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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    You seem to have missed the entire point yourself :)



    Again, it's not about your personal conversation with a single person, if it was all of discussion would be happening in private messaging....
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    This is true if the only reason you post is to win a discussion with me. I post because I'd rather not leave a stupid argument unaddressed regardless if the poster I'm responding to can comprehend...
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    Re: Bath Water Question....

    Yes and no, when the human body gets to a certain temperature different mechanisms also kick in. So while you might feel colder in the fall/spring than in the middle of winter your caloric...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    It's easy ferretz, you just redefine failure as success because god. That's what he's getting at. As for his explanation of baptism it's irrelevant because again the most common forms of christianity...
  5. Thread: On abortion

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    Re: On abortion

    The burden of proof is on you and it's really not even explicit what you're getting at so attempting to argue with you is kind of like stumbling around in the dark. In the US? Yes the proportion of...
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    Re: Bath Water Question....

    Yes. Touching acid that can corrode a steel plate is a great idea. Can you please stop posting potentially dangerous and harmful suggestions?

    Since no one has answered you with the correct answer....
  7. Re: Why are humans assumed to have moved out of africa?

    Yes, genetics are all we need to prove that the origin of the current human gene pool is in africa. Where we came from before then is less established but presumably it follows from the numerous...
  8. Thread: Spider-Snake

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    Re: Spider-Snake

    The odds are compounded by the snakes 150 million year evolutionary history and trillions upon trillions of individuals all mutating at a specific rate, followed by genes which aren't alterable and...
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    Re: Concerning morning breath and brushing

    :facepalm:

    Uh. Gargling with rubbing alcohol is about the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Methanol (which is in rubbing alcohol) is transformed into formaldehyde by alcohol-dehydrogenase in...
  10. Thread: On abortion

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    Re: On abortion

    In what way do women have all of the power? A woman must be penetrated in nearly every case to be impregnated. A woman has approximately 2-4 days a cycle she's actually fertile and that is entirely...
  11. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    :wub: study is :wub:.

    Using the US's infant mortality rate which is primarily caused by uninsured individuals who give birth to critically ill children (requiring specialized care they don't have...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    No one cares about a minority interpretation basics, for the majority of christians baptism is a requirement. Go heresy elsewhere.
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    So you're going to assert that god designed the mechanisms that led to the child to feel the suffering as they did? We do know that babies even a day old do experience trauma. This is exactly what...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    I do not value the content of your replies.



    Who said it was the spearhead? This is the funny thing about your argument, you've chosen a very weak annecdote to debate as though doing so would...
  15. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Of course it's a liberal arts college, in fact probably every regional and conservative university is a liberal arts college too. The emphasis on small class room sizes is pretty much the chief...
  16. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    The seatbelt would also be a better comparison. Frankly the side effects of using a seatbelt are much more significant than those of vaccines though.



    Ashland is extraordinarily conservative,...
  17. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    You're right, it's more akin to driving without headlights. I was struggling for a comparison.
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    You're choice to not vaccinate can affect my children, myself, and those of my family with compromised immune systems. It's the same reason shooting a bullet at random is illegal. I as a person...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Yes, babies can cry for many different reasons. This is relevant why?



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  20. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Er, I suppose the danger of exposure is slightly smaller in some cases but you understand that most parents socialize their babies. More to the point the younger you are the more complications arise....
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    That's the problem however. Because of the issue of false positives and false negatives some people who are vaccinated are not protected against. While we typically do do multiple vaccinations until...
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    Re: Transexuality? (read the OP)

    Essentially speaking while XY or XX chromosomes convey gender type I or II behaviors associated with gender type I or II are unrelated to those specific chromosomes. I.E. For a variety of reasons...
  23. Re: Tell me about... Bismuth (chemical element)

    Peptol Bismol gets its name from bismuth. Bismuth subsalicylate (pink bismuth) is a conjugate base of Bismuth salicytic acid. The Bismuth acts as a shield readily donating the OH- group to the...
  24. Sticky: Re: Need help with science/math schoolwork? Post here!

    You need to explain more about the problem because while I can see the equation (it would help if you wrote it out) depending on your teacher and the problem the application will change, furthermore...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    I replied to your question. Your fury is due to my unwillingness to reduce my answer to a simple yes or no. Neither answer is capable of describing my response and hence I did not. Sucks to be you...
  26. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Someone asked me to post this and I wanted to go through the specific details of the Biochemical interactions of at least thimerosal. The key thing to realize here is that thimerosal is blamed for...
  27. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Gallup poll has already been posted.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_ConspiracyTheories_040213.pdf

    If you're asking for death rates those are pretty easy to...
  28. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    :laughter:

    Come on phier, you're a "scientist" (a corporate one but we won't be picky here), you should be able to tell me why this article you linked was messed up.

    Let's go through it slowly...
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    Simon, the word you're looking for is libertarian, and yes they have always been part of the republican party. Again, anti vax is common in the republican party see pew and gallup polls on the...
  30. Re: Here are the politicians that want to kill your children

    Denialism is a problem in more fields than just Vaccination. It's origins are the same as the origins of the anti-evolution, anti-climate change, anti-women's rights, anti-gay rights, and etc popular...
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    Re: Western values vs. ...?

    I find this debate a bit misleading because a large part of it is just doublespeak, using western values to describe any sort of establishment as a pejorative or a catch all term for ideals that are...
  32. Thread: On abortion

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    Re: On abortion

    Yeah, I think you've gotten caught in a false argument. The girl's discussion is about the theoretical possibility of a man 'opting' out of an unwanted pregnancy. This is an interesting concept.
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    There are some fundamental issues that some of the orthodox churches don't have. I find their problem overall has simply shifted however. I also wouldn't call them about freedom of expression...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Award] Mangalore for Phalera

    I can understand where you're coming from and I would love to show you what I've seen in the 9 years I've participated on the forums with him but unfortunately TWCenter doesn't seem to be a fan of...
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    Re: Why do we seek success and not failure?

    Well yes we do, but we've also got a poor system of assessing whether or not something will make us happy. If not getting what we want made us depressed unforunately everyone would be depressed....
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    Re: Human , How will We evovle after a millenia?

    VR is a great example of beneficial technology held back because of marketing. It's lack of any real success until recently is due to capitalism despite the fact we had it 20 years ago. I'm glad...
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    Re: Human , How will We evovle after a millenia?

    People will pay.

    So I have a great car, it will put all other cars out of business and become the next dominant model. I could of course just release this car but this car was billions in research...
  38. Re: Will future Artificial Intelligence try to end Mankind?

    I find that AI is potentially the most significant threat to humanity that may ever exist, especially if that AI has access to technology like quantum computing. However, currently, the entire...
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    Re: Human , How will We evovle after a millenia?

    At the current rate of advancement of biology we're beginning to understand health in the terms of mathematics. I.E. I know exactly what I need to do to fix you because I know exactly what's wrong...
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    Re: Elfdude's Guide to Evolution

    Phier is more or less correct, in this case the OPS1 gene is easily duplicated and in some creatures it's been duplicated a lot.

    The three genes which humans possess are the OPS1SW, OPS1MW, and...
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