Cantaz commented on the post, Photo surfaces of evangelical pastors laying hands on Trump in the Oval Office 1 week ago
as a former non-American myself (born overseas, have lived in the US for over 20 yrs), I can relate to your being puzzled by this.
As I understand it, many (most?) American evangelicals view their religiosity not as something to be confined just to their private sphere or the boundaries of their own congregation. In their view, the Absol…[Read more]
…If a conservative speaker shows up on campus he is either shouted down or attacked. Is it any wonder Republicans would feel less than warm about colleges? The whole concept of open debate on campus is dead…
In most US state campuses people are free to say what they want.
Conversely, in many…[Read more]
A happy and fulfilled atheist, who yet … retains an affection for Liberty’s infamous founder Jerry Falwell…
Some kind of Stockholm-syndrome symptom, perhaps?
BTW, I hope investigative journalists are keeping a close eye on Falwell’s son, the current prez. of Liberty “University”, recently appointed by Prez. Trump to lead a rather shady “…[Read more]
Cantaz commented on the post, Apes can see things from your perspective and help you out 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Apes can see things from your perspective…
Apes maybe can do that, but not the little guy in the picture with the fancy hairstyle… it’s a monkey, not an ape…
If Facebook’s top officers cared more about their own company mission statement (“To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”) rather than the billions they are earning, they would have the “spheres” to face any political and/or religious figure and tell them plainly that if they don’t like freedom of speech then…[Read more]
Cantaz commented on the post, Why Humans Prefer to Be the Center of the Universe 4 months, 4 weeks ago
The issue of Egocentricity belongs to psychology, not to epistemology per se
(I always attributed the term to Freud.)
I suspect you may have confused egocentricity with narcissism.
Cantaz commented on the post, The March for Science is Set to Happen on Earth Day 5 months ago
Geez, no takers but Alf and I?
Alf, no worry. I’m in S. Carolina; I’ll take the wheels off one of the fake civil war cannons on display nearly everywhere here and bring them as spares for your chair.
Cantaz commented on the post, Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal 5 months ago
With global warming accelerating, receding glaciers and ice at the poles and raising sea levels, wouldn’t it make more sense to genetically engineer a polar bearphin (hybrid polar bear-dolphin embryo)?
Cantaz commented on the post, Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups 5 months ago
To paraphrase one of B. Maher’s jokes:
Calling atheists a “religious group” makes hardly any more sense than calling abstinence a sex position.
I used the term “egocentricity” not in relation to any psychoanalytical notion, but to indicate the fact that, as far as we can tell, very young children are only aware of their own needs, perceptions and thoughts, so much that they cannot differentiate themselves from anything else (including, as you mentioned, their parents).
@ Modesti #1
For example I don’t want to be center of anything…
You don’t want it now, but I bet when you were a toddler you (just like anybody else, of course) screamed your little head off any time you felt hungry, unwell or unhappy. At that stage in particular, feeling and behaving as if the world revolves around oneself makes a l…[Read more]
Why Humans Prefer to Be the Center of the Universe?
I suspect it is basically for the same reason why cats (or any other animal, for that matter) behave as if they are at the center of the universe.
Cantaz commented on the post, Elusive triangulene created by moving atoms one at a time 5 months ago
Moriarty, a nanoscientist who specializes in molecular manipulation…
What the heck!
Somebody send a message to 221-B Baker Street, quick!
Cantaz commented on the post, Do’s and don’ts for scientists who want to shape policy 5 months, 1 week ago
…fact-averse President Donald Trump…
“Fact-perverse” would be a more correct qualifier.
Cantaz commented on the post, The March for Science is Set to Happen on Earth Day 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hey, how about about getting all the RDF crowd (members, comments contributors, sympathizers etc.) together for the March for Science @ Washington DC on April 22?
Can you imagine? You could at last have a beer with phil (is he still around, btw?), ask crookedshoes why and how his shoes got crooked, ask Dan if he can really play the guitar and…[Read more]
Cantaz commented on the post, Your oldest ancestor was really weird and had a big mouth 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I see an uncanny similarity with the current president…
Cantaz commented on the post, Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so skeptical of science? 5 months, 3 weeks ago
I can understand being highly sceptical of any science that came out of Monsanto, Nestle, Merck, or Exxon Mobil, but what replaces it?
Publicly-funded peer-reviewed research in Universities.
That’s what academia is supposed to be mostly about.
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