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Grace Kelly vs Diane Lane: Different Ways of Knowing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Dec 30, 2011. 8 Replies

I have been semi-following the discussion between Michael Ruse, Jason Rosenhouse & Jerry Coyne on "scientism" and ways of knowing.  Don't have much to add but something that Ruse said in one of…Continue

Tags: cognition, Kelly, Grace, scientism

Any Artists Out There?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Jan 22, 2011. 3 Replies

Are you an atheist artist?  Do you include religious imagery in your work - either intentionally or unintentionally?  I was thinking about this because the theme of a juried show I am thinking of…Continue

Tags: religious imagery, art

More Sick Political News

Started this discussion. Last reply by Misty: Baytheist Living! Jan 11, 2011. 92 Replies

This is awful, just awful.  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot.  According to the Tucson Sun she was shot in the head.  Here is coverage from HuffPo  and MSNBC:…Continue

Tags: Arizona, politics, violence, gun

Sexual behavior, reproductive strategies and evolutionary psychology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Jan 7, 2011. 14 Replies

The discussion topic "Prostitution" (introduced by E.Nigma) has led to a lot of back and forth about sexual behavior, especially, sexual behavior of men vs. women and double standards as applied to…Continue

Tags: evolution, reproduction, sexuality

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Cecilia replied to Unseen's discussion 'We need to talk LESS about race in America, not more.'
"I don't know where your feeling that black folks are trying to make you feel guilty comes from.  But maybe if you could move beyond that to a place of compassion and empathy you could see why talking about race is, in fact, a way to move…"
Jul 21, 2013
Cecilia replied to Unseen's discussion 'We need to talk LESS about race in America, not more.'
Jul 21, 2013
Cecilia replied to Unseen's discussion 'We need to talk LESS about race in America, not more.'
"I guess I should have just stuck to asking you to provide examples or evidence for your assertions: 1.)  Who is asking you (or me) to take responsibility for slavery?  What, specifically, are "they" asking us to do about…"
Jul 21, 2013
Cecilia commented on Judith van der Roos's blog post 'Atheist Parenting Moments'
"Yeah, commercials, I just ignore 'em because if I am feeling cheap I will put up with them rather than paying to watch online. Otherwise,  I will indeed buy episodes on Netflix or Amazon and watch online to avoid them.  I just watched…"
Jul 21, 2013
Cecilia replied to Unseen's discussion 'We need to talk LESS about race in America, not more.'
"Wow!  Just wow....do not even know where to begin.  Not sure it is worth it to engage here but I just have to ask: White guilt is the "biggest problem"?  Seriously?  Seriously?  OMG.  That is the biggest,…"
Jul 21, 2013
Cecilia commented on Judith van der Roos's blog post 'Atheist Parenting Moments'
"I am sorry you do not have a TV - we are truly in another "golden age" and TV in terms of writing, acting, etc far surpasses movies these days.  I haven't been to a movie in ages because rarely find something that I am willing to…"
Jul 21, 2013
Cecilia replied to Sagacious Hawk's discussion 'Sunday School for 2013-06-16' in the group Sunday School
Jun 16, 2013
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Jun 16, 2013
Cecilia commented on Morgan Matthew's photo
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Cavemen were probably confused by creation

"Why does the caveman look like Joe Torre?"
Feb 12, 2012
Cecilia commented on Horacio Martinez's blog post 'I Don't Understand...'
"Think of what a wonderful world it would be if more people were able to say:  "I Don't Know"  !!!"
Feb 12, 2012
Cecilia replied to Miranda Cardillo's discussion 'What do you think there is after death?'
"Yes, can't say I "fear death" because I believe that "I," once dead, will cease to exist: "being dead" isn't something I can ever experience.  But I can (and will, of course) experience dying and so do…"
Feb 12, 2012
Cecilia replied to Geektheist (Rocky Oliver)'s discussion 'Atheist quote from Michael Gerson - what do you think?'
"There is also the work of Phil Zuckerman (and others) that shows that correlation between secularization and the level of economic/social security in a country.   http://edge.org/3rd_culture/paul07/paul07_index.html and,also, Zuckerman's…"
Jan 25, 2012
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I don't usually find religious posts funny, but this made me LOL

"That's a real question that they ask?  Oh, wow, too funny!"
Jan 25, 2012
Cecilia replied to Cecilia's discussion 'Grace Kelly vs Diane Lane: Different Ways of Knowing?'
"I know that is sort of my point... on the other hand, I am not sure that I agree that beauty can't be studied scientifically...and you don't need agreed upon definitions to start with you would just need to construct a study where lots and…"
Dec 30, 2011
Philip Jackson Armstrong replied to Cecilia's discussion 'Grace Kelly vs Diane Lane: Different Ways of Knowing?'
"Beauty like everything else is a learned, reinforced by the herd behavior. Life is so much better when you can escape that.  I liked the alien looking girl better on The Twilight Zone. More character. "
Dec 29, 2011
Doug Reardon replied to Cecilia's discussion 'Grace Kelly vs Diane Lane: Different Ways of Knowing?'
"If you haven't noticed, most "Social Science" research is crap.  But, to do science you have to have agreed upon definitions, and I don't think you can obtain that with beauty.  There was a Twilight Zone episode just…"
Dec 29, 2011

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Your Religious Status
Atheist, Judaism
About Me:
Mother of two, wonderful boys (21 & 19); in my spare time (of which I have a lot because I am not working now) I paint, read blogs, books, paint, walk my dog, paint; I am thinking about starting a blog or maybe 2: one for my art and another for my musings.
Age
53-58
Why are you here?
Interesting way to spend some time, from time to time. Also, need a break from political blogs....they can make me too crazy.
The religion you left
Catholic, Judaism
Why you left your religion.
Was probably always an atheist; for very long time wanted to believe to be religious but it never felt genuine because did not, in fact, believe. The problem of evil vis-a-vis God always bothered me. A recent experience helped me to clarify that, yes, I am an atheist and that's okay......

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Update on Harry Potter actress

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 4:20pm 1 Comment

 

The young woman who played Padma Patil in the Harry Potter movies was viciously attacked by her brother because she was dating a Hindu.  Now, the brother has apparently been arrested:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-12248091

 

Well done, Brits...

A little fun for a Wednesday morning

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/let-it-dough/

 

Photo essay reveals alternative creation story.....

 

hat tip Ezra Klein at Washington Post…

More on atheists and skeptics and AGW denialists

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 2:40pm 2 Comments

Found this very interesting blog post that differentiates skepticism/doubt from denialism:

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/12/james_randi_anthropogenic_global_warming.php

The writer contends that the AGW denialist movement is "a most distinctly unskeptical movement." In the following quote, the writer distinguishes between skpetics…

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At 3:28pm on December 31, 2010, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…
Hi Ceilia - Just wanted to say that I know Galway / Connemara very well. I can give you a lot of info and recommendations closer to the time. Just leave a comment or email me - atheist.perry@gmail.com next summer. Happy New Year.
 
 
 

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