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Dementia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Jan 7. 39 Replies

I was probably the first one to notice that I experienced changes in my life, and my son, Cary, who lived with me, began to notice changes as well. There were subtle changes at first, things that…Continue

Tags: confusion, performance, apathy, repetition, direction

When is pattern show evidence of bias?!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Sep 17, 2018. 2 Replies

The political life slides so far toward Republican dogma, anti-semitism, racism, sexism, anti-feminism, ageism, and about every other ism that exists that I feel as though I sit on the tip of a sharp…Continue

Tags: Republicans, isms, corporations, ., politics

Mass Shootings are often perpetrated by ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 23, 2018. 1 Reply

"So many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats."— Claudia Tenney on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018…Continue

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Joan Denoo liked Tom Sarbeck's discussion Are Scientists or Pseudoscientists Claiming They Found a Black Hole?
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Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Administration Says Science is a Democrat Thing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"This is what happens when inmates run the insane asylum! The internees cannot tell the difference between false-science and real inquiry. The head-fool discharges the scientists and replaces them with clowns dressed for their new roles. Trump must…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Starting A Taxpayer Subsidy Isn’t Easy. Stopping It Is Also Not Easy.
"Why start a population subsidy? Let us imagine we live on an island of 100 people, including the young, the working class, the elderly, and the disabled. Everyone in this society has their basic needs met of food, shelter, health-care, education,…"
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"Loren, I received and understand your message. Good ideas seem to come in batches. "
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Brief History of Colorado Through Time (Geology of Colorado) in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Hi! Tom. Thanks for the lead to the beautiful nature views. These remarkable scenes just blew me away. Your train trip must have been breathtaking! I like the author's references to fractals and Mandelbrot Sets and how electricity acts on…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Brief History of Colorado Through Time (Geology of Colorado) in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Joan, my Amtrak trip down the eastern Rockies into Denver was impressive, as was the video you linked to. Can you handle another take on some of the state’s past, ancient and more recent? If so, read on. Go to www.thunderbolts.info, and in the…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""if we’re going to solve climate change, we need to get to near-zero emissions on all the things that drive it—agriculture, electricity, manufacturing, transportation, and buildings." ~ Bill Gates "
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A Brief History of Colorado Through Time (Geology of Colorado)

A Brief History of Colorado Through Time (Geology of Colorado) Colorado has an active geologic history creating beautiful landscapes through the entire state. The fossils particularly interested me as well as seeing the changes of the landscape around Denver, near the home of my son. I hope all my family can explore the distinctive features present there. See More
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"My apologies to the group for attributing the quotes to Grantham, when in fact, the article is about him.  The article was by By Ben Steverman."
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"My humble apologies, Ruth, I read the  Grantham article and forgot that you introduced it to us. I overdid quotes from the piece, but I am so encouraged by what I read, I just plowed in as though I were the finder of this valuable piece. "
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Oh! Heck! just read the Jeremy Grantham article yourself and get a feel for the informed investor. Climate change is here and he/we might as well get used to the changes, even in investing.  Investing Prophet Jeremy Grantham Takes Aim at…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Sell off fossil fuel stocks. "There are investments in companies working on fusion power, an ultra-efficient car, “next-gen” agriculture, and a battery that could be much cheaper, smaller, and lighter than anything on the…"
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""I}nvest in companies and commodities expected to benefit from decarbonization—clean energy, agriculture, water, energy efficiency, and commodities such as copper that are used heavily in green technology such as…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"“The social contract of 1964, when I arrived here, has been totally torn up. Anything that happens to a corporation over 25 years out doesn’t exist for them. Therefore, grandchildren have no value.” ~ Jeremy Grantham"
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Spokane, WA; Newport, WA; Littleton, CO.
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About Me:
I am an 82-year-old curmudgeon; I like the 1500s spelling best and definition:
"An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions."
I evolved from faith in superstition to behavioral scientist. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Spokane's Providence Health & Services and Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute.
Life is meant to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it.
I bring to my community a worldliness that challenges attitudes and norms of a parochial and insular power structure. I traveled to 32 nations in the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Hemispheres interviewing women about their family and work lives, their health care, education, social structure, child and elder care, depression, and anxiety, and family violence. I had to be subtle when seeking information about violence. People do not like to reveal their vulnerabilities.

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Do I matter?

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 5:26pm 5 Comments

Do I matter? 

No! I don’t matter! The point isn’t to depress you or me. I am not that important.  The central issue is, I don’t matter. It is a delusion to think that I matter, that I am powerful or weak. Denial holds me in delusions.

What does matter? The planet, soils, water, air, & life matters.

I will vanish, unremembered, like the…

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Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 4:40am 1 Comment

What does it take for a weak individual to stop being afraid and think about his or her situation, find ways to stand up, and take action?

What does it take for a weak community to build coalitions of like-minded people and challenge those who dominate? 

Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Asa Philip Randolph, the…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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At 10:09am on April 5, 2019, Lee K said…

Yes I am very interested in space travel and have been forever!  My picture of the SLS should in no way though be taken as an endorsement that building a giant rocket to throw away after each flight is the way to go, however....

At 3:19pm on April 2, 2019, Ted Harrell said…

I look forward to finally being able to have conversations with more than my small group of atheist friends.  It's not that they aren't interesting conversationalists, but we tend to run out of ideas for new topics.

At 5:18pm on April 1, 2019, Jackson Waruingi Mwaura said…

Joan,

I was born into Catholicism and was a devout catholic until i was about 17 or 18 from there, I found the "truth" and moved to protestant churches where I started of as a Pentecostal and eventually a baptist.

So yeah I have been a practicing bible preaching Christian for a solid 23 of the 24 years of my life.

How I got out of the superstition is a barrage of different events, each with its on effect statistically, but the one that played the biggest role was being a Protestant.

So in being a protestant I was encouraged to read the bible more so as to avoid the "heretic teachings" of Catholicism.  Talk of the kettle calling the pot black. So I really dived into the bible when I became protestant and I read the bible cover to cover and I was like what the hell. (prior to this I had never read the bible for myself, any Catholic would know that bible reading in the manner which I did is not overly encouraged in the Catholic church)

And so I started asking questions, very very very many questions and the answers that I was getting were not even close to being convincing. Where I come from (Kenya) ministers of the word of the christian god are very respected people in the society and thus you can't argue out your case, you will be seen as disrespectful to authority. But I started reading more more and more and by my 23rd birthday I was all but done with the christian god. What was holding me back was fear and it still holds me back because my whole community (family, friends, neighbors) are very christian.

When I moved to the USA in November last year, I was able to do little things like go to youtube and listen to the likes of Seth Andrews and I eventually got over the fact that dokeys don't talk and the noah's arc is as true as the earth being 5000 - 6000 years.

I'm still in the closet but more free by virtue of being in the West. Atleast here I have the virtual freedom still being careful on my twitter and instagram until I'm ready to come out.

Granted, turning protestant wasn't the only thing, but it sure does account for the bulk of the percentage, almost 65%-70%.

Oh writing that felt very cathartic. :)

At 7:35pm on March 17, 2019, Michael Rupp said…

Hello friendly person,

I was active in the Atheism world a while ago. I got served some bitter vinegar though that put me off till recently. It was the announcement of Google that they were shuttering g+ that got me here. I was trying to migrate the content from my profile and two of the forum's I started (one & two) from g+ to my new Friendica server (new one & new two). Friendica is Federated so #AwesomeSauce.

One of the posts I was migrating was from a guy I knew locally that did the Reason podcast. A DuckDuckGo search located him on here. I wanted to ask him if he wanted free server space to get his website back up.

At 8:27am on January 11, 2019, Sofia Magee said…
Can I chat with you?
At 4:40pm on December 22, 2018, Blue Grey Brain said…

1. Joan's words:

  • "Welcome, Blue Grey Brain, to Atheist Nexus. I, for one, do not believe there is such a thing as, "Scientific purpose of the human species" because that implies there is a designer who planned the existence of Homo sapiens. I see no evidence of any such designer or planner when looking through scientific lenses."


2. My response:

  • Hey Joan. Respectfully, you seem to be responding to a comment I did not make, i.e. the OP does not talk about any deities.
  • You may be confusing the "teleological argument" with "teleonomy". The teleological argument is the popular religious concept, concerning deities and purpose.
  • In contrast, the OP builds on teleonomy, which is an atheistic/scientific way to describe nature in terms of purpose driven language. This is why Richard Dawkins, a militant atheist, supports teleonomy and has contributed to teleonomy.
At 3:08am on November 28, 2018, Naomi Goldblum said…

I am a proficient writer and speaker of Hebrew and a professional translator. I'd be happy to help anyone who needs it.

At 9:49am on November 17, 2018, Margaret Bradley said…

Thanks for responding to me.

At 5:14am on November 9, 2018, James M. Kauffman said…

Thanks, Joan. Part of my "yikes" is realizing how time is passing. I'll be 78 on Dec. 7, and Jeanmarie turns 55 on Dec. 18, plus my daughter becomes 50 on Dec. 23!

At 11:58pm on July 18, 2018, Egrium Tadrel said…

I am glad to join Atheist Nexus, thank you! I like these philosophers, but I did not read too much of them - of their writings, a book or two. My best friend (also an atheist) is a philosopher (graduated), he explains me too many things. I become an atheist through biology, in Rio de Janeiro Federal University, after being educated in 2 religions: catholicism and omooloko. I loose faith in 2004 july.

I have companions here. In internet I discovered other atheists in 2008. Personally I met a group of them since 2012, with the RDF bus campaingn. We are friends up to now.

Pleased to meet you Joan, and congrats for your life story.

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