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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 5:36pm
When my former husband was in dental school, I was his practice patient. He had to learn how to inject in front of the needle and I had a lot of injections in those days (1956-1959). He became very good at it, and his patients adored him. When he was in private practice his patients told me he was the most painless dentist they had experienced.
I wonder what he could have done with computer technology.
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 30, 2013 at 2:40pm

Ruth, my comment to you didn't get posted, so I'll try again.

I'm glad things went better than expected.  

I've also never heard of computer controlled pain medication delivery.  It made me think of a wonderful future, where computers read out brain signals so well that they can know when to give pain relieving drugs and when not to.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 1:56pm
Spud, I have several options prescribed for me; however they dull my brain to the point I can't remember what I need. I use Aleve as needed and that helps, even if I can take more of that if I want. I figure I have so many chemicals in my system, I cut back on what I can. I also have a lovely time watching documentaries and that keeps my mind off pain and itching.
A dull brain bothers me more than physical pain.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 1:56pm
Spud, I have several options prescribed for me; however they dull my brain to the point I can't remember what I need. I use Aleve as needed and that helps, even if I can take more of that if I want. I figure I have so many chemicals in my system, I cut back on what I can. I also have a lovely time watching documentaries and that keeps my mind off pain and itching.
A dull brain bothers me more than physical pain.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 1:50pm
Grinning Cat, finding the musical "periodic table of elements" is kind of fun to listen to, and even learning some of the list. Oh joy! I remember in high school chemistry trying to learn the elements table and what a chore that was. This should help. I know, there is no reason to learn this stuff, but it is kind of fun. Name the order of crystallization of minerals out of magma.
"Old pirates amble by quickly full meter."

olivine, pyroxene, amphiboles, biotite, quartz, feldspar, and mica.

My gosh, it has been 59 years since I learned this and still remember at 77. I guess I still have long-term memory.
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 30, 2013 at 10:21am

Joan, I'm so glad it's over for you except for the pain slowly going away.  What do you take for the pain now?

Comment by Plinius on October 30, 2013 at 5:24am

Wonderful news, Joan! Enjoy your days of healing, you and Ruth!

My hairdo was caused by the storm; now back to my own messy style.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 12:59am
Ruth, just to let you know I am thinking about your gastric distress and your healing processes. My experience with such gastric problems is so rare for me and I can now understand how dreadful that can be. I really sympathize with those who have food intolerances or other causes of distress.
You, too, Mindy!
Comment by Grinning Cat on October 29, 2013 at 10:49pm

Some memory songs need to be updated, like this one from Tom Lehrer:

"There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium...."

https://archive.org/details/elements_0

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2013 at 10:19pm

Mindy, I love Taco Cat!

 

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