"I had planned to go to this year's convention, but I'm currently out of work. So, I have all the time in the world, but not all the money! I could probably swing a ticket but I can't afford that plus hotel accommodations, so I'm…"
"Rebekah, I was going to point you to Science Based Medicine also. Best source of info I've found on vaccines, unless you want to read a book. Paul Offit's book is the one I read recently, so you might be able to look up his articles to see…"
"One of my favorite episodes has always been the Mormon one, where they tell the story of Joseph Smith. "Dum dum dum dum dum!" LMAO.
And the scene were Stan's dad (or Kyle's?) goes on Wheel of Fortune. Hysterical."
"I've often wondered how alcoholics and addicts get help that is not religion-based. All the 12 step programs say you have to give up to a "higher power," so I don't think they're very open to nonbelievers. The whole basis of…"
"I agree, but these days, a lot of people get their news right off the web, from places that they have set as their homepage (like Yahoo) or news sites they visit, which are usually things like CNN or major newspapers (Washington Post, NYTimes). But…"
"I agree, Loren (though I see the post that RT America had something), we really should try to get the mainstream media to cover things like this, so that more people see it and understand that we're out here and we're normal people.
"Yeah, they can still use the isolated genes, but I think they made the right decision regarding the patents. You could really limit availability for medical treatment and research if they were patented."
"Wasn't the reason rally not just for atheists, but for believers who are reasonable and also believe in evolution & science, or believers who support separation of church and state? Maybe I'm wrong, and I know it was essentially for…"
"I can read just fine. I know you're saying you respect those things. But words are words, and your many posts about intimidating people who are proselytizing (I think it's annoying as well, and it pisses me off) in public places, or trying…"
"I agree, Dogly. While he may have been escorted out of the community center because he was causing problems (public nuisance or something), he does have the right to speak in a public place, as long as he's not really causing real problems,…"
"NASA does a lot for the advancement of science, beyond just space exploration. They have developed new materials, new technology, and scientists around the world have learned a lot about the world, climate, geography, space, physics, etc. We'd…"
"Sadly, this isn't the most active of threads...But a big Texas hug (or whatever makes you most comfortable!) for all of you guys! ;) I'm in the Mid-Cities area (between Dallas and Fort Worth), and I'd love to meet anybody or get…"
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