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Re: A la recherche du temps perdu

Lord Voldemort? Never met the chap. I hope I'm not evil, anyway!
by David Bean
on Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:17 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A la recherche du temps perdu
Replies: 5
Views: 12335

Re: Equality Laws

I'll debate this matter on whatever terms I like, thanks very much. Other than having read a few of his articles on ConHome I don't know the fellow I mentioned from Adam, so I don't know where my supposed 'friendship' with him is supposed to come from. Nor is it irrelevant to relate the contents of ...
by David Bean
on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:41 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Equality Laws
Replies: 33
Views: 14168

Re: Equality Laws

How fascinating to see one of our ConHome debates come to The Sinner. I was a little taken aback by the expressions of surprise from some posters here that the comments thread contained some interesting and cogent points, because ConHome threads regularly do: like any web site we have our share of n...
by David Bean
on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:50 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Equality Laws
Replies: 33
Views: 14168

Re: Tuition Fee Riots - NUS implicated?

So the NUS has nothing to do with the riots, and condemns them unequivocally as the actions of a small minority, eh? Well, here's an idea: let's ask them. http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/?p=3543 ...No, not so much. During the demonstration over 5,000 students showed their determination to de...
by David Bean
on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:19 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Tuition Fee Riots - NUS implicated?
Replies: 25
Views: 7960

Re: Get involved with HER CAMPUS!

Finally an issue on which RedCelt and I agree :) In fact if he'd been at the Feminism Debate t'other week, he might even have applauded my floor speech on that subject. My only modification would be that if Her Campus thinks there's a market there for it to tap, that they might make a profit whilst ...
by David Bean
on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:30 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Get involved with HER CAMPUS!
Replies: 31
Views: 10605

Re: Which came first?

Having a degree in philosophy doesn't mean that you know what a priori means. For instance, your degree in philosophy hasn't allowed you to understand the epistemological nonsense of such a claim. Degree = knowledge, now? So, if you wouldn't mind, explain what a priori means and how you used it to ...
by David Bean
on Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:26 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Which came first?
Replies: 21
Views: 4909

Re: Which came first?

Two immediate questions spring to mind:- 1. At the age of 7, what (did you work out) laid the egg? 2. Do you know what a priori means? Um, yes, and I also have a degree in Philosophy, as much as that has to do with the current conversation; and whatever the creature was that immediately preceded th...
by David Bean
on Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:14 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Which came first?
Replies: 21
Views: 4909

Upcoming debates

Any chance of a preview of what we have to look forward to from the Union Debating Society in the new session - upcoming debates, Orientation events and the like?
by David Bean
on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:33 am
 
Forum: Union Debating Society
Topic: Upcoming debates
Replies: 0
Views: 774

Re: Which came first?

I too worked out RedCelt's argument a priori, at the age of about seven. Seems pretty obvious, really, unless the first chicken somehow changed its species after its birth. Now that would be a clever feat!
by David Bean
on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:28 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Which came first?
Replies: 21
Views: 4909

Re: Expired passport as ID?

On the contrary, we have abolished the national identity card completely. No new identity cards are being issued, so any attempt to apply for one will fail. Furthermore there will be no requirement for migrants to carry cards, and cards already issued will at some point in the near future cease to b...
by David Bean
on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:24 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Expired passport as ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 7658

Re: Anti-Gay Bishop appointed to School of Divinity

Yes and this is a good thing. No point wasting time with people who think another persons country of origin or sexual orientation is an indicator of inferiority/superiority. Or people who think that bronze age goat herders had a deeper understanding of physics, chemistry, biology or medicine than m...
by David Bean
on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:47 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Anti-Gay Bishop appointed to School of Divinity
Replies: 152
Views: 16408

Re: Anti-Gay Bishop appointed to School of Divinity

I'm not sure we'd tolerate a bishop espousing derogatory views or opposition to some other biologically determined trait, so that arguments are being made that this can be ok is indicative that there remains latent homophobia in our society. The kindest interpretation of this is that is the last ga...
by David Bean
on Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:29 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Anti-Gay Bishop appointed to School of Divinity
Replies: 152
Views: 16408

Re: Anti-Gay Bishop appointed to School of Divinity

Peculiar, slightly upsetting and oddly discordant with Louise Richardson's other, some might say aggressively progressive stances. Does anyone who, for example, knows something about theology know much about his merits as a researcher? It might well be the case that he's just a superlatively excell...
by David Bean
on Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:19 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Anti-Gay Bishop appointed to School of Divinity
Replies: 152
Views: 16408

Re: Leader of the Labour party

For the sake of anyone who missed it, here was the death of Diane Abbot's leadership aspirations live on television, on last night's edition of the "entertainment show" This Week: -5uMbMJ2EUQ Incidentally, to give my own (slightly broader) perspective on Hennessy's question about how the l...
by David Bean
on Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:36 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Leader of the Labour party
Replies: 44
Views: 7477

Re: Fox News

Are you trying to suggest thee BBC is running a PRO-Conservative news agenda?

HAHAHAHAHA!
by David Bean
on Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:56 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Fox News
Replies: 33
Views: 3949

Re: Leader of the Labour party

If I wished the Labour Party well, I'd plump for Dianne Abbot, the only candidate with a modicum of common sense. Even though she is regularly torn apart by Michael Portillo and our former Rector on This Week. I remember one edition, just before the election campaign started, when they were discussi...
by David Bean
on Sat May 29, 2010 6:41 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Leader of the Labour party
Replies: 44
Views: 7477

Re: General election 2010 - who will (or would) you vote for?

Another interesting point about Christianity and forgiveness is that many within the Holy catholic Church (sic) believe that forgiveness requires repentance, in which case it would not be strictly necessary for Christians like ourselves who believe Gordon Brown wrecked the UK economy and a good deal...
by David Bean
on Sat May 29, 2010 6:16 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: General election 2010 - who will (or would) you vote for?
Replies: 131
Views: 9170

Re: "For girls eyes only"

...the only bodies I was ever considered to represent were the ones named or implied by the titles I appended after my name at the end. And as the AU Vice-President appended her title after her name that was the case here. Are you engaged in very elaborate trolling or something? Precisely: her titl...
by David Bean
on Sat May 29, 2010 6:09 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: "For girls eyes only"
Replies: 79
Views: 11055

Re: "For girls eyes only"

Completely and utterly wrong. If it comes from an official university account, it may as well be from the principal . When you act in any capacity under a company, institute or whatever, you represent that entity. Are you familiar with the views expressed disclaimer? There are countless people that...
by David Bean
on Thu May 27, 2010 8:36 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: "For girls eyes only"
Replies: 79
Views: 11055

Re: Friedman and the credit crunch

My concern with regulatory regimens in general is that they have the awful tendency to convince people that if they comply with them to the letter, tick all the right boxes, everything will be all right and they can cease to engage common sense. In this particular case, it's true that the regulatory...
by David Bean
on Tue May 25, 2010 6:06 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Friedman and the credit crunch
Replies: 9
Views: 1194
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