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Oct 16, 2011
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Sep 5, 2010
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Jul 18, 2010
Joe O'Brien commented on Darrell Hobbs's blog post 'Morality and Purpose in Life'
"Don't the general rules of the community currently not allow gay marriage either? Technically gay people aren't "harmed" by not being able to get married, but that doesn't make it right. It shouldn't be an issue of if…"
Jun 1, 2010
Joe O'Brien commented on Darrell Hobbs's blog post 'Morality and Purpose in Life'
"You say there is no right not to be offended. So why should nudists have to put clothes on when in public? Who are they harming? And why should anyone have to "sustain or advance the human condition?" Sure there's a biological reason…"
Jun 1, 2010
Joe O'Brien commented on Natasha Kenny's blog post 'Exam Prayer'
"I found years ago that I did better on exams if I ate waffles while studying. I even told some friends and they had the same result. Clearly this means waffles have the same effect as prayer. Next time there's a disaster in the world I will…"
Jun 1, 2010
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May 31, 2010

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Since the chat is always dead I might as well use this

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 7:46pm 3 Comments

I assume just talking about life is ok.


I finally finished a ridiculously stressful semester of school and now I have no idea to do with all my free time. It helps that I'm about to start two jobs, though. And they both involve working from him which is my favorite kind. One is doing work for the Office of Naval research in DC which is not nearly as interesting as it might sound. The other is building some websites for an order of nuns my mom does IT for. I'm not thrilled…
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Zeitgeist

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 7:28pm 9 Comments

I've seen several atheists here talk about Zeitgeist here in a positive way. By Zeitgeist I mean the movie, not the general term for "spirit of the ages." Zeitgeist is not a friend to atheists, or anyone else. Yes the first section is about religion and from a skeptical point of view, but they substitute supposition for fact in the same manner that they do for the sections on 9/11 being an inside job and the banking system being a world wide conspiracy. I'm no friend to religion or capitalism,… Continue

David Lynch

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 1:49pm 5 Comments

So I spent all yesterday night watching Lost Highway and Inland Empire and today I'll watch Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead. I have determined that David Lynch exists in some other dimension were plots are unnecessary to movies and causality doesn't exist. I want to go to there. I never know what's going on but I always love it and want more.

Societal Collapse

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 12:01am 1 Comment

So as I think of it constantly, here are my current thoughts: whether it be zombies, a pandemic, or global warming the outcome is roughly the same. I predict populations collapsing into smaller groups. I can imagine my neighborhood closing in. Luckily we have at least one doctor so we'd be in decent shape. It's a loop around a major street so I'd predict we barricade the road entrances and strengthen the houses at the ends with guns and shit. We'd need to plant tons of gardens to be self… Continue

Interests

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 6:58pm 2 Comments

The main page didn't give me much room to talk about my interests or anything so I'll do it here. I'll do the typical boring "books, movies, songs" stuff last. First off: I love flight. I love planes, spaceships, and especially dirigibles which I am really hoping will make a comeback. I am also fascinated by robots and artificial intelligence. I consider myself something of a futurist or transhumanist but don't go nearly as extreme as a lot of them do. I'm pretty good with computers. I wouldn't… Continue

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Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I'm always interested in learning. About anything really. Math and especially science are my favorites but I also have a strong interest in linguistics as well as ecology and any kind of environmental studies. I'm not trying to sound arrogant or overly ambitious when I say i want to learn as much as I can about anything, Unfortunately the current academic climate doesn't work for me and I'm trying to do most of my education on my own.

I also I have 6 little turtles that I care about more than virtually anything.
Age
19-24
Why are you here?
Sometimes I feel like atheism is such a given it's wasting time to have to debate it with believers when I'd rather be exploring the wonders of the natural universe and trying to progress the human species in intellectual, technological, and social advancements.

However my naturalistic world view is a large part of who I am and I would like to connect to like minded individuals.,
The religion you left
Christian, Catholic
Why you left your religion.
Around 8th grade I got disgusted with the idea of being a servant who from the very books his worshipers took as his holy word showed him as a jealous, cruel tyrant. Some of my favorite Greek heroes are Prometheus whose efforts to help the human species were viciously punished , and Icarus who was punished for pushing the boundaries of human achievement. I can't support a deity, or anything else that punishes any who try to explore new things and raise themselves above their human limitations.

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At 2:11am on April 28, 2010, Wesley gave Joe O'Brien a gift
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Because you are doing a fine job!
At 3:29pm on October 29, 2009, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Greetings from Ohio!!! ^_^
At 2:49pm on April 27, 2009, baddy said…
Hael!
At 6:21pm on April 26, 2009, Aeon said…
welcome to the science group, have fun and make sure to post something sometime!
At 2:45pm on April 26, 2009, Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. said…
 
 
 

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