Religion / Philosophy Talk / Re: Saudis react to Saudi atheist being sentenced to death for criticizing Islam« Last post by Andrew Clunn on Today at 10:16:46 AM »
Why can't we have enlightened laws like this that put people's feelings first?
IMO, indoctrinating children into demonstrably false beliefs, when they are at an impressionable age, constitutes child abuse. This aspect of religion, while not in violation of current laws, is reprehensible and should not be tolerated.
I am a little cautious about that . . . .Let us go somewhere not religious. Say I want to advocate for protecting the wolves and it is an important issue. Such a law, unless carefully worded and they rarely are, could make it impossible for me to campaign for protecting the wolves.
One of the things about Jurassic Park that has always bugged me a little is that nowhere in the film does anyone explain the word Jurassic for the great unwashed masses not familiar with paleontology. Of course it also bugs me that most of the dinos in the picture are actually from the Cretaceous but I'll concede that Cretaceous Park doesn't roll off the tongue as well. And Stegosaurus is misspelled on the embryo vial.You don't remember the plethora of dino shows on TV at that time? Crichton rode that way, he wasn't the pioneer. To me it would have been lecturing to have spent time explaining the term in the movie, and Malcolm was bad enough.