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Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Wesner 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Some of us will be more adversely affected than others of us.How can the survivors not be more "fit", more adaptable?Continue

Tags: survivors, genes, selection, climate

Does Human Nature Change?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Saturday. 2 Replies

A search for Abraham Lincoln's 1860 Cooper Union address turned up this question, which a philosophy professor once asked his class.How would you have answered it?Continue

Tags: change, nature, human

Do we imagine ourselves exempt from natural selection and possible extinction?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 18. 3 Replies

OED uses sample sentences to illustrate the use of terms used by specialists in a field. Few besides biologists use the term "selects for" and its negative "selects against". Here is an OED sample…Continue

Tags: jargon, biologists, selection

Alternative Facts? When Were Americans Not Given Them?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 18. 14 Replies

People in government tell us they are giving us alternative facts. The media get excited and many of us are outraged...at the truth.When we were schoolchildren we heard "No Taxation Without…Continue

Tags: taxation, representation, history, truth, facts

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Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?
"You may end up with a tougher population, more able to withstand extreme weather. But you may not have the intellectual curiosity, the ability to create and adapt, that has been so important for the last few centuries.   Change is pretty…"
1 hour ago
tom sarbeck commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
"Note that the European Space Agency sent ELECTRIC FIELD instruments to measure the HOT STREAM OF FAST-FLOWING GAS. Steve is another nail in the Big Bangers' coffin; they refuse to call it plasma, an electric current, like the stuff we see in a…"
5 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to jlaz's discussion Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation in the group Atheists who love Science!
"jlaz, don't accept an article on www . theatlantic . com as evidence for the existence of black holes."
12 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
"Tyson: "It's in our hands to...." It's in Tyson's hands to blow the whistle on the Big Bang religion. It's in our hands to SUSPEND JUDGMENT before we accept without evidence what the Bangers tell us."
12 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"A million bucks will pay the salaries of a few people with genuine survival skills, and will buy the required means for a while. With a billion I can start up a bank or two. On high ground."
13 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"Bert, I will the best cullers I can afford and hope they are the best. :X"
13 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"Loren, the most narcissistic of them all won the 2016 GOP primary. After he reproduced, dammit. If the richest can provide best for their offspring they are the most fit, unless they are in prison during their reproductive years."
14 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"Hey, fellow ATHEISTS (yes, I shouted), a climate catastrophe will affect some of us more than others of us. Does that not by definition make survivors more "fit"? :X"
23 hours ago
tom sarbeck posted a discussion

Will An Impending Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?

Some of us will be more adversely affected than others of us.How can the survivors not be more "fit", more adaptable?See More
yesterday
tom sarbeck commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Joan, your story deserves regular reposting. It's how those who are new to Nexus, or those who are forgetful or pessimistic, can know what well-motivated people can do."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Does Human Nature Change?
"Bert, 20 years ago I saw a lightly comedic late 1980s movie titled "Things Change". A search on the title produced, "The Chicago Mafia makes shoeshine man Gino (Don Ameche) an offer: do the time for a murder he didn't commit, and…"
Saturday
Bertold Brautigan replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Does Human Nature Change?
"Does anything not change/"
Friday
tom sarbeck posted a discussion

Does Human Nature Change?

A search for Abraham Lincoln's 1860 Cooper Union address turned up this question, which a philosophy professor once asked his class.How would you have answered it?See More
Friday
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist) in the group Hang With Friends
"Thanks, Loren. I started listening, intending hear it in two parts. Instead, I heard the whole thing. In the late 1970s I heard her at an AA convention in SF. I was glad she did what she had done but concluded that without xianity she would have to…"
Tuesday
tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Revealing my "Raison Detre"
"V.N.K., thank you. You said so much here, and said it better than I would have. The moment my life became mine was, borrowing from Voltaire, the best of all possible moments."
Apr 18
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Alternative Facts? When Were Americans Not Given Them?
"Bert, with regard to commodities on the market, ever the pessimist, aren't you? As to Plato, what do you say to the allegation that his Republic was his argument for being named the philosopher-king?"
Apr 18

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Born Dec 1930. Atheist 6yrs; Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 6yrs; Materialist.
Cincinnati until 1947, St. Pete FL until 1950, US Navy until 1952, St. Pete until 1954, Gainesville (UofF) until 1961, Tallahassee (FlaStUniv) until 1962, into computers where I became a migratory worker (St. Pete, Daytona Beach, Houston, Austin, Phoenix). Retired to San Francisco then Yountville.

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At 2:11am on February 28, 2017, Diane Berlin said…
Well I have a good friend who just moved to Nolensville. She loves it there but she is very Christian and has already joined a church. So that will be her social life. I want to be able to fit in and make friends without having to join a church. She knows that I'm not religious but doesn't know about my growing hostility with religious Bible thumpers who seem
M to be getting more judge mental than ever. My mom is Evangelical and has stopped trying to save me. I hate living in Southern California because it is so crowded and expensive and there is no nature but I'm not sure if Tn would work. It would be a place to retire to. Husband is in the music business
At 7:34am on February 26, 2017, Jean Larsen said…

I was initially raised Catholic by my grandmother. My father hated the Catholic church. Its good to be in touch with like minded folk instead of biting my tongue.

At 8:50pm on February 17, 2017, Dorsite Doe said…
Thank you for the nice welcome. My area of geophysics is seismology (earthquakes), but I onow you can find seashells in the Sahara. That would be a fun field trip.
At 10:04pm on February 9, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me.

At 10:02am on June 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Tom! Glad you could join us. :D

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