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"...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

Conversation's Greatest Values: It Serves to Defeat Tyranny and to Enable Trust

Started Feb 9 0 Replies

Religious domination requires silence, so if people I'm with start talking religion I usually say I have other stuff to do and leave. If I stay, I do not remain silent.Other forms of…Continue

Tags: silence, tyranny, trust, domination, conversation

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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.
"Does it matter? Only if multiple billions of dollars per year in taxpayer money matter. The money started flowing when the USSR in 1957 put a man into earth orbit and America's leaders knew the USSR could use the same vehicle to put weapons…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Immigration
"Has anyone not heard that 16th century Native Americans lacked  a wise immigration policy? More seriously, relatives on my mom's side long ago said she would have married a young man who'd come to  America from Germany illegally…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Loren, Smith is a reporter; the others are entertainers"
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Shep Smith's news is the only Fox program I watch."
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Damn universe; it's not obeying my math!" And then a segue to power.

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 and feed more than one pet gerbil.You chose to stay? Ok.I like to compare…See More
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tom sarbeck replied to BenGee's discussion Anyone else think stuffs getting more crazy?
"Ben, as I'm sure you know, stealing from the young to give to the old uand stealing from the poor to give to the rich are not new utter madnesses."
Sunday
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins in the group Hang With Friends
"Loren, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, existing state laws on abortion will take its place. You're in Ohio; what are its laws?"
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tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins in the group Hang With Friends
"Thanks, Loren, for the link to the interview. I read it all, copied two lines that might inspire essays, and found Dawkins less arrogant than I'd concluded after seeing several one liners by him. I also resubscribed. But for the Playboy…"
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"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."
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tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"@Joan: "How does the pledge of allegiance bring children into the political culture? Is it a prayer? The words, "under g-d" may imply prayer." I googled "scotus on pledge" and found the 1940 and 1943 rulings about JW…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"Cu, as I once did and perhaps as you once did, they base their lives on their myths so when you invalidate their myths you invalidate them. I would get Socratic and ask questions that bring out the cognitive dissonances they have…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Karen Armstrong's problems include being unable to say she knows of no evidence for a god or gods, and until there is evidence she has other stuff she wants to do."
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"Karen Armstrong's problems include being unable to say she knows of no evidence for a god or gods, and until there is evidence she has other stuff she wants to do. To me, that seems masocg p"
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tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Bannon - Trump Attack on Morality and Reason
"Bannon may be as amoral as any sociopath I can imagine. I've seen and heard enough about him to conclude that; I've seen or heard nothing from him. He's smart; he's leaving fame to those who need it. Think Trump. Most of the…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Mark Twain's War Prayer. in the group Quotation Of The Day
"Twain publicly opposed Teddy Roosevelt's drive for empire. For ereader users, collections of all of Twain's writings are available for free or almost free."
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""The point is not that [democracy] is easy, but that it is possible." -- Zephyr Teachout, in Corruption in America."
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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 19, 2017 at 1:30am 1 Comment

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 and feed more than one pet gerbil.



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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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