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Go to: Look Now for Venus to Cross the Sun, or Wait Another Century

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I'm planning to do a webcast if all goes well: http://pablito.home.xs4all.nl/Zon/Venus_2012/VenusTransitsTheSun.html

Wed, 30 May 2012 00:27:53 UTC | #944341

Go to: Earliest music instruments found

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Can these flutes still be played?

Sat, 26 May 2012 21:22:52 UTC | #943699

Go to: Earliest music instruments found

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Sat, 26 May 2012 21:21:33 UTC | #943698

Go to: The Magic of Reality, By Richard Dawkins (Illustrated by Dave McKean)

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Gots me the iPad version, very beautiful!

Sun, 09 Oct 2011 07:46:40 UTC | #879116

Go to: Austrian driver's religious headgear strains credulity

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ROTFLMAO-seizure here. With people like this there must be hope for the world still ;-)

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:48:44 UTC | #849354

Go to: Army's "Spiritual Fitness" Test Comes Under Fire

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CSF is some kind of poison gas, right?

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 02:40:27 UTC | #574375

Go to: Pakistani doctor held under blasphemy law

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So if a teacher gives a student called Mohammad a low grade, he will be arrested for having contempt for the prophet? And there's lots more where that came from.

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:24:45 UTC | #562679

Go to: Pope's Glasgow visit: pilgrims told to make sacrifices to attend open-air mass

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No umbrellas. Those could be made into bayonets or guns probably. Hm, what else can we ban? Toilets? They can be made to blow up. Can't have shit hitting the heavenly fan. Toilets should go too.

Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:17:36 UTC | #515949

Go to: NHS urged to offer circumcisions to avoid botched operations

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So we'll have us a "War on Circumcision"?

We all know what happened with the "War on Drugs", the "War on Liquor" aka Prohibition, they all spawned clans of mobsters.

This war will help bolster the position of the Mobsters of Religion beyond Teflon, just the way they like it.

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 07:08:11 UTC | #487855

Go to: Sex, Fruit Bats, and Politically Correct Zoology at an Irish College

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University College Crock!

Fri, 14 May 2010 22:54:17 UTC | #470107

Go to: Another Anti-Gay Christian Leader Caught With Male Prostitute

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So he's Narth Vader (with a young apprentice)?

Sun, 09 May 2010 19:04:01 UTC | #468157

Go to: Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs

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Would this proposal be legally possible even?

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:31:00 UTC | #427111

Go to: Complete National Geographic

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Not outside the US and Canada? Weird....

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:59:00 UTC | #426997

Go to: An interview with a Taliban Trained Suicide Bomber {With English S/T}

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@ 3. Comment #431630: "....I say that Capital punishment is the only option."

Is it? Isn't that just the easy way out? I say that course of action means just giving in to the terrorists, in fact agreeing with their mindset. We'd be doing some of their work for them. We'd simply be handing victory to the people behind them who try to maintain the death cult, by willingly becoming extensions of it.

Sat, 14 Nov 2009 12:02:00 UTC | #413425

Go to: 'Prayer camps' chain mentally ill

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Sadism run amuck at Mt. Horrid......

Sun, 10 May 2009 14:26:00 UTC | #358124

Go to: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Who'd be female under Islamic law?

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@TheLordHumungus:
They are trapped; guess what you could do when you were totally dependent on male family? No money of your own, no papers, al police also being religious and moral police. All secret services being religious and moral secret services? And the religious morals being: Women are property, money. To be done with whatever you like and to be guarded at all cost.

And for the few that do get away there is always the fear of being tracked down and abducted or assassinated. I live in Holland and I can assure you that this is permanently in the back of the minds of many of these fugitive women.

Sun, 03 May 2009 21:20:00 UTC | #355928

Go to: Richard Dawkins' awesome computer skills baffle Information Theorists of intelligent design

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Check out the java biomorphs.
There is also an exellent stand-alone version downloadable at
Goodnight Software.

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 15:31:00 UTC | #340803

Go to: Secrets of worm grunting support Darwin's instincts after 127 years

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I see gulls (and sometimes crows) do the patting all the time, so it probably works.

I have also seen farmers use a metal strip with a wooden handle, about 50 cm long, attached to a long, thin, single electricity cord. Drive the strip into the ground and connect the cord to the hot outlet of an unprotected mains connector. The worms will race to the surface in their hundreds.

Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:35:00 UTC | #258255

Go to: Why albino monks won't conduct stem cell research

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Maybe I got this mixed up, but aren't the Opus Dei a Catholic terrorist group, some time ago implicated in maintaining weapons staches in Belgium and the (Catholic) south of The Netherlands?

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:46:00 UTC | #239089

Go to: Kenya mob reportedly burns 11 'witches'

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@ 2 #183457

> You know how it goes: Burn first, ask questions later.

No. You never question. Not EVER! Doing so will open the door to the possibility that you are wrong (to some degree). You are NEVER wrong.

Thu, 22 May 2008 13:22:00 UTC | #174361

Go to: Double-checking Dawkins

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Be sure to check out the excellent "Biomorphs" (and other programs) from this site: http://www.gsoftnet.us/GSoft.html

It's from 2002, but works flawlessly in OSX Leopard. I don't know about Windows, though I assume there are no problems there either.

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 01:06:00 UTC | #88721

Go to: You big, fat pile of bacteria

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@14. Yes, abysmal hygene kills a lot of people. However, the piont here is that the balance between hygene and building and maintaining our immune systems has been moving to another extreme, one that may very well result in a significant rise of earlier-than-necessary deaths.

Sun, 04 Nov 2007 01:33:00 UTC | #81005

Go to: You big, fat pile of bacteria

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I can remember when the slogan "Kills 99% of all household germs!" was released. There must be whole hordes of people who have been brainwashed (is that a pun?) with this bacteria scare. And for many it has become a religious thing; If you don't disinfect your surroundings, you're bad and bad things will happen to you and the ones you love. Don't listen to those who say otherwise; they are wrong and will be eaten alive by germs. People have become addicted to disinfectants like many are to nicotine. Ultimately it's all just a way for companies to consolidate their profits.........

Sun, 04 Nov 2007 01:13:00 UTC | #81003

Go to: The benefits of 80 million years without sex

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Some very nice pictures of these beasties are to be found here:
http://www.microimaging.ca/rotifer.htm

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 15:34:00 UTC | #74707

Go to: In Depth: Christopher Hitchens

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OK, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-749136266511341921&hl=en will get you the whole thing in one go. Maybe paste it into http://keepvid.com/ or use an off-line tool like TubeTV to download and convert if the direct download link from Google doesn't work.

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:07:00 UTC | #67980

Go to: Islamic Creationist and a Book Sent Round the World

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Me gots one with a blue cover.
http://web.mac.com/planeten.paultje/iWeb/Planeten_Paultje/Images/AoC.gif

Still crap though......

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:22:00 UTC | #53769

Go to: Comic in US 'hate speech' row

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Just for completeness sake, here are Patrick's home page:

http://www.patcondell.net/

and all his video messages:

http://www.liveleak.com/browse?user=patcondell

Oink, oink.

Sun, 08 Jul 2007 15:28:00 UTC | #51593

Go to: Floods are judgment on society, say bishops

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"In the Bible, institutional power is referred to as 'the beast', which sets itself up to control people and their morals."

Guess who is talking? Give these guys some mirrors.

Sun, 01 Jul 2007 12:50:00 UTC | #50362

Go to: Scientists Link Housecats to Wildcat Subspecies

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Way to go, cats!

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:29:00 UTC | #49877

Go to: Review of 'Growing Up in the Universe' DVDs

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I saw the series when it was aired by the BBC. I'm very glad it's om DVD now and got me a copy right away. I wish all the other Christmas Lectures were available this way, especially since they completely dropped below the horizon (as seen from Holland)......

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 22:17:00 UTC | #47225