""Eugenics is the study and practice of selective breeding applied to humans, with the aim of improving the species. In a historical and broader sense, eugenics can also be a study of "improving human genetic qualities."
Yes, and as…"
"Yes, I'm a determinist. (And, yes to Steve, I think that consciousness is a cobbled together emergent property and our narrative of "self" an illusion as much as free will.)
Given the profound complexity of the system of…"
""When you die what do you think they/him/her would say and how you would react?"
Me: 1) How much power do you have? Followed by 2) WTF is WRONG with You?
"If they were a god that passed judgment, do you think that they would…"
"To me the issue is so cut and dried: these legal wranglings are not to GIVE rights to the LGBT members of society, they are to prevent the trampling of rights that already exist.
Marriage is a legal contract. If you deny someone the right to enter…"
"I, too, found the idea of dating a theist highly unlikely. Marriage even more so. Having a child -- off the charts improbable. Yet these things happen.
Admittedly my wife, the mother of my little girl, is an Episcopalian, usually one of the less…"
"Not Pastafarian, but A Very Scary Solstice and An Even Scarier Solstice ( http://www.cthulhulives.org/Solstice/ ) use Christmas melodies with clever Cthulhu lyrics. If you're not paying attention, songs like "The Carol of the Old…"
It is an issue where I work. Private employer (religious) and and at will employment contract means I could just be let go without cause at the end of my contract. I knew what I was getting into, and its only part time until I get a full time job with a secular institution. I'd talk more about it, but until my next batch of interviews comes through...
Ha! I concur, perhaps he has not had the benefit of wisdom gained by visiting the great state of Mississippi! I have some friends there, and yes, it is a different world! (Though, truthfully-not so very dissimilar from Bama, despite our unofficial state slogan of "At least we're not Mississippi!" lol).