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I have taught science for 30 years. I have worked as a scientist in two different fields. I was raised in the Presbyterian church. I abandoned it after my first year in college. I realized I had many questions that theism could not answer adequately.. I have been an atheist ever since.

Until recently, I found being an atheist meant being a hidden population. Glad that being rational is becoming more socially acceptable.

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Rant on sexism.
t1nick comments on May 4, 2020:
Your criticisms are well founded and very much exist. I love an attractive body, but I do not criticize or analyze body parts. I also avoid making boorish, cliches comments. I will comment on the aspects of the composition on occasion, but do not comment in general.
Regarding the amazing failure of Trump virus response: What seems to have happened is that in ...
t1nick comments on May 4, 2020:
CNN and Jake Tapper had a very excellent hour and half program last night outlining the time line of the COVID response (Covid and the President - available on podcast. To those of you would reject it out of hand because it was produced by CNN, I reject your responsr, your judgement, and your conclusion. He reported facts and times. If you intelligent to understand it, you are intelligent enough to filter any conclusions he may have made that you may not like.
[realclearpolitics.
t1nick comments on May 4, 2020:
Agree
This was shared by a nurse I work with and its actually quiet helpful..
t1nick comments on May 3, 2020:
I saw this elsewhere last week. Good analogy.
Is this all there is?
t1nick comments on May 2, 2020:
Just talk about what you want and people will respond, some positive some negative. If you clicked that you are interested in meeting people for dating, if they are too, a heart will show up next to their name and a percentage. The percentage tells you how similar their survey answers aligned with yours. Also go to BROWSE -'--- GROUPS and if their any groups of people on this site with similar interests to you can join a group. PM means personal message. Good luck.
"Malena," a 2000 Italian comedy/drama set in a small Sicilian village during WW2 .
t1nick comments on May 2, 2020:
I think I've seen this one. If it's the same one I'm thinking if, I enjoyed it.
Wonderful video of the Monarch butterflies. [youtu.be]
t1nick comments on May 2, 2020:
Cool
The Schizophrenic World Of Quantum Interpretations.
t1nick comments on May 1, 2020:
"When considering these questions I think it is important to consider the human aspect of these theories as well" Why? Unless I'm missing somethimg here. Physics works independently of humans. It's a little ethnocentric to insert humans into the equation. The only reason to assume humans are important at all is if you are referring to the bias introduced in the process of measurement and observation (sort if a Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle). Ortherwise, QM could care less about the presence or absence of humans. We are not that important in the larger scheme of things.
So, fellow geeks - do you think that a hardboiled vs.
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
The bonding energy between atoms and molecules in the two egg specimens may differ significantly. Liquid may have a binding energy less strong than the solid version. I would need to check that (extrapolating here). Welcome clarification, challenge., or any input.
JUST GOT BLOCKED ON FACEBOOK AGAIN!!!!!! This time for answering a question.
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
I abandoned Facebook two years ago. Too toxic and too many ignorant people acting as if they are experts.
Why Religion Is Not Going Away and Science Will Not Destroy It
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
I agree the first one is truly a myth. No matter how socially encompassing science becomes in society, there will always be religion. There are always weak minds who prefer to be told rather than asking the hard questions and questioning eatliercheld paradigms. However, science and religion are not compatible if one is operating at any level that is consistent and true to either paradigm. They are mutually exclusive from one another. You are well aware of the scientific paradigm given your background. You know the reliance upon measure data and replicability within the science paradigm. Yes there is a certain degree of faith in science. I cannot split the atom in my classroom. I do not have the equipment or actual skill to perform the a credible experiment to demonstrate appropriately. However, I can go into the scientific literature, read the experiments check their methodology, look over their data, and read the peer reviewed professional reviews. Given that, I can begin to except their conclusion with the understanding new technology and data may necessitate the need for a alteration to our previous understandings. Religion on the otherhand depends a top down explanation, with an emphasis upon not asking questions or challenging authority (that is you are practicing tradionslly). You depend upon miracles to prove the existence of the belief system. Miracles are not open to repetition, peer review (if it occurs, usually takes place in places like the Vatican and not generally shared with the lay public). Now my final point. They are mutually exclusive paradigms. Any attempt to meld the two ends in an unacceptable compromise. To use a religious metaphor, one can not serve two masters and do justice to either one. One dominates, and the other is slighted. Too many exceptions need to be rationalized in order to serve both, rendering both essrntially ineffectual. I hate equivocation.
Egyptian shipwreck [sciencealert.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Cool
Definitely feels like that
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Lol
Elegant solution reveals how the universe got its structure: [sciencedaily.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Intetesting
This shows how a pro does professional lighting of models.
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Interesting. Reminds me of when I used to be into photography.
[boredpanda.com] Quarantined owners build cardboard cat tanks. You have to see these!!!!!
t1nick comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Lol
Sophia Loren
t1nick comments on Apr 29, 2020:
Is this photoshopped. Looks like her face might be?
Mummies discovered in burial shaft in Egypt Francesca Street, CNN • Updated 28th April 2020 ...
t1nick comments on Apr 29, 2020:
About ten years ago, I had my high school science students use chipped stone flakes to scrape and cut different types of leather. We then took the chopped stone pieces up to Las Alamos Labs to the scanning electron microscope. The operator took micrograph pictures of the use wear found on the leading edges on each piece of chipped stone pieces. They went back and put together a Science Fair project and explanation of the digital images. It was a fun project and reflected experiments that were run on artifacts that I found when I was an archaeologist.
I like this one.
t1nick comments on Apr 29, 2020:
A new one for me. Thanks
Kentucky Derby 2020 [agnostic.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 29, 2020:
Lol
Is the concept of a personal God needed in some individuals?
t1nick comments on Apr 28, 2020:
I prefer the concept of a "bobblehead" on my car dsshboard.
Recently someone posted about getting an inordinant amount of religious feeds on their FaceBook.
t1nick comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Haven't been on Facebook in two years. Too irrationally toxic.
Here's a pretty good evaluation of Donny trump... [pasdemerde.com] What do you think?
t1nick comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Well written and spot on IMO
πŸ˜ƒ Hey everyone.
t1nick comments on Apr 27, 2020:
We now have a three fer' at moderator position. Lol
[agnostic.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Lol
Hi Everyone! I just opened up Trivia to everyone at any level.
t1nick comments on Apr 26, 2020:
My consider coming back if you did. I ZOOMing quite a bit these days for work.
Kaelling (Danish) You know that woman who stands on her doorstep (or in line at the supermarket,...
t1nick comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Lol
Where is the flaw in the following proof for God's existence?
t1nick comments on Apr 26, 2020:
The flaw is contemplating the question in the first place.
[nydailynews.
t1nick comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Criminal negligence at the very least
A Poll: Should President Trump resign due to his mishandling of the SARS-CoV-2 Crisis?
t1nick comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Works for me.
Easy on the soap there Kali
t1nick comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Lol
Trump approved
t1nick comments on Apr 24, 2020:
Lol. So sad. So sad.
Very interesting New Seismic Map of North America [apple.news]
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
If I remember correctly, there is a deep stress fault that stretches all the way from southern California, across southern Arizona and New Mexico, and emerges closer to the surface arounfvEl Paso, Tx.
πŸ˜’ Can't see right now. Infected by Covid... How you like this random pic?
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Very random. Lol
🌹🐺 Here's something a little different.
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
NASA? But she doesn't look like an astronaut? More like an alien visitor Lol
My son asked a provoking question this morning. "Can insects get covid19?
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Mosquitos not so much. They rely upon blood serum transmission. COVID is a water droplet respiratory transmission. Therefore, different transmission medium and mechanism. There is a hypothesis that human to animal transmission is possible, not so much animals to human with this COVID variety. It may have originated in animal to human, but this variety seems not to be able to jump from a pet to human. Resesrch is incomplete, jury is is still out.
Doing my first shift testing people for covid tomorrow wish me luck .
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Be careful Bob. Thanks for stepping up.
Trump and Fox Now Both Silent on Miracle Cure Drug They Promoted Both President Trump and a ...
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Trump, as usual, has a bad case of open mouth exchange foot syndrome. And Trump supporters and FOX still have their usual lobotomies.
I'm gonna get me some religion! :)
t1nick comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Lol
Posted by @racocn8 Trump pinata group.
t1nick comments on Apr 22, 2020:
One of the biggest SNAFU's regarding the pandemic was the slow start of launching the testing. A month and a half was lost (all of February and half of March) getting the testing protocol launched. There five principle reasons for this delay. 1) Trump refused to buy a test protocol that wasnt made in the US (a combination of ignorance and misplaced Nationalism) Offers were made by other countries; 2) The CDC test protocol was contaminated and corrupted, which caused a regrouping and recalibrating adding to the delay; 3) Trump cut the CDC budget by a significant amount in 2017, therefore the CDC was working short staffed leading to mistakes and delays: 4) Trump and his closest cohorts did not understand the parameters of what makes up a pandemic, how it spreads, and what steps are needed to contain; and 5) Trump spent the month of February denying that anything was wrong, that the covid was no worse than a regular flu, and everything was under control. He refused to listen to early warnings and intelligence Department warnings. Patterns in China were apparent in mid-January, but Trump refused to believe they could happen here.
Not suggesting anything.
t1nick comments on Apr 21, 2020:
I attended the Highland games in Antiginish. Nova Scotia in 2000. It was cool.
Skeptoid covers Göbekli Tepe: [skeptoid.
t1nick comments on Apr 21, 2020:
This is funny. I just watched a Netflix drama series just last month in which this site played a pre-eminant role in the plot. It was a Turkish production and was dubbed in English. A decent story and production
Shannon Ashley (Shai) Mitchell, Canadian actress & model, (Scottish father and Filipino mother)...
t1nick comments on Apr 21, 2020:
Nice combination of genes
I found this one just moving letters around on Words with Friends.
t1nick comments on Apr 20, 2020:
I see enough of those tattoos around.
I just saw a video from Austin, Texas, where a group of idiots make a small demonstration carrying ...
t1nick comments on Apr 20, 2020:
These are Republicans and Trumpers. They hate facts, they hate statistics because it interupts with their fantasy if how the world should. A world dominated by white privilege where nobody tells them what they can or cannot do.
So this is pretty much me today, going grocery shopping.
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Lol
What are we missing?
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Nope
Broadband, WiFi, smartphone, iPhone, laptop, tablet, email, SMS, text messaging, Skype, Zoom, ...
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Mostly true not totally. There is a big slice society that no access to technology or Internet. We often take it fir granted that we we do, everybody does. Just ask any teacher who teaching in any thing other than a high economic income bracket school.
Should the USA try to keep Muslims out of their country?
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
We would better served in this country to outlaw Republicans and Trump supporters. Deport them, and outlaw their return.
πŸ’’πŸ’’ See through clothing... You likey?
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
I do like diaphanous and see-through garments.
The evolution of religion: Why belief systems are literally false and metaphorically true .
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Quote," belief systems are built around evolutionary success and they certainly contain human benevolence, which is appropriate to phases of history when there is abundance and people can afford to be good to each other. " "The problem is if you have grown up in a period in which abundance has been the standard state you don’t anticipate the way people change in the face of austerity.: This is very true as witnessed by the last two decades. The population demographics represented by Trump and his supporters. The 1960'-1990's was a period of economic abundance in America. During that time, the US was becoming a more tolerant and diversity tolerant society (the rise of PC behavior to counter the boorish white privilege tendencies that permeated portions of society). Once the backbone of the US economy, the manufacturing industry provided ample good paying jobs for a large swath of the economy that were not drawn to higher education and other professional fields. They provided jobs to many blue collar individuals, and was multi-generational, passing employment opportunities to sons and daughters. It promised an opportunity for fulfilling the American dream. Then as globalism became the norm, and policies like NAFTA and TPP allowed corporations to move overseas in search of less regulated economic environments and cheaper labor, manufacturing declined. The safety net for blue collar workers was removed. Two decades of declining jobs and the uncertainty of the economic future of the manufacturing sector created discontent and the deterioration of a blue collar culture and expectations for continuing to reach the American Dream. Add to that the change in demographics in which minority and marginalized are gaining In numbers significantly large enough to start demanding their rights. The status quo of white privilege is being eroded and replaced. This serves to add to the angst and disillusionment of the blue collar contingency who are used to having their way without accountability for their prejudices and boorish behavior. This group began to push back as a consequence. PC was no longer tolerated as acceptable. Stress and worry about the potential livelihood and job security prospects made a previously quiescent sector suddenly acting and speaking out. Society became hyper-polarized and less friendly. Those that appreciated the diversification of society pushed back against those who wanted to retreat to a 1950's situation when things were more predictable (but definitely not friendly to women and minorities). As the division became more pronounced, society became less friendly and more toxic. Enter 2015 and Trump, and the modern GOP. As per Weinstein's article, " "The problem is if you have grown up in a period ...
The evolution of religion: Why belief systems are literally false and metaphorically true .
t1nick comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Here is some background on the site, BigThink.com. No judgement, just background for a source I was not familiar with: Big Think is a multimedium web portal founded in 2007 by Victoria Brown and Peter Hopkins. The website is a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Victoria Brown is the acting CEO. Peter Hopkins is the acting president of the company. Some of the initial investors in the project were Peter Thiel from PayPal, Tom Scott of Nantucket Nectars, television producer Gary David Goldberg, lead investor and venture capitalist David Frankel, and former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers. The company is privately owned. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Think Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA Overall, we rate the Big Think Least Biased based on story selection that is generally pro-Science and objective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Cybernetic companions are not seeming like such an unquestionable alternative any longer.
t1nick comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Lol. For grins and giggles. https://www.robotcompanion.ai/shop/
Let's discuss censorship.
t1nick comments on Apr 18, 2020:
We have a new Administrator on the site. He needs some breaking in. Lol
Thoughts on globalization.
t1nick comments on Apr 18, 2020:
I like the sentiment, but returning to those times when we saw ourselves as one entity, Americans, will have no impact on human evolution.. Sorry to be so literal. but too many throw the word evolution without understanding the implications of what evolution entails. We need a different word to represent progress.
Test post. Who got a notification for this post?
t1nick comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Did not, had to go back under Groups and found it while scrolling.
My contribution for Saturday TROGLOBITES Troglobites Small creatures that ...
t1nick comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Not to be confused with Troglodytes (aka. Republicans). Lol
[buzzfeednews.com] Why are so many retailers open?
t1nick comments on Apr 17, 2020:
I bought a mobile phone for a relative trapped in another state without communications yesterday. Nobody was allowed in the store. My transaction totally took place on the sidewalk in front of the store. We both wore masks. The salesperson would run back and forth from me back inside to the computer, then back out to me. It took about 30 minutes to complete the transaction, only because I knew what I wanted and was very specific. It felt like a drug transaction only with receipts at the end. Lol
Who would live here? Vacation here?
t1nick comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Cool
I wrote this originally in response to @Novelty Saying taking a principled stand does not make sense...
t1nick comments on Apr 17, 2020:
April 3rd, 1976, I was preparing to finish high school and graduate in May of that year. I too have spent a life of social activism. I protested. But most of my social activism came from teaching in minority and marginalized communities for the last 31 years (after a stint as an archaeologist). I see my self as a progressive liberal, with a grounding in lower middle class pragmatism. I desire significant change here in the US, but realize that most people in the country do not have the courage or wherewithal to do the hard lifting to change directions. It seems that humans need crisis to get them to change the paradigm. We may be working our way to a crisis and paradigm shift. But not there yet. Trump may ultimately be the catalyst for this needed change. But it is imperative that we suck up our doubts here in the US, avoid voting third party at this time and vote for Biden. There is a groundswell and paradigm shift building, but it most likely will not occur by November.
Weird star explosion is brightest supernova ever seen: [livescience.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Intetesting
Saw this on Facebook.
t1nick comments on Apr 16, 2020:
One can find more truth in a Zippy the Clown cartoon than in religion.
That's what guys get I guess. Women deserve more!
t1nick comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Lol. Serves us right.
This article is misleading but still important to look at.
t1nick comments on Apr 15, 2020:
For those who do not know, IMF is the I international Monetary Fund.
[friendlyatheist.
t1nick comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Been impressed with Gov. Cuomo since this pandemic began. I wish I could say the about idiotic leader in the WH.
[newsweek.com] Educated Americans are fleeing Republican Party. Good News??!!!!
t1nick comments on Apr 15, 2020:
About time. Taking this long, I question how well they paid attention in attaining their education. Lol
I love nature but I think isolation might be taking its toll?
t1nick comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Lol
If WHO is not funded, will it be easier for the OrangeIdiot to reopen the economy by fudging ...
t1nick comments on Apr 15, 2020:
The WHO action is just a diversion away from the controversy surrounding his two month delay in launching testing in Februsry and March. He failed majorly, or as he would say. " Failed strongly." For the idiot's that still think Trump acted early by limiting (not banning, after all 49,000 people came from China after the supposed ban went onto effect), get wise. The problem is not in the ban, he finds banning other counties an easy fix for everything, but how he downplayed the seriousness and delayed testing for two months subsequent to his "ban". The WHO screwed up no doubt. They were biased into not wanting to not rock the boat regarding China. They were wrong. But the pandemic is global and the WHO does much more positive work in controlling pandemics around the world. We are still part of the world despite what the idiots in the WH believe. If we dont stop in less developed countries, it will continue to haunt us for many years going forward. Our future is tied to the WHO and their work whether we fund them or not. Our failure to fund will come back to haunt us multiple times down the road. I am so tired of the idiotic isolationists in Wahington.
It is national Cunnilingus day how come that is not broadcast all day?
t1nick comments on Apr 14, 2020:
That would be National Felacio Day, not BJ Day.
It is national Cunnilingus day how come that is not broadcast all day?
t1nick comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Lol. Gotta love it.πŸ€ͺ
i am a test post
t1nick comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Ok.............? Testing....one....two....three....testing. lol
I want to dedicate this specific song to Covid-19, please enjoy. [youtu.be] πŸ’‹
t1nick comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Interesting.
Murmuration: the utterance of low continuous sounds or complaining noises.
t1nick comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Seen the starling flocks before. Reminds me of the infamous Taos, NM hum. Blamed on Los Alamos labs. Lol.
Happy Tuesday all...
t1nick comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Thanks. This is my preferred body type in most ways for what it's worth. Not that anybody asked. Lol.
Captain Trump of the RMS Titanic: There isn't any iceberg.
t1nick comments on Apr 13, 2020:
Lol
She looks very beautiful - but, to my eyes, she also looks somewhat annoyed.
t1nick comments on Apr 13, 2020:
I concur
April snow out here in the high desert.
t1nick comments on Apr 13, 2020:
You have another front on the way to your area. It just started snoeingbin the Gallup area about two hours ago.
πŸ˜“ I think she's a pagan like us too...
t1nick comments on Apr 12, 2020:
My goodness that 's some startling tats. I love ink, but this combination is ummmmm, unusual. No ryhym or reason for design selection.
Microfossils from the Palaeoproterozoic Hutuo Group of Shanxi Province, China.
t1nick comments on Apr 12, 2020:
This period set the stage for the "Snowball Earth" if I remember correctly. This was the first mass extinction of biological life. Which in turn led the great Cambrian explosion of life.
REMINDER: Tonight is Trivia Nite.
t1nick comments on Apr 12, 2020:
Five. the monkeys and parrots, and the rabbit only?
Good Morning Everyone.
t1nick comments on Apr 12, 2020:
Lol. Happy Passover. Is that anything like wanting work with the hide of a Naga. Lol
Happy Easter, here's a couple of holiday video to brighten your day.
t1nick comments on Apr 12, 2020:
I was thinking something more along the lines of Kegamusha. Lol
One might say that there is an air of intellectual superiority about enthusiastic libertarians, ...
t1nick comments on Apr 12, 2020:
Libertarians have nothing to feel superior about. Their entire premise is based on flawed and specious grounds. And the type of people who are drawn to Libertarisnism have hidden agendas that have nothing to do with an economic philosophy.
[rollingstone.
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Hey its Florida, what do you expect. Florida has the strangest collection of personalities and intellects (or lack thereof) of any place on the planet. Lol
Since we like verses so much.
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
You're making the presumption we like verses. Think again.
While I was out trail walking this afternoon I was contemplating a statement attributed to Richard ...
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
So by this reasoning, there is no such thing as an expert. As an expert supposedly has more knowledge and expertise in a subject area. But if the speak intelligently on this subject, they are apt to be accused of the Dunning-Kruger effect. When does an expert become an expert and not thought one of your typical blowhards? I like Novelty's answer.
Why the broad disparity in death rates from COVID-19?
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
POVERTY, POVERTY. POVERTY, POVERTY. Most of us do not see poverty on a regular basis. We do not travel into the neighborhoods that are impoverished on purpose. They are not part of our experience. We do not think about them. America is so rich with material goods that most of us automatically assume that everybody gets what they need. Some have more or better material goods, but we all have what we need.. WRONG. Some of us work in impoverished communities. We see it daily. Here are things that those of us see that contributes to a higher incidence of Covid deaths are as follows: 1) Poverty means that one cannot afford heathly diets. Diets are based upon things that are less expensive and come in larger quantities. Most of these foods are low in nutrition, but high in carbohydrates. Meats are usually poorer cuts and tend to have more hormones, and antibiotics. 2) As a consequence of their diet there tends to be a greater incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. 3) Health care for this group is limited. Many are employed in industries that do not offer health care as part of the job benefits. Private health insurance is either too expensive, or what is affordable has very high copays or deductibles. Their alternative becomes the emergency room, which benefits nobody. On top of this they have fewer choices of doctors that will accept arrangements that this community can afgord. 4) Many of this community do not trust the government, especially under this Administration. 5) Economic stress from the above conditions add to the health issues. 6) Members of this community are the last to be offered tests, vaccines, and medical help. If the medical practioners become forced to prioritize health services during this pandemic, this community will be lowered to the lowest priority position. 7) This community are the least educated. This occurs for many reasons. Being less educated, they are not aware of the implications or opportunities that may exist. They are suspicious of suggestions they do not understand or are foreign to their realm of experience. 8. This community mostly finds employment in the service industries; health fields, essential transportation industries, grocery fields, etc. They are forced to work when others are able to "shelter in place". Therefore, they have an increased probability of contracting the virus. Poverty is not always a matter of choice or hard work. Many people in this condition work two or three jobs, and are incredibly hard workers. Meritocracy and social vertical ascent is a myth for these people. Social stratification in society is normal. The way poverty is handled tells one how enlightened that society is. So in closing, it is no surprise that there exists a disparity ...
Thaumatology The study of the bringing about supernatural events, such as feats of magic, miracles,...
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Sometimes when teaching about the origins of Chemistry, I do a lesson on Alchemy since that where the discipline got its start. I frequently run across the word Thaumaturgy.
I find the best words when I'm reading books.
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Me too.
I thought you might all like a nice 'camel toe' picture.
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Lol
The prose (?
t1nick comments on Apr 11, 2020:
It's easy to cherry pick exceptions and portray them as the norm. The situation we are living through is a new phenomenon, and as such there are going to be mistakes. Overzealousness, misinterpretations of regulations or policies, etc. These will be brought to the forefront, discussed, mitigated, and a more enlightened understanding will result. So this type of cherry picking is dangerous and only does harm in the long run and helpful. These are the same type of people who would gladly ignore other's rights if they deemed an advantage to themselves. These are the type of individual that would enthusiastically work for voter suppression of minorities to the advantage to his party.
Neanderthal made string? [npr.org]
t1nick comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Needless to say, perhaps we've underestimated out Neaderthal brethren in the past.
Have we here in Agnostic got ANY right to tell other people what they SHOULD do in any situation?
t1nick comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Yes, it is right to legislate, and enforce regulations like the "stay at home" or "social distancing." It's just common sense. If we want to get a handle on the spread of the virus and minimize the ultimate impact, then yes it is necessary. Viruses need hosts. If you deprive the virus of potential hosts, it will die back giving the population an opportunity to develop a herd immunity. The other choices are; 1) to send everybody out, infect as many possible, allow large numbers to die until hard immunity is achieved, or 2) keep re-circulating the disease as islands of population appear to develop immunity, only to have someone travel into the area and re-introduce it in the population and infect those who it missed the first round. Like the Black Plague, this is bigger than any one individuals desire not to be told what to do. As much as these selfish persons believe, they do have a redponsibility to the larger community which supercede their own percieved inconvenience.
astroturfing as-truh-turf-ing ˈa-strΙ™-ˌtΙ™r-fiΕ‹ noun the practice of masking the sponsors ...
t1nick comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Astroturf is one of those words like "Xerox". Technically it is a patented and copyrighted product name. But has become synonymous with the copyung process or all synthetic grass fields.
“The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science.
t1nick comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Bleh! Not a fan of middle of the road equivocation.
Humans are NOT the end result of the evolutionary process. [youtube.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Duh, it would be anthropocentric to think we are the final step in evolutionary complexity, or that we are even important in scheme of things. Except for the damage we cause to the planet. Sort of like a planetary virus, we are. Hmmm.
Bill O’Reilly: Dead Coronavirus Victims ‘Were On Their Last Legs Anyway’ | HuffPost
t1nick comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Typical of Bilbo the Clown. Problem is, as the virus rages, it's no longer limited to the elderly. It is spanning the entire age spectrum, which is logical. The longer it rages in society, the greater the probabilities that everybody will be affected at all levels
A good read about Trump's many mistakes.... [theatlantic.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Some details left out of the article. (probably due to the fact tat it was written prior to this information coming to light). Inelligence warned Trump in November that a potential pandemic was developing in China. **[ABC News: US intelligence warned of China's spreading contagion in November** **By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN], Updated 9:23 PM ET, Wed April 8, 2020** The first case of Corvid-19 came into the US, not in Washington state and from China, but instead it came into to NYC from Europe. New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the first confirmed case, and that travelers brought in the virus mainly from Europe, not Asia. .** [Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show, The New York Times, By Carl Zimmer Published April 8, 2020 Updated April 9, 2020, 9:28 a.m. ET**
The mystery of ancient decorated ostrich eggs: [bbc.com]
t1nick comments on Apr 9, 2020:
That's the type of mystery that those in science love to work on to solve.
What can I say but Damn!
t1nick comments on Apr 8, 2020:
More female chain mail

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