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by andrew
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Do we have Free Will/Conscious Control of Our Actions?
Replies: 249
Views: 62764

Re: Do we have Free Will?

inedifix wrote: What's more, deciding to press the left or right buttons revealed slightly different brain patterns, enabling the team to predict 60 per cent of the time which button would be pressed
Predicting a 50/50 outcome 60% of the time is hardly that impressive is it?
by andrew
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Theist writes of Atheists in 'The Irish Times'
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

I read that too. Nonsensical drivel. He bangs on about the origins of the words truth and belief and tries to construct some kind of hilarious argument that all atheism is is a denial of the truth of humanity or some such rubbish. there seems to be a lot of this floating around in the Irish Times th...
by andrew
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fitna - Dutch film.
Replies: 10
Views: 3730

Great, I've spent the last few years avoiding videos of people having their heads cut off with a knife but there it is halfway through. Thanks Wilders.
by andrew
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: So long and tanks for the all de, ehm... foivers
Replies: 9
Views: 5063

is cowan a craven catholic too? More importantly does Cowen think that having a pope worshiping, fairy following witch in charge of educating our children is a good idea? It'll be fun watching the unseemly scramble to get in with 'da new bossman' by all those 'keep your head down and do nothing' mi...
by andrew
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: christopher hitchens v alistair mcgrath debate
Replies: 7
Views: 2982

McGrath is such a dick....I'm sorry, there's no other way of describing him. Just watched the debate. I've never heard anyone use so many words to say so little. He never answers any points and his evasions are painful waffle. Of local interest, I can't abide people who slag off their country of ori...
by andrew
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Is it ever to late?
Replies: 8
Views: 3284

Re: Is it ever to late?

He said the reason he did not read it was because he didnt like dawkins (fair enough). My mother can't stand Dawkins either...not because she's read any of his books but because she sees him as a figurehead of the war being waged against religion. I think people of a certain age find it very hard t...
by andrew
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Great Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

I plan on getting slightly drunk and watchng rugby. I like days off no matter what mental belief system they come from. The Irish times devoted a whole page of their opinion section to Waters and some other nutjob attacking secularism. The other guy even suggested that having an established state ch...
by andrew
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Offensive to the religious majority. Why does it need to be?
Replies: 26
Views: 8366

Re: Offensive to the religious majority. Why does it need to

Hi Gav, The catholic church, and lets face it, thats the largest obstacle to a TRUE educational system DOES NOT HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR but there is no reason to be disrespectful. I would say there is no reason to be respectful, respect is earned by one's actions not longevity However mocking religio...
by andrew
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Moral Relativism
Replies: 22
Views: 12067

I believe morality/ethics are evolutionary traits. Most people have a certain empathy for others and as such have no wish to see harm done to another person. While these traits are real and part of inherited human behaviour that does not mean they cannot be overcome like other evolutionary behaviour...
by andrew
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Evolution book next for Dawkins
Replies: 13
Views: 4751

Here's a bit of David on some Belgian programme talking about creation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCqA9EHQDYE