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by sharon
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo...2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5847

New entrant, Kathy Sinnott MEP

Hi all

I've been busy and then away on holiday so am well out of date with recent events here. But I wanted to throw in a new name to the woo contest, Kathy Sinnott. The reasons are explained in this great blog post.
by sharon
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Do Irish schools refuse non-baptised children?
Replies: 50
Views: 13355

Indeed Sharon, but from experience, it can be very difficult for kids to figure out why their mother and father have views which seem so much at odds with the dominant local view; they feel disenfranchised. I said view, but what I have found (in talking with people) is an empty space where there sh...
by sharon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Do Irish schools refuse non-baptised children?
Replies: 50
Views: 13355

Hello:) My children started school in the UK and were treated with dignity and respect even though they are mixed race, colour and of no particular religion (oh yes, and my fellow country men were planting bombs indiscriminately there for much of the time too). 2 of my children have been to school ...
by sharon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Do Irish schools refuse non-baptised children?
Replies: 50
Views: 13355

Re: Do Irish schools refuse non-baptised children?

I am expecting a child in a few months time, and then the question arose, as to whether this child should be baptised. I am from Denmark originally, but my partner is Irish and I stand quite firm on this matter and my partner agrees. There is absolutely no way that I am going to baptise this child ...
by sharon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo...2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5847

Or what about Mervyn Story himself for his ill advised push to teach children that Noah's flood made the Giant's Causeway.

Is it any wonder I home-educate! See my picture thingy for details!
by sharon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo...2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5847

Mary Harney, for deciding not to pay for HPV vaccinations for girls. Bloody disgraceful. Now and then I'm glad I live in the British state, even if this is a weird and scary place with politicians like Mervyn Storey on our education committee. :? Though I'd say our lot would rather the HPV vaccine w...
by sharon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Anyone in contact with a decent health/science journalists?
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

Anyone in contact with a decent health/science journalists?

Hi all Long time since I've been here and will catch up properly when I've time. First a request: a blogger friend is doing a piece on a certain Munster based, scary looking, eurosceptic MEP. He is fed up with this very devout lady's evasive answers and wants to talk to a good local journalist. He a...
by sharon
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Study Shows Correlation between IQ and Atheism
Replies: 14
Views: 3726

My personal view is that any comparison of IQ between different cultural groups is meaningless. You can't give them the same test due to cultural bias. Even when it comes to comparisons within a single cultural group there is one very important fact that discredits IQ tests in general and that is t...
by sharon
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Claire Tully and the Crawthumpers
Replies: 55
Views: 13200

I don't know of any charity that is in a position to pooh pooh 5 or 10 grand. Everyone on the show and shows like it does it to some extent for publicity. That's harldy a crime. I don't know what show it is. I agree that celebrities who give in public always do it partially/wholly for positive publ...
by sharon
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: WALL-e
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

I loved it too. Fabulous, beautiful and hopeful film. I liked how the people were portrayed, as being able to break out of their cocoon (with a little push) and keen to learn and try and fix and work.

I liked to virtually wordless first act best though! Wall-E is a fantastic character!