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(Guardian)   Peter Higgs thinks Richard Dawkins is full of boson   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2012-12-27 10:30:06 AM  
3 votes:
Dawkins is all:
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Taking the Ferrari unbelievers out for a spin.

Higgs is all:

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2012-12-27 09:52:19 AM  
3 votes:
Richard Dawkins showed them the way, but it was his "beautiful wife", Mrs. Garrison, who showed how one must be a dick to people they don't agree with.
2012-12-27 08:17:56 AM  
3 votes:
Survey says?
2012-12-27 03:24:46 PM  
2 votes:

I drunk what: I see Ishkur is in the thread and will probably hang around and badger people. I've prepared a disclaimer for these occasions:

If I were a troll and I saw that someone had pre-prepared a two page manifesto denouncing and analyzing my trolling on the off chance that they encountered a thread that I was in, I'd cum in my farking pants.
2012-12-27 02:29:30 PM  
2 votes:

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

Do you know why they call it Atheism?

Because when you see it you turn 360 degrees and walk the other way.
2012-12-27 11:47:17 AM  
2 votes:
Well, of course he's full of boson.  That's why he's affected by the same field that...Don't blame me, I worship the sun and pray to Joe Pesci.
2012-12-28 06:04:53 PM  
1 vote:

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

The amusing part is where an almost endless supply of Schoolboy Atheists will launch into ever-decreasing circles of denial, and exercises of semantics worthy of any medieval theologian.

Conversely, religion is atheism. So you're admitting you're an atheist.

Am I doing it right? ;)
2012-12-27 09:23:53 PM  
1 vote:

Uncle Tractor: cegorach: Came here to see 'Atheists' displaying an utter lack of understanding of how the scientific method works

For instance ...?

and engaging in hilariously hypocritical irrational justifications of their belief systems, leaving satisfied.

"Atheism is a religion?" Please.

And yes, Dawkins is a douchebag channeling his personal issues into ideological fodder.

People keep claiming that Dawkins is militant, aggressive, or in your case, a douchebag. Never really seen any justification of this. Must be one of those truisms that Fox keep repeating over and over until their viewers believe them. His personal issues is being fed up with all the bullshiat that comes with religion.

That must mean that your militant douchiness is near indistinguishable from Dawkin's militant douchiness, relatively speaking, and moving along the same vector, duckily speaking.
2012-12-27 09:19:13 PM  
1 vote:
Why is Dawkins such a dick? He probably had an experience something like mine when as an undergrad, astounded daily by what I was learning in biology and specifically in evolution class, was set upon by fundamentalists when I brought some books to work one evening. I was preparing a report on the role of reproductive efficiency as the driving force behind the extinction of marsupials by mammals. Once spotted I was targeted for conversion by some of the dimmest humans I have ever encountered.

Across the street from the hospital where I worked was the North Central Bible College, on whose campus around the same time Jim Baker met Tammy Faye LaValley, for which we can all give thanks.

The alarm was sounded, and a phalanx of bible thumpers was dispatched.

Hoardes of nitwit country kids took it upon themselves to save my soul, and, happily, failed. Ever since I have nurtured a revulsion at the tactics of the mouth breathing class of American christer.

I will forever be a dick to them, they deserve no less.
2012-12-27 08:31:35 PM  
1 vote:
I try to avoid mocking religious people, but I freely and openly indulge in mocking absurd religious beliefs. Merely believing that one or more gods exist doesn't qualify as absurd for me - that's reserved for physical or metaphysical nonsense, such as "the earth is 6000 years old", or "a ritual transforms the 'substance' of bread and wine into the flesh and blood of an incarnate deity, where 'substance' is defined as something completely intangible".

Unfortunately for everyone involved, the distinction between mocking a belief and mocking the people who hold that belief is typically lost on the people holding the belief, since those people have made that belief part of their personal identity. So being scrupulous about that distinction does nothing but foster a personal sense of self-righteousness, really.

I do it anyway, because c'mon - transsubstantion? Really?
2012-12-27 05:23:34 PM  
1 vote:

douchebag/hater: Richard Dawkins = Westboro Baptist Church.

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2012-12-27 03:36:39 PM  
1 vote:

I drunk what: interesting, and how would you feel if you weren't a troll?

Same as I always feel: ambivalent and slightly depressed.
2012-12-27 03:19:09 PM  
1 vote:

I drunk what: I see Ishkur is in the thread and will probably hang around and badger people. I've prepared a disclaimer for these occasions: Words

Jesus dude. He must have done a number on you. And apparently it's still working.
2012-12-27 03:18:15 PM  
1 vote:

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

Still farking that chicken eh
2012-12-27 03:12:35 PM  
1 vote:

Savian: Ishkur: Slaxl: Science and religion are not incompatible

They're not even comparable. Religion is a body of beliefs. Science is a process for understanding the natural world. One is a thing, the other is an activity>. It would be like comparing apples to eating.

Religion just doesn't like it when Science investigates its assertions, but that's hardly Science's fault. Science investigates everything -- that's what it does. It is not dogma, it is a methodology.

Science is a noun, not a verb.

You should drop by Los Alamos sometime. We science everything around here. We science the hell out of it.
2012-12-27 03:12:27 PM  
1 vote:

radarlove: While my initial post may have been intentionally and trollishly vague, I assure you that assholishness was completely my point. The fact of the matter is that that is ALL that you people EVER argue about, regardless of the topic. Religion, vegetarianism, the fiscal cliff, gun control, dog ownership, food allergies, circumcision- it doesn't matter. Every single argument any of you people get into can be boiled down to who you think is the bigger asshole. In this particular argument it isn't about Dawkins vs Higgs (and why would you think that I would believe Peter Higgs to be religious, especially considering the content of TFA?), but rather the religious (including Atheists) vs. the non-religious (including theists).

And guess what? Same as always, they're both equally assholish. Every single one of us is an asshole of equal proportion and gape, including you and I.

Arguing over who is the bigger one in any situation is not only the height of idiocy, but the height of blind childishness.

But you're right, I should just bow out of the thread and not engage in what is surely to become an argument.

I'm okay with being honest with myself and admitting that I'm an asshole- but I'm not okay with making myself a farking idiot.

If people didn't argue endlessly over things that cannot be definitively settled, Fark would probably cease to exist.
2012-12-27 02:56:07 PM  
1 vote:
ObscureNameHereNot being a 'loud athiest', I am often curious what the ideal citizen is to a Loud Athiest

It's someone who can spell atheist, for one.
2012-12-27 02:47:04 PM  
1 vote:

SkunkWerks: Do you know why they call it Atheism?

Because when you see it you turn 360 degrees and walk the other way.

Did you mean 180 degrees? Or was there some humour there that I missed?
2012-12-27 02:31:58 PM  
1 vote:

What_do_you_want_now: letrole: Atheism is a Religion.


And that's terrible!
2012-12-27 02:16:27 PM  
1 vote:
I'm amazed that you people are still arguing with each other over something that can never be either proven nor dis-proven by either side.

You're all a bunch of farking idiots.
2012-12-27 11:52:19 AM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: He's easily done as much to hurt atheism as he has done to help it.

Why should we worry about hurting the image of Atheism? When does theistic asshattery ever cause them to take pause?
2012-12-27 10:39:21 AM  
1 vote:
Dawkins is an asshole. No matter what he professes or teaches, bottom line is that he is a dick about it. He's easily done as much to hurt atheism as he has done to help it.
2012-12-27 10:26:38 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "  Dawkins in a way is almost a fundamentalist himself, of another kind. "

Winner, winner, chicken dinner....and a Nobel Prize.

Dawkins is out of control but he was entertaining on Family Feud and Hogan's Heroes.
2012-12-27 08:56:18 AM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: The funny thing is in the religion debate Peter Higgs is going to get extra weight added to his views because the 'god' particle was his and discovered, which can easily be manipulated by journalists who misrepresent science to suggest he has proof of god.

Yet Hawking was right about black holes and Hawking radiation. And black holes will eventually gobble up everything, including Higg's boson. So inevitably, Hawking wins.
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