I am not 100% sure, but as you do because I feel there is no proof as of now i am in the 99% range
I am absolutely confident there is no god and went through a long process to come to that conclusion. One reason I held out for so long was that I had worked in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and knew the strength and comfort blacks experienced in their churches. I am sure some of them would have been lost had they not an anchor on which to secure themselves.
Recently, as the Christian Right has gained more power and influence in politics and public education, I had to get off the fence. Creationism and Intelligent Design were coming into school science departments of my area and of course other communities have had law suits to keep them out. I have no difficulty if Creationism and ID are in the history department or social studies, but not in any sciences. We have lost too many kids to poor science education and our nation shows its effect. Smart kids go into finance ... that is where all the money is ... and far too many who could learn science are not choosing that field. Europe and Asia produce engineers and research scientists at a faster rate than USA.
I was amazed to learn, according to the California Academy of Sciences, only 59% of U.S. adults know humans and dinosaurs did not coexist.
It would be good if you can clear that bit of doubt. When you expect proof, remember that there need not be a positive proof for the existance of an imaginary thing. In fact, this is also the problem of theists. They also can not give a scientificaly sustainable proof of existance of god. For all you know, the 99.9% proof you have could be enough for a 100% disbelief in god.
I don't care enough to bother being sure one way or the other.
You live near a missile range??????
No wonder you don't care :)
Dude, I wouldn't be going back there.
Out of interest, can you hear them go off sometimes, and do they ever accidentally leave the range?
They still use it?
For war games?
I hope they don't train near any nuclear residue.
I would love to go to the trinity sight
oh, is that what it is? Trinity site?
I thought it was a currently used missile site.
It was a land based explosion, not dropped. mounted in a tower. was the first tested plutonium bomb. This is the type of bomb that requires incredible accuracy. It was amazing, it is far more difficult to produce and successfully detonate than a uranium based bomb. Just fantastic.....
I suppose, do you know that the united states has detonated around 1200 nuclear device, This compares to 800 for the rest of the world combined. But that is a total of 2000 bombs. I was fine with the first couple of tests to prove the point ( accept for the hiroshima and nagasaki, that was a war crime) but most people don't know how many where let off. of that about 500 were on its own soil, the other 700 were on atolls and literally destroyed entire ecosystems.
I'm 100% sure.
its like Richard Dawkins said...never say never but on his scale of 1-7 positive theist to total atheist, i rate myself a 6. as does Dawkins rate himself.