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What would happen if humans grew up without a context.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie 15 hours ago. 49 Replies

Hello everyone, it's been a while. I've been busy doing lots of things, including writing. I am writing a science fiction story now that will include humans grown and raised by robots, more or…Continue

Tags: books, fiction, science

God on Facebook

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strega May 20, 2014. 1 Reply

I am sure many of you avoid Facebook, but for those who partake there is an interesting guy who is Atheist or at least Agnostic who has the name "God" on Facebook. He is a comedian in the UK, is…Continue

The worlds first mass extinction of a neurotype.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvinotis Feb 17, 2014. 10 Replies

I am starting to notice that many of the most extreme variations of people who post on online forums are single and often childless.Is it possible that the permanence of social network postings will…Continue

Tags: modern, evolution, extinction, extremism, extremists

Meanwhile, back in Cleveland again....

Started Oct 21, 2013 0 Replies

More priestly mishaps--a Jesuit soliciting sex for money, oh, and he's HIV positive, making…Continue

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Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Here's an interesting article on gut bacteria. I find this paragraph particularly interesting: "
15 hours ago
Unseen replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I have a question for you, Melvinotis. We know that human children (and many mammalian children) suffer when not given loving attention in their formative years. First, CAN a robot treat a growing child with love? Is a simulation of love as good as…"
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Peter replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"How would these robots teach, guide, and monitor sexual activity? Or teach sexual morality? "
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"I need to start a new one, long story. I finally talked my daughter (after a year of trying) to let me enroll my grandson in CAP, then he came home with an overall grade average of 29! Still holding out hope he can bring it up before he's 18.…"
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Belle Rose replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"That's a good word Gallup :) That encourages me to dust off my old stuff and give it a go as well :)"
Wednesday
Gallup's Mirror replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I can relate. Keep writing. By way of encouragement; Feel like your novel is taking too long to write? Alistair MacLeod, widely considered to be among the best living writers, took thirteen years to write 'No Great Mischief'. Don't…"
Wednesday
Davis Goodman replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"No...your idea is great in fact. I've been thinking quite a bit about this story line. One idea I had was that people back on earth are in communication with the robots (though years later I suppose) and can receive communications and send code…"
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Melvinotis replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Thanks Ward, that was helpful."
Wednesday
Melvinotis replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Though I mentioned money on one of the threads, I don't expect to make anything on this. I've been an incidental writer for most of my life, all short form though. This is my first attempt at long form, and is a phenomenal learning…"
Wednesday
Tammi L Coles replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I like the Think Atheist space. But no space is free of misunderstandings in communication. If anything, in this wider world in which race is tossed around without much reflection and usually poorly, I think asking what someone _means_ makes more…"
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Tammi L Coles replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"More than a bumper sticker, science. That's exactly my pointm though. Using the term "race" is usually a conflation of skin color with a whole lot of racist nonsense. Hopefully, she meant the complex ethnic and geographic mix of the…"
Monday
Richard Ahearn replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Pope Beanie. I accept your point that being "me" is going to be complex data. Our brains are linked to a firewall virused by instinct and a whole host of mind-altering hormones. Since I am no academic and just a cartoonist, the best I can…"
Feb 21
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I believe that. I didn't even mention how much the brain and especially consciousness depend on signals and sensation from the rest of the body. How difficult would it be to simulate smells, flavors, body sensations, hearing, sight without a…"
Feb 21
Unseen replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Is consciousness just data or is it data in one single organic body. Outside the body, it is probably just data. A record of what was in someone's brain, no more alive than their ashes after they are cremated. Re: space travel. Suppose the…"
Feb 21
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Human brains have about 100 billion neurons, 100 trillion synapses, and many more supporting cells around them that affect their activity, not to mention body hormones and other stuff that bathes it like cerebral-spinal fluid. Not much of it is…"
Feb 21

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Born Christian Scientist, dropped that many years ago, did some searching and never found anything that didn't seem like gobbledy gook.
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Xian Scientists supposedly do not use doctors (and occasionally run into difficulty due to that) however, as a teen found out that all of my church leaders used doctors almost regularly. So in the end I feel that Xian Science is a type of reverse hypochondria. Not necessarily a bad thing--controlling your thoughts in a way that makes you well--but not to be ascribed to any outside factors. I did some searching into others, but most of them turned me off. Unitarian Universalism worked for a little while, they are generally more open, but they also seem to be reaching for something unspecified. So here I am. Cheers.
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I'm back

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 2:06am 4 Comments

Took some time off of think atheist but I still love this forum. Good to see many of you again. Some of the regulars seem to be gone/on hiatus like me. Did I miss something?

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At 6:37pm on February 26, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
I need to start a new one, long story.

I finally talked my daughter (after a year of trying) to let me enroll my grandson in CAP, then he came home with an overall grade average of 29! Still holding out hope he can bring it up before he's 18. He's a bright kid, but with ADHD, he lacks focus.

BTW, I can receive PM's, but can't send them - it's a glitch that's happened since my entire account was deleted over New Year's.
At 8:22pm on November 30, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

BTW my neighbor here in Dublin Ireland is from just outside Cleveland. A mighty fine woman she is too.

At 8:20pm on November 30, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks you for your kind words. I am all about reason and logic but mainly about helping people to see the beauty of the world with the fog of religion clouding their views or letting them be secure in their fear of holding on to it.

It is almost a full time job...lol

At 10:51pm on October 23, 2012, Morgan Matthew said…

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