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by clayto
January 10th, 2009, 1:07 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Oat-based milk replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 13753

Re: Oat-based milk replacement

We have tried this and a number of other milk alternatives and have not yet been very satisfied with them but we keep trying as they appear on the shelves. One an get used to something after a while but they are always so much more expensive which does not encourage experimentation. In many cases th...
by clayto
January 10th, 2009, 1:02 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Vegetariansism and the NHS
Replies: 7
Views: 5435

Re: Vegetariansism and the NHS

We could make a general formal approach in the name of HVG / VHG. We have several times approached our local Trust and Hospital in relation to specific personal circumstances as patients, visitors and as members of our Health Trust. We have often been struck by how hospital caterers seem to know no ...
by clayto
January 4th, 2009, 4:44 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Chariots of the Gods 40 years on
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Chariots of the Gods 40 years on

'Aliens --- why they are here' by Bryan Appleyard (pub. 2005). I was given this book for Christmas and have now finished reading it. It is comprehensive and very interesting for humanists, including a detailed analysis of the many forms of belief in / contact with aliens, including how this is refle...
by clayto
January 4th, 2009, 4:31 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: TFTD campaign
Replies: 132
Views: 42436

Re: TFTD campaign

We have sent our email.

Chris
by clayto
January 1st, 2009, 4:11 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Food For Thought
Replies: 0
Views: 3845

Food For Thought

The following Quote is taken from a recent BHA Newsletter. Below it I have given my personal response. Other Humanist Veggies might like to email Maralyn with their comments. Chris Quote: "Food for thought Former BHA Education Officer Marilyn Mason has been asked to write something on humanism and f...
by clayto
December 24th, 2008, 2:46 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 96418

Re: Modern economics

Years ago I had a student whose father was a bank manager by the name of Money. The student's name was Robin.

Chris
by clayto
December 20th, 2008, 9:05 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Marlene - the atheist in the foxhole
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Re: Marlene - the atheist in the foxhole

It was the Christmas Voices prog. 10am on Sundays BBC1

Chris
by clayto
December 19th, 2008, 9:04 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Marlene - the atheist in the foxhole
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Re: Marlene - the atheist in the foxhole

Very interesting. I would like to learn more. Last week there was a piece in a Sunday TV prog on Humanism and a Humanist family's celebration of Christmas. It was quite well done but spoiled a bit later in the program when an army officer said without challenge 'of course there are no atheists in fo...
by clayto
December 19th, 2008, 1:25 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Humanists can help with loans
Replies: 5
Views: 5322

Humanists can help with loans

I would like to draw your attention to my posting in the Positve Humanism Forum about the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious Team at KIVA http://www.kiva.org/

Chris
by clayto
December 19th, 2008, 1:21 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Humanists can help with loans
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Humanists can help with loans

This may be of interest to those who want to see Humanism actively involved helping others, especially in developing and poor countries. KIVA is part of the worldwide microfinace movement and enables individuals and organisations to make small repayable loans (from $25) through a range of KIVA commu...
by clayto
December 17th, 2008, 10:50 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 96418

Re: Modern economics

Hello thundril I have to confess to not having read all the earlier postings carefully (I have been away) so what I am going to say in response may have been dealt with earlier ---- but 1. Quote: "It is for this reason that I call monetarism a pseudo-science". You said " economics claims that ----''...
by clayto
December 15th, 2008, 10:37 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 96418

Re: Modern economics

In economics the term 'demand' refers not only to the desire or need for something but the ability to buy it, the purchasing power, to be able not only to want it and ask for it but to demand it (in the market). Suppliers may then respond to this demand (in order to earn rewards --- profit, wages, i...
by clayto
December 4th, 2008, 5:49 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Will Time Travel Ever Be Possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 3423

Re: Will Time Travel Ever Be Possible?

Having yesterday watched my recording of Prof. Brian Cox's Horizon program 'Do You Know What time It Is?' I see that the 'eternal now' concept of time which J W Dunne developed (see earlier posting) has a more authoritative basis in Einstein's model of time. I also note that some Quantum Physicists ...
by clayto
December 3rd, 2008, 2:27 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: HVG NEWSLETTER
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

HVG NEWSLETTER

HUMANIST VEGETARIAN GROUP NEWSLETTER I have decided to post the Newsletters I send out to HVG supporters here, starting with the most recent. Some earlier Newsletters are on the HVG website. As members / supporters of HVG have 'joined' in a variety of ways it has become more likely that I only have ...
by clayto
December 3rd, 2008, 2:14 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Another evolution question
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Another evolution question

As I really cannot make much sense of this I will end my contributions here.

Chris
by clayto
December 2nd, 2008, 6:07 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Another evolution question
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Another evolution question

Quote "So you have thought these issues through to your satisfaction. If you hadn't you would not have settled on your views." I said 'fairly' settled views; and I have not thought the issues through to 'my satisfaction' if by that is meant there is nothing more to say, that there is no possibility ...
by clayto
November 28th, 2008, 6:18 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Darwin and Kinship With Nonhuman Animals
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Darwin and Kinship With Nonhuman Animals

On the 'what annoys me' theme what annoys me is how often we hear, in news reports of trials about some terrible crime for example, something like 'they behaved like animals' when many (non-human) animals (not all, possibly) behave far better than what is being described ---- for example in the care...
by clayto
November 28th, 2008, 6:05 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Another evolution question
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Another evolution question

Paolo wrote "but now I feel like I've thought these things through to my satisfaction". Rather like so many convinced religionists then? Again Paolo show how his approach to thinking is fundamentally different to mine. I don't think I have ever made or am likely to make such a claim about the sort o...
by clayto
November 27th, 2008, 6:27 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Another evolution question
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Another evolution question

Again I find Paolo's thinking is so far apart from mine I hesitate to reply in any detail but I will tackle a few aspects. Emma has dealt with 'randomness and luck' and how such concepts can be misinterpreted / oversimplified. It is an important area for consideration if only because the Intelligent...
by clayto
November 25th, 2008, 6:50 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Another evolution question
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Another evolution question

Paolo said "the sheer stochasticism of the evolutionary process" ----- stochasticism? My dictionary suggests 'random' and similar meanings. But evolution is not random is it? That is what Creationists claim Darwinism to be but they are mistaken. Is this another example of your tendency to reductioni...