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At 6:59pm on February 14, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Hi Donald. That link you shared in climate Concerns didn't lead to anything but a Google search page. Perhaps you could click into the particular article you want us to read, and make a new comment linked directly to it.

At 7:42am on December 29, 2016, Richard Ashley said…

At 7:42am on December 29, 2016, Richard Ashley said…

My original plan was research on illogical beliefs ie religion, then the psychology of belief,then propaganda, which is a very black area! With all the date gatherered, I can project that at least 6 volumes would be required! Although I started out to explain the idiocy of belief in the supernatural, I stopped & pondered the millions in Asia who believe in the medicinal properties of rhino horn or tiger's claws & realised that overal humankind has not evolved very much regardless of the progress made by scientists!
RA.

At 1:40pm on December 27, 2016, Jerri said…

TY, I am already interested in so much. I am serious about my family. I am 46 years old and a care giver for my disabled mother. Her sister (my 90 year old aunt) just stopped by 1/2 an hour ago, and started questioning me on things she had no business asking.

This being stuck in the middle between caring for my mother and dealing with right wing religious family is hard! I am glad to come to group and be around free thinkers!

I really really really want to get more involved! Richard Dawkins has been a huge inspiration, and it is great to see there are a lot more people who have enough sense to know how to think for themselves!

At 11:45am on December 15, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Donald, I appreciate your dialogue in Climate Concerns.

Incidentally, here's an entry from Lean Logic, a kind of dictionary, that explains better than I could why I never say things like, "Climate Change is our fault." or "Human beings are to blame from Global Warming."

At 6:56am on November 10, 2016, Roberto Comenale said…

Hi Donald good morning yes I do believe in evolution but also I believe in extraterrestres or others kinds of inteligente beans from other places of the universe. And as I already have said I believe that God is Nature. Greetings. Thank you.

At 2:54pm on November 9, 2016, Roberto Comenale said…

Hello Donald how are you friend hope very well thank you for accept me at the Atheist Nexus, as I told you before I am became an Atheist because I believe that the Nature is God that he is everywhere and I dont believe that Christ can replace God and I think that we all are like Christ because he and every creature of the Earth and of the Universe are all the same from the Creation. 

At 10:20am on April 16, 2016, Loren Miller said…

Peculiar - I can't find you in my A|N mail list.  If you can find me in yours, send me an A|N mail note and I'll answer it with my email, to get this business started.

At 8:35am on March 6, 2016, Daniel W said…
Don it sounds like you are way ahead of me in the vegetable department.
this winter I added 4 smaller raised beds, approx 4ft by 4ft. They are taller, and solider, made from the narrower cement blocks and topped with cobblestone pavers from an old patio. I can weed without bending much, and sit on the edge to plant seeds. Two have perennial Chinese chive - we use in large amount as a vegetable - and two I planted with seeds for spinach, radishes, etc, this week. After those are done, one will get flowers, something deer resistant like marigolds, and the other Will get peppers.

I drive to Longview Kaiser every 6 months for cancer consultation. It's easier and nicer than going to Portland.
At 10:43am on March 5, 2016, Daniel W said…

Oh, one more - here is a topic we had in the garden group on senior / accessible gardening.  I can also help with the flower growing.

At 10:39am on March 5, 2016, Daniel W said…

Don, I forget where but noting that you and your wife are giving up gardening.  I feel bad for you.  Gardening is part of what makes my life livable.

Here are some raised beds that I put in.  They are made with the narrower size concrete blocks, with cobblestone caps.  I can sit on the ledge, use a hand trowel or oversize kitchen tools to remove weeds, and basically not lean over.  It doesn't need soil turning over.

You probably thought of options like this, but no harm in bringing it up.  There are also websites and books about senior gardening, such as this one.  Most of us in the garden group here are older, and I'm no spring chicken myself.

Take care!

Daniel

At 5:27pm on August 25, 2015, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

You can be glad, at least, that your woods aren't on top of thawed permafrost, Donald. Things are much worse right now for people near Lake Baikal in Siberia than in Washington.

“It Feels Like Doomsday” — Massive Lake Baikal Wildfires Threaten Water Supply

For the burning comes due to added atmospheric heat thawing permafrost and providing billions and billions of tons of additional wildfire fuels by turning what was once ice into a peat-like under layer. This thawing creates an understory fuel for the fires spreading over large sections of Siberia. Now, trees will often burn all the way to the roots and the newly thawed land itself will burn to a depth of three feet or deeper. [emphasis mine]

At least your forest is on solid ground.

At 5:50pm on January 24, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Donald    

It's good to have you with us. Make yourself at home. Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.

We invite you to visit and join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 1000 discussion topics and 4150 members.http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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Terry

At 7:54am on January 24, 2015, Randall Smith said…

Hello Donald. Welcome to the growing family of non-believers here at A/N.

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