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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller 7 minutes ago

Not quite as severe a shift here in Cleveland, Randall, but much the same kind of change.  We've been in the 50s and 60s and yesterday in the 70s (!!!) up until this morning.  Right now (9:23 EST) it is 45°F and not supposed to get any warmer, with a projected low tonight of 17!

Oh, but climate change is a hoax from the Chinese, right?  Uh-huh, SUUUUUUUUUUURE it is...

Comment by Randall Smith 32 minutes ago

Hey, where is everybody?

After 8 straight days of above 60 degrees temps, the bottom fell out: now 25 and an inch of snow. And 25mph winds. Winter ain't over yet!

I filled the wood burner this morning, but the fan wouldn't come on. The furnace got really hot which scared me. I had my regular propane furnace serviced last Tuesday (which works fine). I wondered what the technician did to screw things up. I opened the panel and discovered a loose wire that connects the wood burner to the furnace blower. Whew, problem solved.

In other good news, I called my internet provider, Century Link, about lowering my bill. And, surprise surprise, they could and did. I'll save $24/mo and get more mbs. Yippee yahoo. That'll pay for the extra money I had to spend getting HD TV from DISH (which, by the way, is fixed with no frozen pink screen anymore).

That's all. Thanks for tuning in.

Comment by Chris on Tuesday

Loren, 

The online live link isn't important. What's important is many participated in the Copley Square "Stand Up for Science Rally." and it was  reported by numerous news organizations.

Comment by Loren Miller on Sunday

Sorry about that, Chris.  It worked fine for me for a bit, then started stalling before the event ended.  I saw a note on the end screen which referred to making the video available on climatetruth.org.  You might have a look there.

Comment by Chris on Sunday

 I tried connecting and all I get  is a stalled picture of the event with red blue circles moving across the front of the image..

Second look now the circles aren't there and the image is stalled.

Perhaps more participants are attempting to view this then their bandwith allows.

Comment by Loren Miller on Sunday

Stand Up for Science is holding a rally RIGHT NOW at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts.  It is being live-streamed HERE.  Please give a look!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 19, 2017 at 12:51am

@Chris, I enjoy the report about the discovery of a new underwater continent, "Zealandia". Piecing together bits of information from rocks and fossils requires skill and training as well as growing complexity of technology for dating formations. What was once Gondwana, broke apart and centimeter creeping drifted across oceans. Reconstructing that drift is a tremendous job. Little clues pop up, unexpectedly, other clues exist in plain sight until recognized as part of the story. 

Thanks, Chris for sharing this story of the emerging piece of evidence. It is an ongoing detective story that captures my interests. 

Comment by Chris on February 19, 2017 at 12:00am

Researchers discover new underwater continent, 'Zealandia'

Another week, another newly discovered continent.
Researchers determined a piece of land just east of Australia qualifies as a continent called, "Zealandia." The news comes days after scientists unearthed evidence of an ancient lost continent, "Mauritia."
The boot-shaped region, about the size of greater India, contains New Zealand and New Caledonia, an island to the north. Most of Zealandia, about 94% of it, is submerged underwater, according to the findings published earlier this week by The Geological Society of America.
A team of New Zealand-based researchers made the discovery, which they described as a "gradual realization" based on reassessing years of data. The researchers tested Zealandia's attributes against four characteristics common to continents. They concluded Zealandia "is not a collection of partly submerged continental fragments" but rather, is a "coherent" continent.
More: Forget Atlantis: 'Lost continent' found under Mauritius
The discovery is significant not only because it's evidence of a new continent, but it will allow scientists to delve further into the break-up of the continental crust. Zealandia was once part of the supercontinent Gondwana, before separating in the Late Cretaceous period.
The research stated "Zealandia illustrates that the large and the obvious in natural science can be overlooked."
Another week, another newly discovered continent.
Researchers determined a piece of land just east of Australia qualifies as a continent called, "Zealandia." The news comes days after scientists unearthed evidence of an ancient lost continent, "Mauritia."
The boot-shaped region, about the size of greater India, contains New Zealand and New Caledonia, an island to the north. Most of Zealandia, about 94% of it, is submerged underwater, according to the findings published earlier this week by The Geological Society of America.
A team of New Zealand-based researchers made the discovery, which they described as a "gradual realization" based on reassessing years of data. The researchers tested Zealandia's attributes against four characteristics common to continents. They concluded Zealandia "is not a collection of partly submerged continental fragments" but rather, is a "coherent" continent.
More: Forget Atlantis: 'Lost continent' found under Mauritius
The discovery is significant not only because it's evidence of a new continent, but it will allow scientists to delve further into the break-up of the continental crust. Zealandia was once part of the supercontinent Gondwana, before separating in the Late Cretaceous period.
The research stated "Zealandia illustrates that the large and the obvious in natural science can be overlooked."

Image of "new contentinent contained in the link above.

Comment by Gary S on February 18, 2017 at 5:47pm

Bertold, I like that picture. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on February 16, 2017 at 11:05am

More science or more compassion? Why not both? Doesn't science without compassion produce atom bombs and Mengele? And doesn't compassion work better with science in hand (vaccinations etc)?

 

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