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Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

Oh! that this were satire! 

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

Andy Borowitz…

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Added by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 2:05pm — 6 Comments

Big Food's Lax Attitude on Water Use Comes at a Cost

Big Food's Lax Attitude on Water Use Comes at a Cost

"Many big-name food brands such as Hershey, Kraft and Perdue are wasting water resources through lax conservation practices and poor planning. And as climate change and other factors amplify the water risks plaguing the food industry, the bottom lines of these companies will suffer unless they change…

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Added by Joan Denoo on May 7, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Polution: 14 Heartbreaking Photos That Will Inspire You to Recycle

I realize atheism

"is a lack of belief in gods." "Atheists have a lack of belief in gods and supernatural beings." Atheists do not have a common belief system, sacred…

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Added by Joan Denoo on May 6, 2015 at 11:13pm — 4 Comments

My answer to a friend who felt offended by a comment I made

Hi, XXXXXXX, I am glad, you did not seek to support your claim   (mutual friends contacted him and not me.)  That is a perfect way to maintain helplessness)   Those who contacted you and not me divulge a character that many people have, however, unless and until they confront me, they reveal a victim mentality. You are entirely correct; I did bully you. I have heard that before as well as being arrogant. I confess to both. 

Frankly I don't remember what I wrote to you. If I offended…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Why It's So Hard for Scientists to Believe in God? ~ Francis Collins

Why It's So Hard for Scientists to Believe in God?

~ Francis Collins, a Christian,  

"former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the successful effort to complete the Human Genome Project—which mapped and sequenced all of the human DNA and determined aspects of its function. The project built the foundation upon which subsequent genetic…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2015 at 7:09pm — 6 Comments

THE ROLE OF DOUBT IN SCIENCE

THE ROLE OF DOUBT IN SCIENCE

"The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn't know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darned sure of what the result is going to be, he is in some doubt. We have…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Unfettered Religious Freedom Really Does Mean the Freedom to Do Harm, by Valarie Tarico

Unfettered Religious Freedom Really Does Mean the Freedom to Do Harm

"Freedom to discriminate with impunity?  It’s worse than that.

"Almost universally, the religious freedom claims pursued in the U.S. over the last two decades seek the freedom to do harm, most often the freedom to harm queers, women, children or…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 1, 2015 at 11:18pm — 5 Comments

A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house

 Here is a wood burning kitchen stove, much as my grandmother's. 

A washtub on the wood burning stove boiled dirty clothes. She used a hand-cranked wringer to move the boiled clothes to the rinse tubs. A piece of kindling wood snatch the clothes out of the boiling water and got them started in the wringer. I have the wooden stick in my basement laundry room. …

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 31, 2015 at 1:04am — 8 Comments

Life is a merry-go-round.

Thrift is what my grandparents had to learn after tremendous loss of income during the Great Depression. My mother's generation had to be thrifty as they worked hard and planned for big purchases. Coming out of WW II was a very prosperous time for more products to replace food gardens and homemade clothes. My generation learned by watching as children, then buying clothes, food and whatever we wanted. Some of us put high value in education. My daughter's generation shunned higher education…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

The Battered Child Syndrome, Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, Silver, JAMA 1962

In 1953, Frederic Silverman, a radiologist, noticed children coming into his radiology clinic with chillingly frequent X-ray images of multiple fractures. "The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell." He published an article "The Roentgen Manifestations of Unrecognized Skeletal Trauma in Infants," 

In 1962, C. Henry Kempe, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado Medical School, tried…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 10:08pm — 4 Comments

Religion inhibits healthy functioning

Abrahamic faiths, based on domination, reveal underlying principles that an angry, vengeful, mean-spirited god hangs over us with promises of heaven and threats of hell. Many think of life as a hierarchy with god at the top, then man, male, who has dominion over everything. Under him and responsible to him is female with the mark of pain and suffering her lot in life. Under father/mother come children, often used as unpaid labor. Read Green Paradise Lost by Elizabeth Dodson Gray,…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Religion Destroys Our Earthly Paradise

Religions, based on Abrahamic faiths, operate in terms of dominion, ownership, hierarchy, exploitation, and manipulation.We see it all around us in the policies and practices of the institutions of our lives. I see it in my family. One grandmother came from a long line of Puritans with a very strong sense of patriarchy. Her husband, my grandfather came from a rigid Roman Catholic background with a strong sense of patriarchy. As I observe my family as a participant observer, I see a lot of…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family, Thanks Herb Silverman

7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family

"Are you an atheist; but you are so nice!" Have you heard this statement? I have.

People often think terrible things about atheists. Well, why not? They hear all kinds of things about us that just are not true. People are afraid of us and they want to keep their children away from us. It takes time…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2015 at 8:22pm — 8 Comments

God is not a Good Theory (Sean Carroll)

Virtually nothing of quantum physics makes sense to me and it seems I am not alone. The laws do not follow Newton at all. Newton discovered the laws of the very big. Quantum physics involves laws of the very small; it "explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level."

Reading has become very difficult for me as I age.…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2015 at 8:27pm — 9 Comments

Still trying to honor the parasites that caused the problem in the first place

Keen, Steve - Credit Money: How it works and why it fails

I started reading Steve Keen's work several years ago. It was before he developed this mathematical model of money flow. Each step along the way was painful for him as an economist and for me as an observer. Trials and errors occurred as in anything that is new. He successfully earned a grant from INET, …

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2015 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments

These factors I want in a POTUS candidate

These factors reveal what I want in a presidential candidate: 

1)   easing the burdens on working parents, with sick leave, paid family and medical leave, childcare, eldercare, a higher minimum wages, tax incentives for companies that share profits with their employees;

2)   taking on the moneyed interests, large Wall Street banks, big corporations, and richest…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2015 at 8:52pm — 5 Comments

Future Work Skills 2020

Future Work Skills 2020

People with skills on the computer have a future, as far as employment goes. Individuals with talents such as those used here on Atheist Nexus will have the jobs of the future. Production of goods will continue to flow offshore, leaving the construction trades and service jobs for domestic employment. More people need training for international…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers

A bit of good news, for a change, 

Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers  

Why would anyone turn away from centuries old traditions and beliefs?

1)  Do religious beliefs held by an individual create opportunities for questioning, doubting, exploring, experimenting, inventing or do they offer feelings of discouragement, helplessness, depression,…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 1:17pm — 5 Comments

Cliteracy Project.

CLITERACY project.

"feminist artist Sophia Wallace’s “work reveals the “phallic as neutral” bias in science, law, philosophy, politics, mainstream and even feminist discussion, and the art world. Her art will be…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 1, 2015 at 7:43pm — 4 Comments

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