I like keeping my nexus window open to pop back and forth, even while I'm doing other things (or listening to music). But the ding won't stop even at lowest level.Please make it (optionally) go awayContinue
This is not a big deal,just a fun thing.I'm thinking of it as rather funny, but I am intrigued by what it tells us about Amazon's algorithms. The suggestion of books to buy is supposedly driven…Continue
"Interestingly, I think that an element of doubt is at the core of finding truth. Some years ago the edge question (www.edge.org) was "what do you believe is true that you cannot prove?"
Even scientists may believe things that turn out to…"
"Music can have interesting side effects. I was a cloistered young JW in the early 60s when I encountered some Leonard Cohen. Something about his mystical erotic approach caused me to suddenly step outside my Biblical tunnel vision.
There is such a…"
"Evolution itself requires death.
Painful in some ways, but all our history, our makeup as a species and as life itself has arisen out of conflict and death.
In a way I can see the appeal of your wish, but it also is very similar the typical…"
"That makes perfect sense because animals NEVER senselessly harm one another, damage their environment, or try to get their own advantage. All animals care deeply about the feelings of all other animals .....
"I see where you are going here, I think. To understand your opponents, you need to understand their perspective even if you strongly disagree. And many times positions are not all black and white, even though people on each side of the fence try to…"
"I agree with you. It gets tiresome to encounter these rants against some strawman 'libertarian' (greed selfish, yada yada) which is why I avoid these discussions. I spent my early life as a true believing lefty, but gradually become…"
"These two words get tossed around quite a bit, but I think they really have two different flavors. It is an oversimplification to say that an agnostic isn't sure and an atheist is (though those cases can exist)
Atheist is believing there is no…"
"I one who thinks FAR to much was made of this by A&E.
Seriously, all they had to do was say his offensive remarks did not represent the stations. Sheesh is it that hard?
Sure he's a jerk, but lots of people have wrong opinions. Lots…"
"Well the quick answer is that some simple life forms can reproduce both sexually and asexually.
Since sexual reproduction is more efficient at gene mixing, that led to more complex life forms. Once sexual reproduction was established there was…"
"Not to defend Bush, but this is one area where even a dumpload of money will be of marginal good. I doubt our situation would be much better regardless of the policies followed.
For one thing there is no treatment (often not even a clear diagnosis)…"
"Ted, your discussion is very thoughtful.
Do we have an objective history that demonstrates harm to women and children, as a result of polygamy? I ask that not as a challenge, but as information seeking.
In general, out thoughts about polygamy…"
"Laws necessarily limit freedoms, yet we as a society agree to construct and abide by them, and to modify or eliminate them when we collectively deem it conducive to harmonious working of our societies. Regardless of "religious…"
"I'm not a Mormon, but Joseph Smith got away with it. At one point I understand that one of his wives wanted equal treatment so that she could have more than one husband, but that didn't last long.
Society has come close to this in wife…"
Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.
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