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  1. Anyway the basic most important point of my thing is how it refers to the criminal justice system, and in a way many won't like. It means we should be nice to criminals who cannot be deterred by nastiness, which probably means the worst criminals, beacus ehter is no reason to be nasty as they cannot help what they are doing if their more rational subconcious non=free wills can't be changed (I don't claim there is no such thing as feedback, I only arguing about free will like) but er yeah innit

  2. Just remembered about posting this, for the first time since I did. Unfortunately, I am roughly as sober as when I did post it as I am now. Currently posting in the corner of the cherry orchard's bar in port erin, to prove one of my bona fides, I prove the second by going burp. But I'm totally right. Contine :)

  3. 1. We don't have free will

    2. We do, however, have the capacity to feel things (such as enjoyment/suffering) in some sense that is either not completely material or material in a way that is so far beyond our current understand it may as well be thought of as not material

    3. "We" is not fully defined but can probably include almost all humans, quite possibly certain apes, and also my dogs but not yours.

    4. The human brain is predictable in many ways

    5. It seems sensible to try to minimize suffering; thereafter maximize enjoyment.


    From this all sorts of radical things follow.



  4. Some of the drivers over here are (objectively speaking) worse than in America or Belgium.


    I have no problem with it really, those people are easy to overtake. The only ones that cause me problems are once a queue build up people who don't leave a decent gap. I have no problem with not leaving a gap either if you're going to frigging overtake. But there are so many drivers here who don't understand how to overtake and that leaves me to overtake 4 or more in one go*. Which is fortunately do able in many places but often shocks the people in front who don't know what mirrors are for.


    *I've managed double digits on the mountain road before. Much like going over the slock, it seems a lot of drivers don't realise you can see around many corners if you turn your head. Mind you it's very rare I get flashed at by ninnys on the mountain, over the slock it happens maybe one every twenty or thirty journeys where they don't seem to understand you can in fact drive at those speeds with a well maintained powerful car with decent tyres


    (and no I'm not overtaking them on the right on right hand bends, that's suicidal with these ninnys)

  5. Numbers are out by at least two. Me and a friend took a horse tram one way and it was only the next day that we found out that you were supposed to pay for it.


    I wonder if during the winter they could attach horns to the horses' heads, wire a few of them up in series, and have them pulling a special santa sleigh tram.

  6. p.s. I have heard that atheists could corrupt this fantastic proof in some way by altering point 2, but if they do so you should ignore them as speaking the words the devil puts into their minds


    p.p.s. anyone who analyses said proof and makes any reference whatsoever to Bertrand Russell or if feeling retro the behaviour of certain untrustowrthy cretans should especially be disregarded

  7. I can prove it using logic, which given that mathematics is a recognised branch of some science deparmtments must totally mean this thing is true.




    1. One, and only one, of the following statements is false:

    2. God totally exists

    3. Statements 1 and 2 are false.

  8. Haigh essentually boasted about his murderous activities under that body of evidence delusion to almost every investigative person, did he not? I vaguely recall seeing something about this on the discovery channel - and back then it WAS the discovery channel, no other spin offs (not even +1).


    I've no idea what the average criminal's most common delusion is but I know in America there is a crazy idea that if you ask an undercover police officer if they were a police man then they have to tell you. Equally I would have been around 11 years old the first time I disovered warez sites (things that no longer exist I should think although there is no reason for me to have checked; this is all before file sharing) and I'm sure that they all asked you to confirm you were not the copyright police before you entered and downloaded your copy of Photoshop 4.0.


    From my own experience, even if a duty advocate tells you to speak to the police, wait until you have one you paid for. This is most known in the US - see this vid. I have a cool book I recommend to anyone called Criminal Interrogation and Confessions which demonstrates the Reid technique. They cannot use it over here for various legal reasons but it tells you a lot. And while I'm going around recommending books about "sutff" willy nilly, have a look at the Full facts book of cold reading by Ian Rowland. I did a two day course with him when I lived in London beacuse of reading that book (and you should have seen some of the people on that course - it was the first one and about half of them I'd heard of!)


    I was aware of all that when I spoke to law officials on the advice of a duty solicitor; unfortunately I also knew that there were reasons you might want to talk to people asap and so I did... and it ended up very badly.


    So never ever do that.

  9. Eh? The sound barrier has been broken in free fall before, ya know?


    But all the reports are bigging it up as the first skydiver to do so. Did the ones to which you refer just hit the ground without a parachute?


    Looks like I'm wrong actually, I thought that Kittinger had exceeded Mach 1.

  10. Anyone who seeks to obey the ten commandmants (which ten commandmants by the way? there are different ones you know...) or to use them as a basis of how to live their life probably hasn't read them.


    The two main stories involving religion this week are the attempted murder of a fourteen year old girl in Pakistan, and the attempt to destory all gay rights in Ukraine.


    That's about par for the course.

  11. (although, yeah, even with the sympathy I still think the guy was a fookwit - he was having to pay back the loan with moneygram ffs stuart.gif) - see this.


    Wouldn't be totally surprised if he is making up what the scam was, it may have been a dating scam for example and he doesn't want his wife to know. This is somewhat topical to me because someone at my local is being scammed by a nigerian scammer pretending to be his girlfriend. We've all told him several times with varying levels of tact and it's a really sad situation but I dunno what any of us can do really.

  12. To be fair this kind of stupidity is basically the entire point of having regulated finance so I still feel sympathetic towards the idiot, it's not his fault he's a fool.


    If you think that he should be made to face the consequences of such naivety I challenge you to explain why a bank shouldn't bury some bizarre term in your mortgage that allows it to increase the rate to 1000% for a laugh.

  13. Whilst I don't think he should be there it is interesting to see the god botherers watching him when they speak. As such he serves a purpose in keeping them in check and stopping them using their homespun philosophy to support their rantings. I think the present Bish is a decent bloke and basically caring for the ordinary man/woman.


    Interesting, if I understand you you're basically saying he's needed because the current MHKs are so overly righeteous we need a religious guy (albeit from the church of england which is basically not religious) to keep holier than thou policies supressed?


    I can get behind that :)

  14. INTERNATIONAL director of Creation Research John Mackay will be visiting the island this month to present a series of public lectures and seminars on the subject of Origins' date=' Creation and Evolution.



    Mr Mackay is renowned for debating some of the world’s leading evolutionists, including Richard Dawkins.


    He accepted the invitation from a local interdenominational group of Christians to return to the Isle of Man after challenging seminars in 2003.


    Mr Mackay has been lecturing on the subject of origins and doing field research worldwide for the last 30 years.


    Arriving on Thursday, October 25, he begins his speaking tour that evening on his role of director of Creation Research.


    On Friday, October 26, he will present a public lecture at The Studio in Douglas, in the upper car park opposite the Palace Cinema, at 7pm on the subject of climate change. Mr Mackay will explore questions many ask, such as whether man is causing global warming or is the climate change debate simply a source of tax revenue?


    This will be followed by a series of seminars on Christian apologetics on Saturday, October 27, and speaking engagements in the morning and evening services on the Sunday, October 28, at Broadway Baptist Church in Douglas.


    Anyone interested in hearing Mr Mackay at any of these speaking engagements can get more information by calling his local contact, John Harris, on 462003.[/quote']




    I know a news story isn't really appropriate to stick a bit of opinion in but they could at least have possibly mentioned he's a discredited lunatic, for the slow of thinking. At the moment if you weren't careful you would read it and possibly think he was representing something vaguely normal.


    Might be fun to go to one of the talks anyway and heckle. Creationism ffs, are there actually enough people to fit in a room that believe the earth was created in 4004 bc?

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