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Paradox of Free Speech

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Aug 6, 2016. 29 Replies

Free speech is essential for protecting one's ability in society to question beliefs and to advance social progress. Freedom of speech for the sake of freedom of speech allows people to rigidly keep…Continue

Book Dropping

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Jun 21, 2016. 9 Replies

What if instead of exclusively dropping bombs in the Middle East, we dropped books? Not just any book, but books filled with dangerous ideas that challenge the revealed religion of their people. We…Continue

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Bathroom Controversy

Started this discussion. Last reply by James May 22, 2016. 12 Replies

I've been thinking a lot about freedom, privacy, and "the bathroom controversy" and was trying to think of a new way of looking at the controversy to see if there is a creative solution to the…Continue

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James replied to Michael Penn's discussion MORE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRISY
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James replied to Michael Penn's discussion MORE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRISY
"When Jesus knocks on the front door, we slip out the back. The religious and "pious" are some of the most self-centered people I know. It's all about saving yourself and feeling special."
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James replied to tom sarbeck's discussion After Maybe Years of Learned Helplessness, How Do People Grow the Power that Atheism Requires?
"It took me awhile to escape the religious mindset. I think it was dualism that was most difficult to overcome, that the mind(or soul/spirit) is something separate from our bodies. I left Catholicism, tried Spirituality, fell back into Catholicism,…"
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Hourglass

Right now I am above ground, breathing, thinking, and feeling. I'm not sure how much time I have left in this life, none of us do, but I'm likely to live into old age, statistically speaking. I could go on to develop an incurable, deadly disease, or even die in a head collision today by something completely outside my control. I do have some control in life, some free choice you know. I think I make rather good decisions that will help extend my life. Ultimately, though, I do not know how large…See More
Sep 13
James replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Tony Heller/Steve Goddard Climate Denier on Hypertribalism in the group No Nonsense
""Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’ " Isaac Asimov"
Sep 12, 2016
James commented on Martin A. Moe, Jr's blog post The 10 biological imperatives of life, including Homo sapiens
"Thank you, I really enjoyed this post.  What I find interesting is that we really don't know what a "normal" lifespan actually is, not even for our species. We are constantly redefining what it means as we go along in this as old…"
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James replied to Loren Miller's discussion David Silverman – Fighting God & Firebrand Atheism
"Well said. Why can't people just help each other out anyways without religion? They are technically doing it already without the help of a deity. They just don't realize it. "
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I am a freethinker and love exploring philosophical and scientific ideas. If there is a god that created the universe, or meta universe, such a god is indifferent to the plights and fortunes of us insignificant, pesky humans.

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At 12:05pm on August 25, 2016, Daniel W said…
James,
I remember driving around the fingerlakes and vineyards and buying fresh grapes there. Lots of fun.

It was also cool getting TV stations from Toronto. I was always going to visit Toronto but never did.
At 9:58am on August 23, 2016, Daniel W said…
srry for delayed response.
Yes, it was Kodak!
I left when my division was going to be moved to East Tennessee. It was the Eastman Chemical Division. They moved them there then closed down the division a few years later.
Rochester is a nice town.
i loved the mild climate and nature around there. Lot if snow but not midwest bitter cold or sweltering heat.
At 8:05pm on August 21, 2016, Daniel W said…

James, welcome back!

I lived in Rochester in the 70s.   Guess who I worked for.... :-)

At 7:26pm on June 27, 2015, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:52am on June 19, 2015, Randall Smith said…

Hey, James. Welcome to A/N. Enjoy the show.

At 4:03am on June 19, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello James     

It's good to have you with us. Make yourself at home. Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom. 

We invite you to visit and join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 1000 discussion topics and 4180 members.

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Big Bang-A Collision of Universes

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 9:30am 4 Comments

I wonder if the Big Bang was caused by two or more universes colliding and merging together. Just imagine, a sea of universes moving through an eternal space. This could mean that some atoms, subatomic particles, and energy existed prior to the Big Bang, and the collision created a unique combination that is the observable universe in which we reside. We are far away from the edge of our universe and it may not ever be possible to ever observe anything that exists outside our universe, but…

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Hourglass

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Right now I am above ground, breathing, thinking, and feeling. I'm not sure how much time I have left in this life, none of us do, but I'm likely to live into old age, statistically speaking. I could go on to develop an incurable, deadly disease, or even die in a head collision today by something completely outside my control. I do have some control in life, some free choice you know. I think I make rather good decisions that will help extend my life. Ultimately, though, I do not know how…

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Dear Jesus

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 3:17pm 6 Comments

Dear Jesus,

When are you coming back for your sequel? Part one was really good! You know what they say: Sequels suck! The truth is, they usually do. But of course they would suck, without "Jesus Christ Superstar". Can you tell me at least some of the plot? I can hardly wait for the End of Days myself. I heard that you are going to raise every true believer from the dead! That would be so cool and kind of gross at the same time! Is everyone going to look their old selves or…

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Human Life

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 9:49am 2 Comments

In this world of craziness and of living contradictions one has to wonder if the plurality of our experiences will ever lead down to a path of monistic truth in the centuries to come. The “science” of our political limbs leave out our heads and evades the science of the whole organism and the ecology of human organisms. There is no one correct way to exist, but there are correct ways to peacefully coexist. Even if we are subconsciously driven by our desire to live, and our pro-social,…

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