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Collective Schizophrenia

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President Obama spoke at the City Club of Cleveland today about a program to develop technology centers throughout the U.S. However, the media machine already had rebuttals up before the speech…Continue

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What would happen if humans grew up without a context.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Mar 5. 65 Replies

Hello everyone, it's been a while. I've been busy doing lots of things, including writing. I am writing a science fiction story now that will include humans grown and raised by robots, more or…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Strega May 20, 2014. 1 Reply

I am sure many of you avoid Facebook, but for those who partake there is an interesting guy who is Atheist or at least Agnostic who has the name "God" on Facebook. He is a comedian in the UK, is…Continue

The worlds first mass extinction of a neurotype.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvinotis Feb 17, 2014. 10 Replies

I am starting to notice that many of the most extreme variations of people who post on online forums are single and often childless.Is it possible that the permanence of social network postings will…Continue

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Melvinotis replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I need a village'
"Belle, the most important thing for you to do is to get him involved in a group or activity that integrates him with peers. Take a look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Amongst them is belongingness. It is critical for him to know that the two…"
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Melvinotis replied to Unseen's discussion 'The dismal future of gainful employment'
"In your conceivable lifetime, Unseen, energy will be dramatically different than what any of us grew up with. Oil and coal will be thought of the way we think of rotary phones. The technology has already arrived, and is in the distribution stage…"
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Collective Schizophrenia

President Obama spoke at the City Club of Cleveland today about a program to develop technology centers throughout the U.S. However, the media machine already had rebuttals up before the speech aired. Also, oddly (to me at least) commentary on the speech from the Cleveland Plain Dealer website was mostly negative for a full 300 comments so far. This is a city that …See More
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"Its a question of the size of the system, and whether participants will leave the system for better opportunities and other factors beside available resources. Most organizations have a limited number of leaders that determine policy and direction.…"
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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 2:06am 3 Comments

Took some time off of think atheist but I still love this forum. Good to see many of you again. Some of the regulars seem to be gone/on hiatus like me. Did I miss something?

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At 6:37pm on February 26, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
I need to start a new one, long story.

I finally talked my daughter (after a year of trying) to let me enroll my grandson in CAP, then he came home with an overall grade average of 29! Still holding out hope he can bring it up before he's 18. He's a bright kid, but with ADHD, he lacks focus.

BTW, I can receive PM's, but can't send them - it's a glitch that's happened since my entire account was deleted over New Year's.
At 8:22pm on November 30, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

BTW my neighbor here in Dublin Ireland is from just outside Cleveland. A mighty fine woman she is too.

At 8:20pm on November 30, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks you for your kind words. I am all about reason and logic but mainly about helping people to see the beauty of the world with the fog of religion clouding their views or letting them be secure in their fear of holding on to it.

It is almost a full time

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