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What Did the Founding Fathers Intend America To Be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck 17 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Thank you, Daniel W, for the discussion about reducing confirmation bias and countering thought silos.You opened it withIt's pretty obvious, these days, that many people - maybe  most - are living in…Continue

Tags: convention, Madison, 1787, founding, founders

"...the infinite wisdom of the people...."

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Feb 15. 3 Replies

I heard a member of Congress say that soon after I started paying attention to politics and it angered me. I was naive (innocent) then.I spent four years in hardball politics where I heard "To…Continue

Tags: oligarchy, democracy, wisdom

Americans Are Wise to Suspect Science.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Feb 13. 4 Replies

 Is That Heresy? No! It's Democracy.Briefly, scientists want to do science; too few are engaging the American people.In political language, too few scientists are educating voters.Neil deGrasse Tyson…Continue

Tags: education, demagogues, fear, science, deniers

Parental Abuse or Religious Indoctrination, which Interferes More with...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 14. 19 Replies

...with kids' attempts to build self-confidence?The question assumes they both exist; they perhaps don't.There are too many variables--the kids' health and ages when the abuse or indoctrination…Continue

Tags: kids, self-confidence, indoctrination, abuse

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tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Did the Founding Fathers Intend America To Be?
"I too like Franklin's view. It suggests term limits, which the Articles of Confederation required. After two two-year terms, a congressmember had to do two years out of congress. Maybe 25 years ago a state, Missouri as I recall, tried to limit…"
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Daniel W replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Did the Founding Fathers Intend America To Be?
"Tom, thanks for the quotations. Perusing them, there is a diversity of thought.  There is no lack of the idea of an oligarchy of the rich and landed, and distrust for the masses.   I am not a student of history.  My impression is…"
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tom sarbeck commented on tom sarbeck's blog post "Damn universe; it's not obeying my math!" And then a segue to power.
"A Segue to Power   STEP TWO.   This step is a breeze. It can be said with one word, "No."   When kids say it, it's called The Terrible Twos but they might start saying it at eighteen months. They are becoming their own…"
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What Did the Founding Fathers Intend America To Be?

Thank you, Daniel W, for the discussion about reducing confirmation bias and countering thought silos.You opened it withIt's pretty obvious, these days, that many people - maybe  most - are living in cognitive silos, allowing into the silos only the editorials, commentary, and news fragments that confirm their preformed confirmation biases.In it a poster referred to the America the founding fathers--named the founding finaglers by another author--intended. Here are some of their intentions, for…See More
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"The 1960s were good for the environment and mental health. Some of the authors and titles were Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, ??'s The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan's book, Eric Berne's Games People Play, ??'s I'm…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"As to the NYT, during the Viet Nam war we who opposed it from its start may remember it as the flack, doing PR, for the US State Department. I don't recommend cynicism, only that we not give the media a lifetime free pass."
23 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"Do those eight things, but not robotically? Or, if I can't dance don't invite me to your revolution?"
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"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."
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tom sarbeck commented on tom sarbeck's blog post "Damn universe; it's not obeying my math!" And then a segue to power.
"A Segue to Power   A dictionary I once used defined power as the ability to produce or prevent a result. The OED defines it as the ability to do something or act in a particular way. People who have that ability are said to have power or to be…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"I really can't reconstruct the path that I took from being a Baptist true believer to an Atheist, from trusting authority to profound distrust? You didn't just take a path. Instead, someone who knew the part emotions have in people's…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"GC, that take on #45 may apply well to #46 too, Acting Pres. Mike Pence."
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Poverty Has Always Accompanied Capitalism in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"That, and more from the EOD: the wealthy can be "recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources." "
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Politics everywhere selects for narcissism."
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
""...US isn't even playing checkers and the rest of the world is playing chess." I will say it in words familiar to bio-sciences folk. American capitalism selects for anti-social personality disorder--sociopathy and/or psychopathy."
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Poverty Has Always Accompanied Capitalism in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"But is there any system...? Google economic democracy, Daniel."
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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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"Damn universe; it's not obeying my math!" And then a segue to power.

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 1:37am 3 Comments

Those seven quoted words, together with America's religiosity during the 1920s, explain the battle between two models of the universe, the gravitational (Big Bang, or BB) model and the electric universe (EU) model.



Be advised that knowing the stuff before the segue will not help you pay the rent or even feed your pet gerbil. The stuff after the segue, if you choose to learn and use it, may help you pay more than the rent, feed more than one pet gerbil, and make you a leader in…

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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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