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by Phill
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Christianity and Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 5073

Re: Christianity and Evolution

Anyway, what I was going to say is that I think the whole "evolutionists are out to destroy religion" thing is primarily Creationist hysteria rather than something which actually occurs to any great extent. Sure, there are people like that, but they are hardly representative of evolutioni...
by Phill
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

Oh wow Fragments. It. Wasn't. Shit. Well, Ianto should have been blown to smithereens rather than relatively unharmed, but apart from that, a torchwood episode that didn't make me cringe at any time. Oh wow. Have you seen "Children of Earth" yet? A year ago if someone had said to me that ...
by Phill
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 137749

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

My wife prefers the Pet Shop Boys version of "You're always on my mind". Not sure about it myself but it is different.

I prefer the Guns'n'Roses version of "Live and Let Die".

Also the Muse version of "Feeling Good".
by Phill
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

On a completely random note, I heard "Viva la Vida" on the radio today and wondered if they're setting themselves up to use that in the finale...It'd be one of their better random-pop-music-we're-so-modern interludes. I'd watch that. And some of the lyrics are very appropriate. e.g. Shatt...
by Phill
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 18
Views: 3266

Re: Christmas Music

There are a few good modern Christmassy Christian style songs. 'From the Squalor of a Borrowed Stable' - Stuart Townend 'Joy Has Dawned' - Stuart Townend / Keith Getty 'Oh what a mystery I see' - Graham Kendrick 'Tonight (Glory to God)' - Graham Kendrick Also, found this CD , which looks interesting...
by Phill
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19423

Re: xkcd Internet Band?

Also, anyone have any idea how to make this come together? I had the idea of having one person record, passing the recording on to the next person to add on to, etc., but that could have issues. Anyone have any better ideas? My suggestion would be to lay down a 'base' track with basic guitar, vocal...
by Phill
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What's the new new?
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: What's the new new?

Clearly, the future of music lies with Microsoft Songsmith. No need for musicians anymore, just click a button. (c.f. also this)
by Phill
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20540

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

So I'm trying to write songs, and I can come up with a melody alright, but I'm having troubles with getting chords to go along with it. The problem being, I never really bothered with music theory, and just playing an A chord doesn't always match an A note, if you get that. So, if any of you guys c...
by Phill
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical piano recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Re: Classical piano recommendations?

You might be interested to have a look at this guy's stuff: http://cubus-adsl.dk/musical_pieces/ - classical piano pieces uploaded to YouTube. Most of them are in the intermediate-advanced level. It might give you a few ideas. Mozart's Sonata in C (no. 16, K545) is well-known and not too difficult. ...
by Phill
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religious Privilege
Replies: 65
Views: 6078

Re: Religious Privilege

May I ask by what criteria you are defining "privilege"? My view is, most of the things you mention either (a) are not universal, (b) do not apply just to religious groups.
by Phill
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

Yeah, I'm really hoping that 1) Ten gets his ass handed to him in the last episodes, gets soundly beat (not necessarily physically, because these look like psychological episodes, what with the cats list) and 2) that the God complex was part of Ten's character, and that Eleven is different. I kind ...
by Phill
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

I've seen most of Torchwood series one as well, and I'm underwhelmed. The monsters of the week are pretty unoriginal, the plots are riddled with holes, and the attempts at profundity fall flat. In most episodes, I see what they're trying to do; they just don't manage to pull it off. Some of the cas...
by Phill
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Faith?
Replies: 58
Views: 6873

Re: What is Faith?

Richard Dawkins said this: “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” I strongly disagree with this. I'm a Christian, I have what I would describe as "faith". A...
by Phill
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 130970

Re: Futurama

The first is a short clip about the Neutrals. I can never remember what they actually say which is why I want to see it again (for quoting reasons of course). It was one point in the show I liked the most. "If I die, tell my wife Hello". That would be from Brannigan, Begin Again . I think...
by Phill
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 257105

Re: The worst film you've seen

I once watched "The Beastmaster", which a flatmate had been given on DVD. It was in the category of "so bad it's actually good". There are a few films I've seen which are too stupid to be taken seriously, such as "Frequency". Oh, and "Antitrust". too many to m...
by Phill
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The IT Crowd
Replies: 58
Views: 10937

Re: The IT Crowd

EDIT: Check out what I noticed on the door of Jen's office (spoilered large image): Interesting :) Graham Linehan, the director, is aware of XKCD. A while back, on his blog , he was asking for suggestions for things to put in the third series of the show. A large number of people (myself included) ...
by Phill
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 586600

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Now for my analysis of his miraculous conversion; Paul, of his own admission, rose quickly through the ranks of the Jewish priesthood by his zealotry. What's more plausible to me is that he was a very astute man who read the religious climate and decided to switch teams. He never encountered Jesus ...
by Phill
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

Well, that was depressing It was the best Torchwood yet. (Although it didn't have much to improve on, to be fair). As a friend of mine said, it was the Torchwood that I wanted... and now that we've had it I'm not sure that I wanted it! I think it works quite well as an indictment of human nature - ...
by Phill
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

ArgonV wrote:I've always wondered what would happen is
Spoiler:
Jack got blown of or decapitated or something like that.
Looks like I'll find out tonight. In 40 minutes.


Hmmm, it raised a question in my mind.

Spoiler:
If Jack got split in two... would each half grow back into a new Jack?
by Phill
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20540

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

I do play the guitar a bit, although compared to most of the people in this thread I still feel like a beginner! Been playing for about 18 months now. I started out on an acoustic (cheapo one from the local charity shop) and moved to an electric (Squier Stratocaster) a few months ago. I can barely p...
by Phill
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Has anyone else heard DJ Rankin?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Has anyone else heard this guy?

I used to post on a DJ message board (which has now disappeared from the internet). That was a few years back, and this guy was getting loads of hate then. I'm surprised he's still going to be honest. Such a vacuum of talent is surely destined to collapse in on itself.
by Phill
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite piece of classical music
Replies: 72
Views: 6813

Re: Favorite piece of classical music

I don't think I could pick a favourite piece of classical music. There's too much variety - it depends what kind of mood I'm in. I think one of my favourite all rounders is 'Rhapsody in Blue' by Gershwin. But the most powerful piece of classical music I've ever heard live is Gorecki's 3rd Symphony (...
by Phill
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

Even if he wrote those eps, he was still working under RTD, so it may have been on his insistence that no-one died. Girl in the fireplace I'm torn on, tbh. Mostly because it included a god-awful line which characterizes one of the things I really hate about new Who: "I just snogged madame du p...
by Phill
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749132

Re: Doctor Who

And who better to replace him than the guy who brought us Blink? He also borought us "Girl in the Fireplace", which I didn't really like. (I seem to be in a minority on that one though). He also brought us the ending of "Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead", which just k...
by Phill
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How many different types of music do you listen to?
Replies: 85
Views: 9814

Re: How many different types of music do you listen to?

IDM is not intelligent, and no one dances to it either. And some would say it's barely music either. So it's pretty much a complete failure on all three counts. I never quite understood calling things "progressive". Like progressive rock, progressive house... what makes it progressive? Wh...
by Phill
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How many different types of music do you listen to?
Replies: 85
Views: 9814

Re: How many different types of music do you listen to?

Ahhh... a thread about being eclectic. I don't know if anyone else agrees with this but it seems to me people like to brag about how eclectic their music taste is. It's basically a different form of dick swinging ... "I'm more eclectic than you!" As if somehow eclecticism (is that a word?)...
by Phill
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 26737

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

If you don't accept empirical data as evidence then you can't aceept science but you also can't accept history or anything other than "Cogito ergo sum" (Don't bring Ortega here) If there was empirical data available I would accept it. But the Bible was written in pre-scientific times - th...
by Phill
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 26737

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

I'm not saying that religion and science deal with identical domains. I'm saying that there are areas of overlap, and that in these areas, science and religion have conflicting methodologies for gathering information. Many modern religions do make claims about the physical universe. You can dismiss...
by Phill
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 26737

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

The problem is much of what the bible described is impossible by modern science. You speak of miracles, I assume. I'd say that the goal of science was to describe how the universe usually works. If there is a God then miracles are eminently possible - particularly if they occur for a specific purpo...
by Phill
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 26737

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

At the very core of anything based on the supernatural is the unexplainable. If the unexplainable is explained, what is left? I strongly disagree with this. I can't speak for other religions, but Christianity (the religion I follow) is not based on 'the unexplainable'. It's all about man's relation...
by Phill
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dropping In: The Drum & Bass Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Re: Dropping In: The Drum & Bass Thread

Hi. I like D&B, amongst other things. My favourite DnB mix ever is probably Pendulum's Essential Mix from 2005, but I do occasionally hop onto dnbtracker.com and download some I like the look of. I do a bit of DJing as well, haven't bought any dnb records in a while but have some records by the ...
by Phill
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 586600

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Oh, I know the Christian theology; I was a Christian for a long time, and I'm still looking for a way back into the faith. But the possibility of mercy means that punishment is not, in fact, necessary; or, if it is only necessary that someone needs to suffer, whether he is the actual sinner or not,...
by Phill
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Flight of the Conchords
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: The Flight of the Conchords

Gojoe wrote:Jenny is my favorite song by them, but my favorite song to sing is if you're into it.


If You're Into It is fantastic.

My favourite song from series 2 is "Hurt Feelings". I don't think I could pick a favourite from series 1.
by Phill
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best song lyrics.
Replies: 57
Views: 9703

Re: Best song lyrics.

Recently my favourite lyrics are from Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event. I love some of the usage of language, it's quite poetic while at the same time telling a story. This is probably my favourite verse: And so there’s a change, in your emotions. And all these memories come rush...
by Phill
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "I just don't get it" Thread.
Replies: 344
Views: 27742

Re: "I just don't get it" Thread.

bigglesworth wrote:What.


What.


What?


You like that album then?
by Phill
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "I just don't get it" Thread.
Replies: 344
Views: 27742

Re: "I just don't get it" Thread.

Sunset (Bird of Prey) by Fatboy Slim. What is it, and what does it do? Nothing, that's what. Heh. I remember I kind of liked that song when it came out. The rest of the album, though, not so much. I agree with MGMT - I got the album because I liked a couple of the songs on it. But I must admit I ca...
by Phill
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 95462

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

- RHCP are the most overrated, dull and uninventive band in existence I agree with this. Seems to me most of their songs sound the same. I don't think they're worthy of the attention they get. IMO :p - The Who are not fantastic! Don't agree with this, but speaking of 60s bands I could never get int...
by Phill
Thu May 28, 2009 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: favorite love song
Replies: 45
Views: 5637

Re: favorite love song

There are a few love songs that come to mind.

Lamb - Gorecki
Lamb - Gabriel
The Beatles - In My Life
Madness - It Must be Love :D

I don't really do the whole sappy love song thing, but sometimes good to listen to.
by Phill
Thu May 28, 2009 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Oh look another headphone topic...
Replies: 16
Views: 2827

Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Just wanted to add my vote for Sennheiser. I have HD-25s (for DJ use), great headphones. Any headphones which come with a little booklet about acoustic theory (i.e. why the headphones are designed in the way they were) is OK in my book :)
by Phill
Wed May 20, 2009 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Misheard Lyrics
Replies: 98
Views: 11236

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Some old 90's song. Actual lyrics: My lover's got no money, he's got his strong beliefs My lover's got no money, he's got his trombelise. I spent quite a while of my childhood trying to figure out what a trombelise was. I couldn't work that out either. I think the song is Gala - Free From Desire. I...

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