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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/10/26(Wed)10:01 No. 3905 ID: 4c1a8e [Reply] Stickied

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For growing and shit or whatever I present to you:


Put in whatever resources that fit in here, whether it's from wikipedia, youtube, some university, or where ever. Just remember to keep it within the board's guidelines and rules.
Use it or lose it, faggots.

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Fun funforyou 15/12/28(Mon)03:05 No. 12383 ID: 537707


Anonymous ## Mod ## 12/02/02(Thu)05:26 No. 5920 ID: 4fb7fa [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied

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This thread is for discussion of the validity of religion(s) and arguments for and against the existence of god/gods.

Any other new posts about this subject will be deleted, or locked and referred to this one.

New threads about religious concepts that play inside their own ruleset are allowed, and we kindly ask that you refrain from turning those well meaning threads into arguments about religion as a whole.

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goof 17/05/15(Mon)02:51 No. 12931 ID: 650b92

circular logic much?

READ THIS BEFORE POSTING YOU PILE OF FAGGOTS Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/09/09(Fri)04:51 No. 2371 ID: 175f07 [Reply] Locked Stickied

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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/12/04(Sun)05:06 No. 4980 ID: 4c1a8e

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Anonymous 16/03/09(Wed)08:23 No. 12458 ID: 3ee603 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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Did Darwin answer the question of what the meaning of life is?

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Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)14:36 No. 12943 ID: ca3ad7

You obviously haven't read anything. You just listen to what other people tell you to think. Science is empirical: anyone can go outside and test it for themselves and the reality will bear itself out.

But you would rather sit inside with your curtains drawn, sitting in a pile of your own shit and garbage, clutching your ancient book of bullshit, believing with smug satisfaction that you're already correct.

Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)20:40 No. 12946 ID: eb915c


Time to put on your hat and tip it, my neckbeard friend. Why not watch some anime and play some video games while you're at it?

Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)21:52 No. 12947 ID: 7cf7bd

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>"While great apes typically have two or three separate and diverging roots, the roots of "Graecopithecus" converge and are partially fused - a feature that is characteristic of modern humans, early humans and several pre-humans including"Ardipithecus" and "Australopithecus""

The Taung child is a so called "Australopithecus" and it's not human at all. Yet another dead ape they claim is human. It's funny how they grasp at straws.

Anonymous 16/12/24(Sat)23:39 No. 12763 ID: 0f36a6 [Reply]

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Why are atheists so obsessed with aliens and other conspiracy theories? There is literally no credible evidence for their existence. Is it because they are immature manchildren?


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Anonymous 17/05/22(Mon)22:30 No. 12939 ID: eb915c

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>Obasi Shaw’s thesis is an exploration of rap’s meaning
>It is the first rap album ever submitted as a senior thesis in the English Department

Judging by the quality of universities nowadays you'll soon be able to have a Master's degree in "Extraterrestrial studies", lol.

Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)14:37 No. 12944 ID: ca3ad7

Aren't God and angels and the like, not being of Earth, technically aliens?

Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)20:38 No. 12945 ID: eb915c


Wow! A fedora lord conflating theology and science fiction! Never heard of that one before.


You might as well read Warhammer 40K lore, lmao.

Anarchy Anonymous 15/12/07(Mon)20:42 No. 12357 ID: ab0906 [Reply]

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What are the reasons that prove the impossibility of an anarchy in every country of the world ?
Is it really because of the human fagottry ? By this I mean the eternal abuses of power, stuff like that. Are there other reasons to think anarchy isn't realizable anywhere else than in our brains and sayings ?

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Anonymous 16/05/22(Sun)19:13 No. 12572 ID: 3811dd

The only way anyone could formally establish an anarchist (insert anarchist unit of polity here) would be to simultaneously abolish all other governments with any interest in the territory, because they'd be defenseless (no nation, no army) and they'd be overrun (no government, no negotiations).

Now if you want to have some autonomy, and live in your hippie commune and worship satan with minimal government interference, we can talk about that. Anarchy is a fantasy born from our ancestral memories of pre-civilization, grow up.

Anonymous 17/05/23(Tue)01:24 No. 12941 ID: 32c8ba

Anarchy is 5% more practical than the philosophy you support

Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)14:33 No. 12942 ID: ca3ad7

It's been proven that primates (including humans) cannot form a social bond with more than a small number of other individuals; with humans it's around 250 people. A small commune can live in anarchy via mutualism, but an entire country of millions will immediately fracture into gangs once any centralized government is deposed. These gangs will ruthlessly steal from, slaughter, and recruit from the rest of the population, until one of them gains enough power to form a new government.

Survey anonymous 16/04/25(Mon)18:29 No. 12516 ID: 0016ca [Reply]

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On a scale of one to ten, how much do you believe in higher intelligence?
Higher intelligence can be God/Allah, or even aliens.

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Anonymous 17/04/23(Sun)21:12 No. 12910 ID: 4dadc4


Think about it this way: even if there are no gods and no aliens, the universe itself is an infinitely recursive system of life. The cycle of life, as we know it on Earth, is a subset of a much larger system--but like any fractal pattern, also a template of the larger whole.

From single-celled organisms swimming in puddles to human migrations out of Africa, the whole of life on earth functions as a single unit--the actions of every living thing affect the planet, just as the mechanics of every cell in your body affect you.

To demonstrate how interconnected, and how similar, the systems of our bodies, the cycle of life on Earth, and the universe itself are, consider how the most minor of nodes in each system can affect the whole. One damaged cell won't kill you--unless it becomes cancer. One mutated microbe won't change anything--unless it becomes a plague. One stray asteroid doesn't make a difference, unless it deposits essential organic compounds on the right planet.

Our planet itself is a lifeform just as we are. As life has evolved on it, the planet has changed dramatically--the planet itself is going through a life cycle. Our oxygen-rich atmosphere is sustained by plantlife and the atmosphere in turn keeps the planet warm and life-sustaining.
As for the celestial cycle of life, we are aware of some facts: stars have a life cycle, and one day the sun will burn out and likely explode; galaxies spin on the axis of a massive black hole which will one day consume them; galactic clusters are held together in a lattice formation that extends far beyond our capacity to observe and the universe itself is expanding--just as any vital organism does.

The universe moves, grows, recycles waste, and may even one day die.

There is a higher intelligence, we are part of it.

Anonymous 17/05/03(Wed)02:20 No. 12918 ID: 188690

No. I don't. Obviously as someone with legs and thumbs there is nothing in the infinite universe that is slightly smarter.

Anonymous 17/05/15(Mon)03:10 No. 12932 ID: 489598

I don't agree with everything that you said, but that was beautiful

philosophy/theology goof 17/05/14(Sun)10:26 No. 12930 ID: 650b92 [Reply]

What's your fav sub category/study of philosophy and where do you discuss it?

How to become enlightened Anonymous 17/05/06(Sat)19:39 No. 12920 ID: 3bfe96 [Reply]

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How do i enlighten myself? i have only recently gotten into philosophy & such and i feel like im only seeing 1mm of the iceberg of knowledge.
how do i smart myself up ??

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Anonymous 17/05/07(Sun)00:12 No. 12921 ID: ac4fea

Read Sophie's World. It's a fairly good introduction to philosophy and it's history.
It's a novel about a girl learning about philosophy from some mysterious guy.

Free Will Anonymous 16/12/23(Fri)13:13 No. 12759 ID: 4da869 [Reply]

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You have 10 seconds to prove why this guy isn't 100% correct.

Pro tip: you can't.


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Anonymous 17/04/25(Tue)05:47 No. 12913 ID: fe9887

Get your filthy cursor of this black space you disgusting, nosy creep.

Some may have deterministically tested their free will by "learning their lesson" the first time. Others, who saw the shorter one first, were still curious and couldn't resist.

Americium 17/04/27(Thu)00:03 No. 12915 ID: ed8b6e

The question of whether or not humans have free will is equivalent to the question of whether or not a computer can know if an arbitrary program will halt.
It's undecidable.


Anonymous 17/05/03(Wed)02:19 No. 12917 ID: 188690

He posts to a Youtube channel

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