help needed to maintain their normal profit margins? Of course not. We impose...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th June 2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
That's so wrong I don't don't know where to...

That's so wrong I don't don't know where to start.

What is causing inflation?...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 7th June 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 167,606
Posted By Roger Ramjets
So there are no property taxes in New Zealand?

So there are no property taxes in New Zealand?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th June 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,808
Posted By Roger Ramjets
No, it doesn't. Definition of opinion...

No, it doesn't.

Definition of opinion (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/opinion):-

1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.

2. a personal...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,288
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Accurate gauge of what? Our wonderful...

Accurate gauge of what?



Our wonderful consumer society - you must consume what people are making so they can earn money (to consume what you are making). The more we consume the richer we...
Forum: USA Politics 5th June 2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,639
Posted By Roger Ramjets
"Just the usual dirty politics, folks, nothing to...

"Just the usual dirty politics, folks, nothing to see here. Move along please".

Is that what the World has come too? Anything less than an actual child-eating conspiracy is not worth discussing? ...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd June 2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,679
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Cupboard bare? What are you talking about?

Cupboard bare? What are you talking about?
Forum: USA Politics 3rd June 2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,639
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Strangely though, it did turn out to be a 'real...

Strangely though, it did turn out to be a 'real page turner' for me, as I tried to get to the bottom of it - which I wouldn't have if not for theprestige's comment.

There's actually a lot more to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,394
Posted By Roger Ramjets
People will always try to find justifications for...

People will always try to find justifications for their behavior - and who are we to deny them? It's not like we haven't done the same...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,773
Posted By Roger Ramjets
I think we all know why. The news media loves to...

I think we all know why. The news media loves to pour scorn on electric cars while ignoring the faults of gas cars. Some blame it on fossil fuel industry influences, but I think it's more basic than...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd June 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,639
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Definition of grip...

Definition of grip (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grip):-

2 : to hold the interest of strongly - a story that grips the reader


Actually it's the Daily Beast...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd June 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 4,855
Posted By Roger Ramjets
When I was a kid I absolutely believed that Santa...

When I was a kid I absolutely believed that Santa was real - until I noticed a few incongruities and concluded that he probably wasn't. I told my Mother, and she said well done, you figured it out!...
Forum: Education 2nd June 2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,907
Posted By Roger Ramjets
Evidence? We ain't got no evidence. We don't need...

Evidence? We ain't got no evidence. We don't need no evidence. I don't have to show you any stinkin' evidence!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th May 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 4,855
Posted By Roger Ramjets
But that is what they do. Whatever...

But that is what they do.

Whatever definition different believers have, they all agree on one thing - God is Supernatural (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernatural):-



They may not use...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 40,063
Posted By Roger Ramjets
The best way to protect the economy is to win...

The best way to protect the economy is to win this war as quickly as possible. If we don't, then Russia will become an even bigger threat and we will have ever increasing military spending....
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