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Activist Post. Richard Dawkins on The Pope. Just in case you don’t know, Richard Dawkins doesn’t much care for the pope (via: The Atheist Rabbi ): I really liked how he made a point about the attack on atheists and secularist as being a willful act of distraction by the pope to get people to stop talking about the rampant sexual attacks on children by the employees of the church. Family Guy rips Pat Robertson One Fact. Politics-Liberal-definition.jpg (JPEG Image, 364x292 pixels) 001r.jpg (JPEG Image, 4435x5465 pixels) - Scaled (12%) Atheism_vs_creationism.jpg (JPEG Image, 298x811 pixels) - Scaled (87%) 9/11: Who Really Benefited? Global Research Editor’s Note We bring to the attention of our readers this provocative review of the strategic and corporate interests behind 9/11 including Wall Street, the Texas oil companies and the defense contractors.

9/11: Who Really Benefited?

The statements in this article are corroborated by numerous studies, books, news articles and research reports published since September 2001. In the course of almost ten years, Global Research has conducted a detailed review and analysis of the 9/11 attacks, focussing on their broad implications as well as their historical significance. See our 9/11 and the War on Terrorism Dossier Michel Chossudovsky, July 24, 2011 Forget so-called conspiracy theories. Here is a list of peoples that benefited. 1) The New York Port Authority was having difficulty renting out space in the Twin Towers. 2) Our first international move was to bomb Afghanistan under the assumption that people there were involved.

Perhaps Obama should let the country default. The U.S. Randy Pausch's Last Lecture. Your Garden Variety Republican. March 8, 2011 I've seen some pretty confusing things; things that made me scratch my head and wonder just what the hell a person could be thinking when they made that decision.

Your Garden Variety Republican

Nothing I've ever seen confuses me more than watching otherwise intelligent, thoughtful people voting, time and time again, for Republicans. A person must disregard science, deny incontrovertible fact, and ignore what happens before their very eyes to believe that Republicans intend to honestly address their problems. Listen up folks, all the hard evidence shows beyond a doubt that they have caused most ofAmerica's problems, and a fair preponderance of the evidence strongly suggests that they have done it on purpose. We can argue all day about why they would do such a thing, but it won't change the facts. If that's not diabolical enough for you, the whole time they are stealing our money, they moan and bitch about Big Government Spending, and then proceed to cut the budget. Apparently they vote Republican.

Invisible friends for grown-ups.

Stupid_numbers_bs_72.jpg (JPEG Image, 756x252 pixels) Political thinking. You Start the Girl Effect - Girl Effect. Table of contents. (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009) Part 1.

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Quantum theory and consciousness Preface to part 1 (April 12, 2000) Just-world hypothesis. The hypothesis popularly appears in the English language in various figures of speech that imply guaranteed negative reprisal, such as: "You got what was coming to you", "What goes around comes around", and "You reap what you sow".

Just-world hypothesis

This hypothesis has been widely studied by social psychologists since Melvin J. Lerner conducted seminal work on the belief in a just world in the early 1960s.[1] Research has continued since then, examining the predictive capacity of the hypothesis in various situations and across cultures, and clarifying and expanding the theoretical understandings of just-world beliefs.[2] Emergence[edit] Many philosophers and social theorists have observed and considered the phenomenon of belief in a just world.

Lerner's work made the just-world hypothesis a focus of research in the field of social psychology. Melvin Lerner[edit] How the Illusion of Being Observed Can Make You a Better Person. Many years ago, when I was still in high school, I was extremely fond of chewing gum, especially during class hours.

How the Illusion of Being Observed Can Make You a Better Person

However, sooner or later the chewing gum would either lose its taste or I would become bored with it. After a while, I would start looking around, wondering how I could get rid of the gum nice and quietly. As you might have guessed by now, yes, I was that kid sticking his used gum underneath the desk. And as I grew older, I started noticing that I wasn’t the only one deviating from the social norms that society has laid out for us.

How often is it that we conveniently forget to return dirty food trays in the cafeteria? I think Thomas Jefferson was on a similar train of thought when he wrote, “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” 140596_460s.jpg (JPEG Image, 460x589 pixels) Maslows-hierarchy-of-needs1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1344x1000 pixels) - Scaled (70%) God is in The Neurons.

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Humor and much more. This Remarkable Thing. The Sagan Series (part 1) - NASA The Frontier Is Everywhere‬‏ David Deutsch on our place in the cosmos.