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Go to: My Journey

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That was pretty good. One "Like" here.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:24:22 UTC | #946968

Go to: Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Fouad Boussetta's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Fouad Boussetta

Silverman said this in her interview, which I think is very sensible:

We live in Los Angeles, where everybody is like, "Don't get your dog from a breeder, get your dog from a shelter..." and I agree, but don't get your people from a breeder. There are human puppies in shelters and it's odd that that never seems to be a connection that people make. If you're not OK with yourself, it's easier to love a dog than a person in need because you don't see all the things you hate about yourself reflected back in the eyes of a dog. If Africa was full of springer spaniels dying of AIDS and starvation we'd probably take care of it in a day.

Bravo Sarah.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 23:42:21 UTC | #945994

Go to: You want to ban hate speech? Isn’t that what religion is?

Fouad Boussetta's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Fouad Boussetta

Well, yes, it's a fact. The "Holy Books" are hateful books.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 01:22:03 UTC | #944882

Go to: Indonesian atheist faces long jail sentence for posting "God doesn't exist" on Facebook

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Nothing new. Here we give & give & give. And there they take & take & take.

Thu, 03 May 2012 21:21:15 UTC | #939439

Go to: Dear E. O. Wilson: Please retire or stick to ants

Fouad Boussetta's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Fouad Boussetta

To Schrodinger's Cat and by Rawhard Dickins:

I just finished reading Jonathan Haidt's new book "The Righteous Mind". Really an excellent book. I just loved it. You can read the 4-page conclusion/recapitulation/summary towards the end of the preview, if you want to have an idea of the contents.

I found nothing to dispute there EXCEPT MAYBE (but I am no expert) the group selection stuff in chapter 9, which the author graciously offers to send you free of charge if you request it at: haidt at virginia dot edu

I'm still waiting for Richard Dawkins, Jerry Coyne, and other specialists to read that chapter (and its numerous notes) and express their criticisms!!!

[Note: Whether or not group selection actually occurs does not change anything to the main ideas of the book. But then again, I'm curious!]

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 21:33:29 UTC | #936355

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