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Go to: Galapágos menaced by tourist invasion

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Comment 3 by PY :

How bad can it be when the website providing this story allows the following google ads on the same page as their coverage of the issue:

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And you wonder why there is a problem? What hypocrates.

Allow it? Maybe they're not aware of it. As it says, the ads are "by Google"; not by them. They likely appeared automatically based on Google's own detection of keywords shortly after the article was published. If the website operators are informed, they could possibly filter them. I can't see them there now anyway.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:58:28 UTC | #946849

Go to: Pell, Dawkins wage battle of belief

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Comment 14 by squeegee :

A real mismatch, it's a shame the ABC couldn't have found a more suitable opponent.

Sorry, man, it's about all Australian theology has to offer.

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 07:07:31 UTC | #934759

Go to: Q&A: Pell vs Dawkins - April 9, Easter Monday night

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Comment 4 by archway :

The original inhabitants were too bright to go in for that sort of thing. Had we (white Australians) adopted their psychic culture instead of crushing it, we wouldn't need a debate between a redundant Medievalist and a redundant militant know-all, both certain of things they can know nothing about. When Richard denies the existence of a higher realm of existence, he's like an ant banging away on a street corner denying the existence of the differential calculus, and would be amusing if it were not so pathetic.

If, by "original inhabitants" you mean the Aboriginals, where would we be if we adopted their pseudopsychic culture? At the dot-painting convention instead of the atheist convention? Richard has officially stated that he thinks a god probably does not exist, and his denial of such an existence is probably for the same reason he denies monkeys will one day fly out of his arse. What is this higher realm that we're foolishly denying? The clouds? Can you possibly be specific? The ant analogy is quite poor, and is really a disgraceful attack on scientific methodology, not a flaw in Richard's character.

At the threshold of the 21st century, the debate should fly a lot higher than this.

Feel free to step up at any time and brandish your invisible cojones.

I feel sorry for people like Chris Hitchens

Such a great man would never need your pity. His corpse will accomplish and contribute more than you ever will in your airy-fairy, oxygen-stealing life.

whose Earthly existences have provided no insights into the invisible world the biologist J. B. S. >Haldane spoke of, saying he had little time for those who remained ignorant of its existence.

I hope you realise Haldane's invisible world was still a material one...

The status quo: celebrate unsubstantiated bullshit; reject science that conflicts with it. Yes, it will drive us extinct, and I don't see how your sprinkling of intellectual glitter will prevent it one iota.

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 09:51:22 UTC | #933039

Go to: Q&A: Pell vs Dawkins - April 9, Easter Monday night

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Comment 14 by aquilacane :

The person who actually has some authority in the matter should go first and be properly addressed. Loonies in dresses really shouldn't be allowed to speak.

About two years ago at my university we had Pell debate Dan Barker, and all of these debates and religion-related talks are always organised by the various Christian organisations at the uni, so more Christians show up than non-Christians. Anyway, I watched the debate on YouTube and tried to leave a comment like, "It's a shame that at an institution of academia the man promoting the position of faith can receive more applause than the man promoting academia." Of course, that comment was "moderated" out. Wish the uni weren't so accommodating to such pseudo junk.

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 09:08:57 UTC | #933027

Go to: Bible rewritten to make it ‘easier to follow’

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A bear ... named Nigel ... that looks sad if you drop ... the soap? That sounds even more molesty.

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:56:43 UTC | #902402

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