I can, but from prior experience, I know that to make an airtight case will require lots of explaining... and much lengthy typing-out of reasoning, with many citations & footnotes. I'm not usually willing to devote that much…"
"OK, you're on a little firmer ground, here. The idea that sweeping changes in social policy should be tested before being broadly implemented does make sense. One could argue that we should have tried something like Prohibition on a small…"
I'm on your side; I don't support gay marriage either, (for entirely different reasons) but I think you might want to consider some other arguments against it. Arguing that it reduces the birth rate isn't something…"
"I don't understand leftist atheists. They don't need the crutch of religion or a sugar daddy in the sky to take care of them. But instead they want the welfare state to be everyone's crutch and sugar daddy to be government.
This is my first post. I've always felt like an outsider. Maybe that's how I developed a conservative atheist mindset. Although, in truth, my conservatism is limited to the social arena, and even there, I'm not pro-natalist. I…"
Currently, I live in Indiana. I find this state to be the least open-minded about atheist views. We do have an atheist chapter here however if one is seeking a mate here then he or she better get used to going to church."
"Indeed females say that... and then they (we, not me) go ahead go ahead and date "bad boys" and domestic abusers.
IMO, we live in a world of great solitude and isolation, and people get desperate, and will hitch up with anything…"
"dear me, this is why I dislike discussing biology with non scientists, sorry if it seems arrogant to you, but this really does annoy me to no end, that you claim scientific understanding of a topic, but your ideas are completely ideologically…"
"The big problem I see remaining is that nations that don't agree to this sort of thing will then likely displace those who do. We would need a world government to accomplish anything like what you propose."
"Religion started the notion that dying was a "bad" thing, modern medical science has enshrined it. There are days when I wish we never had the Hippocratic Oath, it may be the principal point in human history when we made the wrong…"
"Point by point...
If you spend even a modicum of time researching alpha individuals in any primate group you will find there is plenty. Alpha individuals DO NOT guarantee paternal exclusivity... whence the term satellite males...
"There are several things wrong with what you're saying.
Your comparison to alpha and satellite individuals doesn't apply to our species. You're thinking of canines and a few other groupings of pack species. Try comparing…"
"Homo sapiensused to be prevented from overbreeding also, by reduced fertility rates, but the industrial revolution, and then the medical revolution, have removed all breeding barriers. We used to have several factors that controlled…"
Hello Michael, and welcome to this friendly world of rational good sense and intelligent reasoning---with its thousands of freethinkers who recognise how religions deceive and control vulnerable people beginning sadly with innocent children.
"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"
"Thanks. Now I have "Glory of Love" stuck in my head. ^^;
I'm not sure if I could get used to eating bugs. It's like... if they're mudbugs or sea-bugs, that's one thing, but it's hard to imagine them tasting good…"
"I converted to paganism (through wicca, but didn't stay there) from xianity. During that conversion period, I tried to reconcile the beliefs, which ultimately, I couldn't. There are some who find a way (probably used to cherry picking, so…"