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Go to: Christopher Hitchens and Tony Jones: Does Religion Poison Everything?

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But that will happen to you if you are in Aus for a week and he was.


Huh? "please explain?"

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:23:00 UTC | #404346

Go to: Ardi proves Darwin wrong!!

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Couple of bits from the article....

On the other hand explained Ovgoi C. Owen, a scientist at the University of Kent, an American specialist in the origin of man that he made a study of primitive man, known as Ardipithecus ramidus who lived 4.4 million years in Ethiopia.


He said in a study published today in the journal Science, that "people often think people evolved from apes, but that is not true."


He said he "spread the idea that human beings are an upgraded version of the chimpanzee study but contributed to the primitive man made sure that he could not develop human beings from chimpanzees or gorillas."


It seems like the first paragraph above is reasonable enough & the clunky sound of the 2nd paragraph is due to errors in translation - could someone who reads Arabic please confirm?


Said Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, who helped lead the research team, said "People have a belief that modern chimpanzees did not evolve much, and that the last common ancestor was like a chimpanzee and about birth control is a human that has occurred for each development."


What the hell might my bolded bit actually translate to?

Also, what is with "Ardi" becoming "Shot"?



Note: Sorry for the edits, I'm not too familiar with this interface.

Sat, 03 Oct 2009 08:15:00 UTC | #403053

Go to: Frank Schaeffer on Rachel Maddow

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"a village cannot reorganise village life to suit the village idiot"



that one is gold IMO

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 22:32:00 UTC | #398818

Go to: Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds

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Fascinating stuff!

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 22:11:00 UTC | #398811

Go to: Debate between Christopher Hitchens and Alister McGrath

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Can't view it, it fails pretty quickly on the google vid page & the download of the actual file crashes too.

Is it available somewhere as an AVI to download? preferably via something fault tolerant like torrents?


Edit: I missed Zzyx1170's MP3 download link, it worked cheers

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 17:51:00 UTC | #75596

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