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Kraig Hudson

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  • Is flooring the accelerator on my car frequently bad for it?

    I tend not to drive particularly frugally and the car's quite underpowered so I find myself flooring it quite a lot, will it do anything bad to the car? (aside from pissing away quite a lot of petrol)

    9 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • Favourite out of the "four horsemen" of atheism?

    Christopher Hitchens was a personal favorite of mine, an inspiration with a deep contempt for totalitarianism.

    So Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett or Harris?

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • How many cigarettes does it take before you become addicted?

    I remember I smoked around about a dozen cigarettes on a weeks holiday with friends in the 60's but I've never smoked since and never felt the urge to either. How long would it take before addiction really sets in?

    5 AnswersMedicine9 years ago
  • What's the evolutionary purpose of arachnophobia?

    Seeing as arachnophobia seems to be the most common phobia of them all - does anybody know any theories behind why this is? Were spiders more deadly thousands of years ago?

    3 AnswersBiology9 years ago
  • Question about pregnancy and abortion?

    This is going to sound like a very vague statement because I have very little knowledge about this, but at what stage in pregnancy does the fertalised egg stop being just a "ball of cells". At what point do the stem cells start to differentiate and how long does it take for an actual fetus do develop basic senses?

    I only ask in relation to abortion debates I've been hearing.

    7 AnswersPregnancy9 years ago
  • Why does religion get so much privilege in modern society?

    It seems today, you can't question someones belief about how the universe came about without being labelled as "prejudiced". You can debate and argue different aspects of politics, whether taxes should be high or low, whether we should become part of a union etc. without causing a mass of controversy, but why religion? Why has ancient superstition become so powerful? It's almost as if people are running scared from debating religion for fear they will offend someone. Some people don't even want to label themselves as atheists because their family is religious - trust me, I went through that stage about 40 years ago.

    11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Would there be a significant difference in human phenotypes if a different sperm inseminated the mothers egg?

    I'm talking about a different sperm from the same bloke obviously. But is there much variation in sperm cells from that person and to what extent would these variations affect what the person will like in future?

    4 AnswersBiology9 years ago
  • Since Southern Ireland became independent, has it become prosperous?

    Just listening to a debate about whether Scotland should become independent.

    I was wondering how Southern Ireland's coping as an independent Country in comparison to the rest of the UK. How would Scotland cope if they were to leave the UK? The arguments really only come from patriotic sentimental nationalists with only "pride" to talk about - not practicality.

    Anybody live in the ROI?

  • How the hell did George Bush win two presidential elections?

    I'm not from the USA so I'm interested to know how this joke of a politician managed to stay president for so long.

    19 AnswersElections9 years ago
  • What do you think of the "Saw" franchise?

    Can anyone enlighten me as to how these films are in any way good? Just scene after scene of mindless torture with a truly awful story line to justify it. Not only is it **** and not scary (kind of defeats the object of a horror film) it's also rather messed up.

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not averse to a good horror film; I love the likes of The Shining and The Exorcist that actually get you frightened with a really good situation behind it. As for "Saw" - I really hate to imagine what nasty rubbish they'll come up with next.

    6 AnswersMovies9 years ago
  • Are UKIP more dangerous than they make out?!/2011/11/ukip-brownshirts-in-blazers.html

    Have a read of the blog above ^

    This guy has a real point.

    4 AnswersOther - Politics & Government9 years ago
  • Muslims: Do you find it acceptable that your religion promotes death for apostasy and stoning for adultery?

    Obviously this doesn't happen in the UK/USA because we have laws protecting people against atrocities like that. But it happens in other countries in the name of their own faith. Can they still be proud to call themselves Muslim?

    Muslims I talk to cherry pick the nice bits from the Quaran and say "look that's what we stand for!" They then leave out all the horrible bits and when I point them out, they simply say "oh we don't believe in that anymore." Well why not? If you believe that the Quaran is the word of "almighty Allah" surely that's what you must believe?

    But of course we don't believe in those things anymore (and rightly so). That's thanks to secular, atheistic reasoning and logic. What's the point of devouting your life to a religion if you're just going to cherry pick?

    11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • If God really existed, wouldn't he concentrate his time converting atheists to Christianity/Islam/Sikhism etc?

    Conveniently, the people who claim they have "come into contact with God" (without any evidence to support their claim) are devout followers of that faith. When I ask why this is; theists often respond by saying "well God doesn't want anything to do with them because they're disloyal".

    If God really did exist, surely he would make it clear to atheists that he is present. If God really did exist, there'd be no such thing as atheism.

    9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Should pornography be criminalised?

    In my view, it definitely shouldn't. The whole world is not asexual; we're all sexual beings.

    Plus it'd be a bit 1984 to start monitoring that kind of thing.

    Anybody who thinks it should be banned care to share their opinion?

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics9 years ago
  • What are your views on the Salvation Army?

    The Salvation Army: A company that claims to give money to those in need but spends a great chunk of the money you donate to lobby for anti-gay laws. Even if you are pig ignorant enough to be against homosexuality, it isn't right for a charity to use your funds that you intend to help people for their political agenda. Especially a political agenda like that.

    I've also heard they threatened to shut down shelters in New York if anti-gay laws weren't passed. It genuinely makes me sick.

    4 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Why is "God" so exclusive to humans?

    From what I hear, theists seem to believe that God treats humans as his master race.

    Why doesn't he care as much about sheep, or about butterflies? What makes you think he concentrated his time on humans? Religion is man made after all, so they had to sell it I guess.

    9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Which is Better: Left or Right?

    I'm only 16 and I've obviously had limited experience of how society works outside school.

    In general, I tend to hear much more intelligent and thought through arguments from lefties than righties.

    Just interested in what attitudes people have on either side really.

    20 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
  • Why do women (and men) lie about their age?

    I've always found this confusing. If a 40 year old woman pretends she's 30, the first thing that would come to my mind is "she's aged badly" rather than "wow she's young". I'm actually impressed when 50/60 year old people look younger than their years. I'm 66 and I would never say anything lower, if I was going to lie at all I'd be tempted to pretend I'm older.

    8 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups9 years ago
  • If you've concluded that there was a creator; why does that justify you believing in a man walking on water?

    Although I disagree, I respect anybody's view that we must have been created by something if there is no explanation as to how things came about.

    If you've come to that conclusion, why do you suddenly believe in walking on water and water being turned into wine? Is it because "the bible says so"? I find it amazing how Christian's put forward a reasonably rational argument for there being a creator, and then they completely ruin it by their strange beliefs in things that contradict all laws of nature. It's no different from believing in flying tea pots. Can someone please explain?

    14 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago