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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

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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."
16 hours ago
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." "
17 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Politics everywhere selects for narcissism."
17 hours ago
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."
17 hours ago
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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Thomas Murray replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Touching--skin touching skin even non-sexually--frightens authoritarians... in the group Secular Sexuality
"The GOP will make Legal Rape a national pastime......"
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Grinning Cat replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Touching--skin touching skin even non-sexually--frightens authoritarians... in the group Secular Sexuality
"That relates to an infographic I saw that linked the "conservative", "right-wing" political and social worldview to a "tough love", authoritarian, "strict father" parenting style that focuses on raising…"
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tom sarbeck commented on NH Baritone's blog post Can Christians tolerate not knowing?
"How do I explain the world's existence? I tried to explain it when I was a kid in an occasionally violent Catholic home. I wanted to be happy like other kids but was not. I got away from the violence by comforming my behavior to my…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"There will come a time when people decide you've had enough of your grief, and they'll try to take it away from you. -- Sarah Manguso"
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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 few moments of thought, without any math, led me to doubt the BB story. Imagine, if you can, the entire universe squeezed to a speck smaller than the eye can see. I defend my doubt as I defend my not believing the Catholicism I was taught: "I…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Poverty Has Always Accompanied Capitalism in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"To the three decisions named above, add product quality. A small clothing manufacturer formerly owned by one of my dad's distant relatives had closed and the building, the size of two or three football fields, was dark. I was in junior…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Tracking the steady stream of lies coming from the Republican White House in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Thank you, Cat. Thank the WaPo people too. Will we keep the republic..., the plutocratic oligarchy the founders gave us? I hope Trump's lies inspire us to do better than the founders."
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tom sarbeck commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Like the creationism and anti-abortion bills introduced each year in many states, the Indiana bill's whole purpose is to get to SCOTUS. If a second Trump Injustice is there, it might win so xians will not quit. We have to stand out, danger be…"
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tom sarbeck commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Like the creationism and anti-abortion bills introduced each year in many states, the Indiana bill's whole purpose is to get to SCOTUS. If a second Trump Injustice is there, it might win."
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"Like the creationism and anti-abortion bills introduced each year in many states, the Indiana bill's whole purpose is to get to SCOTUS."
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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 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, feed more than one pet gerbil, and make you a leader in…

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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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