"Take genetic statistics, and medical statistics in general, with a bit of a grain of salt until you research and understand (and are convinced is sound) the methodology behind the research. sCAM proponents aren't the only ones designing flawed…"
"Sure, they can appeal to such people.
But even if some significantly high percentage of dangerously mentally ill people select religion as a fantasy realm in which to contextualize their delusions, and I suspect that is the case, that would…"
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2. I like spending time with my Cats, as they have no theistic believes as best I can tell. Other than that, I don't limit my socializing to non-theists. My friends are free to believe whatever…"
"James (regarding your wall post, from early last year):
I choose to spend money on cats because unlike the vast majority of humans, they actually reciprocate by giving me joy and affection. They don't demand your money, they…"
Did you read Dennett's "Consciousness Explained"?
His ideas in that book blew me away. It was one of the most intellectually stimulating
books I have ever read!
Since you are into mind and consciousness, this is one I…"
"As churches go, the Uies are pretty decent in terms of providing a supportive community that promotes acceptance.
Personally I'd suggest also getting her involved in theater (or other arts), and find some Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan…"
To me the Bible is like Star Trek or Star Wars: an interesting framework for storytelling, but one that happens to be royalty-free and therefore much easier to profit from. The part that I find so peculiar is that so many people think the stories are true. At least only a few people think Klingons are real.
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