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by I Am That I Am
December 27th, 2008, 5:03 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religiosity vs intelligence etc
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Religiosity vs intelligence etc

We cannot be 100% sure that pixies (of the fairy variety) don't exist but I refuse to give the slightest credence to the notion that uncertainty in this case is a reasonable position to take and so it would seem disingenuous of me to say that I am anything other than 100% sure that they don't exist....
by I Am That I Am
April 13th, 2008, 3:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Apportioning Blame
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: Apportioning Blame

My short answer is that I don't know but I think it's something to do with the effect that 18 years of Thatcherism had on our culture and collective thinking. We just don't think the same as we used to. I'm not sure either. Actually, I'm not even sure I understand the question (sorry canary11!). Ho...
by I Am That I Am
April 6th, 2008, 3:22 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: BBC TV's The Apprentice
Replies: 74
Views: 10488

Re: TV's The Apprentice

Although I can't seem to stop myself from watching The Apprentice I really wouldn't want to spend more than 5 minutes in the company of any of the competitors. The world they live in is a world that is truly antithetical to my own and incompatible with how I think and live. I find it difficult to id...
by I Am That I Am
March 25th, 2008, 6:39 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Recommended *Free* softwares
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Recommended *Free* softwares

A very good place to find some great free software is, Richard Gizmo's Tech Support Alert pages, starting with the 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities . Sign up for the free monthly newsletter and immediately get access to a further 71 excellent free applications. The Tech Support Alert Newsletter alway...
by I Am That I Am
March 18th, 2008, 11:03 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: How do you back up your data?
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: How do you back up your data?

I use Karen's Replicator to backup important folder content, duplicating the folders on an external hard drive. I also do backups of some things (photos, for example) on DVD for extra security. I do these things fairly often but probably not often enough. However, I also run (on my desktop PC - not ...
by I Am That I Am
March 16th, 2008, 4:40 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19226
Views: 818756

Re: Word Association game

angel
by I Am That I Am
March 16th, 2008, 9:08 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19226
Views: 818756

Re: Word Association game

bishop

(Sorry, couldn't resist that one!) :D
by I Am That I Am
March 15th, 2008, 2:19 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 293037

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Alan C. wrote: Welcome back fish breath :D
998,865

Awww, that was sweet, Alan. :nod: It's lovely to see public demonstrations of affection. :kiss:

It's after 2 o'clock in this part of the world...anyone still up at this time I wonder?

Have a good weekend, everyone.
by I Am That I Am
March 10th, 2008, 11:55 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19226
Views: 818756

Re: Word Association game

arms
by I Am That I Am
March 10th, 2008, 11:52 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Not just 'happy humans'?
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Not just 'happy humans'?

I think none of this is a surprise to anyone who has invested a little thought in it. The old view that animals are just biological machines devoid of feelings, a la Descarte, has long since been thrown in the dump where it belongs. Yet, despite all the advancement of knowledge, through science and ...
by I Am That I Am
March 7th, 2008, 10:56 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19226
Views: 818756

Re: Word Association game

verdict
by I Am That I Am
March 3rd, 2008, 12:28 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Did the earth move for you?
Replies: 10
Views: 4953

Re: Did the earth move for you?

My wife and I certainly felt the quake here in Lancashire. We were both sat downstairs and very much awake at the time. We felt a definite shaking and bumping and several unidentified items in the room were rattling and jingling for several seconds. We knew immediately that we'd just experienced an ...
by I Am That I Am
February 10th, 2008, 2:09 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The new insomniacs' thread
Replies: 245
Views: 73607

Re: The new insomniacs' thread

The 17 years of permanent night shifts were done in two large mental hospitals. When I worked for "Mothers Pride" 1978/1982, I used to deliver bread to two institutions, one I suppose (Dovenby hall) could be called "for people with learning difficulties"... ...I used to dread going to these places ...
by I Am That I Am
February 4th, 2008, 8:06 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The new insomniacs' thread
Replies: 245
Views: 73607

Re: The new insomniacs' thread

Good link, Mick, thanks. May I ask what your job is? Hi Firebrand. My 27 years of shift work have all been with the NHS. I work supporting people with severe learning disabilities. For the last 10 years that's been in a local community home and it involves working both day shifts and night shifts (...
by I Am That I Am
February 4th, 2008, 4:01 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The new insomniacs' thread
Replies: 245
Views: 73607

Re: The new insomniacs' thread

This may be of interest to all insomniacs here, amongst whom I certainly include myself, though I personally would be reluctant to indulge in an ice bath before bed. :supershock: 5 steps to hacking your sleep . I worked permanent night shifts for 17 years and have done shift work for 27 years. It's ...
by I Am That I Am
February 1st, 2008, 10:56 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: New Statesman on God
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: New Statesman on God

Alan C. wrote:Is Google God?
Hi, Alan. Are you maybe working to become a minister? :wink:

By the way, Ted, I thought your response to the New Statesman article was a good one; it seems to have ruffled a few feathers too. As Lance-Corporal Jack Jones might have said, "The don't like it up 'em". :grin:
by I Am That I Am
January 10th, 2008, 12:15 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on living life without religion
Replies: 27
Views: 2937

Re: Views on living life without religion

This is a great quote from Bill Bryson's book "A short history of nearly everything" The bad news is that atoms are fickle and their time of devotion is fleeting- fleeting indeed. Even a long human life adds up to only about 650,000 hours. And when that modest milestone flashes into view, or at som...
by I Am That I Am
January 6th, 2008, 3:08 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Crucifixion
Replies: 51
Views: 5170

Re: Crucifixion

I have never really been able to get my head around what is meant by, "Jesus died for our sins". It's one of those phrases that Christians have absorbed during their brainwashing, never really thinking too much about what it means and they tend to become uncomfortable and agitated if asked to explai...
by I Am That I Am
December 18th, 2007, 11:58 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: May I start a swede appreciation thread?
Replies: 58
Views: 6963

Re:

The swede is known in America as the rutabaga Excuse me, but how is this pronounced? Is it like 'rut a bugger'... 'rut a badger'...'root a bagger'? :puzzled: Sorry for the slow response to your question, Autumn, but I only just saw your post. My American wife is sitting right next to me and she tel...
by I Am That I Am
December 7th, 2007, 1:56 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: If you go down to the woods today.....
Replies: 38
Views: 5101

I knew that there would be a response from Pat Condell on Youtube before long. Well, I just spotted this one; it was posted about 3 days ago. Good old Pat always has his finger on the pulse and doesn't like to mince his words.