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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 Joan Denoo on May 28, 2016 at 10:48pm

Elgin Park, Michael Paul Smith

I ran across this video of an interesting fellow who turned dark memories of being bullied and alone into a place where he is never lonely.

Elgin Park, is a beguiling photography series featuring 1/24th-scale models of quintessential Americana that Smith describes as a ‘dreamlike recreation’ of his past. In Elgin Park, Smith describes how he’s found redemption through the project after bouts with suicidal spells, creating a world that has pockets of darkness, but where he is never lonely."

Comment by Daniel W on May 28, 2016 at 9:37pm
Wow - Randy I missed your dog trial and tribulation! Glad you are reunited!

Last summer Ning lost Charlie on an evening walk. My biggest fear was Charlie's final days in misery. He has an implant and that was how we were reunited. At 15, with poor hearing, bad hips, bad skin, rheumy eyes, and forgetfulness, I wznt his days to be filled with companionship and love.

On a brighter note, today I did a 2-hour project - per instructions - that took me 6 hours, installed a sun tunnel in the dining room ceiling. Last weekend I installed one in the kitchen. Very nice result, much brighter and filled with daylight in two formerly gloomy areas. Probably never pay for itself, but I like it snyway.
Comment by Randall Smith on May 27, 2016 at 6:56am

It never ceses to amaze me that so many people accept "Noah fables" and the like (Jonah...) as the so-called Gospel truth. Of course, they reject evolution.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2016 at 8:25pm
We already have nonhuman autonomous entities operating in our society with the legal rights of humans. These entities - corporations - act to fulfill their missions without love or care for human beings.

That's for sure, Bertold!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 26, 2016 at 7:33pm

Joan - Thanks for the tip the other day on the book What to Think about Machines That Think. It's quite a fascinating read. One of my favorite quotes so far:

  • We already have nonhuman autonomous entities operating in our society with the legal rights of humans. These entities - corporations - act to fulfill their missions without love or care for human beings.
  • . . . The corporate boards of the future will be circuit boards.
  • . . . Of course, the first superintelligent machines probably won't be corporate; they'll be operated by governments. And this will be much more hazardous.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 26, 2016 at 6:53pm

Ruth, you remind me of the guy having a Rorschach test who says, "But doc, you're the one with all the dirty pictures!"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2016 at 6:35pm

Does the right end of that ark resemble a hairy scrotum, or is that just my imagination?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 25, 2016 at 2:23pm

Good news, Randy.  Glad you two are reunited. 

Comment by Plinius on May 25, 2016 at 9:39am

There you are again at last! With all the NING-problems and real life interference I haven't seen you for a week at least! Glad your dog is back, Randall!

Comment by Loren Miller on May 25, 2016 at 7:12am

Outstanding news, Randall!  Give Dot a big scritch-scritch for me!

 

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