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by DollarLama
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What do people here mean by secular education
Replies: 54
Views: 16436

Re: What do people here mean by secular education

Hobbesian World View wrote:...irrelevant nonsense. ...juvenile debating society naif ....vapid useless posting... ...school of windbaggery...
Hobbes, your rudeness is becoming excessively tiresome. Can you PLEASE refrain from ad hom attacks and instead address the substance of your argument.
by DollarLama
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: The Life of Galileo, Stephens Green, Dublin
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: The Life of Galileo, Stephens Green, Dublin

I'd be interested in this. I'm a fan of the Brecht/Weill stage musicals, but I've never seen anything by Brecht on his own.
by DollarLama
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Tubridy Show tomorrow morning
Replies: 26
Views: 8403

Re: Tubridy Show tomorrow morning

Here's the interview, snipped into two pieces to adhere to Houndbite's 15-minute/8Mb limitation:

Part 1: http://www.houndbite.com/?houndbite=13026
Part 2: http://www.houndbite.com/?houndbite=13027

Here's the entire show, hosted by RTE.
by DollarLama
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Re: Star Trek

I was never a trekkie, though I was a fan of 1950s and 60s sci-fi for a while (Heinlein, Ballard, Sturgeon, Clarke) but I just couldn't get into TV science-fiction. It all just looked too clunky - my suspension of disbelief failed me. Lately I've been getting a chuckle out of Iain M Banks. I general...
by DollarLama
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What do people here mean by secular education
Replies: 54
Views: 16436

Re: What do people here mean by secular education

(Glad the conversation's back on track: thank you, everyone.)
by DollarLama
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What do people here mean by secular education
Replies: 54
Views: 16436

Re: What do people here mean by secular education

I'm not saying children should learn about cars. Quite. Have a read of either of those books and get back to me. You reduce smiffy's argument to a straw man and then use an inappropriate analogy to attempt to knock down the straw man. The quality of your argument leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks ...
by DollarLama
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What do people here mean by secular education
Replies: 54
Views: 16436

Re: What do people here mean by secular education

Religion is a little more that just a 'historical curiosity', bit I take your point. I think that the proper place for a discussion of religion in school is at secondary level in a historical context only. Religion should not be taught as a subject on its own - we all know that religion classes are ...
by DollarLama
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What do people here mean by secular education
Replies: 54
Views: 16436

Re: What do people here mean by secular education

HWV, you'd really be doing yourself a favour by ordering a copy of this book: Nigel Warburton: Thinking from A to Z http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31pAEMZPobL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU02_.jpg It's very readable - the kind of book you can dive in...
by DollarLama
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Is Religion Infectious? Debate this Wednesday
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Re: Is Religion Infectious? Debate this Wednesday

Hi folks - Just back in the door after the close to three-hour debate (ten minute booze and bio break in the middle) and I have to say it made for a very entertaining and engaging evening. The quality of the debate on offer was superb, if mostly off-topic and William Crawley did an excellent job of ...
by DollarLama
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What do people here mean by secular education
Replies: 54
Views: 16436

Re: What do people here mean by secular education

what basis do you claim the right to determine what is 'genuine' atheism anyway? I dont have to prove to you that I have "the right" to have an opinion, you conniving little scum . Ive already told you scumbag , just lay out your points and forum members can make up their own minds whether they agr...