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Asking advice on a physical community of reason

Started Aug 22, 2010 0 Replies

Recently some thoughts that had occurred to me after reaching the conclusion that if one doesn't believe in an afterlife, then what more noble way to lead ones life than dedicatedto the enrichment of…Continue

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Hello there, nice to be here :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaume May 19, 2010. 9 Replies

I have recently become more and more aware that I am not "just" a non-theist I am actively non-theistic and I while on the whole I don't mind people being religious as long as it doesn't affect…Continue

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"Oh my gosh, so sad that nobody seems to frequent this :("
Sep 17, 2011
Craig A. James replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Memes shaping genes in the group Memetics and Cultural Evolution
"James - I think it's fair to say that a huge percentage of what distinguishes humans from other primates is the genes that support memes. Human language evolved specifically as a way to pass information (memes) culturally rather that via the…"
Nov 27, 2010
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Asking advice on a physical community of reason

Recently some thoughts that had occurred to me after reaching the conclusion that if one doesn't believe in an afterlife, then what more noble way to lead ones life than dedicatedto the enrichment of science and the understanding of the world anduniverse around us and also helping my community. It's on this matter and the thoughts that grewfrom that standpoint that I would greatly appreciate your advice orcomment.If faced with a religious epiphany my choice would be clear there are numerous…See More
Aug 22, 2010
James Tyrrell replied to suzanne Buzz's discussion what are some good books or articles to read so I can refute the recreated world theory with christians? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Talk origins (http://talkorigins.org/) is always a good reference site although normally for evolutionary processes, which would cover all the origins of life and why the idea of a destroyed world doesn't really work with evidence and shared…"
Aug 3, 2010
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Go (board game)

Go (碁), known in Chinese as weiqi and in Korean as baduk, is an ancient board game for two players that is noted for being rich in strategy despite its simple rules.
Jun 13, 2010
Richard Goscicki replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Memes shaping genes in the group Memetics and Cultural Evolution
"James, I love this subject and devoted Mirror Reversal to it. Blackmore talks about meme-driven genetics which became a major force in natural selection. Take the ability to copy, definitely a meme. Learning how to make a spear was a benefit to the…"
May 25, 2010
James Tyrrell replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Memes shaping genes in the group Memetics and Cultural Evolution
"Excellent! thanks for the link, I'll have a read and then probably write up some thoughts. I find the whole subject fascinating, the idea that ideas shape genes that shape ideas ad infinitum is a bit mind-blowing."
May 25, 2010
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Memetics shaping genes

I am, I admit, new at this subject and freely admit I haven't read all of the prior discussions (yet! Promise I will ;) so if this has come up before I apologise. I have often thought about memes and wondered how memes have shaped genetics. Certainly and obviously the memes of humans about breeding animals have shaped the genes of domesticated species; notably cattle, cats, dogs, horses and pigeons etc. Even to the extent that some animals are now completely reliant on human supervisors for…See More
May 25, 2010
Jaume replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Hello there, nice to be here :)
"Sorry, but no. In a secular country where most people see religion as a private and personal issue, I see no real incentive for non-believers to gather together. I have to be a fan of rugby here it's mandatory. Same here (the Perpignan area.)…"
May 19, 2010
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Go (board game)

Go (碁), known in Chinese as weiqi and in Korean as baduk, is an ancient board game for two players that is noted for being rich in strategy despite its simple rules.
May 18, 2010
James Tyrrell replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Hello there, nice to be here :)
"Hey! I think were some of the few people in France on this site ;). Nah I didn't make Montpellier, I have to be a fan of rugby here it's mandatory. We'll have to try and work on getting more French people on the site me'think any…"
May 18, 2010
James Tyrrell replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Hello there, nice to be here :)
"Yeah it's good to be here and it's nice to meet you :) I think its great to mingle with some like minded people, who are motivated non-theists. The thing is many people don't even think about faith or proselytize so you don't…"
May 18, 2010
Jaume replied to James Tyrrell's discussion Hello there, nice to be here :)
"Well, as an expat you probably don't support the local rugby union club - but if you actually made the trip to Montpellier last Friday with the huge Toulousain crowd, we might have met at the venue."
May 18, 2010

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At 5:04pm on May 16, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hallo James, et bienvenue to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religion is used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden (English, with a French wife from Grenoble)
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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