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by Mr. Mercurial
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geert Wilders refused entry to the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

Re: Geert Wilders refused entry to the UK

Just finished chapter 2 of On Liberty, naturally I'm all for Wilders being allowed entry to the UK.
by Mr. Mercurial
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: UCC Express Student Paper Article
Replies: 11
Views: 9044

Re: UCC Express Student Paper Article

I agree that we should wait until we’re actually approved ourselves before deciding whether we should offer some sort of support and what form that support ought to take. If we were then to offer some kind of support, however, I would argue that it should be based not upon the morality of abortion l...
by Mr. Mercurial
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: UCC Express Student Paper Article
Replies: 11
Views: 9044

Re: UCC Express Student Paper Article

Is there any way for us to somehow support the cause of the would-be pro-choice society? I am personally fairly neutral on the topic of abortion itself, but in the interests of intellectual honesty and open debate about what is often an issue charged with silly religion-based arguments it seems as t...
by Mr. Mercurial
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The Divinely-inspired word of a supreme cosmic intelligence?
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

The Divinely-inspired word of a supreme cosmic intelligence?

Or just really bad erotica? Judge for yourself: "Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. 20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. 21 So you l...
by Mr. Mercurial
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Signature collecting in UCC
Replies: 11
Views: 9153

Re: Signature collecting in UCC

My sign up sheet has got 13 names on it (+2 once I get my roommates to sign it. +whoever else I nag tomorrow) I found that it helped to explain to people A: that they weren't "signing up" to the society (i.e. "you might not be an atheist but don't you think our viewpoint should be expressed?") and B...
by Mr. Mercurial
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Signature collecting in UCC
Replies: 11
Views: 9153

Re: Signature collecting in UCC

Slight problem. Nobody seems to be here... :? I'm sort of wandering aimlessly with a bunch of printouts. Was there supposed to be a table? Or a Jennie?
by Mr. Mercurial
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: What caused the universe?
Replies: 30
Views: 13515

Re: What caused the universe?

I’m no scientician, but… If we go with Hume’s account of causation then talk of what caused something else is going to be intelligible without a temporal context. If time didn’t exist before there was something, or if it worked differently, then it seems to me that the question of “what caused exist...
by Mr. Mercurial
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: UCC draft constitution
Replies: 7
Views: 6239

Re: UCC draft constitution

http://www.uccphilosoph.com/wiki/index.php/Society_Constitution ^ The constitution of the UCC Philosophical Society (Philosoph). It's rather large, but there might be something in there that we might want to emulate, or that the template above has overlooked. Some Small Suggestions: I think the 5 me...
by Mr. Mercurial
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Minutes from UCC meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 11227

Re: Minutes from UCC meeting

I (Brian, hi!) should be able to chip in on Tuesday 9-11.
by Mr. Mercurial
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Minutes from UCC meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 11227

Re: Minutes from UCC meeting

We could always go with “UCC Atheist Cultural Society” if we wanted to be a bit tongue-in-cheek about it.