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82 year old [going on 28] retired science teacher, from a teaching family. Wife and 3 children 5 grandchildren. Supporter of the British Humanist Association ( Now called Humanists UK) and local religious discussion groups including. Interfaith and mixed Christian and skeptic group. Revising fundamental (people's)science slowly. Join me?
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I found out last night that one of my good friends that I have been friends with since middle school...
Mcflewster comments on Aug 16, 2019:
Is it not a suitable distraction, even if untrue, from what is happening to your deceased friend now ? Worms, dehydration, decay etc
I have just been tracking Greta Thunberg's yacht, Malizia: [tracker.
Mcflewster comments on Aug 16, 2019:
She is prepared to suffer for the cause.
Worth the time to watch. I share a few of these traits. []
Mcflewster comments on Aug 14, 2019:
He started so well with reason, logic and analysis. Then ,sadly, to have his thinking potential so well and truly squashed. In a very human way he tried to fit in with those around him but it was inevitable that he would break through. Very well presented and told.
Hi friends.
Mcflewster comments on Aug 14, 2019:
Sorry for your loss. We had one a year ago that walked out on us to die and we never got him back.
Are people that don't reason humans?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 12, 2019:
There are various laboratory blind tests going on in the computer world, particularly do with AI where a human operator is asked to judge whether at the other end of their communication link there is a Human or a programmed computer. Subjecting a person who cannot reason to these series of tests instead of the computer on test might shake them into thinking that they are just a machine and change their ways. It would certainly bar them from many public service jobs. Seriously though I have not found any literature that suggests how we can help people to reason. Leading people through lots of it would not necessarily work
Got my T shirt and pen!
Mcflewster comments on Aug 12, 2019:
Congratulations. Have you any tips for getting from 7 to 8 quicker?
Who needs a savior when we have science and Hitchens wisdom?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 11, 2019:
We just need a savior for our science education, to make everyone appreciate what it can do for them personally and collectively.
Atheist friendly communities or countries
Mcflewster comments on Aug 10, 2019:
UK is a country that is more than half atheist or agnostic.
Sin or not, if yes, why?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 10, 2019:
A biblical means of increasing one's own tribe ( and power) "Let all your seed go to making more young people to be fighters, carers and servants". Each ' sin ' needs explaining in a different way, but all are about control.
Do you capitalize the g in god? I don't.
Mcflewster comments on Aug 10, 2019:
Would you always capitalize the H in Humanist ?(just supposing you were one) or the A in atheis.? etc It is purely a means of showing respect and telling others of your mode of thinking and displaying those thoughts for all to see. Also a means of getting others to follow one's method of respecting and thinking. The opposite is also true - to disrespect by de capitalising.
Look what I got done today!
Mcflewster comments on Aug 10, 2019:
Where else would you get such praise for a job well done from such a wide diversity of people, several of whom, like me, are probably not experts?
Define Cult.... Define Religion.... Describe the differences:
Mcflewster comments on Aug 9, 2019:
My definitions: ** Religion** has arisen from the same human techniques as science -observation, hypothesis, conclusion, promotion etc. Unlike science they draw conclusions (or dogma) that cannot be continuously verified and updated, relying of ancient texts, sayings of prophets and FAITH- i.e belief which has no evidence. They try to conserve outdated thinking. You cannot say that about Football, so it is not a religion and many "Passions" fall into that category. Yes, a **cult** is the same as a religion but has additional inhuman restrictions on communication with loved ones and other non cult friends in an attempt to conserve obligations and practices.
Good morning my friends
Mcflewster comments on Aug 8, 2019:
Do birds ever Kiss? Just a thought.
How do we define success in the world of popular music?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 6, 2019:
Must be by the number of media playings. If any comparison is to be made it must be something everyone can count ( maybe with the media stations or magazine's help).and therefore check upon.
What are your honest thoughts on astrology?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 6, 2019:
"Nothing will offend me because I already question it" This is a very good insertion into your opening sentences because it immediately says that you have an open mind. So many people put off questioning because they do not want to offend. You say that you have read science articles which defend Astrology and of course you want to defend your Mum. I have read things which say " A greater proportion of sportsmen/women are born at a certain season or month of the year" and then follow it with statistics. Can you send a link to another more"predictive" article that can be examined scientifically.?
Advertising atheism.
Mcflewster comments on Aug 6, 2019:
The difficulty I see about NOT advertising is that Religionists often, not always, have built in assumptions that everybody should be thinking like them. They Prosletyse and preach. I just wish atheists had the confidence to do that without them thinking that they are being prosletysed. i.e. concentrate on solving the problem without referring to ancient texts or relying on dogmatic things that they have been told.
‘Science does not try to undermine religion – religion is simply irrelevant to science’
Mcflewster comments on Aug 4, 2019:
I agree with a lot that has been said. How long we should tolerate religionists neglecting evidence is quite another matter. Religion DOES undermine science and in many situations at the extreme, religion does settle the matter by denying life chances
Admitting the truth
Mcflewster comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Show that some of the problems that have genuinely troubled your family [cant go through all possibilities) can be solved by your sort of thinking. A different slant on explanations can work wonders.
Famous Atheist - Jodie Foster
Mcflewster comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Let us start a Famous atheist gallery?
Does Uncle Sam Exist?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 4, 2019:
His scientific name is "Peer Pressure"
Tell me, what's your best argument against a Christian?
Mcflewster comments on Aug 3, 2019:
If you don't get to heaven because no one told you about Christ and all its teaching whose fault will that be?. Do you think you could have reached heaven by your own discoveries and without being told what to do? If not, what would you do to rectify it without asking people who have not proved what they have been told?
I already know that i do not believe in God But i do not wanna say anything for sure, i mean who ...
Mcflewster comments on Aug 3, 2019:
No one can test you to confirm that you are an atheist . It is a self certification procedure. If you say you are then most people of similar mind will trust and believe you until they find otherwise. This is quite different from the religions where you are told what to believe without evidence and with lack of trust in your own ability to think things out for yourself. No one will tell you how to be a Humanist, secularist etc because we arrive by our own volition and research. This difference in trust for simple human abilities to work things out for yourself is without doubt the source of your confusion. Saying that you are an atheist is just the start. Enjoy the freedom of the rest of your journey.
"Spiritual not religious" I know this subject has probably been beat to death but having just come ...
Mcflewster comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Spiritual to me just means unknown in the sense of unexplained.
The influence of religion that I have observed in the so called free world frightens me.
Mcflewster comments on Jul 31, 2019:
"We've always told you what to think, what to perceive, how dare you exhibit consciousness!!!" There are various ways of tackling religion depending upon how much tolerance you can draw together with a few friends. The secular way of doing the tackling is in my opinion an apartheid way of doing things and In my opinion is unlikely to work full time and forever. Religion is NOT going to be given up lightly. So I will not be following pure secular advice even though I see a lot of their work is useful in exposing the mistakes of religion. I would favor a more humanist tolerant approach based upon logical rational discussions (NOT debate as the problems are not always just two sided). I base all my future thinking about religion and the future on SCIENCE and scientific method - the latter being drawn into everyday and everyone's thinking as quickly as human society can assimilate it - more particularly into politics. Science has done so much to question and show up the glaring mistakes of religion already. In this respect one would not start a scientific investigation or announce results to quickly because you do not know that your answers will be right. Hence I call myself an Agnostic Humanists. So, you are in the right place here and as long as you call yourself a scientist ( without necessarily announcing it - you just use scientific method to reach your conclusions) you cannot go wrong - conscious or not. Then no one will tell you what to think - you just announce your conclusions and look for friends of the same thinking. The future is bright . PS Suggestion (not commandment) , GOOGLE "The Brights" .
Mcflewster comments on Jul 26, 2019:
How about a new party based upon the principles of science method. How many votes would that get? One of the real functions of science is to decease uncertainty. Is it not? Everyone is fed up with uncertainty. Worth a try?
Best bit of Boris in HIGNFY on YOU TUBE. Talken from FB. []
Mcflewster comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Playback ID Perhaps only for UK licence payers Playback ID: NDao0JRmNo1OHe6h) UK residents( only?) Try
Is religion the same as government?
Mcflewster comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I believe they are similar like science, being something society cannot exist without. If all three science, religion and government were merged that would be terrific and some societies have actually attempted this e.g Islam. Not with global success that will last.
Is religion the same as government?
Mcflewster comments on Jul 23, 2019:
Looking at Brexit, would Scottish Independence be a good idea right now?
Mcflewster comments on Jul 23, 2019:
You cannot be a conservative without being a Unionist too..... Or can you?
If you are a person who likes to get in early on a discussion, how often do you go back and see how ...
Mcflewster comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Sometimes people reply so quickly to comments that it almost seems like a chat room. That is the only way to have a discussion that does not give way to preaching match . Short bursts of text exchanged often. I have not tried the chat-rooms. Perhaps I wil,l but how does one know what topics will arise?
What do you think the world be like with out religion?
Mcflewster comments on Jul 19, 2019:
The tendency to form one, to grab power and to dupe people would still be there. It is human nature as long as there are weak people there to submit. No catastrophic happening in nature will do anything but revive or deepen religion. So as I see it there are only three things that will rid us of religion. Unless they are worked on together nothing would happen. 1.) We must substitute whatever is considered good about religion with non religious work agencies. 2) Ensure that. there are sufficient calming and therapy initiatives to cover the whole population. 3) Ensure that no one is told what to do or believe through maintaining full democracy. Perhaps you know better.
Regarding baby atheists
Mcflewster comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Ideas evolve . So do people . They go through the same processes along similar paths. What is not to expect?
I just found this group within the site and I think I'm going to like it. :)
Mcflewster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
We did not think you were a false agnostic. Welcome.
I am not an atheist.
Mcflewster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
I am a scientist meaning that I am still searching and learning. That covers all that I need to become a Humanist and Agnostic.
I am not an atheist.
Mcflewster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
We do have to think more about exactly how we describe ourselves. If possible reduce the number of descriptive words without limiting our freedom of expression. Unfortunately some words carry "baggage".
A team of 20 specialist surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses have just operated to separate 2 year old...
Mcflewster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
A clear God versus science contest. Unfortunately science cannot set out to win this battle just get the twins more Human for their own sakes.
I am most interested in finding out if anyone came out of a test or exam and said to themselves " I ...
Mcflewster comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Myself I had this feeling , I think it was after a biochemistry exam ,that I had actually learned something during the exam. A connection I had not made in my studies. There is great overlap between the learning and testing processes.
{{{originally posted on}}} 6-6-06 (Seriously folks, if you love your faith, Don’t Read This!!!)...
Mcflewster comments on Jul 15, 2019:
I love the theorising and balance within this post
Is Sport a Religion? | Psychology Today Australia
Mcflewster comments on Jul 8, 2019:
I define a religion as any organization [yes it needs people] that goes through the process of reaching decisions and then making them as unchanging as possible because ' they ' [the elders,including mythical spirits] made them usually in the distant past. Their conclusion often change with time. Sport has a mechanism for changing rules by agreement with (almost) everyone, so this allows it to fall outside my definition . Sport is just a fantastic human activity. Get over it. One does not need a god to improve one's self.
Jack Patterson ISU Emeritus Prof fought 30 years against his Dean Boylan sitting on the so called ...
Mcflewster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
First let me thank you for introducing me to a new word "milquetoast". For the benefit of others only I reproduce an explanation here "Milquetoast" is a word that may be used either as an adjective or a noun to describe a person who is quiet, unwilling to defend themselves, generally submissive, and willing to let others tell them what to do and guide the situation. It can also, however, be used to describe an organization or larger body which is thought to be behaving in an on-the-fence, spineless, unassertive, or wavering way. It is a pejorative. Then let me try to get to the central point of your post. I think you are telling me that the task I have set myself will be a long arduous one. I have no delusions about that but one has to start somewhere. I have a blog if you are interested in helping. I would like to know what methods Jack Paterson used to fight Dean Boylan. The word research in Creation Research Society is misleading . UK citizens, Compare it with ERG in the Brexit mess. It suggest that they are doing real science when they are NOT. It is science which will eventually defeat these people. Everyone revising their science education whatever their age ?? What chance of that? Not in my lifetime.
Raised religious?
Mcflewster comments on Jul 4, 2019:
At 16 and at the time of confirmation I decided to put God to the test and see if instructions for confirmation would make a difference to my uneasy feelings . They did not. This approach proved to be inherent in me and lead to my career as a science teacher (ages 11 to 18) and my subsequent campaign to everyone to enjoy science and use it at EVERY opportunity . See my Science teachers group on this site. NB you do not have to be a science teacher to join.
What’s happiness?
Mcflewster comments on Jun 29, 2019:
Never to be told what to do - work it out for yourself.
I just posted this in my World Music group, but it’s so beautiful I thought everyone should have ...
Mcflewster comments on Jun 27, 2019:
My grandson has a Portuguese girlfriend. Please tell me the gist of the words.
Hello to all my Agnostics friends.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 27, 2019:
Happy anniversary. I appreciate your sharp thinking.
Does being an atheist go hand in hand with liberal politics or are some of you Tory voters ?
Mcflewster comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Tory voters do not wonder ... they just assert.
Which famous atheist/nonreligious person do you admire the most.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Charles Darwin . He DID something about religion. Not just talked or wrote.
Humanist, First, Foremost, Forever JUNE 19, 2019 BY J.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I would add that the only powers we have are fundamental to the Human condition. They are present in the embryo but of course need experience to mature and to become valued and reach full potential. The most important include the set of processes known as science -which is all we need to get as close to the truth as we ever will. Of course powers of imagination and fantasy exist but they are not at all capable of changing reality except temporarily by human will.
Call me Mr Stupid if you like but I am even more confused about Brexit than I have been before! ...
Mcflewster comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Decision to have another people's vote is the best decision politicians could make.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 16, 2019:
No one can tell you what to do. That is the way the religions do it. We have faith but it is faith that you can work this out yourself -with help as above and below of course.
The last few years has greatly increased my use of Talk Radio - particularly on LBC -London ...
Mcflewster comments on Jun 15, 2019: I am a great fan of Eddie Mair
Am I being unreasonable?
Mcflewster comments on Jun 7, 2019:
A Blessing has no monetary or any lasting value but it is an attempt to curry favor which is not always successful. It can discriminatory unless it is given to everyone.
Does the concept of human dignity need to be justified?
Mcflewster comments on Jun 3, 2019:
What is important is that humans are continuously shown to be able to cope in any situation. Is that the same as being dignified or justified? . It is not that they should be raised above any other human being - just that they should not be coerced or made to submit in any way because humans can solve problems together.
How come 1.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 3, 2019:
My best synonym for spirit and spiritualism would be "unexplained" .
How come 1.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Just found this on our sister site which I had not visited before
Science is the pursuit of knowledge of our world, what we can sense, observe, measure.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
The big difference between science and philosophy is the introduction of numbers and measurement. Only with these can you get a "handle" on the twists, turns and progress of human advancement. All science is mathematics is another way of saying this.
Boris Johnson gets Trumps seal of approval, says everything really! []
Mcflewster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Two of a kind. Prepared to lie.
If you aren’t familiar with Recovering from Religion I highly recommend checking them out.
Mcflewster comments on May 30, 2019:
Do you know if there are similar organisations in the UK?
EU elections it looks there is a clear splt between leavers and remainers in the voting.
Mcflewster comments on May 27, 2019:
Total voters remain is greater than total voters out. It is easy to see why Farage did not publish any policies. Once that is done his position will be nowhere near as strong.
I'm curious about what people on this site feel about the simulation hypothesis.
Mcflewster comments on May 27, 2019:
From Wiki The simulation hypothesis or simulation theory proposes that all of reality, including the Earth and the universe, is in fact an artificial simulation, most likely a computer simulation. Some versions rely on the development of a simulated reality, a proposed technology that would seem realistic enough to convince its inhabitants the simulation was real. The hypothesis has been a central plot device of many science fiction stories and films. Suitable only for conspiracy theorists. A class of their own making.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE -- Let me see if I have this straight.
Mcflewster comments on May 26, 2019:
A good summary for a nutshell. Well done for not including the ones not worth bothering about.
Speaking of cults, this is the Advanced Bonewits Cult Danger Evaluation Frame.
Mcflewster comments on May 21, 2019:
Thanks for posting this. I have met people who were very worried about whether relatives were getting too close to something that might have been a cult and it forms the basis of a good evaluation exercise. On another tack it is very probable that many other organisations than actual cults would score some where on this scale. It would be interesting to see how all religions and even some of our own belief systems would score on this spectrum. anyone fancy having a go. I am not calling every organisation a cult or even any organisation a cult.
I'm curious to know if some of you can't help themselves saying " Thank God" or Oh my God", even ...
Mcflewster comments on May 18, 2019:
We spend so much time thanking real people, it becomes an instinctive habit. It is the "oil" that keeps the wheels of society turning. When there is no-one obvious to thank then your reaction is natural. But you could thank yourself for looking in all the right places and keeping calm and logical.
I've shared before that my ex and I broke up because after 14 years of marriage I decided that I ...
Mcflewster comments on May 18, 2019:
This is so sad. I am grateful for this site in that it might prevent future split ups like this. You are born with the logic and science abilities but sometimes it gets suppressed and takes time to work its way out. I think you have been very reasonable. It is you that has "returned to nature" in your modes of thinking. It is a pity that so many people are going to be left behind. Get on with your life.
SILLY IDEA 7 -- I'd like to see a robot programmed to espouse a faith in God.
Mcflewster comments on May 18, 2019:
Sometimes these Silly or crazy ideas have more sense in the them that you would think. The world population of religionists is so vast that of course we would need technology & AI to filter out all but the most dogmatic ones who would need personal treatments. The slow method of course is to make sure that everyone from Kindergarden to old age is thoroughly taught critical thinking by any means that you can. Please see my Non religious Science teachers (any age) group for more on crazy idea . Think outside the BOX!!
Opinion: No Religious Exemptions From Vaccines
Mcflewster comments on May 17, 2019:
This situation just reinforces my view that science is the key. We have to underline parent responsibility too. A simple way of checking facts would help but no one should avoid being as honest as science really is in tackling this .
Can we turn something (matter) to nothing?
Mcflewster comments on May 14, 2019:
You actually cannot prove that any defined space contains NOTHING. You have to have a detector to detect the presence of an unknown physical or 'etherial' presence and that detector has not been invented yet for whatever you are thinking about.
[] One reason why I would never ever vote Tory
Mcflewster comments on May 14, 2019:
They just cannot put themselves in the shoes and way of thinking of people who, for example, NEED food banks. The lengthy wait for Universal credit payments was a good example of the poor nature of Tory planning.
I'm a middle school Science teacher.
Mcflewster comments on May 10, 2019:
In my opinion, if you call yourself a scientist you cannot claim to be anything else but an agnostic. If you set out to find or prove something why on earth would you say that you knew the answer before setting out? That would be illogical. Please see my group on this site " Non Religious science Teachers -any age" . In fact one does not have to be a teacher - just interested in education and what we can achieve for the beliefs on this site.
I rejected Allah and accepted social media as my new Allah.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Can we have example(s) of your posting?
What is your opinion of Nicola Sturgeon’s call of yesterday, to Scottish MSPs , for Indyref2 by ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Just putting Pressure on Mrs May. She does need it. Destroying the Union would be a big step
Just reached my 10,000th comment....unbelievable for a quiet, retiring soul like me!!
Mcflewster comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Retiring ?? Never.
It’s pretty can easily exchange “she” for “he”.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 23, 2019:
i.e learn to read Body Language.
Hello everyone! I'm a recovering ex-cult member and joined this site in an effort to learn more ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Welcome to the freedom that science thinking can give you. It is not as difficult as you suppose.
On Thursday night we once again returned to the bad old days of “The Troubles” here in Northern ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 20, 2019:
It is good for us to have an unbiased ' reporter ' [like YOU] right in the middle of the troubles. Not so good for you though and your friends and relatives. Good too that you have brave young people ready to expose these futile way of getting attention. Is the trouble now related to Brexit? I spent the first 19 years of my life in the Isle of Man and i well remember the annual arrival of the marches around where I lived .Marching season is coming up soon? Has there been any study done that explains why these marches are SO important to the Irish. Do they do ANY good at all?
Is there any way that religion can be proved to be man made?
Mcflewster comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Just ask a group of Humans to stop talking about god for a year. I have not tried it but I would wager that god disappears.
RICHARD DAWKINS ERROR CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF LIFE Pursuing the concept that anything is ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 10, 2019:
But have you taken into account the length of time you were actually throwing dice? Life could theoretically have started millions of years earlier than it did. Also the shape and attractions between atoms involved in forming all the intermediate molecular forms that fit between no life and living, self replicating molecules.
The beauty of being Atheist or Agnostic is that we do every act in our lives with straight ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 10, 2019:
Where do people who consider themselves just ' secular ' fit in this discussion on why and how we do good?
God, Irony and non-believers As I wander through this site and read here and there a connecting ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 8, 2019:
But then if someone does find Humor and irony that ' comes from god ', how will you prove that there is not a human behind that pulling a scam.? Only cure for god is stop talking about him/her, thinking about her/him and asking for things from him/her. That would be a really good experiment >. NB experimenters and test humans would have to be brainwashed and rinsed before trials begin.
As a none teacher I would like to ask a question if I may, this issue came up in a post on another ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 6, 2019:
This is a VERY thoughtful post . At this juncture I can only say that I am trying very hard in the UK to completely change one aspect of science teaching - the first approach to science for EVERYBODY. The real trouble is that I have no class to 'experimen't with and have left my professional organization (ASE UK) so I am looking for adult views everywhere I can - as you have done comparing what people have received with what MIGHT happen in the future. Please try if you have the time to answer some other questions in the group and let us both keep trying to expand its membership. BTW I have tried and failed to expand via Humanist(UK) and that effort left only a Facebook page Humanists4Science with about 200 or so international members but hardly any TEACHERS (sad) . Most encouraged by your posting.
Stole this from FB.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 5, 2019:
A caller on LBC this am who visits the same church as W R-M said that she knew his intention in his investment program was "to make his 5 children rich enough to live the same lifestyle as himself" [and presumably his children would not work for it]. For all the stress he has helped cause including fancy footwork, he should give the £7,000,000 he has gained since the referendum and generated by the common uncertainties, he should donate that to the public coffers. The caller also said that he was not particularly generous to their common church
I was sent this by a Swiss friend who lives in Kenya. It is an interesting map!!
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Is it just a joke? Who is the joker? Was it sent on April 1st?
I was sent this by a Swiss friend who lives in Kenya. It is an interesting map!!
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
"Why should we waste time with new map? Lets just change the colors and see if we get away with it."
I recently learned the philosophy community defines an atheist more broadly than any definition that...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
All that I can affirm is that the processes of science can be established at any stage or age of life . Basically one has to re-establish the instinctual processes that were present at birth and squashed out of most people. One does NOT have to have science done for you, which does not mean that you cannot repeat it so as to improve it. Whereas for philosophy one has to plow through not only countless philosophers, their followers and dissenters, their quotable quotes and their theses. There is hardly any "testing point" during philosophy.The public has no hope of catching up so end up with only the quotable quotes or memes.
I've seen through the light It's made by man And inspired by nature
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
This 'Nature' that you talk about which inspires you.That is good. Most inspirations come from a collection of words or a person behind them. A poem or a poet for example. There is usually an 'agent' behind the inspiration. I think you are talking about nature being an agent that can not only inspire but move other agents. Does ' nature ' belong in the science field or the spiritual field?
I'm not really UK, as I live in Spain and before that Kenya.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I do not think there is ANY test that you have to pass so Welcome ! but what issue is burning you right now?
 I saw another post that asked ”What do you believe ?
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
There is no suggestion that anyone's beliefs SHOULD be like mine although it would be a good research project to analyze a cohort of at least a thousand produced independently and look for trends especially over a spread of ages.
What's the fucture of humanist atheist and secular classes???
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I think you need to decide which exact camp you are in. Many people are, like you, a mixture of both Humanist and Atheist. If you want to get help from the UK organizations. You could read all the materials from **both **Humanists(UK) and Atheists(UK) ask for direct help and before deciding what to do, compare the answers. Unfortunately Humanist (UK) does not have a public forum, but you would get a sympathetic answer from their info@
And now for something completely different from Brexit.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 31, 2019:
We look as near to making a decision on this as we do to resolving Brexit.
When David Cameron allowed the 2016 Referendum to go ahead he did not realize that it would release ...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 30, 2019:
All I want at the moment is a second referendum and there is no moral reason why it should not happen.
Thought we all needed something funny to cheer us up during this tense Brexit.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 28, 2019:
A mixture of feminism, intelligence, bravado and best sort of jewishness.
[] All is saved guys. Yuri is on the case to stop Brexit.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 25, 2019:
You will be pleased to know that apart from the stopping of Brexit , Yuri has bestowed another great gift upon the nation. If you watched GMB this am you would have learned two things> 1) The stop is going to be achieved by everyone in the Remain camp thinking hard and saying from now onwards at 11:11 am and pm every 24 hours "Give us a second Vote" [ Remember that alone would not stop it] 2) This will not work unless you believe that Yuri gave us a previous gift 3 yeas ago. He lived in the same village as Mrs May at that time, but has now sold it -with great difficulty. The main part of the gift story is that he invited Mrs May over to his house for tea and afterwards took her into the garage to the bewilderment of Mrs May. However from somewhere in the garage he unearthed a spoon. He must have a ready supply. He told her to grasp the spoon whilst telling her that the spoon once belonged to Winston Churchill. While she was concentrating hard he told her "Theresa, One day you will be Prime Minister" . She obviously protested but went on her way. So Gee Thanks, Yuri you are part of the whole thing ! He did swear his allegiance to the UK and that his mother was buried in the village and was thanked heartily by Piers Morgan. There is so much in this Yuri story that tells you how prophets really work. Personally I prefer the legitimate Derren Brown. We must remember that Darren and Yuri are both entertainers yet quite different from each other Most prophets were NOT entertainers but serious.
The Logic of Indecision: If you say you are agnostic, you are saying that you do not know, but ...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 22, 2019:
IMO all three AGNOSTIC ; ATHEIST and UNDECIDED are all logical and strong positions , but at least you are pointing out that there are differences between them as many people think they all (or a pair of them) are the same. I would say that AGNOSTIC is the best position perhaps because it is most flexible - awaiting the discovery of future facts. Just choose the one you are most comfortable with . Worry does not help choices. and await further developments.
Awesome moment at work.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 21, 2019:
The human desire to thank someone for everything is quite natural. Sometimes they make mistakes, Bless them??
Logos is a subset of philosophy, and science is derived from it in some distinct ways, starting with...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 20, 2019:
"truth is determined by the concept of logical necessity developed by philosophy" But scientific method and logic were there already waiting to be discovered analyzed and spread from the wiring mechanisms within brains. True philosophers gave some brains a whirl but is that the same as developing it? i.e without any understanding of how the brain works?
Is it possible to fall in love with someone with opposing political views?
Mcflewster comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Best relationships are those which compliment each other. Lock and key.
This must be the time of the greatest number of political agnostics throughout history.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 13, 2019:
My suggestion for a shortest .preparation for a new vote Please vote above Designate ONLY two organizations to promote LEAVE/REMAIN Each side makes a 20 min video putting facts and some possible future procedures forward. Each side shows the other side their Video in secret Each side prepares a 10 minute rebuttal video and joins them to make a 30 minute video The combined videos are shown as a one hour presentation on all television channels An unbiased organization produces 2 min clip videos from randomly selected panel of ordinary voters . The above are combined into a 1 hour video shown the next night again on all channels. Have the vote soon after This suggestion can be improved with more checks and balances at various points
While checking out of Walmart yesterday, I overheard, although I couldn't hear exactly what she was ...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 11, 2019:
Be kind. Be relevant.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 11, 2019:
Sorry i should have started a new topic when I asked about what wisdom was. Got some interesting answers though. Will wait a while then do that. On the topic intended for this posting ... Surely if you are wrong then any kindness shown is actually only temporary. [It is wrong not to think about them both together] **or** [It is correct to think about them together and delay before acting out the kindness]
Hello!!! I am Jamie from Oklahoma.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 6, 2019:
It is good to be loved whatever color you are. Welcome.
It's not our differences that are th problem, it's our inability to accept and celebrate them.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 5, 2019:
I celebrate lots of differences. The world would be dull without them, but most of all I celebrate educational differences. Mixed ability teaching . Not easy in my subject ....Chemistry. It is the lot lower down the ability scales that stops everything being concentrated on the lot at the top, FOR THE BENEFIT of all the big lot in the middle. The lot at the top can manage on their own anyway.