""Daniel your just a fat Mexican."
I usually enjoy your posts and photos-- you add flavor to this site. However, with the above statement I think you've stepped over the line. The comment was mean-spirited and…"
I've seen some impressive outcomes with one simple change-- cutting out all sugar. I can almost guarantee you'll get good results without dieting. Here's Dr. Lustig from the University of…"
My father was a machinist and welder. He never smoked but he died of lung cancer. Please consider that, as a welder, you'll be working in confined spaces, breathing acetylene gas, various flux compounds and metal and…"
I think the way to describe Stone Turners (or at least what I hope it can become) is to compare it to The Great Debate. TGD is focused on questions that most people are aware of and takes an adversarial approach to answering them.
Stone Turners will hopefully focus on aspects of existence that don't get looked at because they are accepted as givens. An example would be jokes (how do they work, what assumptions lie beneath the surface, what does laughing at one say about me?). Another would be our forward facing eyes. The group image is actually of a New Caledonian Crow using a drinking fountain. What's fascinating about these birds is that they are observed using a range of tools not seen in other crows, even though their raw cognitive abilities aren't different. What they do have is a straighter beak shape and more forward-facing eyes, which is what researchers currently believe might account for the difference. So there's territory to be explored there about our natures and how they might result from such things.
So, by nature of the questions we're asking, I hope Stone Turners will be more exploratory and cooperative, as opposed to adversarial. Maybe it won't lead anywhere. Maybe it will just lead to bullshit. But my experience doing this kind of thing on my own is that questioning what's given has led me to some fruitful inquiries and improved my mindset.
"Ian, he used do exactly that on the topic all the time. I suppose he's changed his stripes for whatever reason. If you think his religious beliefs (unless he's changed them) aren't the seeds of war I've a great bridge to…"
"Well Jack always wanted to denounce homosexuality on principle by saying the act was wrong in "god's eyes." I guess that's dialog. Why is it necessary to explain to people who condemn you that you even exist? Hell,…"