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by falsum
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21358

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

In re: religion, NOMA is a crock. It's all very well to say "science won't tread on religion's toes, religion won't tread on science's toes" while both parties actually stick to it, but the problem is that religious leaders advance negative opinions on scientific matters all the time (evo...
by falsum
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21358

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

By "humility", perhaps you mean "flirting with cognitive relativism due to ideological requirements." NOMA makes perfect philosophical sense. It's a debatable concept, sure, but it's hardly a sell-out. If there are supernatural explanations for any phenomena on Earth, then they ...
by falsum
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: House vs Dexter
Replies: 21
Views: 7978

House vs Dexter

A brilliant liar vs a brilliant lie detector. Also two of the most awesome shows on TV. Here's the scenario I envision: Rita winds up in the hospital with some delibitating and mysterious illness, and due to the mysterious and dramatic nature of her symptoms, House and his team are put on the case. ...
by falsum
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21358

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

Gould all the way, simply because he has a bit of humility on his side. Dawkins is a brilliant evolutionist and insightful science writer. However, he really should stick to questions of biology. He knows about as much about history, religion, sociology, and philosophy as your average second year BA...
by falsum
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 39745

Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

The plane won't take off because there are snakes on it. They killed the pilot and shorted out all the wires.

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