Matt

  • Sorry to derail back to page 1, but pointing at pi, the Fibonacci series, and fractals and saying “what about those!??!” is, aside from begging the question, on par with creationists pointing at the vast number of species on earth and saying “how could evolution do this!??!”, or pointing at the apparent fine-tunedness of the universe and saying…[Read more]

  • I disagree with the premise of the question…

    If there’s something someone might say about reality that is almost trivially true3, it’s that it’s all so mathematical.

    This is fundamentally backwards. A better thing to say would be that if there’s something someone might say about mathematics that is almost trivially true, it’s that it’s all so de…[Read more]

  • Matt replied to the topic Sunday School July 22th 2018 in the forum Group logo of Sunday SchoolSunday School 4 weeks ago

    reasonable religious belief

    How’s that for an oxymoron?

  • Matt replied to the topic Religious Parents in the forum Advice 4 weeks ago

    My advice is this: just go along with it and pretend until you are independent enough to no longer need your parent’s support. It’s not worth the potential trouble to “come out” to unsupportive parents. I’d also recommend you not use your real name (particularly your first and last name together) or photo on the internet (your mum might find it),…[Read more]

  • To my understanding, you’re entirely missing the point. The pro-brexit side has never claimed the UK will be better off after leaving the EU… just that it will remain an independent country. The alternative they believe they are voting against, is effectively becoming a state in the EU. Border control is just a visible wedge issue which…[Read more]

  • Matt joined the group Group logo of PoliticsPolitics 4 weeks ago

  • But it is still okay to do this to women because ultimately they are worth less to some men.

    No, it’s not “okay”… It’s illegal.

    And the sole fact that they might get pregnant in the future justifies an insanely vicious salary reduction.

    I took the liberty of removing the irrelevant, and emotive, portion of this… and it sounds a bit more…[Read more]

  • Matt replied to the topic What lengths? in the forum Small Talk 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Absolutely disgusting… How about the church just pays its taxes and leaves the health care to the doctors. It’s outrageous that THIS is sort of thing they do with their tax free dollars.

  • Matt replied to the topic Islamofiction in the forum Politics 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I was then accused of being a follower of “liberal secularism”

    Sounds like a pretty reasonable position to take… Liberal as in promoting and supporting freedom, secularism as in equal treatment of all religions and separation of church (and mosque) and state. It’s truly quite bizarre that these people thought this was some sort of counter arg…[Read more]

  • Matt posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    It’s one of the reasons Milo Yiannopolis is opposed to same-sex marriage despite being gay himself.

  • Matt replied to the topic Shooting, Killing, Murder!!! in the forum Politics 6 months ago

    Absent fathers is the root of the problem.

    That’s a pretty bold claim… I think you would have a hard time proving that absent fathers is the root of the mass shooting epidemic in the US. More likely the problem is some combination of the following:

    • Extremism bred in echo chambers
    • Disenfranchisement with “the system”
    • Easy access to…

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  • Matt posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    There is the (pretty weak, imo) argument that anal sex has a higher risk of spreading disease.

    There’s also the argument that if gay men are repressed, they are more likely to have children and pass on their (higher average intelligence) genes.

    All in all, pretty weak arguments when put against equal/human rights.

  • Matt joined the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 6 months ago

  • Matt replied to the topic Signs your a Sheeple in the forum Small Talk 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Seems like I’m at 3/10 so far, but like Strega, I don’t think merely doing/using these things is what makes someone a sheeple… just that there’s lots of sheeple doing/using these things.

     

    For what it’s worth: I say “google it”, have a facebook account, and watch Game of Thrones

     

    also…

    Signs your you’re a Sheeple

    Fixed your title for…

    1. Build an audience (without an audience, you’re just another person writing words that no one will read)
    2. Advertise (Blogger is made by google and has good integration with google’s ad services)
    3. Participate in paid events (motivational speaking, conference panels, etc)

    Basically, you can’t just start blogging and expect to make any money…[Read more]

  • @Unseen WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING IN ALL OF YOUR RECENT POST’S TITLES?

     

    When does a life begin?

    Interesting question, consider this: There is an unbroken chain of living beings from our earliest common ancestor to us. To reproduce, a living sperm and a living egg come from living parents and produce a living child. So, when does a life begin? When lif…

  • Lol, the flat earthers are a never ending supply of good lols… I’m curious about how a steam powered rocket works and whether it could even pack enough energy to reach a high enough altitude to really see the curvature properly. Even at ISS altitude, the earth looks relatively flat, although you can at least see the “edge”.

  • Ok guys, I’m happy to disagree on this point. Regardless, the definition of pedophilia is an attraction to prepubescent children, and thus cannot reasonably be applied above the age of 12 (usually lower).

     

    @Belle – Did you receive a comprehensive sex education? Either in school, or from your family? If not, then I wouldn’t expect you to “know…[Read more]

  • Yes, molesting is molesting.

    I have to disagree… if a 6 year old is molested, they don’t understand what’s going on. They are confused and damaged in their most formative years. A 16 year old, on the other hand, should understand what is happening and why it is wrong, and is also far more mentally developed than the 6 year old. As such, I’d go…[Read more]

  • Not to nit pick the articles, but calling Roy Moore a pedophile just isn’t right (unless he has a sexual interest in prepubescent children, see wikipedia: pedophilia, but that’s not what it sounds like in the articles). The correct terms would be hebephilia and ephebophilia. For some reason, it annoys me when people misuse the word pedophile like…[Read more]

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