Try this instead: "Religion does not rigorously use logic or empiricism." Unfortunately for your arguments, it's just as devastating.
I always thought this was the acknowledged importance of sexual reproduction as well: It increases the variability.
I'm sure a computer could do it better as long as the gubmint doesn't regulate the crap out of it.
Just like the boondoggle that is the FAA has made air travel little more than a death wish?
I've been using it without issue for a few months to sync 2TB of media across a couple of computers. Transfers don't start immediately, but they go quickly once they do.
They're apparently developing a feature where the folder on the other computer will be encrypted, allowing you to swap space with your neighbor and have off-site storage without him poking into your business. I'm eagerly awaiting this...
I got this one, boys.
Let me translate what you said to a car analogy, then you can see if your statement still makes sense.
"Your car is unsafe because it was recalled due to a seat-belt issue. You should ride a motorbike like me. It's never been recalled for seat belt issues."
A bunch of small minded people are going to tell you this is impossible, but that's because many people react to new ideas with "I can think of a problem with your idea, therefore it won't work" rather than "let's see how we can make this work".
I think you may well be on to something. It could be the most important thing you do in your life. Explore this further. If you need someone to write some software for it (a web app?), let me know, and I'll contribute.
And you blame the victim. The other sources of blame may be misguided. Yours is reprehensible.
Your post is (deliberately?) obtuse.
Are you claiming that, with what we know now, that all of the dietary/hygienic instructions in Leviticus are:
- Simpler to understand
- More effective at achieving their aims
I disagree. An omnipotent god would have thrown out all the dietary/hygiene rules in the OT and replaced it with "Boil your water, cook your food, wash your hands, shit downstream from where you live". These 4 simple instructions are VASTLY superior to all the rubbish that masquerades as "divinely inspired" nonsense in the OT. They are easier to remember, easier to do, and about 1000 times more effective. Why isn't that information in the Bible? Because the ignorant shepherds who wrote it didn't know about germ theory.
To paraphrase Sam Harris, imagine how incredible the Bible would be if it was actually written by an omnipotent being.
Thanks, Chris. That was useful, and I'll do some more Googling based on your reply.
I see these articles occasionally, but I don't know the significance. Can you outline *why* I should be excited about this?
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This is the same argument that people make for abstinence-only sex education. When it's done perfectly, it's perfect. When it's not done perfectly, it's a fucking disaster.
I have a 2 and a 4-year-old. I bust my ass to keep tabs on them and I'll rip the face off of anyone who claims otherwise. But I'm not perfect, and neither are they. Why the hell would I gamble everything on my ability to be perfect?
Whenever someone mentions tracking technology, everyone gets their panties in a giant knot, and there are real issues there, so that's fine. But let me put it to you this way: If you had the ability to put a small device on your child that communicated in an encrypted fashion with a mobile that you carried, and it was impossible for anyone else (your mobile provider, Google, Apple) to learn ANYTHING about where you child was except you, wouldn't you do it? I sure as hell would. It would be negligent not to.
So the problem isn't knowing where your toddler is through electronic means, the problem is third parties knowing where your toddler is through electronic means. This is a software problem, and one we know how to solve. Let's move on to finding a better way for parents to look after their kids.
Well said, Jareth. I'd have modded you up but have no points.
You've received some flack for this in your comments, but you're right. There are NO technologies that have been created based on the theory of God. That tells you something about the usefulness and explanatory power of religion: nil.