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Scientist protest walk on Washingtone

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 30. 15 Replies

Urgent and important to all. Please see the link below. This is an event organized by the international scientific community to demonstrate against and resist the Trumph administration's blatantly…Continue

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John Elder replied to Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
"I am a little curious about this line : " Do these so called "visions" give any of you atheists chills in case it is right?",  especially the "you atheist" phrase. I am not sure at all how to interpret…"
16 hours ago
John Elder replied to Gwen's discussion Nudity USA vs europe in the group Secular Sexuality
"Gotta be careful when talking about "American Indians" here. American Indians did not really exist as a single entity as the term suggests. American Indians  were not a homogeneous group in which everyone shared the same behaviors or…"
Mar 18
John Elder joined Richard Knight's group
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Mar 18
John Elder replied to Loren Miller's discussion Michelle Thaller on Science Denial in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I, unfortunately, have to agree Randal. That's the point. Centuries pas and "bread and circuses' are still the only motivators for the masses. "
Mar 17
John Elder replied to Loren Miller's discussion Michelle Thaller on Science Denial in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Extremely well put. She definitely speaks for me. She summarized the culture every scientist in this country faces every day. We are intentionally cast as emotionless, villainous people out to destroy faith in god, mom, apple pie and Gaia for no…"
Mar 17
John Elder replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"I Just use the copy highlight and function  and then paste things into Word to save them. It's not convenient, but it works ok to save things. "
Mar 17
John Elder replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Religion and thinking
"hi Tom: I am sure that's true when it came to nationalization of public education but the concept started much earlier. Definitely the first moves towards public education was targeted at while males.   "Although formal schooling…"
Mar 14
John Elder replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Religion and thinking
"Yes, the original purpose of public education in the U.S. was not to provide opportunity to better oneself to everyone by increasing their knowledge and skills. Rather the intent was to simply ensure sufficient literacy among the population to allow…"
Mar 13
John Elder replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Religion and thinking
"Please excuse my sloppy typo's -the result of my own laziness in proof reading ;-("
Mar 12
John Elder replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Religion and thinking
"Beautiful! I love this line: "This mixture of vagueness and sheer incompetence is the most marked characteristic of modern English prose, and especially of any kind of political writing." I wonder what he'd make of the mess of…"
Mar 12
John Elder replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Religion and thinking
"I would also add that experience in teaching and elsewhere has taught me that most people are fundamentally intellectually lazy. They much prefer the unthinking answers offered by religion to real world concepts and facts that would require…"
Mar 12
John Elder commented on Davey Lee's group Climate Concerns
"No alarm intended Donald. At least not climatic. Regardless of how one feels about global warming I don't think any of us are well served by political appointees who refuse to do their jobs or reject their responsibilities and obligations…"
Mar 12
John Elder commented on Davey Lee's group Climate Concerns
"Washington post is the source for that last addition."
Mar 11
John Elder commented on Davey Lee's group Climate Concerns
"On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose at a record pace for the second straight year, reaching 401.5 parts per million. The two-year surge in carbon…"
Mar 11
John Elder commented on Loren Miller's blog post The World Is Not Safe
"Ok, and while you  are at it can you tell me what my grade for the semester might be and whether this material will be on the test?    ;-)"
Mar 8
John Elder commented on Loren Miller's blog post The World Is Not Safe
"Excuse all my typos - I am hurrying this morning and it shows badly"
Mar 8
John Elder commented on Loren Miller's blog post The World Is Not Safe
"Listen folks, I am in a university - It is hard to find a more PC, touchy feely environment than this. I am constantly at odds with it here. For example, I have to defend one colleague who is from another culture entirely and has some problems with…"
Mar 8
John Elder commented on Loren Miller's blog post The World Is Not Safe
"BenGee- I lost a good friend, an ex-biker, once because he was so religious (Jaysus had saved him- but I still don't know what for) and determined to preach upon me on and on. Nothing could cut through his righteous yammering. Right up until he…"
Mar 8
John Elder commented on Loren Miller's blog post The World Is Not Safe
"Thanks Loren. I also think we need to question the origins of the PC notion that people have a "right to not be offended". While I personally do not go in for offending people if I can avoid it, and don't  condone those who do so…"
Mar 8
John Elder replied to BenGee's discussion Anyone else think stuffs getting more crazy?
"Yep, Trumpigula certainly has the potential....."
Mar 8

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About Me:
Evolutionary and molecular biologist
Professor / Valdosta State University
Interest in fishes/ marine biology/ ecology/conservation biology/science education.
My hobbies are motorcycles, mechanics, painting land and seascapes, reading and outdoor activities.
I grew up as a Virginia tobacco farmer and was a mechanic prior to returning to university complete my education and follow a career in biological science.

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