"Rich, Your story brings back many memories, of nearly being caught for what was harmless behavior but still highly illegal; Being actually caught, and suffering the indignities you describe; Learning to fear the police, and being anxious even when…"
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Terry Meaden (also 60+, academic, retired professor)
of the active group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humankind, religion, Darwin..."
This busy group has fine discussion, good writing, about 100 science video clips including 10 recent Stanford University lectures on evolution. It seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and how life and everything began.