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World of Batsh!t - #7: Gravity (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 10. 3 Replies

Oh, dear ... CoolHardLogic has found another one!  We now have "B S Detector," a flat-earther holding forth on why he's right and everyone else is wrong.  This particular scientific "genius" seems to…Continue

Tags: Einstein, gravity, Dunning-Kruger, CoolHardLogic

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 Loren Miller Sep 7. 58 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

 

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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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Loren Miller commented on Donegal's video
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Fuck 9/11! Get Over It Already!

"I haven't watched the video, but given the chance, I would like to ask Dusty:Have we quit commemorating December 7th, 1941 and what happened at Pearl Harbor?  That date and those events are far more distant than those of September 11th,…"
6 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Something to consider:(Click on the image to enlarge)"
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Loren Miller commented on Sky God's video
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Thoughts & Prayers App Commercial

"Very Poe-ish, in that there may actually people who would go for such an app.  Thing is, such an app would probably do about as much as one that was designed to identify and find snarks!"
11 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Maria Vali's discussion Yazidi girl set herself on fire to avoid further rape at hands of ISIS
"Call it what you like, but I'd give real money to see a one-on-one between a native ISIS fighter and a female Marine or Army Ranger.  It'd be amusing ... briefly ... and yeah, I'd be betting my shirt on the woman!"
16 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Best wishes to your folks, Carl!"
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Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees) in the group Hang With Friends
"My pleasure, SG.  I've put up a number of TheraminTrees' videos here, because I find him to be insightful and exceptionally thorough in his analysis of whatever has found his focus, whether it's the business of coming out or the…"
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Sky God replied to Loren Miller's discussion bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees) in the group Hang With Friends
"Great post Loren! I really like this YouTube channel. There is another video on the channel called "Grooming Minds" that is phenomenal. It shows how many of the techniques used by religion, if used for other reasons, we would consider it…"
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Loren Miller commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"[chuckle!] Good stuff, Jas!"
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Loren Miller replied to Sky God's discussion Discrimination against Atheists by USPS?
"Wherever this is going on (and I mean WHEREVER!!!), the local postmasters should be called on the carpet and figurative HELL should be raised!"
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Trump Macho Infection
"Hell, I thought Drumpf was doing his best Il Duce impersonation at the RNC this past July.  Can't say I'm surprised not to be the only one to think so!"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"My apologies if I wasn't more clear, Kathy.  By "browser-dependent," I meant that the site may behave differently when accessed by different browsers, whether MS Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or some other application. …"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, A|N's behavior recently has been bad enough, but more than one person is having problems with these Error 500s.  It seems to be logged-in and possibly browser-dependent as well.  If you see ANYTHING ODD going on with A|N, please…"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"For those of you who may still have access, be aware: Error 500 is back, only more conditional and frustrating (and pissing me off!).  If anyone is seeing this, drop me an A|N note or comment and I'll forward your observations to Brother…"
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Loren Miller replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion **500 Error** Notices on Atheist Nexus
"I would say that's pretty much the case, Spud: not only was the site down, but the engine that supported the site was down as well, so any email notifications from Ning or Atheist Nexus were virtually impossible.As to the possible extinction of…"
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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Next step in mind control
"I read both of those back in the 70s and remember them at least reasonably well.  Of the two, I found Brave New World especially pernicious, because of their genetic and social engineering and the sugar-coating they put on their particular…"
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Loren Miller replied to eric stone's discussion Trump can't even abide by the rule of a debate
"The fact is that Drumpf is entirely too saturated in his own hubris to ever be humble or self-deprecating.  It is always about HIM, regardless of the topic, and if there's a problem, it's someone else's fault.  This is one…"
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Loren Miller replied to eric stone's discussion Trump can't even abide by the rule of a debate
"Hell, *I* noticed.  He can't keep his fat trap shut.  His behavior was that of a third-grader in the schoolyard, never mind the fact that Clinton owned him on practically every parameter you can name."
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Compelledunbeliever replied to Loren Miller's discussion bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees) in the group Hang With Friends
"Donald, it is good that you have great defenses. Granted you have also admitted you could be manipulated by the right manipulator. This is great!   A strange paradox here is now that you have created great defenses now you have created…"
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Compelledunbeliever replied to Loren Miller's discussion bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees) in the group Hang With Friends
"I agree. I shall explain my theory of Sunday clothes. On Sunday Christians put on their Sunday clothes and do everything to appear Christianee. At the end of the day they take them off an no longer pretend to be Christianee. One day a group of…"
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Loren Miller replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Else But The Debate (near midnight on 09/26)
"I quit on the debate about 20 minutes in, as it was clear that Drumpf doesn't live in the same reality the rest of us do.  I DID duck in here and there while watching Atlanta dismantle the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, and…"
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At 10:51am on September 8, 2016, Elisabeth Christina Mathes said…

Thanks for the welcome, Loren!

I´ve already found many awesome vids and topics in this group, so I will definitely have a great time here! Cheers, Eli

At 6:41am on July 3, 2016, Scarlet StormBreaker said…

Thank you. 

At 3:25pm on July 2, 2016, Kelly said…

Hi Loren! Yes I love podcasts! They were a big help after my divorce the comedy ones helped me laugh again. The variety and content of podcasts is better than anything on cable. I do love the Thinking Atheist podcast, it's well produced and that voice is amazing, I could listen to him for hours!

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. 

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Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You – What ISIS Really Wants (Sam Harris)

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 10:00am 17 Comments

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AronRa and Words – “The Details are Everything”

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 7:00am 2 Comments

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."

-- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass



In my experience, if you can't say what you mean, you can never mean what you say. The details are everything.…

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In the Wake of the RNC

Posted on July 22, 2016 at 8:30am 34 Comments

So … the Republican race for the presidency started out as a clown car with all of 16 occupants something over a year ago. At that time, no one (with the possible exception of Ann Coulter) thought that the head clown, the one who has spent a significant amount of his career in the entertainment business, would be the one left standing when the dust had settled. Yet as of about 9:23 PM, EDT on 21 July, 2016, that is precisely who the GOP has as their nominee for the most important position of…

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The Tale of a Billboard for the RNC

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 6:00am 26 Comments

It was something over a year ago that I learned that Cleveland was going to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The prospect of having a bunch of misogynistic, homophobic, mostly white guys invading The Best Location in the Nation was not a welcome thought, as you might well imagine, and that many of them were scornful of the concept of church/state separation did not help matters. However, I was encouraged by some discussion at a meeting of the Northern Ohio Freethought…

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