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POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

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Upcoming New Book putting God on Trial

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I've Just Published a New Book, the "Freethought Resource Guide"

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Is anyone working on anything?

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Is it too over the top?

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writing from musical flow

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Book review blogs?

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Christopher Hitchens' last words

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Atheist writers - do you use your name or a nom de plume?

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Comment by Angie Jackson on June 6, 2009 at 1:39pm
Hmm.. Maybe I should put something in the above group description asking that erotica/sex be noted in the title of the post. We do have some minors (or at least, the group is open to them) and while I'm not still Christian I am still a prude. Sorry!
Comment by Richard Goscicki on June 6, 2009 at 12:54pm
Rosemary, I didn't know my website was rated X, but it's just as well. Definitely Mirror Reversal is not for kids. One retired marine wrote an Amazon review highly indignant of my descriptions of non-reproductive sex. "Not worth the paper it's written on," said the commandant in a sally of imagination.

This intellectual with stripes couldn’t admit he was offended by the book’s anti-religious themes, but felt compelled to attack me for amoral preoccupation with sex, which was essential to the storyline.

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Am I familiar with the Peter Principal? I just lived through eight years of President Bush.
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on June 6, 2009 at 10:56am
No probs, Angie.
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 6, 2009 at 8:52am
Rosemary - I'm covering someone with NPD in my book and would like you ask you to look at those sections in particular when I post them here. :)
Comment by It's just Matt on June 6, 2009 at 8:05am
I assume, Don, that Brother Richard was unable to have the old writers group restored. I have not done much writing and spend most of my time reading instead. I suppose I need to find an alternative to google blogger, it just does not suit me well, perhaps wordpress.
How did the jacket art go, Don?
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on June 6, 2009 at 2:56am
Have you heard of the Peter Principle? "A person will inevitably rise to the level of his incompetence."

Don't worry about the mistake. I dropped a real clanger on the online discussion here today (or rather, yesterday). (And what the hell are we both doing up at this hour anyway?) Someone asked me if my Greek, French and Arabic speaking Australian landlady came from Alexandria. I replied that, no, she was Egyptian, not Greek. The odd response warned me I'd put my virtual foot firmly in my virtual mouth. Whooooops. I told my husband what an idiot I'd been, so I expect he won't let me live it down any more than the online A/N people will. Fortunately I can laugh at myself. Hope you can, too.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on June 6, 2009 at 2:42am
Padon the mistake. Unlike me, a little sleepy. It's 3:34 am here in Florida.

Zimbardo was very critical of the authoritarian personality. I remember his saying that these will always rise to the top like cream. It's just human nature and government.
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on June 6, 2009 at 2:27am
Do you mean the Milligram experiment? If so, there has been some new work done in that area fairly recently. Unfortunately we proved to be just as ready to carry out horrific acts at the request of someone in authority.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on June 6, 2009 at 2:16am
He was my teacher for Intro to Psych in 1964 at NYU. I enjoyed the course so much I became a Psych major and later had him for Social Psych. I wanted to go on in Social but graduate school was no longer excempt from the draft. I had to give up my aspirations.

He was gracious to write a laudatory review of Mirror Reversal. We still communicate but he's very busy travelling and lecturing. He changed my life.

Even in those days he was talking about the Ingrum experiment at Yale. About getting subjects to administer pain on command. Says a lot about human nature.
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on June 6, 2009 at 1:53am
Zimbardo had not written The Lucifer Effect when I was doing my training. At that stage he was famous for the Stanford Prison experiment..

I had an ongoing email communication with Phillip last year as part of my attempt to help a colleague survive a nasty legal battle. Interesting guy.
 

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