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Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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 Apr 21. 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 yesterday. 16 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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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
"Loren, I won't pay for that piece of Heinlein's advice."
20 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"A rhetorical query, Joseph; it was not a march for religion or pseudoscience."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"Yeah, faith. Despite my youthful claims that I was a Catholic, I did nothing to speed my trip to my next life. One reason was that I enjoyed masturbation."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion St. Patrick's day. Wear tie dye?
"Tie dye! I like it. One problem, the only tie dye instructor I know dislikes my tie dying my bed sheets."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Alternative Facts? When Were Americans Not Given Them?
"Yes, North Korea after a world tour."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to jlaz's discussion Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Well said, Michael; only a theist has all the answers. The rest of us require evidence."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to jlaz's discussion Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation in the group Atheists who love Science!
"jlaz, think evidence. Physicists test their hypotheses about the world with laboratory experiments. Mathematicians don't. Bangers may have degrees in physics but they do mathematics."
yesterday
tom sarbeck commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
"Evidence, Sean; evidence. Religion and the Bang have millions of words but no evidence. Try again. Or suspend judgment, as scientists do."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Key Heat Trapping Gas Crosses 410 Parts Per Million Threshold — Highest Level in Past 5-20 Million Years
""Angry, anyone? I am!" Joan, my political mentors told me another option. Don't get angry, get even. Your option, gardening, appears to work, too."
Thursday
tom sarbeck commented on Daniel W's group Getting Religion
"Twelve years of indoctrination in Catholic schools resulted in something probably like addiction. i was able to 'kick my need to believe" only after trauma "cleared my mind". Quitting religion soon followed. That was in 1957.…"
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Michael Penn replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Alternative Facts? When Were Americans Not Given Them?
"Now there is an alternative route to North Korea. Trump sent the carrier the wrong way."
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"Pessimist!"
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"I'm not scared. I'll deal with the problem when it arrives."
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?
"Michael, if more people had your ability to recognize places that might flood, .... Until a couple of decades ago, people who wanted to build homes chose cheap and mostly level land near rivers. Local officials approved their plans and they built…"
Tuesday
tom sarbeck commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
""The Bangers hypothesized it and see their hypothesis as both truth and evidence for further hypotheses." Bert, read that as: - Georges LeMaitre deduced from his math that he had proved the truth of Genesis, - Millions of Xians rejoiced, -…"
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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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