Search found 101 matches

by Keybounce
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

Since this idea has come up, lets ask a different version of the question. Lets say that it is determined that one billion is the population level that this planet can support, long-term, without damage. What's the best way to drop the population down, given that advances in medical technology are r...
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

I would probably stake my life that a theory like the Big Bang or the germ theory of disease is not ever going to be discounted, but if I am going to be a philosophical hardass, I will not state that they are true. Germ theory? Let me give you an alternate theory. Sure, germs are out there. Tiny li...
by Keybounce
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Rome never tried to eliminate the Jews? Hmm. Maybe I do have my history wrong. Somehow, I thought that after a certain Emperor converted, the Romans wanted to convert or kill any "old-school" Jew. In any event, look at all the groups that HAVE tried. One such group is an "internet law...
by Keybounce
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Occam's Razor has two edges. Things we don't do in SB: Use fictional works (movies, songs, TV and yes, even long running stick figure based DnD webcomics) to make our points for us. -Az Wait, no use of fictional works? No quoting from B5? No "What would Sherridan do" discussions? Fine, I'...
by Keybounce
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

I missed a point or two. I myself could hold the axiom (this is a rough wording): That solely Empirical data (garnered from one's senses and experiances) is true. This axiom is both pragmatic, it allows one to function and form observations on the world, and is, largely, self evident. From here one ...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

Killing by its very nature includes theft of opportunity, deprivation of equality, grief for families, friends, and possibly the individual, and physical pain, and as such I don't see how it can ever be right, since I consider all of the above to be absolute wrongs. And how do you know that? Why is...
by Keybounce
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

The point is, Christians take at least some of the supernatural events in the Bible as truth. If they weren't then they wouldn't be Christian. Did I say Christian? Perhaps the study of Science is, in reality, the study of where God chooses to have the world act in regular ways... just a thought. I ...
by Keybounce
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 176
Views: 48824

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

And like the good editor I am, I added TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life to their XKCD entry. Someone seems to be beating me to the punch as far as pagequoting the strip on the former page, as it is currently checked out. EDIT: Oh-ho-HO! Changed the bug image instead! Cheeky. Naarrrgh. Please, make it ...
by Keybounce
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

If you do not take the Bible literally then it's but "bad science" or fantastic literature or the most biased history record ever. Really?!? I might be able to accept "biased history". All history books are biased. "Most biased"? That's an opinion I do not agree with. ...
by Keybounce
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

What of the man who lurks in your living room at midnight, with hands you can't see in the dark, glass from the window he broke to gain entry crunching under his booted feet? Your loved ones wait, apprehensive upstairs... did he see you? Dare you risk demanding he leave? He broke into an occupied h...
by Keybounce
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

If it is self defense, if you have done everything you can to prevent the attack, or deter the attacker, or otherwise disarm the situation, and if you lack the skills to go for a disablement attack instead of a killing attack, then yes. It is. Equally: If someone has kidnapped someone, or has a cred...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

The problem is much of what the bible described is impossible by modern science. No. Very little, if anything, described in the bible is impossible by modern science. Almost all of it is explainable, or known as true. There are two big exceptions: 1. In the new testament, the resurrection of Jesus....
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

Lets say that disease X only has a 10% chance of killing. Still think that's the correct answer? Man if you change the problem the answer changes. Do yuou think 2+2=4? No, you're wrong because if instead of 2 we use 3 the answer is 6. In my problem it's implied that Disease X will ALWAYS kill the p...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

You can choose between using a vaccine that would save the patient if he has disease X. However we are only an 80% sure than he has disease X and using the vaccine without disease X would kill the patient. The correct moral answer here is ALWAYS using the vaccine whether the patient lives or dies. ...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14276

Re: Is it right to kill?

I do not believe in state sponsored killing, even after a trial. Can you guarantee that there were no errors, that the person convicted was 100% certain to actually have done it? We have errors and problems still today; we have people freed after years of being in jail. === Is it ever ok? If the onl...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Queens on an Infinite Chessboard
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: Queens on an Infinite Chessboard

Alright, lets see if I can use my earlier idea to make a concrete example. key is that on the inside, once the outer frame is placed, you have N rows and columns (defined by the straight outer lines); their intersection points will match the major diagonals created by the diagonal outer lines. Withi...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0214: "The Problem with Wikipedia"
Replies: 139
Views: 56890

Re: "The Problem with Wikipedia" Discussion

LMAO!!! I went onto Wiki and typed in surviving and a drop list fell down, in this list was surviving raptor attacks....I clicked it and this was what I found... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_a_raptor_attack You know your raptor obsession is valid when they mention it on wikipedia... How d...
by Keybounce
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 22734

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Boy, what a thread for my first real post :-) (Not to mention the speed with which this post grows while I'm editing.) The problem is much of what the bible described is impossible by modern science. No. Very little, if anything, described in the bible is impossible by modern science. Almost all of ...
by Keybounce
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Queens on an Infinite Chessboard
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: Queens on an Infinite Chessboard

My initial thoughts is that it is not possible. The key problems is that there is a finite number of queens on an infinite board. Lets look at the queen farthest to the left. We know that there are no queens farther to the left, because there are a finite number. We also know that there are three &#...
by Keybounce
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 51451

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

Since there are so many typography geeks in this thread, here's a question I've been wanting to ask for a long while: Are there any scientific studies that looks objectively at different standard font types and sizes to show which ones are the most easily readable and take the least amount of effor...
by Keybounce
Fri May 29, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0214: "The Problem with Wikipedia"
Replies: 139
Views: 56890

Re: "The Problem with Wikipedia" Discussion

Personally, I find that TVTropes is much more of a time waster than wikipedia.

Do not click this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/randomitem.php?p=
You have been warned.

5 hours? Paah. Nothing.

Go to advanced search