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Mock Turtle
Feb 17, 2018
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Irreverent old git

Mock Turtle

Asinine, socialist-leaning, lazy filth, Male, from UK

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    1. ChristineM
      Thanks for the likeS on Is Violence Against Women Ever Acceptable?
    2. Revoltingest
      Thanx for the atheist bashing club froube.
      And for flurbing long dead goatherds justifying modern evil acts.
      And for the $9.99 frubal.
      And for foulbring traveling to planets with better climes.
    3. ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on Personal Hells
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      Thanks for the frube. Nanu nanu
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      Thanks for the frube on Being observant or just wishful thinking?

      And i hope your head is bettet
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      Thanks for the frube on Why do you cry if you are a atheist ?
    10. ChristineM
      Thanks for the head frube

      And thanks for the heart frube on Are you afraid of agnostics?
    11. Revoltingest
      Thanx for the bonnet vs bonnet froobet.
      And for flurbing the speedy New Yawker.
      And for the Darth Vader voiced furball.
      And for furballing skepticism about unscientific plague claims.
      And for the Mime Disease flube.
      Thanx for the problems of profiling frubling.
      And for floorbling things not good for one's soul.
    12. ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on The "What are you listening to?" thread- Part 4

      The track only interests me because we did the graphics
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      Thank you for the useful frube on Shroud of Turin: Absolute proof the man in the Shroud is Jesus Christ
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      Thanks for the bird poop frube
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      Thanx for flurbing the maladies of covid survivors.
      And for the anti anti-masker fruber.
      And for foolbring not defacing or destroying statues.
      And for the Groundskeeper Willie Basic Instinct re-enactment froobment.
      And for floorbing our dripping blood all over.
      And for the no fears of religions or believers froobal.
    17. ChristineM
      Thanks for the funny frube on Crafting an old-age persona
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      Thanks for the winner frube on Theists: What would a godless universe look like?
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      Thank you for the trio of frubes on The "What are you listening to?" thread- Part 4
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      Ta for likings JLH
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  • About

    Irreverent old git
    Often the quickest path from ignorance to arrogance
    DIR Forum Access:
    • Abrahamic Religion DIR
    • Dharmic Religions DIR
    • Non-Theistic/Non-Religious Beliefs DIR
    Some useful reading (for me at least), and in no particular order of merit (but with some recommendations) - many read a long time ago by the way:


    Life 3.0 (2017) by Max Tegmark - an exploration into how AI might develop and the likely problems associated with such
    Factfulness (2018) by Hans Rosling - why one should get the facts to inform one's opinion, which is often just not the case (must read)
    Future Shock (1970) by Alvin Toffler - arguing effects of rapid change and the possible societal consequences of such

    Religions and such

    The End of Faith (2005) by Sam Harris - exploring the negative effects of religious beliefs
    Breaking the Spell (2007) by Daniel Dennett - an explanation as to why religion might be seen as a purely natural phenomena
    The God Argument (2013) by A C Grayling - the case for Humanism as opposed to what religions offer
    The God Delusion (2006) by Richard Dawkins - one atheist's view as to why religious beliefs are delusions

    Human behaviour and history

    Behave (2017) by Robert Sapolsky - attempting to explain why we behave as we do, involving so many aspects of being human (must read)
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2015) by Yuval Noah Harari - from insignificant and more primitive ape to being the one exceptionally advanced ape (must read)
    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016) by Yuval Noah Harari - following on from the previous book, where we might be headed (must read)
    A Million Years in a Day (2015) by Greg Jenner - the origins of so many things we take for granted
    A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (2017) - what our genes, and the history of such, reveal about us (must read)
    The Bonobo and the Atheist (2014) by Frans de Waal - exploring any biological basis for morality (must read)
    Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) by Jared Diamond - proposing how geographical and environmental factors have shaped the modern world (must read)
    The Blind Watchmaker (1986) by Richard Dawkins - an argument for why the Theory of Evolution is a better one than any design being involved
    The Selfish Gene (1976) by Richard Dawkins - the unique role of genes in human life
    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975) by E O Wilson - attempts to explain much of human behaviour from our biological past (must read)

    The Mind

    Logically Fallacious (2015) by Bo Bennett - as stated, crash course in logical fallacies
    The Art of Failure (2010) by Dr Neel Burton - designated as the anti self-help guide and what actually is seen as success
    Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry (2015) by Jeffrey A Lieberman, MD - an account of the painful history of psychiatry and associated treatments
    Against Empathy (2016) by Paul Bloom - how empathy is too often local and/or based upon what appeals, and why this might not be so beneficial overall
    The Remembered Present (1990) by Gerald Edelman - developing a theory concerning consciousness
    Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind (1992) by Gerald Edelman - theory that the mind has arisen through evolutionary morphology
    Consciousness Explained (1991) by Daniel Dennett - argues how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes
    Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind (1987) by George Lakoff - argues for a model of cognition on the basis of semantics
    The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1982) by Julian Jaynes - argues for a bicameral mind being in existence until recent times (must read)
    The Myth of Irrationality (1993) by John McCrone - some thoughts as per title concerning the workings of the human mind
    The Society of Mind (1986) by Marvin Minsky - a theory concerning how the mind is constructed through simpler processes
    How the Mind Works (1997) by Steven Pinker - how the mind works from an evolutionary psychology perspective
    The Language Instinct (1994) by Steven Pinker - argues that humans are born with an innate capacity for language
    The Blank Slate (2002) by Steven Pinker - arguing for human behaviour being shaped by evolutionary psychological adaptations rather than any 'blank slate'
    The Origins of Virtue (1996) by Matt Ridley - explores the issues surrounding the development of human morality
    The Red Queen (1993) by Matt Ridley - explores the evolutionary psychology perspective of sexual selection
    Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty (1999) by Nancy Etcoff - argues that our concept of beauty is in our biology rather than being a construct
    The Beauty Myth (1990) by Naomi Wolf - proposing that societal pressures have much to do with our concept of beauty


    One rule to rule them all (other rules), one rule to guide them, one rule to ring the world, and in their darkness, bind them. (after Tolkien) - That rule being? - :handpointright: DO NO HARM :handpointleft:
    :leafwind: Are some beliefs (not necessarily religious) perhaps more like stifling weeds or deadwood rather than beautiful flowers in the garden of reality? :leafwind:
    :musicnotes: BJH :star: Dead Can Dance :star: Strawbs :star: Blowzabella :star: VdGG :star: Bonzo Dog :star: Nice.:musicnotes:
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