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I'm a retired science and health teacher and tutor (taught 1967 to 2012), and a father of two successful, independent adults (one step-, one that I'm in touch with often). I'm a grandpa to one grand- and one grand .

I consider myself quite fit, and healthy! Full head of hair, and close to ideal weight. I get a workout in every day! Sweating is in my daily -book!

I do volunteer work a local botanical garden that's famous having the biggest/best Bonsai collection in America!.

Search Botanical garden in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

I've been there since 2016, focusing on the veggie garden.

See my pics of me working the veggies and helping with the Garden of Lights!

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Happy Saturday y’all
Robecology comments on Aug 1, 2020:
You bring up a great topic. Are aliens real? Have they ever visited us? Is "faith" so unbelievable as to frighten aliens? It brought me back to the concluding speech in 'Contact";
Happy Saturday Everyone! What is something that you would do on your "weekend" that you wouldn't do...
Robecology comments on Aug 1, 2020:
Shopping, swimming, hanging on the beach, biking...sleeping in... But being retired...I suffer @JackPedigo s fate.
I’m on a roll...🤣🤣
Robecology comments on Aug 1, 2020:
I accept the challenge;
Trump accomplishes failure like most people accomplish scratching their ass.
Robecology comments on Aug 1, 2020:
I have the perfect meme-image to go with that comment...
Utopias rest on the fallacy that perfection is a legitimate goal of human existence - Lewis Mumford...
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
What? Perfection isn't attainable? Who'd a thunk it?
45 is saying it may be wise.
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
Hypocrisy. He wants to delay the election but not the opening of schools? Oh...and if he manages to succeed in delaying past 1/20/21, Nancy Pelosi will become president.
Have you heard about our lord and savior Smokey the bear?
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
Have YOU heard how tasty bear meat is?
A little misty Miami...
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
irrefuteable - undenyable - indisputable - TRUTH - the attestment to the - Validity & Veracity - ...
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
I think I read similar babble on the side of a bottle of Dr. Bronners soap, once...
Without An Expanding Universe, the Big Bang Is History.
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
I think there's been an infinite number of "big bangs" - and an infinite number of universes. - - - - - - We've discovered that we're not the center of the universe. We've discovered were not the only sun-planet system. We discovered that we're not the only planet likely to harbor life. I'm sure that we'll soon discover that "our" universe isn't the only one... And that it didn't "start 17 billion years ago...
Happy Friday! Share a pic of something that makes you happy!
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
The grandson...hyper, arrogant, mischievous, testy....but that's how kids learn, right? Right?
True words, and some still want to kill you!
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2020:
I need some general advice.
Robecology comments on Jul 30, 2020:
Update July 30th. I siged on to a Rental company - Coldwell Banker Paradise in Ft. Pierce....(PM me if you want contact details) and they sent a person to evaluate the rental rate. It received a 3 star (out of 1-5) rating...but I'm closing in on a 4 star. I already had the popcorn ceiling replaced with "knock-down".. .I installed ceiling fans in the 2 BR's and LR, and just bought an induction cooksurface range and side-by-side-water-ice-in-door refrigerator. To go to a 5 star I need granite counters in the kitchen and a furniture update...and I'm working on that. Sorry about the image rotations -this has been a problem at Agnostic since May.
Is there any truth to the "drink more water" advice?
Robecology comments on Jul 29, 2020:
There's such a thing as excessive water...but that's extremely rare. It often occurs in marathon runners who are hydrating excessively. That being's better to err on the the side of excess than not enough. Our bodies are mostly water. 80-90%. It carries good stuff to cells, bad stuff out. Excessive keeps things moving. Not enough slows the process. I won't google the can do that....but I've known folk who are suffering - from dialysis patients to folks who died because they didn't hydrate enough. So go with the excess. IMO.
What do I need?
Robecology comments on Jul 28, 2020:
I, too, assumed I was ready....
“It is not by delusion, however exalted, that mankind can prosper, but only by unswerving courage ...
Robecology comments on Jul 28, 2020:
Or...maybe it is delusional? I see us turning a corner on prosperity here...truth be damned!
some cheesy humor for a change .... []
Robecology comments on Jul 28, 2020:
Has anyone noticed the price of ANY variety of Blue cheese is through the roof?
I’ve been furloughed , tomorrow is my first day back.
Robecology comments on Jul 28, 2020:
I'm in Ft. Pierce. Different community. It depends on lots of variables...Check this site out..very specific; Click the tiny tabs at the bottom for more data.
If hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world. ― Nikola Tesla
Robecology comments on Jul 28, 2020:
Here's my favorite meme on hate...
Dodo update. []
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
@EyesThatSmile Nope; won't spend money to read NG on the web. That said; their paper magazines are a treasure; I have bunches of those. Ir you can, copy and paste the article here? Check this out;
‘Stay away.
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
Best LOL of the article? "You know you’re becoming a pariah country when the Canadians go all “pardon the expression” on you."
Happy Monday! When do you get your oil changed?
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
Never. No fluids to change in a Tesla. In fact; 95% fewer moving parts.
Who's doing BBQ? - 16 hour mesquite smoked brisket with 50/50 Salt and Pepper rub.
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
Looks a bit dry...Hope I'm wrong!
I am still trying to figure this out.
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
In the United States, for example, women are more likely than men to say religion is “very important” in their lives (60% vs. 47%), according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey. Why? Remember the vows of marriage is to "love, honor, and obey" there's that brain-washing going on. As Pew points out (in this link, below) ALL the prophets, ALL the god images are men. Dominant, outspoken, tough men. Marriage vows; even of those who do strictly non-religious ceremonies...still hint at the notion of "taking" a partner rather than sharing a lifetime together. The women of any - if not all - religions are painted as demure, passive, willing to be controlled and manipulated...and, for some, to be put on a pedestal and worshiped. So I'm guessing that - apparently - many women like this...they prefer it to being "independent" or pushing for equality. They like the inequality that the religious view takes....and - unfortunately - too many old fashioned/macho/religious men smile and accept this notion.
What are your feelings about cologne.
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
There's a lot of hype attached to a fragrance. A pricey bottle, housing a few pennies worth of plant extract and alcohol, properly marketed... Was/is liquid gold. The trick is to find a fragrance that makes you smile. That reminds you of something, or a time in your life. My favorite fragrances are lately - Bay Rum. Liz Taylor's "Passion". 4711. Realm, and Grey Flannel. Earlier in my life? English Leather. Canoe. Opium, Pi (Givenchy), Polo.
TRUMP'S FAVORITE PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON "My original convictions upon this subject have been ...
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
Not sure what you're referring to - Are you quoting Jackson?
Trolling some people think that trolling is disagreeing during a debate this is not trolling it is ...
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
I'm glad you differentiate between "trolling" and debating. I've said what you've said - often. Did you know that folk don't even comprehend where the term came from? It's not the mythical deformed creature who lives under bridges. It comes from the verb "to troll" or fish using bait that is easily taken...often by "suckers". A Troller will throw out "bait" (absurd comments that are easilly arguable) and wait for the "sucker" to bite. The key is - as you suggest - belittling. Debaters never do that. Trollers and those who are "caught" by trollers do. Name calling. Those who've experienced debate groups call it "ad hominen attacks. Here's a guide. I keep mine handy and refer to it often. Debate me? Anytime. Troll me? you're blocked.
Fantasy is what religion is all about...
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2020:
To comprehend why there's religion in the first place, you have to know/learn the nature of humanity. We've come a long way...but the #religulous and the #Trumpsters prove we have a long, hard road to go. I'm sad for us....with global warming, pandemics, and other absurdities popping up....things don't look good for us.
New research puts the 'good guy with a gun' idea to rest: Loose concealed-carry laws are linked to ...
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2020:
Good afternoon everyone! What's your favourite mixed drink?
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Bloody Mary; on the hot and spicy side. Any Vodka will do. Margarita, with a quality Tequila, fresh lemon, Triple sec and salt. Gin and Tonic with lime is good - if the gin is a quality gin.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
A great cartoon that illustrates this;
It’s time to take UFOs seriously.
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
@Phillip21 Even in the text of the article you referred is this; Sean Illing- "Do you believe in extraterrestrial life?" Alexander Wendt- "Well, it’s kind of like asking if somebody believes in God." Come on, Phillip. You're being very pseudo-scientific Do you know what the term "agnostic" means?
It’s time to take UFOs seriously.
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
U. Un identified. Not Alien. Not extra-terrestrial...just Unidentified. No. It's NOT time to take them seriously. Read a little bit of anything by Carl Sagan on UFO's. He spent many years with SETI....Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. He will tell you better than I can that we should NOT take UFO's seriously.
My 63-year-old sister died Friday morning of cancer, and I spent the day making calls to friends and...
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Sad and sorry...
If you wish to go fast, go alone. If you wish to go far, go together. African proverb.
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Slow and steady wins the race...Turtle strategy.
So basically, things that are haram on earth will become halal in heaven.
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
For you to even ask...makes us wonder...
On the benefits of high intensity in exercise.
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Remember; Dot com means they have a license to fabricate information that may not be scientifically accurate. They're trying to sell their of course they'll say that.
Jesus was gay?
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Although he had many men close to him, I honestly believe he not only was intimate with a woman, but bore children by her. The "Da Vinci Code" book by Brown suggested the woman Mary Magdalen bore children fathered by Jesus that carried on the blood line to the present day - and The "Da Vinci Code' provoked a popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and Mary Magdalene's role in the history of Christianity. Mary allegedly was the key person to help remove his body from the cross, and bury him in a tomb...but oppression of women blocked her testiment in the bible. In fact; there's no text written by any women in the bible. The book has, however, been extensively denounced by many Christian denominations as an attack on the Catholic Church, and consistently criticized for its historical and scientific inaccuracies. But the book is a great read...strongly suggested!!
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Don't feel so badly, or be so negative. Look at it this 'committed" to making a relationship public, in a ceremony. You tried really hard. And you wisely got out when things turned sour. I applaud your efforts - and I've been there, myself; 4 marriages...3 divorces. (The first one I became single due to her passing from Cancer at a very young age). So don't think you have much to are who you are...good and bad...pretty much set in your ways. You've kept your health and made it to "maturity" so good for you. You are wise. You made wise decisions at the time. Assume that much.
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Here's the video of her response....
"It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get...
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
What's so bad about a clingy girlfriend?
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Come know it's all relative. If you were less attractive and she more so....she wouldn't be clinging. Get over yourself.
Where is my coffee?😟😠
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
My largest bromeliad, an Alcantarea imperialis 'Rubra' from Brazil, started pushing up a bloom spike...
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Plants that wait years to They must have the most intricate biological clocks.
Hehehe I'm in danger
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
That's the trick. Keep it to yourself. No need to brag/boast/proselytize. Leave that to the #Religulous.
I had finally gotten back on track after gaining back most of the weight I lost a couple of years ...
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
I've read that for every pound we gain, we need to grow 100 feet of capillaries. 10 pounds = 1000 feet, etc.
I had finally gotten back on track after gaining back most of the weight I lost a couple of years ...
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
It's not the's the intake. We eat at least 3 times a day...exercise is just not as common, nor repetitive. The trick is hunger....and eating less. Let a little hunger in to your life every day. It's also a key to self control and self discipline...if you can tolerate a little hunger you'll lose the weight. Gotta be tough living in New Orleans...great food temptations there! Good luck!
Will the grim reaper get busier in the USA?
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Not a bad thing. There seems to be an abundance of unwise and unhealthy folk out there...This disease will favor will all pandemics....tend to make those who survive stronger.
Good Morning and Happy Thursday, Guys and Dolls! What is the last piece of art that really ...
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
This may sound silly....but I like my own art. It's kind of old-fashioned...and not that artistically involved...but I like making mirror frames in to works of art - using sea shells. I work for hours trying to make the mounts artistic.... So I know I'm tooting my own horn, here....but my artistic endeavors impress me....
Good Morning and Happy Thursday, Guys and Dolls! What is the last piece of art that really ...
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
Wow. The background...those cliff...the clouds....stunning!
Made some collards yesterday.
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
It seemed to have been a good exercise in going through what the impoverished did only 100 years ago.
John 2nd circa 1929 The other day I discovered a box of negatives.
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
Wow! There's people who will pay you good $$ for a copy of that image;
The good ol days .... []
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
We will often talk about the "good old days"....simply because we don't have the will and self control to get back to them. But we will return to that time once major disasters...I'm guessing pandemics....wipes most of us out. ...or we come to our senses about family planning. Malthus said....over 200 years ago... "As the quantity of life increases, the quality of life decreases". The good old days...where men imagined women would actually say such things....won't happen soon.
How often do you have to defend freethought/godlessness from being just another worldview meant to ...
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
Very rarely....if at all. Those who "know" me know I'm not religious.
Memento Mori
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
One from Chichen-Itza, Mexico.
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
I hear that for every one ancient monument they uncover in Central America there are ten lesser/smaller but still creative and monumental stone structures hidden in the jungles and forests there.
' Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice ' - ...
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
Good idea...Ken Keyes Jr...and the Southern Poverty Law Center ( often taught "Teach Tolerance".
My recipe for a nice pot of coffee: 1.
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2020:
Thanks for the detail! I have one whole nutmeg left from my trip to Jamaica...that stuff's expensive! (and good!). Cinnamon is "meh" to me....good in apple and pumpkin pies... I don't enjoy the Teas..(I take that back...a little Oolong once in a while with Chinese is nice). I tolerate half-decaf only because they've finally made it palatable.....I prefer Hazelnut blended with Arabica for the "caffein" half...and I've weaned myself from creamers...and sugar...I just use sucralose (Splenda equivalent).
“I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.” ― A.E. Housman, Last Poems
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
Leon Russell's greatest hits was "Stranger in a Strange Land" Here's the lyrics; [Verse 1] How many days has it been Since I was born How many days until I die Do I know any ways That I can make you laugh Or do I only know how to make you cry [Pre-Chorus 1] When the baby looks around him It's such a sight to see He shares a simple secret With the wise man [Chorus] He's a stranger in a strange land Just a stranger in a strange land Tell me why He's a stranger in a strange land Just a stranger in a strange land [Verse 2] How many miles will it take To see the sun And how many years 'til it's done Kiss my confusion away in the night Lay by my side when the morning comes [Pre-Chorus 2] And the baby looks around him And shares his bed of hay With the burro in the palace of the king [Chorus] He's a stranger in a strange land Tell me why He's a stranger in a strange land, woo Just a stranger in a strange land Just a stranger in a strange land Well, I don't exactly know what's going on in the world today Don't know what there is to say about the way the people are treating each other - not like brothers Leaders take us far away from ecology with mythology and astrology I've got some words to say about the way we live today - why can't we learn to love each other It's time to learn a new face to the whole world wide human race Stop the money chase - lay back, relax and get back on the human track Stop racing toward oblivion - oh, such a sad, sad state we're in And that's the thing - do you recognize the bells of truth when you hear them ring And here's the video; Interesting art/painting vignettes..and guitar by Eric Clapton.
Yep, you told her to do it.
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
Funny...but the dangers of having a gun in the family is very real.
What are you giving up if you don't like Democratic Socialism?
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
The choice is never all or nothing. It's a false pretense. What's interesting is that if we had somehow approved a more Socialized approach to health care, earlier this year tens of thousands - maybe even 100 thousand or more....of our friends and relatives wouldn't have died from this COVID19 thing.
One beer 🍺, two beers 🍻 I don’t have a problem.
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
I just read Mary Trump's book..."Too Much and Never enough". and her father, Freddy Trump, Donald's brother...suffered with alcoholism and died young. Great read...
So, how are all of you handling the pandemic?
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
As a retiree it's not affected me much. I notice signs about wearing masks everywhere. I see the chairs on the pool deck are spaced further apart. I wear...and notice almost everyone...wearing masks. It's a shame it's come to this - but as a demographer it's so predictable... Malthus - the father of demography - said, over 200 years ago..."as the quantity (of any one organism in any given area) increases, the quality of life decreases"...or to put it simply..."more and more fight harder and harder for less and less". This is just the tip of the iceberg...I'm afraid. But let's make the best of it....
Happy Wild and Wednesday! Jokes and Stories - funny, silly, Dad, punny and awful - share them all!...
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
I'm not good at joke-telling...but I miss Steven Wright. He's good.
My garden is not great, it is a big improvement over last year.
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2020:
Wow....look at the surroundings....parched! Good luck!
Article: "British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read" []
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
He summed it up nicely; "Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed."
Did Eeyore predict 2020? Hahaha “Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.” – Eeyore
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
I live on the coast of Florida. I've got a sneaky suspicion that a killer storm - or 2 - or 3 - will land fall soon. Preparing now....
I'm curious, what useful thing have you learned about yourself during this difficult time?
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
Glad you are working out at home. I'm convinced the gym is just another social gathering place...if you're serious about fitness you work out at home, by yourself. The time you save, the cost for fuel, etc...doesn't add up to me anymore. Glad that I've figured out home fitness. Even your name implies a fitness enjoyed by loners...hiking. I like biking, swimming laps, home equipment - working out using them...or simply going hiking....seems much smarter...IMO.
Let's get real about online dating.
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020: age 67 you and I are pretty much "over the hill" and not even qualified to be on any "dating" site. If people are interested enough in me they find me and find out about me. Otherwise - the "hunt" is over for me...but maybe not for you?
Republicans are being eaten from within by the QAnon cult, and no one can stop it.
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
Almost not worth responding to. So sad that QAnon even gets to our pages....but it's good, if you're not aware - to know what preposterous things they support. Awareness of absurdity is better than ignoring it.
Passing on this very interesting and worrisome article.
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
Calling names is in itself low...and thus I started reading it...and it does make sense.... But calling Americans "idiots" is like calling a below normal IQ person an idiot. - -it will not make him/her smarter... -it will only make them dig in their heals and resist change even more. Offer solutions. Offer ways out of the mess. But don't offer "tags" and degradation. That just makes you look even worse.
Do you believe that things said in the heat of the moment are actually the feelings of that person?
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
This depends on a few things... 1. Are either debater on drugs, or tired? 2. Are either debater understanding of the rules of debates/discussions/arguments? If you stoop to name calling - then you're not only conceding defeat, but doing so poorly. If you want to "share feelings" focus on why you might think that the other person is doing things differently/has a different opinion. Empathize. It helps you debate better....get to solutions faster. Post edit. I just read that you believe "god hates you" so you 1. believe in myths 2. Believe an allegedly loving, benevolent god hates. So this advice won't help you.
Happy Tuesday Everyone! I got some great answers yesterday - it's wonderful to see how many of you ...
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
To answer more specifically (about food preservation). Do you have a pressure cooker? They're an absolute must-have - and cooking down the huge amount of leftover tomatoes to a sauce or paste - followed by putting them in jars - then pressure-cooking the loaded jars to "preserve' them - is an absolute must-do.
Happy Tuesday Everyone! I got some great answers yesterday - it's wonderful to see how many of you ...
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
When you lose the desire to learn you're truly ready to exit life...IMO.....
Double dog dare.
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
Is it me or does it appear that in the past - health and fitness were a priority? I know of very few men with that physique today.
Haiku challenge! Write a 3-line poem about life in the COVID times.
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
Not quite following the rules...but.... COVID sucks Big Time But mask creativity is evolving.... Maybe this is a good thing?
See this? All of this. ALL....THE FUCK.....OF THIS.
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
It is B.S.; Let's just support "Black Lives Matter". Our ancestors...only a few generations ago - made a huge, long mistake thinking Africans were inferior, and could - and should - be captured and sold. ...and there's still an equality gap. For both people of color and women. Let's work to fix this.
More mask madness - I'm relearning how to sew - no small thing - but we learned that on the old ...
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
Masks are becoming a fashion statement! Good job! I think you might be a bit too thick with that extra layer of toweling in there....the concern is to trap most of your outgoing breaths, not filter air coming in....but you'll discover this soon enough!
A lot of men fill in the “What are you reading now?
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
I'm reading the Mary Trump book...and it's hard to put down! I just got it yesterday....well written! No wonder Donald asked her to write a book about him! She's good!
“Belief is the death of intelligence.” - Robert Anton Wilson
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2020:
I concur with @Fernapple and @Freedompath - there's religious "belief" in the unseen, the myths, the allegations...then there's just believing....and C'mon should have fixed this download rotation issue by now....
Although this post has been widely attributed to Dr Fauci, it was apparently written by Amy Wright.
Robecology comments on Jul 20, 2020:
@MojoDave Good usual. A little too verbose/wordy, though... The folk that need to know this 1. Can''t read that much 2. Refuse to be "informed" So I'm afraid you're preaching to the choir. This will be a serious population-control event before it's done. I can only share some memes; please share them with the Trumpian friends you have; they might eventually catch on...
This is incredibly mezmerizing and entertaining to watch, what creativity! []
Robecology comments on Jul 20, 2020:
FB has me locked out...I refuse to send them ID and/or that stupid 6 digit code generator thing.
"Church and state are, and must remain, separate." - Ronald Reagan
Robecology comments on Jul 20, 2020:
Ronnie was good at token remarks....
2020 wants his breakfast.
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Excellent analogy. Micheal Douglas played such an excellent person going from ordinary guy to extraordinarily weird very slowly. Great meme!
A simple explanation .
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
I've been saying that for years. I found a great cartoon narrated by an excellent narrator - Stephen Fry - explaining the "effect". Made in early 2017. Still true today.
Number talk
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Another 2020 meme;
Weirdo Goth Letters
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
"Weirdo Goth Letters" from a person with a weird name...? Makes sense...
Here's a sign outside a UK pub...that really puts visiting Americans in their place....
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Notice that the sidewalk is wet...typical rainy London....except where the sign is!
8 logical fallacies that are hard to spot
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Good article; and a must-read for anyone who likes to debate and follow the rules. Here's a handy meme you might enjoy....
Science, God, and the cosmos: Science both erodes (via logic) and promotes (via awe) belief in God -...
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
@TheMiddleWay. Carl Sagan wrote a great fact his last...on this very topic. You might like it...called the "Demon Haunted World". You can go directly to page 210 wherein the "tools of the skeptic" are carefully laid out. Enjoy coming to the truth....thanks for joining us in debate, here. R
Questions Will someone please explain to me: 1 Why my number of fans goes up & down.
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Members come, members go. Some join. Some drop out....or their relatives take them out - for various reasons...deceased...etc. I have no idea about the "number of fans" I have...why do you even care?
Sure could use a couple cups of that this evening
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
LOL! Like a COVID19 Martini - called the Quarantini?
Yeah, coming to a classroom near you.
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
This opening of just a few weeks....clearly will be a disaster. As a 45 year teacher veteran - the writing is on the wall...
BLM - No - All Lives Matter?
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
This is such a vague phrase. Certain lives matter more to every individual than others. and science has proven - repeatedly with many different populations - -the more crowded it gets the less that other lives matter. J.R. Malthus, the father of Demography (population prediction studies) said more than 200 years ago; "As the quantity of life (of any one species in any given location) increases, the quality of life for each individual decreases. The logic is simple - more and more fight for less and less of the share of resources. This has inevitable consequences. Wars, conflict, diseases, extinction. Whether it's fruit flies, or rats, or humans....the studies prove this - repeatedly. Here's a study done in the 1960's Here's a follow-up to Calhoun's classic study, in '08 The Pandemic will get worse. Global warming will get worse Conflicts with nations might not lead to nuclear assault...but might lead to economic dominance by other nations besides the US...which shouldn't be looked on as a bad thing. We will finally change this direction when we realize that it's our growth...our increase in population - that's causing all these problems. When we reach ZPG we will begin to see lives matter more.
According to a 2019 Pew Research survey, 68 percent of all atheists in America are men, with a ...
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
I'm guessing that the numbers are fairly equal...but women are less outspoken about their religious or non-religious preferences. They know how to hide/go-with-the-flow better than men.
If you see it respond "Got it"
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Didn't see the Lab at first...trying to figure out who'd do that kind of facial hair...LOL delayed!
What do you think of this carving?
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
I've seen this posted on FB....yet can't seem to trace it back. It's possible that it's photo-shopped?
I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone.
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
I'm sad about R.W. He wasn't thinking correctly when he said this...and when he took his life...he really wasn't thinking correctly. People don't "make you feel" decide what you feel or not. You, as an adult, are responsible for what "you feel"...not others. He was a genius...except for that one flaw that led him to suicide. The worst thing in to lose control of your feelings of being alone, or being that you blame others who "make you feel". Ken Keyes jr.said it best...
Sometimes you just have to let Darwin take the wheel....
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Shhh....maybe by Nov 3 we'll have a significant number of the severely Trump-handicapped hospitalized or deceased?
Why are you obese?
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2020:
Obesity is a disease; but a better description for it is a sign of addiction. There's too many who not only find comfort in obesity, but call those who criticize it "fat shamers". As a friend of a woman who's close to being obese let me say how difficult it is to impress upon them the need to work on "fixing" this. I've sent her this. I'll share it with you on the chance we can share it with others and get this symptom of addiction addressed. Here's the website I got the map from; which quotes the CDC. You can get it from them directly but it's complicated.


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