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I thought the identifier was the 15 or 16 digit number on the front of the card, and the authenticator was the three-to-four digit number on the back of the card (except in cases where a keypad is available, and then the identifier is the 15 or 16 digit number encoded on the mag strip and the authenticator is your 4 digit pin).
And that, actually, is a good point- that a successful religion *must* have some reason behind it. Observation and theorization based on human nature, is most of what theology really is. In a way it is misnamed. It isn't study of God. It is study of human reaction to God, and thus is a sub-branch of sociology to begin with.
It took a rational religion to create the scientific method. I'd suggest that it takes at least a reasonable religion to survive more than a few generations at all.
But I seem to have strayed from my original, which wasn't so much about religious theology being within the bounds of its own axioms, but science straying away from testable predictions and into fictional, non testable, conclusions. Others in this thread, however, have pointed out that's more "pop sci" than science, more media than actual experimentation. Including in the case of the original article, which was using the primary definition of a hologram (that is, an n+1 dimensional object encoded into n-dimensional space) as opposed to the popular definition of a hologram (a simulation of a n+1 dimensional object projected from an n-dimensional projector). Another good example of the later is Richard Dawkin's Selfish Gene- complete science fiction analogy masquerading as science.
Consent was given by your mother when she had sex, except in cases of rape and incest.
Continuing consent is another issue. Say she decided not to consent to feeding you after birth, did she have a right to starve you?
I ask because I find many of the pro-choice arguments are not very well thought out.
So you'd agree with the current attempts to limit abortion to before 20 weeks, since that's scientifically proven pain-capable? Or maybe 8 weeks, which is detectable EEG and thus thought?
Likely because it would open a can of worms that would be hard to close. After all, I don't know anybody who skipped straight from conception to childhood, do you?
One of the more modern ones was the Roman Catholic Papal Encyclical Humanae Vitae, which listed four specific predictions on what would happen in a culture that failed to respect life.
You may not accept the axioms, but the reasoning was sound, and within those axioms, all four items have indeed come true in the United States, at least.
I realize this example is a bit mundane, and really is no better than what many sociologists have also predicted, but I'm trying to point out that reason and religion are not necessarily enemies.
and just like calling a fetus not a person....
Isn't that precisely what modern pro-choicers also think? That different classes of persons should have different rights? The difference being that most aren't willing to call fetuses people....
Religions make accurate predictions within their axiomatic set- if they didn't, they wouldn't survive more than one generation (and in fact, many smaller cults *don't* survive the death of their founder, that's pretty much the difference between a cult of personality and an actual belief system- their predictions don't survive being tested). So I fail to see your difference. Science makes accurate predictions within its axiomatic set, and theories that don't make accurate predictions are thrown out. What is the difference between that, and the religious system that makes accurate predictions within its axiomatic set and calls inaccurate predictions heresy and throws them out?
it is more like Plato's cave, where the physical world we see is only a projection of some deeper physics.
Might we even say a METAphysics?
The more science becomes science fiction, the less like science it is and the more like religion it is.
10 miles is overkill.
Correct, but at least you can make the wrong slightly more convenient. If you're going to force me to buy a product that I neither want nor need, the least you can do is pick it out for me, purchase it for me, and just let me deal with the bill.
One of my biggest objections to Obamacare as it has been implemented in Oregon so far, is I don't have 164 hours of my life to give away to downloading a 19 page PDF, to print out, fill out, send in, get the wrong one back, get my identity stolen by the prison inmate doing data entry, get the right one back, pick a plan, get told it's the wrong plan, get a guess on what my subsidy will be, pay the wrong amount, have to write 6 checks to pay the right amount, only to get fined in the end because they lost the paperwork.
Yeah, exactly. Get him a job with a real employer, like one that pays a living wage.