Brad Reddekopp
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  • Hazelton, British Columbia
  • Canada
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Brad Reddekopp replied to Steph S.'s discussion Penn and Teller debunk medical myths on Dr. Oz in the group Positively Penn
"I'm a big fan of P&T but I'm really disappointed that they went on Dr. Oz and didn't challenge him on any of the pseudoscientific nonsense that he endorses."
Feb 13, 2013
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"This conversation has gone to shit.  If people can't understand that, sometimes, when domestic animals become feral in an environment in which they are a very serious threat to the native wildlife, they need to be culled, then…"
Sep 27, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"You have a point.  I do think it's possible that cats do some rudimentary reasoning.  I'd be interested in seeing some empirical evidence for such reasoning, if it exists.  Can you point me to any?  After all, it's…"
Aug 30, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"Cats can be great. I do prefer dogs but I've had some wonderful cats in my time. But please, folks, they're not freethinkers; they're not *thinkers*."
Aug 30, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"As far as can tell, the nearest dog park is hours away by highway.  I might try her in one of those once I'm a little more confident about recall with her. I have a friend who has a dog about her size and a bit older.  I take her…"
Aug 20, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"Beautiful dog.  I still have a lot of work to do with Meeka's response to other dogs.  She becomes extremely excited and will to rush at them to try to play.  Those are not good manners and, if we had a dog park around here,…"
Aug 20, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"The pug, Rocky, that we had before Meeka, was almost fearless.  When there was thunder, he had a territorial response.  He would face the direction it was coming from and bark at it, advancing a step with each bark. When we had our first…"
Aug 20, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"Meeka spent most of her first year on a short line on a back porch and so had very limited experience of the world.  The first time I brought her home, she was fearful of everything.  I had to coax her up the steps to our living room,…"
Aug 20, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"Hee!  That ball was too much temptation.  I use a ball chucker and two tennis balls with Meeka.  As soon as she's back with one ball, the next one is launched.  It tires her relatively quickly and she loves it."
Aug 20, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"My dog, Meeka, is a rescue, too.  I'm told that she's a German Shepherd and Shar Pei cross.  She looks a lot more shepherd, though.  She has chased a few rabbits but is especially interested in mice and has actually caught…"
Aug 20, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"Ah hah!  Vindication!  ;-) (Bold emphasis mine) From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_selection"
Aug 19, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"The article doesn't mention human intervention in breeding as a mechanism of evolution, neither including it nor excluding it.  From the article: "Nature" in this sense refers to an ecosystem, that is, a system in which organisms…"
Aug 19, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"Oh, it's definitely evolution.  It's not by means of natural selection but it is "change across successive generations in the inherited characteristics of biological populations".  By definition, it's…"
Aug 16, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"People, can't aren't freethinkers; they're not thinkers.  They're generally more independent than dogs purely through an accident of evolution.  Some here have been describing dogs as "codependent" (hey, the…"
Aug 16, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"You (as well as pretty much everyone else here) realize, I hope, that neither species exhibits freethought because they don't actually do much in the way of thinking, free or otherwise.  They respond instinctively.  (Mind you, so do…"
Aug 15, 2012
Brad Reddekopp replied to Stephen Goldin's discussion Resolved: Atheists Are More Cat People Than Dog People
"A friend of mine took his family fishing by the river.  Their little daughter fell in and their golden retriever jumped in and fished her out.  Cats do seem less likely to save you in such a situation.  There have been cats in my life…"
Mar 18, 2012

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At 10:22am on May 15, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Brad! Have a very happy birthday.
At 4:40am on May 14, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of good friends.

A group you may like is “ORIGINS” (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion..... ) with its 120 discussions and numerous video films.

How to feel good. One discussion (over 65 posts) is "Proud to be Atheist". There's much to be proud and feel good about because atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground that is so far removed from the pathetic superstitious god believers who are slaves to a controlling clergy and their imaginary beings.
Terry Meaden
 
 
 

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