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by grammar king
November 24th, 2010, 12:57 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: 10 + 1 questions for Professor Behe
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: 10 + 1 questions for Professor Behe

Well that was horrendous.
by grammar king
November 22nd, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Phil Woolas (ex) MP
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Phil Woolas (ex) MP

OK, I had not seen that pamphlet - I now agree that he is not the sort that even the Labour party needs in any position of responsibility to the public. I would also be surprised if he pushes his appeal very much further. But then, he looks pretty arrogant - typical BNP material. Pah. The thinking ...
by grammar king
November 20th, 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: 10 + 1 questions for Professor Behe
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: 10 + 1 questions for Professor Behe

Yup. It's on YouTube if people can't be bothered waiting. I thought it was astounding how after all Hitchens had said about freethought, and after what the worldview director had been saying about investigating for yourself, then the head of school came up and basically told the kids what they shoul...
by grammar king
November 19th, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: 10 + 1 questions for Professor Behe
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: 10 + 1 questions for Professor Behe

I'll be at the Glasgow talk if anyone's there. In response to the riposte to Q7, it should be noted that even though he's had nothing peer-reviewed in the past 5 years, he has published books, which do not require peer review. That's not how science works. You do the science first, then help the pub...
by grammar king
October 31st, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: (Yet another) vaccine article in the Mail
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: (Yet another) vaccine article in the Mail

Blogged here: http://jdc325.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/mail-article-on-flu-vaccination/ and the original article is here: hXXp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323208/Patient-anger-swine-flu-jab-stealth.html (I've changed tt to xx to avoid boosting their google juice as I'm not sure if the forum a...
by grammar king
October 27th, 2010, 12:17 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God
Replies: 807
Views: 132464

Re: Arguments for the existence of God

I'm not really following this thread very closely, but remember mickeyd that (according to Aquinas anyway) God is only incapable of doing things which are logically contradictory, like create a square circle, or make a rock so heavy that he can't lift it. It would be perfectly possible for God to cr...
by grammar king
October 21st, 2010, 12:13 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science is vital
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: Science is vital

Maybe they are just pretending we have it, how would we know?
by grammar king
October 17th, 2010, 6:09 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 5702

Re: Gravity

The way it was explained to me (something to do with M Theory I think, can't quite remember who explained it to me) is that if we think of a fifth dimension and imagine that being a trampoline, and then you put a bowling ball in the middle of the trampoline, then other objects will be drawn closer t...
by grammar king
October 16th, 2010, 2:51 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religious privilege
Replies: 50
Views: 4462

Re: Religious privilege

I emailed Terry Sanderson this afternoon and he got back to me whilst I was at work. It seems that the claim, as disgusting as it sounds, is true, and that in some LEA's, unbaptised children at Catholic school do not get the same subsidies as so-called 'Catholic children', even if they're at the sam...
by grammar king
October 15th, 2010, 4:21 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religious privilege
Replies: 50
Views: 4462

Re: Religious privilege

I have to say I don't quite believe that part about unbaptised kids in the same school not getting the same benefit. The LEA where I went to school (Wirral, Merseyside) has a similar bus pass scheme for Catholic schools but it's for anyone going to the school. I've never heard of any such blatantly ...
by grammar king
October 1st, 2010, 12:40 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

Doc Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg declared he does not believe in God, first revealing his lack of faith in 2007. At the time he was asked: 'Do you believe in God?' And said simply: 'No.' Both Ed and David Miliband have now categorically stated that they do not believe in God. Makes you wonder why they...
by grammar king
September 29th, 2010, 4:57 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: America fails religious quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: America fails religious quiz

I blogged on this here.
by grammar king
September 27th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God
Replies: 807
Views: 132464

Re: Arguments for the existence of God

This is an awkward expression, but I don't it's accept it's rough and ready assertion. Fallacies are vital as a negative test for truth (showing what cannot be true). However, the fallacy of composition, where it occurs , is not a formal fallacy, but an unsupportable empirical induction. Absolute c...
by grammar king
September 27th, 2010, 10:23 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God
Replies: 807
Views: 132464

Re: Arguments for the existence of God

You guys really need to get some avatars to make this thread easier to follow.
by grammar king
September 19th, 2010, 3:47 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Tatchell on the the Pope
Replies: 20
Views: 2134

Re: Tatchell on the the Pope

Yeah, TV companies are very active in taking their content off YouTube now. I like to keep up with American politics and finding clips of Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Stephen Colbert is a nightmare, you can't even get it from the channel's website.
by grammar king
September 18th, 2010, 9:34 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!
Replies: 139
Views: 14583

Re: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

The Catholic League and his wife stick their oar in. I've never heard the BHA described as a radical atheist group before, I must admit.
by grammar king
September 16th, 2010, 10:17 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!
Replies: 139
Views: 14583

Re: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

Just about to head off to the protest, this morning I was interviewed on ITV's Daybreak and Sky News (really wanted to say something about Kay Burley), as well as BBC Radio 5 and Radio Scotland, and various newspapers. I also had a chat with Vincent Nichols who's a very nice chap, if a bit deluded.
by grammar king
September 12th, 2010, 11:29 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: End days prophecy...extremely sad reality
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: End days prophecy...extremely sad reality

Yeah I saw it, doesn't he go to the cave where John supposedly had the vision, and find some suspicious looking mushrooms?
by grammar king
September 12th, 2010, 10:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God
Replies: 807
Views: 132464

Re: Arguments for the existence of God

Maria wrote:I'm not the first person in history to have offered this refutation so you are probably familiar with it. I'm not sure what it is you think you are bringing that is new to the argument.
Not the first person at all, the ontological argument was refuted within St Anselm's own lifetime.
by grammar king
September 10th, 2010, 10:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!
Replies: 139
Views: 14583

Re: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

Best of luck, GK :thumbsup: Next Monday, Channel 4 8pm Peter Tatchell on the Pope's visit. No access to Ch.4 or BBC from outside the UK ...we are into a united Europe, nonetheless! P.S.: you as well as we pay a TV compulsory tax. I believe Channel 4 can be viewed on 4OD outside the UK, although I'v...