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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_o...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines



    The article referenced by the OP, and indeed this entire thread, is a perfect example of Betteridge's law in action.
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    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nucle...

    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nuclear-energy-clean-green-reliable-by-wade-allison-2019-06

    Renewable energy is a failure. The only important question now is whether enough people...
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    farm hand

    farm hand
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    Sure; But only at the cost of genocide, and the...

    if the powers that be would have left it to the armed forces, they would have done both 1 and 2.[/QUOTE]

    Sure; But only at the cost of genocide, and the likely provoking of a hot war with the...
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    That which can be done by anyone will be done by...

    :D I agree! Next movie!!![/QUOTE]

    That which can be done by anyone will be done by no one.

    If you pick more than one winner, they will all wait for one of the others to post :)
  6. Thread: Word Association

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    stuff

    stuff
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    Orb weavers are snare hunters - they build large...

    What on earth does that thing do for a living?[/QUOTE]

    Orb weavers are snare hunters - they build large and impressive webs.

    The silk of a cousin of that spider, the golden orb weaver, has...
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    Is it any more crazy than buying Alaska from...

    Is it any more crazy than buying Alaska from Russia, or "Louisiana" from France, was?

    Alaska was largely unexplored and considered by many (including the Russian Emperor) to be worth far less...
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    Where I grew up (in the city of Leeds, in the...

    Where I grew up (in the city of Leeds, in the north of England), there are two churches within a hundred metres of the house. One is CofE, and the other was built as Roman Catholic, but was acquired...
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    jellyfish sting

    jellyfish sting
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    23228

    23228
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    23224 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot

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    Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
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    Congratulations. You have correctly concluded...

    You appear to think that you are arguing against the clear fact that these are optical illusions, by giving examples of how they are simply optical illusions.

    I don't find that argument at all...
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    china plate

    china plate
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    That's not just a delay, it's a tragedy. But it's...

    23222[/QUOTE]

    That's not just a delay, it's a tragedy. But it's also the WINNER!

    Take it away, AirPoh.
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    Thank you! "We apologise for the delay"

    Thank you!

    "We apologise for the delay"
  17. Thread: Democrats 2020

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    And until they start talking about replacing...

    They aren't. Until people start talking about the Government seizing the oil and gas companies, they aren't socialists.[/QUOTE]

    And until they start talking about replacing fossil fuels with...
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    Don't worry. The Czechoslovak army is very...

    Don't worry. The Czechoslovak army is very strong, well positioned, and quite capable of resisting German incursions. As long as the Czechoslovakians retain the support of the British, Italians, and...
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    I find it astonishing that you are learning this newly today, as I mentioned it in this very thread a fortnight ago.
  20. Now I am wondering what you think heat actually...

    Now I am wondering what you think heat actually is - if it's not the kinetic energy of molecules.
  21. Without a doubt, Mrs Fire was one of his best.

    Without a doubt, Mrs Fire was one of his best.
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    23195 He's gone off grid.

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    He's gone off grid.
  23. Thread: Caption Contest

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    Winner!

    Winner!
  24. Gas isn't vapour. Vapour isn't gas. Vapour is...

    and presented in NOVA presentations recently this year suggests rather than water coming from comets water on the inner planets is probably due to jupiter and the other gas planets knocking meteors...
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    http://www.joshuawright.net/slack-wyrm-495.html
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