"In reply to some of your specific questions:
"For example, in Australia, would a licensed, experienced, and competent teacher, with absolutely no criminal background, be fired or have their teaching license revoked upon discovery of his or her…"
"I live in Australia (Perth) and have spent a fair amount of time in the US (Texas mostly). Australia is a much more secular society than the US. Being an Atheist here is fine, if anything it is considered strange to express strong religious…"
"All the arguments against free will are based on "classical" physics, which assumes that the future can be calculated exactly given the initial conditions. Quantum physics laid this to rest many years ago. The people who are…"
"My understanding is that it is not possible for apple to undo the encryption on the phone. The phone allows you to enter the wrong password a certain number of times before the phone is permanently locked. What the FBI want is for apple…"
"You are still lying to your children though, which I think sets a bad precident. We have always had a policy of telling our children that Santa, fairies, easter bunny etc are just stories. They still love to participate in these stories…"
"There is quite a lot of water on Mars. "NASA scientists calculate that the volume of water ice in the south polar ice cap, if melted, would be sufficient to cover the entire planetary surface to a depth of 11 metres." (Wikipedia)…"
"There are plenty of energy technologies that are capable of replacing hydrocarbons.Solar is probably the best bet. The incoming energy from the sun is about 8000 times more than our current total usage, so you don't need a huge area of solar…"
"Gun ownership seems to be a freedom that makes everyone less free. That's certainly the way I feel in the US. In Australia I have never been advised to avoid certain areas. Admittedly most of my visits to the US are to Texas :)"
"I live in Australia where gun control is very strict, I don't know anyone who owns one. For me to obtain a hand gun I would have to join a gun club and take part in competitions, you are required to attend competitions…"
"I'm from Australia. Our national health care system is in general very good (not perfect).The waiting lists are just for minor non urgent things. If you have a serious problem you get treatment immediately. Its similar in the…"
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Welcome to the Think Atheist community Robert! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!