"Hey, Fellow Doubters!
Here's a special way to celebrate the secular way this December:
BANG! - The first humanist musical, a journey through the history of the universe from the Big Bang to present day Earth, abundant with life. An original…"
"James, we look at Dark to Light as a season, and there are two events to celebrate it this year (beyond what people to privately). There is the DARKTOLIGHT concert, for which tickets are sold. Info is here:…"
I wanted to remind everyone about this important regional event: The 2nd annual NW Freethought Conference is coming up in Renton, WA in just a few weeks. Last year, the conference was in Portland, and it was a great success. The cost is $ 125 for both days, $ 95 for Sunday only. Registration begins Friday evening at 6.00, and there is a wine and cheese reception the same evening. For more information and to register, go to…See More
"I prefer using a past participle different from the past tense whenever possible; so, I am in full support of "gotten". My philosophy aside, I find "I'd got" and comparable sequences using "got" as the past…"
"Most of the times it doesn't sound strange to me. Maybe growing up in Oregon was as isolated as the link indicates New England was (is.) I think there is a 'sense' difference between "I had gotten the flu the day before" and…"
Wow! 20 years in the US, and I have never encountered this problem in writing, but today, I did on Facebook. So now I hope to get advice here: Is "gotten" a correct English past participle, or should it be "got"? This link claims it's correct: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_gotten_correct_grammar Do you concur? SylviaSee More
"As a native German speaker, I bring a certain bias to this question, because in German, grammatical gender and biological sex are not very closely related. For example, if I refer to a man as a person in German, I must use the feminine pronoun…"
Greetings, Sylvia! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
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"Mindy, I was speaking with a coworker of mine about 30 mins ago who lives in Rockford. She said no rain there last night but a couple of flights to O'Hare were diverted to the Rockford airport. It was fairly nasty here. "
"I agree with you MB. I liked the "sweeping overview" of topics on one screen, both forum activity and blogs, that the old homepage allowed. This was a great way to have different topics catch my eye all in one place and prompt…"
"Thanks for reporting that Ruth, I like it better this way! I can't believe a nurse used the word "telescope" in describing what the doctor was going to use to look at your bladder!!!!!!! Wow! Vocabulary review time! lol.
"This is another way of eventually going back to stating that abiogenesis is impossible, as many theists do. There are bound to be those here who have studied far more in depth than I have, but my own findings have been that we have absolutely NO…"
"Yup, that's why tornado warnings are to be taken seriously. During severe storms with tornado potential I turn off my TV sound or Stereo in my apartment so I can hear what possibly may be coming my way. I want to be able to hear the…"