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by Tony.Williams
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Religion and science
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Religion and science

In contrast, scientists don't kill each other over matters such as continental drift. We have better ways to settle our differences. There is no Catholic science, no Hindu science, no Muslim science - just science, a multicultural search for truth. The difference between science and faith, then, ca...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 57
Views: 3170

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

Sums it up very well..... :hat
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

Estonia provides a fascinating example of using communal singing for social purposes, and on a different scale to anyone else. For their regular festivals there is a vast outdoor amphitheatre near Tallinn which can accommodate an audience of 100,000 (about 10% of the population) who gather to listen...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

It's a pity, really, that such activities are so rare. I have read (and I can well believe it) that communal singing and dancing are very good for people, individually and collectively. They strengthen social bonds and improve both mental and physical health and well-being. And they cost nothing. Ye...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 518
Views: 36309

Re: Brexit consequences

The Brexiters have a very limited perspective of negotiation, which might be summarised as "insisting that we get whatever we want".
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 518
Views: 36309

Re: Brexit consequences

The hard Brexiters approve of anything that might make a negotiated settlement less likely. They simply don't care about the consequences, this is theological rather than logical. I recall BoJo being quoted as saying "let's just get out - we can sort out all of the other issues afterwards". Frighten...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 518
Views: 36309

Re: Brexit consequences

An interesting poll in the Times. The majority of people don't want another referendum but, if a three-way one were to be held (hard Brexit, Chequers, or staying in) the first choices of those who say they would vote were: Stay in EU 50%; Chequers 17%; hard Brexit 33% Deleting Chequers and redistrib...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :) You'll need a pair of hard, wooden clogs... :D I fully admit to not understanding that comment...explain please..? I was referring to the clog-dancing flash-mob in the second message: no clogs = no dancing!
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: "Quockerwodger."
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: "Quockerwodger."

Is there a name for a politician whose strings are being pulled by different people with conflicting priorities?
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

Tinkerbell wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :)
You'll need a pair of hard, wooden clogs... :D
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: ‘The Holes in the Official Skripal Story’,
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: ‘The Holes in the Official Skripal Story’,

He certainly asks some valid questions (some of which have been evident from the start) but until we know a lot more than has been released to date, it's difficult to comment. The most plausible explanation I've heard so far is that it was an unofficial attack by some people in Russian Army intellig...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 308
Views: 21302

Re: New cartoon thread.

For some reason, I am reminded of this one:

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by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 518
Views: 36309

Re: Brexit consequences

And another one bites the dust - BoJo has gone!! :yay
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 518
Views: 36309

Re: Brexit consequences

He was in charge and he messed it up, from start to finish. After all those complaints about the EU, he did not understand even very basic things about it. After all that arrogance and swagger, there was no intellectual force to back it up. He failed completely. Apart from that, he did really well ...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

This reminds of this: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtESUuA2gTc[/youtube] an extract from a BBC4 programme on clog dancing from about five years ago. I remember seeing it then - great fun indeed!