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by peter63
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Until now, it has been assumed that organized multicellular life appeared around 0.6 billion years ago and that before then the Earth was mainly populated by microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc.)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 171711.htm
by peter63
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?
Replies: 27
Views: 9753

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/06/an-update-from-christopher-hitchens.html An Update from Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens June 30, 2010, 4:00 PM I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive t...
by peter63
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65R3UB20100628 The nation's highest court, asked to rule on a U.S. appeals court decision that cleared the way for the lawsuit to proceed, rejected the Vatican's immunity appeal without comment. The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff identified only as John Doe, cla...
by peter63
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Science and Technology Report
Replies: 0
Views: 1549

Science and Technology Report

A survey just published by The European Commission about Europeans' attitude and interest towards science and technology According to the survey, in Ireland only 29% of respondents agree with the statement "We depend too much on science and not enough on faith" in 2010, compared to 41% of respondent...
by peter63
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Italy - Bill will hinder investigations into clerical crime
Replies: 1
Views: 2218

Italy - Bill will hinder investigations into clerical crime

You may have heard about the italian government's recent attempt to pass a bill that seriously limits the freedom of the press and the powers of magistrates when it comes to wiretapping crime suspects: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7818509/Silvio-Berlusconi-wiretap-victory-i...
by peter63
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Proof that there really is a God!
Replies: 96
Views: 24927

Re: Proof that there really is a God!

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by peter63
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Proof that there really is a God!
Replies: 96
Views: 24927

Re: Proof that there really is a God!

Hmmm... Maybe it wasn't Thor. Anyone noticed the make of the camera used to take the picture? ( "Olympus" ). Maybe that's a clue... Maybe Zeus wants us to know that it was Him :shock:
by peter63
Fri May 21, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Mizen to Malin in opposition to Blasphemy Law
Replies: 76
Views: 22137

Re: Mizen to Malin in opposition to Blasphemy Law

Article about Paul on the Galway Independent: http://www.galwayindependent.com/local- ... e-streets/

No articles on The Limerick Leader & Clare Champion yet. Will try again later

http://www.limerickleader.ie/

http://www.clarechampion.ie/
by peter63
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: IONA Institute launches ad campaign
Replies: 33
Views: 7678

IONA Institute launches ad campaign

The IONA Institute has just launched an ad campaign at some 110 bus shelters in Dublin. Saw a couple on the N11 between Blackrock and Cabinteely yesterday. The ad reads: "Here is a Little Science. The Practice of religion is Good for You" It then invites people to visit this page for the "Evidence" ...
by peter63
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Ahern proposes Autumn referendum on blasphemy
Replies: 26
Views: 7621

Re: Ahern proposes Autumn referendum on blasphemy

...but a charitable view might be that Dermot Ahern did support the principle of a referendum and did suggest it could take place later this year, but wasn't willing to be backed into a corner in public by his political opponents. You might be correct there, Conor Exchange between Pat Rabbitte and ...