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We do all the time in Chicago. :P 714 Views / 25 Replies  
We do all the time in Chicago. :P
Posted by Scientist, on May 13, 2006 at 09:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they need to find a new title for the... 1,211 Views / 63 Replies  
I think they need to find a new title for the "enterprisers" group. I don't see how going to church, studying the bible and having conservative social values makes someone more enterprising than a...
Posted by Scientist, on Mar 6, 2006 at 05:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two out of three of your assumptions are dead... 876 Views / 32 Replies  
Two out of three of your assumptions are dead wrong. You seem to do that a lot.
Posted by Scientist, on Feb 15, 2006 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This wouldn't be related to kin selection at all.... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
This wouldn't be related to kin selection at all. Kin selection works when a trait raises its bearer's inclusive fitness at some expensive to its direct fitness. Perhaps reciprocal altruism can...
Posted by Scientist, on Feb 15, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I hope you are both quoted in a history book... 876 Views / 32 Replies  
I hope you are both quoted in a history book someday. School children will come to associate you with the shortsightedness of our culture.
Posted by Scientist, on Feb 15, 2006 at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What happens when the enemy starts wearing... 783 Views / 31 Replies  
What happens when the enemy starts wearing aluminum foil suits to deflect the lasers? ;)
Posted by Scientist, on Feb 4, 2006 at 11:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Westermarck's observation is readily explicable... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
Westermarck's observation is readily explicable by the theory of evolution; yours is not. We see the equivilent of the Westermarck Effect in all sorts of animals as well. Since the anti-inbreeding...
Posted by Scientist, on Feb 1, 2006 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Disinterest in, and distaste for, sex with... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
Disinterest in, and distaste for, sex with siblings is not the same as being intolerant towards people who have sex with siblings. One doesn't necessarily lead to the other. I suspect that the taboos...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 31, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am aware of that. I'm not convinced that the... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
I am aware of that. I'm not convinced that the intolerance is instinctual. It seems more likely that our aversion towards incest is a cultural state. It may reoccurs across cultures because of the...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 30, 2006 at 10:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As I understand it, there have been a number of... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
As I understand it, there have been a number of studies on the subject. I can't claim to be an expert, though.



Oh, I would never use evolution as a moral authority! All I meant is that the...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 28, 2006 at 01:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If it makes you feel any better, you are both... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
If it makes you feel any better, you are both wrong. :)
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 28, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One generation of inbreeding can cause major... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
One generation of inbreeding can cause major problems! Numerous studies have shown that the children of first cousins have higher mortality rates than the children of unrelated parents. Here's a...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 28, 2006 at 11:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a guy like that in my family...and then the... 1,065 Views / 39 Replies  
I had a guy like that in my family...and then the Nazi's killed him. :-(
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 27, 2006 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
She's cute in a "girl next door" sort of... 959 Views / 23 Replies  
She's cute in a "girl next door" sort of way.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 27, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree that there the individual sees no... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
I agree that there the individual sees no advantage from genetic homogeneity in either the long or short run. What a short period of inbreeding will do is eliminate a few potentially harmful alleles...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 27, 2006 at 10:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was considering the effects of a generation or... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
I was considering the effects of a generation or two of inbreeding, not a permanent shift to a new system.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 26, 2006 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, I did address this. My post is about a... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
Actually, I did address this. My post is about a third of the way down page 2.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 26, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You don't think there is a "natural, untaught... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
You don't think there is a "natural, untaught phenomenon" that prevents straight men from engaging in homosexual play? I would have to disagree with you if you don't. Also, just because something is...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 24, 2006 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He made it pretty clear that he was talking about... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
He made it pretty clear that he was talking about consensual relations between siblings and not rape or pedophilia. Morally I think the situations are actually quite similar. Both involve consensual...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 24, 2006 at 10:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If the person getting humped permits it then it's... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
If the person getting humped permits it then it's consensual. Do you not consider humping sex? Dogs have been know to hump other places as well...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 24, 2006 at 06:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I also don't understand how people can rationally... 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
I also don't understand how people can rationally draw a line down the middle. However, I'm not surprised that many societies have condemned incest and homosexuality. I think the reason many people...
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 24, 2006 at 06:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You've never had a dog try to hump your leg? 6,935 Views / 232 Replies  
You've never had a dog try to hump your leg?
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 24, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't see why environmentalists would care... 1,401 Views / 60 Replies  
I don't see why environmentalists would care much. Volcanos and Wildebeest release greenhouse gasses too. The difference is that they have been doing this for a lot longer than humans.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone know of a way to make the dictionary... 787 Views / 15 Replies  
Does anyone know of a way to make the dictionary panel bigger? It is just way too small.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 8, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's amazing how beautiful a little spec like... 868 Views / 25 Replies  
It's amazing how beautiful a little spec like that can be.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 2, 2006 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is going to sound strange, but sometimes I... 799 Views / 26 Replies  
This is going to sound strange, but sometimes I enjoy a good hangover. When hungover I feel much less tense, my thoughts don't race as much and I'm hilariously funny.
Posted by Scientist, on Jan 2, 2006 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Alas, these are also the two closest matches I... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Alas, these are also the two closest matches I could find, but they fail to satisfy me. As your definition states, deism is fairly specific. It describes specifics about the nature of god that my...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 27, 2005 at 11:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You are the only person I have come across who... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
You are the only person I have come across who has a problem with my writing. I would seriously question your ability to read above a fifth grade level, however, part of me still suspects that you...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May I make a suggestion? http://www.learningcompany.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=512 ;)
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May I make a suggestion? http://www.learningcompany.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=512 ;)
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May I make a suggestion? http://www.learningcompany.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=512 ;)
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May I make a suggestion? http://www.learningcompany.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=512 ;)
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May I make a suggestion? http://www.learningcompany.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=512 ;)
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm sorry you have trouble understanding me. May I make a suggestion? http://www.learningcompany.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=512
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You have no credibility at all right now. If you... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
You have no credibility at all right now. If you want to correct that you should consider presenting and defending your case. Your debating skills are very poor. Reading over your posts, I couldn't...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 01:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I cannot believe you are still here. You missed... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
I cannot believe you are still here. You missed my point again. I was pointing out that you are a hypocrite.

Why is it ok for you to make assumptions about my writing, but I can't make them about...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 12:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:)! 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
:)!
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 04:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If this were a discussion about grammar and... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
If this were a discussion about grammar and spelling I would probably point out that RailRoader consistently misspells the word "beginning". He spells "view" with a "b" and he doesn't know that the...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 26, 2005 at 02:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Damn, you never give up... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Damn, you never give up...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 25, 2005 at 09:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Merry Christmas to you! Read the sentence again!... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Merry Christmas to you! Read the sentence again! I meant "to", just as I wrote it. Your alteration changes the meaning of the sentence in a way I didn't intend. Don't make me post a definition of...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 25, 2005 at 10:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Folks named "Volks" are really just... 1,813 Views / 61 Replies  
Folks named "Volks" are really just anti-secularist trolls. :p
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 25, 2005 at 02:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I am a secular anti-humanist. 1,813 Views / 61 Replies  
I am a secular anti-humanist.
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 24, 2005 at 08:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The debate was over a long time ago because you... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
The debate was over a long time ago because you stoped debating a long time ago. I could continue this but I won't because because you have proven yourself unalterably ignorant to everyone here.
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 24, 2005 at 07:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I may be wrong, but I think I see another oddity... 2,067 Views / 32 Replies  
I may be wrong, but I think I see another oddity in the same frame! Isn't that monkey a baboon? Look at the snout and the closely spaced nostrils that point down, not out, like most new world...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 22, 2005 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Again you refuse to back up your claims or... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Again you refuse to back up your claims or explain your definition. You made your confusion about the meaning of these terms clear in your earlier posts. I later asked you to verify that you...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 22, 2005 at 10:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thank you Chuckit! Railroader, if you still... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Thank you Chuckit!

Railroader, if you still can't understand what I wrote then try debating this summary. It's as clear as day, as long as you understand the following:

1) The difference...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 21, 2005 at 11:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's an idea. Tell me why you disagree with me.... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Here's an idea. Tell me why you disagree with me. All you have done so far is claim that my definitions back up your claim, when clearly they do not. You have left it up to me to identify where your...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 21, 2005 at 10:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is not simple! That's the problem here. You... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
It is not simple! That's the problem here. You are grossly oversimplifying the definitions. Your simplified definitions clash with the historical usages of these words as well as the comprehensive...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 20, 2005 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My definition of Agnostic doesn't even have the... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
My definition of Agnostic doesn't even have the word "believe" in it! It isn't belief agnosticism refers to but knowledge.

"Did you even read my definition of "disbelieve"? Notice that...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 20, 2005 at 02:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Read the definitions I posted again. Notice the... 2,388 Views / 102 Replies  
Read the definitions I posted again. Notice the use of the word "disbelieve". Here's the definition from Webster's:

"disbelieve: vt to hold not to be true or real; reject or withhold belief in. ti...
Posted by Scientist, on Dec 20, 2005 at 01:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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