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Will Rohrabacher be nominated for Sec of Defense?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jun 11. 1 Reply

Given this administration's penchant for putting the worst possible person in charge of stuff, perhaps this paragon of clear thinking will soon be in charge of the Defense Department, or perhaps 45*…Continue

Tags: supporting ISIS, Dana Rohrabacher

Mother Jones and Boiling-Over Madness

Started this discussion. Last reply by k.h. ky May 13. 5 Replies

Comey's firing eliminated the only senior official that President Trump didn't appoint and one who is known to stand up to power. Rosenstein's memo in support of Comey’s firing…Continue

Tags: Destruction of Constitutional Democracy, Trump Scandal

Dealing-Away Your Government

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 5. 8 Replies

Now that the Exxon waiver request has been made, the big deal between Putin and then-candidate Trump in 2016 is obvious. If you're a US citizen, I suggest you tell your senators and representative to…Continue

Tags: Exxon sanctions waiver request, Trump treason


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"Ian, your daughter who encountered Marxism in school has the opportunity to think about options. We know capitalism is unstable. It has frequent recessions and regular depressions.  "Economists have empirically proven five Kondratieff…"
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"Joan, I think you're sensible to anticipate on the next crisis, but have you got someone who looks after your Spokane house? "
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"Ian, Silkeborg, Jutland, Norway, it is beautiful there! So flat! Is it near sea level?  The photos are inviting: COME TO NORWAY."
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"It's good that you can help, Randall. I hope things turn out well for you and them."

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Day after day I see Atheist Nexus members argue scripture details, spreading theistic memes here, without realizing their self-betrayal. Memetics still seems, to most, an abstract intellectual debate. We can't grasp religion as an infective agent. We can't see ourselves as merely copying machines for viruses.…


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At 7:58pm on June 20, 2017, Bertold Brautigan said…

Dark is the new light.

At 8:01pm on April 9, 2017, Joseph P said…

I dunno, calling the standard model pseudoscience, saying that the LHC fails every time, and accusing everyone who supports the Big Bang theory of selling propaganda to the media and ignoring the published literature ... seems pretty ballistic to me.

He's attacking the ideas at the beginning there, not me ... thus the part where I stated "ballistic attack of subject."  The insult at the end is the part that is a form of ad hominem.  "You just want to believe, so I'm not going to waste my time giving you any evidence for my claims," is essentially an attack on my intellectual rigor, and he explicitly refused to address the actual subject.  What would you call that, other than an ad hominem attack?

I called him out on storming off in a huff and refusing to address what I said, after he stormed off, in this most recent exchange about him not understanding what words mean.  That's not an ad hominem against him, since he refused to provide me with an argument to address ... which was my point, after all.

And sure, Tom is argumentative.  No problem there.  The problem is that he regularly displays some of the worst intellectual cowardice that I've encountered on here.  I've talked to several other people on here who have had the same sorts of problems with him, in regards to both his anti-Banger crusade and other subjects.

Tom is/was (he's retired) a freaking engineer, which he seems to think makes him an authority on theoretical physics, such that he doesn't have to back up his hyperbolic statements with material from people who actually know what they're talking about.

At 2:01pm on April 8, 2017, Joseph P said…

Here's the previous encounter that I was referring to, about Tom's attack on the Big Bang model of cosmology, by the way.  You can see the pattern that I was referring to.

Tom: *ballistic attack of subject*

Me: *incomprehension*

Tom: *ballistic attack of subject*

Me: Huh?  Could you give me a link so I can see what you're talking about and have a reason to take you seriously?

Tom: *storms off after insulting me*

Humorously, what Tom did could be considered a bit of an ad hominem, if you stretch the meaning a little.  It isn't the classic form of the fallacy, but there are elements of it.

At 2:23pm on April 5, 2017, Bead Bum said…

Thank you Ruth! Hope you're having a great week. ;-)

At 7:06pm on March 31, 2017, Brian S. Sheldon said…

Will do. Thanks. 

At 12:48pm on March 4, 2017, Thomas Bear said…

Thanks for the welcome, I'm most def interested in the Eco-Logical & Climate Concerns groups you mentioned.

At 9:54pm on February 14, 2017, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks, Ruth.  I'll check into it.

At 10:10am on February 10, 2017, Alex SansDieu said…
Thank you so much for the welcome! Can't wait to be more active in the atheist community!
At 9:33pm on February 7, 2017, Bertold Brautigan said…

Ruth--Somehow, my mind  not being the steel-trap sieve it used to be, I only just now noticed you'd left the comment.You add a depth and breadth of understanding we'd be much the poorer without. And better yet, you have a great sense of humor. By the way, have I mentioned lately how fucked we are?

At 11:33am on September 16, 2016, Tonya R. Wheeler said…

Thank you for the suggestions and welcome!



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