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by seyorni
February 28th, 2011, 9:16 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Natural World
Replies: 610
Views: 72204

Re: The Natural World

WTF!
Why are those geese jogging down the street?
That's just bizarre.
by seyorni
February 28th, 2011, 9:09 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Capital Punishment
Replies: 158
Views: 17404

Re: Capital Punishment

Two wrongs don't make a right.
If it be wrong for the murderer to take a life why is the decision of a judge or jury to do the same any less wrong?
by seyorni
February 18th, 2011, 7:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Sex Offenders
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: Sex Offenders

Sexuality is Drive + Focus.
Changing sexual focus has proved problematic. Decreasing drive, on the other hand, is fairly easy.

A paedoplile aesthetically attracted to children but with no interest in sex should be pretty safe.
by seyorni
February 16th, 2011, 7:15 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religion is continuous with schizotypy
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: Religion is continuous with schizotypy

Excessive conformity.
Submissiveness to authority
Intolerance
Insecurity
Superstitiousness
Rigid, stereotyped thought patterns

See the similarity?
by seyorni
February 15th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religion is continuous with schizotypy
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: Religion is continuous with schizotypy

Whilst I agree that various schizotypical personality disorders, as well as temporal lobe epilepsy, can give rise to religiosity and even religious 'experiences', I suspect your garden variety religious is more typically afflicted with a simple authoritarian personality.
by seyorni
January 26th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Stop Corrective Rape ; Avaaz petition
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Stop Collective Rape ; Avaaz petition

Signed.

Whoever came up with the bizarre notion that a gang rape would make men more attractive? [rhetorical Q]
by seyorni
January 23rd, 2011, 5:25 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Autotune......but
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Autotune......but

I'm still not sure what to make of autotuning Dr. Hawking's already synthesised voice. :puzzled:
by seyorni
January 18th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 98319

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

The city of Boston considers cats adept at sorting out opposing stories and reaching reasoned conclusions.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... rvice.html
by seyorni
December 31st, 2010, 12:05 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Atheism is a religion???!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3321

Re: Atheism is a religion???!!!

Good point, Thundril. Critical thinking does seem to be a major stumbling block.
by seyorni
December 30th, 2010, 11:49 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 98319

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

thundril wrote:
seyorni wrote: I've got another called Letterbox -- Which I have to articulate carefully or I'll get raised eyebrows.
Why?
Letterbox/litterbox.... think about it. :wink:
by seyorni
December 18th, 2010, 9:35 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Atheism is a religion???!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3321

Re: Atheism is a religion???!!!

Val Perhaps there should be a 'Christians say the funniest things' section Warning! This site can severely increase your blood pressure. Fundies say the darndest things. The 2nd quotation is surprising, as I expected Christians would be more familiar with the language of their own holy book. The "r...
by seyorni
December 18th, 2010, 9:24 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Atheism is a religion???!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3321

Re: Atheism is a religion???!!!

How about baldness as a hairstyle?

or atheism as a 'belief'.
by seyorni
December 17th, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science videos
Replies: 552
Views: 67347

Re: Science videos

An interesting computer experiment debunking the creationist 'watchmaker' argument: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcAq9bmCeR0
by seyorni
December 16th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 98319

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

I have a cute little black and white moggie named Piddlywink, called 'Piddles' for short. Her name always raises questions.
I've got another called Letterbox -- Which I have to articulate carefully or I'll get raised eyebrows.
by seyorni
December 16th, 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 80796

Re: Weather - or not!

Mid afternoon here and light snowfall. Not too cold, though. It'll be melted by tomorrow, I'll wager.
by seyorni
December 16th, 2010, 9:34 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Where were you in the 1970s ?
Replies: 55
Views: 6602

Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

Left Uni. Joined commune. Several assorted jobs. To Switzerland working in hotels. To France doing same. Back to States/commune. More jobs. Back to Uni.

Busy decade.
by seyorni
December 2nd, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Who wants to kill Wikileaks creator Julian Assange?
Replies: 52
Views: 4263

Re: Who wants to kill Wikileaks creator Julian Lasange?

Frankly I think a little less secrecy might be a good thing. Political propaganda and skulduggery lay the foundation for tyranny and exploitation by special interests.
Secrecy is antithetical to a free and open society.
by seyorni
November 20th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Capital Punishment
Replies: 158
Views: 17404

Re: Capital Punishment

Two wrongs make a right? Penalty the same as the offense? -- Questionable.

Why is a group's decision to kill someone more legitimate than an individual's?
by seyorni
October 28th, 2010, 1:16 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Thread to play with ox-writing
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Thread to play with ox-writing

I thought a thread to report local human interest news items in boustrophedon would be no sillier than many others in Club Soda. So, for those up to the challenge: A dispute arose yesterday when a woman in a popular local gnideeftsearb nageb ehs nehw pu revoc ot deksa saw tnaruatser her child. Today...
by seyorni
October 27th, 2010, 10:32 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 247227

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

CMXCVICDXXXVI

This thread is getting tedious. I thought I'd add a new twist.
(finally -- an actual use for my CAPS lock)