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Date: 11/07/10 08:00 AM

68 Responses to Science is Beautiful. Science Saved My Soul.

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:03 am
    Link: Science is Beautiful. Science Saved My Soul. - A 13-Minute soliloquy about beautiful, wondrous Science. Damn science, why you so amazing?
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Wow... That was awesome.
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    Piepig Male 13-17
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:19 am
    That was really... In depth. Too early in the morning for me to watch this. x.x
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:21 am
    I kept looking for the Death Star or something interesting.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:21 am
    This was very pretty, I listened to him in its entirety
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    wtmac Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:27 am
    One of the better videos I`ve seen on here in a while.
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    Arvz Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
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    basherrr Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:45 am
    I`ve seen things you people wouldn`t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Good way to kick off a Sunday.
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    starshimmer Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:48 am
    loved it <3
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:48 am
    That was a wonderful representation of science and exactly what a true atheist should have his mind wrapped around.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:50 am
    They tell me God created me in His image. Then I must assume that his method of creation is something I can understand. Something I would do, myself. Because in a small way, I am Him. So when I think about how I would create "everything," and I come up with the laws of physics and chemistry and science, I *KNOW* that God used them to make His universe. I *KNOW* he planted a seed, created the rules about how it grow, and then stood back and watched the universe grow to what it is now. I *KNOW* he planted the seed of life, and then watched it become what we see today.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Really entertaining.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:52 am
    "That was a wonderful representation of science and exactly what a true atheist should have his mind wrapped around."

    None of the science he presented excludes the existence of God the Creator. It just explains what has happened since the creation. He even said that there still may be a creator.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:53 am
    "I`ve seen things you people wouldn`t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."

    -Roy Batty

    Great Quote
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:04 am
    ""That was a wonderful representation of science and exactly what a true atheist should have his mind wrapped around."

    None of the science he presented excludes the existence of God the Creator. It just explains what has happened since the creation. He even said that there still may be a creator."

    I know this dummy, I didn`t say that it did, and I didn`t say that he didn`t. Quit trying to argue your invalid points, asshat.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:07 am
    Can anyone tell which one of us here on this thread is the religious zealot on a crusade?

    I will give you a hint: It rhymes with "Rick_S"
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    obay Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:08 am
    lol too preachy
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:49 am
    woooow, this was amazing!!! bookmarked =)
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    Sarph Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Awesome.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 10:46 am
    @Rick S

    Here is your problem... You never bothered to question for a moment this concept: "They tell me God created me in His image."

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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 10:51 am
    That was beautiful.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Right on.
    I`m not a follower of organized religion, but I have strong faith and I do believe in God. Science saved my soul as well. As I said on a post from yesterday about evolution... I think that the feeling of connection with all other things in the universe, makes me feel infinitely huge and insignificant all at the same time. Everything and nothing. The past and the future. Completely in awe of the beauty of life. And this is the closest thing I`ve ever found to spiritual awakening... or has he put it, a `mind-gasm`.
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    twenty5 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 11:14 am
    @ splurbyburbl

    is it..... dick_says?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Im learning!
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    November 7, 2010 at 11:18 am
    "There might yet be a heaven, but it isn`t going to be perfect, and we`re going to have to build it ourselves"

    This is one of the best things IAB has ever posed.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 11:36 am
    i feel like everything i`ve ever thought about space and religion, was expressed perfectly through this video. simply Amazing.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    lame
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    BoringName Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    AMAZING
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    kylegritchie Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    IAB i love you for posting this....

    man alive it almost made me cry!!
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    redspade Male 13-17
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    November 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    dratin magnets
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    FromPortugal Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    very beautifull

    i´m religious and i liked this guy talking.

    very beautifull.

    dont be fanatic, embrace other ideas, open your minds, and be yourselfs, believe in God if you wish, or dont believe, but allways, allways, open your mind, expand your horizons.

    thanks for this post.

    its in my favourit list
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    OH SO FUNNY! Me, A religious Zealot? Hardly. I would consider myself more of an agnostic leaning towards atheist. I don`t question what "they" say about me being created in God`s image, as I don`t believe I am, but if I`m going start an argument against religion, it helps to start with their assumptions. Perhaps I could have done a better job of pointing that out.

    Also, splurbyburbl, I wasn`t making an argument for a specific point when I pointed that out. I was trying to point out that the concepts in this video aren`t just things atheists should wrap their heads around, but that religious people can wrap their heads around, too.
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    ihavenoidea Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Absolutely Perfect!! Best IAB post ever!!
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    November 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    redspade is the only one who understands this video.
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    lingh0e Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    This is up there with a lot of Sagan`s best monologues on the subject. I really appreciate people who can put such mind-boggling concepts into perspective like that.
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    Arandanos Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    HOY FÃœCKING $HIT. That was beautiful ;_;
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    EdiMesic Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    Awesome vid. Usually don`t take the time to watch something that`s +10 minutes long, but this
    has been worth every second.

    Definitely worth watching.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Rick S the fact is that we don`t have to confuse God with religion. God exist also without religion be sure. Religion is just a thing created by human mind and have really nothing to do with God. Science is not "created" by man is an istrument of our mind that involve our peculiar ability to observe, speculate, and to put in correlation real facts that happen around us. So yes, science don`t deny the presence of God,is the religion that in most of cases contrast what science say. Religion is just another kind of mass power created to govern our mind. God have really nothing to do with this poor and little "human" attribute. Who rule the mass need a placid mass, so what is better than "enslave" our free mind with superstition or promises or like in most of case religion do with fear of punishment?
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    Pooont Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    Loved it!
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    eh. not agaist it but its extremely push.
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    bingo5765 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    I love science, and I`m a Christian. Real Christians accept by faith, learn by patience, and question by nature. To deny our inquisitive nature is to deny our creation in it`s entirety.

    I hate how people with brilliant thoughts and wordplay such as this man bring their beautiful revelations down to such a short-sighted point as "Organized Religions are Bad".

    Also real Christianity never caused a war. It was the leaders who perverted it and led to war. It was also Christians who made the USA, and our leaders since who have perverted it into the cess pool it is today.

    At least we still have science in America, even if our aesthetic and spiritual sides are dying.
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    November 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    My mind is f*cked. not really, but this is a nice way to end my day.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    That video was epic on a scale I rarely encounter on the internet.

    I would say I find it funny that after watching this so many people post comments that polarize themselves as either for God or against, but it isn`t funny, it`s sad.

    I find it sad that for most people on either side of the argument they feel that they must preclude the other side. God or Science, can`t be both.

    This video wasn`t either side, if you really paid attention to what was being said. I really hope that someday people will realize that "God" is a name we use so we can comprehend and relate to the infinite that is the universe. You can call a truck a "lorry", "camion", "automobile". The name doesn`t change or really define what the object is, it`s merely a way for us to relate to it.

    To me God is Science, Science is God. Both are names for the infinite that is the universe.
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    Cruddup Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    I think as we gain knowledge, we have to adjust our viewpoints and the way we see how God created the universe. He is a God of science. Babies just don`t magically drop from the sky; they come to be through a natural, yet no less miraculous, process.

    I appreciate religion because in it`s pure, non-forceful form, it encourages us to live above our basest instincts.

    It`s a preachy comment, I know, but this video is preachy, too.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Science, my mistress. As much as I love my universe, I`m only going to get to see it for a second. And I revel in the glory of this brief moment in time.

    I am stardust, as are you. We have seconds. Fellows, grab life by the testicles and don`t let go.

    Pwn dat sh*t. I mean that.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Well said Kalimata.

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    mmdude Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Religion is the first attempt of the early primitive man to explain the world and ourselves. We don`t need those explanations anymore, the scientific method provides better ones. It`s not about science vs. religion, but good explanations vs. bad explanations. The belief in god without religion is just pointless, as god is part of the religious way to deal with stuff they don`t understand. Science deals with stuff we don`t understand by studying it more.
    When people accept stuff by the means of faith they need to reject evidence, proof and logical thinking, and this is the part that makes it incompatible with science, besides making people vulnerable to others who exploit and lie to them. Science does not try to kill god, just leave it as improbable and unnecessary, while also explaining why people do believe in gods. Science demands proof, faith rejects it, and scientists care passionately about the truth while most of your religious leaders...
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Holy crap!

    I think I found my soul mate. Seriously. When I first learned about science and the stars and evolution, it completely opened up my world.

    This guy -- damn, he completely said everything I always wanted to say. <3
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    I didn`t know this was about atheism -_-
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    @Kalimata- I agree with you fully. I think the trouble is that for many people, God and the organized religion to which they belong are inexorably linked. They can`t shake the feeling that turning their back on their church is the same as turning their back on God, because that`s what they`ve been told their entire life.

    I feel sorry for people who feel that way. If God is the name given to the force or sum of forces responsible for creating the Universe, then the best way- the ONLY way- to understand God is to understand the Universe. If God created the Universe, then God speaks to us in every growing thing, every river, every mountain, every speck of dust and every star. It is impossible to know God if you spend your days with your nose buried in an ancient text in order to understand creation- how can one understand Creation by refusing to really examine it, relying instead on a parable written by primitive people thousands of years ago?
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    This is the very reason I visit IAB.
    These small crowning moments of awesome that really make my week.

    Thank you IAB for another crowning moment of awesome.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    2:30 - "[the universe"> tastes like infinity"
    Actually, it tastes like raspberries.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    Sounds like an interesting video. Just to save time, could someone point out where exactly the video emphasizes the incompatibility between science and theism?
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    I`m going to sleep great tonight because of this.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 12:24 am
    If you wanna skip the poetry to the other bit, go to 5:00
    But honestly, this video... is.. amazing... the whole thing
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 4:04 am
    >Discobiscuit
    I cannot pinpoint it, because I didn`t pay attention to the time but had a similiar mental block at first. This hasn`t converted me to atheism or agnosticism, because what the clip questions is some of the consequences of human interpretation, implementation and politics of religions.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 4:23 am
    "I cannot pinpoint it, because I didn`t pay attention to the time but had a similiar mental block at first. This hasn`t converted me to atheism or agnosticism, because what the clip questions is some of the consequences of human interpretation, implementation and politics of religions."

    He is just being a good, objective and logical atheist by being thorough. Given the fact that absolutely nobody can either prove or disprove their being a God or Gods and that if there were a God it would be within God`s power to create all that we see. This, however, does not make him agnostic because he does not claim to speculate the thought much further than to leave it loosely `open` for a just-in-case, but highly unlikely scenario.

    I find it very much a better and more objective way of being an atheist is to let others be and act crazy.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 6:01 am
    Wow, breathtaking. I can thank Carl Sagan for providing me the light in the darkness and reason over superstition. I will always remember the moment I walked away from faith, more like ran. Better than any force fed anecdotes/allegories that religion has to offer.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    watch the whole thing. completely worth it.

    I have been able to see things on the ground due to starlight, but haven`t noticed from the milky way. going to definitely pay more attn now
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    DRSHOWERMAN Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    For all the excellent physics, the biology is atrocious, you really don`t need to remember to keep breathing...
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    msimmons Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    @tn11 It is very dim. You might just not be able to see it depending on your location. If you google around for seeing conditions you might be able to find whether or not it is possible in your location.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    @tn11-
    I think you`ve gotta be pretty far from ANY type of man-made light source, during a time when the moon is not visible for you to perceive illumination from the Milky Way. It`s been a while since I`ve been anywhere that you can even see the Milky Way in the sky. I love city life, but it sucks being able to see only the very brightest stars at night.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    Haha, he sounded like Iggy Izzard when he mimicked "Ah, you`ve just had a religious experience."
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Suicism... for you buddy
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    LilJackanape Female 60-69
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    November 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    i go to church every sunday, i get annoyed with it, my friend went to church for the first time n she loved it...
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    dielaughing Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    I have never loved science more than right now and I am so glad I am not religious.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    that was nice but needed more cowbell

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