Thanks for the welcome comment Ruth. I'm still exploring, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of this place soon. I feel like I belong here already - coming from a similarly formatted but vastly more shallow thinking site. I can only stomach so much chat room style commentary so I'm branching out in a search for intelligence. Critical thinkers (ie atheists) are a natural place to gravitate towards.
I love your infective meme idea. I've been a selfish gene supporter since it first came out many years ago. I remember a recent point of inquiry podcast on the subject. I don 't get caught up in the scriptures since I don't have time for any fiction.
Thank you for the BIG welcome. And thanks for the suggestions. I think it is going to take me a while to find my feet in this rather large online world, but I will certainly check out your suggestions.