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HEADLINES: God Forgives Republicans

Started May 8, 2013 0 Replies

Mark Sanford’s Very Republican God Redeems His Career: He Is Forgiven So You Must ForgetScott DesJarlais: 'God Has Forgiven Me' For Scandalous PastIf God forgave King David, why not Newt Gingrich?God…Continue

The Unifying Effect of Bigotry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy S Aug 3, 2012. 23 Replies

 I am surprised by the pride folks demonstrate in their bigotry. Nothing seems to galvanize good people of majority status like the opportunity to pick on a minority group that has the audacity to…Continue

 

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Edward Teach commented on Edward Teach's blog post Are we Dancing Bears?
"Hehehe... Thanks for the feedback, Pat and Randall. I think there is certainly merit to the idea that over looooong periods of time, enlightened folks can have an impact on cultural change. But, each individual will have to start from square one…"
22 hours ago
Pat commented on Edward Teach's blog post Are we Dancing Bears?
"Not so sure. True. Humans will behave like humans, as do bears, bumblebees, and our cousins, the great apes. The difference, as I perceive it, is that a dancing bear is trained by a human. Enlightened thinkers are trained by no one. They strike out…"
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Randall Smith commented on Edward Teach's blog post Are we Dancing Bears?
"Not only do "humans behave like humans", they want other animals to behave like humans. Their god, too."
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On Snobbery

I had a fairly unpleasant high school experience. In the middle of my tenth grade year, my family moved from the coast of South Carolina to the Piedmont of North Carolina. My new high school had two distinct social groups: tobacco farmers’ kids and the privileged children of fairly affluent parents from Bermuda Run Country Club, a…See More
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Edward Teach replied to Loren Miller's discussion Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children (CNN) in the group Atheist News
"Fox guarding the chicken coop is an excellent analogy. The emotional damage done by these sick bastards is incalculable."
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Edward Teach commented on Edward Teach's blog post On Empathy in Moral Judgement
"Check out this one I did on Gut Feelings. I think it relates to this discussion:  http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/on-gut-feelings-1?xg_source=activity ."
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Edward Teach commented on Edward Teach's blog post On Empathy in Moral Judgement
"Many thanks for the feedback, Gregory. I understand your point that ultimately, the outcome is what matters. So, animals who demonstrate altruistic behaviors benefit their social group regardless of what internal mechanisms motivate them to do so.…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Edward Teach's blog post On Empathy in Moral Judgement
"Research has shown the attribute of empathy in other animals (to any useful extent of the term's definition). greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_evolution_of_empathy is a particularly good article on the subject. Concern over other…"
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Edward Teach commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"Thank you Michael! I developed more critical thinking skills through interacting with folks on Atheist Nexus than I ever did from formal education ;-)"
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Michael Penn commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"Welcome back, Edward. I tend to agree with Loren."
Apr 10
Edward Teach commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"Good point, Loren. The message I am getting from teaching Gen Psy this semester is that nearly every perception we have is crude and inaccurate. Never "feels" like it though ;-)"
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Loren Miller commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"Gut feelings are very much like intuition.  Both are data; the question is: how accurate and/or reliable are the data?  Knowing oneself, including attendant irrationalities, phobias, quirks, and other personal characteristics can allow an…"
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"Many thanks Grinning Cat. Great TED Talk too!"
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Are we Dancing Bears?

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:00am 3 Comments

http://edwardteach100.blogspot.com/2014/04/are-we-dancing-bears.html

If you want to understand a species, observe the behaviors of it's members over time. Bears have specific behaviors that have been exhibited throughout bear history. Bears forage, hibernate, are omnivorous, and so on. While the reactions of one bear in a particular situation may be unpredictable, the…

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On a Better Metaphor for Consciousness

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Until very recently, consciousness was considered sort of a “black box.” A mysterious phenomenon too complex to even attempt to explain in any objective manner. However, new theories are beginning to …

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On Snobbery

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

I had a fairly unpleasant high school experience. In the middle of my tenth grade year, my family moved from the coast of South Carolina to the Piedmont of North Carolina. My new high school had two distinct social groups: tobacco farmers’ kids and the privileged children of fairly affluent…

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At 2:29pm on June 14, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Yo, Edward!  Good to see you.  Hope all's well with you and yours!

At 1:59am on June 12, 2012, yusuf said…

np... just wanted to interact. have a nice day

At 8:16am on June 11, 2012, yusuf said…

Hi Edward Teach, I wonder what you Preach. I like your pic and that hat, why don't you come for chat :p

At 3:36pm on June 10, 2012, Jason Spicer said…

Ouch. I hope you heal well and quickly.

At 1:01pm on February 28, 2011, Alona Naga said…
the artist on my page is named greydon square it is not my music
At 10:37pm on November 5, 2010, monon shuvo said…
Thanks Teach for the friendship. I'm honored. I'm a newcomer in the atheist world.I understood it is the world of reality,beauty,truth and love.I wish everyone in the world would realize truth.
At 11:50am on April 21, 2010, Jason Spicer said…
Hey, congrats on the publication. At least you made a mark in the world. Bike transit gloria, if I remember my Latin.
At 8:36pm on April 20, 2010, Jason Spicer said…
I was just shifting into second gear when I hit the ice, so I wasn't going too fast. Freaked me right out, I can tell you. I was about a half block from home, so I just walked it back. Minimal damage to me and the bike.
At 5:48pm on April 20, 2010, Jason Spicer said…
Oh, and I think newbies are more likely to wear helmets.
At 5:47pm on April 20, 2010, Jason Spicer said…
Edward, I had another thought on the helmet vs no-helmet stats you posted. I'm intrigued by the apparently lower fatality rate in no-helmet states. I think to really get at an understanding of it, we'd need a study that compared injuries/fatalities per mile ridden with a helmet vs without, broken down by various categories like age of the rider, riding experience of the rider (I think it's a safe bet that newbies have more crashes), weather conditions, etc. But I think it's a legitimate question whether helmets help or hinder safe riding.

BTW, I can't believe you ride a two-wheel vehicle in icy conditions. I had a little 200cc Honda in college and I took it out one morning and didn't see the black ice. If you hit ice with four wheels, you go sideways. If you hit ice on two wheels, you go down. How do you avoid that? Seems like physics to me, but maybe you have the balance of an acrobat.
 
 
 

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