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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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jay H commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"In the right context, gut feelings are useful. They're based on subconscious pattern matching with experience tweaking weights of the inputs. When a skilled machinist or woodworker practices their craft, of course they are using logic, but they…"
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"I have had a lot of trouble from not paying attention to my intuitions.  I grew up in a family where my perceptions were driven underground in the name of "reason" - but really because they were threatening.  So I am very wary of…"
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Michael Penn commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"I know people that actually believe that if you thinkyour mate is cheating, it means they probably are! If they are accusing you, it's most likely because they are doing the same things! Huh? WTF? Yes, those wonderful gut feelings that we call…"
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jay H commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"Gut feelings are over rated by the religious and new age crowd, and under rated some people obsessed with the concept that humans should (or even can) be purely rational. The truth is what we call 'gut feelings' is the mix of our very…"
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"Interesting. It seems that way. But we have gradually progressed in many areas. I think maybe due to increasing and stored knowledge contributing to the collective consciousness . But I think you are correct in thinking basic human behavior…"
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roland707 commented on Edward Teach's blog post On Snobbery
"Sadly, pretentiousness is almost unavoidable in a culture where people are judged and valued by the "stuff" that they have. Where we are constantly told that buying things will make us happier and more valuable. Snobbery is always…"
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"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…"
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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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Are we Dancing Bears?

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:00am 4 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 3 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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