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fearandloathing
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Message 17 of 341 (614180)
05-02-2011 3:11 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by Tram law
05-02-2011 3:06 PM


Tram law writes:

How should one respond to the question; "If we came from apes why are there still apes?"

We didn't come from modern apes, we have a common ancestor with modern apes.


"I hate to advocate the use of drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson

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fearandloathing
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Message 22 of 341 (614200)
05-02-2011 4:18 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by Tram law
05-02-2011 3:35 PM


I've done everything I know how to show him how wrong he is. But he still keeps on repeating the same things over and over again.

Ask him to present evidence to support what he says. You know how it works.

It does get old when someone asks same questions over and over, then asks but why, but why, but why. If said person is too stupid to do their own research, then it is probably a waste of time talking to them at all about the subject.


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Message 29 of 341 (614443)
05-04-2011 11:42 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by Tram law
05-04-2011 10:33 AM


Hi tram,

A quick search netted me this, see what you think.

see this


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fearandloathing
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Message 33 of 341 (614453)
05-04-2011 11:59 AM
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05-04-2011 11:56 AM


There were several theories presented, Google your question, you might find a better answer? If I find one I will let you know as it his got me interested.


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Message 49 of 341 (615666)
05-15-2011 2:46 PM
Reply to: Message 46 by hooah212002
05-15-2011 2:29 PM


Re: Propulsion in the vacuum of space
Also remember every action has an equal and opposite reaction, I have seen a few sci-fi movies ignore this when characters fire guns, bullet type, in space/ zero-G.


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Message 60 of 341 (615754)
05-16-2011 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 59 by Peter
05-16-2011 11:41 AM


Re: *Bump for Tram Law*
Peter writes:

Tram law writes:

Oh wow, thank you. I appreciate it. I'll repeat the question below:

My friend says the primordial soup, the soup that from where all life came from, is nothing more than myth. He says it's a myth because the odds of such a primordial soup are astronomical to make it completely impossible for life to form from it, and therefore, the primordial Soup is a myth.

Is he correct?

Edit: often I do want to discuss thing, but i simply lack the capacity to.

No.

Not if his sole argument is based around probabilities.

Apart from the afore mentioned lack of knowledge of what would have had to be there, there is also the simple fact that anything with a finite probability, no matter how small, can happen (I'm a Safety Engineer -- I know )

Combine that with the vast size, and extreme age of the universe and you'll see that the typical 'astronomical' probablities become rapidly reduced.

This makes me think of the Drake equation


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Message 63 of 341 (615771)
05-16-2011 4:30 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by Coyote
05-16-2011 4:24 PM


Re: Fish Identification
Also the head looks too big/heavy for its body. JMO

If it was real it was no doubt caught near Fukishima


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Message 85 of 341 (616069)
05-19-2011 9:23 AM
Reply to: Message 75 by crashfrog
05-17-2011 10:39 AM


Re: Propulsion in the vacuum of space
crashfrog writes:

Yes it is.

How, for instance, would your model be different than this?

This was on myth-busters last nite, they used an air boat with the engine on backwards, it actually moved forward. Blow your own sail


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