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Gwen replied to Sarsippious Jackson's discussion Blacks Kids & Imaginary Friends in the group Black Freethought
"One of my little sisters had an imaginary friend. I can't remember his/her name though, but one of my other brothers had one named "the man in the wall", and they had all kinds of adventures together. He would carry on conversations…"
Dec 18, 2009
Gwen replied to Hugh Kramer's discussion 1st annual Carl Sagan Day to be celebrated Nov. 7th in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I hope this goes National! No, bigger than that...worldwide! What an idea!!"
Nov 2, 2009
Gwen replied to Mike McCreary's discussion Are humans still evolvong? in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Do you mean 'evolving'? Yes, we are evolving. Evolution is not the destination, it is the journey. As long as we exist as a species on the earth we will keep evolving. That is just the way it works. Every person is a transitional fossil,…"
Oct 24, 2009
Gwen commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
"COOL! (to continue the rhyming theme!)"
Oct 10, 2009
Gwen replied to HotMess's discussion Peer Review, Anyone? in the group Atheists who love Science!
" And even if a paper gets published, if it is crap it will never be cited and fall into oblivion. Some are so wrong, they are cited for the wrong reason, such as Andrew Wakefield's papers. The middling ones are ignored and fall into oblivion."
Oct 9, 2009
Gwen replied to HotMess's discussion Peer Review, Anyone? in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Journal X sends that paper out to 3 or 5 or some number of people they consider experts in the field due to their previous publications on the topic or a related topic. Ideally, these people would have also published research that has gone through…"
Oct 9, 2009
Gwen replied to sacha's discussion Man grows new skull after decades in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Amazing!"
Oct 6, 2009
Gwen replied to sacha's discussion Man grows new skull after decades in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Naw, he needs to rethink his driving practices!!!"
Oct 6, 2009
Gwen replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"There is a requirement for continuing eduacation. I Have to take 30 continuing ed units every two years to renew my licence and doctors have similar requirements. The CEUs can be anything that enhances your professional developement. Fortunately or…"
Oct 6, 2009
Gwen replied to Joseph's discussion Question for ABA parents. in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Yes, the 'training' really helped my brother to make sense of the world, and know what was expected of him and what he could expect of the world in return. It reduced his frustration as well as ours."
Oct 6, 2009
Gwen replied to Adriana Heguy's discussion Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Grader and Jack Szostak were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize (Medicine/Physiology) for telomerase in the group Atheists who love Science!
"hooray!"
Oct 6, 2009
Gwen replied to Nate's discussion Race: The Non-Issue That Is in the group Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
"The news media completely passed over the fact that many of the Republicans were holding up protest signs during the speech, and what they insisted was their version of the bill, which actually had nothing in it. That, to me was the larger story,…"
Oct 2, 2009
Gwen replied to Louis's discussion Same-Sex Marriage: Exploring the Racial Divide in the group Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
"I am African American and my mother was an anomaly. I remember when they passed the 'don't ask, don't tell' and her response was "shit, there have always been gays in the military, everyone knew that, I don't know what…"
Oct 2, 2009
Gwen replied to Louis's discussion Same-Sex Marriage: Exploring the Racial Divide in the group Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
"Younger African Americans are still influenced by the church :( but appear to have a more liberal attitude towards GLTB than their parents."
Oct 2, 2009
Gwen replied to Louis's discussion Same-Sex Marriage: Exploring the Racial Divide in the group Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
"I know what you mean about racist. I had to distance myself from a gay couple I was friends with loose, because they were soo anti-asian. When ever I would point it out, they would back down, but the next time I saw them, they would be at it again!…"
Oct 2, 2009
Gwen replied to Louis's discussion Same-Sex Marriage: Exploring the Racial Divide in the group Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
"I will have to find out where I read an article debunking that such a high number of African Americans voted against Prop 8. It actually had more to do with age, with the older very religious christians voting for it and the younger (I don't…"
Oct 2, 2009

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pretty much a life long atheist

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 10:40am 7 Comments

My parents made us go to church but never pushed religion. I loved to read, especially the mythologies of Greece, Scandinavia, Rome, etc. After going through all the mythology I could find, I decided to read through the entire bible, and quickly recognized it as another mythology. I was in the fifth grade at the time. As I've said before, Santa Claus made more sense, and when I found out that HE wasn't real, there was no hope for getting me to believe in another mythical being that made less… Continue

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At 7:00pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Gwen! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since 2009. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.
At 11:37pm on October 10, 2009, qıƃ ɟ ǝıɔɐɹʇ said…
Do I participate in SF Meetups? Nah. It's a bit outside my radius, for now. Maybe if the economy issues lighten up and my teenager needs less attention I'll find a way to visit up there now and then.
At 12:24am on May 25, 2009, Charles Cusumano said…
Ah, your Doc. What a guy :-).
At 7:31am on February 12, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus----the world of reasoning, rational sense, and good friends.

Terry Meaden (scientist; age 61+; also an atheist since childhood--visit My Page)
of the busy Nexus discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Earth, Life, Humankind, Religion, Darwin..."
We seek to understand the mysteries of the universe and astronomy, and how life and humans and religion and everything began. There's a lot to discuss.
At 10:07pm on February 11, 2009, Jude Johnson said…
Thanks for the compiment on my ambigram -- you're welcome to use it for a t-shirt, or anything you like.

By the way: watch out for that Shlarg guy (below).
-Only joking. There are lots of great people here and he's one of them. Enjoy!
At 9:33pm on February 11, 2009, Shlarg said…
Welcome to the nexus !
At 9:11pm on February 11, 2009, Jude Johnson said…
Welcome to AN Gwen -- we're glad to have you!
At 9:08pm on February 11, 2009, said…
Welcome :)
 
 
 

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