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by Alan H
November 21st, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Election 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Election 2019

You can't vote for a hung parliament - you can't know how others will vote.

But a hung parliament does not necessarily break the system: it depends if any deal can be done.
by Alan H
November 8th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: What would you do?

Would you prevent the death of Hitler, Pol Pot, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Sadam Hussain?
by Alan H
November 6th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Who deserves what?
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: Who deserves what?

Selfish and uncaring.
by Alan H
November 3rd, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Funerals
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Funerals

A funeral is for the friends and relatives of the deceased. Some people may not want to be reminded of their mortality or they may not have liked the deceased or his/her friends and family - or he/she may just find them dreary and depressing. Or too religious. or not religious enough... Each to his ...
by Alan H
October 25th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Everything is Connected -- Here's How: | Tom Chi | TEDxTaipei
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Everything is Connected -- Here's How: | Tom Chi | TEDxTaipei

Not sure what his point was, Compassionist. He seemed to want to shoehorn religion in because some religions sometimes say some things that are analogous to our knowledge of the universe.
by Alan H
October 23rd, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

Not sure what his point was - it sounded mostly like gobbledegook pseudo science. You may find this discussion of a quote from Einstein he used interesting: Einstein’s Misquote on the Illusion of Feeling Separate from the Whole – Thy Mind, O Human . There are some pretty dubious TED talks but you ha...
by Alan H
October 23rd, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Interesting, but the page on Wikipedia on him has some criticism: Amen has built a profitable business around the use of SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging for purported diagnostic purposes.[6] His marketing of SPECT scans and much of what he says about the brain and health i...
by Alan H
October 12th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The Speakeasy
Replies: 86
Views: 22059

Re: The Speakeasy

A double Lemsip for me... <cough>, <splutter>..
by Alan H
October 7th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The Speakeasy
Replies: 86
Views: 22059

Re: The Speakeasy

I think you're right there, LMoG. I think I could come up with a few other reasons for the nukes as well...
by Alan H
October 2nd, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 240
Views: 54321

Re: 2016 US election

I hope so, Ken. I really hope so. It can't come too soon.
by Alan H
September 25th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: We need a UK Constitutional Convention Sign Now
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: We need a UK Constitutional Convention Sign Now

Not convinced that would solve anything. Brexit has shown us that ordinary citizens generally haven't a clue about the EU or how business and trade operates - mind you, neither do many MPs.
by Alan H
September 10th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Is this sciene or pseudoscience?
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: Is this sciene or pseudoscience?

If it's Lipton, be very wary.
by Alan H
August 14th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Are you a vegan? If not, why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Re: Are you a vegan? If not, why not?

I only ever wear 'proper' shoes at funerals - I currently have a pair from Vegetarian Shows in Brighton. They're not great but fine for occasional use - trainers do me the rest of the time but finding decent pairs of non-leather trainers can be difficult and they keep changing but I can usually find...
by Alan H
August 1st, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: If you could prevent your existence, would you?
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: If you could prevent your existence, would you?

Life is what it is. We just have to make the most of it and make it the best we can for ourselves and for others. I'm not sure how helpful it is to dwell too long on paradoxes like this!
by Alan H
July 5th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

I often hear this sort of argument here in the US, and then I remember that the mass majority of the prison population is that of people of faith while Christian. I think we need to be careful here: it could be that declaring yourself Christian in prison gets you special rights and privileges. What...
by Alan H
July 2nd, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Does consciousness exist outside the brain?
Replies: 7
Views: 2727

Re: Does consciousness exist outside the brain?

I like Joe's videos - he has a sense of humour that appeals to me! Hallucination can seem very real - vividly so - but there could be more parsimonious reasons for what you experienced. That doesn't detract from what you remember about it and should not stop you from being the good, kind person you ...