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rudiecantfail:
Thank you smile
thejuanupsman:
Very true. Sorry to see you are gone. This place can always use some clear thinking.
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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE RESIST SCIENCE?

"The developmental data suggest that resistance to science will arise in children when scientific claims clash with early emerging, intuitive expectations. This resistance will persist through adulthood if the scientific claims are contested within a society, and will be especially strong if there is a non-scientific alternative that is rooted in common sense and championed by people who are...
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dmac:
May I be the first to wish you a very happy birthday!

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Solid advice! I suggest LOTS of cake eating today. biggrin




brightredscream:
The apology was nice - I hope that you took it to him personally and let him know.

*smacks you with trout* tongue
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What's been on my mind during the last month since I blogged:

1. I further embrace atheism. That said, I accept that irrational little part of me that needs the superstition to explain the unexplainable and let it do what it must.
2. The US is turning into a surveillance society, which is something I don't wish to be a part of.
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dmac:
Yeah, but sometimes all the good stuff happens late at night! biggrin
meatpieboy:
I'll be in Guanacaste, up in Santa Rosa National Park. Not far from the border. It's an amazing park.
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What's been on my mind since my last blog entry:

0. Free will is an illusion and a delusion.
1. We are neuro-chemical machines running lots of short neuo-chemical programs.
2. Give somebody a stimulus and they'll give you a pre-programed response.
3. People are push-button machines.
4. Any decided effort to change one's own neuro-chemical programs is not free will as...
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squire:
Why? You a cop? wink Listen man, I don't know where that shit came from.
the_melon_helmet:
You up for driving into MD tonight for some crab cakes? My friend is in from Japan for some good old Air Force training and I'll be leaving here at 600ish to head out there. Give me a ring.
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"...but who the fuck are you to turn your views into my laws?" -- Eric Schwartz



Sticking a finger into the eye of fundies of ALL stripes.

Fuck 'em, especially if they can't take a joke.
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dissipate:
I'm very impressed!
dissipate:
There is a great book about it. Its called "The Sign and the Seal" By Graham Hancock.
Its worth checking out if you want more info.
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My current earworm and crush.
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smooshfacedlion:
by choice, last time I cancelled a long time ago it took a few days, so I'll be gray before long.
the_melon_helmet:
lunch or dinner tomorrow?
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Alas!

There is no justice for the witty in the Buckeye State! frown Philosophy be damned!!!
emotedcreations:
Well, I finally wrote that update. So there ya go if you're still interested. Boy was it cathartic.
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the_melon_helmet:
So... how'd things go? Don't keep me in suspense.
the_melon_helmet:
I'm excited for our movie date tomorrow! On a side note, is it just me or is all the SG "news" now just updates on bands? and to think I used to use this site for current affairs... sheesh.
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"Look. Your brain has an immune system, just like your body. The more you use it--the more viruses you get exposed to--the better your immune system becomes. And I've got a hell of an immune system. Remember, I was an atheist for a while, and then came back to religion the hard way."

Snow Crash, page 429, Neal Stephenson
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the_melon_helmet:
Get off of the phone! Nicole got off of work early and she's on her way to my house. Show-time is now 7!
emotedcreations:
It's not as much of a long story as a complicated one, emotionally anyway. I'm going to write about it at some point in my journal. I'll give you a heads up if you want. I'm going through some serious life changes right now-- serious existential dilemna if you will. Everything as far as my health and family go are good though, and in the end that's the most important thing. Thanks for the message. biggrin <~~~that's my happy face