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by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 25
Views: 711

Re: The meaning of life?

Of course Dawkins is an atheist. Atheism doesn't mean, "I am certain God does not exist."
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 25
Views: 711

Re: The meaning of life?

You still don’t seem to understand that most atheists do not claim, “I KNOW that God does not exist.” Not even Dawkins says this. That's because Dawkins also insists he's not an Atheist. Don't believe me? Here: see him say it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfk7tW429E4 Er ... Yeah. That's my point...
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

This is hilarious. Couldn't be better. To seleufleces I'm a 'leftie PC do-gooder', and to davidm I'm a 'rabid racist right-wing nazi'. Doesn't that SAY something??? Could they both be as thick as each other?? Oh man, you're the victim of persecutors again! Why does this keep happening to you? You a...
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 203
Views: 1397

Re: Relativity?

By the way, people who call themselves "creationists" are just the same as the people who call themselves "scientists", in that they all have their own predetermined set of views and beliefs, which is what the actual things are that is stopping them all from seeing the actual and real truth of Life...
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 25
Views: 711

Re: The meaning of life?

I make the statement based upon the fact that that no evidence exists... Then just consider that statement for a moment. What can "no evidence exists" mean? It can't mean "I have investigated all possible evidence, and found that none exists." So what can it really mean, except "I don't personally ...
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 203
Views: 1397

Re: Relativity?

The theory of relativity is not based on "assumptions and beliefs." The theory itself rests on two postulates -- that the speed of light is the same as measured in all inertial frames, and that the laws of physics are the same in all such frames. Both postulates are observed to be true. Out of that ...
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 203
Views: 1397

Re: Relativity?

ken wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:32 am
Thought experiment: how long does a trip take over a distance of four light years traveling at the speed of light?
I've already answered this question -- several times. Scroll back and look for the answers. Good luck!
by davidm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

The Palestinian Exodus

Yes, and this is happening where now in the West, because of immigration? :lol:
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

Plus, the supposed 'great American melting pot' is only an illusion. The American “melting pot” has illusory aspects to it, but it is not ONLY an illusion. You’re quite correct in much of what you say above, including that vast territorial stretches of the U.S. (mostly non-urban) remain mainly if n...
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

Plus, the supposed 'great American melting pot' is only an illusion. The American “melting pot” has illusory aspects to it, but it is not ONLY an illusion. You’re quite correct in much of what you say above, including that vast territorial stretches of the U.S. (mostly non-urban) remain mainly if n...
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 203
Views: 1397

Re: Relativity?

If you say that only humans have points of view, then why do you keep asking what point of view humans would have traveling at c, which is impossible for humans to do? :? I am NOT the one who is asking that at all. You are the one who is giving the answer to that question, for some unknown reason. ...
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 25
Views: 711

Re: The meaning of life?

surreptitious57 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:34 am
I make the statement based upon the fact that that no evidence exists for any so called objective meaning of life ...
Right. Amazingly elementary stuff!

Sadly, ICan can't grasp such elementary stuff. I guess he should change user name to ICan't!
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

What I believe would reduce war, violence, hatred and bigotry is if enough people were sufficiently educated to recognize our common evolutionary heritage ; that we really are, in all ways that matter, mostly the same; that we are like Schopenhauer’s cat: the cat frolicking in the yard now is the sa...
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

I'd say that neither race NOR ethnicity mean anything in any truly fundamental sense. All humans are member of the same species. That there are some phenotypic and genotypic variations among people is entirely predicted by evolutionary theory. But as noted above, there is actually MORE genetic varia...
by davidm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 237
Views: 1318

Re: Race versus culture

Is Obama white or black? The fact that he "looks black" and so therefore we call him "black" just shows how laughably meaningless "race" is. He had a white parent and a black parent. He could have ended up looking more white then black, and then -- what? He'd be "white"? :lol: Racists and those who ...