"Well, I read a book by John Gribbon - "The fellowship." A brilliant, brilliant book. It was on the founding of the Royal. I'm not a scientist and my maths just plain sucks but he writes well so while it was all a tad above me I still…"
"A few other authors worthy of mention:
Really, really surprised no one has mentioned Zelazny.
"Lord of light." arguably the best sci fi book ever written.
Another good author though not in his class is David Brin who having worked for…"
"There are a few poets I really like but the one that resonates the most with me it is a poem in A.E Housmans "A Shropshire Lad." I don't think anyone has ever managed to put mortality quite so beautifully. Also my favourite author…"
"It's difficult for me to respond not being a scientist. Some of the stuff that supposedly top notch scientists peddle nowadays sounds like bad fantasy or sci fi and they really have no proof. Seems they start with an idea now and then try and…"
We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
"I, too, find that disconnect extremely disturbing. Theists regularly claim that their religions provide them with an objective moral base... but I've yet to see (or hear) any of them really describe, in detail, what that base entails and how it…"
One thing that never fails to horrify me is the capacity for good Christian god fearing folk to excuse the abhorrent behavior of their own. We (in South Africa,) recently had a Sexpo, basically a collection of stalls selling sex toys... you get the idea. All above board, nothing sinister, nothing evil. -http://www.sexpo.co.za/Except the religious brigade climbed onto the pulpit and had protests, wrote letters to newspapers criticizing anyone who dared to…See More
"I'd go with Gattaca - possibly the best sci fi movie I've seen, certainly the most intelligent and thought provoking. Brilliant. Blade Runner is the other one which is possibly my favourite movie. Awesome, dark, broody. Lovely stuff..."
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