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Go to: Dover ID movie, “Judgment Day,” now in one video

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Atheists seemed to get a bad rap in this documentary. Lots of offence being taken at even the suggestion of being an atheist.

@Shrodinger's Cat

These sort of arguments may seem complete waffle

Well, you said it yourself!

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:47:54 UTC | #889617

Go to: Christopher Hitchens night: a review

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There's an essay from Vanity Fair in his new book arguably in which he condems the use of torture aswell.

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:18:12 UTC | #889441

Go to: Halal and kosher hit by Dutch ban

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@ Comment 25 by Stephen of Wimbledon

Spot on. It is a step in the right direction. Just because you eat meat doesn't mean that you can't be in favour of minimising animal suffering in the process.

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:54:45 UTC | #888219

Go to: Giving placebos such as reiki to cancer patients does more harm than good

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Steven Novella (skeptic's guide) discussed this study and the general efficacy of Reiki on his blog recently here.

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:34:02 UTC | #882437

Go to: Richard Dawkins Tells All in Episode 46 of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Great discussion.

Dawkins mentioned John Wyndham at the end of his favourite science fiction authors - I wonder if he, or anyone else here, has read The Chrysalids?

It's about a society of religious fundamentalists that see genetic mutation as a sin and destroy any crops or 'defective' children that have any noticeable mutations. Some of the younger citizens are able to talk to each other telepathically, and soon discover that there are many people that have been banished to 'the fringes' are just the same as them although they may appear alien.

An amazing book, with a great freethinking tone throughout!

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 22:41:16 UTC | #881183

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