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    Where Theories come from

    I think they can also be from logic. Some theories cant be correctly formed based off of observations. It is like before Gregor Mendel discovered genetics, people beleived inb spontaneous creation, where things like tadpoles were born from the water, bugs were born from the Earth, stuff like...
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    Is assassination better than terrorism?

    I think they are both really just political methods. Assassination is to take out someone running the government. Although it involves less death and it is more effective then terrorism, so I guess in that sense it is morally better, when it boils down to things, terrorism is just to sway the...
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    Peak Oil Crisis Has Arrived

    lol, they dont, they just guess and assume they are always right and have no chance of being wrong. If they say the world will end tommarrow then it must be so! :grumpy: :rofl: :bugeye:
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    Why does one fear death?

    Well, because all organisms have a will to live, and not just people, I do not beleive that it is an emotional matter, or a matter of fear. It quite possibly be broken down to evolution. If an organism does not have the will to live, it will perish. If it perishes, then those that did not...
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    Why do some people die, while others dont?

    Well, although I am an athiest, I would have to say that this type of thing was covered in the book of Job in the Bible, yes? If there is a god, then you are probably needed to be subjected to trials and tribulations in life, as a test of your faith usually. If you are faithful, then you will...
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    Morality and Cheating in School

    I would say it is ok in high school, cause if you screw up there your life is pretty much ruined. But college is something you pay for. Therefore, because you pay for that, and is you fail you can just try again, cheating is unexcusable. But high school, it isnt about being honest, it is...
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    Let a thousand guilty men go to save 1 innocent person

    Murder perhaps, but this question didnt really specify murder, did it? I forget, I just thought it was just some serious crime. Since it was hypothetical, I didnt consider passion or not, but practically, I believe you are correct.
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    Science, another faith system ?

    lol, although I think you have a point, I can see loseyourname's concern. I had a forum (still do, but I have a serious lack of membership) and have of the members were idiots that called people dumb***es for disagreeing with them. Then when I talked to them about it, they were all like, "I...
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    Is it hypocritical?

    The difference their is killing innocent people vs killing people that want to kill other innocent people. Pro-life may be a little bit of a propagandous term, but that view was a little extremist. I think it is simply a matter of what Bort said. Society is full of hypocritical ideas and...
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    Ignorance IS bliss?

    I loved that book. I read it twice....>.< But at least I was able to understand it perfectly. But I disagree that this type of society is good. It creates a system that people have no choice or opinion. People lose their humanity. You may as well be a plant, and do the same thing day in...
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    Let a thousand guilty men go to save 1 innocent person

    And the government is their deterent. That is why I dont buy that it is proven that the government is not an effective deterant. The government makes the laws and the punishment, thus, the government stops people from stealing and such.
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    Why was eating pork taboo in many cultures?

    yes, I know. But pork was like the worst as I understood it. Plus, I would imagine there is a reason that people eat fish and red meat pretty darn close to raw, but not pork. I would say chicken, but perhaps in Moses's time, samonella wasnt a big concern. Plus, that is bacterial, not parasitic.
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    Let a thousand guilty men go to save 1 innocent person

    If it is just 1:1, then it would change the dynamics of it. That murderer may not neccessarily kill again. So most people would save the innocent man.
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    Let a thousand guilty men go to save 1 innocent person

    lol, well, no offense, but I dont buy that. Because everytime someone steals something, they plan it to where they dont get caught for a reason. It is because they fear being caught. I am not entirely sure, but I very well might take petty stuff from stores if I was hungry one day and I...
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    Why was eating pork taboo in many cultures?

    I think that it was a combination of various things. If they didnt cook it perfectly, pork is crawling with parasites raw, so it would cause alot of disease. Also, it poisoned the water, like what was said, and water was scarce. So the best the Jews could come up with is that it was a...
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    Let a thousand guilty men go to save 1 innocent person

    I would probably draw the line at two, depending on the criminals being released. If those criminals are murderers, then I will assume they will kill again, which is the main purpose of capital punishment, or giving then life in prison. So if the line is drawn at one, then that is too small...
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    Let a thousand guilty men go to save 1 innocent person

    Well, I wont be snide about this post. I understand it purpose perfectly well I think. Although it is kinda a gut wrentcher to send an innocent man to prison for under any circumstances, I thought about it, and those 1000 felons, a certian percentage would probably be murderers, yes? If they...
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    The Heat Is On

    lol, I saw that, my mom has been a supporter of the global warming arguement, and I went off ranting about how it is a bunch of balogna. Fox reached an all time low, lol. Weather fluctuates, and over the course of centuries time, it can have vast fluctuations in temperature. Glaciers will...
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    Why agriculture and animal husbandry?

    Well, first off, I loved that book, but since you covered it so perfectly, I dont know what I can say that hasnt already said in the process. I think everything in this thread can be answered perfectly by what is in that book.
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    Darwin or not?

    Yes, that is what I think as well. However, again, some people consider what is written in the Bible to be solid fact. I think that is rediculous, but they consider everything in biology textbooks to be 'theory'. So sometimes you can 'believe' in it, without it being a religion. Faith is...
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    Global warming

    I think Andre has enough reliable information invested in this forum alone to write your essay 10 times over. I agree, just look for his posts.
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    Greenland ice cap thickening

    I really think nature can repair itself better then that. Even if all of the polar ice melts, all of the energy that it takes to melt it would be like a big heat sponge and thus lowering temperatures, thus balancing out causing rather cold wnters to follow. Or, suppose that these global...
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    Global warming caused by sun?

    That makes sense, but I wouldve guessed the sun would be gradually cooling, even if the helium from the burned hydrogen undergoes nuclear fusion, it still wouldnt produce as much heat. So sooner or later, wouldnt this be the case and everything begin to cool?
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    Darwin or not?

    Well, I disagree there, because many athiests depend on the "faith" of evolutionism to be true. They review the facts and the evidence supporting Darwinism, and many think that has more going for it then Christianity. But some of those athiests may have left Christianity to become an...
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    Habitat loss and climate

    yes, but sooner or later I think the Brazilian government may end up intervening on envirnmentalists efforts. Petitions I dont think will do much, and you cant blame the poverty stricken farmers that dont have much of any other choice. I dont mean to point fingers, but this is the Brazilian...
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    Habitat loss and climate

    I hear ya on the chopping down the rainforests issue, but I would like to know what really can be done? The Brazilian government cont do much, because the poverty striken farmers there must rely on the slash and burn farming mathod to make their crops. It isnt what many movies make it out to...
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    Oregon summers reflect global warming

    ugh, methane is not a rediculously powerful GH gas like you are implying, Andre explained it in better detail then I ever could though in the thread about the planet dying at the top. I dont think it is neccessary to repeat it again. :wink: :tongue:
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    How serious are earth's problems

    lol, Ive tried to explain to people that carbon dioxide was much more of a potent greenhouse gas then methane, but no one seems to ever want to believe me....sigh........
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    Death Penalty

    Exactly, that is one reason I support the death penalty. If you are a pshyotic murderer that planned and successfully killed someone, then there is no reason to waste tax dollars on making sure you dont kill in-mates. I would rather my tax dollars go to my child's education rather then keeping...
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    Death Penalty

    And what do we do when this waste bin is full?!! Build more prisons with the money that the democrats seem to think that the republicains hide in a big vault and keep it form the American people.