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by Brian1945
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: TV Tricks of the Trade -- UK and Ireland version.
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: TV Tricks of the Trade -- UK and Ireland version.

Fascinating - and rather alarming. Maybe broadcasters should be obliged to make original unedited recordings publicly available whenever they use edited material in their broadcasts.
by Brian1945
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Conspiracy Theories.
Topic: Human space travel is not possible!
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Human space travel is not possible!

Well there were a few eminent people in the 19th century who confidently proclaimed the travel at 30 miles per hour in a train would be instantly fatal to the passengers and crew.
by Brian1945
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Outlaw Human Cloning Before Too Late
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Outlaw Human Cloning Before Too Late

I understand that the current cloning techniques still carry severe health risks. If that could be overcome, what would be the objections to cloning?
by Brian1945
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: "Living with Difference" report
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: "Living with Difference" report

Removing the need for "collective worship" in schools would be a very good start. The increasing irrelevance of the CoE to the general public is plain to see. Will this not inevitably lead to eventual disestablishment - beginning perhaps with the removal of the bishops from the House of Lords?
by Brian1945
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: The Holy Quran Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: The Holy Quran Experiment

The second point (perhaps partly helped by the first) is that only a few nutjobs regard the Bible as literally true in every respect and to be acted on. As I understand it, it is a tenet of Islam that the Quran contains the actual words of the prophet and therefore cannot be questioned. Fortunately...
by Brian1945
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Any Reason Why GMOs Shouldn’t Be Considered Organic?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Any Reason Why GMOs Shouldn’t Be Considered Organic?

A very interesting article. I wish some retailer in the UK had the guts to import a GM vegetable - I believe they could legally do so. Just to see if sufficient customers are keen to try it out. Some years ago there was talk of Tesco getting some GM tomatoes which had a great taste (fresh of the vin...
by Brian1945
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Black Mould
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Black Mould

An interesting article from Brian Dunning entitled "Black Mold: Peril or Prosaic?"

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4494
by Brian1945
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Scared of neurotic priests? You and who else?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Scared of neurotic priests? You and who else?

It's not just neurotic priests that scare me, it's most of them. Maybe I'm wrong, but I find it hard to accept that intelligent people, as many of them seem to be, actually believe the bullshit they spout. So I wonder what it is that attracts them to the priesthood? Power? A secure job? Or what?
by Brian1945
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Isil's female jihadi
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Isil's female jihadi

Abdul Alhazred wrote:More along the same lines, this time specifically related to the story in the OP.

Muslim Cleric: Terrorist Women In Heaven “Will Have A Man With A Penis That Never Bends”
Theos Watch

That will be awkward when he wants to pee.
by Brian1945
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Mass resignations of Mormons
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Mass resignations of Mormons

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Brian1945 wrote:Why on earth are religious leaders so hung up about sex in general and gay sex in particular?
Who isn't "hung up on sex"?
Well yes, I suppose so, but that's in connection with our own relationships. We're not hung up about what other people do - but many religious leaders are.
by Brian1945
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Conspiracy Theories.
Topic: Fake Syrian passports
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Fake Syrian passports

Of course it's ISIS. To me the conveniently placed passport suggests that it was planted knowing that it would be traced to the Greek island entry point and give the impression that one of the attackers was a refugee. This can only mean that ISIS are trying to stir up ill feeling in Europe towards t...
by Brian1945
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Live Traffic Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Live Traffic Feed

If it goes by IP registration, I'd be in Sheffield (Plusnet) - though Google Now somehow contrived to use my IP to put me in Wales.
by Brian1945
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Live Traffic Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Live Traffic Feed

It would be far less intrusive at the bottom. Pity there wasn't a cross in the corner allowing the pop up to be hidden. That would allow those who want it to keep it and those who hate it to get rid of it.
by Brian1945
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Live Traffic Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Live Traffic Feed

Am I the only one who finds that bloody pop-up announcing "A visitor from XXXX ...... viewed Skeps Forum Y mins ago" damned annoying? It serves absolutely no purpose, can't be cancelled or moved, and it obscures some of the header links. Why is it there - can we opt to remove it?