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by Sappho de Miranda
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If Abraham's God exists, why is It so violent?
Replies: 22
Views: 3349

Re: If Abraham's God exists, why is It so violent?

I have failed my readers. I ask why god is so violent and get explanations on why humans are so violent. But Humans are not gods and so can not be responsible for the destruction of galaxies. Nor are human's responsible for the global mass extinctions the earth has encountered such as the well known...
by Sappho de Miranda
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Simple Explanation of Life
Replies: 44
Views: 6754

Re: The Simple Explanation of Life

There is NO sensation.... OK! OK! Plants have no sensation. Gotcha. But do me a favor... What ever you do... Never say that to a Bio Geek. It would break their heart. :wink: THE SENSORS The Wall-Associated Kinase Family Sensors for extracellular molecules consisting of an extracellular ligand-bindi...
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Simple Explanation of Life
Replies: 44
Views: 6754

Re: The Simple Explanation of Life

Lev Muishkin wrote: I'm not sure you can say that a blade of grass "experiences sensations".
Yet it explains photosynthesis so well. Although, that is not to say that blade of grass 'perceives' that sensation.
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Right To Be Offended
Replies: 64
Views: 9112

Re: The Right To Be Offended

As native Americans have negligible money or power, and are for all intents and purposes invisible and a joke to most Americans, then of course no one will take any notice of them. What is an an American Native Indian anyway? What percentage of true blood is accepted to be Indians? http://en.wikipe...
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Bottom line is that we just don't have a comprehensive definition of life or death.

But we are getting closer all the time
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

1 thing is to declare a person dead based on outdated methods, another is by MR scan and such, where we can really 100% diagnose any activity. y. Objective: To provide an update of the 1995 American Academy of Neurology guideline with regard to the following questions: Are there patients who fulfil...
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If Abraham's God exists, why is It so violent?
Replies: 22
Views: 3349

Re: If Abraham's God exists, why is It so violent?

The question: Iff (if and only if) Abraham's God exists, why is It so violent. This speaks to the 'nature of god' as evidenced in the universe. Proponents of Abraham's God claim him to be the Creator of the Universe. The Universe is exceedingly violent. Therefore the nature of Abraham's God must be...
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Thanks for actually addressing the thread No probs at all. Welcome to the forum! :D I see you've met a couple of our resident pseudo-trolls. Don't let them put you off. They are quite valuable you know. Some of us treat them as light relief as they let others Muse their way into tangents; important...
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Can't post... Big Brother AU is on... and and one of the fav's is about to be evicted. 'Big Brother AU', ROFL, and you imply I'm not brilliant enough to engage with you? Could you get any lower? He he he. I know... I know... I stand guilty as charged. Call it my Mensa Madness. I do. :lol: Must be q...
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

see next post
by Sappho de Miranda
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Brain dead people are, but don't think ..argument destroyed! Oh Dear! You think that functional definitions designed for the sole purpose of harvesting living organs from a living human in some way actually proves that living things are dead things? Really? :? Really! :shock: Really :roll: Well... ...
by Sappho de Miranda
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Can't post... Big Brother AU is on... and and one of the fav's is about to be evicted.

But I note your comments Veg and will post a special something just for you... because you've earned it.

And Hex... I'm two posts away from responding to your last response.
by Sappho de Miranda
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 7966

Re: Racism does it make sense?

Does racism make sense? Technically no. Race is a social construct analogous to breeds as found in cats or dogs,' and 'ism' refers to a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement.' Now, I don't know about you, but for the most part, humanity h...
by Sappho de Miranda
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

I'm fucking sick of this. Atheists don't believe in gods, or fairies, or leprechauns. They don't have to justify that to anyone. If you want to believe in that shit then go for it. Just spare us the pseudo 'debates' on the topic. Is there any reason why there is so often so much anger and venom in ...
by Sappho de Miranda
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 9870

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Is this you way of referencing the so called 'God Gene'? Either you are complete retard, or just trolling ..dunno which? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/nov/14/20041114-111404-8087r/ Hex... your lack of debating skills are quite obvious. As is your lack of knowledge. But I am patient and t...