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18-01-2017, 06:52 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(17-01-2017 08:18 PM)Jsamuel Wrote:  
Look, all I am advocating
is to keep a healthy open critical thinking mind
about the mysteries of the universe.

I personally feel new discoveries in consciousness
will eventually completely topple the Darwinian paradigm.
HOWEVER, I openly admit that I may be incorrect.

This is what it means to keep a healthy open mind.
Always being ready to find your are incorrect in your beliefs



Wow! Your posts reflect the exact opposite of this statement.
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18-01-2017, 06:57 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 12:12 AM)Jsamuel Wrote:  
Just in case you are curious

I like you guys and made a FINANCIAL contribution to this forum.

Whether you like me or not is irrelevant

I like YOU!

I don't wanna marry you, but I like you


You're not confusing this site with Grindr, are you?
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18-01-2017, 07:00 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 12:20 AM)Jsamuel Wrote:  You have to PROVE you really want to know the Intelligent Designer personally
before you have any hope of ever having the Intelligent Designer reveal himself to you.

That is a huge insult to the many atheists who used to be believers and who sincerely prayed for guidance and understanding from the god they believed was listening. You know NOTHING about who atheists are or what atheism is other than the strawman caricature presented by preachers.

Quote:Take a typical rotten atheist type attitude and you will get nothing but a hellish eternity

When you have no evidence for your beliefs I guess all you can do to convince people is threaten them. Going to punch me in my aura next?

Quote:It's a big universe. The Intelligent Designer doesn't need YOU to believe in Him.

If your designer doesn't need us to believe then why does he torture us forever if we don't? Seems like a bit of a prick to me.

Quote:However, the more I give loving offerings of gratitude and appreciation for the good in my life
the more my life is filled with more and more good and wonderful things
with much good to share with those less fortunate than I.

That is a great portion of my proof that there is indeed an Intelligent Designer of the Universe
and that he loves me!!

A positive outlook and being a decent, caring person will help you see the good around you and probably increase your social network and create positive feedback. That's just being part of a social species. It is not evidence of anything supernatural.

As for your NDE.... dying brains are not exactly perceiving reality in any reliable fashion. You won't watch this but for any lurkers who actually are open-minded about evaluating things like this:
http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/deb...-not-final

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18-01-2017, 07:03 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 12:20 AM)Jsamuel Wrote:  
(17-01-2017 07:04 PM)skyking Wrote:  blind faith? look, it can be typed without caps lock.
My eyes are wide open. Show me the money, show me this intelligent designer. Bring it to the table. I'm all eyes and ears.

You have to PROVE you really want to know the Intelligent Designer personally
before you have any hope of ever having the Intelligent Designer reveal himself to you.
Take a typical rotten atheist type attitude and you will get nothing but a hellish eternity

YOU ARE MICROSCOPIC!!!

It's a big universe. The Intelligent Designer doesn't need YOU to believe in Him.
However, the more I give loving offerings of gratitude and appreciation for the good in my life
the more my life is filled with more and more good and wonderful things
with much good to share with those less fortunate than I.

That is a great portion of my proof that there is indeed an Intelligent Designer of the Universe
and that he loves me!!

So, you have no proof. None. Just subjective, warm, fuzzy feelings.
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18-01-2017, 07:04 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(17-01-2017 08:18 PM)Jsamuel Wrote:  I personally feel new discoveries in consciousness
will eventually completely topple the Darwinian paradigm.
HOWEVER, I openly admit that I may be incorrect.

As somebody else already noted, your connection between consciousness and evolution by natural selection is not clear.

Quote:This is what it means to keep a healthy open mind.
Always being ready to find your are incorrect in your beliefs

When evidence is presented my beliefs will change accordingly. The time to believe something is true is when the evidence supports it. You seem to conflate possible with probable and that's not how critical thinking is done.

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18-01-2017, 07:05 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 12:42 AM)Jsamuel Wrote:  
(18-01-2017 12:32 AM)JDog554 Wrote:  Only thing you have contributed to is wasting our time.

I should have clarified that I made a FINANCIAL contribution
and I may contribute more. We'll see how it goes.
I edited my previous post to clarify this


Are we supposed to be impressed as the word is in caps? Say it a few more times....someone might have missed your bragging about this alleged contribution.
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18-01-2017, 07:06 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 12:57 AM)Jsamuel Wrote:  
There's a million dollar prize waiting for ANYONE
who can successfully refute the scientific evidence for the afterlife.
Scroll down and see for yourselves:

http://www.victorzammit.com/

There is no evidence to refute.
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18-01-2017, 07:11 AM
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Wow... Jsamuel really plummeted didn't they?

Did they ever reply to the question of how new discoveries in human cognition might effect other biological sciences?

Consider
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18-01-2017, 07:18 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 07:11 AM)Peebothuhul Wrote:  Wow... Jsamuel really plummeted didn't they?

Did they ever reply to the question of how new discoveries in human cognition might effect other biological sciences?

Consider

Nope.

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18-01-2017, 07:20 AM
RE: ((( Critical Thinking is the Way )))
(18-01-2017 03:15 AM)Jsamuel Wrote:  
GET REAL, ATHEISTS!!!

YOU WOULD HAVE BLINDLY BELIEVED PILTDOWN WAS GENUINE

AND YOU KNOW IT!!!

DON'T TRY TO CON ME INTO THINKING YOU WOULD NOT HAVE.

YOU CAN'T FOOL ME THAT EASILY


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