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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 4 Replies

Am I so old and not know the definition of aphrodisiac, and its historical definition being based on Aphrodite, that her name came from the African drugs that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used for sexual enhancement? Dhu!  Aphrodite, ancient Greek…Continue

Tags: Africa, Lady, Victorian

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 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

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by k.h. ky on September 24, 2016 at 5:10pm
Anyone heard from Carl lately? He's usually around more.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 2:57pm

Chris, I am sorry to learn of your dizziness, deafness. I understand it is progressive and knowing you, you researched it thoroughly. Have you fallen? Are you able to use public transit to get where you need to go. What do you do when you have an episode? Does a cane help maintain your balance? It seems you have a new normal. 

I assume you already checked out this device: 

Meniett device. For vertigo that's hard to treat, this therapy involves applying pressure to the middle ear to improve fluid exchange. A device called a Meniett pulse generator applies pulses of pressure to the ear canal through a ventilation tube.

You do the treatment at home, usually three times a day for five minutes at a time. Initial reports on the Meniett device show improvement in symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus and aural pressure, but its long-term effectiveness has not been determined.

Meniere's disease, Treatments and drugs

Isn't ageing interesting and challenging!!??

I'll be thinking of you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 2:44pm

Spud, the unknown amount is undoubtedly, "other." 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2016 at 2:25pm

I've been to Copenhagen for a couple of days, visiting my daughter Astrid and her bloke, Martin. Lots of chatting, tea, eating etc. Also saw the old 'prog rock' band King Crimson in concert: lots of new numbers but also a few oldies: 'In the Court of the Crimson King', 'Starless and Bible Black' and '21st Century Schiziod Man' added as an encore. Good times indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRbBorZR6VU

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2016 at 2:23pm

Camus said that Autumn is another Spring, where the leaves are as colouful as flowers. True 'nuff but I don't look forward to Winter either. I think if it gets too much I might find a cheap package holiday to the Canary islands or Madiera.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 22, 2016 at 9:14am

Happy fall, everyone!

Here in Philly I'm enjoying the last couple of days in the 80s; it'll be 10-15 degrees cooler starting Saturday. I'll miss being comfortable throughout the day and evening in shorts and sandals.

(Even "worse", I'm heading north to Massachusetts for a few days. Gary Larson didn't speak for everyone: for some of us it's "Welcome to heaven; here's your accordion.")

Comment by Plinius on September 22, 2016 at 7:38am

Merry Equinox to all!

Have you tried light therapy, Randall?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 22, 2016 at 6:46am
So we welcome in the Autumnal Equinox today. It's the "Sunday" of my life--knowing Monday and back to work is coming. In this case, winter will inevitably follow. I'll try to enjoy Fall, but as the daylight hours shrink and the temperatures drop, my happiness graph line goes down. Not down to the depression mark, but less than average. But hey, I'm just happy to be alive! Merry Equinox, everybody.
Comment by Ian Mason on September 19, 2016 at 2:06pm

Randall, it was me who did it and I'm paying the price now. There isn't enough sugar in the world to satisfy my cravings. I was going to say that I'm getting too old but I've just read of an 80 year old woman who's run the Copenhagen ½ marathon ten minutes faster than me. That's really impressive.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:42am

Chris, spotted knapweed is an invasive species for the area. We have many different "invasives" around these parts.

Ian, was it you or your friend that did the half marathon? Congrats to whomever!! Impressive.

 

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