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Go to: Genetically-modified mosquito designed to avoid malaria spread

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by smitemeifudare

Although i can see the potential benefit of such genetic manipulation, for it to be successful,the gm mosquitos would have to out compete their nom gm rivals, and seeing how sucessful non gm mosquitos are, to give them an advantage would potentialy be very dangerous, what if the mosquitos then transmitted a diferent disease, or a mutation of the malaria plasmodium overcame their resistance and was even more lethal to humans, such tinkering with ecosystems can have unforseen outcomes, to coin a phrase, better the devil you know.Evoloution has occured over millions of years, random tinkering which alters its course in relatively the blink of an eye cannot be garaunteed safe,as the rest of the ecosystem will react to such changes,and may produce a cascade effect which is far worse than the original problem.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:30:05 UTC | #947473

Go to: Is Pleasure a Sin?

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One has to wonder what sort of sick and twisted mind first though up the notion not only that pleasure is bad......but that somehow pain and suffering are good !

the same bunch who invented the inquisition for your entertainment.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:23:59 UTC | #946023

Go to: Will we ever clone a mammoth?

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It would be awesome to bring back extinct spieces, a mammoth burger on the menu, imagine that!

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:20:14 UTC | #946022

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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I have very little sympathy for those children so brainwashed by their parents, they need the emotional jolt and common sense instilling by brute force tactics so they do not put their own children in the same state of indoctrinated stupidity.The parents need common sense instaling by brute force , and repeated cranial impacts with a big stick.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:17:02 UTC | #946020

Go to: Human Societies Starting to Resemble Ant Colonies

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by smitemeifudare

Humans are just like ants, we have infested this planet and continue to breed at a ridiculous pace,we have rigid order and social rules build huge colonies,are teritorial,and take over areas without regard for the native populations.

Mon, 14 May 2012 18:06:09 UTC | #941441

Go to: Should Churches Get Tax Breaks?

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 51 by smitemeifudare

Course they deserve it,everyone does,how about a tax break for the "church of freethought"and its "disciples of reason"

Sat, 12 May 2012 01:56:59 UTC | #941114

Go to: Tennessee Goes Monkey Again

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 36 by smitemeifudare

With the current batch of idiots, i dearly hope Obama gets another term, He might not be the best american president ever, but i am damm sure the currrent competition could furnish the worst, or at least a close second to Bush.

Sun, 06 May 2012 02:08:23 UTC | #940043

Go to: Tennessee Goes Monkey Again

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 35 by smitemeifudare

Re starcrash, comment 13, maybe not goes apeshit again, more like goes batshit again.

Sun, 06 May 2012 01:56:15 UTC | #940039

Go to: Atheists likely to outnumber Christians in England in 20 years

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 51 by smitemeifudare

In 20 years we are more likely to all be muslims at the rate they are outbreeding us.

Sun, 06 May 2012 01:42:01 UTC | #940032

Go to: One in seven thinks end of world is coming

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The most likely explanation for the mayan calendar ending at 2012 is that the guy who spent his years drawing up calenders, scribing or carving dates on stones, either died or got so fed up with the job he stopped, maybe he thought, thats enough calendars for a while,maybe he actualy got a life and had kids, hence never got back to the job, maybe he was certified for his obsesion with drawing calendars, or was slain by a spanish conquistador, we shall never know, but one think s highly likely, a lot of people will wake up on december 22nd 2012 and be depressed or relieved, but all of them will eventualy feel stupid, unless of course the world does end, then there will be no one to say "i told you so".

Sun, 06 May 2012 01:39:12 UTC | #940031

Go to: Why I'm saying no to a smear

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by smitemeifudare

This woman is saying she wishes to be wilfully ignorant of any possible condition ,probably up to the point where she might develop cancer past the point where it could be treated, The old addage of prevention being better than cure rings true, especialy when large of money have been invested in screening programmes.She is of course free to do as she wishes, but if i could prevent a disease, or find it at a treatable stage, i would prefer that to being told "you have X months to live".

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:30:49 UTC | #929181

Go to: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless

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I am not angry, i just despair of humanity ever growing up., more depressed,thankfull to rdf for a small beacon of light in the darkness.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:23:47 UTC | #929180

Go to: The God issue: New science of religion

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Maybe they should change the tItle to New Age Scientologist?They blew their credibility as a scientific publication introducing this mumbo jumbo,Dig me a god shaped hole, I'll fill it with manure, thats more than religion is worth.As to religion holding societies together, thats rubish, a charismatic leader who puts food in bellies is what holds groups together,a charismatic overlord reigning over those groups, with a big enough army to protect, or alternatively subjugate them is what holds societies together,taxes, tithes and laws follow.Religion rears its ugly head,as a few workshy devious numpties decide they can hoodwink the masses and gain power for themselves,war, bigotry,injustice follows.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:21:02 UTC | #929179

Go to: Your Brain on Fiction

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"Once you get an ebook reader, you can never go back to clumsy impractical paper books(finally are gone the days where you constantly have to twist hundreds of pages of paper in bed) in which you can't do instant searches, comments, dictionary, adjust the font size, etc."

I prefer to take a paperback if i want a read while camping or fishing, it dosn't cost £90 to replace if it lands in the water.

So reading improves the mind? who would of thought it,all them bible reading jerks must of started of a long way behind then.The item should of said varied reading,otherwise, Islamic "schollars" might get lumped in with the mentaly developed.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:53:57 UTC | #929172

Go to: The spectre of militant secularism

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Maybe ,as militant secularists, we should team up with the extremist centerists, and the radicaly neutrals?

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:43:26 UTC | #929170

Go to: Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group

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The catholic church seems to of been taking lessons from scientology,maybe they will team up and hit us with some even more ridiculous fairy stories.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:41:21 UTC | #929168

Go to: Is Richard Dawkins an ape?

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Yes, Richard is an ape, as am i, we just seem to have one fused chromosome pair to separate us from our hairier cousins.Not that big a diference realy.

"there is something almost blasphemous about a person putting himself on the same level as an animal."

now there speaks a man in denial ,if not animals, what are we, certainaly not plants, maybe the writer regards himself as a completely separate entity from the rest of the tree of life,some kind of alien otherling,or maybe he realy is a vegetable?His inteligence isnt worth a carrot.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:36:19 UTC | #929165

Go to: Westboro Baptist Church to attend Reason Rally with special message for atheists

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 98 by smitemeifudare

I think the roars of laughter from the reason rallys reasoners will overwhelm any piffle they shout.I notice one banner on the pic is actualy one we can all agree on, tough luck Ratzinger.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:22:18 UTC | #926804

Go to: Science book delayed when someone notices it's written by creationists

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$179 for toilet paper?seems all its good for.

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:29:29 UTC | #926528

Go to: VIDEO: Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 46 by smitemeifudare

At the disgussion progresses, archbishop Williams seems to accept a diminishing role for god in the creation and evoloution of our spieces, his grounds off humanity are eroded by the first human question. I am pleased that he accepts evoloution, and he seems to be somewhat less fundamentalist than the more vocal end of the internets christians. The development of conciousness is probably a result of the system ,ie the brain,being an apparatus which evolved into a large important organ,having much higher capacity than was originaly required for mere survival, but carried the nessesary survival advantage to be passed on ,and in its greater ,even spare capacity, lead to the survival advantage of being able to plan,mentaly rehearse and refine an action before initiating it , and then to plan socialy,which has given humanity the ultimate survival advantage over any other species.To plan ahead requires a sense of self, a memory of the current status ,a prediction, and a comparison, all of these states need to be held simultaneously, to be social, also requires a sense of being one of a group. Ones sense of self is a combination of awareness, prediction,memory of past learned experiences,and also awareness of ones relation to others of our species. I would ask the question, what happens to the sense of self during non rem sleep?in rem sleep, which occurs most often as we are waking,we dream, and our conciousness is apparent to us yet it is in a world which is internalised,waking then overlays the senses input over that internalised world, the non rem sleep is lost to our conciousness, i would think of rem sleep as the brain rebooting its conciousness from a dormant state, it is our conciousness which initiates movement and actions nessesary for our survival,obviously, maintaining it permanently has to high a cost,hence we sleep,with our conciousness dormant.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:20:53 UTC | #922621

Go to: BBC RADIO 4 PHONE IN THIS MORNING: IS RELIGION IN THE UK BEING ERODED?

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 35 by smitemeifudare

Religion has definitely been eroded, by education,the internet,and freedom of speech.may it continue to fall further as the true enlightenment of knowledge and critical thinking spreads.We need to ditch the myth that faith schools provide superior education, ususly its because they achieve consistent pass rates ,by picking their intake carefully.The churchgoing crowd are often more likely to push their children, pay for extra tutors, and be competetive as parents who presurise their kids so they can brag about their achievements on the church path,I know this, i was a victim of this pushing, however,the godbothering merely showed me how futile it is and stood out as people lying to me, from age 6 when i began school.I was thrown out of my first school for constantly disrupting assembly,guess they couldnt deal with a kid actualy questioning the incredulous.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:07:33 UTC | #920469

Go to: Water-cooled nuclear power plants aren't the only option

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:00:14 UTC | #920437

Go to: Is Britain a Christian country?

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Britain is, always has been a multicultural country in some degree, even at the height of the dark ages witch burning, it is obvious people were oppposed to the christian view.We have been invaded by many ethnic groups, from the vikings to the picts, the romans to the normans, Have fought civil wars over diference, the only diference today is we have a rule of law to guide us, and all religions must respect it.The problem is when religions attempt to gain undue influence, and it is important that lawmakers are informed of, and held to account by the public demographic.The census was obviously flawed, and failed to recognise that many people , who are actualy somewhat less than christian, or even if they considered it properly, atheist, actualy signed themselves as christian, through family tradition, or through fear of being labeled an atheist, and the negative connotations they think are implied by that lable. The most sensible and pertinent comment so far is comment 3 by irate_atheist.We are a mongrel race and a melting pot of cultures, and we should be proud of that.

Also, the previous census actualy showed that the fourth largest religious affiliation stated was JEDI!,yet the census takers refused to recognise it as a religion, even though people had identified themselves as such.I look forward to the actual results of the current census, there was an even bigger jedi campaign this time round, To wantonly refuse to recognise a group, whether toungue in cheek or not, is a contempt against religious freedom,and imposing a value judgement on a group identity.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:50:35 UTC | #919828

Go to: Turin Shroud resurrected

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Pity no one burned that filthy rag years ago.To use such relics as evidence shows the lack of credibility the theists are aware of, and their desperation to clutch at straws in the face of science.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:14:16 UTC | #919718

Go to: The Sins of the Fathers [Also in Polish]

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I would be proud to point out that my ancestors abandoned slavery at some point, not worried that at some point in my liniage, they had acted in keeping with the majority of the population.I am sure that if people traced their lineage back far enough, they would find large numbers of people who behaved unacceptably by our current standards, however at the time, it was not frowned upon, or even encouraged .The gutter press realy must be short of amunition if they have to resort to such tactics.

The last time i bought a paper was years ago, when i had run out of toilet paper and the local shop had none in stock.Its not even very good for that, as the pages are usualy loaded with shit already.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:06:53 UTC | #919713

Go to: Councils win prayer 'rights' as ministers fast track Localism Act powers

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As the Council seems determined to involve prayer, i suggest the Pastafarians turn up to the meeting,complete with ritual strainer headgear,suggest plastic as many council chambers have metal detectors, and at the call to prayer, stand up, don headgear and utter the FSM version of the lords prayer,loudly and in competition with the traditional prayers.Show mr Piggles the meaning of "be carefull what you wish for".Council meetings are open to the public, democracy demands it,And hoisted by his own rope, he cannot object to religious observances.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 22:47:42 UTC | #919402

Go to: More rubbish about "shrill" atheists - this time in The Daily Mail

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Maybe the best approach would be to complete the lobotomization which these fools started on themselves.Would finaly shut them up.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 22:27:38 UTC | #919396

Go to: Gingrich vows to ban embryonic stem-cell research, questions in vitro practices

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Newt Gingrich is certainly the lizard his name implies, what a disgusting self important arsehole he is .

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 17:24:40 UTC | #919293

Go to: Andrew Copson and Anne Atkins discussing 'militant secularism'

smitemeifudare's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by smitemeifudare

Has Anne Atkins actualy read the transcript of Richards TFTD?It says nothing about any religion specificaly , yet it points out the folly of them all, gently, insightfully,in a non offensive way, Inviting people to actualy think about what faith offers and pointing out the alternative and more satifactory explanations offered by science.What is obvious from the faith reactions, is they actualy fear evidence based truth, they fear the challenge to their beliefs comfort blanket.They would rather live in the dark with the monster they think they know all about,and he is a genocidal, murderous,grudge bearing,punative,tempermental, vain,trivialising monster,who they think they can appease with prayer.How silly they would feel if the monster was shown to be a fantasy, how much of their efforts would be wasted if he were shown to be such, even worse, if the monster vanishes, so do the imagined perks,heaven, justice, judgement and punishment of the evil people, eternal bliss and all that crap.Thats why they cant face the true truth.

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:15:29 UTC | #918303

Go to: In the Spirit: Some florists won't deliver to atheist

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I would suggest everyone send flowers, by the florist concerned, to Jessica, let them see how much business they are loosing by their own stupidity,and if they cash in and send them highlight their hipocrisy,and Jessica gets her flowers.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:10:12 UTC | #917433