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by Caterpillar
November 27th, 2010, 6:59 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Pope approves of condoms
Replies: 35
Views: 2994

Re: Pope approves of condoms

Thing is, he's only approved their use in such a ridiculous scenario. Really, how many Catholics are male prostitutes?
by Caterpillar
October 27th, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Census
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: Census

Yes, I have signed the pledge. However, I do have concerns about this statement from the FAQ (my bolding): Even if you tick the ‘Other’ box and write in ‘Humanist’ you will be counted in the ‘No Religion’ category for the top-line results. However, in more detailed analysis, writing in ‘Humanist’ ma...
by Caterpillar
October 13th, 2010, 7:56 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Starting a Humanist Society at college?
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Starting a Humanist Society at college?

Perhaps you need to tell people what humanism is. I think many people are humanists without realising.
by Caterpillar
September 29th, 2010, 10:36 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: having a multiple partners
Replies: 39
Views: 5571

Re: having a multiple partners

I have a friend who is "poly" and has multiple partners. He seems to have one main girlfriend, and then others, who may all have other partners as well. They are completely open and honest about other partners and it seems to work for them. They have very strict rules about safe sex. My friend is he...
by Caterpillar
September 18th, 2010, 12:41 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!
Replies: 139
Views: 15722

Re: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

Hope this link works, it's very funny!

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by Caterpillar
September 9th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Do you question the History that you are taught?
Replies: 36
Views: 5032

Re: Do you question the History that you are taught?

When I learned History in secondary school (10-15 years ago) there was a lot of emphasis on examining sources and not taking them at face value, but examining their possible biases. In a very basic example, you could say that a painting may not be accurate because the painter may have painted things...
by Caterpillar
September 3rd, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 53
Views: 6244

Re: Dog Food

I don't keep dogs, but I do keep cats, and there are similar issues with cat foods, which contain all manner of ingredients that appeal to humans but have absolutely no nutritional value to cats. If you pump cat food full of grain to bulk it out and fill your cat's stomach up, your cat will feel con...
by Caterpillar
August 19th, 2010, 3:23 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: living the twin's life
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: living the twin's life

I think all sets of twins will be different. Some remain extremely close. Others hate each other. Most probably have a relationship rather like normal siblings. I think sibling rivalry can be an issue, partly because they are inevitably the same age, but also because they will be striving to form th...
by Caterpillar
August 14th, 2010, 12:01 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Child adoption
Replies: 22
Views: 4477

Re: Child adoption

I have a friend who adopted a child. Her son was living with her for six years before the adoption was finalised when he was already nine years old. She told me that this time frame was typical. This was in the UK just a couple of years ago.
by Caterpillar
August 2nd, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: The future for the human race. Where we will end up?
Replies: 34
Views: 4790

Re: The future for the human race. Where we will end up?

Take the issue of race. It seems logical to me that the longer time goes on, the longer civilisation continues, more and more interracial mixing will take place to a point where we will all be the same. The only way to prevent that happening would be to purposefully and successfully keep all races ...
by Caterpillar
July 28th, 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Mental illness, prejudice, free will, crime, etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 6171

Re: Mental illness, prejudice, free will, crime, etc.

I think a lot of people feel uncomfortable with thinking that people like Moat were not mad, because that means that anyone of us could turn round and go on a shooting spree. It offers comfort to think he must be mad, because that means he wasn't really human, and so the people we know and see every...
by Caterpillar
July 23rd, 2010, 11:21 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Natural World
Replies: 610
Views: 75893

Re: The Natural World

That osprey's eyes are amazing.
by Caterpillar
July 21st, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 113652

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

I hope he isn't planning to consumate the marriage!
by Caterpillar
July 17th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Gave me a good giggle. Have printed it off!
by Caterpillar
July 9th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanist groups
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

Re: Humanist groups

I don't think we share "beliefs" Rather; we share the view that you can live a good life without "belief" in the supernatural. If you think Humanism is a belief system then I think you need to do a bit more reading on the subject. I am not a linguistics expert, but I did not mean to imply anything ...
by Caterpillar
July 9th, 2010, 8:01 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanist groups
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

Humanist groups

Since first learning about Humanism a couple of months ago, I have discovered a couple of humanist groups near to me which I am consindering going to. I just wondered if anyone else who attends a group could tell me a little bit about the kinds of things they do. The groups I am looking at seem to h...
by Caterpillar
July 8th, 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 113652

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

Shame about the seedlings . . . but that is a very beautiful cat!
by Caterpillar
July 5th, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: How does a life come to manifest?
Replies: 34
Views: 3469

Re: How does a life come to manifest?

I don't know very much about this, but it's certainly a very interesting question! Proteins are made up of long strings of amino acids, and the way the are made and respond to each other affects the shapes they form into. If there is a mistake and an amino acid gets into the wrong place, the protein...
by Caterpillar
June 24th, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Shameless pride in my son
Replies: 21
Views: 2872

Re: Shameless pride in my son

Congratulations to your son, and to you for helping him achieve this.
by Caterpillar
June 23rd, 2010, 3:46 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 113652

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

I had an unpleasant shouting match yesterday with a group of people walking their large slavering dogs. The dogs came jumping up at us and we were faced with six stupidly grinning faces and words like 'They won't hurt you.' I cannot repeat what I shouted or what they replied. I walked away shaking....