Thank you for the warm welcome and the invite. I majored in astronomy and physics in college, so this is an amazing group for me. I can't wait to learn my way around the site and join in the wonderful discussions! I have been looking for a bastion of rational people with critical thinking skills for a long time now. I think I found it.
Dr. Meadon...Thanks for your warm reception...I am presently getting ready to leave Florida for Maine where I spend the summer...I look forward to becoming more active following the seasonal move. I very much enjoy watching lectures and debates with Richard Dawkins by the way!
Thank you for your invitation, Dr Meaden. The description of your discussion community indeed appears to cover many of my interests.
Dr Neil Tyson's homage to Dr Sagan's "Cosmos" has reawakened my layman's interest in science and the intricacies of the natural universe and I look forward to participating in reasoned discussions on these topics.
having just read your line that "gods exist nowhere but inside peoples' heads", a belief i have come to share, i find myself wondering if you don't know what "a meme in the noosphere" means, certainly your skepticism that i am an atheist is off-putting and confusing….
isn't "inside peoples' heads" somewhere in existence? i believe that it is and delight in the irony that now that i've gone from youthful anglican deist, to longtime fence sitting agnostic, to out and out atheist, i can in truth prove that god exists, if only as a meme in the noosphere….
like light being both a wave and a particle, or an electron appearing to be everywhere at once, common sense must sometimes bow to the truth of paradox????
Thank you Dr. Terence for your support ... its really difficult here but knowing the truth while you alone is better than living as an ignorance with the religious herd .
Am really thankful sir ... I will join the group for sure .