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Go to: The brain… it makes you think. Doesn't it?

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Gosh this is the first thing I've read/heard from Tallis in a long while that doesn't take a pot-shot at Dawkins. I just read his Kingdom of Infinite Space, which is entertaining reading and beautifully written, if sometimes a bit overwrought. But, but... he can't resist making a one-line over-simplified shot at (Str)awkins every other chapter - rather tiresome.

Sat, 05 May 2012 17:10:12 UTC | #939922

Go to: Do Atheists Understand and Appreciate Black Bodies?

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Too long, rambling and not spell checked. "descent/descendant, loose/lose, ..."

Financial compensation? By who to who?

He jumps from "the lack of critical thinking skills" to accusing atheists of sitting in insulated environments. Whoa!

Sat, 05 May 2012 06:54:02 UTC | #939850

Go to: Australia's blurred separation between church and state

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[Comment 26] We want atheists and firm secularists in positions of power. If they're in the minority they may not be able to have much of an effect when it comes to a vote, but one less theism advocate is a good thing. The atheists/secularists can operate within the limits of what the majority is willing to tolerate to reduce religious influence, or they can stick their necks out and have their heads chopped off.

We know Gillard is an atheist and is therefore likely to resent this policy. The members of parliament who are the real supporters of this nonsense deserve our ire to a much greater extent.

Can you point to any statements or policy decisions by Gillard that actually reflect her atheist/secular position? She seems to have gone out of her way to provide succour for religious special interests in most cases.

Tue, 01 May 2012 14:30:26 UTC | #938681

Go to: Australia's blurred separation between church and state

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Comment 2 by Macropus :

This is what it is to have an atheist head of government who is terrified of offending religion. Granted, she's on a political knife-edge with a tiny majority, but she knows she will lose the next election anyway, and should be supporting these long-overdue reforms. At least she would have something to show for six otherwise undistinguished years in government.

They fail to notice that by continually appeasing a minority who will never vote for them, and will never be satisfied by any appeasement (witness the routing of Labor in the Queensland state election, and what the Christian right voters said), they betray their voting base, who now wander off to greener pastures.

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:16:47 UTC | #938364

Go to: Why do French intellectuals "know nothing about science"?

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Every French pharmacy window is awash with homeopathy products. It's staggering to see a wall of interior space devoted to sugar pills. That's the actual pharmacies. There are also huge parapharmacies which often sit adjacent to supermarkets (being owned by them), which have nothing more medicinal than toothpaste.

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 08:59:38 UTC | #936219

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