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The truth about NFL player domestic violence and arrests

Started Oct 11 0 Replies

A few cases of domestic violence have been in the news lately. Over the last few years there have been many instances of players in the news for being arrested and otherwise being in trouble with the…Continue

Tags: assault, violence, domestic, nfl

If you voted for Obama in 2012, what would you do if you had a do-over?

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Do you wish you had voted for George Romney? Why (not)?Continue

Tags: 2012, Romney, George, Obama, Barack

Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen yesterday. 45 Replies

I've been thinking (always a dangerous enterprise).It's important to have people ready to defend the country, and so we are generous to those who serve in our armed forces. While in service, they get…Continue

Tags: Cuba, loans, student, subsidies, education

So, maybe there's no such thing as a black hole!

Started Sep 29 0 Replies

According to a recent scientific article by physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton, it appears that black holes are impossible. If that…Continue

Tags: Einstein, physics, quantum, holes, black

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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"The public service aspect could be contractual. If you want a free medical education, for example, you might be required to give the first ten years post graduation in public service working in the cities with the homeless or out in the underserved…"
yesterday
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"the intent of the term is to make the fearful person appear silly or hysterical or bigoted The lexicographers haven't caught up with your interpretation yet, it seems. At any rate, the key word there is "appear." Appearance is not the…"
yesterday
Israel replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"I don't think so. A soldier risks his/her life for his/her country and directly 100% does, at-least physically, a duty for his/her country. A college student isn't necessarily getting an education for his/her country, although he/she…"
Saturday
Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"Sorry, yeah, I meant learning theory and staying updated on the tech. Even the teachers and mentors of medicine have to keep updating themselves yearly, although effectively interacting daily with patients is an important skill that doesn't…"
Saturday
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"According to a couple online dictionary sites, a phobia is "an extreme OR irrational fear" (emphasis mine). Note that "extreme" and "irrational" are disjoined, not conjoined. So, the fear can be just extreme and…"
Saturday
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"If fear of Islam (Islamophobia) is false or wrong, then ipso facto there is nothing to fear in Islam.I don't think you really addressed that argument. Let me rephrase it in the obverse: If there is a factual basis for fear of Islam, then…"
Saturday
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"I like to boil things down to something simple. What about this very simple argument: If fear of Islam (Islamophobia) is false or wrong, then ipso facto there is nothing to fear in Islam. What is the answer to that simple syllogism?"
Friday
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"I get that you don't like the idea of subsidizing education, as if it has bad consequences. Have you looked at those countries where there is a strong subsidy for higher educations. What bad consequences have erupted there?"
Friday
Biomirth replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"I'm confused by what you mean here: Do you mean having education and training in science and technology, or using the tools of science and technology, or something else? In any case, perhaps Medicine is one of the worst examples of a…"
Friday
Biomirth replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"So there are two factors: Systemic functions that inhibit competition (insurance, laws, etc..), and the inherent economic inequality of rural areas vs. urban areas. What I'm suggesting is to examine whether either of these can be addressed.…"
Friday
Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"True, expensive equipment and mockups must exist in educational classrooms. Still, medical and educational institutions collaborate (e.g. student internships), and some are single institutions (e.g. university hospitals). So the moral of this…"
Friday
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"Would there be no licensing? Medical and medical-technical students learn on highly expensive equipment that has to be kept busy in real situations in order to justify the cost of purchase. This places providing medical services against medical…"
Friday
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"Here's a list of 10 countries known for offering a free college education. I'll let you decide which one works best for YOU. "
Friday
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"Why doesn't the market respond to the lack of workers in these areas? Looking at the General Practitioner: Rural Setting job, why would a recent M.D. not choose such a job? You're saying their pay wouldn't be competitive. So why…"
Friday
Unseen commented on Cameron's video
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Bill Maher vs Ben Affleck Battle over Radical Islam ‘They Will F*cking Kill You!’

"There's crazy shit in the Bible and crazy hateful stuff said by Christians, and you can criticize them without being called a racist or bigot. But slam Islam and it's a whole different story."
Friday
Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?'
"I like the idea of apprenticeships in trades and vocations, but does it really make sense in health fields? In practice, science and technology trumps and will increasingly trump traditional apprenticeship wrt modern diagnosis and care. (And by the…"
Thursday

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About Me:
MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
Age
65-70
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Single
Why are you here?
I followed a link on twitter
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
How did you hear about Think Atheist?
followed a link I saw on twitter

Unseen's Blog

A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

At 10:33pm on March 2, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

 
 
 

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