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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Chris on February 21, 2017 at 12:16am

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 February 19, 2017 at 2:51pm

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 February 19, 2017 at 12:24pm

 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 February 19, 2017 at 11:25am

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)?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 16, 2017 at 8:26am

Comment by Chris on February 15, 2017 at 6:13am

Joan,

In the early days pacemaker wearers were told to stay away from microwave ovens. Is there still a warning about that?

I have some electrical devices such as a toothbrush that will recharge the battery electromagnetically - meaning it doesn't have to be plugged in.

Is your new pace maker's battery rechargable by electomagnetism?

How long does a pacemaker battery last? What kind of battery does it have?

Sorry for the technical questions.

I'm glad you are doing well.

 

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