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Comment by Matthew McArthur on May 17, 2010 at 6:13am
Hello Orange
I'm discounting the drawing as it could have been made with any amount of imagination.
The way it moved when it was lifted suggested internal skeletal support. Large quantities of fat. Big as a whale. My money's on a rotting whale carcass.
I've seen pictures of rotting basking sharks that it reminded me of too.
Sea monsters are a non-event in my book. If they exist, they're clealy not keen to mess with orca, leopard seals and great white sharks. The sea can be scarey enough without having to make stuff up.
Comment by Steve Nelson on May 13, 2010 at 12:19pm
Hi Dr Meaden and everyone. Steve nelson here. I was handed the divorce papers from my former monster last week. So now I am available. Anybody have any good suggestions for me? I am here in Ogden, Utah. I would like a long lasting relationship this time with NO strings attached. I found that when the contract is signed, people change. I want no contracts now.
I rent a nice home in a safe neighborhood here in Ogden and would like a Lovely lady say between 25 & 40 to live with me and share utilities & rent. I need a Real Soul mate this time with No strings attached. Well maybe only one tinsy little one: Disease & Medical condition free would be it.
So any suggestions about free sites or places to post on or a Lovely lady you'all might know here in this area, please advise me. Thanks, Steve Nelson
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on May 13, 2010 at 12:01pm
Don is a good writer. We need him back here soon, even if he is only lurking while he gets on with his book.
I must agree though that my book on atheism is being severely held up because of the (admittedly useful) time I spend on Atheist Nexus. However, I also have lectures to prepare, so I cannot spend as much time as I would really wish on A/N.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 13, 2010 at 9:55am
I contacted him after he left. He told me he needs to focus on finishing his book.

Welcome to the group, disbelief.
Comment by disbelief on May 12, 2010 at 8:51pm
I've just joined this wonderful group!
Comment by Jim DePaulo on May 4, 2010 at 2:29pm
From what I heard he got pissed over a thread on faith and quit - all his comments on that thread are gone.
Comment by Susan Stanko on May 3, 2010 at 8:33am
I heard from him a few days ago on one of the threads. Other then that, no.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 3, 2010 at 7:40am
Does anyone know what happened to Don?
Comment by Robert Tobin on April 19, 2010 at 6:47pm
Here is a question to throw at those Christians:

If God made man in his own image, then has God got a dick. Has God got a belly button? If the answer is "Yes" then if God has a belly button, who was his mother and who was his father?
Comment by Steve Nelson on April 15, 2010 at 10:28pm
Howdy everyone: I have a NEW book that I just got from the printer. here is a few excerpts for you all to enjoy:

At the edge of the Galaxy a huge starship cruises serenly.
... Unaware of a dangerous unknown force that means harm!
WHAM! I was knocked out of my bunk! I hit the deck plate with a thud. ...I saw stars where they shouldn't be.
...Momentarily red emergency lights came on. ... I got to my hard shell exterior work suit in the nearby closet and struggled into it fast as I could. My head seemed sticky as I felt a painful spot there. Ouch! It hurt!!
...I saw in the mirror that I had a gash on my head that was slowly oozing some blood. I quickly but carefully sprayed some AntiBio on it and carefully but quickly extracted a padded bandage from the Medikit...
I put on the rest of my work gear...
I strapped the back pack on making sure the Biosensors were activated. ...
I was just about through & another WHAM! Resounded through the ship. The deck rocked and I was thrown against the wash basin. ...I held on as the ship rocked again with another Loud WHAM! "What is happening?" I called out to no one! It must be some kind of attack... I got on the wall mounted intercom & keyed for the Captain. No response! I tried the Ecec. No response! "I've got to get to my station on the bridge!"...I moved to the door & disengaged the locking mechanism. It should have come right open. NOTHING! ...I got out my special tool for stubborn doors, my utility hammer, and wrenched off the cover plate to the door electronics... I tripped the door mechanism & the door came open.... Red warning lights flashed at the end of the corridor next to the Personnel lift entry. ...a breach had occurred. I would have to climb if the Gravity liner in the tube was operating. If not, I would need to operate in Zero-G. ...
I reached the Personnel lift door... I hit the override, the door came open. The tube was empty. ... The tube was dark except for red Emergency lights... I gingerly reached over and took hold of the nearest service way rung. I held tight and stepped onto the srevice way ladder. I felt the lack of gravity Immediately!
I calmly sailed through the tube as red Emergency lights passed by slowly... I reached the entry to the Bridge Module. The door was solidly locked, it would not open.
I opened the control box mounted on the bulkhead next to the Personnel lift door. ... I activated the sensor viewer. There was air where I was but no gravity. But what was worse was what the screen showed on the other side of the bulkhead. The Entire Bridge module was GONE!
...Without the bridge controls the only way to operate the ship was at the Auxiliary Bridge near Engineering... "Well," I said to myself, "Guess where I'm going?"...
...I scanned the length of the ship as far as the viewer could go anyway. I saw more huge holes drilled right through our ship! My Beautiful Ship! "What has been done to My Beautiful Ship?" I wondered to myself. It looked like it had been hit with buckshot!...
I called again on my Wrist Com. No response from anyone. I went down the tube to connect with the Central passage...Emergency lights blurred past me as I sailed along effortlessly down the tube... my stomach turned as I went.
I thought to get something to settle my stomach when I reached the first working Gravity plate that I came to, along with something to eat.... Medical is just off the Central passage. I could stop & get something there. I couldn't wait!
Then I came to a complete stop as the tube was collapsed just short of the entry to Central. ...There apperaed to be no way through. ... I'd have to back up and find another way around. ...

SOON THE SHOOT'IN STARTS and those that attacked the ship will wish that they hadn't!
The MAINTENANCE ENGINEER will start cleaning!
***Get details at my nice site:

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