"To me "lack of knowledge regarding the existence of gods" makes no sense. Theist beliefs are either unendurably vague or outright self-contradictory. I need evidence, based on sensory experience that is verifiable by others, to know if…"
"What you said about superhero fiction reminded me of the "persecutor-victim-rescuer triangle" where people get reduced to those three roles and nothing else.
And I found the full article worth reading;…"
"It is a lot easier to shed the contents of Christian fundamentalism than its psychological structure." Valerie Tarico discusses ten ways that former participation in Christianity can still trip up atheists. These 10 thought processes trip up former Bible believersIn other words we might still rely habitually on mental tools that we acquired inside of a youthful, formative, theistic…See More
"Researchers have mapped the area of the brain associated with spiritual and religious belief to a specific human brain circuit. I wonder what function this propensity for spirituality or awe served in our ancient progenitors, or whether it's a…"
"Nickel isotopes link Siberian Traps aerosol particles to the end-Permian mass extinction,"...the nickel was sourced from the volcanic terrain, very likely carried by aerosol particles and deposited in the ocean, where it dramatically changed the chemistry of seawater and severely disrupted the marine ecosystem."The study results provide strong evidence that nickel-rich particles were aerosolized and dispersed widely, both through the atmosphere and into the ocean," Wasylenki said. "Nickel is…See More
"Thanks for the Garland message, Loren. To me it sounded as if no new thrust to protect voting has been instituted by the DOJ, the ending was so vague as to be hand waving. Does Garland sound just a bit depressed?"
""America is rapidly approaching the endgame of democracy. In this moment, the American people and their leaders will either decide to do the hard work necessary to be a true and representative multiracial democracy or instead surrender to fake…"