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World of Batsh!t - #7: Gravity (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 10, 2016. 3 Replies

Oh, dear ... CoolHardLogic has found another one!  We now have "B S Detector," a flat-earther holding forth on why he's right and everyone else is wrong.  This particular scientific "genius" seems to…Continue

Tags: Einstein, gravity, Dunning-Kruger, CoolHardLogic

World of Batshit - #6: Sphereless (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15, 2016. 2 Replies

The flying mouse feces spreaders are BACK ... and CoolHardLogic has GOT 'em!  This time he's got some wingnut named Jeranism, who seems to think that there are no spheroidal objects in outer space,…Continue

Tags: Tycho Brahe, parallax, sphere, batshit, Dunning-Kruger

David Silverman – Fighting God & Firebrand Atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2016. 58 Replies

I love David Silverman. Why? Because he has the brass cojones to call a spade a spade, he doesn't soften his approach and he doesn't back down.  Recently, in Zurich, Switzerland, David gave a talk on…Continue

Tags: firebrand atheism, Fighting God, David Silverman

World of Batsh!t - #5: Space Denial (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 4, 2015. 3 Replies

So ... maybe you thought the space-happy idiot-children had gone on vacation?  Not a chance!  YouTube producer CoolHardLogic has done his homework and once again has found another exemplar of the…Continue

Tags: space, fake, Earth, Dunning-Kruger, Photoshop


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I'm a semi-retired / involuntarily unemployed electrical engineer who has a rather eclectic background, never mind a few miles on the odometer. I suppose I was an "apatheist" for quite a while - largely indifferent to the whole issue of gods - but after 9/11 and the more blatant appearance of evangelicals and Dominionists on the scene, my atheism has finally come to the fore.

Other interests include high-end stereo and home theater (and with that, CD and DVD collecting), BMWs and general car enthusiasm, single-malt whisky and biking.

I flatter myself that I know my way around Atheist Nexus at least reasonably well (I've been here since November of 2009), so if you need a hand with something, please don't hesitate to give a shout.

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"Are any of you watching coverage of the Women's March on Washington? Over 225,000 PEOPLE there and HUGE crowds elsewhere! ROCK AND ROLL!!!"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Spud, for a long time, I've said that if this were a christian nation, the preamble of our constitution would have said something to the effect of: "In the Name of Almighty God and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ..." but it…"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Works for me, Daniel.  Heinlein had about as much time for religion as I do – NONE – and for anyone who would doubt that, I would refer them to one of his last works: Job: A Comedy of Justice, which has some quote-worthy parts as…"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro."
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature. Religions are all alike - founded…"
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Daniel W left a comment for Loren Miller
"Another famous someone ALMOST from Cleveland "
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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Education Secretary Betsy DeVos likely to push Intelligent Design in the group Atheist News
"And ONE of those judges was a George W. Bush appointee ... and the case was Kitzmiller v. Dover, where the creationists or ID supporters or whatever frankly took it on the chin!  I mean, ask Michael Behe how well his cross-examination went!"
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Loren Miller replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The separation of church and state, why do we get it so wrong?
"The First Amendment is only part of expression of church / state separation.  Equally important is Article VI, paragraph 3, which states:...no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the…"
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"Daniel, in the immortal words of that rascally rabbit:And ANYONE who thinks I'm going to lay down and play dead while the orange nightmare runs amok doesn't know me at all!And speaking of orange nightmares, maybe we should start…"
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"Try not to let it get you down too much.  I feel disillusioned, probably as much as anyone.  But letting this individual, his name, and his confederates disillusion you and make you feel defeated, also makes it more difficult to pull out…"
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"Law & Order, eh?  I got the third year of L&O for Christmas, because that marked the premiere of Jerry Orbach as Lenny Brisco.  I've always enjoyed his performances as Lenny and the dynamic he brought to the show.My downstairs…"
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's status
"Loren, I was thinking "Caligula didn't have the nuclear codes." too. We set our TV to record a Law & Order marathon during the time period of the inauguration. Not going to look at it, to avoid nausea."
The Flying Atheist commented on Loren Miller's status
"I can't stomach watching, so I will pass on this gloomy spectacle. On a good note, I heard there were more bus parking permits issued for this weekend for protesting groups than for supporters."
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"Caligula didn't have the nuclear codes, and he was dangerous enough as it was.  I'm giving serious thought to going out for a drive."
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's status
"More like Caligula maybe. Or Caligula crossed with PeeWee Herman."
Daniel W commented on Loren Miller's status
"No watching for me.  That man already got his wish.  The news is all him, all the time.  He dominates everywhere.  Julius Caesar but without character or courage."
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's status
"It's been suggested that people should leave their tvs tuned to the cartoon channel or anything other than inauguration coverage to lower the ratings."
Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"By the data to date, there is only one animal in the Galaxy dangerous to man -- man himself.  So he must supply his own indispensable competition.  He has no enemy to help him.Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved…"

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At 10:05am on January 21, 2017, Daniel W said…

Another famous someone ALMOST from Cleveland

At 10:51am on September 8, 2016, Elisabeth Christina Mathes said…

Thanks for the welcome, Loren!

I´ve already found many awesome vids and topics in this group, so I will definitely have a great time here! Cheers, Eli

At 6:41am on July 3, 2016, Scarlet StormBreaker said…

Thank you. 

At 3:25pm on July 2, 2016, Kelly said…

Hi Loren! Yes I love podcasts! They were a big help after my divorce the comedy ones helped me laugh again. The variety and content of podcasts is better than anything on cable. I do love the Thinking Atheist podcast, it's well produced and that voice is amazing, I could listen to him for hours!

At 3:35pm on May 22, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I was just soliciting advice, Loren.

At 7:44pm on May 18, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

That might be related. Later I had to stop my flash plugin because it gave me problems.

BTW, I put my psychological reaction to climate news in the Psychology group. It' really for psychological discussion, isn't it. I wasn't sure where to put it, as I already overload Ecological and Climate Concerns. Have you a better suggested location to post such things in future?

At 5:43pm on May 18, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thought you might want to know. I selected the Noam Chomsky group after searching for it in my groups, and my computer froze up. The message telling me what was loading said something about read Twitter.com. Had to do a hard reboot. Couldn't find anything like that in my task manager.

At 3:32pm on April 19, 2016, Neal said…

I think AU's been invaded by AN. =)

At 2:16am on April 19, 2016, John Jubinsky said…

I'm not so sure that A/N is going to stay up either. One thing that I have noticed for some time now is that A/N will no longer allow tags to be added  to discussions that are posted. That makes me suspect that it has been over burdened. Someone needs to connect with the originator of it and tell him or her about the problem. I think Dr. Meaden would be a very logical choice to do this. He likes Joan Danoo so maybe she should be the one to connect with him. 

At 12:40pm on April 16, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me, Loren!

Loren Miller's Blog

Confrontational Reality and Donald J. Trump

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 11:00am 8 Comments

It was a cold January afternoon in 2009 when USAir flight 1549 departed LaGuardia airport with 150 passengers, three flight attendants and pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and first officer Jeff Skiles at the controls of the Airbus 320. Beginning their climb to 15,000 feet, everything was ordinary and routine, just another milk run to Charlotte, North Carolina, right up to the point where Captain Sullenberger noted: “Birds.” Hardly half a breath later, several dozen Canada geese…


Donald Trump Got His Wish ... Or Did He?

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 7:45am 22 Comments

Know this from the get-go: I do not claim to know Donald Trump very well if well at all. What I’m laying out here is something which may be semi-plausible, based on what little I DO know and have seen of the words and behaviors of the man who is now the president-elect of these United States.

There can be no doubt but that the healthiest (or at least most active) characteristic of Donald Trump’s psychology is his ego. Regardless of what he has or has not accomplished, Trump is…


Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 9:10am 31 Comments

Tuesday morning I got up, actually happy that the day had finally come. I could cast my vote for Hillary and Ted Strickland and Marcia Fudge, and while I knew that Ted had no chance against Rob Portman, the other two would come through for me. My wife and I rode the short distance to the polling place on Columbus Road, showed our IDs and got our ballots, marked them and slipped them into the reader / scanner when we were done. We had well and faithfully done our bit for our country and its…


Atheism and Social Justice

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 8:45am 1 Comment

There seems to have been a lot of jabber in parts of the atheist community these days about SJWs, also known as Social Justice Warriors, and the supposedly negative impact these people have had on the atheist movement. Argument about this business has gone up and down the internet, from YouTube to Patheos.com and back. The two sides of this foofaraw seem to be split mostly around feminism’s seeming inclusion into the warp and woof of some atheist discussions and issues deriving from that…



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