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Originally posted by Black_Fox
But I still find that statement a bit off.
There are plenty of intelligent people who believe in god.
Originally posted by Aim64C
reply to post by melatonin
It's a problem of causality.
It is impossible, though any known method of observation, to determine whether or not our genetics can encode "mental images" that could be later construed by our imaginations to be compiled into a sort of Chimera.
It "sounds" scientific, because it includes genetics and chemical reactions. But to use that as an explanation is not scientific. It's a conjecture - and a faith-based conjecture, at that, seeing as there is no real way to verify the conjecture to be true or false.
Originally posted by Mossboss16
reply to post by Rasobasi420
no science is the real thing ur fake little god is what isnt real, i feel really sorry for all you stupid religous people that think that when you die god will save you and you wasted your whole life not caring when you die cuz you think you will have another chance, but you wont so just keep thinking what you want maybe go look at some evidence that proves there isnt a being out there that just randomly appeared out of no where and created the universe. BIG BANG FTW I LOVE IT!!!
Originally posted by laiguana
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but I get rather tired of people claiming Einstein was religious. In a recent letter that went for auction Einstein himself wrote that religion was a "childish superstition" and god a "product of human weakness"
check it out: link
Originally posted by truthquest
reply to post by Quazga
A more honest headline would read: "Lets be intelligent guys... lets believe God does not exist." Its absolutely offensive and rude to people such as myself who believe in thinking for them self. The very concept of "believe this because that is what smart people say" is an absolute outrage, in addition to be an obvious logical fallacy (appealing to authority). The article is absolutely less than worthless, in terms of providing us evidence of any truth. In other words it has a negative value, because it is a promotion of group think. Who needs evidence... lets just look at what people labeled "intelligent" think and believe whatever they say.
The article was not designed to be offensive because it was an honest attempt at appealing people who believe in God to stop believing it. Yet it in the end it was thoughtless and offensive, because it promotes the idea that we should believe things because that is what the smart people are believing.
[edit on 23-7-2008 by truthquest]
Originally posted by clg79
I find it a bit wrong that the very University the study was done was founded by people who believed in "God" If you look at the history of the university you'll see what I mean.
I find the more intelligent people become the more chances they have of killing one another. Think of the Atomic Bomb and the killing of thousands during Hiroshima. The advancement of weapons and correlation to the advanced of "Intelligence" is seen here as well.
If being intelligent means not believing in God, and by that measure means believing these "Intellectuals" will create faster, deadlier, and stronger weapons to kill our fellow human beings; then, I say I'd rather believe in a God that can't be proven, then in the cruelty of advancement.
Originally posted by blueorder
I'm not keen on religious fanatics/nutjobs...................almost as much as I despise people who class themselves as "intellectual elite"
Originally posted by Res Ipsa
I bet there is a study or two that says "Intelligent people less likely to believe in little green men" how does that sit with most of you?