Open Debate – This House Would Stop QUBSU Having Referenda.

The Literific left a motion free for members to decide what they wanted to debate during the year – passed around a suggestion box and we had some great ideas ranging from the death penalty and tearing up the Good Friday Agreement to Zayn being the best member of One Direction and others that would probably get our website banned!

Thanks to all that contributed to the vote and the motion is: This House Would Stop Queen’s University, Belfast Students’ Union Having Referenda.

This motion is following some controvery over recent motions put forward by the SU council at QUB and we will be challenging this on Thursday the 6th November in the QUB Senate Chamber.

If you would like more information FB, tweet us or email internal@literific.org.

As always all members of the community are welcome to come to the event: membership is £5/£10 for associate members and this is a one time fee. All events are free 🙂
Even if you haven’t been before, or haven’t attended for a while come along and watch the event; no pressure to speak as the majority watch the debate and some get involved with points of information or questions.

See you Thursday 🙂

Term Card: Autumn Semester 2014

So while everyone has been swanning off for summer The Literific council and a few keen members have been busy deciding the motions for the upcoming QUB term – Autumn 2014.

We, at The Literific, hope you have an amazing summer whether you’re snorkeling in Bangkok, off to Washington-Ireland or chilling in front of the massive television at city hall enjoy yourself and make the most of it! We look forward to seeing you again in September 🙂

Meanwhile, we will be posting some updates on this site, Twitter and Facebook!
Watch this space for the term card…

This House Would Clone Extinct Species

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The 23rd Ordinary Meeting of the Literary and Scientific Society took place on the 8th of May in the Senate Room.

Viorel Vlad, Owen Wright and Beth Malcolmson stood in proposition of cloning extinct species. Vlad stated that many aspects of biology being researched are linked and come together and we won’t know how much we can achieve until we do something. Owen continued by stating that by cloning extinct species we would rectify some of humanities mistakes. By increasing biodiversity we could be lead to medical cures. Malcolmson stated that the fact it is possible is reason enough to clone and that it is a process that will constantly improve. She said it was our responsibility to bring back species but that it should be a heavily regulated process.

Nic Brinza, Nick Millington and Derek Crosby spoke for opposition. Brinza admitted that in the past he got caught up in the awesome prospect of having pet dinosaur but that this just showed our susceptibility to only seeing the good but ignoring the dangers. Millington told the House that all cloning extinct species would do was to perfect the technique, but that our environment would gain nothing by bringing a species back. Crosby’s closing remarks focused on cloning angering God and that’s why he hit dinosaurs with a giant rock and some stuff about humans being a hardcore species covered in the hide of others.

The debate then went to the floor, a vote and the motion passed.