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Topic: Serious Discussion / eBooks vs Real Books

If I’m reading for pleasure, I prefer electronic copies. It lets me carry more books, and it’s easy to get comfortable, even with large books. On top of that, I have a light source attached.

If I’m studying, I prefer physical copies. A search feature can be useful, but I find it easier to refer to several sections at once with a physical copy, and the glossary usually gets me what I want.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Johnny, your source supports his picture. They’re only talking about murder with rifles, and that figure is accurate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you were in charge of your country.....

Darver, what exactly do you think the government does with the taxes it collects?

Most of it is used to pay for various services, the most obvious of which are the wages of the people who work for the government. If the government is printing money to pay these people with, then they are increasing the money supply, because these people will need to spend the money they earn to live.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Copyright Infringement and Theft

You’re being pedantic. I’ll agree that every download isn’t a lost sale, but it isn’t as if people don’t download in place of buying. There is some loss to these companies from downloading. You’re basically saying “this figure isn’t 100% accurate, therefore I can ignore your point.”

Provide your own data. That’s what he’s been asking for.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / A Math Debate; Pi or Tau?

I don’t really have a strong opinion on the matter. I am inclined to agree that Tau is a bit less confusing than pi from a trig stand point. However, for most of what I’m doing, the change to Tau would be at worst annoying and at best no different.

That being said, I’d heavily prefer Tau over degrees. I think Tau makes much more sense than degrees.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Copyright Infringement and Theft

Are you just making a semantics argument? Because I’m not seeing a point otherwise.

There are cases where copyrights should be respected. Theft is, in some cases, too strong of a word. But it still has similarities and is not entirely inappropriate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Actually, I have something relevant to provide to that end. To cut it down to the basics, the study argues that drug/bomb sniffing dogs suffer the Clever Hans effect, where the dogs mostly just pick up cues from their handlers.

Of course, in my mind this makes police officers more likely to use them, as it legitimizes their actions and provides an excuse to search people they find suspicious.

Additionally, this study doesn’t claim scent detectors don’t work, or that these dogs don’t provide any benefit.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / ARE We In The End Times?

Originally posted by Kwadwo195:

NASA is becoming stupider and stupider… lol Seriously? Photon belt was a Mayan spiritual beleif that they suppose will only happen 2 times in the world’s lifetime and also based on astronauts. If this was really true, why won’t the Russian Astronautic Corporation confirm it. (I’m saying Russia is better, Offence America lol) Just my opinion so don’t hate. Appreciate!

I’m rather curious where NASA even mentions it. I haven’t found a thing.

Edit: Actually, I did just find something. An astrobiologist basically calls the idea absolute bullshit here. Silly Kwadwo.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage

Originally posted by jhco50:

wrayman, why should the 90 to 99% of the American people give up all of their morals, values, and traditions to please a few oddballs?


They don’t have to.
If this is your argument – and from what you have been saying throughoutthis thread I have to assume that it is – you really don’t have one.


People who want to marry someone of the opposite sex could still do that, even if true homosexual marriage was available.
People who want to marry at a church that only marries one man and one woman in a religious ceremony could still do that, even if true homosexual marriage was available.


They wouldn’t have to give up anything. The rules for them would not change in the least.


If you have an argument, post it already! We are all waiting, but despite your constant whining about how this all is going to somehow ruin everything you are simply not delivering.

But the sanctity of marriage! I mean, come on.


Seriously though, 90%-99% wouldn’t be giving up all of their morals, or their values, or their traditions, or any combination of the three. It’s hyperbole because there is nothing about the statement which is accurate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Palestine being recognized as a separate state

That seems like a really odd point. “We shouldn’t let them become a nation because then the bad things that are being done to them would then be bad and also an act of war.”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage


Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by Twilight_Ninja:

Don’t you think it funny that they can’t find a cure for cancer, but got right on the AIDS epidemic and came up with a possible cure?

Is there a cure for AIDS I don’t know about?


Ironically, HIV is one potential cure for cancer. In the lab, at least.



“We’re not sure how to wipe out the chimeral T-cells after they’ve destroyed the cancer. Though I do have this vial of smallpox…”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Stadium Paradox

Suppose you are in a stadium.

Now suppose you are a bowl. To the right of each person is a person slightly more like a cup. The person to your left is a cup. When does one stop being a bowl and start being a cup?

Fuzzy logic, go.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Secession of States post Obama re-election

Oh my, 22000. That’s almost 0.1%! (To be fair, I have no idea how they’re gathering these signatures or any other details.)

Regardless, I seriously doubt any state will succeed in seceding. I also doubt any state (ie. a majority of said state) legitimately wants to secede. It sounds more like political bullshit.

If this was WWE, Texas would be calling Obama a jabroni.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Does suicide mean you are going to hell??

Originally posted by MyTie:
Originally posted by Ketsy:

I feel ignored.

MyTie, you have a legitimate complaint about a person. You do not have a legitimate complaint against an entire group of people who are relatively different.

Stop being silly.

I ignored you because you said I generalized ALL atheists on this board. In fact, I knew someone would say I had done that, so I was careful to not do that. In fact, I said:

the majority of Atheists I’ve talked to

So you were ignored for having a predictable knee-jerk reaction, one I’ve heard so many times I knew you (or someone) was going to post it before you even got out of bed this morning.

You said, and I quote:

Come on you atheist multi-cultural libs. Tell him what for. Prove that you aren’t JUST anti-Christian.

Beyond that, I did not give you a knee-jerk reaction. If I did, it would have been much more vitriolic because you make these kinds of posts with consistency. All I’m asking is that you keep your complaints about people about those people rather than acting as if being a victim of any injustice gives you the right to act with impunity.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Does suicide mean you are going to hell??

I feel ignored.

MyTie, you have a legitimate complaint about a person. You do not have a legitimate complaint against an entire group of people who are relatively different.

Stop being silly.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Does suicide mean you are going to hell??

Is this a “he did it too, mommy” type of argument? I do not see many Muslims on this board and even if there are, they’re not as quick to say they’re Muslims as Christians are quick to reveal their beliefs. You, like many others, throw yourself into the fray on abortion and homosexual marriage with extreme views and expect that Muslims get “attacked” as much as you do? Please.

To be fair to myTie, it looks like someone else pointed out that there were more views than the Christian views when it wasn’t really necessary.

To be fair to everyone else, myTie took this response and is apparently projecting it to every godless liberal here, claiming they are specifically anti-Christian.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

If all that waits is bleak nothingness, why rush?

I understand the question is why should you refrain from cashing out early, so to speak. However, nothing really seems to indicate any reason to not wait until the game ends naturally.

As for worth of life, I’m not convinced of any intrinsic worth in life. So I have nothing to say for that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I. do. not. want. to. live. on. this. planet. ANYMORE!

You’re providing evidence of was.

We’re asking for “is.”

(Side note: I refuse to watch videos.)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I. do. not. want. to. live. on. this. planet. ANYMORE!

Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

His middle name is Hussein, and we went to war with Saddam Hussein…a muslim.

The evidence is irrefutable.

I have been shown the error of my thinking; I concede the point.

Ketsy, you don’t go to a Muslim church all of your life and all of a sudden become a Christian because you are running for office and it is convenient to call yourself a Christian.

Kind of like how one cannot go to a Christian church all their life and become an atheist. Or convert to Judaism. Or Islam. Or Buddhism.

Except all of those things happen. You can claim it’s just because of his desire for political power, but I want something more substantial than “he went to Muslim Mosques, therefore he is only claiming to be Christian.”

One of the things he is doing is signing on to the world gun-control of the UN. This will usurp our Constitutions Bill of Rights. If he succeeds, which is entirely possible now, with a democrat senate, he will be pushing the boundaries and inching closer to that violence I have mentioned before. With the usurpation of just one of the Bill of Rights, the others will follow in short order.

We’ve discussed this before. I honestly have no interest in discussing this again.

I didn’t write the above article and I cannot make you read it or believe it. It was written by a journalist who contributes to a Russian newspaper. Believe what he writes or not, I only presented the information.

You presented us garbage and acted like it had meaning. You do this consistently. I wish you wouldn’t, because you are poisoning your own well.

I thought it was garbage without reading it because you posted it. I read it despite that and it merely confirmed my suspicions.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Moral Argument

Originally posted by jhco50:

Many of the people on this forum are misfits of society. They make these arguments to make themselves feel better about who or what they are. Look at the titles of many of the threads on this forum. They are threads arguing for anything that flies in the face of societal norms. These are the people whose lifestyles are not accepted by society and they want to destroy society and it’s morals to feel normal.

There are quite a few views expressed on this forum that I agree with (although not necessarily with the reasoning provided).

Care to tell me which views makes one a misfit?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I. do. not. want. to. live. on. this. planet. ANYMORE!

A better question is why you would even repost that article.

Any story that includes the word “sheeple” is lacking any sort of desire for credibility. If they’re not even going to fake it, why should I even bother reading it?

Also, that story seems to be several years old. Do you have a date about it? It doesn’t mention the election at all, and it mentions Obama asking/forcing/demanding/whatever GM’s president step down, which happened three years ago.

Finally, proof that Obama is a Muslim? Or are you just saying that to be silly?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election

There’s something funny about someone declaring an atheist to be God.

Also, I was totally going to post that xkcd comic, bob. I’m sad you beat me to it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Amanda Todd

If you buy into Maslow at all, then you’d find that it’s hard to have much esteem without having the respect of others.

Of course, I don’t have any expertise to support Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I just know of it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should Learning Another Language At School Be Compulsory

I honestly don’t know why you guys are responding to him at all.

Legitimately do not know.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Infinite question

More specifically, Achilles and the tortoise. I vaguely recall a short story that made fun from this, but I can’t seem to find it.

Also, the sum of an infinite number of halves is 1. (That is, 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + … = 1).

And yes, you can construct an infinite number of infinities, although only two are frequently used as I’m aware. The first is the “countable” infinity, also known as Aleph-naught, which is the size of the natural numbers (all positive integers). The second is the “uncountable” infinity, which is the size of the real numbers. You construct higher infinities by taking the size of the power set.

(That is, take the real numbers to be a set. Now figure out every single way you can pull some numbers from it. There are more ways to do this than there are elements, so the size of this new set must be larger.)