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The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

The 2014 PBS video Particle Fever provides some spoken evidence.The script again and again has characters saying, in varying words, the Large Hadron Collider's search for the Higgs boson was the Big…Continue

Tags: electricity, gravity, metaphysics, cosmology, astronomy

The Voters, In Their Infinite Wisdom, Will Decide The Issue.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W on Monday. 13 Replies

In 1972 I became politically active in a state with the direct initiative and was surprised to hear legislators say those words about ballot propositions.I did not immediately agree that voters are…Continue

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R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud 8 hours ago. 46 Replies

Assuming they lose, of course.We have to ask which Republicans. Establishment, prolbably Libertarian? Evangelicals? Trump's voters? Conservatives other than the above?The likely consequences?Continue

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Comprehensive Sex Ed Going Aound the World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Murray Aug 16. 2 Replies

There's good news, especially for girls, worldwide. The Population Council and other organizations (including Planned Parenthood) are sending comprehensive sex education around the world, in several…Continue

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tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year
"Interesting. The Big Bang is dead. Long live the Electric Universe. Translation: Don't go out where a lightning bolt will dig what looks like an impact crater but hurls the debris and your remains out into space. "
8 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year
"Per Wiki it started with the frogs but got generalized. Loose translation - one asshole down but tyranny lives on. "
8 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Separation of church and state of mind
"Nationalists see themselves as patriots but are more extreme. The US Supreme Court takes on Christianity only when important rights are in danger. When it rules on the religion-like expressions "under God" and "In God we trust",…"
8 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year
"Bert, I was thinking of adding that but I first want to ask some UKers what they mean when they say that about their monarchs. "
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?
"Lucky you Daniel.  I can't sleep that long. I can't stand to listen to any politician, especially that ass Trump, so I have to switch TV channels a lot.  I get my political news from Atheist Nexus members, just so I know…"
8 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Idaho, given that bureaucrats want to grow their "empires", their power and their salaries, shrinking government has to be a constant effort. The question is, how far to shrink it. One man I know, intelligent enough to be non-religious, an…"
8 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year
"The bib band is dead. Long live the big bang."
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The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year

The 2014 PBS video Particle Fever provides some spoken evidence.The script again and again has characters saying, in varying words, the Large Hadron Collider's search for the Higgs boson was the Big Bang's last gasp. If it fails they have nothing, and LHC staff says it has failed.I was one of the many who refused to swallow the religion-like ex nihilo story: that the mass of the entire universe once occupied a space smaller than one of the particles invented by today's particle physicists.The…See More
9 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"Daniel, given the US government's long war on whistleblowers, its "of, by and for investors" policies, its almost two-century-long (since the Monroe Doctrine) imperialism, the pro-aristocracy remarks by Federalists Alexander Hamilton…"
10 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"... I kind of flinched. ... Gillette has more "heart". Joan, if a skilled sociopath sets his or her sights on you, you will more than flinch. Those who are smart enough to avoid prisons have the skills to romance anyone out of anything.…"
11 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion One in five try Polyamory in the group Polyamory
"Opinion: Given human frailty, mandated monogamy is a cause and an effect of a monopoly on power. The people who introduced my wife and I to swinging made clear that it won't remedy the ills in a marriage, but it might lead to communication…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Is Penn Jillette's Libertarianism less sociopathic than Ayn Rand's? "
21 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?
"Daniel, I find Trump too much fun and craziness to miss. When you wake up let us know and we will tell you what you missed, for an outrageous price of course. "
21 hours ago
Daniel W replied to tom sarbeck's discussion R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?
"I'm going to sleep now for the next couple of months.  Please wake me up on Nov 10 or so."
21 hours ago
Gary Clouse replied to tom sarbeck's discussion R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?
"Daniel,   I hompe I'm wrong, but afraid I may be right."
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tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?
"Daniel, are you suggesting that Wikileaks concerns itself with a flea-size Trump? I've read most of a book titled The Wikileaks Files. The people who are leaking what's in it are aiming at American imperialism, a vastly larger target than…"
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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 2:10am on May 16, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That's true. I've looked on the internet but it's all a bit general. I'll take a stroll into town on Monday and check it up in the library.

At 3:54pm on May 15, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

HI Tom I've been thinking about that theory of yours regarding childhood happiness and political leanings. There could be more to it than I initially thought. In a couple of weeks I'll be visiting the library i'll see what I can dig up.

At 4:28pm on May 3, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That electric Universe will blow a fuse Tom.

At 10:00am on March 2, 2015, Mojo said…
Tom thanks for extending the invite. I've been an athiest since the 70's and have become more so since.

I see religion as the handmaiden of fascism and oligarchs.

I find it absurd and pathetic that so many still embrace the superstition and denial of real humanity that religion demands.

You and I will be long gone before the world will be free of the bonds of theocracy, but every movement has to start somewhere.
At 10:22pm on February 28, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks, Tom.  It isn't that well written, but I think I get my point across.

At 1:52pm on February 20, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks for the invite, Tom.  Hope to have some good discussions with you.  Since we are close to the same age, there probably won't be too many disagreements though..

At 9:56pm on February 4, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Thanks for clarifying. The reason I used the collective 'we' instead of the singular 'I' was because I was aiming for something inside the comfort zone of the reader. Hoping to rattle cages enough that maybe I get some folks to reconsider their stance on self-ownership. Sorry about misunderstanding your comment.

At 12:54pm on February 2, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

The place where you left the comment is at this link:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/personal-responsibility#comments

If you could let me know who I plagiarize I'd appreciate it. I didn't mean to.

At 11:55am on January 21, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

You wrote as a comment on my blog titled 'personal responsibility':

"Consider the words you borrowed from someone you didn't acknowledge:

As long as we are living the only power over us is that which we allow."

Tom, The idea is hardly new but from whom did I plagiarize?? I take it seriously, and I looked online to double check and found no quote that I failed to attribute.

At 12:52pm on January 15, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Hey Tom, you said I borrowed words without acknowledging their source. From where??

I'm asking here instead of bumping an old post. I only just read the comments.

 
 
 

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