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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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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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