Nhan Bui

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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
What makes YOUR belief the correct one?
What makes YOUR belief the correct one? For me a belief can't be correct. All beliefs are elusive and subjective. The only thing that is "correct" to us is something tangible like 1 plus 1 which we can all agree is 2, no argument. Plus depending on which angle are you approaching "belief," it means different things in different contexts. I'm thinking your referring to religious/spiritual belief. What is most reliable is what is most tangible.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence
I had no knowledge of who this man is or what his past was like when I watched this video. I judged this video on the content of the speech and to me the speech was good and is relevant for today's social change. I didn't even care to dig into who was delivering the speech. but i focused on the thoughts presented. And this is what TED is about. PEOPLE its the IDEA that matters here! You either take or leave it. This ad hominem judgment is established in the media to denounce ideas or to judge how good or bad a person's idea is. He said that to fix a problem you need to fix it at the root of the problem. This is truth and you can't override truth just because you disapprove of his background.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Atheism & theism
"Yes that's a way of thinking in religion , I asked about theism but what you said could be applied to theism , a childish way in my opinion by the way." A wise man once said that if you can't explain a concept or idea so that a little child can understand it then its not that great of an idea or you just don't get it. SO thanks, I'll take that as a compliment.I think there is confusion here. When I think of theism I think of a supernatural immortal being like a god or many other gods. "Do you think that theism by what it is can't use science for offering explanations as well as atheism?" Science is what disproves theism and it is also what shaken the foundation of theism. so no theism can't use science to offer explanations. That question is a contradiction in itself. "I mean there is that childish way of 'reasoning' in theism but it doesn't excludes the science , does it?" Yes in some way that is true to an extent. Both science and religion use one's intuition and imagination to get an idea or concept going. BUT science has something call experiments to prove its ideas or concepts. This is done over and over again until its ideas are considered facts. "do you put the equal sign between science and atheism?" Science is a tool. And those proven such as newtons laws and Einstein E= mc (squared) are concrete concepts. Atheism is just a terminology that identifies where you stand on a belief ( atheism or theism? ) so the answer is no, but I can say that their existence intertwines with each other. Science, which involves thinking rationally, came about because of one's skepticism for theism , the irrational. And without one's recognition of atheism, science would not have a stronghold in society.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Atheism & theism
Like I said before the reason theism exist is because people can't explain or grasp what is happening. I know some people who belief that the reason that a person is sick is because of karma. this reason is very famous int he Buddhist religion. If you do a bad deed then you will be inflicted with bad consequences. But for those that happen to dodge the "laws" of karma, they just get pushed aside. This is what happens with theism and with people that belief in it. IF the results are in their favor then Hurray! if not then they just push it aside. This goes the same with prayer. In the law if probability half the time you get what you ask for and have the time you don't. So theism is very inconstant and atheism can explain those inconsistencies through science. So for your last question can you elaborate on that more? As of right now I can take the question many ways.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Atheism & theism
Atheism has a concrete rationale for explaining why things are the way they are as oppose to theism because.... I will give you an example, the ancient Egyptians had a belief that each night Ra, the sun god, would meet up with Osirris, the god of the under world , and fight Apep, the serpentine god.The defeat of Apep and the meeting with Osirris ensured the Egyptians that as night falls, they will be promised with the rising of the sun, Ra, the next morning. This was how the ancients Egyptians made sense of the succession of night and day. Today we know that it has to do the the earth's rotation around the sun that creates this cycle. We understand this through tangible evidence and not myths. These stories were made up because it was the only way they could explain things with the limited data they had. With today's scientific community we are evolving beyond that phase of rationale.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Why does the diffusion of innovation take so long?
Martin, I live in the U.S and I can't agree more with Kuri. I will give you a quick example, the electric car came out decades ago in the U.S in California. But because it threaten the oil industries and many other establishments, the electric cars got retrieved and vanished for a while due to the huge sums of lobbying put in by the establishments ban the cars.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Creationism. Why? and thoughts..
Yes, I was taught about evolution. I took biology and the whole course centered itself on the understanding of evolution. I don;t know about how well i was taught considering public high schools in American aren't that organize in their teachings.
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Nhan Bui
Posted almost 3 years ago
Creationism. Why? and thoughts..
I'm a student and I wasn't taught creationism at my public school. I'm shock to hear that others still do though. Maybe they teach that in religion class if students go to a religious school that requires them to take religion? Hopefully, it's not taught in science class till this day!