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by MedMae
November 17th, 2008, 10:04 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is there too much swearing on TV?
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Is there too much swearing on TV?

Why are some words and terms socially unacceptable? Heres a theory: As most of the "bad" words are to do with sex, sexual acts and sexual organs, I think religion may have something to do with it. Religion with it's demonisation of sex and divinification of killing, hence no words to do with killin...
by MedMae
November 16th, 2008, 3:55 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Is there too much swearing on TV?
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Is there too much swearing on TV?

I have to say I just don't get what the big deal is, they are only words. And also on this subject: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Nrp7cj_tM&feature=related And http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=prYYCnGQPjM&feature=related And finally http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=o25I2fzFGoY I say get rid of "Politica...
by MedMae
November 14th, 2008, 1:15 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 74713

Re: The three-word-post game

Exoplanets now seen.
by MedMae
November 10th, 2008, 1:42 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: I've always wondered.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2572

Re: I've always wondered.....

I've always used a rucksack for most of my shopping. It's easier.
by MedMae
October 29th, 2008, 4:20 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cheddar Gorge 5
Replies: 485
Views: 35063

Re: Cheddar Gorge 5

Fluffy
by MedMae
October 28th, 2008, 8:39 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: militant atheism
Replies: 44
Views: 3939

Re: militant atheism

I think that those people who are usually described as "militant atheist" would be better descibed as "militant anti-theists". If they can be called militant anything.
by MedMae
October 28th, 2008, 8:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Imperial or metric?
Replies: 28
Views: 2795

Re: Imperial or metric?

In today's Herald, there's a story about a 'metric martyr' appealing against her conviction for selling in pounds and ounces rather that kilograms. Two questions: 1. Should we be enforcing the Weights and Measures Act that says all shops must weigh in metric? I think my answer is yes and no. There ...
by MedMae
October 27th, 2008, 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: President Palin
Replies: 44
Views: 5349

Re: President Palin

Alan C said: OMG Quote: Oh, the gaffe-a-minute, never-vet-any-campaign-speech joy of the McCain campaign. Sarah Palin debuted both a new set of glasses and a new talking point about the way that the McCain/Palin administration will be smarter about the way government funds important programs: Short...
by MedMae
October 26th, 2008, 11:39 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Dumbing down in Universities and Colleges
Replies: 44
Views: 21153

Re: Dumbing down in Universities and Colleges

Hmmm. You included "Nutritional Medicine" It may be good or bad. Surely dietetics is a valid part of mainstream medicine? Could it just be an overblown title? Or have I misinterpreted the nature of the course? Nutritional medicine makes a lot of sense as a biologist. Diet is a major factor in healt...
by MedMae
October 25th, 2008, 11:15 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 132440

Re: Complementary therapies

I've only known a handful of people who've had a reiki massage. They all said they felt fantastic after it. I assume this is because they were able to totally relax. I've been watching videos of reiki on youtube to see how its done. I don't see any 'massaging' going on. Just a laying of hands on th...
by MedMae
October 24th, 2008, 10:55 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religious people are stupid...
Replies: 48
Views: 6012

Re: Religious people are stupid...

I will be posting a reply, but it may have to wait for a little while things have become a little hectic and exhasting in my life at the moment. So please be patient, I do want to continue this discussion.
by MedMae
October 23rd, 2008, 11:20 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religious people are stupid...
Replies: 48
Views: 6012

Re: Religious people are stupid...

There is no evidence for or against the existance of one or more god or gods. Therefore it is equally intelligent to belive in god as to not belive in god. I agree that lack of evidence is not evidence of lack, however, I fail to see how it can be considered intelligent to accept something as true ...
by MedMae
October 23rd, 2008, 10:05 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religious people are stupid...
Replies: 48
Views: 6012

Re: Religious people are stupid...

Having read thorugh this thread and the other thread on this topic I feel I should add something. There is no evidence for or against the existance of one or more god or gods. Therefore it is equally intelligent to belive in god as to not belive in god. To follow a religion on the other hand seems t...
by MedMae
October 20th, 2008, 10:56 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: The UK is in moral decline
Replies: 34
Views: 5068

Re: The UK is in moral decline

A couple of thoughts to consider. Why should online communities be considered lesser than physical/local communities? Several people have mention the decline in local communities but no one has mentioned anything about he increase in online comunities which are often global. Why should a local commu...
by MedMae
October 20th, 2008, 10:19 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 132440

Re: Complementary therapies

Interesting article on acupuncture on eSkeptic: Puncturing the Acupuncture Myth . Interesting article. I have done a little bit of research into Reiki recently, and there is a fair amount of scientific research indicating that it has an effect. One article reported that reiki had a effect of the au...
by MedMae
October 16th, 2008, 11:44 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Leaving the world a better place
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Leaving the world a better place

lewist wrote: What are the thoughts of my TH friends? What do we all do to leave the world a better place?
Thats why I chose a career in science.
by MedMae
October 15th, 2008, 9:44 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 74713

Re: The three-word-post game

Better than Mosquitos!
by MedMae
October 15th, 2008, 9:43 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 839998

Re: Word Association game

broken