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7.3 Billion People Are Too Many. Regarding Population, Homo Are NOT Very Sapiens

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Feb 10. 10 Replies

There will be consequences.What will Homo Not Very Sapiens do? What should we do? Will we do it? How will we do it?Or will we do nothing?Please shelve your pessimism.Continue

Tags: population

The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck yesterday. 57 Replies

I once heard a Unitarian minister say Unitarianism is for people who haven't kicked the church habit.The Big Bang is for people who haven't kicked the faith habit.It has preachers. They make claims.…Continue

Tags: magnetism, gravitation, electricity, faith, cosmology

Is America Warming Up for a Religious War?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Dec 25, 2017. 23 Replies

Decades ago I used to say America’s being able to replace a president after four years, or to impeach or remove a president sooner, would discourage a buildup to a religious war. I no longer say…Continue

Tags: polarization, religion, war

"Congrats, Mr. Trump. .... mentioned 8 times as ... sexual predator.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Dec 9, 2017. 2 Replies

".... You did make the Time Magazine Person of the Year Issue after all. You are mentioned 8 times in the issue as being a sexual predator!"A long overdue Tweet.Continue

Tags: sexual, predator, predation, Trump

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"I didn’t think of it but will happily paraphrase someone. “Anthropocentrism, anthropocentrim. All is anthropocentrism.” Or, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most anthropocentric of all?” Or, the Catholic priest…"
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Jotham Timothy Bessey replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"I just came across something and thought "Why didn't I think of that before?" We are 13.7 billion light-years from the edge of the observable universe....WTF! The big bang theory says the universe is 13.8 billion years old! That would…"
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"You have some of my admiration, Jotham; the best debaters can defend either side of a question. While doing my research I realized that a paradox simply tells how easily the human mind can be deceived. I sometimes ask people if they need a…"
Monday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Accelerating Collapse for Personal Gain
"Oligarchy (in OED) — a small group of people having control of a country. The US of A and 32 states are oligarchies and their people are the victims of those they elect. The 18 states whose voters have the DIRECT initiative and…"
Monday
Jotham Timothy Bessey replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"I had forgotten about that "dark matter" idea they come with to make their theory work!Thing is, when someone asks for info, I give them what they ask for. I can talk on both sides of the issue because I did enough research to make an…"
Monday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"Jotham, you wrote "It's all we have are claims. Verifying any of it is difficult at best." If a theist comes to you with a claim about faith, would you verify it or would you ask "Where is your evidence?" For more than…"
Sunday
Jotham Timothy Bessey replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"I'm not convinced. Notice I put "evidence" in quotes.It's all we have are claims. Verifying any of it is difficult at best. Thing is, to make a decision, I need to analyze the claims. I don't just say something isn't…"
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Plinius, thank you. When I broke with Catholism I knew I didn’t want a life like my Catholic dad’s life but didn’t know an alternative. I pictured myself inside a dark box and didn’t know what was outside it. It was not a…"
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"Jotham, have you been persuaded that the Big Bang story is true?"
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"“...the entire point of making a god.”"
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"The god who signed this tee is, as usual, either mistaken or lying. It’s allowed in a school if each student, not the administration, brings her or his own god."
Saturday
Jotham Timothy Bessey replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"The description of the big bang and the "evidence" is widely spread. I don't know if there are peer reviewed articles examining the evidence. It is, as I said, mostly an acceptation of the original calculations done by a priest using…"
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"Please, Donald, break long posts into paragraphs."
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Mandated voting a very bad idea.
"Comp, when I look at my Kindle’s “to read” list, I think “So many books, so little time.”"
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.
"Andrew, I hope you agree that your most important source of information is your own ability tothink clearly. If you can think clearly and accept the claim that entire universe once occupied a space as small as the smallest too small to see without…"
Friday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Patricia, and others, how does one choose when one doesn’t have at least two alternatives from which to choose? For instance, kids who grow up in authoritarian, or dogmatically religious, homes don’t learn of two or more alternatives.…"
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At 5:20pm on May 6, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:42pm on May 6, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello  Tom    
A hearty welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
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