Insufficient Information … February 26, 2017

Arguments about the nature of the Universe… is it caused, uncaused? Does the Universe have a beginning or has it always existed?

There are arguments for any of these positions. Biased arguments are presented by theists. Those arguments always include a god, their god, as a cause. There is presently no evidence of gods.

Dismissing the biased arguments basically we have the Big Bang, a universe existing always, and an oscillating universe of explosions and contractions.

My contention is that something is missing from the information being used to determine the actual nature of the universe. Some discovery humanity has yet to make.

The only conclusions I have at this point is that there is no evidence backing any of the present theories completely. Humanity simply does not know. There is no evidence that humanity is aware of any god which might have done it. (All of the gods postulated would be readily ascertainable through investigation)

There is no reason to insert a god hypothesis. The god hypothesis would entail an undeniable supernatural element. None has been observed.

Humanity has insufficient information for making conclusions about the universe at this time. Only speculation is possible and that is what scientists have.


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Compatibility… February 19, 2017

Compatibility is an issue. The issue is not just related to compatibility between devices of software. Compatibility is important between human relationships as well. Ideas and habits, viewpoints, as well as those interacting with each human are important considerations.

Sometimes incompatibility issues arise between humans due to long term lack of contact. Other times these issues arise due to active efforts to develop differences that cannot be worked out. Meaning, sometimes one human simply wishes to push another away and developing incompatible differences are used in the effort.

Why it is not simply stated plainly that one human deplores another rather than coming at the issue by developing incompatibility issues is confounding. Simple communication seems avoided perhaps because the human committing it feels that to state plainly the truth, that is that they no longer wish to interact, would be too abrasive. This leaves the human on the receiving end of this message confused and responsible for deciphering the message, correctly or incorrectly, through either plain or vague clues.

The issue could be better resolved if no one had emotions. Then a simple “we are incompatible, please go away” would be sufficient. As is, humanity is left with using language and feelings, both enormously flawed, to discern what is the truth.

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Darwin… One of My Favorite People… February 12, 2017

DarwinDarwin is one of my favorite people from history. Despite not knowing anything about genetics, very little about DNA, nor about antibiotics and how they drive  bacterial evolution and nothing about the many mass extinctions that have occurred… he was right about how natural selection pressures populations of creatures to change.

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Some Truths… February 12, 2017

A Few Truths About Me

I am an atheist. I make no secret about it. I do not go forth near and far to shout it, but if it comes up I will not deny it. In light of the many gods imagined by humankind it seems the only logicalRobot thinking A conclusion that not all of them can be true, but that all of them can be false. Another supplemental conclusion is that a just and good powerful being need not hide, would not select just some few through which to speak, possessing the ability to speak for itself.

I despise feminists. It is not a fervent hatred degrading my health. It is the hatred and wariness you would have for someone who wants you dead. I select not to be a humanist Feminazis since 1968because the American Humanist Association has an inherent feminist caucus. Feminism is an ideological belief system without foundation, and without valid issues.

I stand against racism… from any “race”. Race is a fabrication. All “races” (cultures) are capable of racism. I have seen it in all of them. Racism does not require economic power to exercise.

My position on the death penalty has not yet solidified. I have been on both sides of the spectrum.

I am more of a centrist on the political scale than anything else. centristI am neither far left nor far right. I incorporate elements from both that I find moral and right.

I fully assert that society is gynocentric… it always has been, from the very first time the words “Women and children first” were ever uttered.

I believe steadfastly that most “progressives” and progressive issues are really “pseudo-progressives” possibly even regressives.

I am wary of all media. These days there always seems to be some kind of social reengineering message underlying all content. Usually these messages Media (1)contain the prevailing “progressive” narratives of the time. This method of social engineering is akin to mind-washing. Many are not even aware that they are being manipulated.

And now a basic truth: This list is not complete.


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The Spokesperson… February 5, 2017

The almighty, most powerful god of the universe… able to hear the pleas of even the most remote… sees the sufferings of the smallest sparrow… cannot speak to you directly.

Why does god, the most high, need an intermediary?

Why does god the most perfect, most powerful, need someone to act as a go between… to relay his/her/its message? Why does the word of this most perfect being need to be interpreted? Cannot this god speak fluently?

It has been said that this god knows of all things… including the treachery of human kind. Then why leave his/her/its message open to the treachery which might occur in the interpretation of the message? The unscrupulous have used their fellow humans for purposes most evil… war, lynching, murder, theft, the list goes on….

Oh, you say… god speaks to you directly? Do you hear voices in your head? Are you sure it’s not just your own conscience? Are you in need of some therapy to quiet these voices?

Face it:
If there were some god as described, that is, most powerful, all-knowing, most gentle, and purely good, then why would not that god make sure that his/her/its message was received by all and clearly understood? Why allow the message to be vulnerable and difficult to discern?

The logical conclusion of course is that it is in the end undeniably….

All in your head.

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The Puppet Masters and the Puppets… February 5, 2017

Is it possible for a human to live a life free from manipulation?

There are uncountable sources of manipulation. To prepare for resistance to all of them would be a monumental… possibly impossible… task.

From the ad for the Golden Toasties for your breakfast table to the carefully arranged meme on Facebook… the goal is to manipulate you, persuade you, even if by way of the hidden. The message may be delivered to that portion of your brain not surveyed by your conscious mind.

Some prejudices are hidden by desensitizing over time. You might look right at the biased issue and not recognize the bias or discriminatory nature of it. In example: “Women and children first” or “the innocent women and children” which gives preference to gender while discriminating against men. As if there is no possibility that there are innocent men.

To what degree can manipulation be resisted? Even a partially successful endeavor may produce animosity in your direction.

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Lay Your Bets… January 29, 2017

There are many different systems of belief for a deity. Withinpick one each system there are separate divisions consisting of variations of that system. Furthermore, there have been and continue to be many radically different imagined gods.

While there are some individuals claiming there are many roads to god, each person claims that the god of their religion is the only god. A reasonable conclusion is that they cannot all be correct. It also can be suggested that none of them is correct. Extrapolating, it can be suggested that there is a god as yet unidentified. Also, it can be surmised that there are no gods at all.

god 2Pascal’s Wager suggests that you should choose to believe in god. If you believe and god does not exist you lose nothing. On the other hand if god exists you gain everything. If you do not believe and god does not exist you also lose nothing. However, if you do not believe and god exists you risk eternal punishment.

Pascal’s Wager fails because it does not consider that there have been many gods, and are many gods today believed in by many peoples. Choosing the wrong god can be just as much of a mistake as choosing nothell to believe.

“Choosing to believe”… how can one choose to believe. Isn’t that concept in itself illogical? Either you believe or you don’t. One does not choose to believe.

The most logical course GodCam190then as seen by me is to consider that if there are any entities Clear sky between light and dark cloudsworthy of the title god out there in the universe that such an entity would make itself known so as to eliminate deceit and confusion. Since no such entity has presented itself in such an undeniable fashion over the eons, it can be safely assumed that none exists. That is my present stance.

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Gynocentricity, Built-in Anti-male Bias… January 22, 2017

It is a fact that society in the United States is biased in favor of females.

For example there are over 700 women’s hospitals in the United States. I was unable to locate a reference to any men’s hospitals.

Even among hospitals in general many are unequipped (16% could deal with men’s issues) to handle men’s health issues but over 90 % were well equipped to handle women’s issues.

“Women and children first” was a totally biased cry often made in saving survivors of ships and elsewhere. Men were, it is assumed, considered expendable. If equality is to be served then this must change.

12 Indisputable Indicators that Men are Second Class Citizens in the USA

  1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than that of women’s (26,710 males vs 5,700 females). [Department of Health & Human Services]

  2. LIFE EXPECTANCY: Men’s life expectancy is 7 years shorter than women’s (males’ 72.3 yrs vs females’ 79 yrs) [National Center for Health Statistics], yet receive only 35% of government expenditures for health care and medical costs.

  3. WAR: Men are almost exclusively the only victims of war (Vietnam Casualties – 47,369 men vs 74 women). [Department of Defense]

  4. WORKPLACE FATALITIES: Men account for more than 95% of all workplace fatalities.

  5. MURDER: Men are murdered at a rate almost 5 times that of women (26,710 men vs 5,700 women). [Department of Health & Human Services]

  6. CHILD CUSTODY: Women receive physical custody of 92% of all children of separation, and men only 4%. [Department of Health & Human Services]

  7. JURY BIAS: Women are acquitted of spousal murder at a rate 9 times that of men (1.4% of men vs 12.9% of women). [Bureau of Justice Statistics]

  8. COURT BIAS: Men are sentenced 2.8 times longer than women for spousal murder (men at 17 years vs women at 6 years). [Bureau of Justice Statistics]

  9. JUSTICE SYSTEM BIAS: Women are assessed for Child Support on average at half the rate of men, yet are twice as likely to default on Child Support payments. 97% of all child support prosecutions are against fathers. [Census Bureau]

  10. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Numerous credible studies from independent researchers report that women are the initiators of domestic violence in 58% of all cases, and cause physical abuse in almost 50% of all cases, yet women only account for 6% of all criminal proceedings in such matters.

  11. CHILD VIOLENCE: Mothers commit 55% of all child murders, and biological fathers commit 6%. NIS-3 indicates that Mother-only households are 3 times more fatal to children than Father-only households. Despite these compelling figures, children are systematically removed from the natural fathers who are their most effective protectors.

  12. WEALTH: Women hold 65% of the total wealth in the USA. [Fortune Magazine]

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An Inherent Automatic Function … January 15, 2017

Admonishments are frequently voiced endorsing the avoidance of judgments. “Who are you to judge?” is a frequent question associated with this admonishment. (There are many permutations of the arrangement of this question)

Assertion: Everybody judges.

When experiencing a new situation or upon encountering someone new an involuntary process of judgment occurs within the mind. It is a primitive reflex as even animals assess. This is a protective reaction. The question asked is: “Is this situation or unknown individual a source of danger?” I conjecture that this is a product of evolution. Those that assessed more accurately survived… honing the product.

As a result humans make judgments, assumptions, about new individuals and situations they encounter… automatically, perhaps even subconsciously.

→The question: “Who are you to judge” is therefore without merit.

  • Those that ask it can safely be said to possess an agenda.
  • This agenda may be an attempt to modify reactions or behavior.
  • The question is academic as the judgment is instantaneous and involuntary.
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Inherent Flaw… January 08, 2017

With few exceptions humans are selfish and greedy. Given the opportunity they will take money or goods which they have not earned and belong to the public at large.

Human laws are an admission that humans are flawed and cannot operate morally individually.

There are no groups of humans that can be trusted to function fairly and justly in the face of temptation to do otherwise.

The option open to humanity is to make laws in advance that can be agreed upon in order to provide fairly for all members. Penalties must be severe enough to sway any perpetrator of dishonesty to do otherwise.

Many think religion can provide the basis of morality. This has been proven false on all occasions.

Only a government that is adequately strong can guarantee laws that have been established will be enforced.

No one should be able to buy their way out of paying the penalty for an infraction, not even the very rich.  

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