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by marklen
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Grúpaí Aindiachaithe le Gaeilge
Replies: 23
Views: 23539

Re: Grúpaí Aindiachaithe le Gaeilge

I agree it would be good to have some of our content translated into Irish. We'd need fluent Irish speaking members to volunteer to do that though. My own experiences with the language were abysmal - I don't think fear is actually a good motivator for children - I must be an educational hippy or som...
by marklen
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Prometheus - Religious undertones and claptrap
Replies: 6
Views: 6326

Re: Prometheus - Religious undertones and claptrap

I disagree with the interwebs! I quite liked the film. (There will be spoilers from this point on, but hopefully fairly vague...) I did see a religious tone but... 1. The "gods" in this story are not benevolent (neither is old testament god, but these ones take it a step further!) 2. The gods are no...
by marklen
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Attend the World Atheist Convention in Dublin, June 3-5 2011
Replies: 71
Views: 26295

Re: Attend the World Atheist Convention in Dublin, June 3-5 2011

Just wanted to give my HUGE thanks for organising this event! I'm so lucky to have gotten a late ticket! +1 I really enjoyed it. Sorry I didn't get to attend the last day, my bank holiday cut short by work commitments. I got to go for a short walk with PZ Meyers, I was thrilled. Then the coffee I p...
by marklen
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: possible evidence of alien life in meteors
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

Re: possible evidence of alien life in meteors

No really, it is bullshit. Read the paper, look at the photos. If that guy ever goes outside and looks at clouds his head will explode. Then have a browse around that site for a while and make your own judgement as to whether this really counts as peer reviewed scientific literature. And I can't fin...
by marklen
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Noahs Ark found
Replies: 108
Views: 25624

Re: Noahs Ark found

There's a strange piece of wood in my garden. What is it? it must be the mast off the ark -what else could it be !!! :lol: The ONE TRUE CROSS! Suffused with Jesus magic (or J-Power as I call it), the wood of the ONE TRUE CROSS , has been able to grow and divide and change shape (to fool unbelievers...
by marklen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why would an omnipotent omniscient benevolent God create...
Replies: 168
Views: 34052

Re: Why would an omnipotent omniscient benevolent God create...

Yeah, it is a bit, but just think of all those Christian's who clasp their hands together under their chins, tilt their heads to one side and say: "how can you look at a flower, or a sunset or hear a baby laugh, and still believe in a world with out God?" My normal response is how can you look at t...
by marklen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why would an omnipotent omniscient benevolent God create...
Replies: 168
Views: 34052

Re: Why would an omnipotent omniscient benevolent God create...

I went to Wikipedia to find the name of that parasitic worm that infects people skin and eyes in Africa, or the name of the fly that lays it's eggs in living wasps, then I realized that this is a very depressing game.
by marklen
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

Re: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

Also, I'm surprised the Daily Mail didn't say that it could cause cancer...
http://kill-or-cure.heroku.com/
by marklen
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

Re: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

If you wanted to wipe out human life you'd have a better chance of taking an existing organism and making some small modifications. For example, make common cold a little more virulent or make ebola a little less virulent (its own virulence works against it). Only an organism hardened by evolution a...
by marklen
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Volcano ash spreads flight chaos
Replies: 11
Views: 4042

Re: Volcano ash spreads flight chaos

Sorry nearly forgot...

I erupted with laughter.