Or figure out a way to control population growth. Because you can't continue to "give them money" forever; eventually the well will run dry. Then what?
Why not? It's not like money is a finite resource. Money represents access to resources but if those resources run out that's going to be a problem for everyone.
You mean the ones with oil and numbered bank accounts to pay for it all? OK. I've looked. I prefer to work for a living.
The problem with the future of AI and automation is that you might not have the opportunity to work.
The only question is what that does to inflation and whether that creates a de facto "tax" on the economy.
Luckily that question has an answer - printing more money the the (only real) cause of inflation and it will act like a universal tax on everyone, as everyone will pay through the devaluation of their earnings. Inflation is possibly the *most* unfair tax that there is.
Incorrect. Atheism is the lack of belief in deities. A negative 'belief' is not a belief.
"I believe there's no god" != "I don't believe in god"
That's true, because you are comparing the general to the specific. But "I believe that God does not exist" == "I don't believe that God exists".
Atheism is the *belief* that there's no God (or gods).
No it isn't. Atheism is an absence of belief, not a belief in absence.
No it isn't. Atheism is not an absence of belief. The only way you can have an absence of belief is through ignorance. And atheists are not ignorant; they have made a choice and their choice is to believe that there is no god. Atheism is a belief in the absence of belief.
There is a difference between belief and disbelief. Stop pretending they are the same word.
Is that actually true? They are etymologically the same word... maybe you mean belief and disinterest are different words?
Beliefs regarding gods are religious beliefs, even if it is nonexistence of those gods.
"“Atheism is indeed the most daring of all dogmas . . . for it is the assertion of a universal negative.” -- G. K. Chesterton
While I agree with you that atheism is a belief, and scientifically un-testable, there is a distinction between religion and belief; beliefs in the supernatural are considered 'spirituality' where religion provides a framework and a power structure, social norms and dogma.
No, it can't. It is lack of belief in deities, and, by extension, the supernatural. Usually the people claiming it is a religion are religious themselves and do it because they can't handle the possibility of people having morality that lacks dependency on the supernatural.
It can if you equate religion to dogma and compliance rather. To put it another way if a religion is made up of equal parts of dogma, social norms, belief and the supernatural then removing the supernatural leaves you with 75% of what religion provides.
"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" -- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970