Glad I discovered this site. I am a long-time member of FFRF and a local Humanist group (Seattle area) but was looking for a viable online community. I will try to steer some of my local atheist friends to this site as well. I see that there are very few members from my community (Seattle area) - how long has this site been active? -Bill
Thanks Dr. Meaden. I am so glad to find your website. I have always been a big believer of science. Science has come a long way to explain the natural world and the phenomenons we see everyday. I hope someday scientists will find answer to the question of the origin of the universe, in particular, how something could arrives from nothing. My husband (a physicist and an IT (information technologist)) said there was already a published paper showing something could arrive from nothing through quantum fluctuation. However, that's not quite 'nothing', because quantum fluctuation is still 'something'. Sorry for my lack of knowledge in the field. I will be looking forward to analyzing any possible scientific explanations to the question of the origin of the universe.
Thanks for the welcome, Terry. I'll take a look at the link you recommend. I am particularly interested in consciousness, if you know of any sites for discussion of that I'd welcome your recommendation!
Thank you for your message. I hope I will be able to share worldviews and ideals without fear being scorned by theists, constantly criticizing rational thought because they know it will be the undoing of religion.