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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1036 on: September 03, 2019, 05:00:53 PM »
Pfft. You don't still believe in meteors, do you?

Not round ones.
common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1037 on: September 03, 2019, 05:12:37 PM »
Pfft. You don't still believe in meteors, do you?

Not round ones.
You can't be Ceres about that.
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« Reply #1038 on: September 04, 2019, 04:45:41 PM »
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1039 on: September 08, 2019, 01:30:06 PM »




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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1040 on: September 09, 2019, 03:23:02 PM »
common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1041 on: September 09, 2019, 03:35:23 PM »
That can't be Trump. His mouth is closed.
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« Reply #1042 on: September 15, 2019, 09:20:09 AM »
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« Reply #1043 on: September 15, 2019, 09:46:43 AM »
"There's no such thing as biological race," maybe, but as presented it's as reasonable as saying, "There's no such thing as religion," or, "There's no such thing as money."

Just because something is mostly or entirely a social construct doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better...is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.

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« Reply #1044 on: September 15, 2019, 03:43:44 PM »
"There's no such thing as biological race," maybe, but as presented it's as reasonable as saying, "There's no such thing as religion," or, "There's no such thing as money."

Just because something is mostly or entirely a social construct doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Having bad ideas is a social construct. Doesn't mean it needs to exist.
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« Reply #1045 on: September 15, 2019, 04:50:31 PM »
I agree that many social constructs are bad ideas that shouldn't exist, but that's not a world you can bring about by simply pretending they're already gone.
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better...is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.

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« Reply #1046 on: September 15, 2019, 04:54:37 PM »
I agree that many social constructs are bad ideas that shouldn't exist, but that's not a world you can bring about by simply pretending they're already gone.
I should have said "persist" instead of "exist".
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1047 on: September 15, 2019, 05:02:55 PM »
This one's a real hair-ripper.


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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1048 on: September 15, 2019, 05:09:03 PM »
It's not female-coded. It's idiot-coded.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1049 on: September 15, 2019, 05:19:47 PM »
It's not female-coded. It's idiot-coded.

Right. That's the kink in the chain. And the distaste is not specifically masculine either.

 

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