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by OlegTheBatty
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: God I hate people....
Replies: 92
Views: 9678

Re: God I hate people....

It seems to me that most of what people are hating is rudeness or lack of respect rather than stupidity. At least, that's what is being described in this thread. I think its healthy to resent such behaviour, because disrespectfulness is a subtle attack on you. But I don't hate people (well, I can th...
by OlegTheBatty
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "The Final Theory" Book (Now phase/group/signal velocity)
Replies: 40
Views: 4894

Re: "The Final Theory" Book

He's selling something (science information etc.) that is not what he says it is.

How is that different from selling stocks in a non existent company? Or charging people to 'talk' to poor deceased uncle Louis?
by OlegTheBatty
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 41422

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

The people who promulgate most of these myths don't believe (or are ignorant) of basic scientific principles. They need to be shown that the myth is impossible. Using science and rigor to convince them would be a waste of time.
by OlegTheBatty
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY [Robot Dog]
Replies: 69
Views: 8090

Re: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY [Robot Dog]

It doesn't frighten me, it excites me the way I imagine people were excited about Kitty Hawk in 1903. Maybe because this isn't new to me -- I've been following the development via blurbs here and there, and several featurings on Discovery channel, which has the benefit of discussions of hardware and...
by OlegTheBatty
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Bush Resume
Replies: 104
Views: 8562

Re: The Bush Resume

Hypothesis: Fewer atheists are in prison because prisoners are primarily poor, and fewer poor people are atheists. [/quote] If there is a perception that finding religion increases chances of early parole, that too could affect the stats. Lying to avoid the negative consequences of one's actions is...
by OlegTheBatty
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376610


Hi, I'm coming to you from the middle of British Columbia. I originally went to uni in math/physics, switched to psych after a couple of years, worked im mining for several years, started my own greenhouse/nursery business, worked as a counselor on the side, and am now semi-retired. The greenhouse t...

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