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by Daniel P
September 28th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 292384

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Anyway, since you have reminded us that this thread is about counting, I thought I would post a bit of mathematical fun. Try this: [etc] I tried it a few times and didn't notice anything (interesting) happening. Have I gone wrong..... :puzzled: You must have. The steps always lead to the final resu...
by Daniel P
September 27th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 292384

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

996,491 5,000 posts? Where do you find the time to eat and sleep, Nick? Anyway, since you have reminded us that this thread is about counting, I thought I would post a bit of mathematical fun. Try this: Choose a three-digit number whose first and last digit are different. Reverse the order of the di...
by Daniel P
September 26th, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: What is the greatest Rock or Pop track of all time?
Replies: 61
Views: 12355

Re: What is the greatest Rock or Pop track of all time?

Still loving you by Scorpions
by Daniel P
September 26th, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The song title game
Replies: 2784
Views: 190177

Re: The song title game

Independent Love Song
by Daniel P
September 26th, 2010, 7:35 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: World's worst?
Replies: 200
Views: 18510

Re: World's worst?

Steven Green Quote: "We are seeing a homosexualisation of society, but not reproducing ourselves except in the Muslim population. In 30 years our dying civilisation is going to be taken over by a stronger one and the obvious candidate is Islam and the gays aren't going to like it much living under t...
by Daniel P
September 26th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The book title game
Replies: 1176
Views: 87757

Re: The book title game

The Golden Volcano by Jules Verne
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 8:58 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

Thank you people for the kind comments that you have made to me in this thread. I hope that I am going to enjoy myself here too. Well, I already like it here. :smile: I hope that I will end up feeling relaxed and at home on this forum. You'll have to be patient though, it takes me a loooooooooooooon...
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

Marian wrote:I want you guys to know that I went out for coffee (I had a soft drink) with four women last night. I don't remember ever doing that.
Well done! :smile:
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 8:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

Regarding the last - it is my experience that any person with a deep interest in any subject will "lecture" at Olympic levels given the chance! In people on the autism spectrum, this reaches extremes. Some people make their children stand in front of them for hours to listen to their monologues. My...
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

Marian wrote: I think I need to apologize to Daniel if I've taken up your thread. It's not all about me but you sure wouldn't know it... :laughter:
No problem at all. :smile:
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 8:26 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

Do you tend to see things in black and white, all or nothing? Yes, I do. I also didn't realize, until a few years ago, that other people had their own perspectives, didn't see things as I saw them, and didn't know what I know. I didn't realize that other people had emotions. It's only once I become...
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 8:10 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

The differentiation in my mind was that (generally speaking) "reactive" responses, anxiety and depression mainly, can usually be "cured" by talking therapy and behaviour modification (back towards whatever was "normal" for the person ideally - trying to change the person's basic life pattern can ca...
by Daniel P
September 23rd, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

I don't know if this helps Daniel, as I do understand you have difficulties that are different to mine, but it has been a very useful concept for me.... What you are saying makes good sense to me. Have you read Steven Covey? He makes a similar point to yours if my recollection is correct. I don't t...
by Daniel P
September 21st, 2010, 11:10 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

there are some who involve themselves with others in order to "hide" their own problems from themselves - not a good scenario for anyone. Interesting, this. For a long time, I tried to escape from my problems by making myself very busy and energetic. I could not face my problems head on, as I didn'...
by Daniel P
September 21st, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

What Nick said makes perfect sense to me. I concluded a fair while ago that you need to look after yourself before you can look after others. Once you have got yourself sorted, giving to others can significantly contribute to making you happier. Maybe however, I give more than I realize. Dave - I am...
by Daniel P
September 21st, 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

For example, a parent whose child is newly diagnosed with ASD but who would have fit under classic autism, is not going to be helped by telling him/her that your kid has autistic cognition/perception. If you have a child who has behavioural problems, it is going to help the child, and the parent, t...
by Daniel P
September 20th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spiritual Humanism
Replies: 17
Views: 7571

Re: Spiritual Humanism

They may be a bit different here in the US than Britain. The Unitarians and the Universalists consolidated in 1961 here. Their emphasis seems to be on social justice and one's individual spiritual development instead of worship. They do teach about religions around the world. I'd been to a service ...
by Daniel P
September 20th, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: why I am selfish
Replies: 36
Views: 4951

Re: why I am selfish

Just out of curiosity, have you been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Autism or Aspergers? Why do you think this is relevant? The distinction between PDD-NOS, "classic" autism and Asperger's is outdated. This classification dates from the time when understanding of these conditions was in its infancy. The d...
by Daniel P
September 20th, 2010, 8:29 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spiritual Humanism
Replies: 17
Views: 7571

Re: Spiritual Humanism

Unitarian-Universalists are very liberal and have many secular members, including Humanists among their congregation. They don't practice a specific dogma True, but I suspect that a fair number of UUs take the view that believing in some kind of deity is essential. Indeed, the Unitarians in Britain...
by Daniel P
September 19th, 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: War and Humanism
Replies: 46
Views: 9266

Re: War and Humanism

Remembrance Day. You are right, Daniel, these things need to be questioned. But with a huge dollop of gentleness. I agree. The trouble is that I'm no good at empathy, so I'd better leave this kind of dialogue to others. Also, as much as I agree with respecting the feelings of the families (within r...