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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
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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

Men of Science is a group for students, teachers, and admirers of science and exploration.See More
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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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Philosophers

An open forum for discussion of the big questions.
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A Group for Courteous Non-Believers
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Jan 6, 2010
Thomas White replied to Jace Mullen's discussion Mac or PC or LINUX? in the group Geeks
"And Cad is for engineers! *groan*"
Sep 3, 2009
Thomas White commented on Thomas White's blog post Crafts-man-ship... a lost art?
"Wow. Thank you for such an erudite reply :) I followed it up with a search for some comprehensive list of occupations, and came across this: http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/old-occupations.php Quite interesting (only if you find…"
Aug 26, 2009

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Robotics, Game Programming, Evolution, BEAM robotics, Electronics, Unix/Linux, Woodworking, Craftsmanship, Antique machine repair/refurbishing, Marial arts, Languages and writing systems (natlangs & conlangs)
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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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Mongoose replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion We didn't kiss
"Hyrum, I suspect both of you are religious and that was simply her way of avoiding an awkward situation. It didn't mean she didn't like you, it simply meant she is avoiding the "do we kiss or do we not kiss" thing. It could have…"
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How to fast? One meal or two?

Fasting on Ash Wednesday was not something I am familiar with.  Years of not paying attention and just doing what I did when I was young etc.  Any way. I’m paying attention now. The rules of fasting is one meal or two small meals for the day.My question is what do you do for fasting?  This will be the first time I’ll be doing it.See More
25 minutes ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Nothing to be sorry about. She rocks."
44 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion We didn't kiss
"Not all is lost, maybe.  I met a woman at a singles mingle about 12 years ago.  We went out on a few dates during and after which I didn't kiss her.  She's my wife now."
1 hour ago
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"LOL."
1 hour ago
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"My advice, to any that will ask and my kids all the time, is never get too comfortable that you loose a certain level of concern, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and keep an eye on the other guy's front tires. One of the rules we…"
1 hour ago
Rick Shelton replied to Joshua's discussion Favorite Truck?
"Do yourself a favor, change out all the spark plugs, wires, and both of the O2 sensors (you can do all this yourself).  Also, if the truck has a distributor change the rotor and cap as well.  It won't cost you very much and will give…"
1 hour ago
David R. replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Steve, I know that I am old-fashioned talking cuss-free around women.  But that's just who I am, I guess."
1 hour ago

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