Search:

Type: Posts; User: bilby; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.89 seconds.

  1. Indeed. And if the parents were so high...

    Does it suprise you that high functioning parents tend to have high functioning children?[/QUOTE]

    Lots of people have high functioning parents and high functioning kids. The vast majority of them...
  2. The vast majority of people who take that kind of...

    Yes, Bill also got very lucky too. But luck and ability to handle risk are two separate things. The risk I am talking about is when Bill decided to skip college and go out on his own. Most anyone...
  3. Replies
    191
    Views
    3,017

    There's no appreciable difference. Singapore the...

    I was talking about the country Singapore.[/QUOTE]

    There's no appreciable difference. Singapore the country is overwhelmingly urban, and has a population density of ~8,000/km2.

    Cities and...
  4. Well, differing assumptions are inevitable when...

    Well, differing assumptions are inevitable when discussing a hypothetical.

    Without any assumptions, we can say that Japan was never a threat to the US because Japan was beaten by the US. :D

    I...
  5. Replies
    20
    Views
    396

    This is not a thread about the DPRK. It's...

    This is not a thread about the DPRK.

    It's about living without advertising in London, and, by extension, the western developed world, where it is currently endemic.

    It's absolutely not a...
  6. Aluminium isn't necessary to make an atomic bomb....

    Aluminium isn't necessary to make an atomic bomb.

    It is necessary to make a trans-Pacific bomber aircraft capable of delivering one from the US to Japan. But Germany didn't need to get a bomb...
  7. Indeed it is. That's why I threw it in as an...

    Indeed it is. That's why I threw it in as an additional premise, not as a consequence.

    That should have been you cue to re-consider whether what you read was what I intended, then.

    Perhaps;...
  8. Poll: According to the UNs Food and Agriculture...

    According to the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization, writing in 2003:



    We had more than sufficient food for the 6.3 billion people alive at that time; So in principle we could feed 19...
  9. Rusk tolerance is necessary, but far from...

    Agree.

    Also risk tolerance is extremely important and always overlooked. Usually more intelligent people have less risk tolerance than people who are not smart. Yet the ability to tolerate risk...
  10. Perhaps the easiest way to answer the OP question...

    Perhaps the easiest way to answer the OP question is to consider what would have happened if the USA had continued her isolationist position, and the Japanese hadn't made the blunder of forcing her...
  11. Replies
    89
    Views
    968

    So people keep asserting. But the reality of...

    [/QUOTE]

    You realize that the "Yemenis" are an Iranian client state? Anything major from there is on orders from Tehran.[/QUOTE]

    So people keep asserting.

    But the reality of...
  12. Replies
    191
    Views
    3,017

    Nor can Manhattan. Or any urban area. So...

    Places like Singapore can never hope to feed themselves.[/QUOTE]

    Nor can Manhattan.

    Or any urban area.

    So what?
  13. Poll: Oh, absolutely. The biggest problem facing the...

    The right is just as guilty of this, just about different things.[/QUOTE]

    Oh, absolutely. The biggest problem facing the world is that the vast majority of people support one of two positions,...
  14. Poll: Population growth isn't unrestrained. It's...

    I think it is a moot point, Given unrestrained population and economic growth the system is headed for failure.[/QUOTE]

    Population growth isn't unrestrained. It's stopped. We're just waiting out...
  15. Poll: Depends what you mean by "going green". A lot...

    Depends what you mean by "going green".

    A lot of people seem to imagine it entails using far less energy per capita, in a kind of return to the Middle Ages, but with penicillin.

    That, I...
  16. Replies
    13,231
    Views
    661,756

    23799

    23799
  17. Replies
    89
    Views
    968

    I don't believe what the "officials say", now...

    1. It seems that the attack did not originate in Yemen, but in Iran.
    Saudi oil field attack originated from Iran, used combination of cruise missiles and drones, officials say
    U.S. Satellites...
  18. Thread: Joke gallery

    by bilby
    Replies
    1,626
    Views
    78,057

    Evolution can be strange. Cetaceans started off...

    Evolution can be strange. Cetaceans started off as sea creatures, then evolved to have legs, only to eventually return to the sea and lose them again.

    Kinda defeets the porpoise.
  19. Replies
    89
    Views
    968

    There's no Iranian aggression. There's just...

    You would not be "fighting for KSA", you'd be fighting for national interests of the US, which in this case means defending KSA from Iranian aggression.[/QUOTE]

    There's no Iranian aggression....
  20. Poll: Yes. We are not allowed to use it because: ...

    There's a lot of confusing of real solutions with imaginary ones too.

    The majority of the environmental left seems to have a completely faith based approach, wherein both the problems and the...
  21. Replies
    115
    Views
    2,032

    Yup. Small numbers of medieval monks and nuns...

    One who does not believe in the existence of any god.
    My observation is that almost no one I have ever met, or read, or heard about, believes in the existence of any god.
    Many people say things or...
  22. Replies
    115
    Views
    2,032

    A lot of the behaviour of religious people is...

    The ol' Cafeteria Christian is still a Theist argument? I reject it on the grounds that these folks do not demonstrate belief in ANY (Christian or otherwise) god. They pick and choose the rules...
  23. Poll: There's a lot of confusing of real solutions with...

    There's a lot of confusing of real solutions with imaginary ones too.

    The majority of the environmental left seems to have a completely faith based approach, wherein both the problems and the...
  24. Thread: Word Association

    by bilby
    Replies
    2,270
    Views
    35,205

    McCartney

    McCartney
  25. Replies
    2,332
    Views
    36,301

    card game

    card game
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4