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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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[m.phys.org]
t1nick comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Interesting article. Kind of repetitious in the first half of the article, kind of like an episode on Discovery channel. I wish the information in later half of the article would of been nice closer to the beginning of the article to provide the scientific background for their assertions. Just my opinion. Overall, it is a fascinating find and good scientific research.
Anyone think we need a church of Atheism/Agnosticism in Saint Louis?
t1nick comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Oxymoron
The argument of intelligent design is very popular among the religious because on the surface it ...
t1nick comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Genetics does involve some chance. Genetic drift does follow the same rules as all DNA, but an element of chance is involved when this happens. A great deal of Science involves chance. One the chance occurence is realized, there are physical laws that deal with how that chance occurence is expressed or dealt with.
Is there an afterlife? of any sort
t1nick comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Nope
INGENUE--an innocent, unsophisticated young woman, especially in a play or film
t1nick comments on Nov 9, 2019:
As opposed to a "coquette"; co·quette /kōˈket/ noun noun: coquette; plural noun: coquettes 1. a woman who flirts. "her transformation from an ice maiden warrior into a winsome coquette" 2. a crested Central and South American hummingbird, typically with green plumage, a reddish crest, and elongated cheek feathers. Origin mid 17th century: French, feminine of coquet ‘wanton’, diminutive of coq ‘male bird, cock’. https://www.google.com/search?q=define+coquette&oq=define+ciquette=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.9090j1j7=ms-android-verizon=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
I can't think of one conservative on this site who blocked me (aside from the dear departed ...
t1nick comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Well, we have something in common. I too was blocked by SpikeTalon about eight months ago. Lol. Plus many conservatives. I didn't know Spikey had left the site. I just thought he retreated to his echo chamber in the Conservative Atheists Grouo? I'm yet to block anybody. I just quit responding and they go away.
[newsmax.com] Ro Khanna , Representative of California, tells Bloomberg News that the Democrats...
t1nick comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I do not know if he is serious. He is rich enough to dip his toes in th scare the others. IMO he is potentially right that all the present candidates are not strong enough to take on Trump. None of them play dirty enough and are willing to go as low as Trump.
The proper way to hot tub
t1nick comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Nice ink, interesting B/W composition.
SPIRITUAL. Let’s agree on a new definition once and for all!! The topic of what is to be ...
t1nick comments on Nov 7, 2019:
First it's always good to define terms early on in a debate. That way one avoids talking past one another unintentionally having a different understanding. But it is very arrogant nd presumptuous of you to demand that everyone conforms to your definition. It would have been preferable if you just said, this is the definition that I will be using going forward.
"The evidence points to societies being a human universal. Human ancestors lived in fission-fusion ...
t1nick comments on Nov 6, 2019:
One points of clarification: We did not evolve from the apes. We evolved parallel to apes, chimps, and bonobos, not from. Our common ancestor with apes is a insectavore mammal living in the tree tops during the Cretaceous Era. During the Cretaceous or a short time afterward, the four branches of the Ape family diverged. They weren't apes yet.
Hedy perpetual Beauty
t1nick comments on Nov 5, 2019:
And brilliant as well.
Rafferty's rules adjective British, Australian a situation in which there are no rules; used ...
t1nick comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Cool
Dunning-Kruger Effect Named for Cornell psychologist David Dunning and his then-grad student ...
t1nick comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Oh you mean Trump supporters? Lol
Unlike the plantations of antiquity, the modern-day African American church is the new plantation. ...
t1nick comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Interesting perspective. I defer to your opinion as you are in the best position to know. I do believe that the Christian church as we know is a left over remnant of colonialism and European Imperialism. Subjugate the conquered masses and replace their beliefs with the white privilege paradigm.
Censored!!!!
t1nick comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Lol
Criticizing the doctrine of Islam does not mean the person doing so is a xenophobe,Islamophobe, or ...
t1nick comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Crititicizing Isreal over a policy they are pursuing doesnt make one a xenophobe, antisemite, or necessarily racist. The problem lies in what your motivation for criticizing and that's hard to prove. It takes context, knowledge of the persons previous arguments, and character. Just like the problem we are having making racism, xenophobia, and white nationalism against Donald Trump stick. With him it's actually easier to make this case as he has made a practice of these type of statements in public. He has business practices that he has been indicted and tried for discrimination, etc. But it's difficult to make the case stick because his supporters insist your not in his mind. Even though there is ample evidence to establish the paradigm for Trump.
So I ran the marathon, but I couldnt finish... I made it to the 18 mile mark but got a leg cramp!...
t1nick comments on Nov 4, 2019:
At least you gave it a game attempt. Kudo's for you. I'm impressed. My heroine! Lol
Trying it again...
t1nick comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Beautiful in B/W or full color.
Calling for federal support and funding, Dresden declares ‘Nazi emergency’ [thelocal.com]
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Far-right nationalism is on the rise all around the world. We've experienced a rise in white nationalism in our own country. Most of it, even world-wide, is the last remnants of white privilege left over from European Imperialistic attitudes. White ethnocentrism came with the push for world colonial rule.
Calling for federal support and funding, Dresden declares ‘Nazi emergency’ [thelocal.com]
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I'm not familiar with "The Local" media publication. When I encounter new sources I have taken to researching them since there is so much non-credible sources being cited recently. For everyone's FYI, this how "The Local descibes itself: Our philosophy We believe that the better you understand the world around you, the more you can contribute to it. People who live and think internationally are agents of progress. They spread ideas and knowledge, connect minds and resources, and increase tolerance and understanding. The Local supports these modern pioneers by boosting their understanding of the countries they live in, move to, visit or do business with. Balanced and accurate local reporting is fundamental to democracy and to our individual audience members' ability to participate in their community. We recognize our responsibility to cover our countries faithfully and we will challenge willful misrepresentations of these countries by other media, commentators or politicians. Our audience The five million people who read The Local each month are well-educated and well-informed. They have influential jobs in forward-looking sectors and an outward-facing perspective on life that makes them internationally adaptable. They want their news to be sourced locally, not delivered through the filter of a national news brand thousands of miles away. Similarly, news desks around the world trust The Local's coverage as the basis for their own foreign news articles, regularly citing our reports and seeking guidance from our journalists. https://www.thelocal.com/about/ The Local is a multi-regional, European, English-language digital news publisher with local editions in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Each site, while alike in appearance, has separate editorial teams, each focused on its respective market. Coverage is purely domestic in each country, and includes current events, politics, business, sports and culture, as well as analysis and opinion. The parent company The Local Europe AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, also owns English-language discussion forums in Germany (Toytown Germany) and Switzerland (English Forum). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Local
Artistic photo.. You likey?
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Interesting sepia effect.
Here's something interesting...prior to religious dogma, people used to believe in a pre religion ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
First, pre-religion is an ethnocentric observation. The beliefs of the people you reference; Greeks, Romans, Egyptians believed in their pantheon with every bit of commitment as any Christian. Their beliefs were religions. Second. to dismiss them as only a "mythology" is once again ethno-Christian centric. You may claim agnosticism or atheism, but you are bringing Christian biases and prejudices to your post. Third, there are people today, Native Americans, Hindu, etc., that believe in pluralistic pantheon. Their belief is as real to them as the Abrahamic God is to Christian's. Fourth, Constantine, the last Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, converted to Christianity as means to an end. The Empire was crumbling from it's own internal deterioration. There were multiple sects of peoples wandering around the Empire that had moved to a monotheistic belief system. At the time these small sects appeared more stable and economically secure than many other groups existing in the Empire. He reached out these sects, brought them together in the city of Niceain 325 CE (Council of Nicea) and collected various works that were floating around the Middle East in one document (original Old Testament Bible is born). With Constantine's support Christianity gain political and economic advantage and lo, Christianity was born and monotheism drove pantheism out of the Middle East and southern Europe.
Anyone else noticed that Republicans always support what is good for their pocketbooks instead of ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
My parents came out of the Depression and the Dust Bowl on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. They always said that Democrats were for the people and Republicans were only for big business.
Real 'Garden of Eden' where ALL humans originated 200,000 years ago finally found in Botswana
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
The Sun is a tabloid newspaper that specializes in sensational purple journalism. Not exactly a credible source on anything. FYI: here is some background on The Sun: The Sun is a tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As a broadsheet, it was founded in 1964 as a successor to the Daily Herald, and became a tabloid in 1969 after it was purchased by its current owner. It is published by the News Group Newspapers division of News UK, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Since The Sun on Sunday was launched in February 2012, the paper has been a seven-day operation. The Sun previously had the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the United Kingdom, but it was overtaken by rival Metro in March says paper has its "own mind" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_(United_Kingdom) Furthermore: Five years after its arrival on Fleet Street, the Sun was up for sale partly because of losses dating back to its predecessor, the Herald. As a broadsheet, the paper was attracting a daily readership of one million. There were two key players interested in buying: the millionaire Labour MP Robert Maxwell and the right-leaning Australian newspaper proprietor Rupert Murdoch, who already owned The News of the World. Mr Murdoch clinched the deal and immediately relaunched the Sun as a tabloid - shortly followed by the introduction of the Page Three girls. In 1978 The Sun overtook its closest rival The Mirror in the circulation war. In 1986 Mr Murdoch introduced new print technology and moved the Sun to Wapping. In 1997 the Sun returned to its Labour roots and backed Tony Blair for Prime Minister. In early 2006 the paper's circulation was 3.1 million. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/15/newsid_3068000/3068749.stm
Because most dogs are smart. He doesn't want to get bit. From donkeys to racoons, plenty of pets ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
It takes empathy to be a good pet owner. Trump is completely devoid of empathy. Plus a pet would garner attention away from the Trump. He couldn't take the competition to his attention.
In my opinion, evolution is the greatest stumbling block for a theistic worldview, especially when ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I do agree with your interpretation of the quote. Most people do not understand how evolution operates. This either by choice (ignorance is bliss), or because they've never done the personal research to find out how it works. Darwin's, original idea has been around for almost 200 years. There are literally thousands of scientific research studies that have looked into how evolution works in given populations. This in turn gives us literally trillions of data points pointing in the same direction. Not all principles operate at the same time from one study, one population, or one circumstance, but the principles are consistent and work the same way when they are present. In science we do not escalate a hypotheses to the level of a theory until the evidence is so overwhelmingly pointing in one direction as to become the best answer. It becomes the closest thing to an absolute scientific fact that anything can be, given that science by definition is dynamic as technology and research allows us better understand the phenomenon. Unfortunately, the concept of the "theory" has been bastardized so much by popular media, and even practioners themselves, as to render the idea almost irrelevant. 99% of what people call a theory is nothing more than a hypothesis.
The burden of evidence upon the positive The Skeptics of antiquity espoused open mindedness to ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Poorly structured post. Please put in paragraph breaks for easier consumption and comprehension. Seems too rambling as written. Do not mean to demean the message, but message gets lost as structured and written.
I'm currently in queens, waiting to run the marathon! 26.2 miles! I'm just gonna try to complete ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Luck!!!
Eremozoic [eremozoic.wordpress.com] I like to post words that I have read and which make an ...
t1nick comments on Nov 3, 2019:
In new geologic terminology we are in a geologic time period known as the Anthropocene. This geologic time period represents the period of time in which humans have created lasting changes to the surface of the Earth. This includes such activities as farming, large scale mining, city building, etc. It is not one of the more glorious epochs in the Earth's geologic history.
Tan lines or bikini top? Who knows?
t1nick comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Nice tan though. That would be fun to paint on just like that. Lol
‪Trump changed his residency to fl so he can win the tax release lawsuit ny has on him. He can now...
t1nick comments on Nov 2, 2019:
The hope is the NYC succeeds in getting his tax returns and he and his kids are brought up on RICO charges. Al Capone could never be tried for his murders, but was finally brought down on income tax evasion.
BOWDLERISE. - Verb...remove material that is considered improper or offensive (from a text or ...
t1nick comments on Nov 2, 2019:
New word for me
Donald Trump is at his wit's end. (It was a short journey). So he starts looking around the oval ...
t1nick comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Lol
This is a great quote, that I totally love, from Sean Carroll: 'We're not allowed to call the Higgs ...
t1nick comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Lol. Touche'
Batwoman is better than Batman! Good night..
t1nick comments on Nov 1, 2019:
I have come to love body painting. Woo hoo.
A better looking Wonder Woman... Agree?
t1nick comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Agree
GRAVAMEN--The essence or most serious part of a complaint or accusation
t1nick comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Same root word as the word gravitas: grav·i·tas /ˈɡravəˌtäs/ noun noun: gravitas dignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner. "a post for which he has the expertise and the gravitas" Similar: dignity seriousness solemnity gravity loftiness grandeur decorum sobriety sedateness Opposite: frivolity Origin Latin, from gravis ‘serious’. https://www.google.com/search?q=define+gravitas&oq=define+gravitas=chrome..69i57j0l3.7948j1j7=ms-android-verizon=chrome-mobil
Lets do the party, Yo! Yo!😅😅😅😋
t1nick comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Nice collection. I like the rain shot. Woohoo
Winter hiking survival. Your ideas?
t1nick comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Good list. You can't prepare for everything, but you have a good selection for many circumstances. How about a bag of dehydrated food for a short, but protracted stay put?
Are Atheists racist
t1nick comments on Oct 29, 2019:
For an answer to this just go to the Conservative Atheists group for awhile. Lots of white privilege there. And they don't even understand what is despite practicing in almost every conversation they engage.
Does Philosophy actually any longer strive for arête, or only investigate in the abstract? ...
t1nick comments on Oct 29, 2019:
As a geologist this is the definition for arete that I am most familiar: a·rête /əˈrāt/ noun noun: arête; plural noun: arêtes a sharp mountain ridge. Origin: early 19th century: from French, from Latin arista ‘ear of corn, fish bone, spine’. https://www.google.com/search?q=define+arete&oq=define+arete=chrome..69i57j0l3.6678j1j7=ms-android-verizon=chrome-mobile&ie, but found this definition as well: Arete (Greek: ἀρετή), in its basic sense, means "excellence of any kind". The term may also mean "moral virtue". In its earliest appearance in Greek, this notion of excellence was ultimately bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function: the act of living up to one's full potential. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arete
HOLY TRIGGERED, BATMAN! I cannot believe how outraged some atheists get when they see someone ...
t1nick comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I spent 16 years in Santa Fe, NM where every other person is "spiritual" or into "spirituality" of some sort. It ran the gamut of religions and beliefs. Most were very committed to the "spirituality" that they discovered. They built their life around it, whatever it was. I have been an atheist since second semester of my freshman year in college (1973). But I would often refer to myself as "spiritual". I am a scientist as well as a science teacher (31 years). What I meant by "spiritual" was that I held reverence for the laws of physics and nature. I felt that I had a least a basic understanding of the physical laws of the Universe, and I saw them at work and was impressed with both there complexity and simplicity.
This is one of those words I almost never hear but often see in writings. mollify verb ...
t1nick comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I run across it every now and again.
What is agnosticism? Agnosticism is uncertainty. But there is no absolute certainty for mere human ...
t1nick comments on Oct 28, 2019:
FYI: Never heard of the website, "FoolQuest", so here is their claim about thrmselves: FoolQuest.com is the website dedicated towards collaborative social engineering of new and better alternatives in how we lead our lives, anything conceivably more honest, congenial, user-friendly and rewarding in human existence. This ensues largely in accord with a sweeping condemnation of the range of conventionally oppressive life options, very much including religion. But religion is ever more largely supplanted with all manner of dangerous and no less heteronymous secular ideological substitutes likewise receiving all due merciless scrutiny herein. What remains is that when any or other belief, let alone emotional dependency thereupon, is promulgated and embraced as any sort of moral obligation, via by Divine commandment or else by whatever secular ideological substitute or purpose, thereby then is constrained not only free expression but even private thought, let alone honest open minded investigation. For there can be no other values without truthfulness first. http://www.foolquest.com/atheism.htm?
Hi everyone! Brand new to this site. Anybody that is interested in showing me the ropes, or just ...
t1nick comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Welcome to community
Isotropy Isotropy is uniformity in all orientations; it is derived from the Greek isos ...
t1nick comments on Oct 28, 2019:
I've run into this word when studying crystallography.
Nature girl or geologist? You decide...
t1nick comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Where was she when I was still doing fieldwork in Geology.
Orthopraxy Orthopraxy In the study of religion, orthopraxy is correct conduct, both ethical and ...
t1nick comments on Oct 28, 2019:
New word. Interesting distinction. Thanks
I'm ready to sleep, are you?☺
t1nick comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Very attractive, thanks Boom
Laïcité (), literally "secularity", is a French concept of secularism. It discourages ...
t1nick comments on Oct 27, 2019:
A point of clarification. This word "laicite" was first encountered by me while reading a referenced article by Allamanda yesterday. A good article by the way. I was unfamiliar with the term. Looked it up and found a good explanation on Wikipedia. Wanted to share with the group and forgot to include the URL reference which I normally do. My bad, sorry.
A NEW BOOK ON CLIMATE SCIENCE The book: The Rise and Fall of the Carbon Dioxide Theory of ...
t1nick comments on Oct 27, 2019:
FYI: Background on JoNova. No judgement as to her agenda or reasons. That would entail more research (maybe later). Just background for those unfamiliar with JoNova. JoNova is a blog site started and managed by Joanna Nova: A science presenter, writer, speaker & former TV host; author of The Skeptic's Handbook (Taken from her blogsite: About) Jo won prizes as a science grad and international awards as a blogger. She’s author of The Skeptics Handbook which has been translated into 15 languages. Each day 5,000 people read joannenova.com.au. In 2018 Jo toured Europe speaking about How to Destroy an Electricity Grid. Before blogging she hosted a children’s TV series on Channel Nine, was a regular keynote speaker, and managed the Shell Questacon Science Circus. She was an associate lecturer in Science Communication at ANU. At one time she helped fundraise for The Australian Greens. Then she grew up. Sept 13th, 2013 She has presented speeches across Australia, in New York, Washington, Munich, Oslo and London. A prize-winning science graduate in molecular biology. She has given keynotes about the medical revolution, gene technology and aging at conferences. She hosted a children’s TV series on Channel Nine, and has done over 200 radio interviews, many on the Australian ABC. She was formerly an associate lecturer in Science Communication at the ANU. She is married to Dr David Evans, the Stanford PhD in fourier analysis, former leading carbon modeler for the Australian Greenhouse Office. They support their own research and writing.
A NEW BOOK ON CLIMATE SCIENCE The book: The Rise and Fall of the Carbon Dioxide Theory of ...
t1nick comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Thanks for the reference. Will investigate.
Bronze Age finds in The Thames [google.com.au]
t1nick comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Cool
Just lying around doing nothing...
t1nick comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Such an inviting look
You guys made me perspire🤪😝😋
t1nick comments on Oct 26, 2019:
I would gladly break a sweat with her. Lol
POTLATCH (among North American Indian people in Pacific Northwest), an opulent feast during which ...
t1nick comments on Oct 26, 2019:
It's a redistribution of wealth ceremony. Once a family reaches a certain status they are compelled by their culture to give everything away. Then relatives and friends help them begin rebuilding again. A way to keep any member of the community from getting to powerful or thinking to highly is themselves. Tlinget or Kwakiutl tribes I believe.
UNCONTROVERTIBLY. - Adverb...to do or say something which is not open to question or dispute; ...
t1nick comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Like the incontrovertibility of Trump's guilt.
ornithophobia fear of birds Crazy story involving the above: [askamanager.org]
t1nick comments on Oct 24, 2019:
I think Hitchcock contributed a lot to this phobia. Lol
specious... superficially plausible, but actually wrong. "a specious argument" misleading in ...
t1nick comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I use this term in discussions frequently when pertinent.
Good morning, assortment!
t1nick comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Nice collection
Billie Holiday "Strange Fruit" (about LYNCHING) [youtube.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 22, 2019:
An appropriate song given the President's tweet today.
[thevintagenews.com] I guess, but wouldn't evolution have addressed this? And if a level ...
t1nick comments on Oct 22, 2019:
There are times when evolution cannot keep up with environmental stresses and changes. If the inner ear bacteria, otitis media bacteria, took it's own evolutionary change, it's possible that it became viral enough to imperil Neanderthal. Given that an ear infection in and of itself, may not be enough. But given environmental changes that were occurring at the time Neanderthals perished, and the stress created by competition by Homo sapien sapien. the two factors may have acted in conjunction to expedite Neanderthals extinction.
KAKISTOCRACY--government by the least suitable & competent citizens of a state (see the Trump ...
t1nick comments on Oct 22, 2019:
4th or 5th time this word has been submitted. It's still a fun word. Lol
Why so many posts about God?
t1nick comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Careful Hiker, I've broached that question a couple of times before over the last year and was thoroughly castigated as being intolerant and too judgmental. But I keep coming to the same conclusion as you as well. Lol
One of the posts I read indicated that being an atheist or an agnostic is a choice we make. Is this ...
t1nick comments on Oct 21, 2019:
We are born into a society that inundates us daily with references to a Christian God. It's on our money, it's in our pledge, most patriotic songs include a reference to Christian God. Our politicians and media personalities make numerous references. It's written into most movie, tv, and visual media scripts. My point, given that we are subjected to direct and indirect constant bombardment concerning a Christian God from birth to adulthood, is it any wonder why people buy in. Regardless how rational one is, to overcome that type of cultural indoctrination is difficult. To deny and reject is more than most people can accept. Therefore, getting back to original post, I see becoming atheism and agnosticism is definitely a choice.
Good evening everyone! Worked at home today while the Kia dealership replaced my remote and ...
t1nick comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Magenta. Lol
Interesting carved stone found in the UK: [bbc.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Cool. Very elaborate.
AOC endorsed Sanders ... Yes?! I'll follow AOC to hell!!
t1nick comments on Oct 20, 2019:
It's good to see people adding background to their posts so we know the mechanizations behind the outward appearances.
THE CONCEPT OF NOTHING. I really do not get this myself. I simply cannot imagine "nothing." Let's ...
t1nick comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Scientists do not claim that the Big Bang came out of nothing. What we don't know is what came before because the actual Big Bang event destroyed the evidence of what existed prior. That doesn't mean it came out of nothing. As I understand it, in order to have something (as opposed to nothing) one must have both time and matter. One doesn't have time until you have matter moving through space to obviate time. If the Universe is expanding as hypothesized by science, then the Universe must have a edge. If it has an edge and is expanding, then there must be a point in which it has not reached. Without having reached beyond the edge, then matter is missing. Therefore, without matter no time exists yet. Therefore it doesn't exist yet. Therefore, beyond the edge of the Universe is nothing. The only exception I can think of, is if black matter is totally ubiquitous and exists regardless of the expanse of the Universe. The inability to percieve does not negate the premise.
HELL EXPLAINED BY A CHEMISTRY STUDENT The following is an actual question given on a ...
t1nick comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Almost all chemistry teachers and chem grad students know this joke. It's been around for quite a few years. But always love hearing it again. I've told multiple times to other science teachers and a few studenrs.
Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings [nbcnews.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Exciting find. Sad too. Soon there may not be anything left to discover in Egypt. Most pothunted and excavated place on the planet.
Do You Hate God? | The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser
t1nick comments on Oct 19, 2019:
I dont believe in any God-form, so I'm primarily indifferent.
Goldfrapp "Train" [youtube.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Interesting. Lol
Good news, Agnostics! [pewforum.org] For those who don't want to read the article; here's the ...
t1nick comments on Oct 18, 2019:
The intent of my post below was to offer some background on PEW. I did and it spurred further dialogue and more background came out. That's a good thing. As my peers here reminded us that what is written by the subject about themselves is not always sufficient and deeper digging is necessary. Job done.
On the menu today...
t1nick comments on Oct 18, 2019:
????
Xylarium, the place where samples of wood are kept for record, like a herbarium for plants.
t1nick comments on Oct 18, 2019:
Xylem is the name for the inner, central portion of a tree trunk. The vascular tissue outside the tree core is known as phleom.
Good news, Agnostics! [pewforum.org] For those who don't want to read the article; here's the ...
t1nick comments on Oct 17, 2019:
Some background on the Pew Resesrch Center since we commonly hear about their research, but may not anything about them. Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions. Our mission We generate a foundation of facts that enriches the public dialogue and supports sound decision-making. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonadvocacy. We value independence, objectivity, accuracy, rigor, humility, transparency and innovation. Read more Our research We study U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet, science and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and trends; and U.S. social and demographic trends. Read more Our methods We’re committed to meeting the highest methodological standards — and to exploring the newest frontiers of research. Read more Our people We are led by Michael Dimock and have a staff of more than 160 people. Our experts combine the observational and storytelling skills of journalists with the analytical rigor of social scientists. Pew Research Center is stewarded by a nine-member volunteer board. Our funding We are a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, our primary funder. We partner strategically with philanthropists and institutional funders who share our commitment to impartial research and data that drive discussion. Read more about our funding. Learn more about supporting Pew Research Center and making a contribution on the Center’s behalf. In February 2019, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Pew Research Center created Living Facts, a place that brings facts about Americans to life – who we are, how we live and what we do. https://www.pewresearch.org/about/
Happy Birthday to Kelvin!
t1nick comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Happy B-day Kelvin
How Come Civilization? Why Creation? Part Two. So we have puzzlement over why, of all the ...
t1nick comments on Oct 16, 2019:
I would say after reading this diatribe that you have just enough science background to be dangerous, but not enough to actually be informed. Almost the entity of your post has false promises and misconceptions. Time to go back to school.
JIFFY - Noun...an informal term for a very short period of time; a moment. The origin of the ...
t1nick comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Remember Jiffy Pop Popcorn? Came in it's own foil container with wire handle to cook on stove top.
A good picture of the town I live in -- Huntington, WV.
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Nice fall colors
Good to know, right?
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
A product and throwback of European colonialism and Imperialism. The conquered are unimportant and tend to be de-humanized at best or obliterated from memory at worst. I have worked in Native American schools for over 20 years. Columbus is not looked upon favorably. We prefer 527 Years of Cultural Survival Day or Indigenous Day. Columbus be damned.
[youtube.com] Randy Rainbow gets interviewed by CNN. Meet the awesome Randy Rainbow!!!!!
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
He is great and a true breath of fresh air. Although I hope Trump loses in 2020, even if it causes RR to have to change the source of his material. Lol
Last week, in response to the passage of draconian anti-abortion laws in several U.S. states, a Los ...
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Birthed in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Lipslut was founded in Los Angeles by a group of jaded romantics. We're a middle finger to the current sociopolitical landscape and practices found in the cosmetics industry. We pride ourselves on taking action and putting our money where our mouth is. While trends may come and go, we believe questioning the world around us and working towards improving society will always be “in vogue.” Expect us to provide the best possible products, and to work hard towards solving the issues you care about. Join Lipslut on our path to changing the world one face at a time. What is Lipslut’s long-term vision? We want Lipslut to be a movement that you are genuinely proud to stand behind. With your help, we believe Lipslut will become a household name for progressives and conservatives alike, albeit for different reasons. From there, we’ll use our platform to shake things up for the better. We plan to work with you through social media to offer a broad range of quality cosmetics, and to continue to help the causes you care about. Consider yourself a part of the team. Why are we doing this? Let’s just say we aren’t too pleased with our current sociopolitical landscape, and the standards of the cosmetics industry in general. Chances are you aren’t either. Rather than lip service, we’re putting our money where our mouth is. https://www.lipslut.com/faq
I was walking yesterday and came across a neighbor and we started talking. Somehow the topic went ...
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Yes have known about Bahá'í for many years. I'm not sure I've ever met a member though.
It seems the last remaining arms treaty will expire in 2021. Seems Russia is keen to extend and ...
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Good point. I think candidates need to address this issue as well.
Trump Spiritual Adviser: Send Me Cash for Yom Kippur | Ed Brayton
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Background on Patheos: Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality, and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion. Patheos brings together faith communities, academics, and the broader public into a single environment, and is the place where many people turn on a regular basis for insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion. The Patheos Site and Content are intended solely for your personal informational and entertainment use. Patheos does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content or Member Content on the Site and is not responsible for, and does not necessarily endorse, any Content or Member Content contributed by any person other than Patheos. Patheos may, but is not obligated to, review or verify Content provided by any third-party or Member Content or monitor the Site for inappropriate Content, Member Content or conduct. https://www.patheos.com/terms-of-use
Ohio considers total ban on abortion and death penalty for women or doctors found guilty
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
CHURCH and STATE website does not allow anyone to see behind their thin veneer to look at their organization and structure. CHURCH and STATE is a subsidiary of. http://churchandstate.org.uk/ Network for Church Monitoring exposes the need to shift the discussion about the importance of secular government back into the mainstream.. This organization claims itself a non-profit organization. Church and State highlights the importance of secular government. We cover church-state separation, Christian Right, population, futurism, atheism, free speech and other issues. This website is an initiative of Network for Church Monitoring, a non-profit-making company limited by guarantee (No. 7496571) registered in England. Registered Office: Suite 101, 254 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JY. This information was not easy to find. It appears transparency of operation is not one of their values.
Trump Bans Everyone From Testifying In Impeachment Investigation
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Here is some background on PoliticusUSA: We explain and analyze the news that matters. PoliticusUSA was founded in February of 2008 by Jason Easley. PoliticusUSA is fiercely corporate-free political news and analysis. We have grown into being White House and Congressional credentialed journalists and are proud to have become a Reuters publishing partner. Our first responsibility is to the people. We started and maintain the site with old-fashioned hard work and dedication – not a drop of investment capital was used in the startup. We do not seek grants or funding from foundations. We do not accept advertising dollars from any outlet that would have even the opportunity to dictate our coverage. There is no think tank dictating our analysis. We don’t ask for money from readers. We are not affiliated with any other group, political PAC or party. PoliticusUSA is 100% minority-owned and deliberately out of the beltway. https://www.politicususa.com/about-us Jason Easley: Founder/Co-Publisher Jason Easley is the Managing Editor and Senior White House & Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason is a member of The Society of Professional Journalists. Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Science Honor Society) Member: The American Political Science Association Mr. Easley’s analysis has been quoted/referenced by hundreds of publications and outlets including the BBC, Esquire, and MSNBC’s The Maddow Blog. Jason has been featured as a guest on SiriusXM Progress and progressive talk radio stations across the United States. Easley also co-hosts Politicus Radio with Sarah Jones. His reporting has been featured on the Thom Hartmann Show. The Bill Press Show, The Ed Schultz Show, and The Randi Rhodes Show, and Jason Easley’s work has been discussed by Rush Limbaugh on his radio program. Previously, he was the politics editor at 411mania.com and contributor to the Blogger News Network. Jason is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Political Science program with a specialization in public administration.
Little Big Man Trey Gowdy was fired by Faux News immediately when it was released that he was going ...
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Not only is he a hypocrite, but his looks are terribly offputting. Lol
Let's talk about Trump's use of the military.... [youtube.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Justin King publishes under the auspices of the TFC (The Fifth Column) website. Here is some background on TFC: The Fifth Column provides you with insights that aren’t available on other news outlets. With a focus on long-form journalism and exclusive reports, The Column strives for excellence in adversarial journalism. Our exclusive reports find their way into one of our unique sections. CATEGORY: THE FIFTH COLUMN The Fifth Column section represents the best of the investigative and exclusive articles we have to offer. CATEGORY: BRUSH PASS A “brush pass” is a quick, clandestine exchange of information in the field. Here’s the raw unanalyzed data and facts behind the stories. CATEGORY: VIEWPOINTS Objective journalism is a farce. Every journalist allows personal opinion to influence their work. The Fifth Column’s journalist openly share their biases with the reader. The opinions are those of the of the author and do not reflect the opinions of The Fifth Column. Tradecraft: The skills of survival, warfare, espionage, and insurgency are examined. The Fem Column: A feminist cell within The Fifth Column. Counterpoint: For content that is over the top, humorous, or satirical. The Fifth Column seeks to publish a diverse range of perspectives on any given issue. The views and opinions expressed in articles published at The Fifth Column are the respective author’s own. Authors/copyright owners are fully responsible for their own work. It difficult to acquire background on this organization, but truth about their independence in supporting alternative views is compelling.
Answer to trumps claim that kurds didnt help during WWII
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Conservatives ignorance of history and aversion to facts will be their ultimate downfall. Hopefully they won't take the rest of the country down with them.
Power causes brain damage! [theatlantic.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
If their research and conclusions are correct, it would seem our present President entered office with a lethal case of "hubris syndrome". Mix that with his pathologic case of narcissism, and that goes a long way in explaining his total lack of empathy at any level. I truly believe he is so devoid of empathy that he would sell out his kids, and even Melania if he thought it best suited his own personal interests. Put him down with the great villains of history.
The Joker is really about Neoliberalism. [truthdig.com]
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I'm beginning an attempt to look at the credibility of sources referenced on this site. There are a lot of references to videos, articles, magazines, and such, many of which are little more than rants by individuals that have opinions, but no viable credibility. So here is the scoop on truthdig.com. MISSION Truthdig, founded in 2005 by Publisher Zuade Kaufman and Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, is dedicated to reporting on current issues that are insufficiently covered by mainstream media. The website’s mission is to dig beneath the headlines, provide expert reporting and commentary from a progressive point of view and offer an outlet for original work by exceptional journalists. Truthdig’s team is composed of writers and editors who have worked for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Daily News and other major publications. Guiding the staff is Robert Scheer, an award-winning journalist with more than 50 years’ experience. Unlike at most media companies, ads and the income they produce do not play a big role in Truthdig’s operation. The site is not influenced by advertisers or shareholders and is not controlled by any outside entity. This independence gives us great freedom and great responsibility. Once again good choice.
A new analysis of class from Piketty about political trends. This article is by a writer in Canada ...
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Likewise, here is the scoop on Thomas Piketty: Thomas Piketty is a French economist whose work focuses on wealth and income inequality. He is a professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, associate chair at the Paris School ... Born: May 7, 1971 (age 48 years), Clichy, France Spouse: Julia Piketty Education: École Normale Supérieure, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, More Nominations: National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction Movies: Capital in the 21st Century https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Piketty Again, good choice.
A new analysis of class from Piketty about political trends. This article is by a writer in Canada ...
t1nick comments on Oct 14, 2019:
It's interesting when new sites pop up on the site. Sometimes they are legitimate, and sometimes like a lot of our conservatives offer us , are bunk. It's always good to check references and the credibility of a source. Having said that her is a background on the BC magazine, the Tyee: The Tyee does not make a profit. Every dollar we receive we invest in journalism. About half of our budget is supported by funding from Eric Peterson and Christina Munck, who live in British Columbia and who also fund, through their charity the Tula Foundation, the Hakai Institute and Hakai Magazine in B.C. Their demands of The Tyee are simply journalistic excellence and independence. They exert zero influence on editorial decision-making. The next largest stream of Tyee revenue comes from our Builders — you who contribute dollars even though we have no paywall. (Thanks for keeping The Tyee available to all!) Our smallest fractions of revenue come from advertisers and project partners who pass our strict values filter. Those who don’t, we are able to reject because of our financial independence. The Tyee is currently structured as a for-profit business. However, we now are working towards twin goals: become a non-profit organization that is majority reader funded. We welcome your help in getting there soon! https://thetyee.ca/About/Us/ Good choice.
MISE EN SCENE--The setting or arrangement of stage properties in a play or movie. The setting or ...
t1nick comments on Oct 13, 2019:
That's a new one for me. Thanks
Is the U.S. getting ready to invade Iran and the rest of the Middle East? People are going on ...
t1nick comments on Oct 13, 2019:
It would a great deflection by him away from the Impeachment debacle. I wouldnt put it past him to initiate a war just to deflect attention away from himself.
[sciencenews.org] Stone tools may place some of the first Americans in Idaho 16,500 years ago...
t1nick comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Not a new concept. American archaeologists have been pushing the oldest date back continuously. Was 12,000 Yr BP. Then some finds hinted at an early date between 20 000 and 30,000 yr. BP. Provenance is always the nagging problem with many finds.
Happy people.
t1nick comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I love how your mind can edit or block items and allow one to see different images in the same picture.

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