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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 10, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ruth, been there done that regarding the gallbladder. Your best bet: get rid of it!"
1 hour ago
Loren Miller liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Dan Rather for real news
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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Dan Rather for real news in the group Media Issues
"Why am I not surprised?  Dan's been my man for a LONG-ASS while, and now even more so!"
4 hours ago
k.h. ky commented on Loren Miller's status
"No one seems to know what's going on. Prez Bannon flat out said he put the cabinet in place to destroy the very departments they are meant to govern. And in the news today there are five republicans pushing for peaceful protest to become felony…"
8 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"I think the solution is a combination of ingredients, Daniel.  The first of these are the micro-inoculations which Peter Boghossian spoke of in A Manual for Creating Atheists, only applied to general reality or whatever is the topic for…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's status
"Question becomes, Daniel: fear of WHAT?  Stipulated that, as a Muslim, she's not in the best situation here in the States, but I still think she's far better off than she would be in Bangladesh or Pakistan, where outspoken women would…"
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Daniel W commented on Loren Miller's status
"I guess she is appealing to authoritarianism out of fear.  That's my 2¢ psychoanalysis of someone who I have never met and barely heard of, so you can take it for 2¢ and have change to spare :-)"
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"What floors me about this more than anything else is that she becomes a first-class example of someone Who Is Voting Against Her Own Interest!!!  And she can't even see it!"
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k.h. ky commented on Loren Miller's status
"Ditto Loren. When she said she voted for #45 I thought she got exactly what she voted for. Now she wants the rest of us to make nice with the dictator."
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"Good NIGHT!  Talk about extreme overreaction!"
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Grinning Cat commented on Loren Miller's status
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived.—H.L. MenckenThe reason religious beliefs need protection from ridicule is that they are ridiculous.-- Michael Nugent, from the CFI Blasphemy Contest"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Not quite as severe a shift here in Cleveland, Randall, but much the same kind of change.  We've been in the 50s and 60s and yesterday in the 70s (!!!) up until this morning.  Right now (9:23 EST) it is 45°F and not supposed to…"
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Loren Miller commented on Teagraves's blog post Why Are Atheists So Toxic?
"I suspect that it's less that we're "toxic" than that we have the unmitigated nerve NOT to hold the same beliefs and stances about reality that they do.  Many believers live in a bubble populated by only OTHER…"
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"Well, I thought I respected Asra Nomani ... right up to the point where she became a Trump apologist! Sorry, Asra, but you're full of shit!"
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Excellent stuff, GC, thank you!"
Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Pence Presidency
"Thomas, if you're interested in learning more about what is going on with Dominionism right now, check out Talk2Action.  They are VERY good."
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
" Keith Olbermann has released one of his calmest yet most on-point op-eds of this debacle: Trump Must Go."
Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Not sure whether these have been posted before, but what the heck: The history of intellectual progress is written in the lives of infidels. -- Robert G. Ingersoll All great truths begin as blasphemies. -- George Bernard Shaw"
Loren Miller replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Things to thank the current Republican president* for in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Long story short, Drumpf PISSED US OFF ... and galvanized enough people into action to put a serious crimp into any kind of radical plans he might have going forward, never mind the distinct possibility of his possible impeachment.The real shame is…"

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At 10:05am on January 21, 2017, Daniel W said…

Another famous someone ALMOST from Cleveland

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

Thanks for friending me, Loren!

Loren Miller's Blog

Women's March 2017 – Impressions

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 9:00am 10 Comments

On the night of 8 November, 2016, in the wake of the stunning election of Donald John Trump to the presidency of the United States, an idea was started by a Facebook post and grew from there to proportions hitherto unheard of.  The idea?  A march, to react to the new presidency and insist on a maintenance of rights, for women, for LGBTQ folks, immigrants, legal or not, in short for anyone who stands to be minimized at least or injured at worst by the new administration.

Two and a…


"Alternative Facts" and Our Government

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 9:00am 14 Comments

The following message was just emailed to Marcia Fudge, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, my House representative and Senators, respectively:

When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase, “alternative facts” in answering Chuck Todd on Meet the Press this past Sunday, echoes of George Orwell were almost automatic in my head.  Facts are unique in that they describe reality, and the last I looked, there are no alternative realities out there nor are there alternative facts, except…

Confrontational Reality and Donald J. Trump

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 11:00am 8 Comments

It was a cold January afternoon in 2009 when USAir flight 1549 departed LaGuardia airport with 150 passengers, three flight attendants and pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and first officer Jeff Skiles at the controls of the Airbus 320. Beginning their climb to 15,000 feet, everything was ordinary and routine, just another milk run to Charlotte, North Carolina, right up to the point where Captain Sullenberger noted: “Birds.” Hardly half a breath later, several dozen Canada geese…


Donald Trump Got His Wish ... Or Did He?

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 7:45am 22 Comments

Know this from the get-go: I do not claim to know Donald Trump very well if well at all. What I’m laying out here is something which may be semi-plausible, based on what little I DO know and have seen of the words and behaviors of the man who is now the president-elect of these United States.

There can be no doubt but that the healthiest (or at least most active) characteristic of Donald Trump’s psychology is his ego. Regardless of what he has or has not accomplished, Trump is…



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