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Go to: Human fossils hint at new species

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Homo vaderinus ?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:22:03 UTC | #927725

Go to: Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?

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Just in case someone wanted to view, instead of listen, to this debate:

http://fora.tv/2011/11/15/Debate_The_World_Would_Be_Better_Off_Without_Religion

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:29:01 UTC | #892505

Go to: [UPDATE 14-Nov] 100 lashes for buttock squeeze or for not dying laughing?

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So, it's perfectly acceptable for a male athlete to kiss another male athlete (~00:07), but if you attempt to secure a victory 'grope' you've gone entirely too far. Interesting. In actuality, it seems as though the 'groper' may have been trying to help the 'gropee' up onto the pile. I don't know, but either way this is, of course, ridiculous. Homophobia would be hilarious if it wasn't so seriously disturbing.

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:55:30 UTC | #889808

Go to: CERN Lectures on Cosmology and Particle Physics

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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 00:22:28 UTC | #881003

Go to: CERN Lectures on Cosmology and Particle Physics

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I am sorry, but I became tired of reading through this mess by about halfway through the second page. It seems to me that Rtambree is just not thinking proportionally. Rtambree seems to need "bigger" breakthroughs than the multitudes of "smaller" ones. First and foremost, his entire argument rests on an explosion of particular types of PREREQUISITE findings more than a century ago. Like in evolution, although on a different scale, scientific discover is "doomed" to the slow and gradual process of accumulation. Science has made significant strides from Rtambree's golden years. I agree, for the most part, with the "breadth not depth" argument. Simply because the types of discoveries we continue to make are not of Rtambree's liking somehow tips the spinning top over. Well, I am sorry, but I think your argument is seriously flawed and, again, based on some preference for a particular type of discovery. So we do not yet have warp drives or nanobots or Bicentennial-Man-like artificial intelligence. How many discoveries are made as a result of searching for the production of specific ends? Not many. Discoveries have a tendency to sneak up on unsuspecting scientists. I don't mean to sound offensive. Although I detect a hint of this, I do not mean it as such. But I do think that this argument is silly for obvious reasons. Most of those have been adequately stated, in my opinion. Take care.

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:30:30 UTC | #880615

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