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If we don't talk about it, how can we solve it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 4. 3 Replies

So many times we hesitate to talk about beliefs of Agnostics, Atheists, Brights, Freethinkers, Humanists, Rational Responses, Secular Humanists, Skeptics, Spiritual Humanists, missing opportunities…Continue

Tags: Rational, Humanists, Responses, Secular, Spiritual

Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 18. 14 Replies

"Israel is our homeland  ...  we had  no homeland for thousands of years...."Does this statement give anyone else a sick feeling? I have no intention of determining who is right or wrong in the…Continue

Tags: killed, children, Palestine, Israel

Secular Meditation & Mindfulness

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Have you ever been at a family gathering where everyone in the group sits and waits for others to get a meal together, the tables set, the chairs assembled, and the food cooked and prepared? There…Continue

Tags: scan, walking, body-motion, body, breath

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Joan Denoo replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"On reflection, I agree. It is none of my business until and unless someone's religion gets in my classroom or our local school.  "
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Paricia, as I understand it from Wiki, Sagan was married three times.  1957, married biologist Lynn Margulis, mother of Dorion Sagan and Jeremy Sagan.  1968 married artist Linda Salzman mother of Nick…"
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" Sören Olsson on Gothenburg Book Fair 2007, Sören Olsson på Bok- och biblioteksmässan 2007 "
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Killer Phrases

Killer PhrasesWords that kill imagination, creativity, exploration, and wonder in children also provide challenges for adults to overcome.  Faced with real world problems, we need every critical thought we can generate, even if it is outside the box.The phrases become killers when used to shut people down, stop looking for better ways, terminate exploration, and close down wonder.Killer Phrases 2012-04-22 update...silence...Be ladylike.   (Emma Rosenthal)Be practical...Because I said so.…See More
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Silence is not the answer

Others are wiser than I by keeping thoughts private. I would agree to that ... but ... there are some situations that need to be revealed and that for centuries, probably eons, people have been instructed and coerced to remain silent. Silencers use the tactics of shame and guilt upon the ones exploited, or use religious dogma to scare those who would speak with fears of eternal damnation. There are other devices and the end result is SILENCE DOES NOT HELP! It contributes to domination's…See More
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I invite my "Hang with Friends" to join "Origins: Universe, Life, Humankind, and Darwin" where Dr. Terence Meaden leads another fine group of writers. A current discussion occurs there based on "The Bible is not Great…"
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sk8eycat replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Ummm... to use a Kindle, do you need to have a cell (wireless) phone, or can you hook up your DSL connection and download a book that way?  In that same vein, I am seriously thinking of "bundling" everything....phone, internet, and TV…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Felaine, I like your title, "God is NOT".  I got my Kindle free from the internet, but I don't know how it happened. My daughter installed it for me. It provides excellent opportunities to get books instantly, and I like the way…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I like Soren Sagan's style. He describes events of the past that render religion so toxic and then offers a new perspective on how to create a preferred future. It is up to our generation and the next to imagine and build a future and transform…"
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sk8eycat replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I don't have a Kindle....yet, but I have read Christopher Hitchens'  book God is Not Great; How Religion Poisons Everything, several times.  Fascinating, but I do wish he had titled it "God is NOT" "
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Joan Denoo replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Asa, I am going to express my opinion, realizing I may become a target for your dogmatism, but here goes.  Defining terms is not dogmatic.  Using a source such as OED offers a culturally accepted source for continuity. Others may choose…"
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Patricia replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I purchased the book yesterday from amazon.ca & began reading it last night."
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The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan

We can be relatively confident that we know when the universe came into being and how. Science uncovers more mysteries daily revealing puzzles that plague humankind as long as there has been a written record of thoughts. Just as the Earth once seemed flat, we now have clear evidence that we live on a globe that rotates and revolves, there exist 12 particles of matter and four forces of nature. They all act and interact in ways that science clarifies for the layperson. Our ancestors did not…See More
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, happy to learn you returned home from the hospital. Good news that one of your sisters may be a kidney donor for you. You fill my thoughts throughout the day, just as so many of us feel connected to you in a very personal way. Our tight little…"
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"Joan, I'm so looking forward to finding a publisher for THE LOST WORLD. It is written in diary format, chapter by chapter reporting the discoveries of the day and giving away my thinking and consequent excitements. The other books are being…"
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I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it

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China’s crop of outrageous new hotel designs

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 6:01pm 1 Comment

I was in Chin in the 1980s. I saw spotlessly clean streets with women out early each morning sweeping. I saw butchers slaughtering animals in open-air markets, blood streaming into the streets. There were no flies. I saw small rooms open to the street where people constructed electric irons for the world trade, even U.S. trademarks. I talked to people taking care of babies while their parents worked in factories. Mothers were allowed to take time to nurse their babies and it was not time…

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Green Roofs: Saving the Planet One Building at a Time

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 3:59pm 5 Comments

Advantages of green roof gardens: 

Aesthetic Improvement

Waste Diversion

Landfill Diversion

Stormwater Management

Moderation of Urban Heat Island Effect

New Amenity Spaces…

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Fractal History

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 10:05pm 5 Comments

Do you ever wonder, as I wondered, why a broccoli or cauliflower looks as it does? Why do animals have two legs or four legs, two eyes, or two nostrils? Why are rivers formed into dendritic patterns? Why do some crystals have dendrite patterns in them? What causes a snowflake to form into patterns? Why is every fingerprint different from every other one?

One day I heard a lecture and the speaker used a word I did not recognize. I discussed the word with the speaker afterwards and she…

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Capstone video: Rich ideas of substance: Chris Martenson, "Crash Course", economics.

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

Over the years, I ran across people and ideas that have important messages that we need to know about and understand. These are individuals and concept who look at the reality of our current situation and have ideas for solving problems and conflicts. The subjects range from economics, education, health care, permaculture, politics, religion, spirituality, and beyond. 

The first one I call attention to is Chris Martenson and his "Crash Course" in which he defines the state of the…

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At 2:18pm on December 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Joan, I'm so looking forward to finding a publisher for THE LOST WORLD. It is written in diary format, chapter by chapter reporting the discoveries of the day and giving away my thinking and consequent excitements. The other books are being prepared more like standard textbooks--as they need to be. All the best to you, Terry. 

At 10:42am on December 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Dear Joan, Thank you. In your message you suggest that Atheist Nexus could be a suitable place to mention the discoveries that I have been reporting on Facebook? Let's see. Here's some background information: I am an archaeologist and simultaneously a strong atheist.  Because of this I have been able to observe, dissect, and analyse the archaeological record deeply and dispassionately which no Christian archeologist has ever been able to do, most of them being religiously biassed. That explains why I have discovered so much about the lost religion of our Neolithic ancestors---my eyes wide open, brain alert, all senses active as I move about the places where the first farmers lived and worshipped. The people were illiterate but they made use of symbols and images---and I have been exploring their world, unlocking secrets . . . and writing papers and books and lecturing. My problem is that I have discovered so much, and started several books---- about 6 on archaeology and 4 on atheism (the latter 4 are finished), and what with the prostate cancer my days seem to be numbered to probably 5 years left. This is why I do little on Atheist Nexus . . . there's so much to do. It will be a tragedy if I don't get all my knowledge published first. So I work and work, maybe 60 hours a week as I always have done . . . and I love it. Ever optimistic though. So as I reflect while I write this, I conclude that I don't want to open up something else, another outlet, that will take time away from the main job. I know you understand that. Affectionately, Terry

At 7:43am on November 24, 2014, David Behrens said…

Learning, for me, is  constant throughout life.  I welcome the opportunity to be taught.

At 11:17pm on November 14, 2014, Lemual Poot said…

You're in good historic company as a radical.  I was following the Talpoit Tomb, boy did the Jews shit at the thought of pissing off the witch burners!  It blows their whole fairy tale out of the water.  I can't understand how people can look around the fact, "Jesus...the organization that bears his name is history's greatest contradiction to his doctrines

LemPoot!"   

At 1:22pm on November 14, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!

Here's a little something in re: the last election which I suspect you should see.

At 8:18am on November 14, 2014, Alison said…
Thanks! I'm still trying to figure the site out. I'm so excited to find it!!
At 4:54am on November 4, 2014, John B Hodges said…

Greetings-  You asked if you could cite "my piece on morality" on Twitter and Facebook; certainly you may. Please note that I have a number of such pieces, admittedly putting across the same idea to different audiences at different lengths. The longest piece is the first one I posted, so it is at the bottom of the last page of my blog. Pieces related to ethics are on all three pages. See http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blog/list?user=2wluhkj14fnrb

At 3:35pm on October 26, 2014, Jasmin Mc said…

Thank you Joan! A lot of what you said are some of the things I've come across in my search of educating myself so when I do find myself in a conversation I will have the proper tools to back up what I'm saying and how I feel. I know that with time and continuing to learn more I will be more confidant and content in my stance. Thanks for your words I really appreciate it.

At 2:26pm on October 22, 2014, eric stone said…

Thanks Joan.  Your comment about our insults helping him out was a very helpful reminder.

At 11:53pm on October 21, 2014, Deidre said…

One of the most inspiring people I know. <3 Have a good one, Joan. Everyone should have a flower cupcake... :)

 
 
 

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