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James Carroll
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I am a Transhumanist Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Possibilian, and a Bayesian Utilitarian. I have a PhD in computer science, and a minor in Ancient Near Eastern history. As a graduate student I taught Pearl of Great Price, Isaiah, and the Book of Mormon in the BYU Ancient Scripture department. I am currently a scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory doing ensemble machine learning research and computer assisted radiographic image analysis. My interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, linguistics, consciousness, comparative ritual, RC model planes, and photography.
I am a Transhumanist Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Possibilian, and a Bayesian Utilitarian. I have a PhD in computer science, and a minor in Ancient Near Eastern history. As a graduate student I taught Pearl of Great Price, Isaiah, and the Book of Mormon in the BYU Ancient Scripture department. I am currently a scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory doing ensemble machine learning research and computer assisted radiographic image analysis. My interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, linguistics, consciousness, comparative ritual, RC model planes, and photography.

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So, this entire situation has me concerned.... on multiple fronts... there's the obvious one, and yes, I am concerned about that... but then there's this... and yes, I think it's pretty troubling stuff too:

http://theweek.com/articles/680068/americas-spies-anonymously-took-down-michael-flynn-that-deeply-worrying

Now is not the time to give up hope:

"Who would have imagined that America's highest-rated heteronormative, gender-essentialist annual observance would be punctuated by a musical proclamation that Drag Queens, African Americans, Caucasians, Native Americans, Latinos, Middle Easterners, Asians, Disabled Persons, Gay Men, Heterosexuals, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons are ALL BEAUTIFUL, and should live authentically as the persons they were born to be? THAT, my friends, is the world we are building, even in the face of current political challenges. This is NOT time to lose hope!"

(FB Friend... feel free to claim if you want... you shared privately, so I am re-posting anonymously until you give permission to attribute)

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It's interesting to me how concerned Mormons are with "civility." And it's a good thing, I grant you. And I want to take a moment to praise them for that. It's a good thing.

I just wonder when they will finally take the next necessary step, and end their war against other people's families and civil rights... and recognize that fighting against other people's rights while saying nice things... is still being hateful and cruel? 

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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it:

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So... listen to this... you will have your biases challenged regardless of your political persuasion... I almost guarantee it.

Well worth your time. 
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