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About the “Our apologies - this page was not found” message:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 5. 1 Reply

When you see the above diagnostic message, finding the group in the right hand column is a perhaps time-consuming way.The ‘page not found’ is a subgroup in a major group you can find by clicking on…Continue

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RIP the Standard Model--the Big Bang with Its Many Untested and Untestable Hypotheses

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Oct 23. 1 Reply

It's a mystery to me how comets work at all.--Donald Brownlee, principal investigator of NASA's Stardust MissionNothing in the observed Universe has surprised astronomers and astrophysicists more…Continue

Tags: evidence, pseudoscience, universe

If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Carroll Sep 20. 7 Replies

If you like, rephrase that question as "Which dogma or policy position did you find easiest to drop and which did you find hardest to drop?"I ask because my parents made dropping the "God is love"…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Re Welles’ views on aloneness, I have several short essays brewing. I can start one of them with, “When I’m pissed at someone I don’t feel alone.”"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Moderate drinking risks cancer and mental decline in the group Health & Fitness
"Ya wanna die of boredom? Or of asceticism? Of old age?"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"It’s firmly in mind, Loren. About 65 years late, I now know I was reading books of quotations because I wanted a non-Catholic moral order I wasn’t hearing from my silent parents. Today we can say it’s a humanist moral order."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"IMNVHO*, we are reading and/or adding to this list of agreeable quotations: 1) because we want confirmation for our biases, or 2) because Trump's amorality has so distressed us that we want to restore a moral order to our lives. -- Tom…"
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Unwitting Belief Change in the group No Nonsense
"When I was a San Francisco political activist I knew people who, after they'd voted, lied to pollsters and bragged about doing so. One polling company surveyed people who had just voted. They were all residents in an apartment house that by…"
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Antisocial Personality Disorder Is the Default Condition for Life on Earth
"Yeah, it's scary isn't it, to realize that people with antisocial personality disorder and other Wall Street types are governing America."
Sunday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Andy Borowitz Hoot in the group Feminist Atheists
"The problem, Cat, is that some law or another says someone will take satire seriously."
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Will you change your mind about tipping?
"First, does European or Canadian capitalism reward sociopathy? American capitalism does. Second, before I accept that the Cornell University study was fair, I want to see its design and procedures. Friends and I visit an on-campus restaurant each…"
Nov 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Andy Borowitz Hoot in the group Feminist Atheists
"And women DO talk, as every man knows!"
Nov 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Pierce makes a good case for his view but I ask how much of it coincides with the fallout from the 1954 Brown v. Board case. Less than six years after that desegregation ruling, the GOP’s extreme right John Birch Society was calling…"
Nov 13
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Joan, I will see Fiddler on the Roof on Monday because — wait for it — the theater here will show it on Monday."
Nov 12
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Joan, I MEANT WHAT YOU READ: Evil prevails when good people do nothing. I did NOT MEAN what you changed it to."
Nov 12
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Bert, Hunter Thompson’s non-answer is no answer. Joan, please do answer your questions."
Nov 12
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"On Monday I will again see Fiddler on the Roof."
Nov 12
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Joan, re your “What if children are taught, self-respect/respect for others?” Post: My growing-up experiences persuaded me that parents who were not taught all that block their children’s attempts to learn it."
Nov 11

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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. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 790 discussion topics and 3840 members.

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