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Robert Fletcher replied to David Mech's discussion 'Teacher Employment Discrimination Based on OffDuty Lawful Sexual Practices/Expression'
"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…"
Dec 25, 2016
Robert Fletcher replied to David Mech's discussion 'Teacher Employment Discrimination Based on OffDuty Lawful Sexual Practices/Expression'
"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…"
Dec 25, 2016
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'Sam Harris on the Illusion of Free Will'
"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…"
Feb 20, 2016
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should Apple have to help the FBI unlock a terrorist's iPhone?'
"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…"
Feb 20, 2016
Robert Fletcher replied to Ed's discussion 'Colonizing Mars- Any Volunteers?'
"3D printers can print in a wide variety of materials, including metals.  Its the cheap ones for home use that are mostly limited to plastic at the moment. "
Nov 17, 2014
Robert Fletcher replied to Ed's discussion 'Colonizing Mars- Any Volunteers?'
"Branson's space program is not aiming to get to orbit,  just high altitude."
Nov 17, 2014
Robert Fletcher replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Three challenging philosophical questions for Atheists (and agnostics, secularists, humanists, progressives)'
"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…"
Nov 7, 2014
Robert Fletcher replied to Kelli Conley's discussion 'If religion were to be abolished completely (Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, etc.), what do you believe would be the outcome because of it?'
"There is plenty of water, the problem is that most of it is salty.  We have the technologyto desalinate sea water.  Where I live desalination is an important part of the water supply…"
Jun 13, 2013
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'Would the Connecticut elementary school toll have been smaller if...'
"In Australia No fences around most schools. No guards in schools. No security checks on entering schools. No school mass slayings No guns (well almost)"
Dec 19, 2012
Robert Fletcher replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"A devout Muslim work colleague once told me that I was a "godless heathen", I just smiled and agreed."
Aug 14, 2012
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'We'll probably never colonize Mars or deep space - and here's why'
"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)…"
Aug 14, 2012
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'We'll probably never colonize Mars or deep space - and here's why'
"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…"
Aug 14, 2012
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'Batman Theater Slaughter: Would Gun Control Laws Have Prevented it?'
"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 :)"
Aug 3, 2012
Robert Fletcher replied to Unseen's discussion 'Batman Theater Slaughter: Would Gun Control Laws Have Prevented it?'
"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…"
Jul 31, 2012
Robert Fletcher replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'What Do You Dislike About Obama?'
"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…"
Jun 12, 2012
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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!"
Apr 19, 2012

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At 4:49pm on April 19, 2012, Robert Karp said…

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!

 
 
 

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