"Welcome, fellow insomniac and empiricist ;) And you'll find most if not all with sympathize, and many (including myself) can empathize with the alienation experienced by a rational person living in the southeast United States."
"I'd say as an addendum, that if more religionists tried to understand the rest of the world the way many atheists do, then it would be much easier to gain mutual understanding and be a much more harmonious world. Instead, most people tend to…"
"This is how I would break it down:If we didn't live in a world inundated with religion, and with a consequently richly religious history that is unfortunately still continuing from the present onward, then I would say yes. However, most…"
"Spell check! I kind of forgot about that point, despite already mentioning it, lol. I saw an article about a study that talked about how we offload the task of remembering certain things if we can access it online. It makes sense that that would…"
"Very important point. I generally consider my majority-rural private Christian schooling to be a bad joke and something that I regret to have had as my only real option, but my early elementary school teachers did use phonics to teach spelling,…"
"Simon, thanks for completing the thought. Great post. Galen as well.
And with that, I will agree and disagree (I love this place!)The profusion of and interactive nature of sms and chat, internet forums, and those using horrid phone interfaces does…"