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The Church of Science [25 Aug 2005|09:13am]

zthulu
Pastor Ted went to Colorado with a vision. This vision brought God to the masses like it's never been done before. Hundreds of thousands flocked to him because it was something they wanted to hear, packaged in a modern, flashy way.

It is time for the antithesis of New Life. It is time for the Church of Science -- a tribute to reason and reality.

The "church", however, cannot be called such. Nor can any of its teachings be distributed in a condescending way (no matter how tempting).

What is needed is a reasoned but fun way to reach kids and adults alike teaching about not just the origins, but the makeup of the world.

We will produce a series of multimedia experiences showing just how cool the makeup of the universe really is. We can take existing papers and just make them fun, to attract people to this side of the pendulum.

In addition, we can provide products to fund the project. I am starting to design a poster showing an object in all levels of magnification, from original, to molecular, to atomic, to quarks, and finally strings -- with corresponding tables and explanations along the way. It would be great for bedrooms and classrooms alike.

How many times a day do you see someone with a big ol' gold cross around their necks? Why not create a gold jewelry line based on atoms, quarks, or strings? (Or even FSM.)

Most importantly, remember -- we are always teaching by example. Showing constructively the way of the real world is far more effective than bad-mouthing others.

I don't think each of us helping out in our spare time will be enough. I'd like to form an actual company to do it. Perhaps funded by the NSF. Does anyone know anybody over there?

This can be done, it can be fun, it can educate the masses, and eventually, we can make it our vocation. What do you think?
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[11 Aug 2005|12:35pm]

ratbastrd
I seem to have started a bit of a debate that bears soemwhat on what we're talking about, in my post here.

Anyone who feels like chiming in, go for it. SOem ideas as to what our next step or steps should be might come out of the rising debate there.
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Theme Song? [07 Aug 2005|11:15pm]

yaz327
Thank the MuppetsCollapse )
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Goals [14 Aug 2005|05:59pm]

yaz327
So, what the heck are we gonna do? What should the priorities of a group interested in making a radical change in the direction of humanity be? Post your ideas here... I'll post some myself in the next few days.

[Post-dated entry]
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So.... [06 Aug 2005|06:04pm]

lleaf
Long... bitch you did me sooooo wrong.... i don't want go on.... living in this world without you....
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And that my friends is Eminem's very open ended comment on the conflict of dependence and fear. For example, most of us love nature and are terrified of nature at the same time. We hate government's intrusion into our world but when things go wrong we expect someone to come help. We love all our gadgets and hate the source of power that drives all our toys.

Independence is not just a matter of freeing yourself from other people's influence. It is a matter of deciding that despite all the positive things that come from depending on something, that it is better to give up those things if in return we gain some thing else.

I am interested to see how you all envision multigenerational change that can be guided. I mean... Foundation anyone?


How concrete are you here? Is there something that you legitimately envision as an end product? Can you define it? Obviously preparing humanity for the next stage in their evolution is vague. Thats like saying, packing for a trip to an unknown destination. Bring your golashes.
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Perhaps it would be better to select some 'problems' and 'goals'...

Anyway... i am interested in seeing where you are going with this....
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Reading list... [06 Aug 2005|12:15am]

ratbastrd
David Grinspoon's Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life

The author's website is here.
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Megachurches [06 Aug 2005|12:06am]

yaz327
From Harper's, Soldiers of Christ I and II
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[05 Aug 2005|11:59pm]

ratbastrd
Just a test...
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