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by Compassionist
August 10th, 2007, 7:52 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Game: Make a wish, grant a wish!
Replies: 403
Views: 37739

:laughter: Granted, you are now so busy being a doctor that you have no time for anything else.


I wish I had a time machine which allowed me to travel to the past and possible futures.
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 8:14 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Game: Make a wish, grant a wish!
Replies: 403
Views: 37739

Granted, but you are not appreciated until you are dead, rather like Van Gogh.


I wish I was cured of bipolar disorder right now!
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 8:08 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 110768

I think all these nutty therapies have such strong support not because of their intrinsic efficacy, but because the practicioners spend so much time getting to know their patients. Its the human contact which is therapeutic. I would agree that it is the luxury of one-to-one time. Not to mention the...
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 8:03 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 272745

999, 824 :hilarity:
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 7:51 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The mind is what the brain does
Replies: 23
Views: 3839

Bipolar Disorder

how stress damages the forming infant brain through the action of cortisol. Apparently, the right orbital frontal cortex develops AFTER birth, and is dependent on the right kind of stimulation from the baby's environment (usually, the mother) to operate most efficiently. This area of the brain is c...
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 3:38 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Tolkien
Replies: 12
Views: 1964

I loved 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. Haven't read 'The Silmarillion'. Is it as good?
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 3:36 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: I finished it!!!! (warning: spoilers)
Replies: 18
Views: 3762

I have read all 7 and found the 7th to be the best. I didn't buy any of them. Borrowed them from the local library! I didn't like the 19-year-afterwards bit which felt tacked on. Also, I think it would have been even better to bite the bullet of death and have both the Dark Lord and Harry dead. Also...
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 10:11 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Bangladesh: History and Humanism
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Hi Alan, The links are roughly in historical order. Various pages from the same website has been listed for this reason. My recommendations would be: http://www.43things.com/entries/view/1441955 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bengal http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/india/1617englandindies.htm...
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 8:45 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Game: Make a wish, grant a wish!
Replies: 403
Views: 37739

Granted but you no longer share your avatar with anyone else.


I wish this forum would let me upload my avatar without having to load from another website or create more hassle for Maria by emailing to her.
by Compassionist
August 9th, 2007, 8:41 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Bangladesh: History and Humanism
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Bangladesh: History and Humanism

I was born in Bangladesh and lived there until my early teens. It has a rich history - not many people outside Bangladesh seem to know about it. Here are some relevant links. Thank you. Humanism in Bangladesh: http://www.iheu.org/taxonomy/term/110 http://www.iheu.org/node/1446 From Bengal to Banglad...
by Compassionist
August 8th, 2007, 9:07 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: The Great Certainty
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Will made, Donor cards ready...

I am no stranger to death... 1984: At age 5, realised for the first time that I will die some day - I participated in the funeral of my Mum's colleague and watched a dead body for the first time. 1986: I watched people kill each other for the first time. 1988 February 9: My brother died. Lots of peo...
by Compassionist
August 8th, 2007, 8:18 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Harun Yahya
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

:)
by Compassionist
August 8th, 2007, 7:55 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Harun Yahya
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Free books

:)
by Compassionist
August 8th, 2007, 5:52 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Take the World View Quiz!
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Your rating regarding science/non-science: 10
Your rating regarding values & humankind: 10
Your position on the worldview spectrum: (10,10)

With Carl Sagan. As I expected.
by Compassionist
August 8th, 2007, 8:52 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is Evil?
Replies: 72
Views: 11355

:)
by Compassionist
August 7th, 2007, 6:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Why people are gripped by religion
Replies: 49
Views: 6254

Re: Life's a bitch and then you die!

Desmond wrote:
Compassionist wrote:There is much sweetness in life, and compassion is the sweetest. There are as many paths through life as there are lives and only you can live yours.
Bravely and well said. Thank you.
Thank you Desmond. :)
by Compassionist
August 7th, 2007, 6:39 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 158243

I don't think I will ever make poverty history, as I am usually on the edge of it myself. I try to do what is in front of me. At least I can make things a small bit better within a modest half mile radius. :p I don't kid myself that it is much, as I said, I have very little. But if everyone does it...
by Compassionist
August 7th, 2007, 6:37 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Ethics and Christianity
Replies: 19
Views: 3758

:)
by Compassionist
August 7th, 2007, 6:36 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Interfering in other cultures?
Replies: 40
Views: 6146

Sorry Moose, there is no transcript. The summery is that one woman got the practice of female circumcision to stop amongst her people.