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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. One "e".
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then what did I do?

We've all seen the type - quiet, shy, socially inept. Then, out of nowhere, explosion of rage. Remember getting arrested trying to kill the waitresses and cook staff at that restaurant simply because you had to wait 2 hours? I think that qualifies. See, normal folks would have simply complained to a manager or went to another restaurant. But not Serial Killer Joe. Or Brian, as the case may be. Honestly, if it weren't for that incident, I might not really like you as much. But unjustified violence always strikes a chord with me, so we're cool beans.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd visit more if I didn't have such an unreasonable hatred of Richmond.


I know what you mean. There's something about Richmond that just isn't right...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd visit more if I didn't have such an unreasonable hatred of Richmond.



I know what you mean. There's something about Richmond that just isn't right...


I would argue the same about the whole state of Virginia. Well that and it shares a name with my Ex-wife.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would argue the same about the whole state of Virginia. Well that and it shares a name with my Ex-wife.

Fair enough.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually don't mind VA so much. It's a very county by county issue. The problem is, I can't think of any place that is any better. Everywhere else seems just as crappy in one way or another.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think based on Ashladsis's therapist's comments we are in fact blue elephants.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, after some conversation with the new nurse girl, she revealed her full name was Genevieve(we call her Genny, but I was spelling it with a J in my head). Big plus, I've always had a thing for that name. We then talked about a couple different debate worthy topics - guns, climate change, stupid people - but could not have much of a debate since we seem to be on the same page with those issues. So we turned the conversation around and discussed the debating in and of itself of those topics. This turned out to be very interesting and enlightening as to her intellectual acumen. As our conversation drew to an end(lunch was almost over), she said, "I just hate it when people try to debate religion with me. I believe in the Big Bang, and if you don't like it, screw off." I then proposed to her. Hilarity ensued.

And I found out I got a hefty raise. All in all, it was a good day for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrushFearSynth wrote:
All in all, it was a good day for me.


Sounds like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crush I think I told you so...and if I didn't I should have.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As our conversation drew to an end(lunch was almost over), she said, "I just hate it when people try to debate religion with me. I believe in the Big Bang, and if you don't like it, screw off."

If you weren't trying to get in them pantaloons, you could have pointed out the pope was elated when the big bang theory came out as it was scientific proof of creation.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pope also thinks condoms do nothing to protect against AIDS, and that masturbation is a sin. Oh, and that 2k years ago a virgin spawned, and her offspring eventually died in place of someone that took up arms against Roman authority, and came back as an uberghost that will pwn us all someday. Forgive me if I don't place too much stock in anything he has to contribute.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...and came back as an uberghost that will pwn us all someday.


Hahaha!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrushFearSynth wrote:
The Pope also thinks condoms do nothing to protect against AIDS, and that masturbation is a sin. Oh, and that 2k years ago a virgin spawned, and her offspring eventually died in place of someone that took up arms against Roman authority, and came back as an uberghost that will pwn us all someday. Forgive me if I don't place too much stock in anything he has to contribute.

You do know there has been more than one pope, right? I mean it's not like he's the final survivor of some immortal pyramid scheme.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, but he's the current King of the Mountain. If 9 out of 10 popes agree with any of the things the current one says on the aforementioned issues, I'd vote for the tenth guy.

Wouldn't it be awesome if they selected popes through bloodsport? Conversion might be worth it if the tickets were exclusive to members.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn it!

That is all.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you weren't trying to get in them pantaloons, you could have pointed out the pope was elated when the big bang theory came out as it was scientific proof of creation.


I think that's awesome, and I wish more religious leaders would be quick to embrace science as compatible with their faiths.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could it be that the process of evolution was created? that "change" was given a place to start from.

as far as evolution and all of its (evolution's) particulars i have a question: there are scientific laws that are defined by the law's resulting in deterioration. if the theory of evolution is a process of species (and the environment) growing more and more complex, then why are people (thru diseases) and the environment (thru climate change) deteriorating so rapidly?

i don't have all of the answers, as y'all probably agree, but i do feel that it paramount to not mindlessly follow the masses.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon Boy wrote:
could it be that the process of evolution was created? that "change" was given a place to start from.

If you believe that everything was created by some all powerful being or beings, then obviously evolution was part of that. Whether or not evolution was "created" is really irrelevant to studying how it works though. I can look at my chair and, without knowing if it was purposefully created or the molecules just happened to align themselves in a chair-like fashion, still study the chair to determine how it works.

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as far as evolution and all of its (evolution's) particulars i have a question: there are scientific laws that are defined by the law's resulting in deterioration. if the theory of evolution is a process of species (and the environment) growing more and more complex, then why are people (thru diseases) and the environment (thru climate change) deteriorating so rapidly?


Climate change will cause deterioration in the environment, at least from the human perspective, because organisms evolve in ways that allows them to take the greatest advantage of the current environment, not the environment that will be present in the future. Evolution has no fore sight, the is no anticipation of what will happen down the road. It is based solely on the conditions that exist around an organism at a given moment.

I'm assuming that when you write, "people... deteriorating so rapidly" you are referring to new and more resilient diseases causing more people to die? The reason for this is simply evolution. By creating drugs and eliminating some diseases we are changing the environment that all human diseases live in. The changes in environment allow for other diseases, which were either limited in some way by the environment that existed prior to drugs being introduced or are newly evolved, to gain a foot hold and cause more people to get sick in new ways.

If you are talking instead about things such as cancer or genetic disorders, then the reason that you see so much of that occurring now is simply because humans are living longer than they, or their genetic ancestors, have throughout the majority of history. If someone only lives till they are 20 or 30 years old, then them having a genetic disease which won't show up until they are 40 has no impact on the evolutionary development of the species.

The book that Mishlai pointed out a while back An Ancestors Tale is really a great read if you want to have a better understanding of how evolution works. It is written well enough that just about anyone should be able to pick it up and understand most of it, even if they have no back ground in evolutionary science.

edit: I just looked at your question again and I'm not sure I answered it very well the first time.

Here's another stab at it:

Jon Boy wrote:
there are scientific laws that are defined by the law's resulting in deterioration.


I think you are referring to the second law of thermodynamics which , as it applies to this, means that in a system, a process that occurs will tend to increase the total entropy of the universe.

Yes, evolution does result in organisms becoming more complex. However, when those organisms use energy from their surroundings in order to grow they are contributing to the total entropy in the system, not reducing it. Evolution doesn't violate the second law of thermodynamics because it doesn't occur in a closed system by itself.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for the lead.
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