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Re: 50 simple questions.....
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 06:37:59 PM »
Scary to read the reviews that attack the author's other skeptical books. There are "9/11 was an inside job" people, "vaccines don't prevent disease and are a harmful scam" people, even "we never went to the moon" people.

What these conspiracy theorists never reveal is the big question: WHY? Why blow up the Twin Towers and the Pentagon with explosives disguised as faked hijacked planes? That is a plan so fraught with complexity and possible leaks and holes as to defy imagination.

And the faked moon landing people? Even those of us who don't trust the government on some things have to scratch our heads on that one. And again, why? Would space-race crazy Russia have just let us say we went,  and accept some lame films as proof? The technology to fake the moon shots did not even exist in the 1960's. Ironically, we put people on the moon with less advanced technology than we have in our phones and laptops today.

Maybe that is why people can't accept the mood landing. It seems utterly impossibe to do. So, like the various pyramids and other amazing things people have done, it is easier to fabricate complex sh!t than to try to understand the basic science behind how stuff actually works. We have to make up aliens or conspiracies instead.

If polio, smallpox and measles vaccines don't prevent the diseases, where have those diseases gone? And why do some diseases like polio still exist in places where people have less access to the vaccines? 
 
It is sad that something as horrible as polio may have to return before the vaccine deniers shut the eff up.
 
We have the internet, you don't even have to visit India or another poor country to see people scarred, twisted and crippled by diseases that we don't have anymore in the US. But I have been to places were babies die routinely from curable diseases because of lack of basic stuff like vaccines and sanitation.

It pisses me off to have rich, healthy people who will never be exposed to polio in the US--because everyone around them has been vaccinated to a level above where the disease can catch on-- refuse to give their kids the shots and bandy about crap like "vaccines don't work." Hell's bells, we are so dumb sometimes that I can't even stand it.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: 50 simple questions.....
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 07:31:51 PM »
The cover shows the questions:

The answers in red are what the book will say, those in blue are mine

WHAT ARE MIRACLES? Proof of God - Things dense people do not understand as being normal
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WHY ISN'T EVERYONE A CHRISTIAN? Some are Damned from birth - Because some people have critical thinking skills
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WILL THE END TIMES EVER END? Yes! Jesus is coming - Not whilst there is money to be made out of the idea
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IS FAITH A GOOD THING? It is the very best thing - No, it can't beat education and common sense
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HAVE YOU READ THE BIBLE? No, the Pastor tells what I need to know and I accept it uncritically - Yes
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IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A CHRISTIAN NATION? Yes, Only Christians can be American - No, see 2nd Amendment
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DOES THE COMPLEXITY OF LIFE REVEAL AN INTELLIGENT DESIGNER? Absolutely! + No, an intelligent designer would not have designed people who believed in Intelligent Design.
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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH EVOLUTION? Absolutely Everything! - Some people are dense and can't understand it
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WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER GODS? - They are false gods - Yes, that what I say, what about them?
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WHY DO PEOPLE GO TO HELL? - Because they don't accept Jesus - Where's hell?
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”

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Re: 50 simple questions.....
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 12:31:06 AM »
Scary to read the reviews that attack the author's other skeptical books. There are "9/11 was an inside job" people, "vaccines don't prevent disease and are a harmful scam" people, even "we never went to the moon" people.

What these conspiracy theorists never reveal is the big question: WHY? Why blow up the Twin Towers and the Pentagon with explosives disguised as faked hijacked planes? That is a plan so fraught with complexity and possible leaks and holes as to defy imagination.

Quick threadjack.  You might find this a bit funny:

(also one about Diana)


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Re: 50 simple questions.....
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 11:54:39 AM »
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