I enjoy reading spiked but where Furedi et al lose me is their refusal to accept that Darwinian thinking as it applies to human nature should be brought to bear on social policy. (See Peter Singer and the "Darwinian Left"). They still have a discredited (Marxist?) belief in the plasticity of human nature, and their whole approach squares badly with their optimistic, pro-science, skeptical, "we will overcome" approach, which appeals to me.
It may be a matter of politics that they continue with the climate skepticism, so don't expect an about face any time soon ...
Sorry Andrew - what exactly does the well-known fact that carbon dioxide is heavier than air have to do with the global warming debate? And where is your evidence that "CO2 will eventually fall to earth."? Like, when?
I just selected "random page" and got this:
The Axis Powers were the side that opposed the Allied Powers in World War II. The main members of the Axis Powers were Germany, Italy, and Japan. The goal of these nations was to rule the world. The end of the Second World War, however, saw their defeat. As far as other countries within the Axis, membership shifted often; countries would enter and leave frequently (the same was true for the Allied Powers).
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Google has shut CYFS Watch down:
"No, I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."
Oh God, no.* Not him. Yes readers, it was George Bush Snr.
This quote is all over the atheist net, but I can't find the source.
*I mean "Oh heck, no."
Juha - that would be the Peninsula Clarion, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska:
Registration required to read the letters - but there has been heated response to judge from that page, eg.: "Wow, it’s rare to see such ignorance, bigotry and hatred without having the TV tuned to the Fox News channel.”
Should I have got an email confirming my RSVP? Or is it just names on the door?
Go to the Blend. Download the debate on Saturday.
"TVNZ can (and occasionally do) transmit in 16:9"
Getting a bit off-topic - strictly speaking the only material reaching people's homes in true 16:9 is the Rugby Channel and one or two SKY Movie channels.
Yes, shows are produced 16:9, but then transmitted letterboxed. This is not true 16:9.
Why TVNZ choose to show "Insiders ..." letterboxed but not The Sopranos, which goes out 4:3 fullscreen is a mystery.
Obfuscating the debate about Freeview is this "digital" thing. Who cares if it's digital? Can I receive it, what does it cost and are the programmes any good are the questions. The only reason I get the digital/analogue hybrid service that TelstraClear cable into my house is that analogue reception in my area is so poor.
In fact "digital" is ruining pictures. Just look at E! Entertainment.
Oh, wait ...
"You'd probably choose Taoism..."
This is exactly the point - as time goes on, the "right" god to choose changes with the prevailing state of collective human knowledge.
Yahweh and Jesus are obviously past their sell-by dates, so pantheistic solutions arise in later times that are more palatable, and fit with our knowledge of the world.
If God exists outside of Earth, Space or even Time it just exists and cannot be described.
If you are going to believe in God, you accept that a certain flavour of revealed knowledge informs your choice, but after that you cannot change your mind.