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    It all depends. In rhe USA I believe it is...

    It all depends.

    In rhe USA I believe it is illegal to join a foreign army and keep citizenship.

    The US military now commonly uses mercenaries, euphemistically called contractors. Ex British...
  2. Thread: Population

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    Well amigo, I am a lot closer to the end then the...

    Do you really need a definition handed to you?

    Sustainable means living within bounds that does not bring us to environmental collapse, total consumption of water, and exhaustion of agriculture...
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    Sorry, my universal translator implant is unable...

    Look where we've gone since.
    Don't Lohan that blow -- I want some!
    He charliesheened himself all the way into a trailer park.
    Who'd she have to lewinsky to get that promotion?[/QUOTE]

    Sorry,...
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    But tees do not make active decisions nor can...

    What the fuck?...over. Trees? Sounds like Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity.

    Serendipity is part of evolution and the inverse. You may be the best adapted fish in the lake, but if the lake dries up...
  5. The claim was all science proves god. It is the...

    Did they say all science, or True Science?
    You know, science which does not conflict with a literal interpretation of The Bible is True, anything that wicked atheists cling to is a fraud?[/QUOTE]
    ...
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    What the fuck?...over. Trees? Sounds like Tucker...

    That you are here to make that claim is proof that it is false.

    If you are around to wonder how you are doing on the Darwin test, then you are passing it.[/QUOTE]

    Are we all forgetting,...
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    My choice is eat or die, like any creature. Is my...

    And you took its.

    Which of you had a choice?[/QUOTE]

    My choice is eat or die, like any creature. Is my eating chicken any less moral that a lion taking down a prey?

    If I wandered naked in...
  8. I occasionally scan religious TV shows. Today...

    I occasionally scan religious TV shows.

    Today I heard something new. It is not religion that is incompatible with science, it is atheism that is incompatible with science. A clever way of turning...
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    We could have an endless debate on intelligence....

    Can a species be intelligent and also the source of its own destruction? I don't think so.[/QUOTE]

    We could have an endless debate on intelligence. One of te best scifi movies was Forbidden...
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    Throwing a knife in a carnival at a human is not...

    It's hard to control the flip of a coin, but a professional knife thrower controls the number of revolutions sufficiently to assure that the point rather than the hilt hits the target.

    The result...
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    Looking at world as it is, is stability possible...

    All those things preserve the tribe and represent the tribe's identity, including sacrificing your children. Supplicating to and accepting the protection of an abusive guardian to preserve tribe and...
  12. We learn by pain and failure not knowing the...

    Junk food junkies, junk religion junkies. junk music junkies...etc,etc,etc. Freedom to consume the junk unhealthy stuff mental and physical of your choice is a cornerstone of western liberal...
  13. What I get from Proverbs is that human culture ...

    What I get from Proverbs is that human culture has not really changed much in 3000 years.
  14. Thread: Population

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    Do you really need a definition handed to you? ...

    This is a case when one responds with 'If you have to ask the question you probably are not going to understand the answer.'

    Do you really need an explanation? Water here in the USA is becoming a...
  15. Thread: Population

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    Nicely put. Science and technology has taken us...

    One of the key differences between us and other animals is that we have the ability to adapt in real time, iterate our technology, and intensify our resource consumption. Every other species is...
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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/world/carbon-captur...

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/world/carbon-capture-storage-climate-iceland-intl-cmd/index.html

    A solution to climate change, giant fans and air filters.
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    This is a case when one responds with 'If you...

    Isn't it the point of doing studies, measuring our impact on the environment, to determine whether our activity is sustainable or not?[/QUOTE]
    You didn't answer my question....

    WTH does the...
  18. And it is from a school I assume is run by...

    It's amazing how stupid these people are.[/QUOTE]

    And it is from a school I assume is run by educated people. There was news story about people claiming masks actually increase risk.
  19. Junk food junkies, junk religion junkies. junk...

    The Soviets tried to eradicate religion and failed. When the Soviets collpsed it srang right back.
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    That doesn't contradict my simile. If government tried to eradicate junk food, that...
  20. The herd instinct is genetic isn't it?

    The herd instinct is genetic isn't it?
  21. We humans are hopeless. ...

    We humans are hopeless.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/us/miami-private-school-students-covid-vaccine/index.html


    (CNN)A Miami private school, which previously asked teachers not to get the...
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    Philosophizing without a knowledge of math and...

    Then again, random and determined are also semantic constructs. Every word and concept is.[/QUOTE]

    Philosophizing without a knowledge of math and science. Math and scince exist in te brain as...
  23. One man's junk is another man's treasure? One...

    My point of view: Religion is inherently junk. The world would be better off if we all ate more vegetables and less religion.[/QUOTE]

    One man's junk is another man's treasure?

    One of the most...
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    Deterministic has a mathematical and subjective...

    Deterministic has a mathematical and subjective meaning.


    A deterministic mathematical function means you plug numbers into an equation an get an answer.

    Speed = Distance x Time is a...
  25. To continue the food metaphor, there is food that...

    To continue the food metaphor, there is food that keeps you healthy and food that leads to obesity and heart disease.

    Junk food religion vs fruit and vegetables religion?
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