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Go to: A C Grayling: Why no Asbo for the Pope?

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As always Anthony makes his case in a clear, measured and reasoned manner. I genuinely don't understand how this situation isn't taken more seriously by our so called leaders.

Tim Minchin however has a different approach:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRDfut2Vx0
(Strong language warning)

Sun, 02 May 2010 14:33:00 UTC | #464961

Go to: The 10:23 Event

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@Steven Mading
http://www.answers.com/topic/avogadro-s-number
As I couldn't get to wikipedia for some mad reason, I hope this will suffice.

Basically it's the statistical chance of one molecule being left in any 23C medication, as many are 30C then there's not much chance of anything beyond random contamination. It's high time, someone figured out how much vitamin C is likely to exist in your average water sample and assume that all that shaking and dilution should give you scurvy ;)

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 20:15:00 UTC | #432743

Go to: The 10:23 Event

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If you'd like to get involved in this protest, can I suggest contacting your local Skeptics in the Pub, The Leeds group is best contacted via our Facebook page although the website is also an option.
I think this campaign is long overdue and it's nice to see that some well known skeptics are getting involved.

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:54:00 UTC | #432713

Go to: The God Fraud

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That was excellent - at times laugh out loud funny.
It's also made me hungy, we're fresh out of dried albino and the snow's too deep to drive to Tesco.

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 21:34:00 UTC | #429013

Go to: Pope warns of misuse of religion

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Pope warns of misuse of religion.

So many layers of irony! My brain hurts.

Sun, 10 May 2009 07:31:00 UTC | #357980

Go to: Real debates about faith are drowned by the New Atheists' foghorn voices

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"One can only presume that the New Atheists are organising a fabulous party to celebrate."

I might open a bottle of sparkly stuff later, but I'll hang fire on the party for when we finally get religion out of schools, politics and public life thanks.

We'll be nailing a bunny to a cross this weekend just like everbody else.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:09:00 UTC | #344591

Go to: Did Darwin Kill God?

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As I stated in the forum, this wound me up to the point where I became my Dad and shouted at the TV (Very cathartic and highly recommended :))

I complained to the BBC and got some random twaddle about balance.

Although they obviously have no idea how to present science at all, I would still ask that if you were as 'put out' by this programme as I was that you spend 3 minutes to lodge a formal complaint too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complaints_stage1.shtml

Sat, 04 Apr 2009 01:52:00 UTC | #343706

Go to: The deification of stupidity

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If this ever gets close to becoming law I want a ticket off this dumb-ass planet!

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:21:00 UTC | #337761

Go to: Galaxy has 'billions of Earths'

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Utter twaddle, it's random speculative crap like this that makes real science hard for the general public to understand. Did this bozo mention how many angels he thinks dance on the head of a pin for a finale?

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 05:57:00 UTC | #325464

Go to: BBC World Service Radio interview on Darwin

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It's also Christina Ricci and Ray Kurzweil's birthday. Good old IMDB :) Happy Birthday Mr D

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:22:00 UTC | #323700

Go to: My Genome, My Self

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Steven is a brilliant author, I own most of his books.
Not sure I have enough free time to read his genome.

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 16:13:00 UTC | #302142

Go to: Richard Dawkins: On The Big Questions this week

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3 minutes out of an hour. I thought I was exagerating when I suggested 5%! I'd have stayed in bed. (Actually I did)

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:11:00 UTC | #292943

Go to: My Christmas message? There's probably no God

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Polly obviously has a passion and talent for this, after a quick scan on Amazon, she seems to be quite the prolific author, and yet has not written a book about belief. (That I can find)

Poly, please consider becoming the 1st horselady.

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 04:23:00 UTC | #292834

Go to: Richard Dawkins: On The Big Questions this week

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I'm quite content not to attend. Of course I'd be even more content if this sort of programme dealt more with facts than the random opinions of a bunch of faith heads. Or better still was just replaced with a decent history documentary.
Let's at least hope that Richard gets more than his usual 5% of the air time.

Sat, 27 Dec 2008 10:42:00 UTC | #292573

Go to: God Trumps

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Nice idea, shame it's not a longer list - The Mor(m)ons are notable by their absence.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:40:00 UTC | #272605

Go to: Richard Dawkins on The Big Debate

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The idea that students who go on to University from in particular muslim schools and integrate with everyone in that university is patently absurd. I happen to lecture in such an institution, and race is generally a non-issue. In my experience black, white, asian etc etc students form friendships completely based upon personality and interests. HOWEVER, there is distinct division between the muslim cohort and everyone else. I see this on a daily basis and find it very disturbing; I am also of course not supposed to comment on it because it is deemed to be racist.

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:58:00 UTC | #112752

Go to: New attempt to end blasphemy law

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As an NSS member, I received an email from them, and petitioned my MP a couple of days ago; oddly I didn't think to make a fuss about it here. It seems in retrospect a perfectly obvious thing to do. Does anyone know if there is anything else we can currently do to try and make this happen? Much as I love this web site and forum, I'd relish the opportunity to be a bit more militant in the real world.

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 14:22:00 UTC | #104538

Go to: The Dawkins debate

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"Great. While people are arguing about physics and whether or not a higgs boson exists, there are millions of people living in abject poverty, under crushing oppression, and our climate is changing in ways that even we do not fully yet understand.

There are much more important priorities in our world than trying to figure out how many neutrenos can pass through the head of a pin...."

False dichotomy dude!

Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:25:00 UTC | #66962

Go to: The Dawkins debate

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"Richard Dawkins believes God does not exist. I believe God does exist. Each of us has a fifty percent chance of being right - or wrong. Neither of us can prove our case. End of story, and PLEASE, end of all this idiotic fuss about it."

Or slightly rephrased:

"Richard Dawkins believes Great Cthulhu does not exist. I believe Great Cthulhu does exist. Each of us has a fifty percent chance of being right - or wrong. Neither of us can prove our case. End of story, and PLEASE, end of all this idiotic fuss about it."

Hmmm, methinks the idiocy is located elsewhere...

Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:15:00 UTC | #66959

Go to: Interview with Christopher Hitchens

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The Skeptics guide to the Universe is in my humble opinion the best podcast there is. It is always witty and entertaining and they have loads of great guests. Well worth a (free) download.

Sat, 15 Sep 2007 00:32:00 UTC | #66858

Go to: Review of Richard Dawkins' new book 'The Fascism Delusion'

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Incredible! I keep trying to use humour to convince the confused, but I think that this would go straight over most of their heads.

Don't know if this has been posted before:
South Park V Mormonism

http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/59507/detail/
If not then enjoy :)

Sun, 09 Sep 2007 13:46:00 UTC | #65567

Go to: CNN Request for 'I-Reports' on religion

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I don't often find the time to post anything, but this one got my hackles up, I posted the following.

Faith is simply non-thinking - I prefer to think. I prefer evidence over dogma and one would expect nothing less of a news agency. It is sad and a little pathetic that you should even feel the necessity to pose such questions. Why not try enlightening your viewers to the wonders of the real universe rather than pandering to their fears and primitive superstitions.
Religion belittles the human intellect and I reject it.

I feel a little better now :)

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:20:00 UTC | #61640

Go to: Floods are judgment on society, say bishops

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A giant storm larger than this whole planet has been raging on Jupiter for a couple of hundred years.
I'd love to know what this moron thinks his imaginary friend is punishing there!

What a total F***tart!

Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:38:00 UTC | #50598

Go to: The Stupidity of Fox News is Truly Beyond Belief

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Incredibly dumb interview - but hey, it may end up selling a few more books and if we get one convert...
As for the idea of atheism being a fad?!?!
When I was 9 I got an Evel Knievel stunt bike. At about the same time I also figured out for myself that all this god stuff was about as real as the Santa that had 'brought' me the bike.
Guess which of those faddy 'gifts' has stayed with me the longest...

Free thought is for life not just for Christmas :)

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:34:00 UTC | #49184

Go to: Tome truths

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Friend Giskard - Having read all 6 of the books mentioned, Onfray for me makes the least convincing case. It's likely that it has lost a little 'something' in the translation from the original French.

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 14:56:00 UTC | #46416