Morgan Matthew's Blog – September 2008 Archive (9)

How to Persuade People With Subconscious Techniques



Persuasiveness is one of the most important skills anyone can learn because it is useful in countless situations.At work, at home, and in your social life, the ability to be persuasive and influence others can be instrumental for achieving goals and being happy.



Learning about the tricks of persuasion can also give you insight into when they're being used on you. The biggest benefit of this is that money will stay in your pocket as you… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 30, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How To Write To Congress



Writing to Congress is the single best way to express your view on public policy. The average consumer has a surprising ability to influence legislation by crafting a well written missive. Let's find out what the common mistakes to avoid are, how the process works, and the best ways to ensure your letter has the greatest impact.



Why Personal Letters Beat Form Letters

Don't get suckered in by the quick and easy "Write to Congress!"… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 25, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Evidence of evolutionary selection found in 544 genes



(PhysOrg.com) -- By comparing the genomes of humans and five other mammals, Cornell researchers have identified 544 genes that have been shaped by positive selection over millions of years of evolution.

"To our knowledge this is the largest and most comprehensive analysis of positive selection to date," write the researchers in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal PLoS Genetics, reporting on research mainly funded by the National… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Here's a nifty list of funny bumper stickers, aphorisms or atheist slogans about religion

Whats your fav?



* Darwin loves you



* Blasphemy is a victimless crime.



* Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers



* Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole



* Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church.



* Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry



* Thank God I'm an Atheist.



* Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion.



* There's A REASON Why Atheists Don't Fly Planes Into… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 12, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Creation Story

As time and technology march on, belief systems slowly reinvent

themselves to keep pace with popular culture. Perhaps it is time

for a new creation myth... This one - unfortunately unattributed -

has been circulating on the Net.



IN THE BEGINNING

(To justify God's ways to the 21st century)



#In the beginning was the computer. And God said



:Let there be light!



#You have not signed on yet.



:God.



#Enter user… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 8, 2008 at 4:32am — 1 Comment

21 Easy Hacks to Simplify Your Life

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” - Henry David Thoreau



I use these “hacks” myself (in this case, “hacks” refers to workarounds or tricks to reach your goal), and I’ve found them to be effective in many cases. Please note that you might have read some of these once or twice (or thrice) on this blog before, but I thought it… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Atheists Who Speak out are not "railing Against God"

I cannot rail against that which I disbelieve. I can only rail against the actions of those who use their belief as motivation to infringe on my rights.



Many times, more vocal believers who misunderstand what ‘disbelief’ entails, accuse atheists of “railing against god”. I hold no faith in ‘god’, I do not absolutely claim non-existence, only that there is insufficient proof to sway me to follow such Bronze-age myths. I do not believe your claims of a ‘god’ to be valid, and as such… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

The 'Atheist' Quota Is Full... Say What?

As I was relaxing on the couch last night watching some T.V. and reading the news online, it was just after dinner and the phone rang. Normally, if it is a number on the caller i.d. that I do not recognize, I can safely assume that it is some sort of telemarketer/pollster/charity. I am on the "Do Not Call" lists but every once in a while a solicitor squeaks through and I have to tell them they will be reported unless they remove me from their call logs. If it is a pollster, depending on what… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 2:28am — No Comments

Top 10 Conversation Hacks

A whole lot more than just words passes between people who are talking, so a few simple conversational skills can help you recognize what's really being said and help you lead the discussion your way. Learn how to read body language and facial expressions, de-code euphemisms, ask sensitive questions, criticize constructively, get what you want in negotiations, cut off chatterboxes, and more with our top 10 conversation hacks.



10. Feign sincerity with eye contact and… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 1, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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