Peaceful Science Covered in Wired Magazine


(Dan Eastwood) #21

Dangit! You figure me out!


(Dan Eastwood) #22

Hey @Patrick, go make a comment so we can argue about it. That’s always a good way to draw attention! :slight_smile:


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And the comment section had such potential to be the only of it’s kind (civil). Well all good things end far too quickly.


(S. Joshua Swamidass) #24

At this time, I am going to invite Dr. David Menton from AIG to participate in discussing this article with us. This invitation is most likely to be ignored. If, however, he does join us here, the rules will immediately change on this thread. It will become tightly regulated and no disrespect or unkindness directed at Dr. Menton will be tolerated at all. Period.

At Peaceful Science we aim for honest exchanges, where positions can be understood and honestly criticized. This is not possible in hostile contexts where personal attacks are allowed. I expect everyone will work hard to serve these goals.


(Jordan Mantha) #25

Hey @Rogero, nice to see you here!

Well, I went to look only to find that the seminary affiliated with the same denomination as the university I teach at ( and is less than 20 miles away) is already on the list. Are there ways that scientists can be of help?


(Dr. Patrick Trischitta) #26

Ok, How’s this: Are agnostics really just 99.99% atheist who are afraid to come out as atheists? Are agnostics really agnostic about Zeus, Apollo and Thor?


(Walter Rogero) #27

Hey, @Jordan, great to see you, too!

Well, I went to look only to find that the seminary affiliated with the same denomination as the university I teach at ( and is less than 20 miles away) is already on the list. Are there ways that scientists can be of help?

ABSOLUTELY! That’s how @swamidass became part of the effort. Message me details of the seminary and your information and I’ll send that to the DoSER team at AAAS. There may be a need for your help.


(Dan Eastwood) #28

That’s right! Wishy-washy fence-sitters afraid to jump in with both feet! :smile:

And hey, did you hear about the big agnostics protest rally? They marched down the street with signs reading, “We Don’t Know!” :laughing:

And there was some argument about agnosticism being more intellectually honest than atheism, but I forgot how it goes … Label me Agnostic-Apathist!

Better yet. Look up PZ Myers essay on Dictionary Atheism. That’s what really put it perspective for me.


(George) #29

Hmmmmmmmm

Now that is interesting…


(George) #30

Took a while to figure out how to get signed up for comments… but it was worth the effort!


(Neil Rickert) #31

I’m not afraid of that. I’ve been called “atheist” and I expect that will happen again.

It’s just that people tend to associate “atheist” with the Richard Dawkins (“The God Delusion”) style of atheism, and that’s not me. So “agnostic” better communicates who I am.

I’m agnostic about the broad idea of a God. But once you get into specifics …

Actually, “apatheist” is a better term, but it does not have wide currency in the population at large.


(Dan Eastwood) #32

I’m too lazy to change my title to Apathist.

Ignostics have more fun!


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