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17-11-2014, 12:21 PM
My GOD is better than your God?
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) noted how ignorant and audacious it is for people to be religious and claim: "My GOD is better than your God!" This was written in 1841 and it appears humanity is incredibly slow to learn, as this same insolent mindset and expressions thereof are still pervasive in our modern world.

I conclude evolution is highly discriminatory with respect to equal distribution of advanced thinking.

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17-11-2014, 12:40 PM
RE: My GOD is better than your God?
Um...

Wut?
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17-11-2014, 04:43 PM
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Don't forget... I am God. The universal being runs through me and through all of nature and Nature.

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17-11-2014, 11:32 PM
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17-11-2014, 11:38 PM
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(17-11-2014 11:32 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  [Image: wtf-reading.png]

LMAO

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18-11-2014, 01:43 AM
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Quote:I conclude evolution is highly discriminatory with respect to equal distribution of advanced thinking.

Huh care to elaborate? I'm coming up empty trying to find your point...
Highly discriminatory vs equal distribution... I'm not following.

Are you saying only a fortunate few have "evolved" to become smarter? (No, I don't suppose Homo sapiens have evolved since the historically recent 1841. ) I'd say the problem of ignorance is mostly lack of resources as well as interference from religion in scientific advancement. Intelligence is partially inherited, however many are not afforded the opportunity to nurture it due to economics and/or oppression.

Five factors that affect human intelligence

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18-11-2014, 01:51 AM
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(18-11-2014 01:43 AM)Nurse Wrote:  
Quote:I conclude evolution is highly discriminatory with respect to equal distribution of advanced thinking.

Huh care to elaborate? I'm coming up empty trying to find your point...
Highly discriminatory vs equal distribution... I'm not following.

Are you saying only a fortunate few have "evolved" to become smarter? (No, I don't suppose Homo sapiens have evolved since the historically recent 1841. ) I'd say the problem of ignorance is mostly lack of resources as well as interference from religion in scientific advancement. Intelligence is partially inherited, however many are not afforded the opportunity to nurture it due to economics and/or oppression.

Five factors that affect human intelligence

I doubt this one will be back to reply. Facepalm
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18-11-2014, 02:54 PM
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IMHO, I take the point of the OP as suggesting how "brains" or "smarts" are not the condition that human evolution is favoring. In other words, why isn't stupidity and gullibility being weeded out as our capacity for knowledge is on the rise?

“Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up, must come down, down, down. Amen! If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.”
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18-11-2014, 04:27 PM
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I think he was being sarcastic...

[Image: dobie.png]Science is the process we've designed to be responsible for generating our best guess as to what the fuck is going on. Girly Man
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18-11-2014, 04:32 PM
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Thread moved to the casual coffeehouse. It just didn't belong in FISC.

Thank you.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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