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Go to: Indian skeptic charged with "blasphemy" for revealing secret behind "miracle" of weeping cross

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I wonder what would have happened if a local plumber had fixed the leak and then, as if by a miracle the dripping stopped!

Would they have associated the two events and arrested him, or is all this hoopla over the fact it was a skeptic who saw through their so called miracle.

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 02:04:17 UTC | #934729

Go to: The Sins of the Fathers [Also in Polish]

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As we are all related (either through Evolution or, if you prefer, Adam and Eve) then surely we are all responsible for everyones ancestors actions, if you follow that logic. In reality though we can only be responsible for what we do after we are born (as we cannot change the past) and then only after we have grown up a bit!

As for cheap journalism (or possibly a fake journalist!) best leave them in the gutter where they belong. I would have hung up after the first sentence not knowing if the person calling was genuine or not.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:00:31 UTC | #919251

Go to: Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Accused of Airing "Distorted" Re-Creation of Florida Man's Email

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I hope Richard gives O'Really a pass on his next visit to the US. There are other places to go to promote a book that would serve the purpose better and I doubt if the fox audience would be likely to consider buying the book in any case. I think O'Really, like Ben Stein are best avoided and serve no useful purpose, especially when they are in control of the venue and can edit what is said to suit their own purpose.

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:37:10 UTC | #881374

Go to: Natural Enchantment

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Comment 15 by upsidedawn I just can't imagine her daughter having that reaction

I think you have hit the nail on the head there. Her daughter didn't actually say anything like that. This is a typical misrepresentation of science such that when you understand something it loses it's ability to capture the imagination with it's beauty. To me it is totally bogus. Sounds like a typical creationist who cannot see any other way to see things and wants to put down real understanding in favor of 'their way' being the only way. I don't know anyone involved with science who thinks like this.

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 14:32:43 UTC | #877134

Go to: Bang Goes the Theory: Evolution Made Simple

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I think some are being a bit harsh here. The demonstration was of how changes caused by incomplete copying can accumulate. There was no attempt to introduce any 'selection' natural or otherwise. So while the straight line is only part of the story I don't think there was anything to say this was all that evolution was. I don't know how you could add natural selection into the example as it was only aimed at explaining one part of evolution.

I suppose though you could start with a group of lines, then have people pick from a group of lines which one they wanted to copy and then select some to throw away to add in some sort of 'selection simulation'. This process could then be repeated to see which lines survived!

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 03:07:13 UTC | #865077

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