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Forum: Sciences 02-25-2009, 03:35 PM
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Posted By ubs
Algebra and geometry are fun, but trig is a...

Algebra and geometry are fun, but trig is a nightmare - a vast hurdle of memorization that you have to traverse to get to calc, which is the most fun of all.

Trig isn't scary, just very very boring.
Forum: Sciences 02-25-2009, 02:47 PM
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Posted By ubs
My suspenders are off. We need a money thread. ...

My suspenders are off. We need a money thread. I hope your concept isn't too narrow.
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 08:53 PM
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Posted By ubs
And dolphins. Dolphins will scheme and lie for...

And dolphins. Dolphins will scheme and lie for profit (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2003/jul/03/research.science) and then teach their children to do the same. Dolphins are dirty capitalists.
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 268
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Posted By ubs
Too many of us. Our numbers have to be ground...

Too many of us. Our numbers have to be ground down - or there needs to be a small isolated group of us - such that evolutionary pressures have an impact on following generations.

I would bet...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
Tell me what you don't understand. You know...

Tell me what you don't understand. You know cells mutate. You know that usually the mutations are detrimental (cancer) but sometimes beneficial. The cells in the above article can drink the pee of...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 05:09 PM
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Posted By ubs
Most mutations are a product of solar radiation...

Most mutations are a product of solar radiation and most mutations die, but once in a while a mutation is beneficial. Actually it was just last year...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
Also, for the record Phil, you have it backwards....

Also, for the record Phil, you have it backwards. Education levels go up AFTER birthrates fall. Just sayin'...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 268
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Posted By ubs
We weren't talking about education, we were...

We weren't talking about education, we were talking about food production and desertification. I stand by my position and leave you to do your own google-fu.
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
As soon as you transplant those guys to the south...

As soon as you transplant those guys to the south and they start eating all the penguins, people will be begging us to wear fur.
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
It sounded like you were saying choices had been...

It sounded like you were saying choices had been made on ignorance. I'm saying that I think people know what they are doing and simply have different priorities.

In the case of the Bison, killing...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
No, it reflects prioritizing in a world of...

No, it reflects prioritizing in a world of limited resources. The spotted owl is not on top.



OT. Due to the dictates of fashion, a newly endangered species is the pubic louse. Why is it that we...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
That depends on how many resources you are...

That depends on how many resources you are willing to commit to maintaining their now absent ecosystem.

Wild grazers need vast swaths of undeveloped land in which to roam. With world wide food...
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
The world's only immortal animal...

The world's only immortal animal (http://www.zmescience.com/meet-the-worlds-only-immortal-animal) is related to the jellyfish. It can change back and forth from infant to sexual mature adult at will.
Forum: Sciences 02-23-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
Said a different way, should sucking at your...

Said a different way, should sucking at your niche entitle you to special "Not on the menu" status.
Forum: Sciences 02-22-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
Well he's mute and can't type. You judge too much...

Well he's mute and can't type. You judge too much of physical ability.
Forum: Sciences 02-22-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
Don't the Jains practically starve themselves in...

Don't the Jains practically starve themselves in an attempt to avoid hurting as little life as possible?


Anyway, we can 'carry this too far' in the other direction. Is our speicism - mostly no...
Forum: Sciences 02-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
Poor Ellie. You guys have hijacked her thread!!

Poor Ellie. You guys have hijacked her thread!!
Forum: Sciences 02-22-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
My cat will only eat what I give him when he...

My cat will only eat what I give him when he can't get his own rodent, bird, or lizard. Like Golum he likes them live and wrrrriiiigggggling.
Forum: Sciences 02-22-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 15,132
Posted By ubs
I think we are more heavily motivated to beleive...

I think we are more heavily motivated to beleive that animals are NOT capable of intelligence than to think that they are. We eat them. We use them for slave labor. We kill them for convenience...
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