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  • Muslim women talk about sex abuse by the religious.

    What an interesting article.  Why do the abusers always seem to be men?  Maybe because they’re the ones in positions of power.  But it seems that patriarchy and sexual abuse are inextricably linked.  I put this down to the idea that the Patriarchy is a social, cooperativised continuation of the…[Read more]

  • I was going to ask what was wrong with this article by a Liar for Jesus

    The original article, in “Answers in Genesis”, is ridiculous.  For example, we’re back to this:

    Many atheists (e.g., Richard Dawkins) spend much of their time railing against the Creator they believe doesn’t exist

    I imagine that Dawkins is railing against the Biblical God, an…[Read more]

  • Have a great week everyone!

    “We have barely emerged from centuries of barbarism. It’s not a surprise that there are shocking inequities in this world. It is hard work to climb down out of the trees and walk upright and build a viable global civilization when you start with technology that is made of rocks and sticks and fur. This is a project, a…[Read more]

  • How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia’s Bushfire Debate – Critics see a concerted effort to shift blame, protect conservative leaders and divert attention from climate change.

    Excerpt:

    The idea that “greenies” or environmentalists would oppose measures to prevent fires from ravaging homes and lives is simply false. But the comment reflec…

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  • _Robert_ replied to the topic God's brain in the forum Theism 22 hours, 4 minutes ago

    And at least 5% of that computational power is used to influence which quarterbacks will throw a touchdown pass, who will kick the winning goal, and who shall win an Oscar this year.

  • A few hundred years ago many Christians believed that their God had Hell prepared before he created us Humans. All heated up and ready for when the humans who never heard about “Him” died. With that sort of thinking I suspect he got a virus embedded in one of those planets which corrupted his thinking. He might have been omnipotent once, now he is…[Read more]

  • Davis started the topic God's brain in the forum Theism 22 hours, 40 minutes ago

    I was thinking the other day, that if God knew everything he’d need to know the location, spin, momentum and direction of every single particle (and all the other stuff we don’t know about) and process it all. So it got me thinking he must have a brain that is about the size of another universe needed to compute it all. Moreover his brain must be…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Bullshit is so seductive billions of people seriously believe a man in the sky controls everything. You put a man on the moon and five decades later people are killing their children by not vaccinating them. Social media has ramped up the engines of bullshit production and also made it even more seductive. The Republican party has become an…[Read more]

  • _Robert_ replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 day, 6 hours ago

    You will often mistake a shadow for your murderer but you will never mistake your murderer for a shadow. We have major cognitive flaws thanks to our evolution from sludge and millions of years of struggle. Religion, magicians, and fast food chains take advantage of our cognitive biases. Altered mental states will just take you directly to these…[Read more]

  • The angel Gary is already on the case but it is hard work.

  • Davis replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 day, 19 hours ago

    Awesome. I wonder if someone could just write a script and we can get every device in the world to offer us 1,000,000 “thoughts and prayers” per second for an entire day. Do you think God might listen and answer then?

  • Of course it is called Harvey. I must have picked up that vibe from afar 🙂

    The thing about the placebo effect is that placebos still “work” even when we know that the pills are placebos. They work even better if the person administrating them is wearing a white coat.

    I like your idea about “ego death”. It leads to the birth of wisdom. When you…[Read more]

  • mike replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 day, 22 hours ago

    “So when we offer people our thoughts and prayers, is that a form of lucid dreaming?”

    Maybe???

    My rabbit is named “Harvey” so I can answer this…yes really…I have three rabbits: Pixie, Chichi and Harvey. Harvey is the old one who kept waking me up.

    Prayers=mediation=yoga=hallucinogenic experience=NDE=Tapping=Cybernetic Transpo…[Read more]

  • Unseen replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 2 days, 2 hours ago

    I had too much to dream last night!

  • @Davis – Only if your rabbit is called Harvey.

  • Davis replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 2 days, 3 hours ago

    So when we offer people our thoughts and prayers, is that a form of lucid dreaming?

  • mike replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Well now that you mention it…I haven’t given up on the idea…

    …Had a burning bush appeared and started talking, had some entity given me some knowledge I could not possibly have learned in this life-time, had I awoken with the power to bring back the dead…I certainly would have posited this as evidence. Unfortunately, the banality of my e…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 2 days, 19 hours ago

    Mike, i was expecting you to explain how the lucid dreaming relates to universal consciousness or some such notion(s).

  • mike replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 3 days, 1 hour ago

    Funny you mention a rabbit because that may have had a lot to do with the experience at least this time.

    My sleep was disturbed. It was 4 am and one of my rabbits, who is real old and partially paralyzed in the hind-quarters, was in distress. So, I was sleeping in his room for the hour and a half before my alarm went off. Each of the six times I…[Read more]

  • _Robert_ replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 3 days, 4 hours ago

    The only time I have lucid dreams is when under stress and they offer little insight. Breakthroughs do happen for me while quasi-awake….usually just before time to get out of bed. I watch our little rabbit sleep and it is easy to tell if he is dreaming of a field of carrots or a hungry fox on his tail.

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