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by Morpheus
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How are scintific theories produced?
Replies: 212
Views: 39629

Morpheus, I am looking forward to your manifesto :-) Enjoy holidays! Agh! Now you've put me on the spot! I was going to have a moan about GM crops, 'intellectual property rights' and the associated 'suicide belt' in India. Governments are allowing corporations to take over the world's food supply (...
by Morpheus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31637

OK, so if you want a downbeat Christmas, here's Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah! Rejoicingly depressing...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=USJbN3G0L ... h_response
by Morpheus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How are scintific theories produced?
Replies: 212
Views: 39629

Hello Effie, I'll wait until after Christmas to launch into my lament about corporate bias in science (and in many other areas of life). If not conspiracy, undoubtedly there's a great deal of vested interest and flexing of powerful muscles. But let's forget such things for the moment. I wish you a j...
by Morpheus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How are scintific theories produced?
Replies: 212
Views: 39629

Oh yes, didn't notice that! I'm drinking a wee dram as I type so my eyes are not quite as focused as usual. I gave in to temptation and opened one of my Christmas pressies early. Peace is an even nicer feeling when warmed by a good malt. Cheers!
by Morpheus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How are scintific theories produced?
Replies: 212
Views: 39629

No Mark, I flock with no one. I just keep an open mind! There's almost always some truth in most theories. To be honest, I haven't followed this discussion properly, but I do think the punch up has gone too far. I mean, it's Christmas mate! Come on...I'm not a Christian, but I do like a bit of peace...
by Morpheus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3459
Views: 410894

I'm listening to this ancient recording today. Edith Piaf - "Non, Je ne regrette rien"

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Kvu6Kgp ... re=related
by Morpheus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How are scintific theories produced?
Replies: 212
Views: 39629

Roger Coghill is a British scientist specialising in electronics. Once I was fortunate enough to be invited into his basement laboratory in Wales. I was enthralled by his collection of ageing electomagnetic field detectors, obtained from the dusty lab of another independent scientist who worked at t...
by Morpheus
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31637

By the way, there was rhyme and reason for my posting the Tasmanian Devil link earlier. The reason these creatures are dying of cancer is not entirely due to their habit of biting each other with their cavernous jaws. Rather, the species has become weakened due to loss of habitat. Loss of habitat ha...
by Morpheus
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1113
Views: 169156

If only I could hear the tune as well :shock: :lol:

Brilliant B2B :P

Thanks for the Tarzan song!
by Morpheus
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31637

I can't see how there was ever an origin of anything. It's always been and always will be, albeit constantly changing, expanding and contracting through eternity. The reason we believe in beginnings and endings is because that's all we know as human beings. We can't imagine the infinite. Einstein ga...
by Morpheus
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31637

Listen up lads: what is this argument about? As I stated way back, both aspects of this argument are correct. Mark is correct, Psychonaut is correct. It all depends on one's relative position to the subject. From the position of the senses, we can assess 'animate' and 'inanimate'. But when we zoom i...
by Morpheus
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Nubie
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Hello Sophie,

Enjoy yourself, but don't take anyone too seriously :P

P.S. Perhaps you should have written newbie rather than nubie? I mean, you really don't want Duncan to imagine you are nubile.
by Morpheus
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Challenge to both Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 148
Views: 31637

When trying to determine whether this or that separate part is animate or inanimate, surely we are missing the bigger picture? As we've already established (or maybe we didn't?), Earth as a whole is a self-regulating system, thus Earth is alive. For all we know, the entire Cosmos is alive, for it's ...
by Morpheus
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1113
Views: 169156

But the bear saffron could easily have been your own words! It's so you. I look forward to reading more of your poems. I don't have the courage to share my own musings, much preferring to read everyone else's. Here in Wales we had snow on the mountains last week and a heavy frost on lower ground. Ye...
by Morpheus
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Hello Catareta, Welcome! I promise you, compared to several other bods on this site, I'm only ever so slightly crazy. But don't let that put you off. Here you will also encounter a great deal of intellectual gesturing and punch ups galore, tempered by Harry's pearls of wisdom, music and poetry, occa...