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    Re: A to Z. -Word Game ending in - IC

    Druidic
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    I'm enjoying this Sci-Fi comic.

    DRIVE

    If you enjoy sci-fi comics, I recommend giving it a read.
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    Re: Strength through Joy

    The etymology of gym is interesting.

    from Greek gymnasion "public place where athletic exercises are practiced; gymnastics school", literally "to train naked", from gymnos "naked".
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    Re: The boondocks

    Last weekends word was "sciolism" - A pretentious attitude of scholarship; superficial knowledgeability.

    Call someone a sciolist in an internet argument this week, and post a link below.

    It...
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    Re: Some new articles about Global Warming

    The northern summer sea ice loss is going to be the first high cost high casualty impact, unless there's something nasty coming quicker that we've missed.

    It's got that horrible positive feedback...
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    Re: Some new articles about Global Warming

    Well January was mad hot, but February was completely nuts.
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    Continuing to Hijack the Boondocks thread to talk about completely different words.

    Last weekend's SGU word: thixotropy - the property of having a viscosity that decreases when a stress is applied, as when stirred.

    I think a mind is metaphorically thixotropic: If you never apply...
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    Re: The boondocks

    From bundok, meaning mountain. Funny how meanings twist. Sometimes they flip, like "terrific".

    Speaking of none of that, a recent word from the SGU podcast is 'Pleochroism' - an optical phenomenon...
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    Poll: Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die

    Yeah, those are the things it would be good to preserve.

    While leaving out the sexism, homophobia, shame, externalization of blame, and prescribed ethics that has only black and white.

    The...
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    Re: A Quiz..........

    :-3
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    Poll: Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die

    I think you still want the bathwater ... if that is the discussion of ethics, the charitable works, and ... maybe some music. Maybe some community building stuff: The propagation of social norms and...
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    Poll: Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die

    Agreed.

    But I think that you want something in place of the Churches, where you discuss ethics, or engage in charitable works with people who have similar ethical makeup as yourself.

    Or just...
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    Poll: Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die

    Ethics do changes as society changes, and the prescribed ethics of religion date terribly.

    So certainly you want a society where ethics are intellectually considered and developed.

    But you want...
  14. Re: Are roads safer with no central white lines?

    I think that this is the correct response. Or that it will get more dangerous, because it's not clear if you're in your lane if the vehicle is wide.

    I recall that when countries change the side of...
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    Poll: Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die

    While this is true, I think that natural ethics aren't sufficient for an efficient and pleasant society.

    There should be some additional ethics education. Perhaps in schools.
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    So long, Umberto Eco.

    Foucault's Pendulum was Dan Brown for the informed, and the Name of the Rose was Conan Doyle set in the 14th Century.

    Thank you for the richness you've added to the world.
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    Re: A new dark ages?

    The Russian wins the silly hat competition 8.7 to 3.0
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    Not when push comes to shove. Then they're just as violent as other religions.
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    Re: Some new articles about Global Warming

    Hi Cobra.

    I received a message that this thread had been replied to eight years later.

    How have your last 8 years been?
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    Re: Death by Environmentalism

    That's crazy.

    Produce one scientific organisation that denies AGW to balance these that support it:


    1.1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007
    1.2 InterAcademy Council
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