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Ian Phillips

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  1. As a history teacher in an English University I am always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. my reasons for editing the post were based on reading Sid Walker's biography: a Friends of the Earth activist, not a historian, I thought that my suggestion that the way he was using evidence was typical of the tactics used by holocaust deniers was perhaps a little harsh. Perhaps he was just a little misguided, a little naive I thought. Having read the threads in the political conspiracies area I realise I do need to rein in my liberal and charitable nature. Andy Walker's assessment of
  2. got this from a friend in US, there is hope! How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a light > bulb? The Answer is TEN: 1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed . 2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed . 3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb . 4. One to tell the nations of the world that they are either: "For changing the light bulb or for darkness." 5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the new light bulb . 6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush,
  3. There is one issue surrounding these Christian fundamentalists which I find quite confusing. It's their ability to cherry pick the bits of the bible they find convenient. The logic of their position must be - if Genesis is right then they have to accept everything else in the bible from Genesis right through to Revelations. This means that Galileo and Newton were wrong and they have to insist that physics teaching returns to the Ptolemaic system whichputs the earth at the centre of the Universe just as God intended. Similarly all the instructions in Leviticus, all the dietary laws, all th
  4. Ian Phillips, history PGCE tutor Edge Hill College, treasurer and membership secretary HTEN history Teacher Education Network.
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