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What makes you happy? What makes you happiest?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Wood Apr 20, 2011. 2 Replies

Recent stats from a 4 year study:…Continue

Tags: money, national, gross, happiness

Are water powered cars a reality today?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg D Apr 13, 2011. 2 Replies

Seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there... various websites that offer ways to convert your car to water (or at least to be mostly powered by water). Propaganda and conspiracy theories…Continue

Tags: cars, water

They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eugene Goodman Apr 19, 2011. 45 Replies

Some people were upset about smoking begin restricted... Non-smokers were pretty pleased as were most smokers who want to quit (a large proportion), even full-time smokers I've spoken to are happy…Continue

Tags: smoking, food, fast

Is Atheism a belief system? Should it be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gila Guerilla Mar 30, 2011. 4 Replies

Do we all support the Scientific Method as our approach to rational thought and our rejection of Religions? Do we have Humanist principles? Can we agree on anything which is common to all Atheists…Continue

Tags: dictionary, humanism, method, scientific, belief

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Tom Williams replied to Scott Bidstrup's discussion Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"The interesting question to me is if its 10% Atheists vs 10% Christians who is going to win!! Maybe the Atheists just aren't outspoken enough!   Although this study could show how political attitudes and the like could be changed by a…"
Jul 25, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Alice's discussion Innovative Ideas Wanted! in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"take a look around for a cheaper book, maybe take a look in your local discount book shop. no matter how much you think you know about critical thinking in general already, formal training in the subject is very beneficial, especially when debating…"
Apr 22, 2011
Brian Wood replied to Tom Williams's discussion What makes you happy? What makes you happiest?
"Getting old and shedding responsibilities, getting a good anti-depressant after 45 years of hell, having a wonderful wife and fine grown children. Being myself--a stand-up atheist since 1954 and a well-read skeptic and mocker of authority. These…"
Apr 20, 2011
Tom Williams posted a discussion

What makes you happy? What makes you happiest?

Recent stats from a 4 year study:http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/14/world-happiest-countries-lifestyle-realestate-gallup-table.htmlTwo types of ratings, one a percentage based on a number of scores in a survey about conditions in your life. And a second score, out of 10, by participants subjectively rating there level of happiness in everyday life.Scandinavian countries came way ahead in…See More
Apr 20, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Alice's discussion Innovative Ideas Wanted! in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Educate yourself. If you do not already have a full grasp of "Critical thinking" as a subject make sure you do before you try to educate other people about it. a book like this is a good read, there are many on the…"
Apr 20, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Alice's discussion Innovative Ideas Wanted! in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
""hunter gather groups generally didn’t seek to conquer others" "Stock piling wasn’t present in hunter gatherer societies" Sure, I didn't intend to suggest either of these things about hunter gatherer lifestyles…"
Apr 20, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Alice's discussion Innovative Ideas Wanted! in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
""So it is selfish in one way to be altruistic" it is a selfish act in a technical sense, but I'd rather see people being selfish and helping other people than being selfish and screwing over other people. As i've said, I think…"
Apr 19, 2011
Gary Burk replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
"If we can only get a truly universal tax paid health care system, we can then feel properly righteous about outlawing smoking, drinking, sky-diving, sunbathing, skiing, polo playing, running with scissors, and all similar such anti-social risky…"
Apr 19, 2011
TK replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
"I have no problem about people wanting to help less fortunate people.  However, the government is not the vessel for that to occur.  Government, by its nature, can only make people dependent upon it, thus growing the size and scope of…"
Apr 19, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Tyler J. Jenkins's discussion Guns/Second Amendment
"Hi Noah,   your missing my point, my earlier post before this was concluding that gun ownership may not particularly lead to more homicide overall (without guns people kill in different ways), and that the only thing that would radically change…"
Apr 19, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
"I appreciate there is a whole bunch of replies on here but I retracted "large fines" to call it taxation on foods that don't meet guidelines. it basically has the same financial implications and purpose though.   although the act…"
Apr 19, 2011
paul babcock replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
"Another screw up of mine I need to apologise for, I thought you had written that post Tom, when actually it was Travis who said that he thought society was responsible. My bad."
Apr 19, 2011
John Absher replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
""Stricter Guidelines and then Large fines for fast food companies (and food manufacturers) that do not meet a minimum nutritional standard in their food."  that's pretty close to a ban.  "
Apr 19, 2011
John Absher replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
"exactly.  there's no such thing as second-hand fast food"
Apr 19, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Tyler J. Jenkins's discussion Guns/Second Amendment
"i'm glad the numbers are dropping.   firstly, the term they used is "unintentional" and perhaps that includes other things that "accidental" doesn't, I should have written unintentional. secondly my figures were…"
Apr 18, 2011
Tom Williams replied to Tom Williams's discussion They restricted smoking, Fast food should be next!
""They aren't protecting me, they would be protecting my property" ok, granted Obviously a car is property, that was a bad example. you want a police force that you can call up to get your car back, granted. If you are being held in a…"
Apr 18, 2011

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At 10:51pm on May 22, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Tom! 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.

At 4:35am on March 25, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Welcome to the group "Origins".

 

At 9:00pm on March 24, 2011, Pansy said…
that's funny..... i read tons of non-fiction too, and like you, i have trouble retaining it.....which is why i highlite everything important and have several journals to write it all down!
At 8:40pm on March 24, 2011, Pansy said…

do you do a lot of reading?

 

At 8:23pm on March 24, 2011, Pansy said…
like your quotes  :)
At 6:18pm on March 23, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Tom. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. Thank science for atheism. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry Meaden
At 7:17pm on March 21, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are glad to have you join us.
 
 
 

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