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by Tora
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 80666

What part of society do they represent when politicians plan to ban or make it practically impossible for certain areas of research to continue which are of great merit and possibly ground breaking (the outcry in British parliament over "chimera" research showed that) based on societies lack of info...
by Tora
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 80666

EXCUSE ME who was that mentioned these crazy ideas "IT WILL NOT result in a goat that can climb walls, spin webs or have a venomous bite. " you did you are the one creating ridiculous fearmongering tripe not us I was just giving an example of things that have been said to me on the topic, the irrat...
by Tora
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 80666

So, in your (GM?) mind, all scientists are good, moral people, i.e., normal human beings - and all politicians are bad? I am neither a scientist nor a politician, but I have enough humanity in me to know that that crazy woman scientist (on the Ch4 prog) was a clone, par exellence! I wonder what lab...
by Tora
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 80666

As is often seen politicians are put under pressure by religious groups to stop areas of research, simply because there are seen as amoral or against the will of god. And these types of people have no understanding of the processes involved or have any intention to learn.
by Tora
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 80666

It seems here that alot of you have the irrational fear of GM, that it will run a mock an destroy the earth much like the daft food critic on the C4 show! Glow in the dark pig (or any animal) can be used to underdstand better what happens when an organ is transplanted. Placing arachnid web genes int...
by Tora
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: This sick little island
Replies: 48
Views: 27825

The majority of primary (national schools) in Ireland (age 4 to 12) are run by a religious body (either RC of protestent). In my local area there was no choice but to go to a RC primary school. Here the local priest has a major influence on the ethos and teaching of the school. You spend time prepar...
by Tora
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anonymous atheists
Replies: 15
Views: 10087

I have no problem talking about my atheism with those close to me and with who I have built up a respect for, like at work. But when it comes to total strangers, I prefer to keep it myself, but that goes for most things too. I have got the "You've got to believe in something!?!" line a few times, I ...
by Tora
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anonymous atheists
Replies: 15
Views: 10087

I do sometimes hide my atheism from people, mainly because I know that i wont get anywhere with them in a discussion (family) or I just don't really think they should be bothered with my religious status (strangers). If I was to go around shouting from the rooftops that I'm an atheist and why they s...