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by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Most atheists believe in the supernatural

Logically, atheism should be based on the lack of any objective evidence for the existence of any kind of supernatural being. Therefore someone who is an atheist should also reject belief in anything for which there is no objective evidence; astrology, telepathy etc etc. However, superstitions seem ...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: All Change at "Change UK".
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: All Change at "Change UK".

Chuka Umunna, 4 June 2014: "Lib Dem supporters: Please stop asking me to join. I wouldn't be caught dead in a yellow rosette, and that's a #chukapromise" Ah, but he's now happy to be caught live with one :D Politicians should never make unnecessary promises. They are inclined to come back and bite ...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Most atheists believe in the supernatural

An item in the current New Scientist (unfortunately not available on-line unless you're a subscriber) concerning the UK-based Understanding Unbelief project ( https://research.kent.ac.uk/understandingunbelief/ ) which interviewed "thousands of of self-identified atheists and agnostics" from six coun...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Nutrition study
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Nutrition study

There's a lot of genetic research into this field at the moment, reported in the New Scientist from time to time. The most striking example of the effect of exercise I've seen concerned twin girls, both of whom took up gymnastics; one of them dropped it after a while, but the other continued trainin...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: On the PM.

True, but I very much noticed what Chaggle did. It was all about saving the Tories not the country. Presumably they believe that whatever is good for their party must, by definition, be good for the country. There is of course an even more important priority for the candidates, which usually goes u...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Travellers
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Travellers

Me neither. It's not as if they're likely to vote, after all... :con
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: On the PM.

Saw Andrea Leadsom interviewed by Andrew Marr. To my great surprise, she came across as very competent and thoroughly on top of her brief. Very clear and crisp responses, no waffling. She flattered to deceive.... from Chris Grey's blog: Amongst the absurdities of the different candidates’ positions...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 736
Views: 94457

Re: Brexit consequences

A good analysis of the Irish backstop issue: https://www.cer.eu/insights/northern-ireland-and-backstop-why-alternative-arrangements-arent-alternative The Brexit trilemma lives. The UK can have two of the following three things, but not all of them: single market and customs union exit; a whole-UK Br...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: All Change at "Change UK".
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: All Change at "Change UK".

Sorry - just realised that that is nothing to do with ChangeUK - Tony's fault. I'm used to it - it's my BH's default position :sma ChangeUK should have realised more than anyone that the only game in town right now is Brexit and called themselves The Remain Party. Definitely - if there was one clea...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: All Change at "Change UK".
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: All Change at "Change UK".

Well, that was quick. I can't say I'm surprised, given the unexpected revival of the Lib Dems and the rather incoherent way the new party portrayed itself. Never mind, plenty of other interesting developments to marvel/despair at (delete to choice). Next up, the new Tory leader and implications for ...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: On the PM.

Saw Andrea Leadsom interviewed by Andrew Marr. To my great surprise, she came across as very competent and thoroughly on top of her brief. Very clear and crisp responses, no waffling.
by Tony.Williams
Fri May 31, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: On the PM.

Yes - both of the Lib Dem candidates seem quite credible.
by Tony.Williams
Fri May 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: On the PM.

Funny how much trouble political parties have in electing leaders, is it not? Labour's system produced a totally unexpected result, which doesn't seem to be working out too well. Now the Tories have a dozen (and counting) candidates, which is just a joke. They could easily modify their system by req...
by Tony.Williams
Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 22
Views: 3826

Re: Boris Johnson.

No doubt the supporters of Winnie the Poo will protest loudly that it's all a political conspiracy :roll: