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by fintanruth
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: BAIL OUT of the Banks
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Hi Alexis

Interesting question, what makes you think they bailed out the banks ?

They promised to guarantee 400 billion, my question is, where would they get it. In the budget today they are having trouble finding 10 billion.

Fintan
by fintanruth
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Examination of Earl Dohertys 'The Jesus Puzzle'
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

The Jesus story is a meme and like all memes you must go back to the start of the story to understand it. In the beginning Joseph found out his wife to be was pregnant. Under Jewish Law at that time to get pregnant before marriage was a crime punishable by stoning to death. Joseph was an older man w...
by fintanruth
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Do we have Free Will/Conscious Control of Our Actions?
Replies: 249
Views: 52372

I was just reading an article in the New Scientist on the placebo effect and I was wondering does it say something about the conscious mind controlling the subconscious mind in this case. http://www.newscientist.com/unpwlogin.ns “If you don’t know you have been given the painkiller, it has no effect...
by fintanruth
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Do we have Free Will/Conscious Control of Our Actions?
Replies: 249
Views: 52372

I have to admit 1) I am still not up to speed on this theory yet and 2) every time I make a concerted effort to get to grips with quantum theory or string theory my brain turns into mush. :? Same here, when they talk about multi universe or parallel universe I wonder what happened to the big bang t...
by fintanruth
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Do we have Free Will/Conscious Control of Our Actions?
Replies: 249
Views: 52372

Hi Ygern Thanks for showing us that. I was delighted to see in his introduction a tribute to Jacob Bronowski for writing The Ascent of Man. I do refer to Bronowski in my book The Real Moses. “The Ascent of Man I started writing this book in 1981 after reading The Ascent of Man by J. Bronowski, an ou...
by fintanruth
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Do we have Free Will/Conscious Control of Our Actions?
Replies: 249
Views: 52372

Hi inedifix welcome back Why do so many people have a problem with human consciousness evolving an ability to decide things for themselves? And why the evolution of life by genetic mutation has to be determined. Surely the word evolution is the opposite of determined. If everything was determined by...
by fintanruth
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The God Debate
Replies: 43
Views: 11568

the word meme and the internet have around as long as each other give or take. I bought my first computer in 1987, there was no internet but there was a system where you could dial up a connection to four mainframe computers in England and get limited information from that. Even the Irish Governmen...
by fintanruth
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The God Debate
Replies: 43
Views: 11568

Please, don't call God a meme, that refers to internet gimmicks more than anything these days.... Hi CelticAtheist Meme From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: search For other uses, see Meme (disambiguation). It has been suggested that Memetics be merged into this article or section. (Discu...
by fintanruth
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The God Debate
Replies: 43
Views: 11568

Re: The God Debate

First up, what is YOUR definition/understanding of the word "God"? Hi Alexis I hope you don't mind me butting in. This is my definition of the word God. God is not a physical or spiritual being, but an idea or belief in the mind of mankind, a mental representation of something higher than ourselves...