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blinknight

Member Since: January 17, 2013

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  • [-4] August 31, 2014 at 10:38pm

    http://www.ecupirates.com/trads/ecu-trads-mascot.html

    Looks kind of… familiar.

  • August 31, 2014 at 8:17pm

    I’ll have your kids say ‘One nation under Satan’, and we’ll see if you think.

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  • [-1] August 31, 2014 at 8:16pm

    Oh we don’t need to mock the god we don’t believe in.

    Christians such as yourself do plenty good enough job of that all on your own.

  • August 31, 2014 at 4:51pm

    If you want to see immoral and ‘evil’ go look in the mirror, because based on what you just said you are morally bankrupt as a human being.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:45pm

    Whether or not a class is full of liberal mumbo jumbo depends on the class.

    You won’t encounter it in chem, physics, bio, or math.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:43pm

    I take it you don’t work in the HR department of any hospital?

    At least I hope not.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:42pm

    Lay off the caps. It doesn’t help. It makes your posts harder to read.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:40pm

    @Spark

    Heh. That wasn’t scientific. You don’t even know what science is apparently, but you’re a moron so what can we expect? That was more akin to philosophy. I tried not to talk over your head and still managed to do it.

    Gravity is demonstrable and lacks any sort of ethical issue associated with it. Thus making it a very poor choice for comparison. Given who came up with it, I’m not surprised.

    Want to see your problem: Genetically unique, different than the cells that made it, grows all on its own, responds to stimuli, so and and so forth? That, among other things, can describe a cancer. Your problem is that you’re attempting to use biology to prove a point when you don’t know enough about biology to make that point. You’re just regurgitating a mishmash of pro-life arguments made by people who have an agenda and probably don’t understand biology very well either.

    The pro-choice side makes the same sort of error, often more egregiously. The ‘embryo is a parasite’ argument makes me want to slap them every single time.

    You seem to think that even a few cells constitutes a human life with the caveat that said cells must have the potential to grow in to a human being. As stated, that’s as good at 99.9% of the people in the world can do.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:24pm

    @Sparky

    Oh so military service means something? My father was in the military for 20 years, and I assure you he holds the same opinion you that I do: You’re a moron. I always like it when people trundle out military service or lack of it as if it means everything. If we were talking about how to do something military related, and that includes a whole host of things that have nothing to do with combat, then that might be relevant, beyond that, military people are just like any other kind of people on most subjects.

    Have you ever done any kind of laboratory test on… Anything? Since that’s what we’re actually talking about here.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:12pm

    ‘He knew he’d suck’

    Right, because being almost good enough for the NFL means you’re terrible.

  • August 31, 2014 at 3:11pm

    Fear is often based on ignorance.

  • [-1] August 31, 2014 at 3:08pm

    Yeah, you’re a bigot and so are the 10 people who agreed with you. You are in the same depth as the Westboro bunch, go join them in public since you seem to hold the same kind of ideas.

  • [-4] August 30, 2014 at 7:00pm

    Of course he was cut ‘just because he’s gay’

    Just like Tebow was cut ‘just because he’s a Christian’

    In the money empire that is the NFL, things like that are what really matter, and no if you can play.

  • August 30, 2014 at 3:18pm

    @Sparky

    How many classes have you had that actually covered the subject of eugenics and have you ever read any papers on it?

    Until Dawkins advocates a systematic society wide system, he’s not advocating eugenics. Nor would he advocate such a system. He is not telling anyone they have to do anything. He saying that as individuals, with their own responsibilities, have to make choices.

    This is where I personally believe there’s a grey area. For instance as already stated, I believe that abortion should always be available in the case of rape, incest, or the mothers life being in danger.

    Okay, past that? A human being that will for all intents and purposes be normal but will have slight issues with Down Syndrome. A person who can basically take care of themselves, perhaps with a little help, perfectly capable of even working but obviously not going to be a doctor. I see no reason to abort such a child.

    A human being that will be born severely mentally handicapped and will never develop beyond the capacity of an infant, will need care for their entire lives either by parents, or in a home of some sort. I can’t in good conscious say to the parents ‘You must let this child be born’ nor can I say ‘You cannot allow it’, which is the underlying extent of what Dawkins is saying, not that you ‘must’ do anything, he thinks that you shouldn’t, not that you have to do anything.

  • [-1] August 30, 2014 at 3:04pm

    @Sparky

    It actually came from a chicken. Something you are probably more related to than I am.

  • [2] August 30, 2014 at 3:02pm

    @Sparky

    Oh I forget sometimes, there are people like you around, people that don’t like to actually think. People who just want to hear what they already believe and not be challenged on it, particularly when they’re incapable of actually articulating a defense of it.

    So in deference to people like you, I will attempt not to talk over your head. In your case that’s going to be tricky.

    The point is that we do not have a good definition of human life. We really don’t. Science is still not absolutely certain we have a definition of ‘life’ period, much less human life. You’re more than welcome to say what you think qualifies as a human life, your opinion will be just as valid as 99.9% of reasonably moral people in the world on the subject. Science does not have an answer for this, though it may be a tool for us to figure it out.

    I can argue that a small bundle of cells is not a tiny human. I could sit here and make a very good argument for that. I won’t, because that would mean I think I have the overall question of ‘what is human life’ answered, which I don’t. This is part of the reason I generally avoid the abortion debate outside of the typical caveats of ‘abortion should always be allowed in the case of rape, incest, and when the mothers life is in danger’, past that what I know about biology just doesn’t let me take a solid stance on the issue.

  • [2] August 30, 2014 at 2:47pm

    @Ned

    Even if it were true that the ‘evidence were all around us’, and nothing around indicates the need for a god by the way, then you would still have no idea if it was a god, an alien, or a time traveling human with super technology. You have no more reason to say ‘my god did it’ than have to say ‘a genie did it’.

    @Sparky

    You’re a moron. You didn’t even have the capacity to understand the difference between lack of belief based on lack of evidence and outright denial of something. I know, theists have to do this stupid stunt, they have to place atheism in a box that it doesn’t go in so they can claim that their belief without evidence is the same as atheists ‘denial’ without evidence, but really, lying about theists to make yourselves look better is never going to actually work.

    The attempt to make theistic beliefs seem as credible as atheism is a fairly old trick, but it doesn’t even actually work for you, it makes you look silly.

  • [2] August 30, 2014 at 2:41pm

    @Sparky

    One of these days you’re actually going to demonstrate that you know something about well, anything, and then you can actually talk to me about what I know. Until then you’re just a jealous little kid who sees that somebody else has actually done something with their life.

  • [1] August 30, 2014 at 2:40pm

    @Sparky

    Pay closer attention to the question. Human life begins at conception? What qualifies as a human life? I explored this in another thread. A large number of fertilized eggs self terminate within days of fertilization so your contention that the length of time it remains alive doesn’t work.

    We do not have a definition of what counts as a human life. Everyone, including science, has a subjective idea.

  • [8] August 30, 2014 at 3:21am

    You have to remember.

    You can call 500 people. You only need 1 to fall for it and you win.

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