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Liam's Book Cover Design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucius Artorius Castus Sep 16, 2014. 3 Replies

I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I thought you might enjoy Liam's submission to Scott Adam's latest "Dilbert" book".  Check it out and if you like it you might want to vote on the…Continue

A Good Day

Started Nov 30, 2012 0 Replies

I couldn’t post this in the video section so I thought I’d post it here.  I think it’s worth watching. …Continue

 

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Richard replied to Richard's discussion Liam's Book Cover Design
"Sorry, Wrong Liam-- My mistake"
Sep 16, 2014
Liam Strain replied to Richard's discussion Liam's Book Cover Design
"Liam who?"
Sep 16, 2014
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Liam's Book Cover Design

I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I thought you might enjoy Liam's submission to Scott Adam's latest "Dilbert" book".  Check it out and if you like it you might want to vote on the "comments section.http://www.dilbert.com/blog/See More
Sep 16, 2014
Richard replied to John Bravo's discussion I held out sex for love first....Why is it so hard to find a girl who's done the same?
"Excellent, John."
Sep 4, 2014
Richard replied to Sir's discussion What's going on in those heads in the group The Great Debate
""...you can remember how liberals treated eugenics & communism. Fearless embrace-" Titus, Answering a charge with a counter-charge does not answer the charge."
Aug 28, 2014
Richard replied to Sir's discussion What's going on in those heads in the group The Great Debate
""Conservatives Scare More Easily than Liberals, Say Scientists: http://www.wired.com/2008/09/fearmongering-h/"
Aug 28, 2014
Richard replied to Regular Joe's discussion THE WORLD'S MANLIEST TEA
"Actually, I like lapsang too.  But I'll "sit down!""
Aug 22, 2014
Richard replied to N Fan's discussion Steering wheel vibration a problem?
"Could be worn ball joints-- NOT A GOOD THING!  You need to get this checked-- it could be dangerous. http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-Do-I-Know-If-My-Car-Has-Bad-Ball-Joints-/10000000177633328/g.html"
Aug 22, 2014
Richard replied to Regular Joe's discussion THE WORLD'S MANLIEST TEA
"I have only one thing to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2IJdfxWtPM"
Aug 22, 2014
Richard replied to Fabricante's discussion DMR
"65 meanings? Department of Motor Rehicles?"
Aug 2, 2014
Richard replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
Aug 2, 2014
Richard replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"Here's an inspiring little book that might help: Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy "
Aug 2, 2014
Richard replied to An Idle Dad's discussion 10 Questions for Atheists in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"+1"
Jul 25, 2014
Richard joined Leo Doom Occulta's group
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Gentlemen Atheists

A Group for Courteous Non-Believers
Jul 25, 2014
Richard replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"Careful now Josh-- Buzz just might punch you out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k"
Jul 24, 2014
Richard replied to Allen Winston Cook's discussion Tire around the Waist.. in the group Exercise
"Hey Allen, 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…"
Jul 19, 2014

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At 3:51pm on March 27, 2014, Jack Bouchard said…

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.

At 4:20pm on July 12, 2012, Herb Munson said…

Welcome aboard, Richard. Great to have you in The Great Debate.

 
 
 

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"Oh, hell, just when making nice seemed possible. We don't insult each other's patriotism here.  Attack the position, not the man."
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Aaron F Kendrick replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
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Another brick in the wall

The proposed wall with Mexico.  Or Turkey's wall with Syria.  Or Saudi's wall with Iraq.  Clinton's link:  http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/09/on-the-border/502277/?utm_...My earlier link: http://ijr.com/2015/01/233628-saudi-arabia-anti-isis-wall/Keep it civil.…See More
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What college freshmen should know

This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students.  Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most.  What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More
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