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Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Sep 27, 2013. 326 Replies

I've noticed that many of the forum discussions that TA has tweeted lately have contained glaring grammatical and spelling errors.  I find this disappointing and even personally embarrassing as it…Continue

Tags: grammar, spelling

The Martian Mountain Near Curiosity/MSL: Aeolis Mons or Mount Sharp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Conrad Aug 13, 2012. 2 Replies

The popular astronomy magazine Sky & Telescope (of which I am a proud subscriber) recently posted a public poll at …Continue

Tags: Mount, Mons, Sharp, Sky, Telescope

Quotation from a farmer about history

Started Jun 25, 2012 0 Replies

This is one of my favorite quotations.  I can't remember where I read it, but I think it was in an article that was published in a historical journal.  From what I recall, the context was this: a…Continue

Tags: quote, quotation, Alexandria, Rome, farmer

Howdy from me

Started Jun 25, 2012 0 Replies

Hi everyone.  I'm new to the forum but not new to atheism.  I consider myself a lifelong atheist, so that puts me at 28 years and counting.  I live in Austin, TX (a bright blue dot treading water in…Continue

Tags: FortWorth, FtWorth, Texas, introduction, Trekkie

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David Conrad commented on Morgan Matthew's blog post 'Bill Nye Boo'd In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun'
"I'm an atheist, antipathetic to religion, and am completely in favor of Bill Nye's approach to the issue.  However, I am completely opposed to the misleading headline of this story.  Atheists should proudly report the facts and…"
Nov 6, 2013
Unseen replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
"Wouldn't that be lysdexic, then?"
Sep 27, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
"going once..."
Sep 27, 2013
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Bible review: Deuteronomy 10-21

“If in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess someone is found slain, lying in the open country, and it is not known who killed him, then your elders and your judges shall come out, and they shall measure the distance to the surrounding cities.  And the elders of the city that is nearest. . . shall take a heifer that has never been worked and that has not pulled a yoke. . . and shall break the heifer’s neck. . . And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall…See More
Nov 13, 2012
David Conrad posted blog posts
Nov 6, 2012
James Cox commented on David Conrad's blog post 'Bible Review: Genesis 24-35'
"I just figured that they were all feeding at the same sink, 'fantasy'. Hours of thought stopping, jaw dropping, alien killing, special effects, and then prep for sequel...."
Oct 26, 2012
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Oct 25, 2012
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Bible review: Numbers 17-25

“God brings them out of Egypt and is for them like the horns of the wild ox.  For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel, ‘What has God wrought!’  Behold, a people!  As a lioness it rises up and as a lion it lifts itself; it does not lie down until it has devoured the prey and drunk the blood of the slain.” – Numbers 23:22-24The books of the Torah must have been written at a time when the Hebrew people were in a position of…See More
Oct 14, 2012
Unseen replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
"@archaeopteryx Actually, upon further thought, I've yet to agree with more than two or three of any of your comments. I find them to be highly critical the vast majority of the time. In fact, I'm reminded of the poem, or prose - depending…"
Oct 14, 2012
David Conrad replied to Christopher Swicegood's discussion 'Supernatural'
"Wizards!"
Oct 14, 2012
David Conrad replied to peggy's discussion 'I am intimidated!'
"While I am of the opinion that we should all try to write as well as we can, and that some posters here do not try as hard as they could and should, I also believe that our inability to write as well as we might like should not inhibit us from…"
Oct 14, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
"Actually, upon further thought, I've yet to agree with more than two or three of any of your comments. I find them to be highly critical the vast majority of the time. In fact, I'm reminded of the poem, or prose - depending on your…"
Oct 14, 2012
kris feenstra replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
"Of course not."
Oct 14, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
"And since, as you, yourself, have pointed out, we're just expressing opinions, you don't have to agree with mine, any more than I, with yours."
Oct 14, 2012
David Conrad and Molly Brown-Fuller are now friends
Oct 14, 2012
kris feenstra replied to David Conrad's discussion 'Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users'
""For any to answer that question, would be to imply that they can account for the reasoning of everyone so inclined..." I've already clarified that the question is about a perceived cultural trend, not individuals. "If…"
Oct 14, 2012

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Bible review: Deuteronomy 10-21

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 12:57am 0 Comments

“If in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess someone is found slain, lying in the open country, and it is not known who killed him, then your elders and your judges shall come out, and they shall measure the distance to the surrounding cities.  And the elders of the city that is nearest. . . shall take a heifer that has never been worked and that has not pulled a yoke. . . and shall break the heifer’s neck. . . And all the elders of that city nearest to the…

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Bible review: Deuteronomy 1-9

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Do not say in your heart, after the LORD your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is driving them out before you.  Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God is driving them out from before you.…

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Bible Review: Numbers 26-36

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:01am 0 Comments

So the people of Gad and the people of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the congregation “. . .the land that the Lord struck down before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.”  And they said, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession.  Do not take us across the Jordan.” – Numbers 32:2-5

This is the last…

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Bible review: Numbers 17-25

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

“God brings them out of Egypt and is for them like the horns of the wild ox.  For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel, ‘What has God wrought!’  Behold, a people!  As a lioness it rises up and as a lion it lifts itself; it does not lie down until it has devoured the prey and drunk the blood of the slain.” – Numbers 23:22-24

The books of the Torah must have been written at a…

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