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bossyburrito
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2/10/2013 8:46:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
http://www.truthcontest.com...
You're welcome.
#UnbanTheMadman

"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
muzebreak
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2/10/2013 9:16:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/10/2013 8:46:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
http://www.truthcontest.com...
You're welcome.

I disagree with a lot of the things in there. Like the argument for immortality.
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
muzebreak
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2/10/2013 9:17:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/10/2013 8:46:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
http://www.truthcontest.com...
You're welcome.

And how was that funny?
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
bossyburrito
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2/10/2013 9:19:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/10/2013 9:17:08 PM, muzebreak wrote:
At 2/10/2013 8:46:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
http://www.truthcontest.com...
You're welcome.

And how was that funny?

Luck: Good luck and bad luck are the balance in action and the way the balance most affects our lives. Luck is manifested on many levels. There is the day-to-day luck, from little things like getting a good parking space or a bad one, to big things, such as winning the lottery or finding out you have cancer. Then there is the long-term luck. You are lucky if you are born with good looks, money, health, talent and intelligence. You are unlucky if you are born unattractive, poor, sickly and without talent or intelligence. Most people are in between the extremes, but it does not matter, because we are immortal, and it will all balance out. Luck will move back and forth; everyone will get equal amounts of good and bad luck.
#UnbanTheMadman

"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
muzebreak
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2/10/2013 9:24:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/10/2013 9:19:57 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 2/10/2013 9:17:08 PM, muzebreak wrote:
At 2/10/2013 8:46:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
http://www.truthcontest.com...
You're welcome.

And how was that funny?

Luck: Good luck and bad luck are the balance in action and the way the balance most affects our lives. Luck is manifested on many levels. There is the day-to-day luck, from little things like getting a good parking space or a bad one, to big things, such as winning the lottery or finding out you have cancer. Then there is the long-term luck. You are lucky if you are born with good looks, money, health, talent and intelligence. You are unlucky if you are born unattractive, poor, sickly and without talent or intelligence. Most people are in between the extremes, but it does not matter, because we are immortal, and it will all balance out. Luck will move back and forth; everyone will get equal amounts of good and bad luck.

I never liked this idea of luck. There is no force that tips the odds for or against someone. And this paragraph doesn't answer my question. Though I guess maybe you find it funny, while i don't.
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
phantom
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2/17/2013 10:33:30 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
The immortality argument assumes each persons consciousness can arise again after ending. While it's true that your awareness of time jumps between your having awareness, it wasn't argued how the same consciousness would come about again rather than just ceasing for good.

And much of Newtonian physics has been refuted by quantum physics which has been tested more than any other theory and always passed.

Plus Einstein stopped being a determinist so that latter quote doesn't portray his latter beliefs.

I didn't get anything funny though, so maybe I'm missing something (?)
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