Sunday, November 21, 2010

What atheists believe (part 2)

4) Of the Four Causes in nature proposed by Aristotle (material, formal, efficient, and final), which of them are real? Do final causes exist?
Not enough context to give a good answer.

5) Why do we have subjective experience, and not merely objective existence?

We are imperfect beings. Perfection doesn't exist in anything remotely complex. Objective experiences  would require that we process ever input perfectly from all points of view. We simply can't do that, so we are stuck with the alternative. 


6) Why is the human mind intentional, in the technical philosophical sense of aboutness, which is the referral to something besides itself? How can mental states be about something? 
 Question is meaningless to me. If someone will clarify it, I will give it a go...


7) Does Moral Law exist in itself, or is it an artifact of nature (natural selection, etc.)
Morals are simply a sense of fairness. It can be seen in other social mammals. It comes from nature in that treating fellow social members of your unit fairly increases your chances to breed, remain in the group, have your young cared for, etc. 

8) Why is there evil?
If you mean people who do bad things, because some people lack that sense of fairness. We care for all people and their kids. So morality is no longer being selected for in the same sense it would be if our society was under more survival pressure. Again, there is no such thing as perfection in this world. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What atheists believe (part 1)

Michael Egnor has Eight Questions for the New Atheists.  So I will take them on and answer them with my take. 




1) Why is there anything?


Simply. A state of nothingness can't exist. Even nothing is something. When I tell you to think of nothing, you can't. A state of nothingness is unstable and can't exist. 


2) What caused the Universe?
Whatever it was, it wasn't god. When you impose god as the cause, you get too many other stupid questions that pop up. What was god doing before the universe? Why now? Why us? What happens after for that eternity of which the bible speaks? What caused god? etc. I subscribe to the idea that cosmology will find the likely cause and whatever that is, gods will not  be part of the answer.


Watch a pot of water on the stove. As it approaches boiling, bubbles spontaneously form at the base of the pot. Same as our universe in some respects. 


3) Why is there regularity (Law) in nature?
Laws are simply things we see in nature. To assume that something put the laws there is absurd. The are part of nature, just as gravity is a by-product of having mass, that electrons have a negative charge. They weren't made to be like this and to have these laws, but the laws are our way of describing what we observe.

More to come later.....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ray Comfort really can't learn....

Today Dumbdumb said this:
Monday, October 18, 2010
Some time ago I quoted Steven Hawking saying that gravity was a law. I guess you didn't see it. You may deny that gravity is a law that can be broken. But if you violate its precepts and jump from 10,000 feet without a parachute you will think you are right, until you hit the ground. It's the same with the Law of God. I'm sure you will stubbornly hold onto your belief that you haven't violated it until the moment you die, but then it will be too late. Posted by Ray Comfort on 10/18/2010 06:34:00 AM 


Wow. Yeah, this is stupidity at it's finest. But I recalled we hashed this over once before. 

On 2/24/10, just 8 short months ago, Dumbdumb said this:

If you hit the ground at 120 mph from 1,000 feet, you will suffer the consequences of violating what physics.about.com calls the law of gravity. If you will remember the context in which I called gravity a law--I said that if you break the law of gravity, you will suffer the consequences, and if you violate God’s Law you will suffer the consequences--"The soul that sins, it shall die." 
 He was ROASTED over this. Falling violates the law of gravity?? WTF? 


I feel honored.... Ken Ham quote mines little ol me....

Last night I put some fliers on cars at a church while the Hamster and Weaselnose were spreading their young earth stupidity inside. Today the activity got a mention on his blog. He was nice enough to quote mine my flier and violate his god's 9th commandment. I am not surprised as this is par for the course for him.

The actual text of the flier is here

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ray comfort getting clock cleaned

Check out comfort's blog. He is getting his ass kicked over his book that fails in it's attempt to prove god exists.




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Friday, September 24, 2010

And people wonder why I hate fundies like Todd Freil.

Watch this video...

This asshole wants you to send bibles to the goddamn Ukraine. These people are starving and need medical care and support. Not fucking bibles! You can't eat a bible (but you can cook with it). You can't cure a disease with a bible.

Todd Freil is a fucking asshole and needs to be called out on his stupidity.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ray Comfort (TweedleDumb) thinks he is smarter than Steven Hawking.... How sad.

In today's offering of stupidity, Ray "TweedleDumb" Comfort thinks he is smarter than Steven Hawking. Steven said in his new book The Grand Design,
"Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist."
Funny that. Comfort thinks that his god coming from nothing is acceptable, but the universe coming from nothing isn't. Let's see. Whom should we believe?

Ray Comfort, a high school educated former surf shop owner, turned jacket maker, turned liar for jeebus

OR

a Cambridge educated professor of physics, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, Distinguished Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario., 12 honorary degrees and at least 1 degree of his own, his PhD from Cambridge awarded in 1965.

Yeah.  Only a moron like Comfort would even dream he could successfully match wits with Hawking. Hawking, even though a prisoner of his wheel chair and only having use of a single facial muscle, has done far more with his life than Comfort could do in 10.

Comfort should be ashamed.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dumbdumb does it again….. Predictably.

I today's offering of mind-numbing stupidity, Comfort once again fails to do his research and posts the following:

An ex-atheist once wrote, "You will have noticed that most dogs cannot understand pointing. You point to a bit of food on the floor; the dog, instead of looking at the floor, sniffs at your finger. A finger is a finger to him, and that is all. His world is all fact and no meaning. And in a period when factual realism is dominant we shall find people deliberately inducing upon themselves this doglike mind."  
Who was this stupid ex-atheist whom Ray holds in such high esteem? They are the words of C.S. Lewis  from The Weight of Glory



Dog's don't understand pointing?

Let's see who disagrees.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/31897694/ns/health-pet_health/

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1921614-3,00.html

http://news.discovery.com/animals/age-when-dogs-understand-human-pointing-determined.html

http://news.discovery.com/videos/news-dogs-read-gestures-like-toddlers.html


So, once again, Dumbdumb gets caught red handed not doing his homework and taking the stupid statements of others as gospel truth.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ray Comfort is an asshole.

In today's post at the Swamp, DumbDumb (Ray Comfort) really showed his true colors. When responding to Debunkey Monkey's post of "Among biologists, paleontologists, and other professional scientists in related biological fields, over 99.5% of them said they support the theory of evolution. If you don't believe in evolution, then I suggest you read a book such as 'Evolution For Dummies' or 'The Greatest Show on Earth.' The evidence for evolution is overwhelming and unambiguous." 

Dumbdumb replied with
"Ms. Monkey, could you please give the source for your 99.5% of professional scientists in biological fields supporting evolution? That's an amazing statistic. No offense, but I think you are making it up. I will humbly apologize if you come back with a credible source. 

The reason I suspect that you made it up is because you don't seem to be familiar with the rules of evolution. You are not supposed to use the word "believe" in the same sentence as the word "evolution." This is because believe is what "believers" do. That means that they have some sort of faith. That means they are believing in something that is unseen. Which you do. Evolution is unobservable. "

Wow. Ray instantly sees something he can't see as possible so he accuses the person of LYING.

But this isn't the first time Dumbdumb opened mouth and chewed on his foot till knee this week.  In last Thursday's post A slip of the tongue… Dumbdumb responded to Mintz's comments about Giraffe's drinking methods with this rude comment:

"Mintz...There's no nice way to say this. You have no idea what you are talking about. I'm embarrassed for you."

Well, Ray, after your week of stupidity and complete lack of apologies to those you offended, I officially crown you as this weeks ASSHOLE OF THE WEEK.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A post to Ray Comfort…..

I doubt he will respond, but here is what I posted to his comments.

"Ray, I know what I am about to say will sound absolutely nuts, but I want you to think about this honestly. 
"Are you worshiping God or are you worshiping the Bible? 
"Reality shows that the bible is wrong on many counts. Yet you uphold those things as actually being correct and not wrong. If God is all things, then he is reality. If the bible contradicts with reality, then the bible is wrong and can't really be trusted, yet that doesn't effect the existence or non-existence of God. 
"What is more important for you? For the bible to be correct OR for your God to exist?  You clearly can't have both and still claim to be based in reality. "

Don't hold your breath that he will reply.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ray thinks atheists believe in Satan...

In today's Atheist Church 'sermon', TweedleDumb (Ray) offered the following brain fart:

"So, how did you react when the Devil called your name. What did you say, when he whispered that there’s no God? Some of you didn’t have the sense of a little boy, and you were fooled by him. He blinded your mind (see 2 Corinthians 4:4). So you willingly became a fool for Satan. You lived your life as a pawn in his grimy hand, to do his evil will."

That TweedleDumb would actually think that atheists would think that Satan is the reason we don't believe in god, is just absurd and another prime example of how bat shit crazy he is.


Atheism: The Case Against God (Skeptic's Bookshelf)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Infidel

Infidel


I have been reading Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali over the last week or so.  It is her tail of escaping an oppressive family / clan in Africa that is driven by Islam. She escapes to Holland as a refugee and takes total command of her life and later became a member of the Dutch parliament.

If you have not read it, please do.  You can see my comments and some highlights in my Twitter feed on the front page.

Hen Kam Blows a gasket.

In typical Christian manner, Ken Ham of the Answers In Genesis stupidity tank has taken the Copenhagen Declaration on Religion in Public Life confrence to mean it is an attack on HIS religion only.

What a moron.