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by Ter
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: I had an epiphany
Replies: 22
Views: 12421

Re: I had an epiphany

"I accept evolution" And they ACCEPT Jesus Christ as their savior :) That's why I'd insist on adding "on the basis of the available evidence". But I agree understand is a good word to use, for the reason that creationists do not reject evolution, they reject a parody of evolution. That said there's...
by Ter
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: I had an epiphany
Replies: 22
Views: 12421

Re: I had an epiphany

I've discussed evolution with a number of people and I have learned to stress that "I accept evolution", it's worth adding "on the basis of the available evidence" too. If you fall into the trap of agreeing when they ask if you ' believe ' in evolution you are setting yourself up for the old Darwini...
by Ter
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Placebo effect
Replies: 20
Views: 11421

Re: Placebo effect

Unfortunately I don't have a link, but I read a report that stated that 80% of trips to the doctors are for problems that will resolve anyway, so 80% of patients will get better with no treatment. Basically it was a discussion on the effects of the doctors role in providing reassurance. Some of thes...
by Ter
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Cant Post?
Replies: 6
Views: 4162

Re: Cant Post?

Ygern wrote:Try it now Ter. It is possibly just that the guy who normally updates memberships has been off-line today.
Perfect thanks Ygern.
by Ter
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Cant Post?
Replies: 6
Views: 4162

Re: Cant Post?

I decided to take the plunge and support AI by becoming a member last night, but I am seeing the "You do not have the required permissions to read topics within this forum." message when I try to access the Members Forum. I seem to be able to log into the Members area from the main page fine, it see...
by Ter
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Placebo effect
Replies: 20
Views: 11421

Re: Placebo effect

It's something I would be interested in too, but I have to confess that I would not have looked at it in too much depth. A few years back I submitted a research proposal to a medical conference to investigate the possiblity of a negative placebo effect, but unfortunately they didn't think it was wor...
by Ter
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Stag Hunting
Replies: 18
Views: 8752

Re: Stag Hunting

Tulip1 wrote:I forgot to post that info for you Ter. will do as soon as I have a moment.... college is taking up so much time at the moment.
Thanks Tulip, I'd appreciate that. No hurry though.
by Ter
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: We get email too (Feb 2011 edition)
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

Re: We get email too (Feb 2011 edition)

@Ygern, I know exactly what you mean, but do they really think that a Ctrl+C Ctrl+V is going to achieve anything.
by Ter
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why do Atheists think life is pointless?
Replies: 108
Views: 44657

Re: Why do Atheists think life is pointless?

I was going to suggest erotic asphyxiation, but I won't now. Seriously though, for someone to believe that the entire purpose of existance was so one could get a huge payoff at the end, is greedy and selfish to the point of obsenity. And we ain't talkin' a fortnight in the French Reviera greedy, we'...
by Ter
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: We get email too (Feb 2011 edition)
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

Re: We get email too (Feb 2011 edition)

I love the "We gets emails" section, but the last few have been pure copyNpaste, If they feel that strongly then they should actually engage. I for one have no problem with differences of opinion once respectfully voiced, and would welcome it.