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by mark black
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza!

Air strikes kill more than 200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, medics say, as Israel targets Hamas militants with the heaviest raids on Gaza for decades.

Amen!

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by mark black
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1102
Views: 161813

I scream into the proabalistic future ether 'I am Man' - and let it echo through eternity. And you lie there fucked and weeping that eternity doesn't care about you. Dry your eyes my dirty angel - you're crying for two.

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by mark black
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Pope laments global instability The Pope issues his Christmas message from the Vatican Pope Benedict XVI has called for peace in the Middle East and stability in Africa in his Christmas Day message. Speaking from the Vatican, the Pope prayed for the opponents of the "twisted logic of conflict and v...
by mark black
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Bush revokes developer's pardon Mr Bush has pardoned fewer people than Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan US President George W Bush has taken the unusual step of reversing a pardon he had announced only a day earlier for a New York property developer. Isaac Robert Toussie, convicted of making false sta...
by mark black
Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Large Hadron Collider
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

arising u_k, In the opening sentance you use the word 'public' and then go on to criticise media comment on the project. Do you think people and the media can be directly equated? Are we merely socially constructed thinking things? I expect the thought occured to a lot of people that day at work - w...
by mark black
Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

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by mark black
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Madoff investor commits suicide Mr Villehuchet was found dead in his 22nd floor office on Madison Avenue A French investment manager who put $1.4bn (£1bn) into Bernard Madoff's fraud-hit scheme has committed suicide in his New York office, police said. Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, 65, was ...
by mark black
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

APN, The science sounds fascinating and yeah, I hope it forges ahead. Few things occured to me, like I thought I was reading about an information science, and then they say: They are now trying to synthesise the protein that makes up the silk in large enough quantities to make commercial production ...
by mark black
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31019

a_uk, Now I think we've arrived at a difference of informed opinion. If it really mattered we could go to extraordinary lengths to resolve the question - and I think a correct answer must be possible, but for practical purposes I think we've reached an impasse. I will respectfully agree to disagree ...
by mark black
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31019

Morpheus, Bah! Agreeing with me. You're just being nice 'cause it's Christmas. I wish we could all be so fortunate as to live as close to nature as you. It really does sound idyllic. Autumn is my favorite time of year in the wild - there's nothing more magical than a forest in Autumn, but all the se...
by mark black
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31019

Morpheus, At present, we probably haven't got a future. We know this but don't talk about it. Spirituality is appropraited by religion. It's nature and role is devisive and escapist. We imagine we're all going to heaven when we become extinct here on earth. We sometimes speculate on what things will...
by mark black
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Interesting Article...
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Interesting Article...

Spider silk's 'DNA breakthrough' By Neil Bowdler BBC News US scientists have identified the genes behind silk spun by the black widow spider, which they say could help make super-strong body armour. The University of California biologists also hope to produce other materials based on the silk's str...
by mark black
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31019

Morpheus, I couldn't agree more with everything you say. I don't deny the spiritual nature of man - that to be human requires an appreciation of nature, but I'm not making these arguments on spiritual, emotional or sentimental grounds. I refuse to be the climate change protester at the make poverty ...
by mark black
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31019

Psychonaut,

That was a meaningful story - illustrative of the irrationality fostered by the man made differences between members of the same species.

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by mark black
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31019

Psychonaut, I'm not a liberal and I don't care about minorities. How absurd would it be to decry the religiously founded nation state and then defend the religiously defined minority? Thanks for attempting to stuff me into that box - but I'm not some Gaurdian reading, lentil eating, culturally relat...