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Go to: 'Imagine No Religon' Billboard Only Lasts a Few Days in Rancho Cucamonga

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Eshto,

I was totally being sarcastic. I love Yoga, but I do hate patchouli, and I do cringe when they say some of the ridiculous crap in there. I am a neuroscientist, so when I hear things like, "Breath through the right nostril to invigorate your left hemisphere" (I kind of made that up, but I have heard similar absurdities), I cringe.

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:34:00 UTC | #275032

Go to: 'Imagine No Religon' Billboard Only Lasts a Few Days in Rancho Cucamonga

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In response to this earlier post:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7743312.stm

In 2005, the GOP party in Washington tried to ban Yoga and witchcraft. I mean, I too hate the smell of patchouli and talk of chakra release, but really.

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:13:00 UTC | #275019

Go to: Bill Maher's Religulous Opens Today

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I just saw the movie. I really enjoyed it, although some scenes were very uncomfortable and disturbing. I highly recommend it.

Fri, 03 Oct 2008 23:35:00 UTC | #246333

Go to: Texas university scientists criticize attempts to water down evolution instruction in public school science classes

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I am a scientist at UT Austin and had never even heard of this petition. I just signed it and sent it to all my colleagues.

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 16:16:00 UTC | #244824

Go to: Opening minds

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I agree with Animavore. The evidence is what holds up the theory. I don't see how you can have one without the other, unless it is a hypothesis...which, as we know, is not what we mean by theory. But, I also agree that starting with the explanation of natural selection in other organisms besides humans is a good idea. It might prevent the initial knee-jerk reaction that stops people from listening.

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 15:00:00 UTC | #230007

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