Last week, a former coworker sent me a text that one of my colleagues had died at a young age. It wasn't a complete surprise, as I had heard rumers of a rare, incurable, and rapidly progressing…Blog Forgiveness. 3 Likes Next step in mind control The Google Allo app will listen to your conversations so in the future it can tell you what to say to your friends. This is so dystopian I can barely imagine such a world. Snowden says don't use it.… Discussion Next step in mind control 1 Like Misogynist A**holes in Ascendancy Wendy Molyneux says it like it is in The Four Donald Trumps You Meet on Earth. Donald Trump has said repugnant, insulting things about women—over and over and over again—for as long as he’s been in t… Discussion Misogynist A**holes in Ascendancy 2 Likes THE TANTALIZING PURPOSES OF PRAYER
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Most common purpose of prayer is to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his…Blog THE TANTALIZING PURPOSES OF PRAYER 2 Likes Global Warming - The Math Test Recalculating the Climate Math You remember Global Warming's Terrifying New Math in 2012? Here's McKibben's update. ... If we’re serious about preventing catastrophic warming, the new study shows, we… Discussion Global Warming - The Math Test 2 Likes New way to get kids to eat healthy Broccoli v. French fries: Appealing to teens' impulse to rebel can curb unhealthy eating ...young teens have a heightened sensitivity to perceived injustice and react against authority. And their new… Discussion New way to get kids to eat healthy 2 Likes Did homo sapiens stopped evolving 6,000 year… That was what my son's 7th grade teacher told his science class. I was even more dismayed when my son told me this as a certain and indisputable fact. I was sure my son understood my mantra, “Alw… Discussion Did homo sapiens stopped evolving 6,000 year… 1 Like The Atheist's Moral Code I was just wondering what moral and ethical code you follow as an Atheist Humanist. A good article addressing this topic is below. <a href="http://raisingaskeptic.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/the-atheists-moral-">http://raisingaskeptic.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/the-atheists-moral-</a>.… Discussion The Atheist's Moral Code 1 Like Step Changes in Your Future See what Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 looked like, temperature-wise: image source 2016 started off way hotter than 2015. A sudden jump like this is called a step change. If you expect we'll now cool off to o… Discussion Step Changes in Your Future 3 Likes Entitlement I have been struggling with how to write about this. Then I watched the interview John F. O'Donnell did with Monique Hazzard on Redacted Tonight (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggszfVR6cdg">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggszfVR6cdg</a>). I li… Discussion Entitlement 1 Like Tony Heller/Steve Goddard Climate Denier on… How does one make sense of a climate denier's 180? Why take his new ideas seriously? Tony Heller used the pseudonym Steve Goddard to promote climate change denial. Then he "came clean" to explain how… Discussion Tony Heller/Steve Goddard Climate Denier on… 2 Likes Mother Teresa was no Mother Teresa Mother Teresa is being canonized today. Thanks to the people here, actually, they showed me a Christopher Hitchens documentary on her showing her cruelty, extortion, supporting evil dictators, and… Blog Mother Teresa was no Mother Teresa 3 Likes Phyllis Schlafly Proves That Evil Does Not M… Schlafly managed to become and remain one of the most successful anti-woman women of modern times. She supported persecution of anyone not in her rarified societal niche. Herself liberated, successfu… Discussion Phyllis Schlafly Proves That Evil Does Not M… 1 Like Ubiquitous Disconnect from Reality How does one live in a country where a significant public consensus embraces willful ignorance and cognitive dissonance? Whenever I read an optimistic prediction presupposing public rationality latel… Discussion Ubiquitous Disconnect from Reality 2 Likes bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated… The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, onc… Discussion bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated… 6 Likes Oil Pipleline Execs Basically Tax You for Th… How Congress Makes Regular Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Oil Pipeline Fat Cats A "legal crime", oil pipeline executives force you to double pay their taxes, when they aren't taxed. They're like, "Ha ha… Discussion Oil Pipleline Execs Basically Tax You for Th… 2 Likes