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Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 16:46
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By Snozzcumber
There are loads of traditional celebrations...

There are loads of traditional celebrations besides Christmas. Easter, Midsummer, May Day, New Year, Halloween, Guy Fawkes' Day and Harvest Festival.

It's just that people have gradually become...
Forum: Advice 29-04-2014, 00:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By Snozzcumber
I don't have any experience with the CBT based...

I don't have any experience with the CBT based ones - but I do have a little experience with Vipassana meditation retreats. I'm sure they must have a lot in common.

Mindfulness meditation has...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 31-10-2013, 16:26
Replies: 1,237
Views: 130,547
Posted By Snozzcumber
Why do the people on this show insist on writing...

Why do the people on this show insist on writing stupid or crazy female characters? Only Michonne and perhaps Maggie (who doesn't seem to have much personality) seem reliably useful and sane.

Why...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 20:32
Replies: 443
Views: 18,463
Posted By Snozzcumber
I agree with all of that. I think it's plain to...

I agree with all of that. I think it's plain to see that there are some people who despise Richard Dawkins and see him as the flaming heart of darkness, some who agree/disagree with him on various...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 20:19
Replies: 443
Views: 18,463
Posted By Snozzcumber
He is soft on the behaviour of child molesters in...

He is soft on the behaviour of child molesters in the culture from which he emerged, due to his sentimentality for and identification with that society.

A Catholic priest who made exactly identical...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 19:20
Replies: 443
Views: 18,463
Posted By Snozzcumber
In what way is it a million miles away? The...

In what way is it a million miles away? The comparison is virtually identical. If a Catholic priest had said the things Dawkins is saying, there would be an explosion of condemnation from fans of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 18:33
Replies: 443
Views: 18,463
Posted By Snozzcumber
I'm not sure how that is a response to what I...

I'm not sure how that is a response to what I posted. The point I was making is that Richard Dawkins would be all too happy to make the points about religions that you are making, but is reticent to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 18:12
Replies: 443
Views: 18,463
Posted By Snozzcumber
I've long considered the political and ethical...

I've long considered the political and ethical positions that Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris hold to be pretty inconsistent.

I respect them for elevating the importance of...
Forum: Music 31-12-2010, 17:41
Replies: 315
Views: 33,134
Posted By Snozzcumber
Unbeliebers. You know, the sort of people who...

Unbeliebers.

You know, the sort of people who even in heavy metal circles completely unrelated to anything Bieberish, will find some way of making mention of their hatred for him - and all you want...
Forum: Movies 31-12-2010, 17:15
Replies: 184
Views: 7,329
Posted By Snozzcumber
Lestat (Tom Cruise). But since he's already...

Lestat (Tom Cruise). But since he's already taken, Armand from Interview with the Vampire. Yummy. :) Although, to be fair, the whole cast of IWTV was...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-12-2010, 12:56
Replies: 815
Views: 95,864
Posted By Snozzcumber
According to Wikipedia (jug of salt required),...

According to Wikipedia (jug of salt required), the pilot will follow the UK version, but everything after that will be different.



The new cast look a little on the plain side. No Naomis, Effys or...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 17:35
Replies: 416
Views: 15,982
Posted By Snozzcumber
Aye, I got that much, was just wondering why. The...

Aye, I got that much, was just wondering why. The way the police deliberately obscured what was happening won't make them look much better.
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 17:30
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
It's not - it's misleading. Truly independent...

It's not - it's misleading. Truly independent evolution (a candelabra model) that resulted in such massive similarity would be bloomin' incredible. Multiregional evolution still leads to the...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 17:23
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
You didn't mention any admixture between regional...

You didn't mention any admixture between regional populations (erectus, archaic and modern) before I mentioned it on this page, and it was giving a misleading impression. That's why I mentioned it on...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 17:14
Replies: 416
Views: 15,982
Posted By Snozzcumber
That is some ****ed up shit... and the fact that...

That is some ****ed up shit... and the fact that they were trying to hide what was being done from the camera makes it look so much worse. Why they were taking him away in the first place?
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 17:03
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
AND archaic Europeans, Asians, Africans and...

AND archaic Europeans, Asians, Africans and Australasians. There's horizontal lines between them too, you see?

The point is that it was not independent evolution as you described earlier. According...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 16:50
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
... And archaic and modern homo sapiens.

... And archaic and modern homo sapiens.
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 16:47
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
Look at the other horizontal lines across the...

Look at the other horizontal lines across the chart. They're not just there to make it look pretty. :D
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 16:18
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
This is a popular misapprehension of...

This is a popular misapprehension of multiregional evolution. Firstly, there are 4 major models - Candelabra, Multiregional, Replacement, and Assimilation, although it is true that Multiregionalism...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 15:22
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
*rubs temples* I don't know why I bother.

*rubs temples* I don't know why I bother.
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 15:19
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
Hmm. Perhaps I've confused you with someone else...

Hmm. Perhaps I've confused you with someone else - a lot of the names in GD blend together for me. I used to read the endless religious debates in here from time to time, and I got the impression you...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 15:05
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
If the origins of the human race is pointless...

If the origins of the human race is pointless guff, then how much more trivial and useless is the Bible, with its focus on one small group of Semites? Most of the Bible is history, or at least...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 12:51
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
Where on earth are you getting the idea that...

Where on earth are you getting the idea that "that's where all the research dollars are flowing"? What about all the other archaeological finds people are constantly making from all over the world?
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 12:42
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
The conclusion should be to keep looking...

The conclusion should be to keep looking everywhere. Science must always be subject to revision, and should ideally be open to all kinds of hypotheses.

He's saying that because there is already a...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 12:17
Replies: 125
Views: 3,929
Posted By Snozzcumber
That's a terrible article, but then, many popular...

That's a terrible article, but then, many popular science articles are. They frequently go with attention-grabbing headlines, rather than deal with fact. Read this article...
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