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World of Batshit - #6: Sphereless (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 2 Replies

The flying mouse feces spreaders are BACK ... and CoolHardLogic has GOT 'em!  This time he's got some wingnut named Jeranism, who seems to think that there are no spheroidal objects in outer space,…Continue

Tags: Tycho Brahe, parallax, sphere, batshit, Dunning-Kruger

David Silverman – Fighting God & Firebrand Atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 20. 34 Replies

I love David Silverman. Why? Because he has the brass cojones to call a spade a spade, he doesn't soften his approach and he doesn't back down.  Recently, in Zurich, Switzerland, David gave a talk on…Continue

Tags: firebrand atheism, Fighting God, David Silverman

World of Batsh!t - #5: Space Denial (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 4, 2015. 3 Replies

So ... maybe you thought the space-happy idiot-children had gone on vacation?  Not a chance!  YouTube producer CoolHardLogic has done his homework and once again has found another exemplar of the…Continue

Tags: space, fake, Earth, Dunning-Kruger, Photoshop

World of Batsh!t - #4: Fake Planets (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 21, 2015. 4 Replies

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Solar System ... planetary mechanics expert [coughBULLSHITcough] Stars Are Souls proclaims that Pluto doesn't really exist, Saturn is really the…Continue

Tags: CoolHardLogic, shadow, Dunning-Kruger, Photoshop, Mars

 

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I'm a semi-retired / involuntarily unemployed electrical engineer who has a rather eclectic background, never mind a few miles on the odometer. I suppose I was an "apatheist" for quite a while - largely indifferent to the whole issue of gods - but after 9/11 and the more blatant appearance of evangelicals and Dominionists on the scene, my atheism has finally come to the fore.

Other interests include high-end stereo and home theater (and with that, CD and DVD collecting), BMWs and general car enthusiasm, single-malt whisky and biking.

I flatter myself that I know my way around Atheist Nexus at least reasonably well (I've been here since November of 2009), so if you need a hand with something, please don't hesitate to give a shout.

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Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Loren Miller
"I was just soliciting advice, Loren."
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Hope your four-legged buddy shows up soon, Randall, alive and well!"
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Loren Miller commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post CROTCH WATCH: NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA
"I'm pretty sure Carolyn is referring to Trae Crowder, otherwise known as the Liberal Redneck, whom Seth Andrews interviewed in the video she referenced and whose YouTube commentary has pretty well nailed the NC bathroom freakout cases!"
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Loren Miller replied to Michael Penn's discussion Bathroom Transgender Hysteria
"Oh, HELL YEAH!  Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck?  I just discovered him myself (with thanks as well to Seth Andrews), and he is off-the-chain hilarious, on top of being utterly on the nose with his commentary.  In a lot of ways,…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"As you said earlier, Donatien, seeking the truth is a PROCESS, not a state of being.  Even after some new facet of reality is discovered and confirmed, it isn't necessarily static.  As I said in the blog, there are frequently error…"
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Donatien Alphonse François commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"I just bumped into this today from the Marquis de Condorcet, which more clearly phrases what I was attempting to say in support of Loren's comment to mine. So, once again, it's the journey not knowing the destination. I knew the Marquis…"
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Loren Miller commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post CROTCH WATCH: NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA
"There is a lesson to be learned and a price to pay for being stupid and North Carolina appears to be on the verge of getting its wallet drained royally.  Eventually they may go to school and pick up the needed remedial education.  Question…"
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Loren Miller replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Oklahoma to outlaw abortion, hoping to overturn Roe v. Wade in the group Feminist Atheists
"Well, as of this moment, we're talking about a wet firecracker.  Oklahoma's governor vetoed the bill.  Whether their congress will attempt to override it or not is not yet determined.  What I worry about is whether SCOTUS is…"
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Loren Miller replied to James's discussion Bathroom Controversy
"I can't help but think that a lot of this comes from general body modesty, and THAT comes straight out of Genesis and the whole business of Adam & Eve discovering they were naked and covering up.  What if that had never happened and…"
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"Which is funny because if they are beyond comprehension, then how do we claim to know anything about them?"
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"Indeed, James.  How many times have we heard that some god or other is beyond our comprehension, never mind the statement made by John Paul II that physicists shouldn't delve into the moment of creation, because it is supposedly reserved…"
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"Absolutely! Original sin, according to Christian dogma was: 1)disobedience 2)quest for knowledge Curiosity is discouraged because it can lead to 1 and 2 and undermine dogma."
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Faith Is Not Curious

“Faith is no reason.” That was the winning entry in the Center for Inquiry’s 2009 Blasphemy Contest and it’s been the headline to my Atheist Nexus profile page since I joined here. I think that faith and reason are antithetical qualities; they have nothing to do with each other and are effectively mutually exclusive by their very nature. Upon recent reflection, I realized that there are other positive qualities which are at odds with faith and which show it to be the false value which it is.…See More
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Loren Miller commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Blowing themselves up for raisins, not virgins
"Well, there's also the matter of WHAT 72 virgins you get.  I mean, considering the trickster which Allah / Yahweh apparently is, we could easily be talking about:"
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Loren Miller replied to Qiana-Maieev's discussion Expelled if You Have a Gay Sibling
"It’s the strangest thing about this church - it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now, they will say we, with our permissive society and rude jokes, are obsessed. No. We have a healthy attitude. We like it, it’s fun, it’s…"
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At 3:35pm on May 22, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I was just soliciting advice, Loren.

At 7:44pm on May 18, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

That might be related. Later I had to stop my flash plugin because it gave me problems.

BTW, I put my psychological reaction to climate news in the Psychology group. It' really for psychological discussion, isn't it. I wasn't sure where to put it, as I already overload Ecological and Climate Concerns. Have you a better suggested location to post such things in future?

At 5:43pm on May 18, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thought you might want to know. I selected the Noam Chomsky group after searching for it in my groups, and my computer froze up. The message telling me what was loading said something about read Twitter.com. Had to do a hard reboot. Couldn't find anything like that in my task manager.

At 10:02pm on May 16, 2016, Winona said…
No, I haven't heard of it. I will check it out though. Thanks!
At 4:26pm on May 16, 2016, Winona said…
Awesome! Thanks :)
At 3:32pm on April 19, 2016, Neal said…

I think AU's been invaded by AN. =)

At 2:16am on April 19, 2016, John Jubinsky said…

I'm not so sure that A/N is going to stay up either. One thing that I have noticed for some time now is that A/N will no longer allow tags to be added  to discussions that are posted. That makes me suspect that it has been over burdened. Someone needs to connect with the originator of it and tell him or her about the problem. I think Dr. Meaden would be a very logical choice to do this. He likes Joan Danoo so maybe she should be the one to connect with him. 

At 3:13pm on April 16, 2016, Qiana-Maieev said…

Thanks, Loren.

At 12:40pm on April 16, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me, Loren!

At 9:11pm on March 18, 2016, Matthew Shepherd said…
I thank you for the greeting good sir.

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Faith Is Not Curious

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:00am 5 Comments

“Faith is no reason.” That was the winning entry in the Center for Inquiry’s 2009 Blasphemy Contest and it’s been the headline to my Atheist Nexus profile page since I joined here. I think that faith and reason are antithetical qualities; they have nothing to do with each other and are effectively mutually exclusive by their very nature. Upon recent reflection, I realized that there are other positive qualities which are at odds with faith and which show it to be the false value which it is.…

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Is Nothing Sacred?

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 12:58pm 39 Comments

Hmmm, good question. First thing we would need to do, I suppose, is define “sacred.” At least initially, I will defer to dictionary.com:

  1. Devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated
  2. Entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy.

That second definition seems to be the most on-point here, but it also begs a question: what entitles anything “to veneration or religious…

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Purposeful Stupidity and Jurassic World/Park /Whatever

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Last Saturday evening, I took in the last hour or so of the HBO premiere of Jurassic World, and while I have not seen the entire film, I’m not certain I have to. Jurassic World, like the original and its offshoots, is a paean to stupidity, oblivious, inadvertent, and purposeful, and the consequences it spawns. There are the predictable side elements of self-assured arrogance and presumed authority on the part of those who want to embrace the stupid, be the stupid, and the…

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A “Strange” World or the World We Live In?

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 9:15am 6 Comments

A long time ago, I was something of a fan of Marvel Comics, and among my favorites was Doctor Strange. By way of introduction, Steven Strange started out as a medical doctor who was forcibly introduced to the idea that objective reality as we know it was only one such reality, that there were others which had the potential to interact with ours, both for good and for ill. Figuratively slapped in the face with this revelation, Strange set about to learn all that he could about this new…

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