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Then you have no grasp of how science works. Seeing you and me is only evidence for the existence of you and me.
Atheists make up about 20% of the population of the world and 50% of them have come out in the last 20 yrs. when we make the move to an actual secular government
There is no reason to believe any of the fantastical events that do not fit with our understanding of physics.
The most powerful governments in the world have been run the religiously inclined for the last 1000 yrs. all of the hardships we have been dealing with in american and our government has been decisions made by christians. When by definition, they are unreasonable people who rarely even follow the books they take their namesakes from and just make up whatever they want to believe.
Oh behave yourself with the classic inappropriate use of 'hate' and attributing it to mere disagreement regarding faith. Feel free to trawl through my post history and quote an example where my comments could even remotely be considered hateful. I've had 2 posts removed by mods in the time I've been here, but for going off-topic, not ever breaching T & C's with manners and such like.
originally posted by: Char-Lee
Maybe it is you that have chose the wrong website to be involved in if you can't leave a forum alone when you hate on it so much.
Every one of these people could go to the library or simply find information online about the scientific method but have failed to do so and will continue to refuse to do so. At times, I think their ignorance is willful and at other times I think they lack the ability to reason critically and no amount of education will remedy that. They simply lack the ability to process information critically much like a small child who covers his own eyes can not reason that you can still see him even if he can not see you.
According to a much-discussed survey reported in the journal Nature in 1997, 40 percent of biologists, physicists and mathematicians said they believed in God - and not just a nonspecific transcendental presence but, as the survey put it, a God to whom one may pray "in expectation of receiving an answer."
Dr. Collins said he believed that some scientists were unwilling to profess faith in public "because the assumption is if you are a scientist you don't have any need of action of the supernatural sort," or because of pride in the idea that science is the ultimate source of intellectual meaning.
there are a lot of uneducated people on these boards who don't understand that there is a way to real truth. it's called science,
And younger scientists (ages 18 to 34) are more likely than older ones to believe in God or a higher power.
Furthermore, scientists today are no less likely to believe in God than they were almost 100 years ago, when the scientific community was first polled on this issue. In 1914, 11 years before the Scopes "monkey" trial and four decades before the discovery of the structure of DNA, psychologist James Leuba asked 1,000 U.S. scientists about their views on God. He found the scientific community evenly divided, with 42% saying that they believed in a personal God and the same number saying they did not. Scientists have unearthed many important fossils since then, but they are, if anything, more likely to believe in God today.
cold fusion is a fairy tale. it is like saying "ice fire"
Start thinking about methane hydrates - a crystalline form of methane gas and pure water that exists when pressures are sufficiently high, or temperatures sufficiently low. If you manage to keep that pressure high or that temperature low, it looks like a lump of ice. There are mega-tons of the stuff at the bottom of the ocean all over the world and in the Arctic permafrost (about 300,000 trillion cubic feet of it) and it is the cleanest and most abundant source of energy in the world. There is at least twice as much of it around as fossil fuels (some say 10 times as much). And, when burned as a fuel, it releases less carbon dioxide pollution than anything else around.
So you cannot or will not come up with a good reason why religionists feel the need to adorn public land with their religious monuments.
originally posted by: inbound
As I said, I would not bash you or anyone else for your religious beliefs no matter what they are. I guess its more of a "hey! we are not talking about that in this thread" kind of thing. (Not in this one obviously)
originally posted by: TzarChasm
a reply to: Char-Lee
yes, studies say that a fairly significant number of scientists do believe in a higher power. but the math suggests that scientists are LESS LIKELY to believe in a higher power because the ratio of believers to non believers is much steeper than the general public. i dont have the stats right here but if you want me to look them up...