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Why do abused spouses seek out abusers?

Revelations by members here, a relative who had an abusive spouse, and (don't laugh) a Doctor Who episode "The Beast Below" all got togethe…

Started by Ward Cressin

1 Jan 4, 2014
Reply by Belle Rose

Real Recovery

I'm wondering what you all think....... Do addicts ever REALLY recover? I'm thinking about addicts to anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. Gambl…

Started by Belle Rose

18 Dec 19, 2013
Reply by MikeLong

The science of "gaydar." Can you spot a gay just by looking?

Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findin…

Started by Unseen

61 Nov 15, 2013
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AI: Does the "Turing Test" actually test intelligence?

Turing Test: a proposed test of a computer's ability to think, requiring that the covert substitution of the computer for one of the partic…

Started by Unseen

12 Sep 17, 2013
Reply by _Robert_

The Implications of Transhumanism

Preface: Let me begin this thread by stating that I read through the topic of transhumanism started by our esteemed TA member Nate Lundgren…

Started by Ed

68 Aug 16, 2013
Reply by Ed

Comments on the famous John Dillon Haynes experiment?

First of all, watch this BBC video about the experiment which seems to pretty conclusively show that real decisions are not done in the con…

Started by Unseen

52 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Pope Beanie

Inside the sick mind of Ariel Castro

(Ariel Castro)  was allowed to make a statement and it showed how deranged and sociopathic he is. In a rambling speech that focused mostly…

Started by Unseen

35 Aug 4, 2013
Reply by SteveInCO

Do you believe in the soul?

Hey all, this is kind of my foundation of atheism so I thought i'd post it as my introduction. First post! I've mostly been an agnostic thr…

Started by dragotron

112 Jul 26, 2013


We're all guilty of it, my self included. We get an idea that gives off such an emotional charge that we begin to lose our scientific objec…

Started by H3xx

16 Jul 17, 2013
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Smartphones dumbing down our youth?

Young people have become so reliant on electronic devices that some suffer from "digital dementia" giving them a limited attention span and…

Started by Unseen

3 Jun 28, 2013
Reply by Sagacious Hawk


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