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Are you an atheist?

Yes!
7 (70%)
No!
3 (30%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: 19/04/2015 10:03:53

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Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« on: 17/04/2015 10:03:53 »
I just Am curious to know the number of Atheists on a Science forum.


 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #1 on: 17/04/2015 12:51:53 »
Not a useful poll if you want to count atheists as there are probably as many agnostics as atheists here.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #2 on: 17/04/2015 13:41:55 »
Mr. Alan, you actually got it the wrong way... Probably due to how I phrased it. My intention was to check the number of Atheists and Agnostics vs Theists... Not Atheist vs Agnostics.
« Last Edit: 19/04/2015 08:08:35 by Jasper Hayden »
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #3 on: 17/04/2015 15:13:09 »
I suggest you rephrase the opening question. We atheists are sticklers for precision and don't like being associated with woolly-headed agnostics.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #4 on: 17/04/2015 18:01:41 »
Wooly headed? I think agnosticism would be the best stance a scientist could take on the issue since there is no evidence either way...
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #5 on: 17/04/2015 18:06:29 »
God is logically impossible, so why sit on the fence?
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #6 on: 17/04/2015 23:34:27 »
Alright then! I'm going to cut out agnostic and just make it 'Are you an Atheist?'.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #7 on: 17/04/2015 23:40:23 »
God is logically impossible, so why sit on the fence?
Well, there could be a lot of different types of definitions to the actual god... Like, we could be in a game right now or some simulation made by a highly advanced species;
Oh wait, but that explanation would again will have to answer the question... Who created them? Yeah, well... Sorry! I never gave it a complete thought. A logical god IS impossible.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #8 on: 18/04/2015 12:20:38 »
Interesting idea for a poll. i look forward to seeing the results.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #9 on: 18/04/2015 21:28:16 »
121 views, 9 votes.

are the rest bots or nuts?
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #10 on: 18/04/2015 22:09:27 »
Many views are the same people returning to look again. I haven't voted.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #11 on: 18/04/2015 22:36:18 »
if we are each 1 brain cells of something bigger, we might just do what we do now.  interesting journey.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #12 on: 19/04/2015 06:09:52 »
Many views are the same people returning to look again. I haven't voted.

i believe the views are counted by ip. bet?
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #13 on: 19/04/2015 06:18:05 »
God is logically impossible, so why sit on the fence?

how is particle wave, orbital and photon emitting logically possible? mind to share your logic?

pls don't be cheap as ethos, he won't share his wow moment. i have reasonable doubt that he was bluffing or mistook wowed.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #14 on: 19/04/2015 08:19:36 »
God is logically impossible, so why sit on the fence?

how is particle wave, orbital and photon emitting logically possible? mind to share your logic?


Why would you expect science to have the answers to EVERYTHING? Theories are evidence based conclusions with the highest confidence that we can have, but they all have gaps in understanding including Gravity, Germ theory of disease, General Relativity, etc. Complete understanding may be impossible but the strength of science is admitting that our understanding is not complete and therefore continuing to pursue knowledge and refine current understanding. That's why science works.
Usually people target what Science doesn't knows 'yet' and then just keep iterating it to feel as if they have won the debate/argument. Science didn't just fall down from space in the form of books giving us answers to everything. We have been evolving to understand concepts we would have deemed impossible to understand a century ago. And we will continue to evolve and maybe, just maybe have answers to everything, someday. The type of argument you start here, usually everyday... Isn't helping Science or the mankind in any way. If you want to follow something which claims to have the answer to everything then you should ditch Science and start following religion. Because having ALL of the answers is the domain of religion. Just don't question those answers or try to verify them, that's blasphemy. Your only job there is to believe what you are told by a book and other human beings, and have faith (not evidence) that they are correct.
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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #15 on: 19/04/2015 08:56:14 »
that sounds empty words to me.

all things have precise logic and mechanism. science is to follow logic and discover mechanism, not superstition.

tell me how you think photon is emitted, what is energy level, why is electron not stick to proton. if you don't mind.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #16 on: 19/04/2015 18:42:46 »

how is particle wave, orbital and photon emitting logically possible? mind to share your logic?


These are the names of objects we observe and models that we use to describe what happens. Reality is  way beyond logic.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #17 on: 19/04/2015 19:25:02 »
Many views are the same people returning to look again. I haven't voted.

i believe the views are counted by ip. bet?

The score goes up every time I open the thread. You could be right about the IP though - they tend to change dynamically so you might never have the same one twice.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #18 on: 19/04/2015 19:35:06 »
God is logically impossible, so why sit on the fence?

how is particle wave, orbital and photon emitting logically possible? mind to share your logic?

pls don't be cheap as ethos, he won't share his wow moment. i have reasonable doubt that he was bluffing or mistook wowed.

I can't see anything in physics that can be shown to be logically impossible, but God is logically impossible. It is possible to write a program which simulates events in the universe with things being both particles and waves, so that makes it hard to show that they're breaking any rules of logic. You can try to simulate a God too, but the very possibility simulating it illustrates that there is nothing special about God that could qualify him as God - he's just a mechanistic thing like any other.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #19 on: 19/04/2015 21:49:30 »

how is particle wave, orbital and photon emitting logically possible? mind to share your logic?


These are the names of objects we observe and models that we use to describe what happens. Reality is  way beyond logic.

earth used to be flat.

if you really understood, i mean really, please show me the logic of orbital, photon, gravity.

anyone else?
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #20 on: 20/04/2015 17:28:56 »
Many views are the same people returning to look again. I haven't voted.

In my case, nuts ........ as a fruit cake.


 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #21 on: 20/04/2015 17:32:55 »
In my case, nuts ........ as a fruit cake.
Haha! By the way, welcome back!
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #22 on: 20/04/2015 17:34:33 »
The yellow bouncing flabby thing is so utterly cute and annoying at the same time. I just can't stop looking at it! Help me!
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #23 on: 20/04/2015 17:42:24 »
I will have to label myself as atheist, though since becoming atheist, I have always had a problem with this 'label'.

My problem being that in saying I am an atheist, I am, somehow, actually labelling myself agnostic.

I'll try to explain: If I wear an 'atheist' label I must be acknowledging a God I do not believe in. If I wear an 'agnostic' label, I accept the possible existence of a God, but don't really worship him.

I prefer to think of myself as a human (well, almost), a product of physics, chemistry, biology and chance. The only label I wear is a 'best before' label and yes, I passed that date many moons ago.
 

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Re: Poll: Number of Atheists on a Science forum.
« Reply #24 on: 20/04/2015 17:47:16 »
New total:

Are you an atheist?

Yes!    8 (73%)
No!     3 (27%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: 19/04/2015 10:03:53
 

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