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Adult Discussion / Re: Saw this and wanted to share it 2.0
« on: May 13, 2014, 02:05:24 AM »
as an agnostic I wonder why you two are debating what I do or do not believe in.
As an agnostic, what do you believe in?

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Adult Discussion / Re: Saw this and wanted to share it 2.0
« on: May 13, 2014, 01:24:52 AM »
yea I don't trust that difintion, I like mine more ^_^
Whatever floats your boat :)

But I did Google your definition and found it came from Oxford Dictionary which defines atheism as "disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods". Assuming that is the source you trust, wouldn't you say that the Oxford definition encompasses what I previously referred to as either gnostic (knowing) or agnostic (not knowing) atheism? How then is it possible to be an agnostic without explicitly claiming either atheism or theism? Also, going by the Oxford definition of agnostic, after ruling out faith and disbelief as per the definition, the only stance left for one to take is a lack of belief in a god or gods. That's agnostic atheism.

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Adult Discussion / Re: Saw this and wanted to share it 2.0
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:56:34 AM »
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnostic
" a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly :  one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god"

I think this definition is more accurate. Be sure to read it carefully, though. Agnostic is commonly used just in regards to either atheism or theism, hence the second part of the definition.

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Adult Discussion / Re: Saw this and wanted to share it 2.0
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:43:41 AM »
where are the agnostics?
Agnostics are either theists or atheists. Agnosticism on its own says nothing about the belief nor the disbelief in a god/gods; it's simply the state of not knowing.
ex: an agnostic theist is a theist who does not claim to know with absolute certainty whether or not a deity exists, while an agnostic atheist is an atheist who does not claim to know with absolute certainty whether or not a deity exists.

I find that most atheists when questioned precisely over the definition of agnosticism will classify themselves as agnostic atheists.

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General Discussion / Re: The Most Annoying YouTubers (biased)?
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:00:32 AM »
I don't know.. I don't really watch anything other than what I intend on watching and am actually interested in. I guess I'm filtering out a lot of trash based on the responses here, though.

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Adult Discussion / Re: creation vs evolution debate
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:57:23 PM »
However did you collect the information and carbon dated the rocks or are you going off what others tell you... I think it is the 2nd option regardless of what evidence you show someone it is just you thinking you are some sort of genius that reads or learns something from another mans work doesn't mean anything to me... here's a good question then.

At my girlfriends house she has a downstairs bathroom, this bathroom isn't anything special however what is, is the door. This is a plywood door cheap but sturdy and has a tendency to struggle opening due to carpet, most doors in England require you to add force to the handle to move the latch and open the door which requires physical force, mix that with the difficulty of opening due to the carpet how is it every day the door opens on its own without any pressure being added to the door handle and be able with the hindrance of the carpet?

Answer that Atlas and I will take your word more seriously since that problem has been struggling me for two years and if you can figure it out it means you are clearly more intelligent then me and may be able to give me a reason you found yourself and not what you just copied of a scientist.
A difference in air pressure resulting in higher pressure on one side of the door can be surprisingly strong. I've seen it force seemingly shut doors right open and slam already open doors with incredible force. Anything that would suddenly change the inside air pressure may cause this, i.e wind blowing over the house, differences in temperature throughout the house, opening/closing a window, opening/closing another door somewhere else in the house, or even the air conditioner running. Air pressure in standard conditions is usually around 101,300 Newtons/square meter or about 14.7 pounds/square inch. If one side of the door had a pressure of 100,300 N/m^2 acting on it and the other side had the standard 101,300 N/m^2 acting on it (this is less than a 1% difference) there would be a pretty sizable force acting on the door.

The said force would be equal to the difference in air pressure times the area of the door because pressure is equal to force divided by area. Assuming the door is standard size (around 2 meters by 0.8 meters), we'd get the force on the door by multiplying 2x0.8x1000 which comes out to 1600 Newtons or about 360 pounds of force on the door.

There's no need to put blind faith into scientists either, you can easily experiment with this all on your own. Take a plastic bottle and suck the air out of it. You'll witness the change in air pressure crush the bottle right in front of your eyes. The difference between science and creationism is that science has verifiable and repeatable evidence for its findings.

I'm sure if you took the time to study your door phenomenon in more depth you would find a such naturalistic explanation. Why consider a supernatural explanation when something can already be explained by natural everyday occurrences?

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General Discussion / Re: Space
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:15:36 AM »
Well we can look back in time to see the beginning of th universe. So there must be a center. 
Not quite! The reason you're able to look back in time is due to the immense amount of time it takes light to travel through large amounts of space. The objects that you're looking at billions of years into the past likely don't even exist anymore. Same goes for a supposed center if you were able to look back far enough.

Every point in space was initially crammed into a singularity before the big bang and expanded outward after it.
Think of blowing up a balloon with space being the surface of said balloon; either every single point in space is the center, or there is no center. Doesn't really make a difference either way, so take your pick. :)

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Well as of recently I can't really watch that many animes because I get bored of fan service and you always know that there will be a happy ending thats why I am trying to find one which will make me think... "I didn't see that coming" so a friend recommended Beserk so thats a start... any one else want to recomnend one?
I'd recommend watching Welcome to the NHK if you enjoy an anime that doesn't go the whole stereotypical predictable happy ending route. It's about Satou, a college dropout who has developed severe agoraphobia and social anxiety. He has had hardly any interaction with anyone for over a year until a young woman tries to help him out of his reclusive life style.
The plot has so many ups, downs, and twists - one of the most original stories I've seen thus far. It's very emotional all the way through and the characters are extremely well developed. A good anime will have you laugh. It'll have you cry. Though, no book, movie, or anime has ever had me doing both at the same time before watching Welcome to the NHK.

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Fun House / Re: Find out what your name means on urbandictionary
« on: September 02, 2013, 11:41:58 AM »
Bob and I are now imaginary vibrators or something.




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Gaming / Re: Kerbal Space Program
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:25:24 PM »
I actually just bought the game about a week ago.

So far my best attempt at getting to the Mun after several dead/stranded Kerbals ended in my crew endlessly orbiting the sun :P. Quite a high learning curve obviously, but I've found that Scott Manley's tutorials and his other KSP related YouTube videos are incredibly helpful when starting out: http://www.youtube.com/user/szyzyg

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