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by MedMae
May 7th, 2009, 2:16 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Unkind Atheists
Replies: 27
Views: 5361

Re: Unkind Atheists

Paolo wrote: Perhaps I'm being unkind...
Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
by MedMae
April 28th, 2009, 12:49 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: AltMed cash in on Swine Flu outbreak
Replies: 50
Views: 3727

Re: AltMed cash in on Swine Flu outbreak

I have one thing to say about all these alt med con artistis and religious nuts:

Their all swine!
by MedMae
April 25th, 2009, 8:49 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: The worst religion invented by man
Replies: 45
Views: 4526

Re: The worst religion invented by man

I do not think there is really a significant difference between a religion and a cult. It's also quite possbile that scientology has more members than some of the religions in the poll, Zoroastrianism for example may have as few as 124,000 adherents remaining. (Source).
by MedMae
April 25th, 2009, 11:10 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The worst religion invented by man
Replies: 45
Views: 4526

Re: The worst religion invented by man

I would vote for all the Abrahamic religions. I consider them to be essentially one religion, they all share a common origin after all. Some parts are worse than others, but they are all prone to violent fundyism. After that I would have to say it's scientology, though whether you consider that a re...
by MedMae
March 24th, 2009, 12:49 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 73512

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...

Try using google, you might learn something. (Especially google scholar.) I'm afraid the University of Google has a lot to answer for considering how much misinformation anti-vaxers are putting out on the web. Thanks for the tip about google scholar, however. I didn't know about it. Fair enough. Al...
by MedMae
March 24th, 2009, 8:40 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 73512

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...

Genetic basis of autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7792363 Genetic basis of autism. http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Genetic-Basis-of-Autism-38458.shtml Genetic basis of autism. http://sfari.org/grants/name/genetic-basis-of-autism Genetic basis of autism. http://findarticles.com/p/article...
by MedMae
March 20th, 2009, 9:27 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Pope & Condoms
Replies: 33
Views: 2929

Re: The Pope & Condoms

Alan C. wrote: Yet he still continues to terrify uneducated and illiterate people with threats of hellfire and damnation.
This is the modus operandi of most religions isn't it? Religious orgainisations can only survive when they can exploit ignorance and lazyness.
by MedMae
March 6th, 2009, 9:42 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: What will you be doing at 11:00 on 6 March?
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: What will you be doing at 11:00 on 6 March?

I'll be working on my dissertation. (running out of time!) But I'm sure there are people who are willing to day that what I study is a religion, (I am studying part of biology.) which is as much nonsense as this idea. They already have their holy days, let them stick with them, rather than try to fo...
by MedMae
February 18th, 2009, 12:19 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Expletives
Replies: 20
Views: 3266

Re: Expletives

I -ing like -ing.

Used by Mister Tulip in The truth by Terry Pratchett.
by MedMae
February 7th, 2009, 1:21 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 172499

Re: Interview the person below you.

On a luxury yacht with a VTOL aircraft so I could travel all over the world and see it ALL.

What one thing do you most want to do?
by MedMae
February 6th, 2009, 5:20 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 172499

Re: Interview the person below you.

Reading up on the ethics of stem cell research, researching Glycation biochemistry and hopefully relaxing at some point.

Where have you been which you would most like to go back to?


Edit: corrections.
by MedMae
February 5th, 2009, 4:13 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 172499

Re: Interview the person below you.

Play games, write essays, hopefully soon be able to speak essays to my computer, statistical stuff, listen to music, watch films, read/watch the news, brows the internet, read scientific papers and articles, boggle my mind at the stupid things people think and do and probably a few other things I've...
by MedMae
February 2nd, 2009, 1:01 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Nurse may face sack for prayer offer to patient
Replies: 44
Views: 4623

Re: Nurse may face sack for prayer offer to patient

How is offering a prayer failing to show a "commitment to equality and diversity" (Whatever that actually means.)? Surely penalising people for making such an offer is failing to show a "commitment to equality and diversity" by denigrating thier beliefs. Not to mention that christian patients may we...
by MedMae
January 29th, 2009, 5:26 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: A Believe-It-or-Not Cancer Drug
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: A Believe-It-or-Not Cancer Drug

Alan H wrote:Warning bells should be ringing! As Ben Goldacre says: "I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that."
If there is one thing that my degree in biology has taught me it's that biology is always a bit more complicated than that.
by MedMae
December 9th, 2008, 1:56 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Should comedians feel free to say what they like?
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Re: Should comedians feel free to say what they like?

Comedians who are too offensive lose their audience, comedians who are just offensive enough gain bigger audiences. But many comedians who are racist and offensive, etc survive on the audiences they have and don't need bigger audiences: there are enough who like that kind of humour. Bernard Manning...
by MedMae
December 9th, 2008, 12:56 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: I'm glad I don't have a TV
Replies: 40
Views: 6578

Re: I'm glad I don't have a TV

We bought a large flat PC monitor and rigged it up to a laptop (now an xbox) to watch DVDs. It's wonderful! DVDs are available of most of the things worth watching on TV (David Attenborough documentaries, Spaced, the Mighty Boosh) and you avoid all the rubbish (Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity, X-facto...
by MedMae
December 9th, 2008, 12:29 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Should comedians feel free to say what they like?
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Re: Should comedians feel free to say what they like?

My view is simple: If you don't like their jokes don't listen to them. Comedians need an audience , thus it is a self regulating system. Comedians who are too offensive lose their audience, comedians who are just offensive enough gain bigger audiences. Regulation jokes would be an unnecessary waste ...
by MedMae
November 27th, 2008, 12:59 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Have you ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 4767

Re: Have you ever?

I get links to stories by Howard Pyle. Howard is my surname and he liked using my first name as a name for some of his characters. The main one which comes up is Men of Iron, though there is also the adventures of Ronin Hood.
by MedMae
November 24th, 2008, 10:48 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Injured man dies because he shunned conventional medicine.
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Injured man dies because he shunned conventional medicine.

There are plenty of examples of medicially useful plant, animal, fungal, etc. derived substances, some of which may have been noticed in the past, however the lack of systematic research in the past has led to the use of some truly bizarre remedies, that are probably more likely to kill the patient...
by MedMae
November 21st, 2008, 6:24 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Injured man dies because he shunned conventional medicine.
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Injured man dies because he shunned conventional medicine.

...ancient remedy The usual nonsense [---][/---] it's old, therefore it must be good. It's not always nonsense. For example Feverfew is an old preventative treatment for migraines which is currently being research and is showing possibilities as a effective preventative treatment for migraines. Eff...