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Jan. 13th, 2010 | 08:38 pm

Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil"

"They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.' True story. And so the devil said, 'Ok it’s a deal.' And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got something themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another."

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Banning religion

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 15th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)

In some respects this is an attractive idea: down with superstition and up with rationality. The trouble is in defining terms.

The recent BBC4 programme on Chaos showed how established science can be almost as dogmatic and irrational as any ayatollah in persecuting Alan Turing, even though he was an FRS.

Try submitting a paper to Nature demonstrating a paradigm shift - say, the existence of fairies at the bottom of your garden - and see how you get on. Morphic Resonance had the same treatement.

What I am saying is - don't ban any set of ideas, unless they provide a real and present danger to someone or something.

Go for it, fridge.

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Fairies at the bottom of the garden

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 15th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)

Mentioning fairies and Alan Turing in the same paragraph is a bit like gay-bashing, isn't it ?

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Alan Turing and fairies

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 15th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)

I see what you mean - sorry about that. Alan Turing was a great man, a great thinker and a great loss to mankind, whatever his sexual orientation.

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