I'm a graduate student in Microbiology, my undergraduate degrees are in both Chemistry and Biology. I'm very passionate about human health and medical research -- and naturally, I think microorganisms are the secret answer to everything ;)
Why are you here?
I like the internet and intelligent conversation.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I became a scientist.
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Not sure how to update my status from my iPod so I am writing in my comments section! I am presently on a train between Quebec City and Montreal and it will be more than a week before I am home out west again and have acess to my home computer!! I miss the discussions in thinkatheists but am truly enjoying my vacation in Quebec and the opportunity to practice my French!!
I'd like to thank you, B, for your intelligent, well-thought out comments. I just finished reading your response to 'Incestuous Progeny,' and for as perverse as the topic is, I actually feel enlightened for reading your post. Have a nice day!
Thanks for the add. You are surgical and precise in your comments. I need to be more like that. I'm all over the place 'cause I'm usually thinking in several directions at once. (this is a polite way of saying i'm scatter-brained)
"You probably need more people on your side, otherwise it might be hard to win against a majority.
They just took "use your degree to the glory of God" out of my university's graduation speech this year, and I would never describe the…"
"one of my friends got fired from his teaching job at a Christian school for knocking up his then-fiance (they later ended the engagement after she aborted the pregnancy).
sidenote: he's a young earth creationist, oddly enough. I have no idea…"
""real wisdom" in the Bible? Please. I don't think "combining" it with anything is the appropriate way to proceed by any stretch of the imagination. Acknowledging the Bible to be anything more than poor relic mishmash of…"
"ooh! I'd like to read that. I've never heard of him either (but I don't know much about neuroscience or leading neuroscientists..)
I'm doubtful his work would be anything BUT strictly scientific. With a PhD in neuroscience and a…"
"I don't know if I really understand your post..
There is nothing mystical or magical or even spiritual about healing. Finding "emotional peace" aka. reducing stress in your life will undoubtedly improve your immune system and/or…"
"Not sure how to update my status from my iPod so I am writing in my comments section! I am presently on a train between Quebec City and Montreal and it will be more than a week before I am home out west again and have acess to my home computer!! I…"
"Adriana, I don't feel "bashed" -- I didn't think it necessary to actually cite data in this case since it seemed obvious that the chances of getting pregnant from an isolated instance of rape would be small.
Why? A woman only…"
As an atheist, I've never advocated rape as justification for abortion -- I usually find simply not wanting to have a baby is enough reason, nevermind how it was conceived.
Pregnancy from rape practically never happens anyway,…"