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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2008,03:07   

More of a heads-up than anything else, for those of you who have access to ´Science, there's an article about
scientists who leave creationism for evolution.

The main point is that it's a hard personal struggle:
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Trying to articulate where his religious beliefs stand now, Godfrey's eyes fill with tears. "It's been so long, a lifelong struggle, to sort out," he says. He has flirted with atheism but found it too depressing. Several years ago, he stopped attending church for a year before returning. He believes in God today, he says, but tomorrow may be different.

One sub-text is about how we should support people in this situation.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2008,04:29   

Beating them with big, big sticks?

No?

Oh ok then.

;-)

Louis

P.S. Interesting article thanks for highlighting it, I usually skip to the science in Science when it hits my mat. Bad habits die hard. How we should treat them? Exactly as they deserve, with the carrot of compassion and empathy. Until they start being dicks about it (which does occasionally happen) and then we're allowed to use the sticks. The conjunction of carrot and stick being more effective than either method alone.

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2008,08:19   

I totally mis-understood the subject of this thread.

I thought it was the how and why of the quaint old English Custom... cross dressing!

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2008,08:31   

Quote (J-Dog @ Feb. 22 2008,08:19)
I totally mis-understood the subject of this thread.

I thought it was the how and why of the quaint old English Custom... cross dressing!

Strangely enough, so did Louis*.

* Don't ask to see his carrot of compassion**.

** Seriously***.

*** Don't say I didn't warn you.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2008,09:53   

It's like learning the truth about Santa, for grown ups.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2008,12:01   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 22 2008,14:31)
Quote (J-Dog @ Feb. 22 2008,08:19)
I totally mis-understood the subject of this thread.

I thought it was the how and why of the quaint old English Custom... cross dressing!

Strangely enough, so did Louis*.

* Don't ask to see his carrot of compassion**.

** Seriously***.

*** Don't say I didn't warn you.

Oh you may mock....

Actually that's it.

Louis

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