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by Oolon Colluphid
January 28th, 2008, 2:17 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: I was designed by God
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

Re: I was designed by God

we can be dogmatic about the fact that the penguin design is a very good one! Heh. Yeah right. http://oolon.awardspace.com/SMOGGM.htm#penguineggs Not to mention the fact that they have the standard, backwardly-wirded vertebrate retina, and, as they're birds, we can be pretty sure they also possess ...
by Oolon Colluphid
January 14th, 2008, 12:54 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Educational Books for children
Replies: 8
Views: 2840

Re: Educational Books for children

Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics by Dan Barker I got this for my daughter a few months back. She was very taken with the cartoon-y story part, but I think the second half, where the basics of scepticism were explained, went a little over her head (her reading age is way ahead of her ...
by Oolon Colluphid
January 14th, 2008, 12:42 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 74217

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

Mine should be fairly obvious.

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by Oolon Colluphid
January 14th, 2008, 12:39 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Altruism and evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 2694

Re:

It's worth observing that the "selfish gene" idea is in fact part of an attempt to explain why "altruism" (in its very particular biological definition) exists. Read Dawkins on the subject, and this ought to be clear. Indeed. Dawkins has noted, in light of the continual misunderstanding of his book...