brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Parse Tree parsetree at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 20 00:24:22 EST 2002


"blujuju" <blujuju at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote in message
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> :
> : "blujuju" <blujuju at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> : news:aj65ot$19270b$1 at ID-152937.news.dfncis.de...
> : >
> : > "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote in message
> : > news:Qqw59.14153$eb.1377336 at news2.west.cox.net...
> : > : "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1Fg49.186
> : > : > > The problem with the credibility of Gallup's polls isn't the
> : > statistical
> : > : > > error or the subject matter they poll people on--it's with their
> OWN
> : > : > > internal jewish bias.  And one of the WORST examples of their
bias
> : is
> : > : > their
> : > : > > abortion polls http://christianparty.net/gallupabortion.htm
> : > : >
> : > : > I wouldn't know about these things.  The majority of Canadians are
> in
> : > : favour
> : > : > of equal rights for same sex marriages.  Actually, I believe more
> : people
> : > : are
> : > : > in support of homosexuality than Atheism, which is truly
disturbing.
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : > :
> : > : I suspect this is just another parsetree-ism, since you didn't even
> : bother
> : > : to try to cite your source.
> : > :
> : > : So let's break this down into understandable pieces.  There are 1.9
> : > million
> : > : atheists in North America, which means that atheists are less than
> 0.7%
> : of
> : > : the population http://christianparty.net/christianpopulation.htm
> : >
> : > Let's just check some different sources for kicks, 'k?
> : > http://www.atheists.org/flash.line/atheist4.htm says nearly 30 million
> : > Americans are atheist.
> : > http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_prac2.htm says 77% claim
Christian
> : > status. 33% other.
> : >
http://www.brook.edu/dybdocroot/press/REVIEW/winter2002/easterbrook.htm
> : says
> : > 89% are religious, of various flavors. The above also says that Muslim
> is
> : > the fastest growing religion in America. Better watch out, eh?
> : > http://www.positiveatheism.org/mail/eml8797.htm says 8% of Americans
are
> : > atheist.
> : > http://www.positiveatheism.org/crt/cliffcuny.htm same site, different
> : > article states 17%
> : >
> : > Getting the drift here, John?
> : > I have more sites/sources if you care to see them.
> : >
> : > blu
> : >
> :
> :
> : So tell us, blu.  When an advocacy organization like American Atheists
> : counts people who specify "no religion" as atheists and comes up with
> : "nearly 30 million atheists"  or 10% of the population, do you believe
> them,
> : or do you believe the Encyclopedia Britannica's claim that less than 1%
> are
> : atheists may be more credible?
> http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001484.html
> :
> : YOU tell US what you "think" it is:  less than 1%, or 10%?
> :
> : I mean, by their definition of "atheist", Thomas Jefferson was an
atheist,
> : even though he wrote in his own hand "I am a real Christian".
> : http://christianparty.net/tj.htm
> :
> : Which do you think it is, blu?  Are men like Thomas Jefferson who didn't
> : blong to an organized church all "atheists", as American Atheist
> claims--or
> : do you believe the DIRECT word from a Christian like Mr. Jefferson
> himself?
>
> I think, John, that you've totally missed my point. Did you happen to
notice
> that /every/ page cited a different statistic? Every one of them, John.
That
> one site had two different ones, for Pete's sake. I thought that would be
> the dead give-away at what I was trying to point out to you.
>
> You give that christianparty.net site constant hommage for your source
> material. Perhaps they're a little biased? As is the american atheist
site?
> As are /all/ of them? You betcha.
>
> Here's where I'm going to pull out that ol' buggaboo, *thinking*, again,
> John. You, in your religious fever, didn't pay attention to the data
> supplied.. you just set out to debunk it. You didn't see the tree for the
> forest. I'll bet you blindly accepted christianparty.net's statistic, and
> probably didn't even read my comments on the links supplied. If so, that
was
> your mistake, John. I gave you the answer.. I just didn't lable it as
such.
>
> To spell it out plainly for you, John, *think* for yourself.
>
> To answer your questions, I don't believe /any/ of them. They've all got
an
> agenda.
> I think the actual percentage (of atheists in the US) is somewhere around
> 10%. Based on personal experience only.
> I'm well aware that Thomas Jefferson wasn't an atheist. Why the red
herring?

Really?  For Canada I'd say the number is more like 80-90%.  I find that
many people are in a state of denial/self-loathing.





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