Dr. Allan H. Clark
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The desire for immortality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Feb 11. 19 Replies

Atheists often wonder at the refusal of theists to face the truth and to their ability to content themselves with a delusion unsupported by credible evidence. One reason is the desire for life after…Continue

An old speech of Senator Fulbright

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Feb 8. 8 Replies

In writing something I came across a famous old speech of Senator William Fulbright given in the Senate in 1964, a speech that became the basis of his book Old Myths and New Realities. What impressed…Continue

Fact Resistant Strain of Humans--Andy Borowitz

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to tom sarbeck's discussion July 4th, A Good Time to See Nationalism as Religion.
"The British author Llewelyn Powys accompanied his brother, novelist John Cowper Powys, to a women's club where he gave a lecture. Here is his reaction to the pledge of allegiance, recited before the lecture: "
Jul 7
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Hate
"Uniform distribution would be unusual for distributions of human characteristics. For example, one would expect height to have a normal distribution and handedness would have a skewed U-shape distribution—most people are right handed, a small…"
Jul 7
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Hate
"It seems more complex than that. Probably we still don't have sufficiently good statistics despite Kinsey—his studies have never been repeated with large samples. It may be the case that a substantial portion of the population is capable…"
Jul 6
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Hate
"The point of Kinsey's continuum is that everyone has a place on it and any point is within the bounds of natural. I would think the vast majority of males are happily clustered near the heterosexual end of the spectrum where you find yourself.…"
Jul 6
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Hate
"To my way of thinking the best summation was given by Kinsey in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, published in 1948: Kinsey tried to establish a scientific basis for the study of human sexuality by concentrating on behavior rather than psychology…"
Jul 6
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Preface to Dangerous Ideas By Steven Pinker
"When this topic comes up for discussion, there are two "thought experiments" I like to ask people to try out as a means of clarifying things at the beginning. 1. Suppose that you were parachuted into an unknown place on the face of the…"
Jul 4
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Preface to Dangerous Ideas By Steven Pinker
"Certainly examining ideas openly is essential for a free society, but with scientific questions the public may not be equipped to follow the discussion and economic interests may intentionally distort the issues to maintain profits and control. This…"
Jul 4
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Are atheists arrogant?
"Certainly that is the case now that we have arrived at a stage of civilization where independent thinking is valued, but you don't have to go back very far in history to see the value of groupthink, and for some people it is still valuable. The…"
Jul 3
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Hate
"Many Christians think of their religion as encouraging peace and benevolence to all. They forget the words of Christ in the tenth chapter of Matthew: This is the true nature of Christianity."
Jul 3
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Are atheists arrogant?
"Why are atheists considered arrogant? My suspicion is that atheists are viewed as arrogant because they assert their own beliefs, the result of rational independent thinking that does not agree with the views of most. Religious people do not…"
Jul 3
Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Five people hospitalized after firewalking at Tony Robbins event in Dallas
"Excellent article! He uses the term, "compassionate morbidity".That sounds good to me. "
Jun 26
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Five people hospitalized after firewalking at Tony Robbins event in Dallas
"Yes it does, but originally it didn't. I don't understand. Here's another WaPo link to the story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/24/dozens-burned-walking-on-hot-coals-at-motivational-tony-robbins-seminar/"
Jun 26
Daniel W replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Five people hospitalized after firewalking at Tony Robbins event in Dallas
"For some reason, the link goes to article about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. Selfies during fire walking. Words fail me."
Jun 26
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Five people hospitalized after firewalking at Tony Robbins event in Dallas
Jun 26
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Five people hospitalized after firewalking at Tony Robbins event in Dallas
"As medical progress continues, increasing compression of morbidity should reduce the period of deterioration considerably. "
Jun 26
jay H replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Five people hospitalized after firewalking at Tony Robbins event in Dallas
"Personally the thought of extended deterioration is much more frightening than the thought of death."
Jun 26

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At 11:41am on June 11, 2013, Luara said…

According to something I found online, the conversation between the robot and its creator is actually in Penrose's Shadows of the Mind, pgs 179-190.  The creator is "Albert Imperator". 

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