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Mock Turtle
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Mock Turtle

Silent Generation - so don't expect much, Male, from UK

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    1. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thank you for the funny frube on Flat earthers religiously motivated or just dumb.
    2. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the pair of Fun Things Which No One Else Would Think Are Fun frubes
    3. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for liking my personality ;-)
    4. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the heavy haggis funny frube
    5. Revoltingest
      Revoltingest
      Thanx for floorbing not searching for the truth.
      And for the RF advice fruble.
      And for furballing being on <ignore> lists.
      And for the notable member fruber.
      And for flurbing religion being like air.
      And for the bloody business of forcing cats into boxes froobil.
      And for foulbring ignorance vs disappointment.
      And for the building 7 failure vs demolition frubition.
    6. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the funny frube on What do you want your funeral to be like?
    7. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on Share a positive thought

      Anyway its only hubby who thinks i am always right ;-)
    8. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Ta for frubaling. Moral Polly Parrot
    9. Revoltingest
      Revoltingest
      Thanx for froobing too poor to afford sticks.
      And for the chimp religion (or atheism) frubism.
      And for the list of non-religious things flurbil.
      And for foolbring heathens contemplating morality.
      And for the inscrutable Chinese fuurlbe.
      And for flurbing Spartacus.
      And for the deeply spiritual frubual.
    10. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on Atheism doesn't exist?:)
    11. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the like and the winner on The Receding Floodwaters Evidence for Noah's Flood Michael Oard
    12. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thank you for the winner frube on Fifth memorial day of attack on Charlie Hebdo
    13. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on Atheists: Supposing God Appeared Before You...
    14. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Fanks for annuva frube ;-)
    15. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the afterbirth funny
    16. Revoltingest
      Revoltingest
      Thanx for froobing educating even the bad kids.
      And for the 42 question frubal.
      And for furballing the boor de joor.
      And for the oh, no....not again furball.
      And for floorbing that poor dead falling whale.
      And for the not eating his meat frubol.
      And for foolbring dysfunctional beliefs & dangerous driving.
    17. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the like on Misandry (hatred for men) -It's causes and it's relation to Misogynism
    18. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the (i) on Mussolini was not a war criminal!
    19. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the winner on OK atheists list your sins
    20. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the winner on Leonardo da Vinci
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    Occupation:
    Irreverent/irrelevant old git
    Religion:
    Fellowship of the Mutable (agnostic atheist)
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    • 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:

    General:

    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
    Maladies & Medicine: Exploring Health & Healing, 1540-1740 (2017) by Jennifer Evans & Sara Read - an exploration of health and healing in England during this period
    10 Billion (2013) by Stephen Emmott - pessimistic appraisal of population growth and what the implications are (must read)

    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) by Adam Rutherford - 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 Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are (1994) by Robert Wright - an approach to such via evolutionary psychology. Much to learn about Darwin here too (as a person and his struggles), as his work is used as context to explain and discuss much human behaviour. (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
    From Bacteria to Bach And Back: The Evolution of Minds (2017) by Daniel Dennett - a possible explanation for the evolution of consciousness (not finished yet)

    Books not read yet or only partially read:

    The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails (2010) Ed by John W. Loftus - a collection of essays by various authors, as per title
    Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought (2001) by Pascal Boyer - approaches the subject via evolutionary biology and cognitive psychology
    The Authoritarian Dynamic (2005) by Karen Stenner - an exploration into why we tend to align ourselves with certain political perspectives and as to why we might display certain attitudes, like intolerance for example
    The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? (2012) by Jared Diamond - Advancing the view that there is still much to learn from earlier societies that might have been ignored in the rush for progress
    The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (2021) by David Graeber and David Wengrow - New perspectives as to such from an anthropologist and an archaeologist, and seemingly throwing out many of the old ones

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