quote: It was essentially transplanted from a normal environment and placed in this arsenic-rich environment and instead of dying off, it rather adapted quite well in given what many would perceive as a toxic brew.
quote: Science does not ... require us to have absolute understanding.
quote: Your notion that religion doesn't matter or that it is somehow wrong because it can't explain everything is moronic.
quote: Prove plate tectonics!
quote: "Know what Wave–particle duality is?
quote: How can you build scientific fact on top a basic current day mystery of matter? Doesn’t all derivatives in relation become pseudo-science? e.g. "the earth is flat! i most certainly will fall off its edge if i sail my boat too far into the ocean."
quote: Science requires a lot of faith my friend no different than any other world religion.
quote: Huh? Are you saying that you don't understand and can't accept wave-particle duality, therefore all of human experience is null and void, since all of human experience involves matter? That's just... this will probably be my last post in debate with you, clearly there will be little to gain from continuing.
quote: Now, lock yourself in a room with a Bible (throw in all the other non-cannon works too for good measure), wipe from your mind everything you've learned in theology classes and read it from scratch with a blank slate. Will you come up with the same exact rules and laws, the same exact same interpretations, will you even determine that the same books are cannon? And if you do find something that modern religion irrefutably, unarguably, just plain got wrong, what do you think the reaction from the establishment would be?
quote: What I meant to convey is that many "facts" or truths are built upon non-facts i.e. non-truths or lies;
quote: What we call facts only exist within the human conciseness
quote: Its called common sense; fire burns i don't need an expert in the field of chemical reactions causing flame to tell me their theories on the subject.
quote: the only people crying about "rigid ideology" are the people whose pet theories have no scientific basis
quote: That's false. We won't be $13 trillion in debt unless the Bush tax cuts are extended and kept for another 5 years or so.
quote: We could cut the debt in half in 5 years if we went back to the old tax levels.
quote: Spending creates economic growth
quote: Secondly, the debt doesn't matter. Only the debt, as a percentage of GDP matters.
quote: Thirdly, even if you cut every non-essential government program, the US would STILL be running a deficit.
quote: With 2% of the population holding 80% of the wealth, basic economics state the economy will eventually collapse due to alack of consumer spending.
quote: As per usual, the rich make out like bandits, and the rest of us get screwed.
quote: the Bible says that the Universe came into existence at a finite point in the past