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Author Topic:   Immaterial "Evidence"
anglagard
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Message 27 of 154 (519884)
08-18-2009 3:37 AM
Reply to: Message 23 by slevesque
08-17-2009 10:38 PM


Fairies
slevesque writes:
Would a ghost be considered an immaterial entity ? because all ghost reports are made with someone seeing them with their eyes, and so one of their material senses.
Well some people still see ghosts. What I find curious is that no one reports fairy sightings as were common during Victorian times, now it is all UFOs.
Now what was that great Phat quote? Some see dragons where science only sees windmills?

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
Salman Rushdie
This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen

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anglagard
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From: Socorro, New Mexico USA
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Message 28 of 154 (519885)
08-18-2009 3:50 AM
Reply to: Message 25 by straightree
08-18-2009 1:32 AM


Re: Why The
straightree writes:
What a paradox, I think God produced evolution, you think evolution produced god.
As a Neo-Spinozist Unitarian Universalist, IMO the relationship is symbiotic.

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
Salman Rushdie
This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen

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anglagard
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Message 139 of 154 (524968)
09-20-2009 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 138 by Straggler
09-19-2009 3:21 PM


Re: Absence of Evidence - Common Ground At Last
Straggler writes:
Then I am happy to finally lay this five thread discussion to rest.
Personally I applaud this decision. One may as well argue over taste in music as argue over taste in literature.
As long as it is a personal decision that in no way, manner, or form, is forced upon others, what is the problem?
Yes, I may be off-topic in this thread, but I am not off-topic in the ultimate reason for this forum.
Edited by anglagard, : always an edit - remove not before forced to speak in the vernacular and avoid misunderstanding

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
Salman Rushdie
This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen

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