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  1. The other night we listened to the debate between the two candidates for Governor of West Virginia. It was rather civilized and informative. I’m sure there have been similarly normal debates all around the country for various offices. No doubt they don’t rise to the near-perfection that characterizes all aspects of life in New Zealand.
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  2. Mate don't put us up on too high a pedestal. We still have our issues we are working through.
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  3. Agree with the OP. The US doesn't have debates, it has entertainment matches. Check out the recent NZ leaders debates to find out what debates should kinda look like. (I still don't like the format, but at least it isn't the shitshow the US provides)
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  4. This post is for Pantheory, Weezer and anyone else who thinks I’m trying to get everything perfect as I see it.. First, I don’t decide how science runs itself. Scientists do that. So, if we want to discuss and debate science here we have to toe their line. Not mine. If you don’t want to toe their line, then don’t pretend that you’re talking science. You’re not. It’s quite simple. If you want to do science and talk science, then abide by its working practices and principles and then you’ll be doing and talking science. If you want to go your own way, fine.
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  5. Someday through viable DNA extraction methods maybe one or more of these extinct species might be brought back to existence by such great preservation like this ice-age bear, Jurassic park revisited.
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  6. Yea, it's an interesting, almost cartoon-like drawing. Like dogs as protectors of the home and hunting assistants, cats made good pets because they kept the rats and mice away from destroying and bringing disease to food stores, as well as eliminating rodents from the home. Like dogs, they can be house broken. Most are not very good at being trained, but they are cute, affectionate, and can be easily domesticated when raised from a kitten. The first evidence of their domestication was in Mesopotamia about 12,000 BC, and about 4,000 BC in Egypt where they were well loved and someti
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  7. Careful, careful, someone might think you are projecting.
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  8. Hi Weezer, going back to this set of great questions from Sept 28. The problem with your questions about unknown past civilizations is that it directly invites speculation into lines of thinking that have been generally discredited. The Chariots of the Gods argument from the 1960s and the whole ancient aliens topic are seen as highly dubious, resting on very weak evidence. The Atlantis story from Plato is equally improbable, as are the theosophical ideas about lost continents. The basic problems are the lack of support in the archaeological and genetic records. Genetic data supports a
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  9. Yep. It defines life for them, as it did for me for decades. I typically just get the cold shoulder from my believer relatives, unless they need some help from me. Then it's back to silence. They live fairly close to me also.
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  10. Seriously? Every person who comes into these forums is brave as fuck. Many have lost family, friends, careers. Some have given up positions of power and influence. Some people here have overcome extreme toxicity and learned compassion. A lot of them still hurt and grieve. There's nothing special about you just because you hate your imaginary friend; and trying to turn this into a "my dick's bigger" contest is banal and childish.
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  11. So gullibility is masquerading as courage now? Learned Christian and Hebrew scholars are unable to present evidence for their god's existence so maybe Leia will do so. Please, you have the floor.......
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  12. because the lifestyle does not produce more children to be brainwashed into being submissive slaves, and eventually putting money into the church treasury??
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  13. I wandered away from this forum a number of years ago as I had pretty well settled into my "new" life, had boundaries set up with my family that were being respected, and religion really was no longer an issue in my life. I moved on with life and was pretty content. Life being what it is, I ended up leaving my beloved California and after a bit of time in Texas (hated it) moved to north Georgia. Overall, I think I'm pretty happy here, started to make friends, love the area and mountains - life with covid is causing issues, but outside of that, I'm fairly happy here. BUT
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