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by Martha
Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: The AAI 07 Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 4377

No, it's not that I have a problem with it, don't get me wrong. I would just consider myself more a scientific atheist (i.e. I'm an atheist purely on scientific grounds). That organised religion happens to be a plague on humanity is mere detail. Organised religion is mere detail ? What exactly do y...
by Martha
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo and the SN
Replies: 123
Views: 39764

...a lot of current medical science is corrupted by financial interests and to my mind should be viewed with a good pinch of skepicism. Tell that to the dumbed-down ignorant Irish (americanized) masses! The reason I singled out vaccination is that in my view it falls into the realms of pseudoscienc...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Musings on the evolution of life elsewhere in the Universe
Replies: 5
Views: 3207

Re: Musings on the evolution of life elsewhere in the Univer

Opinions/critiques/downright enmity-inspired personal attacks on my character? Post them here. Adam, I really don't know how to respond to your most intriguing post :roll: To your question: what Evolution on Earth would look like if it was to start all over again? It would probably evolve into the ...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: The AAI 07 Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 4377

I am fond of Hitchens's dry wit, I must say, although I generally find that his arguments against religion are more centered on political grounds than would be mine. Out of the whole lot, though, I'd have to say I most enjoyed (and generally enjoy) listening to Dawkins. His eloquence and dignity in...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Catholic Leaders to boycott 'Atheist' movie
Replies: 32
Views: 9677

Prediction: This film will make a brief appearance in Ireland (if at all). Elizabeth The Golden Age which the CCL was pissed about is already gone from the Savoy. Films like Deliver Us From Evil only made it to the off beat Screen and were gone in a week. Ah yes, if you pay enough attention you can...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anyone else got one of these?
Replies: 22
Views: 6896

Personally, I think adults who feel compelled to wear brands/logos/flags in order to declare their basic beliefs, are a bit like children in the schoolyard "showing off" - as in "mine is bigger than yours!". Isn't it more sensible for adults to simply approach others as they find them and then make ...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo and the SN
Replies: 123
Views: 39764

Sharon, thank you for your informative reply. I appreciate it, but don't necessarily share your views. Not all scientists (or doctors) are moral, honest people. Many of them are deep in the pockets of Big Pharma, providing the "desired results" of their backers. It is fairly common knowledge that mu...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anyone else got one of these?
Replies: 22
Views: 6896

I bought one for my gf and I. The quality of the shirts is extremely poor unfortunately. It became seriously faded after the first wash and the material is super thin. Put in an official complaint on Richard Dawkins Official website. And while you're at it, as him if he would wear such crap? How mu...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo and the SN
Replies: 123
Views: 39764

Am I the only one here to wonder if this poll has strayed well away from atheism and has instead become just a thread for people to over glorify science without question? I`m an atheist and free-thinker. I have great difficulty with people who blindly follow science, particularly medical science wh...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 'Muhammad' teddy - teacher arrested
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

it seems to me that there is a lot more of this kind of thing going on.. i.e. really strict responses to thinks in the islamic world, like the "brothel" in Pakistan getting invaded by fundamentalists.. I wonder if this is because more of it happens or is because it's being more widely reported beca...