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The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Jul 18. 7 Replies

I am just reading the latest discovery by the Large Hadron Collider. The complexity of the universe is always astounding to me. In the unlikely event that dog exists, you have to wonder why she/he/it…Continue

Tags: evolution, creationism, pentaquark

List of state constitutions in US excluding atheists.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Foureagles Mar 26. 3 Replies

Hi there - just got this on the Richard Dawkins newsletters detailing the states excluding atheists. Bizarre reading about how they openly exclude such a large portion of the population. Watching…Continue

Tags: exclusion, atheist

Tagline suggestions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2014. 31 Replies

Hi thereMy current whatsapp tagline is: "Educate don't indoctrinate" and looking for some suggestions. I enjoy having some short and succinct that hopefully stimulates some thinking.My previous one…Continue

Civil forfeiture - is this real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Zipperer Oct 8, 2014. 3 Replies

I was watching the John Oliver show on Slate and am truly gobsmacked at this law. It makes Russia seem like a free state. I know this is a satirical show but is this really happening? Scary stuff.…Continue

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Gerald Payne replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
"That there's no explanation possible for the mechanics underpinning magic, it's difficult to imagine any way of interpreting an event, even if it was outside the known laws of nature, as being magical. Magnetic reversals are an example of…"
Jul 18
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
"Yes, they start with god because they have to. There is no data that will make you conclude "god" unless they apply the "god of the gaps" idea. The bible starts with "assuming" there is a god and within its pages you…"
Jul 18
Concerned parent replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
"No matter what science comes up with, creationists will spin the data, in amazing ways, to come around to "God". I was debating creation with a christian. When I brought up the common ancestors between man and the great apes (using the…"
Jul 18
Christopher Cosgrove liked George Chase's discussion Those nasty Atheists
Jul 17
Dyslexic's DOG replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
"Though I see it as more of a conglomerate than a particle, 4 quacks and and antiquark in a composite group. It's a bit like a micro-molecule. But, since it has behaviour as a particle, I suppose it is a particle.  :-D~   I suppose the…"
Jul 16
Greg replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
""Some idiot planted the wrong tree in the garden so he must be blamed for what happened." Same old story. "You've got a hardware problem". "No, it's a software issue". God: "I don't care who's…"
Jul 15
Gerald Payne replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
"I've just read an essay by Mark Twain extoling the intelligence behind the design of the fly. I wish he was still around to give his opinions on I.T."
Jul 15
Christopher Cosgrove commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"And a good politically incorrect one I heard on Cognitive Dissonance or Scathing Atheist - "What is the difference between the crucifixion and a cow? You can't milk a cow for 2000 years!""
Jul 15
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
"Originally god was just going to put us all in place and everything be fine from there on out. Reading Genesis we seem to find that animals were at the point or procreation while humans would appear to remain as dirt and rib people. Some idiot…"
Jul 15
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The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?

I am just reading the latest discovery by the Large Hadron Collider. The complexity of the universe is always astounding to me. In the unlikely event that dog exists, you have to wonder why she/he/it didn't just put the complete society in place. Why such a process of scientific discovery and progress is necessary for the human race to go through? Surely the creator could have just put us in place with a perfect world if we are the supposed chosen race? When you see something such as the…See More
Jul 15
Christopher Cosgrove liked Joan Denoo's blog post If there were a god
Jun 30
Christopher Cosgrove replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Louisiana's Science Education Act Is A Global Embarrassment For America!
"Quite simply the teachers in this case have zero interest in education and are only about indoctrination. Very sad watching the presidential candidates and some of the things they say from the sidelines in South Africa.  Reminds me of how I…"
Jun 7
Christopher Cosgrove liked Joan Denoo's blog post The "Obey" imperative demeans both bride and groom.
Jun 2
Christopher Cosgrove commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
May 25
Christopher Cosgrove replied to George Chase's discussion Fact: God created the Universe.
"Amusing and always amazes me why dog created such an elaborate universe surrounding us. Surely if we are the chosen no need for that? And you would have thought the perfect world with technology would just have appeared. Strange way of working -…"
May 15
Christopher Cosgrove replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas
"Thanks Joan. It is fascinating how cynical the xtian bunch are in their theft. How they rationalise what they know is theft which is supposed to be against their values? And any cursory investigation into the mythology shows the borrowed origins and…"
May 7

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Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Greetings from South Africa.

GetEQUAL

Dear Christopher --

For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked…

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When refuting that ridiculous notion that religion is a science who would be our heroes?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am 7 Comments

I was just pondering the above question when you hear people accusing non believers of having science as their religion. A patently ridiculous notion but I think it would be amusing to list our gods (heroes) and how the list is constantly growing or being eliminated as we learn more.

And is there a single book or even one pure science example?

So many heroes that we could be accused of worshipping or should that be honouring?

Aristotle,Socrates,Newton,Dawkins, Darwin,…

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At 7:07am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I somehow came across one of your comments which mentioned Alison Krauss. Her "Wayfarin' Stranger" blows me away (Union Station group)! Yeah, it is "religious", but I look beyond that. I'll check on your reference.

At 3:16am on October 13, 2012, Wendy Noder said…

Hello.  I am new to the nontheist site, and it appears many members are very young.  That is sort of cool, actually, but I was pleased to read your profile.  I am 62.  My mother was the daughter of a Congregational Bishop and on her death bed confided to me she didn't believe all "that nonsense" about heaven and hell.  What a weight off of my shoulders, as I also was a non-believer by then.  

I show American Paint horses as a hobby.  I live in northern Michigan.  We have had snow already!  It didn't stick but is cold and frosts almost every morning.  

My parents visited your country in the 1970's.  My mother said it was the most beautiful country she ever visited, and they traveled around the world.  Unfortunately, she bought into the "vacant land" theory of white colonization.  

Is religion pervasive in your government as much as it is ours?  It reminds me of the old serfdom ideology of soothing the wretched masses into accepting their fate as they will be the ones to go to heaven, not the wealthy.  

I am a retired school social worker.  Our schools are in big trouble right now due to tax cuts starving the public services.  I got out at the right time, but it still saddens me.  I am happy my child is out of school.  It is not a good situation.

Well, thanks for reading, I am enjoying the site. It is comforting to know there are lots of folks out there that believe in science and not mythology.  I've always felt on the outside looking in.  --Wendy

At 12:04am on April 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:48pm on April 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Christopher! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like The Knife & ForkPolitics, Economics & Religion and Wine. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 12:39pm on April 11, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Christopher
You are so right.
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you will know being a long time atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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