In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

There are 47707 comments on the Spiked story from Apr 11, 2012, titled In America, atheists are still in the closet. In it, Spiked reports that:

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“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43070 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I guess you think inventions are held by countries.
Forever.
Who invented the airplane?
Putting aside the 'Lanchester' brakes were crap.
Nope, I was simply stating facts, want to make something of it?

I think you meant to say who first flew an aeroplane in controlled flight,

The invention was British

In 1848, John Stringfellow from Somerset, England, achieved the first unmanned powered flight using a steam-powered monoplane called The Flying Machine. Its steam engine made it impractically heavy, and it was limited to very short flights inside a hangar.

Followed by Clement Ader in France who flew a steam-powered bat-winged plane in Paris in 1890. The aircraft took off, reached a height of 20 cm (8 inches), and flew uncontrolled for approximately 50 m (160 ft). This was 13 years before the Wright Brothers' famous flight.

The Lanchester brakes worked, efficiency improved over the years, so what. Seeing as how you brought it up consider the kitty hawk and compare it to an Airbus A380 or Boeing 787
SupaAFC

Ely, UK

#43071 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Isn't.
Let me respond in a way you would understand:

Is so! I super-dooper double dipsy say so with cherries on top!

If you were not a socially-awkward manchild then you would understand that arguments and dialogue cannot start and end with the claim. They require something called evidence. I have demonstrated that your question is without doubt loaded because you have attached far, far too much stock to a figure who is nothing more than a relic.

And you respond with "Isn't"?

Do you need a cooling off period? I am quite happy to lay my mallet down and let my manchild mole have a tea break.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43072 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Take your meds.
I see you used the www and html to post that, well done

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43073 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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In 1912 there were three countries on the brink of inventing the aeroplane, America suprisingly got there first, but within two years the British and French had moved far ahead of America, and had the real planes for ww1, America did not, it was incredible how quickly britain and France left America behind, just two years
Actually Britain and France beat the US however the US was the first with manned, controlled flight

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43074 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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There are the inventions you come up with in every post.
Like the British capturing submarines the Americans captured.
Oh did you capture the U110?^Sorry I didn’t realise^
SupaAFC

Ely, UK

#43075 Nov 14, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Lol
At nearly 80 posts a day, "friends", "outside" and "life" will remain alien concepts to barefoot.
You may enjoy this piece of hypocritical flip-flop from barefoot ....
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
And over a year later I have reduced him to one-word retorts I haven't heard since primary school.

Barefoot really is the gift that keeps on giving.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43076 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Baseball isn't rounders.
Chinese were playing soccer two thousand years ago.
Did you also discover sunlight?
True, it is not rounder, is an adaptation of rounders made when the rules about movement when holding the ball confused.

Who mentioned soccer? Oh you did, remember that.

Well the England certainly discovered it before the US, when was the US formed?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43077 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I'm not the one frothing at the mouth, Chubby.
Aren’t you? So you new meds are working then?

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#43078 Nov 14, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>It's beautiful to watch him flounder around in circles, all the while claiming that his viewpoint is the only correct one.
Lol

He was caught with his pants down and exposed for the hypocrite he is.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#43079 Nov 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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And over a year later I have reduced him to one-word retorts I haven't heard since primary school.
Barefoot really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Lol

Loved your "talking whack-a-mole" reference to barefoot.

Since: Feb 11

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#43080 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Hey you were the one who made the fallacious claim that “The British don't have anything worth stealing” I was juts proving you wrong – again…
juts eh?

I guess we have to wait for them to invent the spell checker...

Nice of you to point out the engine for the airplane was invented in Britain.

Who invented the airplane again?

Since: Feb 11

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#43081 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
soccer is the greatest game ever invented, and just one of many, nearly all infact, games created by Britain, and the very concept of modern sport is British,
Soccer has been played in one form or another for three thousand years.

More.

Since: Feb 11

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#43082 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
.
In 1848, John Stringfellow from Somerset, England, achieved the first unmanned powered flight using a steam-powered monoplane.
Toy.

When did England invent fire, Skanque?

Since: Feb 11

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#43083 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Its steam engine made it impractically heavy, and it was limited to very short flights inside a hangar.
Followed by Clement Ader in France who flew a steam-powered bat-winged plane in Paris in 1890. The aircraft took off, reached a height of 20 cm (8 inches)
Wow... 8 inches...

I guess you forgot to mention the long list of other toys invented by everyone else before the Brits.

Since: Feb 11

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#43084 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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True, it is not rounder, is an adaptation of rounders
ball and bat game not baseball.

Since: Feb 11

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#43085 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Well the England certainly discovered it before the US, when was the US formed?
Played before England was England, Skanque.

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#43086 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
You don’t actually know much about Frank Whittle do you? He was paid for working in the US,
Do let me know when you find that English dictionary.

job/jäb/
Noun: A paid position of regular employment.

Since: Feb 11

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#43087 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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In 1912 there were three countries on the brink
Airplane USA 1903 Packy.

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Since: Feb 11

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#43088 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Hey you were the one who made the fallacious claim that “The British don't have anything worth stealing”
US patents per capita =#3 in the world
UK =#18

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#43089 Nov 14, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I scroll through a lot of his crap because it isn't worth answering.
Maybe someday you'll be able to prove anything I have said was wrong.

Nice to see I have a following though.

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