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BBC Four Series -- Science and Islam
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:27:14 AM »
This should be interesting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gksx4

It's on the 5th, 6th and 7th of Jan, so I'll get to see it before I have to fuck off back to Germany. I wonder how they're going to tackle it? From this excerpt from the linked page, I think it may be another fawning wankfest:

"Its legacy is tangible, with terms like algebra, algorithm and alkali all being Arabic in origin and at the very heart of modern science - there would be no modern mathematics or physics without algebra, no computers without algorithms and no chemistry without alkalis".

I do hope they cover the Al-jahiz's Kitab-al Hayawan -- should give the Afadlys of this world something to mull over...

And I do hope they'll also cover the points brought up by this video:

[youtube]gcSXwPsgLhE[/youtube]

(Also posted at ATT).
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Re: BBC Four Series -- Science and Islam
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 11:18:45 AM »
Hands move because God wants them to? So that's why I masturbate so much.
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Re: BBC Four Series -- Science and Islam
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 11:22:41 AM »
Hands move because God wants them to? So that's why I masturbate so much.

And remember -- if Intelligent Design were true, you'd have a self-lubricating hand...
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Re: BBC Four Series -- Science and Islam
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 12:34:16 PM »
Hands move because God wants them to? So that's why I masturbate so much.

And remember -- if Intelligent Design were true, you'd have a self-lubricating hand...

Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort need to do another video demonstrating how Ray's unit is god-designed to be the perfect size for his hand.  And then Kirk could give a further demonstration of how his mouth fits into the picture.  I'd give that one four stars.
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Re: BBC Four Series -- Science and Islam
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 05:28:37 PM »
I would be totally unsurprised if both Ray and Kirk turned out to have been gay sex partners.
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