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Go to: 10 Reasons Why We Should Explore The Deep

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Are people really so jaded these days that the reason 'Because I can' is no longer enough for doing extra-ordinary things?

More people have walked on the surface of another rock orbiting the sun than have seen first hand the very bottom of the sea. How can going there in person NOT be reason enough to do it?

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:00:11 UTC | #931163

Go to: Human fossils hint at new species

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Sign me up as another one whose first thought was Darth Vader upon seeing that skull.

I for one welcome out new Sith overlords, etc etc etc.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:36:45 UTC | #927748

Go to: Church schools shun poorest pupils

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Playing devils advocate here, but is it possible that those on lower income might tend to be less religious and thus less inclined to choose a religious school? Whilst I suspect there may well be an element of cherry picking, there may also be an element of natural selection.

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:19:19 UTC | #924845

Go to: Off The Record: A Quest For De-Baptism In France

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My personal opinion on the matter as an unbaptised atheist is that it's not a simple thing. It depends on what the Baptismal records are for. If they're a 'Membership register' then it's right and proper that someone should be able to have their name stricken completely from the records. If however it is a record of a historic event then it's not so simple. He did get baptised, and the church are quite probably within their rights to record that they performed that ceremony. Whilst I completely support this fellows rights to have the baptism reversed, I don't think he necessarily should be able to re-write history. Just because you utterly deplore the actions of an organisation you might be (willingly or not) a member of doesn't necessarily mean you can have your membership of that organisation expunged from history.

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:58:04 UTC | #914192

Go to: Religious freedom under threat from courts, professor warns

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"To decide whether or not a British Airways employee could wear a cross with her uniform, the courts have suggested it is not a core part of Christian belief – but this decision shouldn't be up to them."

  1. If the decision had gone the other way you can be sure that he would have trumpeted the verdict from the roof tops.

  2. The cross isn't a core part of a Christian belief. Which part of thou shall not worship the graven image is it that isn't understood?

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:02:04 UTC | #911677

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