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Hello from New Jersey

#1  Postby Gray33 » Aug 18, 2015 2:44 am

Evening all,

Just a new member from Jersey dropping in to say hello. Found the site while tracking down information to debunk some of the more ridiculous memes, (dis)information, and pseudoscientific crap that I've seen filtering through my social media over the last few years. I started out with Rational Wiki, found the light at Orac, started reading the NeuroLogica blog after I found one the posts countering a Jeffery Smith youtube video that was bugging the hell out of me, and ultimately landed here. I'm hoping to broaden my knowledge, since I am little more than a rank layman (but with a decent bullshit detector) in the relevant sciences (BS in natural sciences in undergrad, no grad work) so I can be adequately prepared next time I end up wading into the weeds. Of particular interest to me is recognizing logical fallacies as they come up in conversation, and trying to figure out how as a layman, I can track down and recognize good information/studies from bad. I probably won't have to much to say, but I'm definitely here reading.

Nice to meet you all.
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#2  Postby MarkP80 » Aug 18, 2015 3:14 am

Hey, welcome.
I'm not a big poster here, but I am also from Jersey.
Bayville to be more exact.
Yeah, I don't post much, usually because there's always someone that shares my opinion and can express it much better then me.
But I have been a lurker here from time immemorial. Lots of stuff to read here. Hope you enjoy it.

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#3  Postby Gray33 » Aug 18, 2015 3:58 am

Thanks....I think I'm going to be in the same boat to be honest...any thing that i might be able to contribute will likely be better said by someone else.

Hopefully a like button will suffice.

Bayville, right around the corner from me, Im in lower Monmouth County.
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#4  Postby Made of Stars » Aug 18, 2015 9:02 am

Gidday Gray33! :cheers:
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#5  Postby NamelessFaceless » Aug 18, 2015 5:41 pm

Welcome! :cheers:
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#6  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Aug 18, 2015 6:41 pm

Welcome to the lifeboat.
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#7  Postby BlackBart » Aug 18, 2015 7:09 pm

:cheers:
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#8  Postby Fallible » Aug 18, 2015 7:23 pm

Hi, Gray/Matthew. :cheers:
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#9  Postby laklak » Aug 18, 2015 8:14 pm

Welcome! I'm not from Jersey, but I surfed Normandy Beach, Lavallette, and Seaside Heights many a time.
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#10  Postby kiore » Aug 18, 2015 11:51 pm

Hi from Manhattan :cheers:
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

#11  Postby Gray33 » Aug 19, 2015 1:28 am

laklak wrote:Welcome! I'm not from Jersey, but I surfed Normandy Beach, Lavallette, and Seaside Heights many a time.


Nice, I do my summer time bodyboarding down at Island Beach state park, and fall and winter sessions in Belmar since I'm pretty close to there. Nothing quite like New Jersey winter peelers.

And everyone else, thanks for the welcomes
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