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by seyorni
October 23rd, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: John Jones
Topic: Humanism and Superstition
Replies: 20
Views: 10068

Re: Humanism and Superstition

"Attribution of physical causes to something that is not physical"?
I think of it more as not attributing causes at all, or attributing supernatural, magical causes -- effect without cause.
by seyorni
October 18th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Autumn Bounty
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Autumn Bounty

chilli is the more common English spelling although one finds chili and chile The plural is chillis or chillies They (and their common by-product cayenne pepper ) are often avoided by those with gastric senstivities. LOL, true, "chilli's" fine in Texas, Arizona or Colorado, but it'll never fly in N...
by seyorni
October 17th, 2010, 8:23 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Autumn Bounty
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Autumn Bounty

In New Mexico, this time of year, green chile (never 'chili') vendors appear everywhere. One buys a sack of chiles, the vendor roasts them in a big wire barrel over a gas fire, and puts them into a plastic trash bag to 'season' on the way home. Once home we slip off the husks and freeze the chiles i...
by seyorni
October 15th, 2010, 1:54 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 114733

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

:hilarity:

I have a cat that does the same patting on the face thing to me when I'm trying to sleep. Luckily no slaps yet.
by seyorni
October 15th, 2010, 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Miner miracle?
Replies: 28
Views: 2419

Re: Miner miracle?

No miracle. Just ordinary mining technology. Aren't you going too far the other way, seyorni? That technology was the product of human ingenuity, its loan was driven by human charity and its use was governed by human skill and knowledge. Without people machinery is just so many strangely shaped lum...
by seyorni
October 15th, 2010, 3:12 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: What shall it profit a man?
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: What shall it profit a man?

Honour, perhaps
by seyorni
October 15th, 2010, 3:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Miner miracle?
Replies: 28
Views: 2419

Re: Miner miracle?

No miracle. Just ordinary mining technology.
by seyorni
October 13th, 2010, 3:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: How big is Africa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1995

Re: How big is Africa?

Enough already -- my head hurts!
Every classroom should have a globe
by seyorni
October 9th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: The wearing of full face veils
Replies: 138
Views: 16682

Re: The wearing of full face veils

Whilst I can understand the French annoyance at the Muslim resistance to acculturation and the ethnic enclaves forming in many areas, I see the veil ban as largely a symbolic, reactionary move. It seems to me at odds with France's vaunted liberte' . Some thoughts: Might Muslim countries react by ban...
by seyorni
October 4th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Do you have bad taste?
Replies: 40
Views: 5611

Re: Do you have bad taste?

Well, I clearly have no sense of style -- Jeans or fatigue trowsers and a work shirt works fine for me. Interior design? -- I'm a bachelor. I live in a den. I also confess to a secret love of pop music, even bubblegum pop.
I also like Lady Gaga.
by seyorni
September 19th, 2010, 11:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: A challenge to environmental arguments against meat-eating
Replies: 31
Views: 13946

Re: A challenge to environmental arguments against meat-eating

I've no problem with a most of Jesus' teachings (though I'm a bit mystified by his antipathy towards figs). Like Gandhi, I like Christian teachings but have problems with Christians.
by seyorni
September 19th, 2010, 11:26 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Do animals have rights?
Replies: 57
Views: 11774

Re: Do animals have rights?

I see a biological parallel between humans and other animals, but not a moral one, Manuel. Animals aren't moral agents. They're not able to appreciate the effects their actions will have on others, nor do they generally have the option to choose alternatives. We, on the other hand, are not creatures...
by seyorni
September 10th, 2010, 12:29 am
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: A challenge to environmental arguments against meat-eating
Replies: 31
Views: 13946

Re: A challenge to environmental arguments against meat-eating

Some good points on both sides. The large-scale factory farming and fishing needed to supply the world's ever-increasing demand for meat is environmentally and ecologically problematic. On the other hand, small scale husbandry and a low meat demand could be fairly benign -- but how are we to accompl...
by seyorni
September 7th, 2010, 12:24 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Parking
Replies: 13
Views: 1988

Re: Parking

Anyone know what the parking charges are?
by seyorni
September 4th, 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Harley etc.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4724

Re: Harley etc.....

If I really wanted a motor cycle I would probably be best to buy what all Harley owners should really have, with good build quality, reliability and modern technology, the Honda Goldwing. But they too hanker for the days of their youth. LOL. That's not motorcycling! Might as well just pull the door...
by seyorni
September 2nd, 2010, 11:48 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Double meanings game
Replies: 39
Views: 15913

Re: Double meanings game

Le tailleur est ailleurs, d'ailleurs.

Have to be in English?
by seyorni
September 2nd, 2010, 11:37 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 53
Views: 6250

Re: Dog Food

I had a similar problem with a cat. Turned out she was hyperthyroid. Have you checked for this? It's usually easy to treat.
by seyorni
September 1st, 2010, 6:01 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The Pedant
Replies: 222
Views: 26088

Re: The Pedant

Look! It's moving. It's alive, it's alive!

Film: Frankenstein. 1931.
by seyorni
August 31st, 2010, 7:09 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Harley etc.....
Replies: 35
Views: 4724

Re: Harley etc.....

Now just about anything Vincent built would beat a HD hands down, in my highly subjecive and biased opinion. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCH5JgWCZY I'm not sure what you mean by "beat" but Harleys weren't designed as racing bikes. An old Vincent probably could beat a HD of the same year, but...
by seyorni
August 30th, 2010, 7:36 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: What do humanists eat?
Replies: 5
Views: 5803

Re: What do humanists eat?

Humanists don't eat humans?

A misnomer, then....