"Definition of religion
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
To believe in a personal god or gods is to have a religion. That is the very definition of…"
"If it were not for the fact that this guy holds a position on the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology, I'd be tempted to chuckle softly, roll my eyes and move on. But instead I feel a real sense of worry…"
If you really want to find out what that kind of experience is like, but without quite so much associated risk, I suggest you try smoking 30x concentrated Salvia Divinorum.
The effects are very similar but last only a couple of…"
DMT is not a plant. N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. DMT is ubiquitous in plants. It occurs as trace amounts in mammals,…"
"Well, yes. If you have a really good set of scales like they have at your doctor's office or health centre, try standing on them and inhaling to the maximum extent you can, then exhale and watch the display."
"Muscles relaxing would have no effect on the mass (weight) of the body. The volume of air held in the lungs of the average human being when filled is about 6 litres (0.006 m³), and the density of air is about 1.2 Kg/m³ at…"
"Of course it should. There are many places around the world where it is positively dangerous to be identified as an atheist. If I lived even in the USA I would radically reduce my chances of getting employment should I be identifiable as…"
"This old chestnut again? This is an Urban Legend of the worst sort; it keeps reappearing, but the experiment has been done and, no, just as you might expect, there is no sudden loss of weight. The body will gradually lose a little weight…"
"I was taught evolution at the age of 15. I remember it well because our regular biology teacher was a born-again Christian and would not teach it, so we had another teacher for two weeks. This was a pretty rare situation in the UK, even…"
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