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Old 05-07-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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****Official RGT Article Thread****

Thanks Jib. Most articles/links posted in a debate run the chance of being tldr when debating. I think it's generally frowned upon to start a thread based on just an article alone as well. It would be nice to have a repository of articles to read.

Anyhoo Sam Harris and Sean Carroll continue to go at it.

Toward a Science of Morality - Sam Harris

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Old 05-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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so is this a thread for debate/discussion about articles or is it just like the picture and video threads that are stickied?
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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so is this a thread for debate/discussion about articles or is it just like the picture and video threads that are stickied?
Just like the video thread, just a place to contain all of the various articles that we come across so they don't get buried in the threads.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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Probability, Statistics, Evolution, and Intelligent Design
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:23 AM   #5
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We are not a Christian nation
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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If you are interested in this subject Boyd wrote a book on it "Myth of a Christian Nation"
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A good article on Neo-Molinism which is a good outline of open theism

http://www.gregboyd.org/essays/warni...igence-of-god/
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:10 PM   #8
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The New War Between Science and Religion
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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Joel Osteen Or Fortune Cookie?
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:08 PM   #10
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where is the one by dan dennett that study he did about atheist preachers??

edit: found it

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/o...ing-Clergy.pdf
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:23 PM   #11
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Craig Venter creates synthetic life form
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:06 PM   #12
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"The Moral Life of Babies" by Paul Bloom, 5/3/10:

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:50 AM   #13
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The Islamic Feminist Question: Feminisims in Iran

Pretty interesting. Also if you scroll up there's an article on homosexuality and Buddhism.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
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What Did Jesus Do?


Did Jesus even claim to be the son of God or merely one of the people? The term “Son of Man,” which [Jesus] uses again and again, certainly isn’t the same as “Son of God,” and may merely be Aramaic for “folks like us.”
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:59 PM   #15
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There is No God (And You Know It)

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Pious readers will now execute the following pirouette: God cannot be judged by merely human standards of morality. But, of course, human standards of morality are precisely what the faithful use to establish God’s goodness in the first place. And any God who could concern himself with something as trivial as gay marriage, or the name by which he is addressed in prayer, is not as inscrutable as all that.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:30 PM   #16
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Think You're Operating on Free Will? Think Again
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:51 PM   #17
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/sc...o_interstitial
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:23 PM   #18
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9 Most Badass Bible Verses
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #19
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Quote from Patrick Zukeran: Some believe that our belief in Christ is based on “faith” and thus does not require solid reasons or evidence to support it.

Quote from this article by Zukeran's about his book with Geisler: The Apologetics of Jesus

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNs...s_of_Jesus.htm
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #20
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An interesting excerpt (only a partial excerpt sorry) by Horowitz on The Nihilist Left with criticism of Noam Chomsky. Again sorry its only a partial excerpt from his book "Unholy Alliance" starting on page 89 - 94. I present it so people can hear other arguments:
http://books.google.com/books?id=azE...20book&f=false
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:47 PM   #21
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Your Move: The Maze of Free Will
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:31 AM   #22
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Man accused of atheism arrested in Maldives.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:12 PM   #23
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THE OLD BOB RETURNS

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A Fundamentalist Christian is brought into the hospital suffering from life-threatening colon cancer. On the forms he fills out at Patient Intake, he says he is a Born-Again Evangelical Christian who believes that the world is ten thousand years old. The doctors then tell him that his best chance of conquering the cancer is radiation therapy. However, they explain, radiation therapy rests on the theory of radioactive decay, and that in turn depends on the fact that the half lives of the relevant elements are millions of years long, etc etc. So, before they violate his most deeply held convictions by beginning the radiation therapy, they just want him to sign a release acknowledging that he no longer believes that the earth is ten thousand years old
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:14 PM   #24
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Very nice! Theocracy that you do not have the Religion and religious you're not safe anymore, why?
Now we state something such as religion and religion has a monopoly on the government to ordinary people so much in the press and others are hard to tolerate double
But I am speaking about religion and it is the following:
Ordinary people once they know the truth of religion and absurd and superstitious minds of men and the government a tool for exploitation of people.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #25
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Christians may be fine with the Rapture, but what about their pets?
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