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  1. There is a elephant in the room here…

    The eyebrow is a famous example of a supposedly irreducibly complex structure, due to its many elaborate and interlocking parts, seemingly all dependent upon one another. It is frequently cited as an example of irreducible complexity.

    In ‘On the Origin of Species’, Charles Darwin see’s the eyebrows development as a difficulty for his theory. He notes that

    “to suppose that the eyebrow… could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree”.

    If god doesn’t exist then who created those eyebrows?

    Anvil.

  2. And, who can account for eyebrows like Groucho Marx’s??

    In reply to #3 by Anvil:

    There is a elephant in the room here…

    The eyebrow is a famous example of a supposedly irreducibly complex structure, due to its many elaborate and interlocking parts, seemingly all dependent upon one another. It is frequently cited as an example of irreducible complexity.

    In ‘On the Origin of Species’, Charles Darwin see’s the eyebrows development as a difficulty for his theory. He notes that

    “to suppose that the eyebrow… could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree”.

    If god doesn’t exist then who created those eyebrows?

    Anvil.

  3. Good show, apart from the lazy dig at the beginning about trickle-down economics and rounding up members of the Communist Party. Firstly, I don’t think anyone is suggesting rounding up communists nowadays and secondly, I’d rather take my chance anyday with trickle-down economics than with communist command and control.

  4. I was made to realise yesterday how spoiled for choice we are in accessing this type of site and video in freer countries.

    I noticed a tweet from someone called @RationalSaudi who said that it was frustrating having to find a new VPN every time they wanted to view the new Jesus & Mo cartoon.

    So I sent him my site (as I publish the new cartoons as soon as they come out). They replied to thank me, and I, sometime later, tweeted back to say it was OK, and also wanted to follow them, but their account was suspended on twitter.

    It made me think how fragile a connection to the outside world they have.

    Shame!

    How can we help people in this situation get better access to free thinking sites worldwide?

  5. In reply to #6 by sbooder:

    How can we help people in this situation get better access to free thinking sites worldwide?

    I agree 100% with your post. I struck up a correspondence with someone 2 weeks ago. I didn’t know at that time who he/she was, but it became the reason for my thread here.

    Maybe we (RD.net users) could get together some advice for people trying to duck and dive around the internet without getting caught. We could have some techie help on there and a list of sites offering all sorts of other info – Amnesty, Civil Liberties groups etc; and a help board so that people can ask questions and we can do the research for them to minimise their internet activity.

    You know, we, ourselves, may need all this info in the not so distant future. I notice you put “freer countries”, not free. Very true and with governments and supra-governments like the EU making rules about communications and data retention, not to mention all the cameras, rfid chips etc, our freedom is also in the balance. I fear this is off-topic, so do you fancy starting a thread on it as I’ve just had one published?

  6. Thanks for sharing your first episode. If you’re planning on making this your regular format then I would like to suggest that you talk to each other or your guests much sooner than you did here. It sounds like you both know a lot and if you’re successful we’ll probably get to hear most of it eventually, so there’s no reason to say everything you know the first time we hear from you or during the first five minutes of any show. When you started talking to each other I felt like I could continue. Before that I was just about to give up.

    Also, work on the shows appearance, those colors are terrible. You’ll look better and seem more likable, yadda, yadda, with some changes to your environment.

    I look forward to seeing what y’all do.

  7. In reply to #8 by Sean_W:

    Thanks for sharing your first episode. If you’re planning on making this your regular format then I would like to suggest that you talk to each other or your guests much sooner than you did here. It sounds like you both know a lot and if you’re successful we’ll probably get to hear most of it eventually, so there’s no reason to say everything you know the first time we hear from you or during the first five minutes of any show. When you started talking to each other I felt like I could continue. Before that I was just about to give up.

    Also, work on the shows appearance, those colors are terrible. You’ll look better and seem more likable, yadda, yadda, with some changes to your environment.

    I look forward to seeing what y’all do.

    I’d echo this advice… and pay a sound engineer fifty bucks or so – it’s often 90% of the gig.

    Best of luck for future broadcasts.

    Anvil.

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