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by Emma Woolgatherer
March 13th, 2008, 7:21 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Please become a vegan
Replies: 60
Views: 27008

Re: Please become a vegan

The parkland that supports 325,000 sheep and I don't know how many rabbits, is absolutely no good for anything else, the only possible thing that could be done would be to remove all the heather (no small task) and plant blueberries, nothing else would grow on the hills here which are peat and very...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 13th, 2008, 2:00 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral Dilemmas
Replies: 108
Views: 14987

Re: Moral Dilemmas

I can accept that they may not want to be screened, or may want a child, even if it were 100% certain to be deaf, but to deliberately deprive a child of hearing is appalling. But it's not deliberately depriving a child of hearing! It's deliberately inflicting life and personhood on an embryo that's...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 13th, 2008, 1:52 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 176401

Re: Interview the person below you.

Jem wrote:How do you like your eggs?
Hatched.


Do you have any irrational fears or phobias, and if so what?
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 13th, 2008, 1:46 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 185162

Re: The Alphabet Game

Jem wrote:We're not going to get anything Spanish beginning with K. The letter doesn't exist except with words of foreign origin like kilo
What about Kelme, the Spanish sports shoe company?

(looks in vain for smug smilie ...)
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 13th, 2008, 11:40 am
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Milk
Replies: 44
Views: 4471

Re: What animal products do you wear?

I am trying to work out in my own mind how my ethical approach applies to milk production, and other situations. My questioning is genuine, not part of a debating exercise. And it's perfectly reasonable questioning. Sorry if I sounded brusque. I'd just got on my high horse for a moment there. :smil...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 13th, 2008, 10:06 am
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Please become a vegan
Replies: 60
Views: 27008

Re: Please become a vegan

I was principally addressing the idea that we should be self-sufficient in food. Ah, I see. Fair enough. I do agree with you on that. I was merely concerned with an over -reliance on imported plant-protein food. ... besides denying us a substantial chunk of the foods you veggies don't seem to be ab...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 10:32 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The book title game
Replies: 1176
Views: 90121

Re: The book title game

Circle of Friends, by Maeve Binchy
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 6:05 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral Dilemmas
Replies: 108
Views: 14987

Re: Moral Dilemmas

Has the couple wondered how this person will react if told at some later date that their deafness was actually a genetically designed feature? But it wouldn't be a genetically designed feature. There wouldn't have been the choice to have had the same child without the deaf gene. The choice would ha...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 5:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Milk
Replies: 44
Views: 4471

Re: Milk

Do you know to what extent it is necessary to produce milk in the way you describe or is all / much of your account the particular way in which the industry has been developed, for commercial reasons? What alternative approaches to milk production are there? As we know, eggs do not have to be produ...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 4:12 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Milk
Replies: 44
Views: 4471

Milk

As a complete newbie (to the ideas of veganism) could you give me an outline of the moral argument against drinking milk. I know I could google it but I really enjoy reading your posts. Bah, you just want to make me do the work! :wink: You may regret it, though. I'm a bit out of practice at this, s...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 1:13 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Please become a vegan
Replies: 60
Views: 27008

Re: Please become a vegan

I am most impressed that you have been a vegan for so long. I have just become a vegan and have been finding it rather difficult. Any tips? Well, what is it exactly that you find difficult? Are you missing certain foods? Are you finding your diet bland and repetitive? Are you worried that you're no...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 12:47 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 185162

Re: The Alphabet Game

Antoni Gaudí (hmm, another Art Nouveau architect [---][/---] what a coincidence!)
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 12th, 2008, 12:44 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 838352

Re: Word Association game

politics
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 11th, 2008, 11:39 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cheddar Gorge 4
Replies: 447
Views: 31893

Re: Cheddar Gorge 4

don't
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 11th, 2008, 4:13 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral Dilemmas
Replies: 108
Views: 14987

Re: Moral Dilemmas

I'm going to be harsh here, in my opinion the fact that they made this sick request should disbar them from having any more children, it's nothing short of premeditated child abuse, if they had both been born with cystic fibrosis or multiple sclerosis, would they insist their children should have i...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 11th, 2008, 10:02 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 185162

Re: The Alphabet Game

Ben X
(Belgium, 2007), written and directed by Nic Balthasar.

:question:
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 10th, 2008, 1:44 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Please become a vegan
Replies: 60
Views: 27008

Re: Please become a vegan

Britain has not been self sufficient in food since the 1870's. Which foreign growers would you like to impoverish, or alternatively, which Britons would you recommend for rickets? To whom are those questions addressed? If me, I did say, "Not that I think we need to be self-sufficient in food crops ...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 10th, 2008, 12:59 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality
Replies: 78
Views: 9667

Re: Spirituality

I don't personally use the word "spiritual" to describe any of my experiences. I have no objection to anyone else using the word to describe their experiences, but I do object when people assume that I know what they mean if they use that word, and that word alone. I do understand words like joy, el...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 10th, 2008, 12:30 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Top 10 useless inventions
Replies: 18
Views: 6015

Re: Top 10 useless inventions

Tea bag squeezers :idea: But ... but ... I think teabag squeezers are very useful. They enable one to transfer a teabag from the pot or cup to the compost bin easily and painlessly without wasting tea or adding too much moisture to said compost bin. My 85-year-old mother has a pair and uses it seve...
by Emma Woolgatherer
March 10th, 2008, 11:53 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Coffee or tea?
Replies: 1185
Views: 86795

Re: Coffee or tea?

Friendly B&B if it caters for vegans, otherwise large, impersonal hotel (though self-catering accommodation preferable to both).



Gas cooker or electric?