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Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th June 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 4,304
Posted By sphenisc
That's the thing about the Bible. Always a good...

That's the thing about the Bible. Always a good source of metaphors.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th June 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 4,304
Posted By sphenisc
Repeating your opinion doesn't make it any less...

Repeating your opinion doesn't make it any less an opinion.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st June 2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 4,304
Posted By sphenisc
I had an ex-friend who was sentenced last week....

I had an ex-friend who was sentenced last week. He got five years for rape. He died a couple of days ago. The law hasn't changed, but he's no longer in prison.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th June 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
No need to trust them. In an endeavour to cut...

No need to trust them. In an endeavour to cut admin and bureaucracy, on arrival, the Rwandan Government will accept payment for receiving the refugees, designate them as the most vulnerable and...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th June 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
Atheists are a dumb cuz... By definition, an...

Atheists are a dumb cuz...

By definition, an atheist lacks a belief in God.
Rocks lack a belief in God.
Rocks are atheists.
There are trillions of rocks and only billions of people.
Therefore...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th June 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
Well you can't be wrong ALL the time.

Well you can't be wrong ALL the time.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th June 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
All the words I used in my post use my...

All the words I used in my post use my definitions, yet you managed to extract meaning from it. The assumption of commonality of definitions serves us pretty well in every day life, such that it's a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
And I was referring to "you don’t need to know...

And I was referring to "you don’t need to know anything about..."

You do need to know what her definition of God is in order to say whether you share them. If her definition of God is a great...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
Yes I do.

Yes I do.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
The argument isn't that no object can lack...

The argument isn't that no object can lack god-belief. It's that it's a poor way to define "atheism". IanS's falls apart for other reasons, but not this one.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th June 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 4,780
Posted By sphenisc
Bad choice of example. While unicorns may not...

Bad choice of example. While unicorns may not exist, their horns certainly do. If you look really closely you'll see they're almost exactly the same colour as a narwhal's tusk.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
Were there issues during transition? How rapidly...

Were there issues during transition? How rapidly was signage replaced? Was the style different to indicate whether it's a mph or kmph sign ?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 95,064
Posted By sphenisc
That's how statistics work. 88.6% of the women in...

That's how statistics work. 88.6% of the women in the UK don't actually exist.
Forum: Trials and Errors 24th May 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 110,895
Posted By sphenisc
Of course Chauvin was actually on the Cote D'Azur...

Of course Chauvin was actually on the Cote D'Azur at the time of the incident, writing a thesis in X-ray crystallography and its influence on the works of Emily Brontë.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd May 2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
No point. They can't hear you.

No point. They can't hear you.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 18th May 2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,787
Posted By sphenisc
Reminds me of an incident in my teens when I...

Reminds me of an incident in my teens when I discovered a female friend and I gave rather different meanings to the word "relationship", still causes my toes to curl some forty years later.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 18th May 2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,787
Posted By sphenisc
You seem to be agreeing with Arth. "Love" covers...

You seem to be agreeing with Arth. "Love" covers a number of things, so sometimes we have to use a modifier to more precisely describe the particular thing we're talking about.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
Yeah. Both of them.

Yeah. Both of them.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 17th May 2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
That depends on your version.

That depends on your version.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
Full employment? Brexit for the win!!

Full employment? Brexit for the win!!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th May 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
More obviously than that, we haven't got enough...

More obviously than that, we haven't got enough stuff to make it from.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th May 2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 898
Posted By sphenisc
Jimbob denies macroevolution ergo birds aren't...

Jimbob denies macroevolution ergo birds aren't real.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th May 2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
2012 when they found his particle.

2012 when they found his particle.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 14th May 2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
Evolution plus design

Evolution plus design
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 14th May 2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
Are you unfamiliar with the Genesis myth?

Are you unfamiliar with the Genesis myth?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th May 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By sphenisc
Are tachyonic particles not possible under...

Are tachyonic particles not possible under relativity? I thought it was the transition from tardyonic to tachyonic that was impossible.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th May 2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
Psion10 didn't limit it to Genesis. He gave it as...

Psion10 didn't limit it to Genesis. He gave it as a specific example. The reason he did so is because many students have been raised to believe that it is a valid alternative explanation for the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th May 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
Gee, try not to sound so shocked.

Gee, try not to sound so shocked.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th May 2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,025
Posted By sphenisc
By pointing out that the activities of such a god...

By pointing out that the activities of such a god are indistinguishable from natural processes and that Science gives precedence to natural explanations over supernatural ones.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th May 2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
Looking at the animation in the Wikipedia page I...

Looking at the animation in the Wikipedia page I linked to; if we refer to spaceship travelling at v=0 as S1, the one travelling at v=0.3c as S2, and the one at v=-0.5 as S3, then naively as S3...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th May 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
There's your translation problem. All that...

There's your translation problem.

All that stuff you can see when you look around?

That's the past.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
Perhaps a diagram would help. ...

Perhaps a diagram would help.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativity_of_simultaneity
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd May 2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
I think his father was the KGB agent.

I think his father was the KGB agent.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th April 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 63,397
Posted By sphenisc
ninja'd

ninja'd
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st April 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By sphenisc
Read the abstract. It's not correlated with...

Read the abstract. It's not correlated with owning a cat as a child, it's correlated with thinking you owned a cat as a child.
Forum: USA Politics 19th April 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 16,749
Posted By sphenisc
If you're going to mock Tucker it seems odd to do...

If you're going to mock Tucker it seems odd to do it for the one bit of information that's factual.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th April 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
Great, just remind me of the difference between a...

Great, just remind me of the difference between a law of nature, and the universe conspiring to stop something happening?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th April 2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
How do you feel about the universe allowing you...

How do you feel about the universe allowing you to travel in space but conspiring to stop you ever doing so faster than the speed of light?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 16th April 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,815
Posted By sphenisc
And the evidence from statis and the lack of...

And the evidence from statis and the lack of Cenozoic fossils would agree with that.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th April 2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,815
Posted By sphenisc
extant = not extinct

extant = not extinct
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th April 2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By sphenisc
They got as far as testing them in Loch Striven;...

They got as far as testing them in Loch Striven; I've dived there and seen them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th April 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 95,064
Posted By sphenisc
Scotsmen are quite well aware of how sweet,...

Scotsmen are quite well aware of how sweet, self-effacing and considerate trans-women are. Unfortunately that pretty much identical to how Scotswomen are. Which is why Scotsmen are polite to both...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th April 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 128,538
Posted By sphenisc
Half-a-billion cases in 25 months, will the next...

Half-a-billion cases in 25 months, will the next half-billion take as long?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th April 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
The guy who bought 100% of the harvested organs.

The guy who bought 100% of the harvested organs.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th April 2022, 05:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,250
Posted By sphenisc
There's no need for speeding up, constant...

There's no need for speeding up, constant velocities work just fine. A car going at 20mph will go twice a far as a car travelling at 10mph, in the same time. That relationship will hold even if the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th April 2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,250
Posted By sphenisc
NM

NM
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th April 2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,250
Posted By sphenisc
NM

NM
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th April 2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,250
Posted By sphenisc
Nope, that makes no sense at all.

Nope, that makes no sense at all.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th April 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 95,064
Posted By sphenisc
It would probably have worked better if you were...

It would probably have worked better if you were aware I'm not a woman/female/ova-genetator or ever been inclined to use their pronouns. Tough crowd...still no-one's slapped me, so I'm going to count...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th April 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,352
Posted By sphenisc
Please post this earlier, next to the one about...

Please post this earlier, next to the one about Karen Gillan's baps.
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