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Go to: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

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What would aliens think, if they came long after we're gone, and in their archaeological digs they find loads of little metal crosses depicting what appears to be a human nailed to a cross?
Wouldn't they logically assume, without surviving books or other evidence, that this was some widespread sacrificial practice and we were complete barbarians? (that's if they don't assume its a sexual practice).

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:35:00 UTC | #435952

Go to: The Invention of Lying: Available Now on DVD

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^...and what was the reply?

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:34:00 UTC | #433312

Go to: The Invention of Lying: Available Now on DVD

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It actually looks awful (I have a good nose for films).
I'm not even pushed to watch it.

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:13:00 UTC | #433305

Go to: Everybody's a blasphemer

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The saddest thing about this whole debacle is that Minister Dermot Ahern made this law so that it would be almost impossible for anyone to get charged under it. I have to wonder why bother making it at all in that case.

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:17:00 UTC | #431232

Go to: Seeing Further: The Story of Science & the Royal Society, edited by Bill Bryson

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I've been meaning to read his book "A Short History of Everything" for quite some time and now he has another one out. Dammit. I'd better hurry up.

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 22:26:00 UTC | #430560

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