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Discussing some aspects of cosmology and cosmogony (one thread of many)

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Mar 5. 2 Replies

Hi - a few weeks ago there was a discussion on a atheistnexus.org forum that touched on some aspects of cosmology and I guess cosmogony and a few things came up: 1) First, it was clear that some of…Continue

Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Mar 17. 34 Replies

Hi - recently there was a thread on some aspects of this topic, and there was interested discussion by several people but I think it got bogged down, there were accusations of trolling, etc.  I…Continue

Can rights to digital media be passed along to one's heirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Feb 20. 26 Replies

With all of the money I have been spending on e-books and a bit on music and videos, over the years, I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything as to whether the rights to read, listen and view can…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Haynes Jan 17. 10 Replies

[2016-01-07 - changing to general network questions - maybe I can get an answer there.  Disappointed not to get a reply yet.]As far as I know, haven't heard back from anyone at the site since I…Continue

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jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Yes, interesting, thanks for posting this information.  There is one in the works an hour from me in Tucson, and another that already exists about 2.5+ hours away in Phoenix.  I can't get readily to them (there is a decent-seeming…"
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jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Yes, that's some of the basic idea, good quote."
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Joseph P replied to jlaz's discussion Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I do filming for my local one, in Chapel Hill.  I wouldn't be involved, if it wasn't for that need.  18 years of forced, weekly, Catholic mass removed any desire I might have for any sort of regular-gathering type of group.…"
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Thomas Murray replied to jlaz's discussion Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joseph, The Sunday Assembly looks interesting. Are you a member and have you been to some?"
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Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious groups in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Also relevant: "What about churches?" in "Chapter 30: Love thy neighbor as thyself" in Why Won't God Heal Amputees?"
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Economics and Community values as to real estate owned by religious group

I've been wondering off and on for a long time as to two inter-related (as I see it) issues: 1) evolving how people find community interaction when they want it. 2) real estate values of Churches and similar. 1) So, what I mean by the first is that as the mythology of religion melts away as not literally believable in any sense, this does not mean humans lose some of the needs served traditionally served by religion.  Where does one go, physically and otherwise, (if one wants) for weekly…See More
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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  See More
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BenGee replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"I need to start writing all my posts in Word, then copying them here. The grammar check tools on this site leave something to be desired."
Mar 17
John Elder replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"I Just use the copy highlight and function  and then paste things into Word to save them. It's not convenient, but it works ok to save things. "
Mar 17
BenGee replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"No need to opt out just yet John, I agree we form social contracts every day wherever we go. One could call them rules, though they aren't really anything formal. Just generally agreed upon standards to ensure everyone can get along and co…"
Mar 6
John Elder replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"I see no complicated rules here. I see nothing beyond re-iterating that we should be honestly upfront about what we are really talking about. And that we agree not ti insult one another personally professionally or otherwise. No attempt at limiting…"
Mar 6
BenGee replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"Well, I understand your point. The rules we suggested seem reasonable to me, are well within the over all forum rules. I am a big proponents of the freedom of speech, however I fail to see how encouraging people to remain objective, avoid false…"
Mar 5
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?
"Well, I certainly do believe in rules against attacking the person.  Is this not already part of the overall forum rules?  I also think it's important to self-monitor a fair amount so that the forum owners/moderators are not required…"
Mar 5
BenGee replied to jlaz's discussion Discussing some aspects of cosmology and cosmogony (one thread of many)
"I would also like to add one of the biggest reasons we have these problems is because of a mistake on the part of our scientific community. Scientists don't waste precious cognitive resources on ideas, hypothesizes, or "theories" that…"
Mar 5

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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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