Message from Augustus in The Right Server #educational
__**The Negative Effects of Marijuana**__
**Causes long term cognitive damage**
**Causes depression and anxiety disorders**
**Reduces volume of various regions of the brain and negatively effects motivation and general function**
**Raises estrogen levels**
**Decreases testosterone and growth hormone**
**Causes psychotic disorders**
__**St. Thomas Aquinas' Five Proofs for the Existence of God**__
**The Argument from Motion:**
Our senses can perceive motion by seeing that things act on one another. Whatever moves is moved by something else. Consequently, there must be a First Mover that creates this chain reaction of motions. This is God. God sets all things in motion and gives them their potential.
**The Argument from Efficient Cause:**
Because nothing can cause itself, everything must have a cause or something that creates an effect on another thing. Without a first cause, there would be no others. Therefore, the First Cause is God.
**The Argument from Necessary Being:**
Because objects in the world come into existence and pass out of it, it is possible for those objects to exist or not exist at any particular time. However, nothing can come from nothing. This means something must exist at all times. This is God.
**The Argument from Gradation:**
There are different degrees of goodness in different things. Following the "Great Chain of Being," which states there is a gradual increase in complexity, created objects move from unformed inorganic matter to biologically complex organisms. Therefore, there must be a being of the highest form of good. This perfect being is God.
**The Argument from Design:**
All things have an order or arrangement that leads them to a particular goal. Because the order of the universe cannot be the result of chance, design and purpose must be at work. This implies divine intelligence on the part of the designer. This is God.
__**Proof that the uncaused cause must've been a personal being**__
**Originally posted by Azrael**
The uncaused cause must have willed to create, because if the cause had all the sufficient casual capacity/mechanisms (non sentient things have mechanical causality, like the gravity attaching the leaf to the earth) to create, for eternity, then the effects would be eternal as well (analogously, if the leaf existed forever, and the gravity was there forever, then the leaf would be eternally attached to the earth). However, the universe began to exist a finite past ago, therefore for the cause to be eternal and the universe to begin in time (be temporal), it requires for the cause to have freely chosen to bring the universe into existence.
__**Assorted information on technical analysis, forex, and swing trading**__
__**Life begins at fertilization**__
__**1985 study: Interracial marriages have higher counts of violence than intraracial marriages**__
__**Watching porn makes you unhappy**__
They are also less aroused by real sex and real women, and result in real women being negatively judged more on their body image
__**Statistics on Homosexuality**__
__**The Catastrophe of Public Education**__
__**35 GB's of PDF's on Computer Science/Computer engineering/Information Technology**__
__**The Ontological Proof's for the existence of God **__