I seem to have paniced a bit when I got my Internet bill on Friday, mind you how can't a person get freaked by a $1200 bill! I got it sorted out now though. One of the problems with living in the country side. Did you catch my copy/paste?
Dude, you seem to be getting some of my comments mixed up. I think people like you and Dr Grinspoon are totally awesome, but you seem to be mistaking some of my comments, that are directed at other people, to be directed at you. Quite the opposite. You haven't said anything yet that I disagree with. You're cool dude!
We look forward to your future essays. The points you mention always need to be discussed. Why do otherwise clever people, having earlier fallen for superstitious nonsense, not see it and make an intellectual escape? Yes, do raise discussion topics whenever you wish--including the one about what happens when we die.
You are most welcome to Atheist Nexus.
As a biologist you can help contribute to discussions that involve evolution such as we do in the busy group "Origins", q.v.
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