Hi all! My name is Steve and I just found this site and couldn't resist joining. I've been an Atheist all my adult life (turn 50 next week) while being raised in a very Catholic family. Put my…Continue
"Okay... so we agree that reasonably smart people, for the most part, refuse to become teachers in our educational system (probably because they can do a lot better if not to avoid having to deal with power mad stupid people). With that proviso I…"
"Oh... I don't know... exactly what he said he was up to? What the first teacher could have confirmed in 2 seconds would have said he was up to? What a simplistic kid's level homemade circuit board clock suggested he was up to? We got…"
""Procedures and protocols" in this case seem to pander to the lowest common denominator, might a really uneducated person think this is a bomb? If the answer is yes we must escalate to the next level despite the fact we know it isn't.…"
"From the pictures of the 'device' and the sequence of events we know about it seems that the science teacher was smart enough to know a simple circuit board clock when he saw one. The English teacher, and presumable her superiors,…"
"My reaction is mostly in the camp of being appalled at the quality of teachers in the public school system. How can the uneducated educate? Makes the future of the human race (at least the American humans, anyway) appear rather bleak.
"Welcome Ashik! On the one hand the internet is great when it opens new doors like this and we revel in the newly found outlet for our thoughts. But on the other hand I sometimes wonder if putting/getting our needs met here somehow…"
"Trish, I think this is the type of debate where semantics can get in the way. Belief, superstition, faith, imagination, fantasy, theory, scientific fact, etc. The lines of separation between what means what get blurred because we…"
"The scientific principle is limited by what is observable by the scientists. So while it is easily possible that there is something beyond the matter, space, and time of this universe there is no reason to pay it any attention unless it…"
"I think it's just human nature for most people to laugh quietly at the grown ups acting like children rather than make a big deal out of it. Since they don't hear the laughing they actually think they're doing it right and…"
"Texan Atheists aren't as rare as one might think, although it does often feel that way. In the DFW area there are lots of Atheist meetup groups (especially if you're into hanging out at bars). Then there's the Atheist Community of…"