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by rnejdl
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Monthly Services
Topic: September 3rd First Sunday Monthly Service on Remembering Paul Meyers and the 8/21/2017 Eclipse
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Views: 809

Re: September 3rd First Sunday Monthly Service on Remembering Paul Meyers and the 8/21/2017 Eclipse

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by rnejdl
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Politics and Culture
Topic: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief
Replies: 2
Views: 36736

Re: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief

“Our study builds on previous research that links religious beliefs to ‘intuitive’ thinking,” says study co-author and Associate Prof. Ara Norenzayan, UBC Dept. of Psychology. “Our findings suggest that activating the ‘analytic’ cognitive system in the brain can undermine the ‘intuitive’ support for...
by rnejdl
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Politics and Culture
Topic: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief
Replies: 2
Views: 36736

Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief

I found this article today and my first thought was, isn't that what we're all about? Critically thinking about things and throwing away that which doesn't make sense.

http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/04 ... ubc-study/

Rusty
by rnejdl
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Travel & Recreation
Topic: Sex & God Presentation on Saturday March 3rd at 7:30 PM.
Replies: 1
Views: 29710

Sex & God Presentation on Saturday March 3rd at 7:30 PM.

Not quite sure which forum to post this in but there will be a presentation on Sex & God: https://www.facebook.com/events/222014807891909/ From the page: Dr. Darrel W. Ray is author of four books, including The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture which explores the social-psycholog...
by rnejdl
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Politics and Culture
Topic: Komen Foundation & Planned Parenthood
Replies: 1
Views: 29222

Re: Komen Foundation & Planned Parenthood

I've seen people disguising their religious motives for years now. That's nothing new. If they didn't, it wouldn't have made it this far. But, to put things to into perspective: Komen’s $680,000 grant to PP last year was less than one-tenth of a percent of PP’s billion-dollar budget. I believe they ...
by rnejdl
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Politics and Culture
Topic: Baba Brinkman raps about Evolution
Replies: 0
Views: 23785

Baba Brinkman raps about Evolution

Baba Brinkman was recently on TED - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_kVIoovJI

He has wrapped about the Canterbury Tales and was recently challenged to do the same about evolution:

http://rapguidetoevolution.com/

Fantastic stuff!

Rusty Nejdl
by rnejdl
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Travel & Recreation
Topic: Cory Doctorow - February 13th - Free!
Replies: 1
Views: 28446

Cory Doctorow - February 13th - Free!

Join us for the next speaker in the UT Arlington College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, Cory Doctorow. Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Novelist, Blogger, Technology Activist and Co-editor of boingboing.net. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Internet Regulation" How the copyright wa...