"I agree, OTOH some of the libertarians in our local skeptics group think it is just fine for people to throw away their life savings, quit jobs, and other crazy behavior, because it is their right to do so. I argue that it creates a burden…"
"True, there isn't a clear declaration that he considered himself a god, only ramblings about "mind control." The deity implication would be if he believed he had such powers. If he thought people in general were victims of mind…"
"My response to the accusation that Loughner is an atheist is that it is not true. No atheist believes he or she has supernatural powers. A schizophrenic that believes she/e has supernatural powers believes that he/she is a…"
I'm so sorry your friend request got lost in my overfull inbox! Evolutionary psychology sounds fascinating. I just read The Red Queen, and I'm going to make my daughter read it this summer. I'm hoping that we'll keep making strides in understanding consciousness, and that this will help us "kick the habit" of religion.
Hey... in my thread on Statistics help, you provided some extremely excellent information. Sadly, my wording skills are terrible. Do you think you could help me re-word the script so that it's correct about the null hypothesis and still gets across the point I'm trying to make?
Reading some of your comments on that blog post "How Racism and Sexism are Different", I've got to say that, in particular, the comment containing "I won't stoop to insults like your repeated Limbaugh reference, but you need to have reasons to reject my "givens" not just that you disagree with the conclusion. I've restrained myself from comparing the true believers in feminism with religion. They're both anti-science and entirely faith based, but I didn't want to go there." contained alarmingly high levels of win.