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    03-26-2017, 01:43 PM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    We are by nature tribal and our first allegiance is to family then to tribe or nation. It is how natural selection has created us to survive. That...
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    03-26-2017, 01:29 PM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    We must distinguish between how all types of Christians behave in western society and what they claim to believe. Most lead normal ambitious lives...
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    03-26-2017, 01:10 PM
    You are speaking of pseudoscience which is widespread on the net particularly in the makeup and food industry. Whilst it is true that scientific...
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    03-25-2017, 02:13 PM
    True but we need to fish around for consensus among experts. The check method of the brilliant Karl Popper scotched a lot of unfalsifiable scientific...
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    03-25-2017, 02:02 PM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    It seems obvious to me that secular democracy is the very best of government systems and it is becoming better as time passes. It has pushed its own...
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    03-23-2017, 06:03 AM
    Its a difficult read compared to the hobbit and the eternal motion can be a bit wearing. I found myself skipping parts filled with flowery language...
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    03-23-2017, 05:42 AM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    As time goes by laws are amended and we all have to adapt we now have to accept homosexuality and even single sex marriage. If we believe in...
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    03-22-2017, 05:48 PM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    Yes but in their country if you chose it you would have to put up with their rules. I would not want to move there but if I was poor enough I would...
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    03-22-2017, 12:13 PM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    Grammar is not my strong point. Many Muslims move to get higher standards of living in the west and I don't blame them. They want to have their...
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    03-22-2017, 07:47 AM
    Magnocrat replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    The old saying holds good ' when in Rome do as Rome does '. Pakistan was formed to accommodate Muslims because they could not live with Hindus....
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    03-19-2017, 06:47 AM
    Your getting into realms of fantasy again most of the cells in the human body are not human , they have evolved with us. We are products of special...
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    03-18-2017, 05:28 AM
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    ' Fooling yourself is the worst kind of deceit ' yet we do it unawares. Nice touch at the finish ' gave the chrome on their squad cars a golden...
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    03-18-2017, 05:11 AM
    Why bore yourself ? why read or listen to what you don't like? What sort of perversity is that? Everything is worth a try and sometimes a retry when...
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    03-17-2017, 04:57 PM
    Best to read for enjoyment, if you can't get into a book lay it aside and pick up the next one. Don't let the idea of classics force your hand to...
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    03-17-2017, 09:12 AM
    Difficult to unravel but no matter. 'When you spotted Ursa Major and dawdled in the starlit breeze' of course the breeze can not be lit but that's...
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    03-17-2017, 08:58 AM
    I think on the whole let it go , after all we barely know our grandparents let alone those further back. It is interesting to note how many famous...
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    03-16-2017, 10:27 AM
    All fine dramatic stuff which makes it sound as if we are on the road to some great conscious revelation. If you believe our brains were created as a...
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    03-15-2017, 05:11 AM
    Einstein was the genius of the age and he was gifted enough to question the established bedrock of Newtonian science. We must remember he did not...
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    03-15-2017, 04:49 AM
    An interesting thread showing how concerned many are to trace their past. I suspect as we age we look back more to our origins, possibly because they...
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    03-14-2017, 04:00 AM
    I do my best but ask you to remember I'm a layman and I look to many experts in their fields to help me grasp the latest position of knowledge on a...
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    03-13-2017, 10:51 AM
    I understand your desire to paint a much bigger picture of humanity than evidence allows ,men have always done that throughout history. You are...
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    03-13-2017, 05:29 AM
    You are right about tear jerkers , Dickens was a master of the death scene. The great appeal of Christianity is its creation of a moral universe...
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    03-13-2017, 05:06 AM
    That is the great problem with evolution it looks exactly like design and it is why the Christian apologist William Paley coined the concept of the...
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    03-12-2017, 03:03 PM
    I'm a seventy five year old retired Englishman on the south coast. I retired aged sixty one and have only a rudimentary education I set about filling...
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    03-12-2017, 07:09 AM
    I always think the equinox is a turning point when day begins to outpace night; around the 21st of march. As a boy I used to like ice- skating but I...
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    03-12-2017, 06:54 AM
    It is man's curiosity that makes him probe and that is result of his self- awareness. He was not content to live as a hunter- gatherer so he began to...
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    03-11-2017, 02:44 PM
    A mind boggling thread but very fascinating. 'Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and saint, and heard great argument About it and...
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    03-11-2017, 02:25 PM
    The reason old literature and art are treasured is because they do not rely on the advance of technology but purely on the minds of the creators. In...
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    03-11-2017, 05:14 AM
    Interesting reading. I have always suspected languages, like most things, need to be maintained ; even vocal understanding is different from the...
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    03-11-2017, 04:59 AM
    I have nothing against the metric system but it is a scientific system not a practical one for everyday use , so why try and use it for everyday...
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