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  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    The US releasing its targets at reducing human CO2 effluence is not only climate change denying, it’s absolutely missing the bigger, bigger, picture: that people, homo sapiens, are growing on the planet the same as animals and plants are growing on the planet. With our technologies and intellect, we’re growing better than any other creature on…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    1stly, interesting so many replies to this religious ridiculousness.
    2ndly, Christian self-mutilation and Islam self-annihilation.
    3rdly, we need a more transforming epistles; been pumping these two book for too long.

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is actually, including history, public money and religiosity, about ON CA provincial governance. You see, some 150 yrs ago, the Canadian constitution (the BNA Act) intentionally made education a provincial responsibility; a Canadian compromise allowing the Quebec provincial jurisdiction over education, thus ensuring RC jurisdiction over…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    So how would one diplomatically remove blasphemy from Pakistan’s rule of law?

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Garrick #7
    While Mr Short was a devout Christian, he experienced the love and support of the Christian fellowship

    Yeah that religious delusional drug is good; flower power – everything is beautiful. For me the hell fear was debilitating. At any rate, it’s best to overcome.

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    This is about “shots of the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer”. No hysteria needs be involved in the assessment. If kids collapse from the shot it needs to be reported, verified and fixed. In the meantime, USA comedians have the right to make money pandering hysteria and a non-scientific approach to medical population governance.

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    It must be noted that the stats behind the headline are not significantly sourced for the percentage change to be significant for a trend indication of government repression of religious members. However, the stats (nit sources) on the increase of mob rule (not government) oppression would be disturbing; simply because it indicates a trend toward…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg/145px-The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg

    As with Jimmy, it was a picture of our planet, taken from space in the early ’60 that, indeed, changed my perspective fundamentally. As with so many others, the image that we were living on a planet challenged, for m…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Why is the RD site promoting these atheist self-help books again? The paragraph is anecdotal, as mentioned, babel. On the planet we’ve got your US extremists Christians and your medieval thinking Islamists, and all sorts of afterlife believers. We, of course, can be patient and tolerant, as a Canadian I can’t culturally bring myself to be oth…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    7 Northern Voice

    While I don’t think your voice is that unique, I think the prevalent view in Canada is indeed a balance between reducing sapient infusions of carbon in the planet’s atmosphere and continuing geo-political (the country’s) economic growth. The proposal is for a long term phasing out of the oil sands, but 1stly, with pipel…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    “For this study, the researchers worked with 117 students in three different classes. Fifty-nine students were enrolled in a psychology research methods course, which taught statistics and study design, but did not specifically address critical thinking. The other 58 students were enrolled in one of two courses on historical frauds and mysteries…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    For me, atheists, those who appreciate that we are living on the planet the same as plants and animals, would not be members of the military, other than for existential employment purposes, because they would appreciate that intra-species confrontations is counterproductive to meaningful planet living. For atheists, war is an interesting and sad…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Phil, thanks for this. It was perhaps a mistake of mine to use the term “meme”, though I like it as a general concept. What we’re taking about is the sapient intellectual/ideas realm(s), which no other plant or animal on the planet live in, that of Shakespeare, Darwin, Queen Elizabeth, the US Constitution, Catholicism… and how this realm m…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Alan, here’s a little video for you

    The distinction between people-made (intentional) trait selection and wilderness (random mutation) trait selection is a clear puzzle piece. A very long perspective might blur this distinction and, of course, there are lots of examples of people being the source o…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Still it’s not as in the non-sapient influenced wild, as in pure natural section. So for memes, Alan, what’s you percentage guess for artificial vs natural selection?

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    but memes are also subject to natural selection – with many earlier religions evolved into new branches, and some older ones now extinct.

    Alan,

    1stly, Darwin in coming to the theory of evolution based upon natural selection did extensive research on artificial selection; i.e., sapiens breeding domestic animals and plants.

    When we talk a…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Alan #23

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    Alan, the study indeed makes several, questionable generalizations. For examples, it relies on its student survey to extrapolate fertility and religiosity rates and though the survey is a snap shot, it uses the findings to forecast the diminishing of atheism/secularism over the century and the expansion of religiosity. It does…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    This article and the comments raise several issues with me.

    1stly, the study: “The Future of Secularism: a Biologically Informed Theory Supplemented with Cross-Cultural Evidence, published in Evolutionary Psychological Science (DOI 10.1007/s40806-017-0090-z): h…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    There are no concrete steps to be taken to support this plan because it’s an ill-conceived, non-evidence-based, parochially US-centric, fear-mongering, “make America great again” hyperbole – very much in the Trump style of doing things. My recommendation is that scientists should, with vigilance, stay the course, as per the RD Foundation for Sci…[Read more]

  • fadeordraw posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    A common morality was an evolutionary adaptation which allowed sapiens to live together and survive in communities. It most assuredly predates religion. It importantly does not apply in war situations or when the survival of the individual or the family is threatened. In this regard, consideration needs to be given to such institutions of the…[Read more]

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