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by MMasz
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: am i write in thinking a photon has no mass
Replies: 24
Views: 4866

Re: am i write in thinking a photon has no mass

Yes, you are correct. They do not have mass as in relation to matter.
by MMasz
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Seeing & Believing
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: Seeing & Believing

Raymond Tallis looks for the missing link between them. http://philosophynow.org/issues/99/Seeing_and_Believing There is one point in this article that I have a problem with. I will read it again to be sure that it is a central point, but from the article, "As Gilbert Ryle pointed out, “there can b...
by MMasz
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

When everyone would understand that every other religion is just as valid as the one they follow, the world would be a lot more peaceful. To paraphrase 'All religions lead to God'. How can you say that when it appears that you understand different religions have different and often contradictory co...
by MMasz
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

This has nothing to do with what I would do as God? Where did you get that notion from? I am merely pointing out inconsistencies with the notion of god's plan as outlined by you. Yes, man chooses to sin - I argue that this is because of random variation in genes and that the universe is ultimately ...
by MMasz
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

The remainder of your post is the trite atheistic construct of what they think God, Christianity, etc., should be like (read straw-man) then criticize their view and think they’ve won the argument. I don't claim to have won the argument...I just expect you address the questions I have raised. You p...
by MMasz
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

[quote="aiddon”] Is inequality a sufficient argument? I think so - but the problem of evil is perhaps the trump card for most thinking atheists. You used an interesting phrase - a creator with noble intent . Perhaps you didn't mean it the way I understood it - a kind of "suck it and see" on god's pa...
by MMasz
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

"Hey, Omar...you're just another Hindu/Jew/Christian/Wiccan/polytheist." When everyone would understand that every other religion is just as valid as the one they follow, the world would be a lot more peaceful. To paraphrase 'All religions lead to God'. How can you say that when it appears that you...
by MMasz
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

I don’t teach in a public school, nor do I teach ID as “science". That would be silly as material science methodology wouldn’t apply in that case. However, probability analysis of evolutionary models are a topic we explore. We do spend a lot of time with evolution since the students need to be know...
by MMasz
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

[quote="thedoc”] In spite of all the criticism The public schools do one thing right, and that is to teach science in science class and religion can be taught in a comparative religion class. Intelligent design is religion and has no place in a science class. If you are teaching ID as biology, that ...
by MMasz
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

I also find that the dogmatic atheist typically has a poor understanding of Christianity. Is it possible to understand Christianity given its vast corruption of the last 2000 years? What not to understand? because as an atheist, it's pretty clear from my point of view. If there are some of who don'...
by MMasz
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

So far it seems that neither religion nor science can prove that God is the first cause. Religion makes the claim and it is accepted on faith, and that is the nature of religion. Science, on the other hand, can only assert what it can observe and measure. The two sides can argue all they want but t...
by MMasz
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

Oh, I see. But teaching the “theory” of evolution as the only explanation of the world isn’t dogmatic? Again, given the high statistical improbability of the various evolution theories to account for the complexities of life, and the unanswered question of “where did all the matter in the universe ...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

aiddon, suppose you have a significant other that you believe “loves” you. How would you independently verify that? Might it not be that the person is acting that way for some ulterior motive? Is there a “love” hormone which can be independently verified to be at a level that verifies the person re...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

Ah. So, basically, you're as closed-minded towards real spiritual phenomena as you accuse others of being towards evolution. Are you not ashamed of that double-standard? The possibilities for independent verification are all over the place, just do a bit of reading/viewing around the internet. Ther...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 35832

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

So you do accept evolution? Kind of. Well, may be not. Ok just a little....Please tell me this is satire. It is satire isn't it? (Your words, not mine). Heh. But why would it be satire? I'm not saying anything that isn't independently verifiable. The only real response is: do you accept the evidenc...