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Atheists and the religious are kissing cousins.
originally posted by: mOjOm
Your source is the examiner??? Seriously???
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Ddrneville
Hey look, a pair of insecure assholes who need to constantly put down people of Faith to make sure they feel more secure in their positions... Further proof that intelligence is a concept entirely independent from however many degrees you have or how many books you have written.
Terence Tao - his IQ was estimated to be between 220 and 230 by the Davidson Institute when he was about ten years old. At eight years old, Tao achieved a score of 760 on the pre-1995 SAT, received a Ph.D from Princeton at 20 and at 24 became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA. I couldn't find anything about Tao's metaphysical views. He's obviously a tremendous mathematician, but doesn't seem to post much outside of mathematics
Christopher Hirata - has a verified IQ of 225, calculated when he was in his teens. Hirata skipped middle school, and at 16 was working with NASA on a project exploring the possibility of colonizing Mars. The Daily Princetonian, Princeton's student paper, where Hirata began attending for his PhD in Astrophysics at 18, reported that his IQ is around 225. Hirata posted the following to his Facebook on October 31, 2013: "Today's experience: saying the Lord's prayer with a homeless couple on Colorado Boulevard. It may not feed or shelter them, but I hope that it made a difference in their lives." So he is clearly both a Theist and a Christian.
Rosen: This is a personal question. I was surprised, in reading about you, to learn that Kasparov is not your birth name. And I first want to ask you: Do you identify yourself, do you think of yourself, as a Jew?
Kasparov: No; I'm Russian. My father was a Jew. My mother was an Armenian. But I was born in Baku. It's a multi-ethnic community; it's like melting pot, like New York, and I —
Rosen: But religiously —
Rosen: — what is your religion? No?
Kasparov: No. I, I would call myself a Christian, you know, sort of self-appointed Christian. But I, I'm very indifferent to that.
Kenneth Ferrell - has apparently scored a 190 as an adult. If I have located the right Kenneth Ferrell online, it's abundantly clear from his own words that he's a Christian. Since I'm not sure, I didn't include him in my count of believers.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Atheists are idiots with no proof God doesn't exist. However, many that believe in God have had personal experiences that have proven to them beyond a doubt that God exists. You can discount those because you haven't had those experiences, but as someone who has, I am convinced and as I don't practice any organized religion I don't need to convince anyone else. I am content with my personal relationship with God and I don't need any outside validation. I am just sharing as a courtesy and don't expect or need you to agree.
originally posted by: Ddrneville
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Most religious people haven't studied actual facts, but live by what they are taught from birth and follow their religion blind with no questions asked.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: Ddrneville
Honestly, if these guys know so incredibly much, why don't they actually do something?
They are both scientists and authors, what's been you contribution to expanding human knowledge?
originally posted by: nwtrucker
Scientists and authors, eh? Add them up and you get Sci-fi......
originally posted by: Willtell
Metallicus makes a vital point…that experience is the best teacher
And faith is just having the belief that one can have the experience of something in the future based on the fact that others claim they have had it.
You either believe those or you don’t
The reality of pre pubescent children doesn’t mean puberty doesn’t exist
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Where does that leave you in the equation?