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Comment: Re:Doesn't that kinda defeat the point of the arch (Score 5, Insightful) 234

by uncle slacky (#45414651) Attached to: Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet
No, but the Wayback Machine always respects takedown requests. Note that the British Library maintains an archive of UK sites, and still has the speeches in question (from April 2008 onwards):http://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20080410100951/http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=news.speeches.page

Comment: Re:If evolution is true... (Score 3, Insightful) 1293

by uncle slacky (#44900201) Attached to: Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?
Almost right. The following explanation was (I think) originally posted on Slashdot a while back: If there was no Adam & Eve, there was no Fall, therefore no Original Sin, therefore no need for Jesus (assuming he existed) to die in order to "save" us from said Sin, therefore no "eternal life" - so it destroys the entire basis of their belief system. Or, as someone else pointed out downthread, it boils down to fear of death.

+ - Google hosts fundraiser for climate change-denying US senator->

Submitted by Maria_Celeste
Maria_Celeste (2490696) writes "Google, which prides itself on building a "better web that is better for the environment", is hosting a fundraiser for the most notorious climate change denier in Congress, it has emerged. The lunch, at the company's Washington office, will benefit the Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe, who has made a career of dismissing climate change as a "hoax" on the Senate floor. Proceeds of the 11 July lunch, priced at $250 to $2,500, will also go to the national Republican Senatorial Committee."
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+ - Mom's Antibodies May Cause Some Autism->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes ""Antibrain" antibodies that slip through the placenta from mother to fetus during pregnancy may account for roughly a quarter of autism cases, a new study suggests. Some scientists say the work could lead to a blood test that accurately predicts whether a mother will bear a child with this immune-triggered form of the disorder—a claim that's raising eyebrows among skeptics."
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