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The Atheist Experience 21.02 with Russell Glasser and Don Baker 
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I think there is something irrational about being an atheist, is it rational to have the same conversation over and over and over to an audience that believes a man was born of a virgin, could turn water into wine and came back from the dead and think I can actually reason with them?
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+Tom Leeds But if you goad them on it goes into full retard mode.
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Where the critical study of Islamic ethics meets the critical study of US foreign policy, Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky take us through a conversation looking at how these studies collide. Is the US right to take on ISIS and what are the implications of doing so?
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Human nature as a primitive instinct.
Evolution of humans is altered by human activity. Research "C" section birthing.
Results of human nature for compassion.
What this means is that even "good" intentions have moral complications.
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The Atheist Experience 20.50 with Jen Peeples and Jon Lacoletti 
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+James J. Nemo Demonstrably incorrect again. You are truly a special one.
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So, what do you tell your kids about Santa Claus? Did they get Santa? Was Santa real?
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+Christopher Rearick same here. my kids are seven now, they where never told that Santa, tooth fairy, or any god was real. and they never found any need to believe in them...
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A history written for atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, secularists and other open-minded people. This book examines the atheists and anti-clerical thinkers of Baron d'Holbach's Enlightenment Era salon. The principle individuals are Denis Diderot and d'Holbach himself. It covers their intellectually thrilling gatherings and illegal publications on atheist themes. Enjoy the review.

#atheist   #history   #salon   #enlightenment   #france   #bookreview  
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Awesome example of what the christian god is.
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David Tamayo is the President of Hispanic American Freethinkers ands heavily involved with the Reason Rally in Washington DC.
He is also a public speaker at such events a Apostacon which is where I met up with him in Dallas.
 
David Tamayo became an atheist relatively late in life and is now very outspoken about it.
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+Christopher Rearick Looks like Mike is already calling the shots. It's going to be a Pence presidency after all, but we kinda saw that one coming.
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How Cellular Enzymatic and Metabolic networks point to design

http://reasonandscience.heavenforum.org/t2371-how-cellular-enzymatic-and-metabolic-networks-point-to-design


The argument of a intelligent designer required to setup the Metabolic Networks for the origin of life

Observation: The existence of metabolic pathways is crucial for molecular and cellular function. Although bacterial genomes differ vastly in their sizes and gene repertoires, no matter how small, they must contain all the information to allow the cell to perform many essential (housekeeping) functions that give the cell the ability to maintain metabolic homeostasis, reproduce, and evolve, the three main properties of living cells. Gil et al. (2004) In fact, metabolism is one of the most conserved cellular processes. By integrating data from comparative genomics and large-scale deletion studies, the paper "Structural analyses of a hypothetical minimal metabolism" proposes a minimal gene set comprising 206 protein-coding genes for a hypothetical minimal cell. The paper lists 50 enzymes/proteins required to create a metabolic network implemented by a hypothetical minimal genome for the hypothetical minimal cell. The 50 enzymes/proteins , and the metabolic network, must be fully implemented to permit a cell to keep its basic functions.
Hypothesis (Prediction): The origin of biological irreducible metabolic pathways which also require regulation and and which are structured like a cascade, similar to electronic circuit boards, are best explained by the creative action of an intelligent agent.
Experiment: Experimental investigations of metabolic networks indicate that they are full of nodes with enzymes/proteins, detectors, on/off switches, dimmer switches, relay switches, feedback loops etc. that require for their synthesis information rich, language-based codes stored in DNA . Hierarchical structures have been proved to be best suited for capturing most of the features of metabolic networks (Ravasz et al, 2002). It has been found that metabolites can only be synthesized if carbon, nitrogen, phosphor, and sulfur and the basic building blocks generated from them in central metabolism are available. This implies that regulatory networks gear metabolic activities to the availability of these basic resources. So one metabolic circuit depends on the product of other products, coming from other, central metabolic pathways, one depending from the other, like in a casacade. Further noteworthy is that Feedback loops have been found to be required to regulate metabolic flux, and the activities of many or all of the enzymes in a pathway. In many cases, metabolic pathways are highly branched, in which case it is often necessary to alter fluxes through part of the network while leaving them unaltered or decreasing them in other parts of the network (Curien et al., 2009). These are interconnected in a functional way, resulting in a living cell. The biological metabolic networks are exquisitely integrated, so the significant alterations in inevitably damage or destroys the funcion. Changes in flux often require changes in the activities of multiple enzymes in a metabolic sequence. Synthesis of one metabolite typically requires the operation of many pathways.
Conclusion: Regardless of its initial complexity, self-maintaining chemical-based metabolic life could not have emerged in the absence of a genetic replicating mechanism insuring the maintenance, stability, and diversification of its components. In the absence of any hereditary mechanisms, autotrophic reaction chains would have come and gone without leaving any direct descendants able to resurrect the process. Life as we know it consists of both chemistry and information. If metabolic life ever did exist on the early Earth, to convert it to life as we know it would have required the emergence of some type of information system under conditions that are favorable for the survival and maintenance of genetic informational molecules. ( Ribas de Pouplana, Ph.D.)
Intelligent agents have frequently end goals in mind, and use high levels of instructional complex information to met the goal. In our experience, systems storing large amounts of specified/instructional complex information through codes and languages -- invariably originate from an intelligent source. Likewise, circuits or networks of coordinated interaction as for example of analog electronic devices can always be traced back to a intelligent causal agent. The operation of analog electronic devices maps very closely to the flow of information in chemical reactions of metabolic pathways (McAdams and Shapiro, 1995). A proposed mechanism to make metabolical networks must be capable of construct de novo, not merely modifying, a minimal set of 50 enzymes, and complex integrated metabolic circuits with the end goal to create life. A metabolic network that is not fully operational, will not permit life. We know in our experience that intelligence is able to setup circuit boards, like discrete electronic boards, and is the only known cause of irreducibly complex machines. Since evolution depends on metabolic circuits fully setup, its excluded as possible mechanism. The only two alternatives, chance/luck or physical necessity have never been observed to be able to setup circuit boards and irreducible complex systems. The origin of the basic metabolical network of the first cells is therefore best explained through the action of a intelligent agency.

1. High information content (or specified complexity), irreducible complexity, and the setup of exquisitely integrated circuits, which by significant alterations are inevitably damaged or destroys the funcion, constitute strong indicators or hallmarks of (past) intelligent design.
2.The high information content and biological irreducible metabolic pathways which also require regulation and and structured in a cascade manner, similar to electronic circuit boards, utilizing proteins and enzymes that manifest by themself irreducible complexity, constitute strong indicators or hallmarks of (past) creation through intelligent intervention, and design.
3. Naturalistic mechanisms or undirected causes do not suffice to explain the origin of information (instructed complex information), irreducible complexity, and the setup of complex circuits with little tolerance of change.
4. Therefore, intelligent design constitutes the best explanations for the origin of information and irreducible complexity in metabolic biological circuits. 
How Cellular Enzymatic and Metabolic networks point to design http://reasonandscience.heavenforum.org/t2371-how-cellular-enzymatic-and-metabolic-networks-point
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Don't believe this.
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Secular Humanism: Why should we export our values to the rest of the world?
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The show was 'No Old White Guys' but I changed the name to better suit the message I'm trying to convey, Atheist Diversity Highlight - Episode 8 - Veronica Drantz
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+James J. Nemo Jimmy, being testicularly challenged should not bother you so much, stop lashing out.
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+James J. Nemo Oooohhh burn again. You are so destructive with your witty insights.
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The Atheist Experience with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker 20.47
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+James J. Nemo Lol is that all you have this is monotonous now. 
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Great job you guys do, you make want to do the same thing here in California.
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Give it a go...... Good luck
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+James J. Nemo Yes you are and we will make allowances for you you poor little lamb.
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