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by Palarran
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Should mankind survive?
Replies: 38
Views: 7449

Re: Should mankind survive?

Remember that the temperature of a gas is a statistical measure of a lot of molecules; you can't point to a single molecule and say "that molecule has a temperature of 273 K". Within a gas, even one considered to have a uniform temperature, individual molecules vary considerably in energy over time....
by Palarran
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Republicans tax plan
Replies: 54
Views: 10371

Re: Republicans tax plan

I don't think Tudamorf actually disagrees with licensing.
I think he is trying to get Fyyr to concede that the list of things where government involvement is beneficial is larger than previously claimed.
by Palarran
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Reagan Mania
Replies: 21
Views: 5013

Re: Reagan Mania

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States#Scholar_survey_results Nixon's reputation has improved considerably with time, from near the bottom to middle of the pack. Ford's has remained relatively unchanged. Carter's ranking has varied too m...
by Palarran
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Sexual Selection Reversal: The Rise of Male Choosiness
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: Sexual Selection Reversal: The Rise of Male Choosiness

Link didn't work, try this one instead? (The slash at the end seems to make all the difference.)
http://evolvify.com/sexual-selection-ri ... hoosiness/
by Palarran
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Bill O'Reilly: Science Guy
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Bill O'Reilly: Science Guy

That was painful. I couldn't watch the whole thing.
by Palarran
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: Only Virtuous People Can Vote
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Only Virtuous People Can Vote

I thought one of the ideas behind Christianity is that none of us are "virtuous"? It seems nobody will be voting!
by Palarran
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: What do anarchists want?
Replies: 18
Views: 4947

Re: What do anarchists want?

I'd place the bulk of the blame for that on URL Pharma, not the government. The government certainly didn't compel the company to raise prices that much, or to sue to prevent the sale of other versions.
by Palarran
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: God, I would HATE to have his parents...
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: God, I would HATE to have his parents...

Ooh, agreed on the violinists!
by Palarran
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: God, I would HATE to have his parents...
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: God, I would HATE to have his parents...

Heh, no, I'm not gay. I just happen to know a couple attractive women who are drummers. (Amateur drummers, granted--not as talented as Meytal Cohen--but close enough that "cute girl who rocks" is not a novelty for me.) I have an unusual circle of friends, I guess? She has a great smile, but it seems...
by Palarran
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Completely Off-Topic
Topic: God, I would HATE to have his parents...
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: God, I would HATE to have his parents...

And I prefer listening to the original drummers over anyone playing a cover most of the time--especially when the original drummer is someone like Neil Peart or Keith Moon or Mike Portnoy. (I was going to say that I prefer _watching_ Meytal Cohen, but I find the way that she smiles at the camera to ...