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Go to: Religion poisons everything (including football)

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It is not that it is about doctrinal differences but rather that religion gives tribalism a transcendental status.

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:12:15 UTC | #617660

Go to: New Derren Brown TV Special

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Comment 7 by thatgingerscouser :

Derren Brown is great.

Thanks to him I know a bunch of card tricks which are great for travelling in countries where nobody speaks English, I have memorised (amongst other things) the Periodic Table (which is more useful than it sounds), I can crack a Rubik's Cube and can always tell when people are getting bored, agitated or angry just by looking at them - thanks Derren!

Is this knowledge from a book by Derren Brown or some other source?

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:05:59 UTC | #617472

Go to: Is there any place for religious faith in science?

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Comment 16 by bendigeidfran :

Comment 3 by MumboJumbo

Have you read his account of his wife and the Don Juan? Must be crap rows chez Harris. Even if you pushed him into using both tones.

He was cool even then, going so far as to see it not only from his wife's perspective but also the "Don Juan"'s. (The anecdote is in "The Moral Landscape", for anyone wondering what we are going on about!)

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 20:34:53 UTC | #616258

Go to: Is there any place for religious faith in science?

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RW: I suppose I really wonder why you're so angry.

SH: [laughs] Do I sound angry?

I don't know how people can think that Sam Harris sounds angry! He always seems to me to be cooler than cool.

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:37:29 UTC | #616191

Go to: Dealing with William Lane Craig

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Comment 3 by God fearing Atheist :

It may be 2.6 + 2.6 = 5.2 given to [EDITED] 1 significant figure (or 0 decimal places).

Or 2.3+2.3 = 4.6, which when all those numbers are given to 1 significant figure, is 2 + 2 = 5.

Rather silly though -- is this really what Prof. Krauss means?

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:32:40 UTC | #612134

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