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by Rick
February 1st, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Meme 'Em All
Topic: Cthulhu Eats A Snickers
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Cthulhu Eats A Snickers

Cthulhu is cuter than I would've imagined.
by Rick
January 27th, 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Hinduism
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Already has, judging by her voting record.
by Rick
January 26th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Meme 'Em All
Topic: Best of Rodin
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Best of Rodin

This feels so relatable.
by Rick
January 26th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Science Leads!
Topic: Recent Study Seems to Model Panspermia as Being Likely
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Recent Study Seems to Model Panspermia as Being Likely

If not... seems like an awful waste of space!
by Rick
January 26th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Hinduism
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Assuming this reflects Gabbard's own Hinduism, I like what is said in the Āpastamba Dharmasūtra: Virtue and vice do not go about saying - here we are!; neither the Gods, Gandharvas, nor ancestors can convince us - this is right, this is wrong; virtue is an elusive concept, it demands careful and sus...
by Rick
January 26th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Hinduism
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Tulsi Gabbard

It is an incredible longshot that Gabbard would win the 2020 election, mostly because she is a Hindu. In my vision of a SecularNow, one’s religion would be entirely irrelevant in seeking public offices, but it also allows for the idea that religion does help color a person’s actions, for better or w...
by Rick
January 25th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Ethics and Philosophy
Topic: A Controversial Idea
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: A Controversial Idea

Consciousness is such a weird and amazing thing. It absolutely blows me away that it is the result of cumulative electrochemical reactions in my brain, to the point that there are times, that awe borders on it giving me hope that maybe we are something more than what we, well, are, that maybe just m...
by Rick
January 25th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Science Leads!
Topic: Recent Study Seems to Model Panspermia as Being Likely
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Recent Study Seems to Model Panspermia as Being Likely

Is it still panspermia if merely the building-blocks arrive here from elsewhere? A great deal of our water came from comet impacts, and it's a core ingredient in life, after all. I always thought panspermia referred to the basics of life developing elsewhere and then slamming down onto Earth to deve...
by Rick
January 25th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Meme 'Em All
Topic: At The Salon
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: At The Salon

This made my wife sigh and declare it blasphemous. Must be a winner! :P
by Rick
January 20th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Atheist Analysis
Topic: Random Street Epistimology Questions For Christians
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: Random Street Epistimology Questions For Christians

There's science that suggests that your mind has made a decision before you're conscious of it. I'm not sure where the link is right now, but there's a whole study on it. Very true! Sam Harris has written about this, particularly in his book "Free Will." It makes sense in a naturalistic universe. O...