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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:29 am
 


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I'd say today's Globe editorial cartoon sums things up nicely

http://tinyurl.com/ca5yr3


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:36 am
 


U.S. biologist on Gary Goodyear: "An incompetent moron"
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...we can tell right away that the man is an incompetent moron who is going to flush Canadian science down the tube.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:39 am
 


Yeah, Isaac Newton was an example of a scientist who believed in God, hasnt he been termed the father of modern science?


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Yeah, Isaac Newton was an example of a scientist who believed in God, hasnt he been termed the father of modern science?


Yep, I find so funny that people say "you have to believe in God or Science" Why can to not believe in both?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:06 pm
 


A minister of Science and Technology should believe in promoting and pushing forward both of those disciplines.

A creationist in that position is an absolute conflict of interest. Denying archaeology, biology, and everything we know today as contradictory to what he believes is hardly going to invite him to do a good job.


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hurley_108 hurley_108:
it's like a health minster not knowing the difference between a virus and a bacterium, and that antibiotics will only work on one of the two.


Or doctors who prescribe antibiotics to patients with a viral infection because the patient demands something for their condition. 8O While not very common, I have seen it done on a few occasions.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:16 pm
 


2Cdo 2Cdo:
hurley_108 hurley_108:
it's like a health minster not knowing the difference between a virus and a bacterium, and that antibiotics will only work on one of the two.


Or doctors who prescribe antibiotics to patients with a viral infection because the patient demands something for their condition. 8O While not very common, I have seen it done on a few occasions.


I wouldn't say it's not very common. I'd say it's done all the time. So much that the Alberta Government has this whole ad campaign about "not all bugs need drugs," one part if which is that antibiotics don't work on viruses.


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I wonder what the Koran says about evolution ? From what I've read its pretty muddled.

With that, what if the Science Minister was Islamic, would we be seeing the same press ?

I don't think so.

Hypocrites.


This post cuts to the crux of the matter.
We have plenty of MP's that are openly religious, should we delve into Sikhism's mantra before several Sikh MP's are given shadow cabinet posts?
Or if the Libs form the next government, should their MP’s who are from religious backgrounds be disqualified from shaping policy because of their beliefs?

This is just like the Stock Day stuff re dinosaurs. Day is now seen as a seasoned politician that does a half decent job, but the lefty hacks that permeate our media just look for any crap to discredit Tory types but ignore Sikh and Muslim Libs.
Christians are now bad?

Double standards again. These are the things that make me dig my heels in against the media and the Liberals.
Once we get past this divisive and meaningless crap we can move on together. I thought Canada was better than this.


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hurley_108 hurley_108:
2Cdo 2Cdo:
hurley_108 hurley_108:
it's like a health minster not knowing the difference between a virus and a bacterium, and that antibiotics will only work on one of the two.


Or doctors who prescribe antibiotics to patients with a viral infection because the patient demands something for their condition. 8O While not very common, I have seen it done on a few occasions.


I wouldn't say it's not very common. I'd say it's done all the time. So much that the Alberta Government has this whole ad campaign about "not all bugs need drugs," one part if which is that antibiotics don't work on viruses.


I didn't realise it was that bad! 8O The problem is that far too many people think that any little ailment can be fixed by just getting the "right" meds prescribed. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:21 pm
 


EyeBrock EyeBrock:
Bodah Bodah:
I wonder what the Koran says about evolution ? From what I've read its pretty muddled.

With that, what if the Science Minister was Islamic, would we be seeing the same press ?

I don't think so.

Hypocrites.


This post cuts to the crux of the matter.
We have plenty of MP's that are openly religious, should we delve into Sikhism's mantra before several Sikh MP's are given shadow cabinet posts?
Or if the Libs form the next government, should their MP’s who are from religious backgrounds be disqualified from shaping policy because of their beliefs?

This is just like the Stock Day stuff re dinosaurs. Day is now seen as a seasoned politician that does a half decent job, but the lefty hacks that permeate our media just look for any crap to discredit Tory types but ignore Sikh and Muslim Libs.
Christians are now bad?

Double standards again. These are the things that make me dig my heels in against the media and the Liberals.
Once we get past this divisive and meaningless crap we can move on together. I thought Canada was better than this.


Are you kidding Eyebrock? The entire Canadian political system is based on divide and conquer, heavily practiced by all parties!


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djakeydd djakeydd:
Yeah, Isaac Newton was an example of a scientist who believed in God, hasnt he been termed the father of modern science?


Yes, Newton probably did more for science than any other person before or since. An absolutely brilliant man. Belief in god does not preculde good science. But if you dismiss a physical principle because it conflicts with a religious belief regardless of the physical evidence, that's not good science.


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2Cdo 2Cdo:
I didn't realise it was that bad! 8O The problem is that far too many people think that any little ailment can be fixed by just getting the "right" meds prescribed. :?


Yup. In a lot of cases, meds can help - but with the symptoms so you can feel okay while your body does its thing.


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hurley_108 hurley_108:
djakeydd djakeydd:
Yeah, Isaac Newton was an example of a scientist who believed in God, hasnt he been termed the father of modern science?


Yes, Newton probably did more for science than any other person before or since. An absolutely brilliant man. Belief in god does not preculde good science. But if you dismiss a physical principle because it conflicts with a religious belief regardless of the physical evidence, that's not good science.


I'm shocked Hurley! 8O The bold I added to your post says it all. A post of yours that I 100% agree with! This is worth a positive rep.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:31 pm
 


hurley_108 hurley_108:
2Cdo 2Cdo:
I didn't realise it was that bad! 8O The problem is that far too many people think that any little ailment can be fixed by just getting the "right" meds prescribed. :?


Yup. In a lot of cases, meds can help - but with the symptoms so you can feel okay while your body does its thing.


Kind of like cold meds. Mask the symptoms but it still takes your body 7-10 days to deal with the actual cold!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:45 pm
 


2Cdo 2Cdo:
hurley_108 hurley_108:
djakeydd djakeydd:
Yeah, Isaac Newton was an example of a scientist who believed in God, hasnt he been termed the father of modern science?


Yes, Newton probably did more for science than any other person before or since. An absolutely brilliant man. Belief in god does not preculde good science. But if you dismiss a physical principle because it conflicts with a religious belief regardless of the physical evidence, that's not good science.


I'm shocked Hurley! 8O The bold I added to your post says it all. A post of yours that I 100% agree with! This is worth a positive rep.


Heh, thanks. I've been trying on my "rational thinking" hat more often of late. I think it fits better than my "knee-jerk pinko dipper" hat. :lol:


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