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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 03:06 AM
Replies: 89
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Posted By dann
I can assure you that there is nothing...

I can assure you that there is nothing milquetoast about Omicron. The death toll has more than doubled in Denmark. It has quadrupled in Finland during the Omicron wave, in Iceland, too, and I expect...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
The thing about RIGHTS

What is a right? The definitions are neither here nor there: 'inalienable', for instance. Everybody knows it, and everybody has a share in the consensual delusion.

What a right actually is:...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
That is what I thought had happened. I had tried...

That is what I thought had happened. I had tried to avoid it with a parenthesis and "By the way... ", but let's go to the cartoonist's story:



No, the cartoons were not readers' comments....
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
Sorry, I probably didn't make it clear, but that...

Sorry, I probably didn't make it clear, but that is not the article I recommend that you read, and since its publication it has become somewhat outdated in a Danish context. We wrote it and it was...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,116
Posted By dann
Do you know something the rest of us don't?! :) ...

Do you know something the rest of us don't?! :)
In a few months, it will be first autumn and the winter in the northern hemisphere, and in most of Europe the numbers are rising now when they were...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 171,576
Posted By dann
I loved it! But after the first three or four...

I loved it! But after the first three or four chapters, I had to go back and start all over again from the beginning. I needed the context to understand what I had been reading. The sequel...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,233
Posted By dann
Victory, but ...

Shanghai Declares Victory Against Covid as Dandong Flares Again (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-26/china-s-dandong-warned-of-risks-for-continuous-covid-flareups#xj4y7vzkg)...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,116
Posted By dann
Me too. I have been the only one wearing a face...

Me too. I have been the only one wearing a face mask in supermarkets for a couple of months. Three or four weeks ago, I saw one (1) woman with a face mask, but she was obviously Asian or of Asian...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 76,701
Posted By dann
'We didn't know', said the congregation ...

'We didn't know', said the congregation ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,116
Posted By dann
I see nothing about long covid to dissuade me...

I see nothing about long covid to dissuade me from that view, and omicron has shown that nothing will stop it, so the best plan is to ignore it. Masks are fine, but merely delay the inevitable. The...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,116
Posted By dann
And The Atheist had a vested interest in...

And The Atheist had a vested interest in pretending that it was over. It wasn't over then, and in New Zealand it had only just begun:
Daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million people...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
And another correction: Should have...

And another correction:



Should have been are.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,328
Posted By dann
Even Cain might have been poe'd by that one. ...

Even Cain might have been poe'd by that one.
Before I went to Cuba more than 20 years ago, even I had the suspicion that the stories I heard about oppression in Cuba in the media couldn't just be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 76,701
Posted By dann
Yet another Swedish mystery

Of course, it can't still be SARS-CoV-2, can it?! The pandemic is over! It's gone!
It must be something akin to the TikTok Tourettes MPI.
Or maybe not:



And what on earth happened to the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,233
Posted By dann
Good News!

But not the kind of news that fans of let-it-rip-and-learn-to-live-with-the-virus want to hear, of course:
Shanghai records zero COVID cases for first time since March...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
Correction: The article is about not by the...

Correction: The article is about not by the cartoonist. But the cartoon is by him.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
No, not likewise with religion, and yet .... The...

No, not likewise with religion, and yet .... The similarity of the two things is that they can both be used to relieve suffering when life hurts. They both come with consequences, but those...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
And many of those people don't even think of...

And many of those people don't even think of themselves as atheists, and may not even be aware that they are atheists by definition. An even smaller minority join atheist organizations. The others...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
No, it's not. The religion they were brought up...

No, it's not. The religion they were brought up in explains the particular brand of religion they adhere to. It doesn't explain why they don't question it. It's not about "not following through fully...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th June 2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
There is an obvious difference between the...

There is an obvious difference between the congregations and the preacher, between the psychics and their paying customers, but you don't seem to understand the actual relationship between the two...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 24th June 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
"I think Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today."

I'll still get back to your other post tomorrow, but just this for now:




You seem to be into singling out one religion as the bad one, the one that the others, the ones with their prophet,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 24th June 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
I will answer the rest of your post tomorrow, but...

I will answer the rest of your post tomorrow, but for now just this:




At this point, you should have noticed a similarity between Jyllands-Posten, Richard Dawkins and Douglas Murray: They...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 219,939
Posted By dann
So Shaheen is still adamant that she is dealing...

So Shaheen is still adamant that she is dealing with attacks even though nothing supports that idea. I doubt that she knows the meaning of her own words, "the injuries are real." She probably thinks...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 24th June 2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
What I am getting at is that even in the case of...

What I am getting at is that even in the case of countries, like certain parts of the USA, where almost everybody is a Cristian or a Muslim, atheism is futile: People don't turn to religion because...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 219,939
Posted By dann
State Department: the scans have no scientific validity!

This could get interesting!

Biden administration plans six-figure compensation for Havana syndrome victims...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
:) And the struggle of those right-wing...

:)
And the struggle of those right-wing atheists is not about becoming decent human beings.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
Consider what makes it possible for modern...

Consider what makes it possible for modern comedians to ridicule Christianity. Consider how relaxed Stephen Colbert is in his discussions with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ricky Gervais. And consider what...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
No reason to suppose I realize. I explicitly said...

No reason to suppose I realize. I explicitly said so:



I understand that atheism is different for people who had to struggle to come to terms with the fact that an ideology that was more or...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
Wasn't meant to! :)

Wasn't meant to! :)
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 12:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_poppy_syndrome

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_poppy_syndrome
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
Dawkins has also drawn the ire of some people who...

Dawkins has also drawn the ire of some people who have got nothing at all against atheists being 'outspoken', but who have got much against racists and eugenicists speaking their mind while telling...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,328
Posted By dann
Study of Soberana 02 vaccine wins Annual...

Study of Soberana 02 vaccine wins Annual Immunology Award (https://en.granma.cu/cuba/2022-06-22/study-of-soberana-02-vaccine-wins-annual-immunology-award) (Granma.cu, June 22, 2022)
Exports of...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 22nd June 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By dann
When I used the word "discovered", I didn't mean...

When I used the word "discovered", I didn't mean that he was the first person in the world to do so. I agree with most of his arguments against Creationism. It is his arguments for sociobiology that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By dann
Reasons to be cheerful

"On Sunday night, everything changed." I am not sure that's true, but ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 12:34 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,624
Posted By dann
Read a book without preconceptions. Yes, OK. But...

Read a book without preconceptions. Yes, OK. But appeals like, "Please read it with an open mind. Please.", from a guy who's supposed to be some kind of skeptic?! Why does he encourage me to please...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,624
Posted By dann
Theists may outnumber atheists but the question...

Theists may outnumber atheists but the question is how theistic they actually are. To what extent are they merely going through the motions because that's what you're supposed to do. I don't think...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 219,939
Posted By dann
The author, Belen Fernandez, is puzzled by the...

The author, Belen Fernandez, is puzzled by the current the US State Department's "Travel Advisory" to various countries:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 219,939
Posted By dann
Polymeropoulos in Le Monde on Havana Syndrome...

Polymeropoulos in Le Monde on Havana Syndrome (https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/insight-impact/in-the-news/polymeropoulos-in-le-monde-on-havana-syndrome/) (Atlantic Council, June 14, 2022). See post...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,624
Posted By dann
My post was a comment on: "she probably did...

My post was a comment on: "she probably did herself no favors by identifying with atheism and with Dawkins so publicly like this."

It is possible that Dawkins came prepared for the interview...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,328
Posted By dann
Vaccines - in spite of the blockade

Maybe the mainstream media is beginning to take notice - at long last:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By dann
I guess I owe Rodolfo Hernández an apology for...

I guess I owe Rodolfo Hernández an apology for calling him a Colombian version of Trump:


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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 51,655
Posted By dann
Right, it is not as good as never having had type...

Right, it is not as good as never having had type 2 diabetes. And you can get type 2 diabetes even if you aren't obese.



Covid-19 infections also increase the risk:



So much for the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By dann
Columbian Trump lost: Former...

Columbian Trump lost:




Former guerilla Gustavo Petro wins Colombian election to become first leftist president...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th June 2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 51,655
Posted By dann
Post 468...

Post 468 (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=13836236#post13836236) + https://translate.google.com

And you are right about drug companies. They don't exactly...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th June 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,233
Posted By dann
Shanghai’s Weekend Covid Testing Blitz Shows...

Shanghai’s Weekend Covid Testing Blitz Shows Cases Contained (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-20/shanghai-s-weekend-covid-testing-blitz-shows-cases-contained#xj4y7vzkg) (Bloomberg,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th June 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,624
Posted By dann
Because it was a secret to her that her interview...

Because it was a secret to her that her interview with Dawkins was being recorded, and she never expected anybody else to see it, right?! :rolleyes:
You are missing the point completely!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th June 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By dann
It is still possible to stay away from rooms like...

It is still possible to stay away from rooms like that, I think.
And in Europe, you won't even be in a room with eight out of ten believing in God if you go to church.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th June 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By dann
MAGA and NRA membership too, I assume.

MAGA and NRA membership too, I assume.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th June 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,624
Posted By dann
I think it probably is doing oneself a favor to...

I think it probably is doing oneself a favor to identify with atheism nowadays. Among young educated (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=13836015#post13836015) people...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th June 2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,233
Posted By dann
What It's Like

Serenitie Wang from Hong Kong describes her experience of Shanghai's lockdown, both at home in quarantine and at a "fangcang" camp after she got infected.

This was the end of her stay at the camp:...
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