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    This issue isn't only confined to Twitter, it's...

    This issue isn't only confined to Twitter, it's been an issue in tech for a while. For example, similar terminology was removed from the Python programming language.

    One can still be cynical about...
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    Because again, removing the words has nothing to...

    The Saphir-Worff hypothesis was false. When they studied various languages they projected exotism and racist bullshit onto them. Yes, words matter. But human brains are sophisticated. Just removing a...
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    That is a fair critique but a bit aside from the...

    I don't think it works. I'd like to see something that backs it up. I think the logical chain to support it is exceedingly weak[/QUOTE]

    That is a fair critique but a bit aside from the issue. It's...
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    My understanding is that this isn't being done to...

    One company has chosen to stop using coding language with obvious and strong associations with slavery and concepts of "white" = good, "black" = bad. Even if it's historical coincidence (and it may...
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    To be fair I haven't started it yet. But the...

    To be fair I haven't started it yet. But the issue I have with many parenting books isn't that they're bad books, but instead that they're too text-heavy for the substance they offer. Those I've read...
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    To continue the trend I've been on I followed...

    To continue the trend I've been on I followed Amazon's lead and ordered Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen, which is a compilation of interviews he's done throughout his life. Originally I was going to...
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    You're arguing with the wrong person. I have no...

    But evolution doesn't work that quickly![/QUOTE]

    You're arguing with the wrong person. I have no qualms with the process of selective pressure and it's effects, I just prefer strong claims to be...
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    Without diving into the paper, this certainly...

    I didn't present any particular view. I suggested that if you're going to make a grand claim, you should attempt to prove it as true. Neither Repoman or Metaphor have done that - they've just stated...
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    I didn't present any particular view. I suggested...

    People are certainly subject to natural selection, but I don't see you present any research backing up your claim.[/QUOTE]

    So in your view, parents don't pass their genes on to their...
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    People are certainly subject to natural...

    People are certainly subject to natural selection, but I don't see you present any research backing up your claim.
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    Metaphor you haven't presented an argument,...

    Metaphor you haven't presented an argument, you've presented a bunch of facts without any context, and so there's no reason to believe that Jews are better based on what you've included in the OP.
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  12. Yea fair enough. I suppose that compared to other...

    Yea fair enough. I suppose that compared to other types of multi-cellularity animal life could be termed difficult. I just prefer reframing words like that in terms of probability.

    IOW, given the...
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    We got to the Vanguard early for our show and...

    We got to the Vanguard early for our show and were sitting up close, too. Unfortunately we left before the second set as we were up early the next morning to line up for stand-by tickets to the Late...
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    The Vanguard is stuck in a basement, but assuming...

    Was it the Vanguard? We were there in 2015 to see Stanley Cowell.

    He performed this song on finger piano to close the set:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjf7EKTGFPg

    With a few 'Let's do...
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    Was it the Vanguard? We were there in 2015 to see...

    Was it the Vanguard? We were there in 2015 to see Stanley Cowell.

    He performed this song on finger piano to close the set:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjf7EKTGFPg

    With a few 'Let's do...
  16. My assumption is that the evolution of animal...

    My assumption is that the evolution of animal species would be a function of the planet/atmosphere where the evolution is happening, and the length of time that the planet is stable. IOW, given...
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    There's a small venue a few minute drive from our...

    There's a small venue a few minute drive from our house that seats anywhere from fifty to a few hundred. It's a big enough venue, and our city is large enough to host acts there that are a) talented...
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    Poll: I think most (reasonable) people would agree that...

    I think most (reasonable) people would agree that genocide should be stopped where possible, the issue to me seems to be that even if a superpower intervenes, how do they permanently stabilize the...
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    Nothing mind-blowing but I made banana muffins...

    Nothing mind-blowing but I made banana muffins today. Not sure what took me so long, but lately I've gotten in the habit of using up old bananas this way. This used to be done by my partner, but now...
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    I've gone the other direction - almost everything...

    I've gone the other direction - almost everything I've read has dealt with broad swaths of time or broad looks at subjects, including one book which did this consciously (Maps of Time by David...
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    Yea we need to delineate between I know a few...

    Yea we need to delineate between I know a few counter-examples, from the more scientific this is true of [x] percent of couples. People are complex and multi-faceted, so none of this is going to be...
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    An interesting hobby going so deep in one...

    An interesting hobby going so deep in one period/area/subject. The closest I've gotten to the subject is Paul Johnson's 'A History of Christianity'. I don't recall him mentioning the Gospel of Mark...
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    Of course the whole picture is much more complex,...

    I believe you misinterpreted. It's not about finding men who can support them, it's about men who are more successful than them. There's a big difference. The reasoning behind this is that women are...
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    I believe you misinterpreted. It's not about...

    I believe you misinterpreted. It's not about finding men who can support them, it's about men who are more successful than them. There's a big difference. The reasoning behind this is that women are...
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    Maybe I should have used 'norm' rather than...

    Maybe I should have used 'norm' rather than 'law', but I don't know that either of these terms quite get it right. Yes sexuality is extremely fluid and cultural influences abound - but something like...
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