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No surprise: internet access linked to rise in nonreligiousity - http://www.salon.com/2014/04/0­4/new_study_says_internet_coul­d_be_why_americans_are_losing_­their_religion/ Zachary B. Apr 5, 2014 10:03 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Doing some cursory research, in addition to the RN mentioned already, we have physicist Bill Foster D-Ill, Brian Schatz D-HI, Rush Holt D-NJ, our own Katherine Clark D-MA, Angus King I-ME, Chris Smith R-NJ. Perhaps not as bipartisan as we&# Robert M. Apr 2, 2014 11:21 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - ----- Original Message ----- > Challenge: You have to pick *current or likely future* members of Congress > to fill out your committee roster. Dang! You're putting a dose of reality on our Fantasy Congress picks. I guess we'll have to start working t Scott Apr 2, 2014 11:08 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Challenge: You have to pick *current or likely future* members of Congress to fill out your committee roster. Zachary B. Apr 2, 2014 10:52 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - > Oh, not quite so simple; but I'd be interested to know what the Fantasy > Congress team rosters you'd pick would look like. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Bill Nye. Eugenie Scott. PZ Myers. Guy P. Harrison. --- Scott Scott Apr 2, 2014 10:39 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Suffice to say he isn't on my dream team.  Does anyone on the list have a clear understanding of how these committees are assembled? And what infl Zachary B. Apr 2, 2014 10:00 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - The current chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is Lamar Smith, a Christian Scientist.  For those of you who are not familiar with Christian Scientists, here's a quick summary taken from the Wikipedia page: Dan Apr 2, 2014 9:46 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Rush Holt (NJ 12; happily my rep), but he's retiring at the end of the session. Paul On 4/2/14 8:48 AM, Raja wrote: > A real scientist, with credible scientific background. Is there any such > in the Congress? But again, you have evolution-denie Paul S. Apr 2, 2014 9:29 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - A real scientist, with credible scientific background. Is there any such in the Congress? But again, you have evolution-denier scientists too. So, Raja Apr 2, 2014 8:48 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - I think they're too smart to want the job. But really I was thinking: what current members of Congress would we want to see take a more active role in the science committee? Zachary B. Apr 2, 2014 8:42 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - How about Bill Nye and Neil deGrass Tyson for starters?  :)  They've got some public opinion sway... -- Stephanie Apr 2, 2014 8:40 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Ah, got it. I didn't think it was like that. Sent from my Motorola Dynatac 8000X On Apr 2, 2014, at 8:24 AM, Zach Lucas Apr 2, 2014 8:28 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Oh, not quite so simple; but I'd be interested to know what the Fantasy Congress team rosters you'd pick would look like. Zachary B. Apr 2, 2014 8:24 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - The committee is open for nominations by public? Sent from my Motorola Dynatac 8000X On Apr 2, 2014, at 8:19 AM, Zachary Bos & Lucas Apr 2, 2014 8:22 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Who do we WANT on the House Science Committee? The forum is open. Zachary B. Apr 2, 2014 8:19 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - The things that happened in that hearing at least as described in the article are more than face palm worthy; it's down right shocking and scary; t Lucas Apr 2, 2014 8:17 AM
Snippets from last week's meeting of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology - Put on your best facepalming gloves, folks:  http://io9.com/this-is-what-th­e-gops-war-on-science-looks-li­ke-1556202056 Zachary B. Apr 2, 2014 8:05 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - My friend, who is a former priest, no a physician assistant, ha Jamie Mar 26, 2014 8:11 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "Watch a Stanford Physicist Find Out He Was Right About the Big Bang" - Thanks for sharing this, Zack. It moved me to tears. What a wondrous discovery, and how fulfilling for him. Bob Bob Mar 23, 2014 10:04 AM
Article - http://www.bostonglobe.com/art­s/books/2014/03/22/book-review­-the-age-a Erica G. Mar 23, 2014 9:48 AM
ACLU approved, not the "Science Teacher" by theamericanconservative - I just learnt about this: Kien L. Mar 20, 2014 1:10 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - I'm in! On Mar 20,[masked]:03 AM, "Zachary Bos" < [address removed] > wrote: Erica G. Mar 20, 2014 9:10 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - It's good that there's so much interest in the idea of an ad campaign, but we've taken the discussion off-list for more outcome-directed conversation. If you want to be part of the campaign committee, let me know! All b Zachary B. Mar 20, 2014 9:02 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - I like "Question Everything." Can it be "Question Everything, Unless Mediation is The Only Answer You Want!" Sent from my iPhone Raja Mar 20, 2014 8:32 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Yes obviously an ad is not going to move those with unshakeable faith (take it from me-i lived in the Bible Belt for eighteen years of being told by bible nuts "you're not really an atheist" --and that was the least offensive). Erica G. Mar 19, 2014 5:47 PM
Two articles showing their prejudice - The poet Jay Parini writes at  http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/18/­opinion/parini-vermont-religio­n/ about the godlessness of Vermont. It seems to irk him, and he writes i Zachary B. Mar 19, 2014 6:12 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Thanks everyone! Sky and telescope has a few on their website http://www.skyandtelescope.com­/news/Proof-of-Inflationary-Un­iverse-To-Be- Sally Mar 18, 2014 3:33 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26605974 Front page of today's New York Times is informative as well. On 3/18/2014 1:55 PM, Trista wrote: > Links anyone? > > On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Don Lubin Don L. Mar 18, 2014 3:08 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Try Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy.html Scott `-- c8 ] ----- Trista wrote: > Scott Mar 18, 2014 2:23 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Here's a couple of links that seem to go into some good detail: http://www John T. Mar 18, 2014 2:02 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Anyone who wishes to be part of the planning toward an advertising campaign should actually be writing to me directly; we've taken the conversation off the mailing list, as a courtesy to the vast majority of rec Zachary B. Mar 18, 2014 1:53 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - First, I apologize that I haven't read every one of the emails in this chain. However, if we are actually designing an ad, as it seems we are the song and possibly some of the other suggestions would be too long for a transi Greg Mar 18, 2014 1:51 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - I took a few liberties with a Lennon song: Erin J C. Mar 18, 2014 1:46 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Yes On 3/18/2014 1:24 PM, Alec Lowry wrote: > > I like "Question Everything" over multiple religious symbols: cross, > star of David, crescent, etc, AND INCLUDE an atheist "A". > > ------------------------------­------------------------------­------ Don L. Mar 18, 2014 1:46 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Links anyone? On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Don Lubin < [address removed] > wrote: What I read Sally Mar 18, 2014 1:44 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Preview not available Don L. Mar 18, 2014 1:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - I like "Question Everything" over multiple religious symbols: cross, star of David, crescent, etc, AND INC Alec L. Mar 18, 2014 1:23 PM
Why Atheists and the Religious Are So Angry - The Humanists of Boston University have invited us to join them at their event this evening: Renowned blogger and speaker, Greta Christina, will be speaking about domestic and international horrors committed in the name of religio Zachary B. Mar 18, 2014 1:17 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Religion: Together we can find a cure! -----Original Message----- From: Beckie <[address removed]> To: bo Bostonmoejo Mar 18, 2014 12:56 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - How about something like 'Question Everything' over some kind of religous image? Or something simple, positive and inviting like 'It's Okay Not to Believe.' Also, the simple 'We're Good without God' works. I think something like that would be productiv Beckie Mar 18, 2014 12:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Preview not available Regina V. Mar 18, 2014 12:27 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - Preview not available Paul G. B. Mar 18, 2014 11:53 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - I can try. it will be easier if beer and chocolate are involved. Regina V. Mar 18, 2014 10:53 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - "S hall I bribe the household physicist with chocolate or muffins or some such and pass the explanation along?" Zachary B. Mar 18, 2014 10:33 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - So, my husband is not on the mailing list, but he did solve the solar neutrino problem and do a bunch of other hot shot physi Regina V. Mar 18, 2014 10:32 AM
"Watch a Stanford Physicist Find Out He Was Right About the Big Bang" - Wonderful; moving. His gladness is contagious. http://gawker.com/watch-a-stan­ford-physicist-find-out-he-was­-right-about-1546271 Zachary B. Mar 18, 2014 10:22 AM
Hey, so I heard the Big Bang happened - (Cf.  http://sploid.gizmodo.com/witn­ess-the-joy-of-the-man-who-pre­dicted-todays-big-ba-154583492­4 , Zachary B. Mar 18, 2014 5:46 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Nick van M. Mar 18, 2014 2:29 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Hi Zachary, I feel I have much to offer as far as written material goes. I would like to join the messaging group. Take care, Erica Sent using Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 5:40 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - So: if you'd like to be part of the atheist/secular messaging team, please send me a quick message to [address removed] , and I'll find a time for us to get together.  Zachary B. Mar 17, 2014 5:28 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - LOL No we most certainly do not. Therefore along with confusion we get people who get just plain mean Sent from my Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 3:24 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I also think "the only guarantee" so it all goes: A child's curiosity is the only guarantee for progress in the future. Let science spark their imagination. With knowledge comes wisdom. With gods come ignorance and fear. Sent from my iPod On Mar 17 Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 2:54 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - I like this. Scott `-- c8 ] ----- Paul G. Brown wrote: > “Atheists. We don’t believe in their gods either …” Scott Mar 17, 2014 2:33 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I like.  I also think "A child's curiosity... On Mar 17,[masked]:19 PM, "Scott" < [address removed] > wrote: Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 2:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - ----- Erica Gewirtz wrote: > Or something like this: > Our children's curiosity is a guarantee for progress in the future. Let > science, not fear, spark their imagination. With knowledge comes wisdom. > With God comes ignora Scott Mar 17, 2014 2:18 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Bus ad - Preview not available Paul G. B. Mar 17, 2014 1:42 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - As an atheist I love it. What's the difference-one god many gods? My concern is that in today's society it may be difficult to understand. I think that to someone who is Eurocentric minded it may not occur to them that just because th Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 1:18 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Or something like this: Our children's curiosity is a guarantee for progress in the future. Let science, not fear, spark their imagination. With knowledge comes wisdom. With God comes ignorance and fear. Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 1:05 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Something like this may be: We all are atheists to a Raja Mar 17, 2014 12:54 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Or something like this: If you are reading this ad, thank evolution On Mar 17,[masked]:46 AM, "Erica Gewirtz" < [address removed] &g Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 12:14 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - On Mar 17,[masked]:35 AM, "Erica Gewirtz" < [address removed] > wrote: > > > On Mar 17,[masked]:28 AM, "Erica Gewirtz" < Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 11:46 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - On Mar 17,[masked]:28 AM, "Erica Gewirtz" < [address removed] > wrote: > > here is an edit of it: > > A figment of the imagination did not Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 11:42 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Here is a suggestion: A figment of the imagination did not create all the brilliance of nature. In fear of the unknown man calls god war, hatred and ignorance is created. Erica G. Mar 17, 2014 11:38 AM
DO NOT CLICK Re: [bostonatheists] Important Message - I would not click on the link. It's almost certainly spam, probably phishing or malware. "Sign in with your email" probably means "enter your email address and password so we can steal your account". -- Scott `-- c8 ] On 3/16/2014 3:20 AM, Scott Mar 16, 2014 7:24 AM
Important Message - Joe S. Mar 16, 2014 3:19 AM
Boston Atheists: Greater Boston Food Bank TODAY! - Looking for something to do on a rainy Saturday?  Come join us at the food bank at 12:55!  Several spots are still open. Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/bostonat­heists/events/163899822/?a=co1­.1_grp&rv=co1.1 Dan H. Mar 15, 2014 11:02 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - It could say: "Sunday socialization does not require acceptance of someone else's fickle, violent, hypocritical, and revengeful omnipotent imaginary friend who has a penchant for starting wars." Tristan Mar 15, 2014 8:13 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I can' t claim to be a graphic artist but I will think about written messages to put on it. Erica Erica G. Mar 15, 2014 7:04 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I think bus signs would bee a great idea. Andrew H. Mar 15, 2014 6:18 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Me, too. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Robert Morris < [address removed] > wrote: Nancy Mar 15, 2014 3:56 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I'm in for whatever help I can give. On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM, Jim Hollomon < etpro@etprod Robert M. Mar 15, 2014 1:12 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Same here. Need graphic design for a sign, that I can do. Jim On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Erica Gewirtz < Jim H. Mar 14, 2014 11:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Definitely a good idea. Put me down for what ever I can do to help. Erica On Mar 14,[masked]:48 PM, "Gunnar" < [address removed] > wrote: Erica G. Mar 14, 2014 9:24 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - Sunday Assembly Boston *just today* began the process of signing up for transit advertising with the T.  Anyone interested in joining the team that Zachary B. Mar 14, 2014 5:49 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - " Yes, they are the same people who advertise S Zachary B. Mar 14, 2014 5:48 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I've seen them as well. They also have church adverts in some of the red line stops. I remember the bus campaign a few years ago in London. It caused a bit of ruckus. I think it would be a good idea to put up a few atheist signs in public Gunnar Mar 14, 2014 5:30 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - Yes, they are the same people who advertise Shin Yuen shows all over town. Includi Kien L. Mar 14, 2014 5:29 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Bus ad - I don't know how many of you take the bus in Boston and how often. While on the 47 bus yesterday I saw an ad that quoted CS Lewis "Human history is the long, terrible story of man trying to find something other than God that will mak Erica G. Mar 14, 2014 5:09 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - "The Maum flyers are pretty small potatoes next to the Fa Lun Gong folks, who are active in many more ways than these weeklies." Thank you Zachary B. Mar 14, 2014 4:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - Just in case it is not clear. I am against the supernatural. I thought the people Kien L. Mar 14, 2014 4:39 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - Kien your statement " I hope it encourage you to open your horizons" Jon G. Mar 14, 2014 12:57 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - I have not heard anybody in the US speaking out against this cult. They published Kien L. Mar 14, 2014 12:39 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - " My point is that these papers are like your M Zachary B. Mar 14, 2014 12:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - My point is that these papers are like your Maum Flyers in a way, even more insidi Kien L. Mar 14, 2014 12:33 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - I suspect there will not be many in the group here, Kien, who are sympathetic to the idea of scientifically inexplicable time photography. Just a courtesy note that you consider your audience. - Z Zachary B. Mar 14, 2014 12:15 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - At least you were curious: Kien L. Mar 14, 2014 12:11 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - Yeah, I was just being a smartass :) On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Kien Lang < [address removed] > Turner Mar 13, 2014 6:24 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - Technically a camera capture an image which traveled at the speed of light. Is tha Kien L. Mar 13, 2014 3:06 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - Technically, don't all cameras take pictures of the past? On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:07 PM, Kien Lang < Turner Mar 13, 2014 1:43 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - Eric N. Mar 13, 2014 1:15 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Re: Maum flyer spotted in Cambridge - At least they do not claim endorsement from prominent folks like Gov. Patrick, Sen. Warr Kien L. Mar 13, 2014 1:04 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - " To be frank I’m just starting to feel like atheism is becoming just another tawdry fad where you flash Zachary B. Mar 13, 2014 10:29 AM
RE: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - Eric, Interesting comment. I think an analogy might help. It was once illogical to believe that the earth orbited the sun. The evidence strongly supported a geocentric view of David M Mar 13, 2014 10:26 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - Typo. Should be 'despite the subjectivity'. David M Mar 13, 2014 10:14 AM
RE: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - Eric N. Mar 13, 2014 10:10 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - I personally believe that there is a reality out there that exists independent of our minds. I do not believe that nihilism regarding that is warranted. Yes, our interactions with that David M Mar 13, 2014 10:06 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - " Our conscience minds do not create reality.  " SCMA Mar 13, 2014 10:02 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - ----- Armand Provencal wrote: > Good argument! Our conscience minds create realty. I have to disagree. Our conscience minds do not create reality. Reality is there whether we are here or not. We can put meaning to reality, but Scott Mar 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - p { margin: 0; } Good argument! Our conscience minds create realty. Armand From: "David M" Armand P. Mar 13, 2014 9:56 AM
RE: [bostonatheists] Food for thought: "Darwin's nihilistic idea: evolution and the meaninglessness of life" (2003) - Evolution made atheism intellectually respectable. It doesn't matter whether all atheists accept it or not. There will always be outliers who believe in lizard people or whatever. Evol David M Mar 13, 2014 9:45 AM

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