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Research on Belief in God

07 Dec 2009 04:45

Hello Everybody !!

University of Oxford researchers are to spend $2 m. in a 3 year programme to determine why mankind believe in God. Faith in God is universal human impulse found in most cultures, though it has been waning in western Europe.
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07 Dec 2009 07:50

lovejenete wrote:Hello Everybody !!

University of Oxford researchers are to spend $2 m. in a 3 year programme to determine why mankind believe in God. Faith in God is universal human impulse found in most cultures, though it has been waning in western Europe.
Thanks.


Yet another Armstrong thread! Enough is enough already.
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07 Dec 2009 07:58

frenchfry wrote:Yet another Armstrong thread! Enough is enough already.


hahahahaha:D
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07 Dec 2009 08:01

Researchers will be using this piece of precision scientific equipment.

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07 Dec 2009 12:07

I sense bot at the head of the thread
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07 Dec 2009 16:05

The God Part Of The Brain and The God Gene are selling very well here in the US. I have not read either.
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07 Dec 2009 16:12

scribe wrote:I sense bot at the head of the thread


But The Bot Is Not Trying To Sell Anything - It Is Very Very Confusing :confused::confused: Well Bot Or No Bot - Is It True? Will That Much Money Be Spent On This??
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07 Dec 2009 16:19

I've really been back and forth on deleting this person's posts. They don't have any commerical content or link, so I can't do it for those reasons. On the other hand, they don't make a lot of sense, either.

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07 Dec 2009 16:46

Am I at the right forum? CYCLING NEWS right?
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07 Dec 2009 17:02

cyclegeek wrote:Am I at the right forum? CYCLING NEWS right?


no [color="White"]no no no no[/color]
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07 Dec 2009 17:44

Susan Westemeyer wrote:I've really been back and forth on deleting this person's posts. They don't have any commerical content or link, so I can't do it for those reasons. On the other hand, they don't make a lot of sense, either.

Susan


If you check the IP, you'll probably find they are located in India, etc. The only thing that I can figure is that they embed membership and posts into a forum, and then introduce keywords and links later to improve their google ranking.

Or it's just someone without a front lobe that likes to talk about mostly nothing. :D
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07 Dec 2009 17:54

lovejenete wrote:Hello Everybody !!

University of Oxford researchers are to spend $2 m. in a 3 year programme to determine why mankind believe in God. Faith in God is universal human impulse found in most cultures, though it has been waning in western Europe.
Thanks.


$2M! That's really cheap, a bargain if you ask me. A majority of the world particle physicists are looking for the so-called "God particle" (at least that's what Leon Lederman chose to name it in a best?-seller book) in multi-billion $ machines such as the Tevatron and the LHC.

This God particle, also named Higgs particle, was first proposed by Englert and Brout and wikipedia can tell you more about it. (Higgs, Englert and Brout are physicists)

God is a much shorter name that a trinity of names like Englert-Brout-Higgs and also more economical than father-son-holy spirit.

So, in a few years we will know if the God particle exists, if it is unique or a composite of several entities, or maybe does not exist at all, in which case Leon Lederman will no doubt want to replace it with an atheist particle of sorts.

If you read this far you have only yourself to blame.
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07 Dec 2009 18:13

Well they spend money researching other forms of mental illnesses why should this field be any different. Maybe they will develop a new medication to cure this form of delusion.
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07 Dec 2009 18:30

As Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) put it:"Man is the Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion..... several of them."
- "The Lowest Animal," 1897
Of course he also said "Oh, this infernal Human Race! I wish I had it in the Ark again--with an auger!" , so he may have just be bitter!
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07 Dec 2009 19:20

Le breton wrote:$2M! That's really cheap, a bargain if you ask me. A majority of the world particle physicists are looking for the so-called "God particle" (at least that's what Leon Lederman chose to name it in a best?-seller book) in multi-billion $ machines such as the Tevatron and the LHC.

This God particle, also named Higgs particle, was first proposed by Englert and Brout and wikipedia can tell you more about it. (Higgs, Englert and Brout are physicists)

God is a much shorter name that a trinity of names like Englert-Brout-Higgs and also more economical than father-son-holy spirit.

So, in a few years we will know if the God particle exists, if it is unique or a composite of several entities, or maybe does not exist at all, in which case Leon Lederman will no doubt want to replace it with an atheist particle of sorts.

If you read this far you have only yourself to blame.


:o:o:o:o .
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07 Dec 2009 22:30

fatandfast wrote:The God Part Of The Brain and The God Gene are selling very well here in the US. I have not read either.


I don't think you have to . . . That's the point!
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08 Dec 2009 05:52

We should continue the gay enigma topic here as it was shut down by Susan:mad:
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08 Dec 2009 06:03

auscyclefan94 wrote:We should continue the gay enigma topic here as it was shut down by Susan:mad:


Do you really thing that is such a good idea?

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08 Dec 2009 06:08

Susan Westemeyer wrote:Do you really thing that is such a good idea?

Susan


Susan, I was being sarcastic, when i saw that in the forum i first laughed my head off and secondly thought how stupid would someone be to start a thread up about that stuff. It was a joke. Don't get your knickers in a not.
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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08 Dec 2009 07:30

auscyclefan94 wrote:Susan, I was being sarcastic, when i saw that in the forum i first laughed my head off and secondly thought how stupid would someone be to start a thread up about that stuff. It was a joke. Don't get your knickers in a not.


No problem, I don't take things here that seriously.

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