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Changing times :Royalist or Republican

With the passing of the queen and all the pomp and pageantry going on here in Australia, people are…See More
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Doug Hanlon commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"About sixty years ago, the great sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset noted that of the dozen European…"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Lachailill McLennan's discussion Think about it and consult a dictionary before commenting. I've gotten some idiotic responses to this. in the group Quote Of The Day
"Patriotism is the extension -- in theory -- of an ethical principle to all the people of your…"
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Doug Hanlon commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"About sixty years ago, the great sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset noted that of the dozen European countries which had escaped falling into some form of totalitarian rule, ten of them were constitutional monarchies.  This may not be an…"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Lachailill McLennan's discussion Think about it and consult a dictionary before commenting. I've gotten some idiotic responses to this. in the group Quote Of The Day
"Patriotism is the extension -- in theory -- of an ethical principle to all the people of your nation. ["Intheory", because for certain scoundrels, a faux patriotism is their last -- or even first! -- refuge.] In theory, patriots act…"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Big Picture: How We Got Into This Mess, And How We Get Out of It (Robert Reich) in the group Coffee Break
"Hmmm... everything was fine until that wicked Mrs Thatcher somehow managed to get into office. Here's what Wikipedia says: After the Second World War, a new Labour government fully nationalised the Bank of England, civil aviation, telephone…"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Loren Miller's discussion How The Republican Party Came To Embrace Conspiracy (MSNBC) in the group Humans of Earth News
"There is an objective reality behind most 'conspiracy theories'.  That is, not that the theories are all true, or that any of them are true, but that the feeling that ordinary people are not told the truth about what's going on…"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Lachailill McLennan's discussion Research has shown that increasing aid reduces anti-western sentiment. Aid is more effective than bullets at fighting terrorism. in the group Quote Of The Day
"Could you please give the links, or some references, to the research that shows this?"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Adriana's discussion Andrew Sullivan revives The Bell Curve racist argument, again. in the group CRITICAL THINKING
" So, if given a choice between two people to work on a difficult problem, one of whom had scored 80 on an IQ test, and the other, 160 ... for both of whom all other relevant criteria (experience, age, etc) were equal ... you would be equally…"
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Doug Hanlon replied to Adriana's discussion Andrew Sullivan revives The Bell Curve racist argument, again. in the group CRITICAL THINKING
"IQ basically measures how fast your brain works.  Scores on IQ tests correlate well with all kinds of other things ... income, even life expectancy. However, let's first establish something: you think, evidently, that IQ is meaningless.…"
Sep 10
Doug Hanlon replied to Adriana's discussion Andrew Sullivan revives The Bell Curve racist argument, again. in the group CRITICAL THINKING
"Yes, from each of our individual perspectives, anything can be true. For billions of people, from their perspective, God exists. For many of them today, and for most of our ancestors, from their perspective, the sun went around the earth. But…"
Sep 10
Doug Hanlon replied to Adriana's discussion Andrew Sullivan revives The Bell Curve racist argument, again. in the group CRITICAL THINKING
"For everyone reading this, no matter what you think about IQ, race, or race and IQ, you should ask yourself: What evidence would make me change my mind? Of course, for complex subjects like these, it's difficult if not impossible, to come up…"
Sep 10
Doug Hanlon replied to Jacqueline Little's discussion Why? in the group Atheist Morality
"Long, long ago, I was in the Army, training to be a light-weapons infantryman, destined for Vietnam. I was an opponent of the war, and was doing my best to win over my fellow trainees to my point of view. Most of them, like me, were draftees, so…"
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Sep 10
Doug Hanlon commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"It's just a temporal coincident, but the passing of Elizabeth II will someday be seen, I believe, as also marking the end of an era, not just for Britain, but for the West. Since the end of WWII, we have lived through a Golden Age. Now…"
Sep 10
Doug Hanlon commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Atheists should remember that the first Charles was beheaded by Puritans, people who "humbled themselves in the dust before their God, the better to set their foot on the neck of their King." (MacCaulay). The religious skeptics at the time…"
Sep 10
Doug Hanlon commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"An observation about the death of Queen Elizabeth. (I live in the UK, although I am an American.) In a nutshell: her death marks the end of an era. Everyone here (almost) is of course shocked and saddened, even though at 96 the Queen was obviously…"
Sep 9
Doug Hanlon replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Ruling Classes, and Other Classes in the group Conservative Atheists
"Fair enough. Modern techology has a downside, and one aspect of that is that generations brought up amidst it have limited attention spans. Never mind! It's (still) a free country!"
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Mainline Protestant
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Atheist
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Retired University Lecturer
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At 3:23pm on August 11, 2022, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Doug!  Welcome to Atheist Universe and thanks for joining my Quotes group!  Have a good time while you're here!

At 1:44pm on August 11, 2022, Mrs.B said…

Good to see you here.

At 10:55am on August 11, 2022, Stephen Brodie said…

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