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Atheist/Humanist music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Aug 8, 2016. 2 Replies

This song intrigues me, the lyrics mirror some of the issues we have with our families and worldview.[The video is entertaining but really a distraction. Listen to the song]…Continue

Fun and games, Guccifer 2 posts some teasers...

Started Jun 19, 2016 0 Replies

The hacker that got the DNC server is getting ready to put a bunch of stuff on Wikileaks. A few documents were posted as teasers.Security consultant Cloudstrike recent announced they were called in…Continue

Real_PeerReview

Started Jun 18, 2016 0 Replies

I put this in science, but it's also kind of political.For the past 4 months or so an anonymous Twitter account (Real_PeerReview) featured links actual papers in the social "sciences". The postings…Continue

Retraction watch: Papers originally claiming Conservatism associated with psychotic traits had their data wrong

Started Jun 12, 2016 0 Replies

Widely quoted for a while until some researchers called them on statistical errors.Now the conclusions are reversed ...…Continue

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jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The More We Old Folks Lose Touch With Young Folks, the More Harshly We Criticize Them.
"I've read many places where teachers feel they have no support from parents. If the children fail to apply themselves or act out badly, if the teacher reports it to the parents, it's often the teacher who comes under attack. The other day…"
Mar 19
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The More We Old Folks Lose Touch With Young Folks, the More Harshly We Criticize Them.
"A literate person should be able to answer simple questions (especially when multiple choice) about a paragraph in front of them, regardless of political or religious persuasion. The standard should be especially high for teachers. If you are not…"
Mar 19
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The More We Old Folks Lose Touch With Young Folks, the More Harshly We Criticize Them.
"The tests were carefully designed to avoid cultural referenced (though one would expect that teachers, being presumably highly educated and suited to teach the next generation should have expanded their horizons). In any case the literacy test…"
Mar 19
jay H commented on Fateh Sakkal's blog post Bittersweet Incongruity
"Strange things do happen. Some years ago I found myself involved in an intense sexual relationship with  a very Christian grandmother (she was actually married, but her alcoholic husband was out of the picture). We would have sex before church,…"
Mar 18
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Home Schooling vs Public Schooling
"Basically there is nothing inherently wrong with it... but it requires a very serious commitment on the part of the parents. "
Mar 18
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The More We Old Folks Lose Touch With Young Folks, the More Harshly We Criticize Them.
"It can vary enormously. One factor is that in in an upscale community, you have a somewhat self selected group.... you generally live in an upscale community because your parents were sufficiently successful (often a combination of intelligence and…"
Mar 18
redhands liked jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
Mar 8
jay H replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Amnesty International on Donald Trump
"Amnesty International has their own set of biases including a healthy dose of pro Muslim antisemitism. This site has their perspective as well but AI is very much in who they defend and whom they attack. LIke a lot of NGOs on the left and the…"
Mar 4
jay H replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Civil Service Slaughter
"Currently the number of government employees (many doing useless jobs, others meddling in our affiars) is about double the number of people in manufacturing. Something's totally upside down."
Jan 7
jay H replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion tRump plans CIA restructure
"There are a lot of security professionals who doubt the strength of those claims as well. The 'briefing' provided very little concrete information. It's not impossible that Obama got the report he wanted."
Jan 7
jay H replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Pippa Bacca wanted to prove that Muslims in the middle east are nice people by hitchhiking through the middle east wearing a wedding dress
"In parts of our current PC climate, you would be called a 'racist' just for pointing this out. Jesse Huges (of 'Eagles of Death Metal'), the band that was playing at the Bataclan a year ago during the terrorist attacks has…"
Jan 7
jay H replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Statistics show that there are far fewer atheist in prison than theist, True, but totally wrong!
"There's another issue to: how do you define an atheist? We tend to think of folks like many of us who have come to some form of rational conclusion about the universe and decided there is no evidence of gods. But probably the majority of…"
Jan 7
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion If the Electoral College Chooses Trump, Will It Have Failed in Its Purpose?
"I must admit I'm having fun watching all this. Before the election when Trump was questioning the results, Obama insisted that the elections were secure and it would be unpatriotic to question the results simply because you don't like…"
Dec 14, 2016
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion If the Electoral College Chooses Trump, Will It Have Failed in Its Purpose?
"The concept of the EC was in part to keep any single state from controlling the federal government by giving each state a guaranteed minimum voice. In popular vote, California and Texas could pretty much control the country. But it appears that the…"
Dec 14, 2016
jay H replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion It's not about Trump, it's a much better sign than it appears
"I agree that there is finally a growing resistance to the political  establishment (which included both the Democrats and the Republicans).  Details notwithstanding, Trump managed to completely shake up both parties at the same time (which…"
Nov 24, 2016
jay H commented on Randall Smith's blog post Farmers Markets
"Ultimately the cost of things is directly related to the labor involved. Labor intensive production, whether food, clothes, furnishings, whatever will always be a niche market, which gets most of its income from wealthy customers. To actually feed…"
Sep 18, 2016

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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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