How did you find the lifeboat?

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#241  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 28, 2013 11:39 am

Fenrir wrote:AFA Forums appears to be in meltdown.

Ah well, back to the lifeboat.


Not surprised. :dunno:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#242  Postby Fenrir » Jan 28, 2013 11:52 am

Care to expand on that?
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#243  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Fenrir wrote:Care to expand on that?


I never found it very stimulating. A bit dull.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#244  Postby Voltairine » Jan 29, 2013 5:17 am

Found the lifeboat a while back but never really got on board. Looking for fellow travellers.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#245  Postby Fenrir » Jan 29, 2013 8:23 am

Hi Volts. :cheers:

Hope you don't get overstimulated.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#246  Postby Jacquitoo » Feb 15, 2013 11:18 am

Only found the life boat a week ago ... havent really bothered about social media or forums til now ... too busy offline ... getting my ducks to fly ... not really in a row ... just flying solo is good enough

I started posting without much idea of the general skeptical forum and blogger terrain ... so I scoped it a bit ...now I have read about a civil war, factions, RD, a bit of history of Rat Skep and Brights etc ... its been busy here too ... seems like I was smart to stay offline until I had spare time ... yes I was a chat room virgin ... I fell in lerve with Rat Skep at first sight ... now that I have looked at the competition it seems I was right to go with initial reaction ... I will slow down on posts... just been dipping toe in the water... I am not usually very reactive ... more curious
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#247  Postby HughMcB » Feb 15, 2013 5:57 pm

Welcome! :cheers:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#248  Postby Hamster » Feb 18, 2013 10:36 pm

I'm a long time visitor to Skepdic. After meandering aimlessly (though not pointlessly) I found Secluar Web and more recently Rational Wiki. Then here... In other words, I fell in with a bad crowd. (So society is to blame).

As a younger human, I dabbled (not so much believed) in, trialing a few "magical" notions - TM, a few New(ish) Age type "courses" (a fine blend of exotic and native bullshit), a little nutrition/herbal "therapy" (Adelle Davis etc), some popular psychology (Wayne Dyer) - never with much gusto.

I even went, (on reccommendation of a fellow traveller), to a few "clairvoyants". All complete bollox - though that could be my dark aura coming through, as usual.

Never religious. (Luckily there weren't any good looking girls at sunday school.)

I don't believe in literal magic of any kind, no matter how appealling it may be. Mystery is fine by me.

My main interests at the moment (other than wine, food, travel and comfort) are in religious disbelief, pseudoscience, denialism, PTC, politics and assorted woo, wankerism and faux psychology.

Glad to find a little more rationality on the web. 8-)
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#249  Postby campermon » Feb 18, 2013 11:01 pm

We hope that you enjoy it here!

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#250  Postby TheLordShark » Mar 26, 2013 11:13 pm

I actually found this forum as I googled 'debunk unlocking mysteries of life', which a Creationist wanted me to watch.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#251  Postby Animavore » Mar 27, 2013 12:11 am

TheLordShark wrote:I actually found this forum as I googled 'debunk unlocking mysteries of life', which a Creationist wanted me to watch.

Those creationists. Always wanting you to watch things.

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#252  Postby sevink » Apr 26, 2013 10:40 am

I found the "Lifeboat" through Science Forums.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#253  Postby trick_flow » May 05, 2013 6:10 am

Mac_Guffin wrote:I know that most of us are from RDF, rationalia, etc., but I'm also interested to see if anyone found us through different means.

I'm one of the refugees from RDF. :drunk:


I googled David Icke Forum. :naughty: :grin:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#254  Postby TK-420 » Jun 01, 2013 5:34 pm

Greetings all! I was directed to these forums by a friend and co-worker down here in the tightest hole of the Bible Belt , and have finally register'd. I plan to enjoy myself, taking my time viewing older threads and more recent ones.


In the meantime, if you enjoy the thought of flying...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XNL9F2Urqs#t=161s
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#255  Postby Vardarac » Jun 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi, everyone, I'm new here... I got dragged in during a Google search investigating the claim that there are clam shells on Mount Everest. Needless to say the results of my search here were entertaining.

I hope to learn for myself how we know many of the things that are accepted in the scientific community as having happened in the deep past.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#256  Postby Bookwyrm » Jun 27, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi Vardarac. I'm newly registered here too, but I've been lurking here for such a long time that I can't remember how I found out about the place. :think:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#257  Postby Made of Stars » Jun 28, 2013 8:47 pm

Welcome, both of you. :)
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#258  Postby minininja » Jul 06, 2013 12:11 am

I may have jsut joined, but I remember years ago when this forum was a hastily inflated rubber dinghy. I had only recently started to settle at RDF, and thought I could think of that place as a centre of stability in my otherwise chaotic life. But with many a blow to reason and community, it was sunk like the b ottle of jacobs creek rose I had tonigh. So I followed the great hackenslashes youtube advisory to rationalia, and though I watched this place grow, I clung to the fisrt raft I found and the friends who were abord, for some of the greatest adventure of my life so far. But now the server seems to be fucked so I'm here.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#259  Postby Made of Stars » Jul 06, 2013 2:24 pm

:lol:

I think they've patched the raft... ;)
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#260  Postby campermon » Jul 06, 2013 2:33 pm

Made of Stars wrote::lol:

I think they've patched the raft... ;)


Aye! This guy fixed the puncture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U01xasUtlvw
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