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    Everything is Different!

    A physical "thing" is an entity within the dimensions of time and space; however, TRUTH is not tangible and therefore does not occupy or exist in either time or space. Well, let me rephrase that, truth is everywhere at the same time. Two sticks taking together will always be two no matter if you...
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    I'm not really looking for a specific religion or a time period in which it originated as I am in the conditions of which is originated. Why it came about, and if its existence is necessary as a result? I love cats:smile: So...correct me if I'm wrong, but by "religion is directly related to...
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    WELCOME TO PF! The need to obtain what exactly? You have nicely defined religion, but you haven't said anything on the subject of the origins. You seem to say religion is false and that there was a creator, at the same time. I agree that religion came about as a result of Je pense donc je...
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    Nothing is something

    To me, it seems, that if it is not tangible it doesn't exist outside of your mind, yours meaning YOURS alone. If you deduce these theories and such from nothing, they are what we call universal laws, they aren't in nothing they are in everything. Two sets of two sticks put together will...
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    Let's take a step back and re-align ourselves with the topic Back to the original topic. Could religion be instilled in us through evolution as a way of allowing us to have intelligence and consciousness and not kill ourselves in large amounts? It has been established that my reasoning needs...
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    No no no, evolution wasn't what I intended to stress as the point of life. Increase fitness, I'm not sure if this holds very well. By fitness I'm just going to assume physically. You can see the flaws in this, obesity comes to mind immediately and most likely dominates the argument against...
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    How does learning a language differ from learning just any other information?

    Yes, of course it is new EDIT: I recently delved into a language new to me.[b(]
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    Grabbing land, no doubt..woman though? That is a stretch. Look at Preists, they don't mate with too many woman. Certainly religion didn't start as a justification of murder though? I think there are just too many peaceful religions and people for this idea to hold water. While I agree that...
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    How does learning a language differ from learning just any other information?

    Zantra, that is exactly what I was getting at. I know that when you first start learning a language you think tremebundus means trembling, and when you read that you read trembling, not tremebundus. I think it is interesting when you "cross over" and start reading tremebundus instead of...
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    Excellent, I certainly will. The only flaw that I can readily see in this idea is that perhaps people aren't as inclined to self-destruction as they appear.
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    Religion imposed by Evolution

    Tell me if you think this is a possibility: It came to me in Church today. Could religion be instilled in us through evolution as a way of allowing us to have intelligence and consciousness and not kill ourselves in large amounts? If everybody realized that there was no point to life aside...
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    How does learning a language differ from learning just any other information?

    I just recently delved into a new Langauge [Latin] and this question ran through my mind. How does learning a language differ from learning just any other information? Certianly there is a different process that must take place for one to learn language and actually think in that language...
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    Why people have hair in general

    As viewed in light of evolution, these positions would fullfil the purpose of the hair quite well:smile: The question is not the absurdity of the position as much as it is the effectiveness. Of course 'pubic hair' on the 'forehead' would seem weird, but it would be effective and we would not...
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    Why people have hair in general

    So, as you seem to imply in your later post, this form of attraction have become obsolete. Why hasn't evolution removed this hair from us? Also, why do humans have so much less hair then their earlier family? I had heard a while ago that this hair 'captured' pheromones to attract others...
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    Why people have hair in general

    First of all, I want to know why people have hair in general, warmth and protection come to mind, specifically on the head. I would also like to ask someone to adress the weirdest place, IMHO, to have hair; that being pubic hair. I can't think of one good reason why males and females alike have...
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    Degree in electrical engineering

    As for this, I am a freshman Taking what is needed is out of the question. Another crazy thing. Why are there required courses in college? I have been taking English all my life, I am learning nothing in this class. There are, due to the religious nature of this school[zz)], required religious...
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    Degree in electrical engineering

    This is the problem, its a prescribed collection of courses that first lead me to a decision on electrical or mechanical engineering...I know which one I want so it is unecessary for me to take these 'prescribed bunch of courses'. Courses such as a mechanical drawing class. I don't think...
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    Degree in electrical engineering

    I am in college to get a degree in electrical engineering. Of course the college knows best and thinks I should get a feel for mechanical engineering too! This is quiet annoying considering I am wasting many, MANY class hours with subjects I do not need. Has anybody else found this a terrible...
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    Ionic number

    I'm having a terribly difficult time figuring this out and I'm (ashamedly) sure it is quiet simple. How do I know or figure out the ionic charge of a particle. Such as Na or Cl. How do I know if they are a minus 1 or positve 2 or what they are?
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    Why do we have names?

    I suppose people could say that, but why? the 10,000 would be a group of people spread throughout the world, no generalization could possibly be made that extends past 1 or 2 individuals.
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    Why do we have names?

    This only applies when you share the same last name, which many family members do not. It would require either local government or Federal Government involvement much more, perhaps. When I go to a family dinner I don't need to know peoples names, if I see someone from that family dinner on the...
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    Why do we have names?

    Interesting. Not surprising. Would you happen to have a link for the study?
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    Why do we have names?

    I don't know how accurate this is. In your example it would mean that Rob was named Rob after he became a robber, what was his name when he simply lived by the brook? Rob could have been the SON of the robber who lived by the brook, which supports my reasoning, why should Rob be chastised for...
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    Why do we have names?

    It is common practice to use words for names, so naturally it would be hard to think of remembering so many numbers, but nicknames would be formed, such as an abreviated number, etc. Respect would be using the full number rather than Mr. or Mrs. Of course no transition could ever be achieved, as...
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    Why do we have names?

    Yes:smile: I know. Which in itself is a-whole-nother discussion, laws prohibiting the use of distinctive identification!?
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    Why do we have names?

    A grand example indeed! 470 is sufficient in notifying the reader of the intended subject, kyle_soule is no more sufficient, simply over kill. There could also be a kyle_soul_e or a kylesoule, etc which could cause confusion!:smile: There will never be another 470 though. This certainly does...
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    Why do we have names?

    On a large scale, such as the entire United States, you are unable to tell, the majority, by their names. On a local scale, however, you will find that by ones last name 'people' know how 'well-off' they are. You know the ones that are wealthy simply by their name, and their children are then...
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    Why do we have names?

    Do you have 6 billion acquaintances? It would simply be your SS# in place of your name. Also, there would be no number one, because, as just said, it would be a 9 digit number. You also would not NAME yourself, that would do away with the point of numbering in the first place:smile:. There...
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    Why do we have names?

    I was just wondering the other day, why do we have names? Why are we not simply numbered? I know this is far from an original thought but I agree with the philosophy. If one was simply a number we would have know way of associating a certain name with a position in the classes (middle, upper...
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    Beam Reactions

    50 kip | V ---------------------------- | | | | | | | | | | V V V V V V V V V V ---------------------------- <---- 4 kips/ft ^ (-) /_\ (_) <---that is a circle |----10 ft---|...
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    Beam Reactions

    EDIT: the art doesn't work so I will tell you, there is a triangle at the left [Ra] end and a circle at the right [Rb] side.
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    1 Second

    People, people, people [mathman and ORW] I knew all this, I was simply asking would our clocks not be off each day increasing by 4 minutes. jcsd, would you happen to know how many ticks an electric clock goes through before it turns another second?
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    1 Second

    What is the official count of one second? What I mean by this is: how would one go about measuring one second exactly? Basically, at the creation of a second, how was it measured? Also, if a day is 23 hours and 56 minutes, wouldn't our clocks be off 4 minutes after each day? I understand the...
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    Hurricanes need names like Jesse, Kobe, Louis and Tupac

    Ah, the life of politics: Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) had a little time on her hands and decided more hurricanes should be named after African Americans, she sees the absense of African American names as racism. APPARENTLY blacks don't name their children any of these names...
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    Test Leads

    I am shopping for test leads for my Fluke 87 Series III DMM; I'm currently looking at the Fluke TL80A and I was wondering if this would be a good option, and also, the safety shrouded banana connector will fit, right? If anybody has suggestions for other leads I am open to suggestions as long...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    [b] Which appeared to be what the AAP did to support the legalization of homosexual marriage... [b] I didn't say I didn't want to work with gays, in fact, I said I would hire them. You said "Now I'm having to justify scientific research- this is becoming reminiscent of the argument...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Everyone doesn't have the right to adopt.
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Again and again and again you are saying things that have nothing to do with what is being said. NOBODY IS TRYING TO SAY HOMOSEXUALS CANNOT BE HOMOSEXUAL! You will keep using this argument because you will not accept what we say, what I mean by this is you think we think this certain way...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    As soon as you show me an unbiased STUDY, I don't care about professional opinions.
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Why must all lack of interaction with a group cause uninformed views? Is there something magic in talking to a homosexual that allows you to see everything so much more clearly? Of course whether they find their opinions wrong or right, that is irrelevant because we cannot predict how they will...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    I think the issue is still to hot to push for homosexual benefits, which is the root of this thread. Companies that may feel very strongly against homosexuals due to religious or morals views would be forced to accept them and give them benefits and I think this will only cause friction and...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    It is not at all like saying mixed couples will turn their children into black people, because there is a white person in the mix, there is no heterosexual in the homosexual mix, so the comparison is invalid. This happens to be like nothing else. Show me the scientific studies that demonstrate...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Different races aren't different species:wink: Think of mules, it isn't unheard of for slight variations in species to reproduce, even though mules are sterile, it is still natural that they can be made. [b] I don't think it is immoral or sick to be homosexual. As for the blacks, those...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    That's cute how you picked up on Zero's accusation:wink: This thread isn't about bigots though, you should start one if you feel you have something to say. In fact, your post doesn't have anything to do with the topic of homosexuals. The nearest relation I can find is, it isn't healthy for...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Not a very good point at all. When a homosexual couple can reproduce then they can raise their kids, because it would be natural. Is it intelligent for an adoption agency to say, "Why not just put the child in a homosexual home because, hell, we can't find anything better." As LW was...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Not all marriages are religious, only those held in a church. I think the major problem that could arise with religious marriages of homosexuals is foolish Priests or Pastors that ignore their doctrines or when a church is forced to marry gay couples. I think evolution would have picked...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Perfect post! Mostly because I agree with everything you said:smile: Although, I do not think anybody wants to tell homosexuals they can't have sex with whom they please, I agree that it is their business who they have sex with and there should be no laws prohibiting these rights. [b]...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    You are correct, I start from how I see it, of course; you make opinions sound like bad things. [b] I am not mistaken at all. Radagast said: "If you define homosexuality as having sex with others of the same gender, then you can change people...That will not change their orientation...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    The opposition of homosexuality is not limited to religion. There is potentially ones ethics at stake also. If the ones that claim they have had excellent success with converting homosexuals to heterosexual are not bias to the point of distortion, then the studies, even if done by religious...
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    Homosexual Marriage

    Is society more apt to accept a physical condition explanation of homosexuality or a biological explanation?
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