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  1. Where Does Nik Wallenda's Grand Canyon Walk Rank Among Physical Feats?

    I've been thinking of a few of the more impressive physical feats by an individual in history, but I would like to first open this up for discussion before trying to make my own comparisons.
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    Poll: Re: Have people really changed?

    I don't believe we have any strong evidence indicating humans have fundamentally changed over history. We have evidence of fluctuations, but we don't have the requisite perspective to determine a...
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    Re: Die, Die, Die, Diversity

    Nice OP, Ibelsd.

    Liberalism has become the crying child, and as much as the parent would like to ignore the crying child, it doesn't often have that luxury. Likewise, punishing the crying child...
  4. Re: Does a Driver in the Fast Lane Have a Moral Obligation to Let Faster Cars Pass?

    I like your reasoning there. It actually makes good pragmatic sense.


    I feel the same about those riding my bumper. They could've gotten their message across without playing imbecile of the road,...
  5. Poll: Re: Supreme Court to hear oral arguments about Proposition 8 today.

    Everybody's talking about rights here, and I haven't heard anybody mention the rights of bi-sexuals. Why should they be discriminated against? They should have, at minimum, one male spouse and one...
  6. Re: Debate in the Setting of a Police Stop Re: Firearms Possession (Video included)

    While myself not knowing that much about gun laws, it looked to me like the officer for the most part was addressing the salient points, while the interviewers were occasionally bringing up straw...
  7. Debate in the Setting of a Police Stop Re: Firearms Possession (Video included)

    Here's an example of a police stop in my hometown last year, where the people who are stopped are engaging in a semi-debate with the officer. In terms of debating technique, content, and overall...
  8. Does a Driver in the Fast Lane Have a Moral Obligation to Let Faster Cars Pass?

    With each of the following being the case:
    1. You're driving in the fast lane at the general flow of the faster traffic, which might be about 5-7 mph over the speed limit (so, going 70-72 in a 65...
  9. Re: Is Aspergers Syndrome Really a Disorder, or a Difference?

    I was told by my psychologist two years ago that I likely have functional Asperger's, and could be diagnosed with it if we wanted to pursue that. I answered some questionnaires and read a book about...
  10. Re: If Everyone Were Honest, How Much Lower Would the Cost of Living Be?

    (Thanks for the welcomes back. I was working on a music reference book that I printed my own copies of and am looking for a publisher for the next edition. Anyway...)

    These are good ideas so far,...
  11. Re: Fun Question: If God was proven not to exist, what would Christians do?

    JimJones, can you prove that there is no Zeus? I don't think you can.

    The way you're phrasing it, you're saying to prove that one specific instance of Zeus didn't exist, or that one specific...
  12. If Everyone Were Honest, How Much Lower Would the Cost of Living Be?

    Assuming that everyone were honest, how much would that lower the cost of living in industrialized countries, and in what respects? How much do we spend on things because people can't be trusted?
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    Re: Will technology be our nemesis?

    Looking at weapons alone, they will become more and more destructive and easier for individuals to obtain and operate. How long before civilians will be using laser weapons or nuclear weapons? That's...
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    Re: Tapatalk Mobile App

    Nice! It's working great now. Before when I pushed space on the other keyboard, it wouldn't accept it. Who woulda thunk?
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    Tapatalk Mobile App

    Downloaded Tapatalk on my Droid, and then tried to log into ODN, but it won't let me enter a space in a user name, and I have one. This must be a vast right-wing conspiracy, right?
  16. Re: The unsolveable problem of evil (12 Officers redux)

    So now you're extracting theological meaning out of a text and turning it into a secular meaning. There's your problem right there. You can't co-opt religious doctrine and tell theologians what it is...
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    Re: Humans have at least 6 senses

    That's an interesting assessment of the 5 standard senses. How would intuition be relying on any of them, for example? Or how would a sense of time be relying on any of them? I would also argue that...
  18. Re: Rioters in Europe need to get over themselves!

    Well said, Jackal. The unpatterned behavior of the rioters smacks of opportunism, looking for an excuse to riot. The behavior also resembles that of spoiled and coddled children, who have been...
  19. Re: The unsolveable problem of evil (12 Officers redux)

    Responding to the OP for the first time...

    Often, the problem with a religious conundrum is that some of the right questions aren't being asked, or they're asked in the wrong way.

    It's not that...
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    Re: What is the nature of probability?

    Which also makes it tough, since we only know of one possible world/existence.

    I'm wondering how much historical precedent comes into play, producing a bias of confirmation.
    I believe that...
  21. Re: Rioters in Europe need to get over themselves!

    OK, I listened to the comments in the video. I didn't detect an argument in there other than admitted speculation on this incident and a history of oppression. The police are just symptomatic here....
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    Re: A Common Mistake

    MyXenocide, I directly addressed each of these points in post #34. Any rebuttal?
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    Re: Humans have at least 6 senses

    Hmm, interesting. I'm not quite getting the full distinction there. It seems rather blurred and arbitrary. Anyway, the senses are all interrelated with consciousness. I think the whole point is that...
  24. Re: Rioters in Europe need to get over themselves!

    I like the apologists here. Hooray for the underdog, right? Big bad authority figures mistreating the lower classes by not pampering them. And what's the harm in a little violent protest where only a...
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    Re: A Common Mistake

    The OP is an oversimplification of what theistic belief often entails. The OP suggests that there are no external sources of theistic belief for a Christian outside of the Bible. The OP ignores the...
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    Re: Humans have at least 6 senses

    Others I'd add:

    Sense of time
    Sense of space (I would categorize balance as part of this)
    Imagination/Visualization (does not use the eyes)
    Intuition (the unidentified sense)

    These would...
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    Re: Are the good people the majority?

    I believe you've already argued that very thing previously when you said that it's either-or, distilling it down past all the degrees.

    You seem to be wavering, and I can't get a hold on where...
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    Re: Are the good people the majority?

    Just to reiterate my position:
    Evil is a result of a) people with good intentions who don't put them into action, and b) people who are devoid of goodness.

    Evil is ultimately the absence of ...
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    Re: Are the good people the majority?

    Yes, that is what I've been saying also, and I agree with that. There may have been some confusion, but I don't believe at any time I expressed that good intentions are enough to make someone good....
  30. Re: Morality: Why an atheist driven morality is far superior to a religiously derived

    You're still not accounting for the distinction between a moral argument and a doctrinal argument. You're arguing two separate things and trying to bundle them. This is a major fail.


    Oh, please!...
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