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    Thread: Speed of light in Vedas...can you prove it wrong??
Post: RE: Speed of light in Vedas...can you prove it wro...

Aryaveer: let me narrate you a simple event that would have happened to a lot of people. Had a maths test, kind of complicated question (something that required a page worth of calculation) and I wrot...
Kanad Kanhere Pseudoscience & Superstition 59 95,965 28-Apr-2017, 11:40 PM
    Thread: Understanding causation in social/cultural contexts
Post: RE: Understanding causation in social/cultural con...

Another objection, that I often come across, is around localization of causality to individuals, even when the causal ownership is attributed to a system. For e.g. I had a discussion with one of my f...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 11 13,204 18-Jan-2016, 10:54 AM
    Thread: Understanding causation in social/cultural contexts
Post: Understanding causation in social/cultural context...

Often in conversations, when its pointed out that so and so is caused by culture or some social systems, some typical objections come up. I would like to dedicate this thread to counter these standard...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 11 13,204 18-Jan-2016, 10:52 AM
    Thread: Swati
Post: RE: Swati

(23-Apr-2013, 05:29 PM)SwatiNair Wrote: Hello. I'm new to the forum and to Nirmukta in general. I moderate the Bangalore FreeThinkers group on Facebook. I'm an atheist, feminist, and humanist. Whe...
Kanad Kanhere Introductions 6 7,968 22-Oct-2015, 07:17 PM
    Thread: Building a FAQ on Affirmative Action
Post: RE: Building a FAQ on Affirmative Action

Nispat, I pretty much agree with most of your points. Some comments on a few.. (15-Apr-2012, 11:55 PM)nispat Wrote: Reservation is a byproduct of discrimination. And it is going to continue till th...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 46 54,909 03-Nov-2014, 07:03 PM
    Thread: Arguing with Theists
Post: Arguing with Theists

Recently saw the NDTV debate Science, magic or miracles The debate didn't have any new or good arguments from theists. So there is not much to discuss on that front. But I would like to discuss about...
Kanad Kanhere Promoting Freethought 1 10,344 24-Aug-2014, 10:31 AM
    Thread: Stand on pro-* verses anti-*
Post: RE: Stand on pro-* verses anti-*

(28-Nov-2013, 04:19 PM)mohit Wrote: Thanks for the response guys. First let me address the stink in my post Quote:your complete post stinks of not-so-genuine interest in understanding things and ul...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 14 16,752 29-Jul-2014, 02:50 PM
    Thread: Analysis of the youtube video "A Matter Of Gravity - John Lennox"
Post: Analysis of the youtube video "A Matter Of Gravity...

This thread is to explain away some of the doubts/arguments raised by John Lennox in this video Some attempts from my side as below 1. John Lennox dwells a lot on the objection that "Stephen Hawking ...
Kanad Kanhere Atheism & Agnosticism 0 4,540 26-Jul-2014, 04:55 PM
    Thread: Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and God
Post: RE: Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and God

After attending the intro course to Logic on coursera, I got a vague idea of Godel's incompleteness theorem and would like to share my understanding here. Quote:First incompleteness theorem: Any effe...
Kanad Kanhere Natural Sciences & Mathematics 27 42,987 25-Jul-2014, 07:57 PM
    Thread: Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and God
Post: RE: Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and God

(18-Sep-2011, 09:49 PM)Alan DSouza Wrote: (01-Oct-2010, 09:00 PM)Lije Wrote: Godel's theorem states that "In any sufficiently powerful logical system statements can be formulated which can neither...
Kanad Kanhere Natural Sciences & Mathematics 27 42,987 25-Jul-2014, 07:38 PM
    Thread: an issue with fairness
Post: RE: an issue with fairness

(18-Apr-2014, 07:44 AM)milindsmart Wrote: I would like to know what the underlying issues are, and how we can go about being fairer in this respect. Firstly by understanding what "fairer" even mean...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 3 9,000 26-Apr-2014, 06:19 AM
    Thread: What do we mean by "know"
Post: What do we mean by "know"

Often in discussions theist-vs-atheist discussions comes a point where a theist claims "our ancestors knew about atoms" and stuff like that. Or there are threads like speed of light in vedas which imp...
Kanad Kanhere Promoting Freethought 0 3,638 21-Mar-2014, 09:42 PM
    Thread: What do we mean by "know"
Post: What do we mean by "know"

Often in discussions theist-vs-atheist discussions comes a point where a theist claims "our ancestors knew about atoms" and stuff like that. Or there are threads like speed of light in vedas which imp...
Kanad Kanhere Promoting Freethought 0 3,638 21-Mar-2014, 02:00 AM
    Thread: Understanding people's behavior in different cultures
Post: Understanding people's behavior in different cultu...

Archiving from PMs Kanad Wrote:If US serials reflect US culture, then I have a strange observation. The serials that I have seen are Wonder Years, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, How I met your mothe...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 1 7,394 03-Mar-2014, 12:04 AM
    Thread: moderation open thread
Post: RE: moderation open thread

(30-Nov-2013, 10:16 AM)Why Wrote: Well is there a way for Troy to be reinstated if he agrees not to post such sexist posts? If he understands what was wrong with his post, and hence confirms not to...
Kanad Kanhere Announcements 162 138,961 01-Dec-2013, 07:19 PM
    Thread: moderation open thread
Post: RE: moderation open thread

(30-Nov-2013, 02:18 PM)dsouzatroy Wrote: Hey Sri Kanth & Kanad....Tnx for counting me in & I'm glad you guys like my other posts....:)) I construed the joke in very different light....albiet...
Kanad Kanhere Announcements 162 138,961 01-Dec-2013, 07:19 PM
    Thread: moderation open thread
Post: RE: moderation open thread

(30-Nov-2013, 11:07 PM)dsouzatroy Wrote: I can do it.... But I can't access the IADC page to send the join request...I get an error msg "Sorry, this page isn't available." Can you try again? I have...
Kanad Kanhere Announcements 162 138,961 01-Dec-2013, 07:18 PM
    Thread: moderation open thread
Post: RE: moderation open thread

(30-Nov-2013, 04:10 AM)Why Wrote: Hello, This is a formal enquiry about banning Troy DSouza from the Indian Atheist Debate Corner(IADC) in FB. I am not even sure if he is banned (Since I do not see...
Kanad Kanhere Announcements 162 138,961 30-Nov-2013, 10:39 AM
    Thread: Stand on pro-* verses anti-*
Post: RE: Stand on pro-* verses anti-*

(28-Nov-2013, 07:39 AM)mohit Wrote: And here's my response - marked with the same numbers as opening - 1. This doesn't answer my question. What you describe is a case of trolling with equalist's o...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 14 16,752 29-Nov-2013, 06:48 AM
    Thread: Stand on pro-* verses anti-*
Post: RE: Stand on pro-* verses anti-*

(28-Nov-2013, 07:39 AM)mohit Wrote: And here's my response - marked with the same numbers as opening - 1. This doesn't answer my question. What you describe is a case of trolling with equalist's o...
Kanad Kanhere Secular Humanism 14 16,752 28-Nov-2013, 10:00 PM