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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2013, 11:56:31 pm »
I'm down to do some editing on my spare time. As I said in the other blog, I'll be learning Dreamweaver, Flash, Pro Tools, and Photoshop this year, so I'll be able to tackle related projects down the road. I'm also somewhat familiar with HTML, though I'd need to do a bit of refreshing if that's a code we'd be using for something (haven't really used it since high school).

As for topics, it probably goes without saying that music's my thing; should we decide to have an entertainment section somewhere, I would love to contribute to it.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 01:05:22 am »
I might have some contributions of my own whenever you guys want to see them.


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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2013, 06:35:54 pm »
It is very possible to create an extension to the forum software to facilitate a blog integrated for commenting and such. The blog platform would avoid having people having to maintain separate usernames/passwords and be as easy as posting a new thread in a specially set up forum and authors could just be added into a special usergroup. Comments would be handled by the forums as normal.

Potentially push the forums from http://fqa.digibase.ca/ to http://fqa.digibase.ca/forums/ and have the blog/site at http://fqa.digibase.ca unless a domain name is in the works at some point.

Keeping everything unified would be an advantage, but a blogging-specific platform might be better suited.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 09:26:13 pm »
I just checked out of curiosity and neither frequentlyquestionedanswers.com or FQA.net are taken. I couldn't connect to whatever FQA.com is, so I don't know about it. The former is wordy as all hell for a web address.

I'm guess the kind of setup Krad is talking about is one like that shown here at one of my old Lego fan haunts by the name of Eurobricks. Funnily enough I think the majority of their members aren't European, as prices were usually shown in US dollars, not Euros or Pounds.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2013, 10:48:45 pm »
I've been thinking about writing up a couple of things. One might be about the true role of Lucifer and Satan in Xian mythos. Thing is, most churches would consider it heresy at best. After all, Satan and Lucifer are 1) Separate entities, and 2) Never left God's side. At ANY point.


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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2013, 11:25:01 pm »
I've been thinking about writing up a couple of things. One might be about the true role of Lucifer and Satan in Xian mythos. Thing is, most churches would consider it heresy at best. After all, Satan and Lucifer are 1) Separate entities, and 2) Never left God's side. At ANY point.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2013, 12:09:51 am »
I'll need some info from the old Judaic sources. I wanna go back to the beginnings that so many churches, and even some synagogues conveniently ignore. Wouldn't that be a kick in the ass?


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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2013, 12:26:24 am »
I'd really like to read that, Storm.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2013, 08:42:37 am »
That's the kind of stuff the blog should have.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2013, 11:15:23 pm »
On a serious note, how much of FSTDT happens because people failed reading comprehension. I propose we bring in proper context to their favorite bible quotes. Maybe even post some of the gospels that aren't commonly seen in scripture. At the same time, we should give anything politicians say the same scrutiny. Let's live up to the title of the board.


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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2013, 11:32:42 pm »
Council of Nicea tossed out reams of books from the bible. lots of interesting non-canon stuff in those.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2013, 11:58:49 pm »
I was also thinking that book reviews would be a good thing to have. I have a number of books on religion, mythology, and the bible that I could re-read and review.

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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2013, 03:19:52 am »
Although I'm a lurker (I may come out of my shell more, though), I could possibly write some articles on philosophy or mathematics (in a way connected to skepticism, of course). I recall having thought of some interesting arguments I haven't often seen elsewhere, though I don't recall them at the moment (sleep might help that).

I do recall 1 topic I would definitely want to write about (rather, I'd edit the paper I wrote for my philosophy writing class into something more suitable for a blog post), though it's more social justice than skeptical: an argument for keeping assisted suicide illegal (it was a good enough argument to convince me, at least).

Also, wanna say Storm's idea sounds very interesting, I'd love to read more on those topics.

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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2013, 04:36:46 am »
Although I'm a lurker (I may come out of my shell more, though), I could possibly write some articles on philosophy or mathematics (in a way connected to skepticism, of course). I recall having thought of some interesting arguments I haven't often seen elsewhere, though I don't recall them at the moment (sleep might help that).

I do recall 1 topic I would definitely want to write about (rather, I'd edit the paper I wrote for my philosophy writing class into something more suitable for a blog post), though it's more social justice than skeptical: an argument for keeping assisted suicide illegal (it was a good enough argument to convince me, at least).

Also, wanna say Storm's idea sounds very interesting, I'd love to read more on those topics.

if you want to write about math in a way that's relevant to skepticism you should write about statistics, which a lot of people completely misunderstand.
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Re: The FQA Blog
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2013, 01:14:02 pm »
Although I'm a lurker (I may come out of my shell more, though), I could possibly write some articles on philosophy or mathematics (in a way connected to skepticism, of course). I recall having thought of some interesting arguments I haven't often seen elsewhere, though I don't recall them at the moment (sleep might help that).

I do recall 1 topic I would definitely want to write about (rather, I'd edit the paper I wrote for my philosophy writing class into something more suitable for a blog post), though it's more social justice than skeptical: an argument for keeping assisted suicide illegal (it was a good enough argument to convince me, at least).

Also, wanna say Storm's idea sounds very interesting, I'd love to read more on those topics.

if you want to write about math in a way that's relevant to skepticism you should write about statistics, which a lot of people completely misunderstand.

That is a good idea. I could write about Baye's Theorem and why the prior probability for God is unknown and probably unknowable, the difference between correlation and causation (though I think that's been done to death already), and/or how a sample can be biased (or just how statistics can be done badly in general).

If you have other ideas, I'm open to them, but be aware that although I'm familiar with basic statistics principles and techniques I may not be the best suited for advanced stats topics.