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Evidence for Psychic Functioning: Claims vs. Reality (Skeptical Inquirer March 1996)

"Much can be written at this point. The major point I would make, however, is that drawing conclusions from meta-analytic studies is like having your cake and eating it too"

Time to Stand Up

Dawkins:
“To blame Islam for what happened in New York is like blaming Christianity for the troubles in Northern Ireland!” Yes. Precisely. It is time to stop pussyfooting around. Time to get angry. And not only with Islam.

Douglas Adams:
when I was making the other points. I just think, “Fine, we have different opinions.” But, the moment I say something that has something to do with somebody’s (I’m going to stick my neck out here and say irrational) beliefs, then we all become terribly protective and terribly defensive and say “No, we don’t attack that; that’s an irrational belief but no, we respect it.”

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Athugasemdir

birgir.com - 30/09/02 18:02 #

Ég hef reyndar tilhneigingu til ađ líta svo á ađ kaţólska og lúterska séu ađeins merkimiđar á Norđur-Írlandi, rót vandans liggi ekki í trúnni heldur uppruna manna og pólitískum vilja (einangrunar- og sambandssinnar).

Getur veriđ ađ Dawkins sé ađ horfa fram hjá ţessu, eđa hef ég einfaldlega rangt fyrir mér?

Matti Á - 30/09/02 18:05 #

Ég held ţiđ séuđ sammála!

"How can I say that religion is to blame? Do I really imagine that, when a terrorist kills, he is motivated by a theological disagreement with his victim? Do I really think the Northern Ireland pub bomber says to himself, “Take that, Tridentine Transubstantiationist bastards!” Of course I don’t think anything of the kind. Theology is the last thing on the minds of such people. They are not killing because of religion itself, but because of political grievances, often justified. They are killing because the other lot killed their fathers. Or because the other lot drove their great- grandfathers off their land. Or because the other lot oppressed our lot economically for centuries. "

birgir.com - 30/09/02 18:19 #

Jamm, ég hefđi betur drullast til ađ lesa greinina áđur en ég kom askvađandi hér inn á skítugum skónum :)

Matti Á. - 01/10/02 11:02 #

Ţađ er oft betra ađ lesa greinar áđur en mađur setur fram athugasemdir, ţađ er alveg satt :-)

En greinin er rosalega fín, eins og reyndar flest (allt?) sem Dawkins lćtur frá sér.