Re: Could humans grow beaks in another million years..,
Do me a favor, Ant. Every time you refer to atheists broadly in such a way that requires you to say "the atheist," please add the following parenthetical modifier—"in his natural habitat." It would add a more scholarly tone and let your readers know that you're an authority on the subject. Eventually, you could collect these posts and publish them in a book entitled, "The Atheist In His Natural Habitat."
So the previous sentences would be worded as such:
I've always believed that the atheist, in his natural habitat,
has more of a Freudian problem with the concept of "God" than anything.
The atheist, in his natural habitat,
wants to be certain the he was once a fish. This brings him comfort.
By the way, this thread is awesome! It starts with an article about humans growing beaks and lately delves into the "idea" that atheists don't want to believe in God because they have daddy issues. I mean, seriously, you could not make this stuff up. Or maybe you can!