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Mark replied to dr.n.ashokkumar's discussion nonreligious meditation in the group Psychology
"Sure. Just ignore the religious trappings and stick to the practice. This resource works for me: It includes some of the religious background in which it's contextualised, but you can skip over…"
Nov 6, 2010
Mark replied to Robin Wilson's discussion Creationism and Piaget's Stage theory - dissertation idea in the group Psychology
"I don't know about anything specific to your question, but there are some links here which might help (or at least some references which you might find…"
Jun 30, 2010
Mark replied to Edward Teach's discussion Accepting People with Differing Personality Styles in the group Psychology
"But, it is based on solid statistics showing validity and reliability. Got any references? The one you posted was just a summary - no stats. It also reported that scores vary over time. That suggests poor test-retest reliability. Also, a comparison…"
Nov 23, 2009
Mark replied to Adriana Heguy's discussion How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect in the group Psychology
"Who said anything about idiots?"
Nov 15, 2009
Mark replied to Adriana Heguy's discussion How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect in the group Psychology
"That's something that has always struck me as counter-productive about the way some people go about promoting critical thinking - no-one agrees with someone who insults them, even if the insulter is right."
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Mark replied to Adriana Heguy's discussion How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect in the group Psychology
"Ah yeah, I remember that research. It's like this one which showed that people who experience a lack of control, if they can't do something to get that control back, they start seeing patterns where there are none - in other words they…"
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Mark replied to Skylar's discussion Obedience to Authority and Conformity in the group Psychology
"Studies published in a journal such as Science tend to control for simple things like that. Unfortunately brief articles about such studies tend to *not* include such information. This case was no exception. Here's an example of what the study…"
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Jun 5, 2009

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Atheism: more than a word in a dictionary.

Posted on August 6, 2008 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

New post up on my blog. One you're probably not going to like.

Here's a snippet:

"Many atheists fiercely argue against any suggestion that atheism is anything like religion. Not only that, many expressive posts have also been written about how atheism is most definitely not an ideology or a philosophy, only to then describe a common set of beliefs, similar… Continue

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At 4:48am on August 9, 2008, Dr Peter said…
Greetings...... and...
Thanks for the [add] Mark!
At 5:09am on August 7, 2008, Rea said…
Thanks for reading the blog post and for your comment. I worked for the lab as a research assistant for a year before getting a chance to be the manager. The principle investigator of the lab decided to move himself and all his grad students to Scotland and left me to run the branch of the lab in the states. Really just incredibly lucky.
At 6:26am on August 4, 2008, Skylar said…
Thanks for joining psychology!
At 3:56pm on July 30, 2008, John Tidwell said…
Thanks for joining Transhumanists of Atheist Nexus, Mark.
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Hi Mark! Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I'm Kris from Queensland. I see you've already found and joined our Aussie/Kiwi group! Please feel free to drop in any time to add to the discussions there, or to post a topic of your own.

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