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Atheism's Best Friend?
by freak80 in #misc   48 comments, latest 4 months ago
As we all know, Protestant Liberalism has done a lot of work refuting historic Christianity. Shouldn't atheists support Protestant Liberalism, then? After all, what better way to get rid of...
Losing (Some of) My Fear of Death (without Religion)
by freak80 in #misc   55 comments, latest 3 years ago
About three weeks ago I was having blood drawn and I passed out. The nurses said I was "out" for 20 or 30 seconds. Amazingly, I didn't even notice. At...
Rationalwiki article on non-materialist neuroscience
by freak80 in #misc   Posted 4 years ago
Modern neuroscience strongly suggests that we *are* our brains and nothing more. And of course, many people don't like that idea. See the following article from RationalWiki: Then again,...
Freak80 visits Bay Area! What to do?
by freak80 in #misc   44 comments, latest 4 years ago
I've already ridden a cable car and taken a bridge-to-bridge cruise on the bay. Fantastic city! What else should I do as a tourist?
Stocks and Bonds: Both Bad Bets?
by freak80 in #investing   25 comments, latest 4 years ago
Stocks are overvalued on a long-term basis. Interest rates are near all-time lows, bonds go down when interest rates rise. Gold and silver swing wildly, just like any other commodity....
Fun: Starting a New Religion
by freak80 in #misc   6 comments, latest 4 years ago
From RationalWiki: A *perfect* portrayal of what religion is really all about. Bravo! Why did I ever fall for it myself? I guess that's the power of groupthink (and...
What will be the Next Bubble?
by freak80 in #housing   63 comments, latest 4 years ago
1999: tech bubble (it's the New Economy!) 2006: housing bubble (buy now or be priced out forever!!) 2011: gold & silver bubble (oh no, hyperinflation!!!) What will be the next...
Does Evolution work in favor of Religion?
by freak80 in #misc   Posted 4 years ago
If I understand evolution correctly, it's all about reproductive success. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. How many children does the average Amish couple have? How many children does the...
Net Worth of Top 400 Americans is $2 Trillion
by freak80 in #misc   72 comments, latest 4 years ago
2 Trillion is more than the combined net worth of half of all Americans.
Billionaire: Fed Robbing Poor to Pay Rich
by freak80 in #misc   6 comments, latest 4 years ago Reporter and Editor Why the Fed 'blew it': Druckenmiller Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:04 AM ET CNBC's Steve Liesman reports there were three reasons the Fed decided to...
Talk is Cheap. How About a General Strike?
by freak80 in #misc   20 comments, latest 4 years ago
Since our government is owned and controlled by the top 0.1%, how about a general strike? How else will average people be heard?
Is Organized Religion Just Extortion?
by freak80 in #misc   48 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Give me 10% of your income or something bad will happen to you (after you die.)" Bada Bing. Isn't that the legal definition of extortion? If so, shouldn't organized religion...
Bonds are safe!
by freak80 in #investing   Posted 4 years ago
Or not.#investing
Person to be Born Next Year Terrified of His Non-Existence
by freak80 in #misc   4 comments, latest 4 years ago
Brian Smith, the future child of Linda and Doug Smith of Sacramento, CA, suddenly began to experience his non-existence today. "It's just horrible," he said, "and it's also dark for...
Quoting quotes
by freak80 in #misc   5 comments, latest 5 years ago
Patrick, When quoting text that includes a previous quote, things easily get "messed up." Maybe if I were more savvy at the computer code I could make it work. But...
Limit on Name Changing?
by freak80 in #misc   17 comments, latest 5 years ago
Should there be a limit on how often one can change their name? Seems to be a common troll strategy to get around the "ignore" feature. It it possible to...

Political Segregation in America
by freak80 in #misc   16 comments, latest 5 years ago
Americans are self-segregating into communities of like minded people. It's not anything new of course. Is this why the extremes keep getting more extreme?
A Google search for 'realtors are'...
by freak80 in #housing   7 comments, latest 5 years ago
Try it for yourself.#housing
Trading Caps & Gowns for Mops
by freak80 in #misc   1 comment, latest 5 years ago At least high school dropouts don't have $50-100k in student loan debt.
"Quantum Microphone"
by freak80 in #misc   1 comment, latest 5 years ago
This one's for you, Marcus. "Researchers have demonstrated a device that can pick up single quanta of mechanical vibration similar to those that shake molecules during chemical reactions, and have...
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