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"“Unfortunately, church and spirituality are not high priorities for Black Lives Matt…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 23 to Does Secularism make things worse?

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"It's an interesting question.  It seems plain that politics in the West has become m…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 21 to Does Secularism make things worse?

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"That said, there are animals such as chimpanzees and bonobos (our closest relatives)…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 20 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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""evolution has done this work, and animals are just left with the psychological moti…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 20 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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"What we get in the Bible is all in poetical language.  Jesus was trying to put acros…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 20 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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"I've read The Selfish Gene, which is where I got my ideas about the genetic imperati…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 19 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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""the genetic imperative and the behaviour of an organism are not the same thing"  -…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 19 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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""unscientific, Romantic"  - it's not unscientific or romantic to say that every indi…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 19 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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"I think the key to understanding this situation is "dominance hierarchies".  Within…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 19 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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""survive into adult hood"  - to do this, an animal needs to be healthy (= to thrive)…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 19 to Why are atheists & humanists still behind religions in caring for the socially excluded?

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