Dr. Allan H. Clark
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The desire for immortality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark on Thursday. 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

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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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TODAY'S VOTE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT UNTIL DECEMBER 11

Started this discussion. Last reply by Turk Oct 15, 2015. 6 Replies

The Congressional process for passing budgets is complex, consisting under the historically usual circumstances of budget resolutions passed in the Spring of the year, followed by twelve…Continue

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
"The slogan There are no truths, only interpretations is incoherent and cannot be true. If it were true, then the slogan itself could not be true since there are no truths. On the other hand, if it is false, then there must be some…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
"It's important to understand how we think and reach conclusions in both philosophy and in everyday life. There is no question that in ordinary situations where we need to reach quick decisions on questions of relatively low importance, human…"
19 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Nietzsche thought that recollection of the dead in dreams was the root of religion: "
Thursday
Michael Penn replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"@Tom and Chris. I think this would be correct."
Thursday
Plinius replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Many people adopt some of that way of thinking. I've heard people say that they feel the deceased ones stay with them - not religious but emotionally. The eleven cats that shared part of their lives with me are still with me too - call me crazy…"
Thursday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Michael, in a cultural anthropology course I took decades ago, I learned of tribes in which people are considered dead when no one still living remembers them. "
Thursday
Michael Penn replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"There was a time in my life when I was scared to death of dying. Some of the reason for that was the underlying teachings of religion. Pentecostalism to be exact. I was taught to study a book and learn of god, then become upset with myself if I was…"
Thursday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Ah, an opportunity to excise a syllable. Thank you, Gerald. Is it inevitable that the inevitable makes more sense than the evitable? "
Thursday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"That seems more or less the right attitude. It is quite reasonable to fear violent death or early death, but at 80 I really do not think I could legitimately complain if suddenly I were faced with a death that was not too painful. I've had my…"
Thursday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"What I found interesting when I read the whole paper was that he did not express any regret for the potential loss of belief in God through the advances of science—only the loss of his own personal hope for immortality. Egocentrism.  "
Thursday
Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"it was "not within the power of a broken-down politician to browbeat men of sense." ~ F.A.P. Barnard in Columbians Ahead of Their Time."
Thursday
Gerald Payne replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"We're programmed to have an abhorrence of death, from which it follows naturally that life is cherished to the point of not wanting it to end, but I think the line between the love of life and the fear of death is so thin as to be almost…"
Wednesday
Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Daniel, I hope your retirement allows you to write! You put words together that touch the intellect and the imagination. You write powerfully! Such a great gift and printed words live beyond your death.  In the meantime, I am grateful for…"
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Unable to copy and paste from the pic above, I'm now using my dictation software. Barnard's prose, more eloquent and sometimes shorter than mine, dismisses his own accomplishments. Barnard's ignorance might be simple; constructing my…"
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"Allan, it is also impossible to dismiss his intelligence as a tool of his emotions. Consider the conclusions in his long fourth sentence: But if. in my study.... The belief forced on him? His life is but a mere vapor? He cannot receive with…"
Wednesday
Daniel W replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The desire for immortality
"I think fear and denial of death, makes people live less fully.  If I don't realize I am mortal, I can put up with oppression and abuse, knowing that death is a release into a better life. If I don't realize I am mortal, I don't…"
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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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