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A moment of manliness...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Disque Aug 19, 2009. 11 Replies

Being Decisive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danny Wong (www.blank-label.com) Aug 16, 2009. 2 Replies

 

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Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I gotta say... if Christians treat a fellow Christian such as yourself in such a way merely because you were thinking critically (I would venture to say 'thinking honestly and openly') then that is a fine example of how religious people…"
Feb 18, 2010
Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Brendan, I believe you answered yourself right there, because you used the word "practised". A religious practitioner I would rate somewhat higher on the 'religiosity scale' than a mere 'member' - being a member is, in…"
Feb 16, 2010
Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Politics would, in my opinion, depend upon morality. While it is true that some mores are founded or rooted in religion (gay marriage is a controversial example, abortion is another), and therefore subject to suspicion, some others (thou shalt not…"
Feb 16, 2010
Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"It seems, with all due respect, that your question hasn't yet been answered, despite two replies. I shall venture an attempt: I would agree. It seems difficult to consolidate a rational, cricital, reasoning mind, with blindly-held beliefs that…"
Feb 16, 2010
Thomas White replied to John's discussion Grammar Nazis: What are your grammatical pet peeves? in the group Writers
"My mother was affectionately dubbed "Conan the Grammarian"* by my brothers and me. Now that she passed-away, we've all taken up her calling. My eldest brother is a professional writer, and grammar and spelling are in his toolkit. I…"
Jan 21, 2010
Thomas White commented on Guy Trezeux's group French speaking gentlemen
"Merci :) Francophone en Suissi ici! A Genève plus précisémment. Est-ce que la pluspart des gens ici vivent aux Etats-Unis?"
Jan 12, 2010
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Wood, metal, fabric, stone - whatever your medium - a place for crafts, woodworking, furniture, builders, tinkerers, and jobbers.
Jan 6, 2010
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Men of Science

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French speaking gentlemen

Ce groupe est créé pour permettre aux francophones présents sur AOM d'échanger et de se connaître
Jan 6, 2010
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AoM Do It Yourself-ers

If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself, the old adage goes. That may not always be true, but if you love a good project, this is your place to be!See More
Jan 6, 2010
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Writers

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Philosophers

An open forum for discussion of the big questions.
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Jan 6, 2010

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Interests
Robotics, Game Programming, Evolution, BEAM robotics, Electronics, Unix/Linux, Woodworking, Craftsmanship, Antique machine repair/refurbishing, Marial arts, Languages and writing systems (natlangs & conlangs)
Books
Figments of Reality (Ian Stuart & Jack Cohen), East of Eden (John Steinbeck), Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson), Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)

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Crafts-man-ship... a lost art?

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 10:42am 9 Comments

The master craftsman puts a critical eye to his work - a hand-bound book - and isn't satisfied. Once again, he takes up his bevel, and scrapes away another micrometer of paper. He blows the dust away, sets the book down on his workbench, and looks at it again... It's good enough, he thinks. He places the new book on a shelf next to other masterpieces of ornate and intricate books.



Ok, so I chose books for the image above, but it could have been anything from a shiny metal part of a… Continue

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At 9:54am on August 6, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome Thomas, to the AoM Community. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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Steve Dallas replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"So is understanding facts one of the signs of being a pseudo-intellectual snob, while going with blind emotion a sign of a true American patriot? I am honestly confused, you claim you understand that what Shane is saying is true, but you side with…"
3 minutes ago
John C. replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Then I'm not concerned abou you Rick. My issues are obviously with others. Speaking of Catholics, the Vatican has usually been well versed on the science of the day. For example, they knew from their own observations that Galileo was right, but…"
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Steve Dallas replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Cowboy hat, gun and middle fingers? Shit, that is just about every asshole here in Texas, esp here in Houston, you are going to have to do better than that to win at 'Merica.  Hell, even us "elitist, intellectual snobs" who are…"
9 minutes ago
John C. replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"http://www.concordatwatch.eu/topic-841.843 "In 1929 the long wait finally paid off when Mussolini proved willing to enter an alliance with the Vatican. A precondition of the negotiations was destruction of the parliamentary Catholic…"
10 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Holy crap! Is that Internet Explorer?"
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Steve Dallas replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Ok, you are a child. When I was a child, I had thoughts such as yours. I would spend nights in arguments with the religious folks, trying so hard to prove to them that I was right, and so that they would see just how wrong they were.  I was…"
16 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"He did say "across the minds of the lost", so Lamatology might could spread."
16 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"My religious beliefs do not deny science nor do many scientists' beliefs deny science; so I'm not sure where you are coming from.  There are even priests (yes Roman Catholic priests) that are also scientists and not of theology or…"
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