I have become a real fan of the way Jonathan Haidt and some of his co authors approach how people make emotional and moral decisions. He's done a lot of cross cultural work to try to nail down the…Continue
" I fail to see how this differs from s kosher deli that chooses not to make a ham sandwich. Why should the state force someone to sell something they don't wish to (ham sandwich or gay wedding cake)?
Presumably if a gay person asked for a…"
"Ah, my edit didn't take.
I posted the above before I had read all the other replies.
I think I can understand why some folks consider science and reason to be the tool of the oppressor, because oppressors have used them to further their…"
"When I attended The Evergreen State College in the lat 1990's, there was a class called, "The Tyranny of Reason," which had the same premise that rational thinking was a form of white male intellectual imperialism. I guess some people…"
"A quick view of the website didn't show any Goddiness. But it seems to be a coordinating service like Angies list doesn't seem like they have vehicles. Perhaps a particular dog groomer put that on their own truck.
Unless I missed…"
"A couple of quotes I've read (not original to me)
No man is more honorable than the one who goes to his grave without repenting, without apologizing for speaking the truth to a world infatuated with lies.
Belief in myths allows the comfort of…"
"The governments want to play it both ways. It's socially popular to attack the oil business, but if the oil business left, these countries would collapse and wind up as 18th century hell holes. So this sham goes back and forth. The politicians…"
"The crypto battles are not new. Before the development of reasonably powerful personal computers in the 90s, government had pretty much a monopoly on strong crypto. There were cases of people getting patents on crypto technology which immediately…"
"It should also go without saying that we need to simultaneously enforce the law and not go beyond the law. While probably most of these accusations are true, or mostly true, anything this large can attract people seeing a chance for a fat lawsuit.…"
"Sounds like fun, though I'm not sure what the political platform would be. Judging from this and other groups, it could range from a libertarian leaning free marketer like myself, to Bernie style socialism.
[As a side point, it's a…"
"Monotheism has logical problems that polytheism does not, especially the problem of evil. With an omnipotent good god, there needed to be some explanation, so they needed to create a secondary evil 'god' Satan (actually through most of the…"
"Pretty funny, but in reality, stuff doesn't get added to the DSM unless there's room to make money off the diagnosis and treatment. Both psychiatry and psychology are largely driven by income and the winds of public opinion. Things…"
"How can we guide the evolution of civilization in this new world?
Worth a serious look: Ruth's posting "Learn from marketing to save us all" -- on how the techniques Apple, Harley-Davidson, and others have learned from religions could…"
"Ruth, when I read statements by the extreme right wing fundamentalists, and read about their statements claiming gays should be executed, I wonder how far they will go. Of course, their world is full of hypocrisy, they pick and choose scripture, and…"
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.
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