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Go to: Swatting attacks on fruit flies and science

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Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink and sing
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength and breath;
And the want
of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

-- William Blake

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:46:00 UTC | #261986

Go to: Palin: average isn't good enough

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Hi Folks

Whats been happening?

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:29:00 UTC | #261938

Go to: Robert Winston criticises dangerous 'science delusion'

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The "softly softly" approach once again from Winston.

When he speaks like this he really makes matters worse I think.

You simply cant accomodate everyone, every faith, every belief Prof Wilson.

He's clutching at straws here with references to epigenetics. Is this presented as some kind of get out of goal free card?

And then he talks about "truth" suggesting that Dawkins is offering it.
This is completely dishonest and he knows it.
He seems to believe in belief and is therefore a really patronising git (IMHO)

Sun, 14 Sep 2008 09:47:00 UTC | #234371

Go to: 'Climate crisis' needs brain gain

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"It's all very well to demonstrate that we can land a craft on Mars, it's all very well to discover whether or not there is a Higgs boson (a potential mass mechanism); but I would just suggest that we need to pull people towards perhaps the bigger challenges where the outcome for our civilisation is really crucial."

So invest in future scientists ie childrens education. How many new faith (anti-science)schools are planned teaching ID, YEC etc?

Any comments on that Sir David?

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 07:14:00 UTC | #231151

Go to: In the know

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Strange Disciple

I think the point that Mark Vernon is probably trying to make is more one of form than content.

Please explain this to me. What form? What do you mean?

Dawkins may turn out to be the Newton of his day, but Newton didn't have the whole picture either, as it now turns out

No shit. When has Dawkins ever claimed to have "the whole picture"?

This article really irritated me. The guy is a dickhead. The "nuke" comment attributed to Sam Harris is an outrage.

Sun, 07 Sep 2008 11:17:00 UTC | #230919

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