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Go to: [UPDATE] Islamic bore talks over PZ Myers

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Comment 181 by KAhmedCdn and other similar comments What a joke, Vicktor.

KAhmedCdn, the only joke here is someone who insists that his unconfirmed and mostly distasteful brand of woowoo is correct, based on circular arguments and not much else.

Get the joke?

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:48:43 UTC | #636732

Go to: Interview with Richard Dawkins

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Winfred - you are very amusing. Just google it and you'll get a long list. Ever heard of Newton?

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 20:36:00 UTC | #430531

Go to: Flying rabbis fight swine flu

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This has to be the funniest video on this site, even funnier than Carlin.

The guy on the phone is the star! At first i thought he was talking to god, but on 2nd listen, I think he's a junior rabbi receiving instructions from HQ.

I think most israelis will find it very funny, but there's a large minority that will actually be dissapointed when the prayers don't work.

Swine flu is called Pig flu in Israel by the mainstream media (i just googled it - I live in UK). Occasionally they also call it H1N1 or Mexican Flu.

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 20:36:00 UTC | #388730

Go to: Fault Lines - Religion in the military

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Damn,

I missed all the fun. What silly tactics - planting a made up quote, which is not even a comparable situation. Really silly. So he made me google it, what a laugh... It's a shame to learn that debate is impossible. What happened here may be similar to the real debates between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

Many good points made by too many people to start replying to now.

What I can contribute, is probably obvious to most. Most Israelis think the UN is consistently biased against Israel. They think the west is generally naive about the arab world (hence the mess it found itself in the region).

When criticism comes from muslims they view it as biased by default, especially when it is accompanied with "we'll wipe you off the map". When it comes from the west they sometimes think "these are the guys that have actually tried to wipe us off".

The UN has proved itself incapable of dealing with this on the ground. Instead of disarming Hizbullah, they are now better armed than ever. Last time they attacked Israel there were more than 500,000 Israelis on the run.

The reason Israelis resist the 67 borders is that they are simply too scared. They don't want to live in a 10 mile strip bordering an unstable and divided state. Who would? They will continue to reject this in my opinion and try to find another way.

As far as a shared Jerusalem - this is a popular idea among secular Israelis, but I don't have stats. It will be difficult enough for any government to sell the public the 67 borders. The religious voters might even go for it, if they get to keep Jerusalem.

I just can't see an Israeli government managing to pass this through parliament without the religious vote. I think they will have to do it somehow, but they will need the best spin doctors in the world to get Israelis to back this. Not sure of Israeli law, but this may require a referendum.

Does this make sense to anyone? Sorry if not, I'm tired

Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:13:00 UTC | #380372

Go to: Francis Collins selcected to head NIH

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On the basis that historically science refutes religion, Collins has a potential conflict of interest.

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:47:00 UTC | #377732

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