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by MedMae
May 12th, 2008, 10:16 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: About scientists and engineers.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2800

Re: About scientists and engineers.....

Speaking as a scientist, I think the only Scientifically defensible position on the existenc or non-existence of god is Agnosticism . Because we cannot prove god does or does not exist, anything more or less than this requires faith and is therefore outside of the realms of science adn into the real...
by MedMae
May 5th, 2008, 2:02 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 839144

Re: Word Association game

Paramour
by MedMae
May 5th, 2008, 2:01 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 185338

Re: The Alphabet Game

Yay! I've broken it.

Oops! :redface:
by MedMae
May 4th, 2008, 11:20 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 839144

Re: Word Association game

Oathbreaker
by MedMae
May 3rd, 2008, 3:02 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Will going veggie save the planet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Will going veggie save the planet?

That would certainly be better than the current system. Perhaps a combined sewage, heat and power plant that takes shit from the local community and heats their homes in return. If they can capture the carbon dioxide emissions, even better. Carbon dioxide emissions from this would not be a problem ...
by MedMae
May 3rd, 2008, 12:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Will going veggie save the planet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Will going veggie save the planet?

A better use of the sewage would be in bacterial digesters which produce methane which can be burnt to produce electricity. I think this is the best source of renewable energy we have, our own shit :D Also any system which turns human waste into something safe to use as fertiliser is going to take a...
by MedMae
May 3rd, 2008, 11:40 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 74626

Re: The three-word-post game

Tired and stressed.
by MedMae
May 3rd, 2008, 11:40 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 185338

Re: The Alphabet Game

Oops :redface:

A = Apoptosis
by MedMae
May 3rd, 2008, 11:38 am
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Will going veggie save the planet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Will going veggie save the planet?

What this article ignores is the issues of the problems with only growing plants and no animals. Simply put the land gets exhausted, which is why artificial fertilisers get used. Artificial fertilisers are all produced using large quantities of petrochemicals and are spread by using even more petroc...
by MedMae
May 2nd, 2008, 1:29 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 185338

Re: The Alphabet Game

Zygons. (Dr Who bad things)

Biology.
by MedMae
May 2nd, 2008, 1:26 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Questions about Evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 3236

Re: Questions about Evolution

As I understand it, ageing occurs because of the inability of cells to reproduce themselves exactly. A bit like a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy. This seems logical to me, and what we see in practice. Cells are very very good at reproducing themselves very accurately, there are whole suite...
by MedMae
May 2nd, 2008, 8:32 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Creative Insults
Replies: 53
Views: 9651

Re: Creative Insults

Your a fusty fen-sucked foot-licker. :D

Well some of the people I go to uni with seem to be.
by MedMae
May 1st, 2008, 6:20 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Questions about Evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 3236

Re: Questions about Evolution

First of all, has there actually been enough time for evolution to be the explanation? Micro-evolution can be very quick-varying breeds of dog for example, but to evolve from a sea creature to a land animal is an altogether different order of change. Macro evolution can be very quick too, after mas...
by MedMae
April 30th, 2008, 5:07 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 839144

Re: Word Association game

Latex
by MedMae
April 29th, 2008, 11:47 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What would you have on your headstone?
Replies: 34
Views: 5104

Re: What would you have on your headstone?

Body for sale
one sometimes careful owner
loads of miles on the clock
needs new lungs.

P.S. The brain may need a clean with bleach.
:pointlaugh:
by MedMae
April 29th, 2008, 11:42 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Incest
Replies: 33
Views: 5881

Re: Incest

Not illegal, just immoral. They should seek counseling. I don't think it's immoral either, or even "deeply repellent", unless there's some kind of coercion involved, an abuse of power, a betrayal of trust. As MedMae has written in a different thread, the risks of genetic abnormalities have been ove...
by MedMae
April 29th, 2008, 11:28 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Humanists and monogamy
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

Re: Humanists and monogamy

Polygamy, never. Polyamory is fine, but I don't know of any precedent in any culture where it has ever been a ritualized union in the sense that all three people are married to each other. Based on that, although it's fine for consenting adults to ... because there's no precedent in society, it's s...
by MedMae
April 29th, 2008, 10:10 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Humanists and monogamy
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

Re: Humanists and monogamy

Please be careful with the quote tags, guys, and use the preview function before pressing the submit button. MedMae, I've tried to correct the tags in the above post - if I've got any of the quotes wrong, let me know and I'll fix it. Well looking back at it it is clearly not doing what it is told. ...
by MedMae
April 28th, 2008, 10:55 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Humanists and monogamy
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

Re: Humanists and monogamy

I didn't say it was, I said I thought evolution applied to individuals and populations. I mean populations evolve through changes to individuals. For instance it is the physical characteristics of individuals that makes us say that the population has changed and it is individuals that pass on their...