Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Simon Singh interview and news

Singh interview here. Jack of Kent is one of best places to go for the latest news on the ongoing legal case.

11 comments:

dm said...

GET OUT OF MY UNIVERSE, Stephen...

Add comment moderation to your blasphemy blog...

you little liars do nothing but antagonize...

and you try to eliminate all the dreams and hopes of humanity...

but you LOST...

THE DEATH OF ATH*ISM - SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF GOD

http://engforum.pravda.ru/showthread.php?t=280780

Einstein puts the final nail in the coffin of atheism...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7vpw4AH8QQ

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atheists deny their own life element...

LIGHT OR DEATH, ATHEISTS?

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***************************LIGHT*********
************************************

Lucystone said...

I have read a lot about this on other articles written by other people, but I must admit that you is the best.

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The Atheist Missionary said...

I can't get that second link to work.

The Atheist Missionary said...

I see the problem now, the end of the link should be ".com" instead of "/com".

Paul P. Mealing said...

I received this from Sile Lane:

Message from Simon Singh : “A big step for me, a small step for libel reform, and what you can do to help today.”

Dear friends,

With apologies for cross posting,

Sorry for the silence, but it has been a ridiculously hectic (and happy) time since last week’s victory at the Court of Appeal. However, I urgently wanted to get in touch to update you on the status of my case, the latest news on libel reform and what you can do today to push libel reform up the political agenda.

BCA v Singh

April Fool’s Day 2010 was a day to remember. The Court of Appeal gave a ruling in my libel case with the British Chiropractic Association. The ruling strongly backs my arguments and puts me in a much stronger position when my trial eventually takes place. At last, after two years of defending my article and my right to free speech, I seem to have the upper hand and can breathe a small sigh of relief.

Moreover, the judges made it clear that they did not want to see scientists and science journalists being hauled through the High Court. In particular, they endorsed the view that a so-called comment defence should be adequate for scientific and other articles on matters of public interest. As well as the legal technicalities, the three wise, charming and handsome judges quoted Milton on the persecution of Galileo and directed that the High Court should not become an “Orwellian Ministry of Truth”.

Libel Reform Campaign

This is a small step forward for libel reform, but there is still a huge battle to be fought over the issues of costs, libel tourism, public interest defence, balancing the burden of proof, restricting the ability of powerful corporations to bully individuals (e.g., bloggers, journalists, scientists) and so on.

The General Election was called yesterday and the manifestos will be published in the next week, so we need one last push to persuade the major parties to commit to libel reform. Although we have already achieved a huge amount (from editorials in all last week’s broadsheets to the Commons Select Committee recommending libel reform), we must keep up the pressure!

Both the Labour and Conservative parties have made encouraging sounds about libel reform, but now is the time for them to make commitments in their manifestos.

What you can do today to pressure politicians

I have spent over a million minutes and £100,000 defending my article and my right to free speech, so I am asking you to spend just one minute and no money at all persuading others to sign the petition for libel reform at www.libelreform.org/sign

The last time I made this request, we doubled the number of signatories from 17,000 to 35,000. Can we now double the number from almost 50,000 to 100,000?!

You could ask parents, siblings, colleagues or friends to sign up. You could email everyone in your address book. You could blog about it, mention it to your Facebook friends and Twitter about it. In fact, I have pasted some possible tweets at the end of this email – it would be great if you could twitter one, some or all of them.

You could forward all or part of this email to people or just steer them to www.libelreform.org/sign. Or you could persuade people that English libel law needs radical reform by using some of the reasons listed at the end of this email.

Remember, we welcome signatories from around the world because English libel law has a damaging impact globally.

Please, please, please apply maximum pressure to the politicians by encouraging as many new signatories as possible. Please do not take my victory last week as a sign that the battle is over. My case is still ongoing and the campaign for libel reform is only just starting.

Thanks for all your support – it has been incredibly important for the campaign and a real morale booster personally over the last two years.

Simon Singh

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dm said...

One more time:

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http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/FaceOff/
********

THE REAL QUESTION:


DOES ATHEISM HAVE A FUTURE?

AND THE ANSWER - NO!


Atheists

GET OUT OF MY UNIVERSE…

you little liars do nothing but antagonize…

and you try to eliminate all the dreams and hopes of humanity…

but you LOST…

THE DEATH OF ATH*ISM - SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF GOD

http://engforum.pravda.ru/showthread.php?t=280780

Einstein puts the final nail in the coffin of atheism…

*************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7vpw4AH8QQ

*************************************

atheists deny their own life element…

LIGHT OR DEATH, ATHEISTS?

********************************
***************************LIGHT*********
************************************

The Atheist Missionary said...

Stephen, I presume that you know how to delete comments. That is how I deal with DM on my own site rather than enabling comment moderation. I've had my share of loonies but he is the first one I have had to delete. Hopefully, he'll start taking his medication.

Martin said...

I'm a bit sickened to read the Atheist Missionary's comment. Firstly he patronises Stephen by suggesting he doesn't know how to moderate his own blog, secondly he repeats the myth that "loonies" should be on some sort of medication. Crawl back down your hole Missionary, until you've thought of something sensible to say.

The Atheist Missionary said...

I have been deservedly admonished. I apologize for my insensivity. My mother has a severe psychiatric disability and I should have known better.

Flea said...

In my opinion you don't need to apologize AM; maybe your choice of words was not particularly wise this time... but you are right 100%. Attention whore trolls -like dm- are quite annoying and spoil the joy of reading a good blog. Banning them is not a matter of censorship but of sanitation.