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Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Physical matter, mass attracts other mass a little bit. Large heavy objects attract more strongly. The attraction is less when they are farther apart. Huge objects like stars and planets attract each other over great distances. The large massive Ear Don L. Feb 23, 2015 9:29 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Try astrophysics. Accretion, thermodynamics etc. On Monday, February 23, 2015, McCoy < [address removed] > wrote: Trista Feb 23, 2015 7:16 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Yes. I think that the mechanism behind the force is not understood. Trista mentioned gravitons but these are hypothetical and have some problems. Furthermore they do not explain why matter should be drawn together instead of the opposite or something else McCoy Feb 23, 2015 6:32 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - "Masses play catch with each other with messenger particles called gravitons. If the players are free to move, the players move closer and add gravitons." Zachary B. Feb 23, 2015 6:27 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Quantum mechanics- Masses play catch with each other with messenger particles called gravitons. If the players are free to move, the players move closer and add gravitons.  On Monday, February 23, 2015, McCoy < Trista Feb 23, 2015 6:19 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - For an unknown reason all matter is attracted to other matter. This is a good thing because without it there would be no stars planets or other stuff. The universe would be a very different place without gravity.  On Monday, February McCoy Feb 23, 2015 5:48 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Thanks Mike H. Feb 23, 2015 5:42 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - ... can we use equations? A few choice operators can tell all that needs be told about nonrenormalizability and spinfoams, that a thousand words might not. Zachary B. Feb 23, 2015 5:10 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - I suspect that dropping down the rabbit hole involves more David G Feb 23, 2015 5:05 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Ah. Well, if we really want to drop down the rabbit hole, we could take a look at any of the proposed theoretical accounts of [quantum[ gravity; there's about a dozen main contenders. Zachary B. Feb 23, 2015 4:55 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - My take is that Mike is asking for the MECHANISM of gravity David G Feb 23, 2015 4:51 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - gravity Greg Feb 23, 2015 4:43 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - “Tide comes in. Ti Paul G. B. Feb 23, 2015 4:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Gravity sucks. ;) -Jennifer On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Mike Hanauer < info@ Jenni K Feb 23, 2015 4:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Gravity is the measure of the force of attraction between two objects. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android William J S. Feb 23, 2015 4:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - I think Zach has stated concisely what we know, that we hav David G Feb 23, 2015 4:40 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Gravity - Gravity is the suffering of spacetime. (See Goethe: "Color is the suffering of light.") What's the nature of this request: are you asking for your own understanding (I suspect not?), or to try to explain thi Zachary B. Feb 23, 2015 4:33 PM
Gravity - Mike H. Feb 23, 2015 4:27 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - It upsets me. How insulting to suggest that we can't behave morally without a belief in God. We can behave moral because we have a David A M. Feb 13, 2015 12:20 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - "The point is, if a murder is reported where the perp is a devout Christian, the first line of the article doe David A M. Feb 13, 2015 12:05 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - I believe that this is all about the need for gun control and everything else is a distraction that I am sure benefits only the NRA. William J S. Feb 12, 2015 5:31 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Ok, Trista...I have no idea what you're responding to this time.  The two questions you posed are completely irrelevant to anything I said.  I never said a single thing about zealots and I'm definitely not advocated for being apat Dan Feb 12, 2015 4:13 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Upvotes.  On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Zachary Bos < [address removed] > wrote: Meredith Feb 12, 2015 3:35 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - " I'd like to be a spectacle of a caring atheist all the time, not just on occasion." Zachary B. Feb 12, 2015 3:32 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Why should people refrain from proving the zealot wrong?  Do you expect me to be an apathetic atheist? I'd like to be a spectacle of a caring atheist all the time, not just on occasion. On Thursday Trista Feb 12, 2015 3:31 PM
Mundane Charity -- or really making a difference - Mike H. Feb 12, 2015 2:15 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - I'm not sure who you're arguing against.  I'm also totally ok with educating rather than turning my back.  I agree with everything Trista said except for  Dan Feb 12, 2015 2:11 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - " It's not about expectations. It's about living and coexisting as a functioning human without mind pollution. I'm totally ok with educat Zachary B. Feb 12, 2015 1:20 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - i think more should be done to educate fearful, religious people about atheists.  There's nothing wrong with fundraising and humanitarian efforts. Religious groups in the US are revered for helping the hom Trista Feb 12, 2015 12:49 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Boston CoR and SCMA are both issuing statements this Friday. I believe Gabe is going to issue one from BA, as well; Gabe? All best, Z On Wed, Zachary B. Feb 12, 2015 8:41 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - I strongly disagree (with Steve Ahlquist).  The idea that we need to go to great lengths to prove that we're not all murderers is one of the driving forces behind Islamophobia.  It's like saying that Muslims should donate to a 9/1 Dan Feb 12, 2015 8:38 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Excellent idea Steve! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 11, 2015, at 4:00 PM, Steve Ahlquist < Jim B. Feb 11, 2015 6:06 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Of course it's relevant he's an atheist. If a devout Christian committed these murders it would be mentioned. If it was a murder that occurred in a Jim B. Feb 11, 2015 6:04 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - http://www.youcaring.com/medic­al-fundraiser/syrian-dental-re­lief/206249 Maybe atheist groups should consider supporting this, dental rel Steve A. Feb 11, 2015 4:00 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Preview not available Raja Feb 11, 2015 1:03 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Jerry, Apologies for talking sideways rather than addressing what you posted directly— I used your post as a prompt to encourage a different kind of conversation, so my purpose was to, John M. Feb 11, 2015 1:03 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Hear, hear. - Z On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:21 PM, John McCargar < jjmccargar@gmail.c Zachary B. Feb 11, 2015 12:59 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Preview not available Casey T. Feb 11, 2015 12:58 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - David A M. Feb 11, 2015 12:56 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Nonsense. On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, John McCargar < Dennis K. Feb 11, 2015 12:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - user 9. Feb 11, 2015 12:33 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - “...call this lunatic out as a supposed atheist” [emphasis added] Let’s not fall to the trap of assuming no TRUE atheist would commit these acts, for then we would be John M. Feb 11, 2015 12:21 PM
Foxnews at it again.... - user 9. Feb 11, 2015 12:01 PM
Growthbusters to be shown in Wellesley Feb 27 - Hi All, Mike H. Feb 9, 2015 10:21 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - I can be found behind @zakbos with my own opining, and from time to time pitching in with @bostonatheists, @secularmass, and @Boston_CoR.  If you don't follow them, I heartily encourage you to do so!  Zachary B. Feb 5, 2015 8:08 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Whatever floats you battleship Paul On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 7:17 PM, Paul G. Brown < [address removed] > Trista Feb 5, 2015 7:19 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Ouch. That’s not Paul G. B. Feb 5, 2015 7:17 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - I'm more worried about living my life than naval gazing fantasies when my body stops. People are so controlling! Get a hobby! On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 6:26 PM, Paul Trista Feb 5, 2015 7:11 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Preview not available Paul Feb 5, 2015 6:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - While that is a great point, Paul, I still think Fry's answer hits the MOTIVATION for the question head on.  The task wasn't to give an argument for atheism, or any argument at all; it was to consider a very loaded hypothetical and Dan Feb 5, 2015 1:07 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - @charlesazorn What's your Twitter handle? #atheistnetworking -- Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ( Charles Alexander Z. Feb 5, 2015 12:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Preview not available Paul G. B. Feb 5, 2015 12:31 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - The interviewer's face was priceless. I would have answe Paul Feb 5, 2015 12:07 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - What's your Twitter handle? #atheistnetworking Zachary B. Feb 5, 2015 11:14 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Tweeted widely! On Feb 5,[masked]:52 AM, "Dan" < [address removed] > wrote: Charles Alexander Z. Feb 5, 2015 11:13 AM
What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - This was linked to in the Richard Dawkins Foundation's newsletter email yesterday. It's pretty epic. I love the interviewer's facial expressions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?­v=-suvkwNYSQo Dan Feb 5, 2015 8:52 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Boston Atheists Ice Cream > Karma Party... when and where?! Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 5:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Mike H. Jan 22, 2015 5:20 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - I can help! upvotes give you karma! Please excuse any typos, this was written by a real live human being. On 22 Jan[masked]:41, "Mike Hanauer" < [address removed] Meredith Jan 22, 2015 4:50 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Ha! Me too. I just meant that I thought yours was a great response, and I wanted others to notice it too. Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 4:42 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Zack, I'm reddit illitera Mike H. Jan 22, 2015 4:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - (replying to upvote your response) - Z #ersatzreddit On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:14 AM, Mike Hanauer < info@meetup.c Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 10:18 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - In his book "The Meanin Mike H. Jan 22, 2015 8:14 AM
"The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - If you're one of those atheists who think science is great (there are more than a few of us), I recommend the article "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking", new in Boston Review this week: Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 7:35 AM
Germane to the anti-satire attack in France - http://boingboing.net/2015/01/­21/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-god­-m.html -- live bett Zachary B. Jan 21, 2015 1:27 PM
An atheist's thoughts about MLK Day - Martin Luther King, Jr, who preached nonviolence as an instrument to repudiate injustice, who helped initiate the civil rights movement in this country, who was assassinated in 1968, would have turned 86 this month.  Zachary B. Jan 19, 2015 7:38 PM
Fwd: Secular Student Alliance Board nominations open - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Ashley Carter, Secular Student Alliance < updates@secularstudents.o Zachary B. Jan 15, 2015 9:16 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Quick question re: the NAACP bombing in Colorado Springs - This is as good a summary as any.  There's not a lot of detail yet.  An FBI press conference is planned for this afternoon. Deb Jan 9, 2015 3:12 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Quick question re: the NAACP bombing in Colorado Springs - thinkprogress- [address removed] cathy m. Jan 9, 2015 2:37 PM
Quick question re: the NAACP bombing in Colorado Springs - Folks: Anyone following the NAACP bombing? It's been easy to find analysis, news and commentary regarding the Hebdo attack yesterday -- terrible thing -- but with the bombing we' Zachary B. Jan 8, 2015 6:38 PM
Secular action on Twitter? - Dear Friends: Secular Coalition for MA just sent out a tweet about the governor's inauguration. It would be great if Zachary B. Jan 8, 2015 1:50 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - These comments from the Pope have to do with 'the argument by design'. They reflect the process of science scoring a victories, and religion moving the goal posts to a point beyond the current understanding of science, and invokin Jon G. Jan 6, 2015 9:15 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - ** a well reasoned position William J S. Jan 5, 2015 6:44 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Wed Jan 7th: How about some atheists attend this salon talk about homelessness? - Preview not available cathy m. Jan 5, 2015 6:44 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - I like this Pope. He is a remarkab William J S. Jan 5, 2015 6:35 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Plus, if any of them ever openly embraced atgeism he would have to go get a real job Sent from my NOOK Joshua May <[address removed]> wrote: Regina V. Jan 5, 2015 6:18 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - When discussing this kind of position, I'm going to begin referring to it as the Franciscan Fence, after Francis Collins and Pope Francis. They recognize the existence of solid ground, but refuse to come down from their delusion. The social and emo Joshua M. Jan 5, 2015 5:38 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Baby steps; let the Pope continue on this path. The next-gen Catholics will drop the faith easier. David Erik F. Jan 5, 2015 5:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - I'm with Jon Goldberg.  The pope specifically claims here that evolution and the big bang require a creator, so unless he's straight-up lying, he's not an atheist.  Furthermore, nothing he said even gives me the impression tha Dan Jan 5, 2015 3:52 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Nope, the Pope is not an atheist. It bothers me when religious people doubt me when I say I'm an atheist. I have heard things like 'You believe God deep down, but you are denying it' or 'Science is your religion'. I appr Jon G. Jan 5, 2015 3:13 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Mike H. Jan 5, 2015 2:56 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - *existence of god* no idea where the crescent moon keeps coming from Regina V. Jan 5, 2015 2:34 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - When I read the initial statement I was less impressed with Francis declaring that Cosmology and Evolution get the pa Regina V. Jan 5, 2015 2:28 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Like your comment about the biking, Mike, but I would surmise Pastor Tate is not pretending and actually believes in his delusion, B Robert J. Jan 5, 2015 1:48 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Mike H. Jan 5, 2015 1:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - I would like it, too, if it isn't too much trouble! Daniel King ------------------------------ On Mon, Jan 5,[masked]:42 PM EST Zachary Bos wrote: >Sent! - Z > >On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Bostonmoejo wrote: > >> S Daniel Wesley K. Jan 5, 2015 1:17 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Sent! - Z On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Bostonmoejo < [address removed] > wrote: Zachary B. Jan 5, 2015 12:42 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Sure. Me please Bostonmoejo Jan 5, 2015 12:40 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - I just sent you the article by email. Anyone else need it? Cheers, Z On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Robert Morris < Zachary B. Jan 5, 2015 12:19 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Eric N. Jan 5, 2015 12:02 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - My understanding is that Benedict, the immediately prior Pope, was at least placatory if not outright supportive of intelligent design theorists.  But you're right -- John Paul II and the preceding pope, whatsisname, did not try to fom Laura Q. Jan 5, 2015 11:42 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - This is behind a pay wall. On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Zachary Bos < [address removed] > wrot Robert M. Jan 5, 2015 11:23 AM
Wed Jan 7th: How about some atheists attend this salon talk about homelessness? - Folks, here's an event we might want to attend: "this Wednesday, find out about homelessness in MA." This Wednesday January 7th, Ruth Bourquin (Staff Attorney for Family Homelessness at the Massac Zachary B. Jan 5, 2015 8:51 AM
Book review: "Secular and proud of it." -  "Should they offer a substitute for religion?" This and other questions are asked in a review of the new book Atheist Awakening: Zachary B. Jan 4, 2015 7:39 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - It's not impressive, but it is a small step in the right direction, another small crack in a wall that wil Alec L. Jan 4, 2015 2:59 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - I'm not that impressed.  Once again, Francis sounds like the same old stuff we've been hearing since Pius XII.  "He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they wo Dan Jan 4, 2015 2:03 PM
Have you ever pondered the inexplicable coincidence.... - ... that the religious views of babies almost always match the views of their parents? Amazing! Here's a comic-strip report by @rubenbolling which reports on an exception that proves the rule: "Oregon Woman Gives Zachary B. Jan 4, 2015 2:00 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - there is an interesting segment in the movie “Religulous” where they go to the Vatican and interview high ranking C Regina V. Jan 4, 2015 1:07 PM
Pope Francis - Mike H. Jan 4, 2015 11:43 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Still in the gift-buying mood? - I note that it lacks any option for those of us wanting to spend more than $10,000 in a single purchase. Clearly not suitable for those of us going clear with our pals Travolta and Beck. Turner Dec 24, 2014 6:09 PM

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