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    New US Election Interference

    https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53772526 Apparently, Trump's not convinced that foreign interference with the election is going to be enough this round, so he's opting for domestic interference. The above alone should be sufficient to impeach and remove from office.
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    What is Atheism?

    I'd add a semantic note - which I think is entirely justified considering that this is exactly what these arguments reside on - that the prefix a- is a privative, denoting 'without' , absent' or 'not'; specifically it's the alpha privative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_privative So...
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    Why I'm Technically an Agnostic but Prefer to Identify as an Atheist

    I wouldn't quite characterize this as an argument, nor as being analogous to the points you raise in the remainder of your post. Different concepts of species contain specific and well defined remits and offer utility to different fields. For example, the most widely used (meaning across...
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    Back to Birtherism

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53774289 Barely has a non-white person been nominated for high office in the U.S. again than the racist trope has been trotted back out again. And of course, the ignorant racist Trump is right there amplifying it on a national and international stage...
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    Why I'm Technically an Agnostic but Prefer to Identify as an Atheist

    Well, not great... I mean at least he recognizes that its absurd to consider rocks atheist, whereas I have actually had (drawn-out) exchanges with otherwise rationally capable atheists who do in fact claim that babies, animals, and inanimate objects are atheist... but why is it not equally...
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    Why I'm Technically an Agnostic but Prefer to Identify as an Atheist

    I've never heard of him and can't seem to find anything about this chap or any publications by him. With respect to agnosticism, I think it's worth reading what Thomas Henry Huxley - the person who first coined the term - wrote about it. For him, agnosticism was part and parcel of...
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    Why I'm Technically an Agnostic but Prefer to Identify as an Atheist

    Hi Glossophile - just to note that the above reply was actually to my post, and not to BrachioPEP - the quote tags have been a bit tricky to maintain in this thread, so no problem. However, you are indeed expressing some of the same kind of fundamental problems with the ontological descriptions...
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    Don't let League of Reason Die!

    He may have had the same problem I ran into where no email arrived.
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    Don't let League of Reason Die!

    How's about Mr D. Glas? According to his profile, his last visit was July 2020 but his last post was back in 2019 before the migration. Is there any chance he might be experiencing the same difficult I had in getting his account in order?
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    Journey to the Microcosmos

    For anyone who hasn't found this gem of a Youtube channel, I am happy to introduce you to it. Rarely is such an amazing experience offered to us ; access to an alien landscape of knowledge through glorious visuals making the microbial world so much more visceral and emotional. I've shared this...
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    Love and Evolution

    That's what we're here for, and in the best reading, we're all here to make each other smarter. Even when responding to a question, it challenges your knowledge in the sense that needing to present an idea tests how well you really comprehend that idea - and even when we are knowledgeable about...
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    Life depends on matter, energy, and information

    Right: it's just the teleological argument yet again. The problems with the teleological argument are that i) waving at the contemporary state of something and saying that it infers design ignores its past states - this is very apparent with evolution, but also clearly troublesome in many...
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    Don't let League of Reason Die!

    Goodness! Who gave you the keys to the bar? Mine's a very large Bailey's please!
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    Don't let League of Reason Die!

    That's very kind, but I have to admit - and this thread seems as good as any - that I am not particularly well and ask for some forbearance from you all. I have unfortunately managed to acquire a disorder of the nervous system called trigeminal neuralgia (an absurdly painful condition once...
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    Love and Evolution

    I want to quickly address this on the side: the concept of there being 'evolutionists' contains no greater sense than there being gravitationists or thermo-dynamicists... science isn't a belief system comprised of sects. Evolution is the foundation of modern Biology; there are people who accept...
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    Why are Amercians (as a country) suspicious of their government?

    I'm not sure if it's easy to quantify, but perhaps it's more of the manner of suspicion. For example, I expect most people regardless of their nationality don't trust their politicians to always tell the truth, but I don't think it's common in most functional democracies for a substantial number...
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    Why are Amercians (as a country) suspicious of their government?

    Europeans are generally more oblivious to world events than US citizens? That's not an analysis I've ever heard,; most Americans I know who've lived in Europe decry their own country's citizens' lack of knowledge about anything outside of the US.
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    Why are Amercians (as a country) suspicious of their government?

    I've lived in many European nations, and although I've lived outside of Europe for half my life I am still a native European, but I don't recognize any of the above as being true.
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    Why I'm Technically an Agnostic but Prefer to Identify as an Atheist

    Edit: gahhh the lack of quote tags is causing difficulties in responding to posts... I've had to rewrite this twice because of it... I'm sorry, but I can't seem to find where I suggested I consider the 'challenge' of the Christian God anywhere. In terms of implication, rather, it implies in...
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    Dr. William Lane Craig

    This is much closer to accurately describing WLC: a presuppositionalist who holds other people to vastly higher standards than he's prepared to meet himself, and who admits (trumpets) his close-mindedness to his fellow believers that scripture/Holy Spirit etc. is all the evidence he needs...
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