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  1. disertation

    So do you only receive an honours degree if you do that extra year? I think here honours is the standard degree.
  2. disertation

    I don't know what that is and I wonder if it's American-specific, we don't have them in the UK as far as I'm aware. What I mean is, for my degree content I had to choose 8 subjects, and although most of those were taught subjects, one of the options was a 10,000 word dissertation, on a subject of my choosing (which then meant one less exam). I think they called it a library dissertation, i.e. you weren't expected to carry out research (that was a separate option). EDIT in fact it was indeed called a library dissertation - scroll down to the bottom of the table here:- https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing/psychology-experimental?wssl=1
  3. disertation

    Don't forget that you can also have dissertations at undergraduate level too, I did one as part of my BA.
  4. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    I agree that there's unlikely to be a "reasonable" reason, but that's not the question. A "reason" doesn't have to be "reasonable", it just has to be the "why".
  5. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    Well, the point of the OP was that he was "demanding" the shooter's reasons. Apart from DrP's suggestion that it was an attempt to save future lives by forcing the debate on gun control forward, what are the other possibilities?
  6. Global Warming is Opinion

    Regardless of the conclusion, one picture doesn't show anything except a one-off occurrence. Look at what happened in the UK over the winter of 1962/63 where the sea froze for a mile out from the shore:- Minnis Bay on the south coast of England in 1963 - https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiag72Wg9fWAhXGIMAKHWl_CTMQjBwIBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birchingtonheritage.org.uk%2FMinnis%20from%201940%2Fice63.jpg&psig=AOvVaw3HFvMpmIBxhTK33t-JlmOR&ust=1507208453530588 Minnis Bay today - https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiqsfSng9fWAhUBAcAKHVGwDKIQjBwIBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebeachguide.co.uk%2Fpublic%2Fgeophotos%2F1471487.jpg&psig=AOvVaw2hpiHbfe_oxhPgbkmqpOyj&ust=1507208476399119
  7. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    Hey, if it can occur to us both in the space of 24 hours, I'm sure a fool with plenty of time on their hands could come up with it by themselves.
  8. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    That possibility had occurred to me as well.
  9. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    At the risk of prolonging the off-topic discussion... the figures I've found this morning indicate that around 63,000 children a year are victims of sexual abuse in the US (https://www.rainn.org/statistics/children-and-teens). Even if you assume that not all of those constitute rape, it's in the right ballpark to be comparable with the UK.
  10. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    Where are you getting this 6000 figure from? The only place I can see that number in the Birmingham Mail article you linked to is in relation to the number of children who disappeared from care homes, including one who had run away 96 times (so clearly not even 6000 children, let alone 6000 victims of sex rings). Incidentally, and I'm aware this is only anecdotal, but I work in Birmingham and I can safely say that my colleagues do not live in fear of their children being victims of sex rings - in fact in 11 years working in the city I haven't once heard someone raise this as a concern for their children.
  11. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    The fact that there have been crimes committed in two cities in the UK hardly indicates the country being on the verge of the breakdown of civil society. As DrP says, every country has evil things happen. If anything, I'd argue that the fact that over 12,000 people a year are being killed in the US as a result of firearms is more an indication of societal breakdown. scherado, have you actually been to the UK? It's really not as scary a place as the US media is apparently making it sound.
  12. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    So, given that this started with your suggestion that the UK was on the verge of the breakdown of civil society, do you have any evidence of supposed "no go zones" in the UK? Cos, you know, those of us who actually live here are telling you that that's not a problem we have here.
  13. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    It's quite terrifying when you look at the numbers. US has, broadly speaking, five times the population of the UK. In 2013, there were 33,636 firearms related deaths in the US, and 144 in the UK. Taking out the suicides (not that I'm sure that disregarding those is necessarily the right thing to do but for present purposes it seemed to make sense), that leaves 12,302 in the US and 38 in the UK. (Figures taken from http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region).
  14. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    Although it does make me wonder whether those very people are sitting on the other side of the pond wondering how we all have such a twisted picture of the gun problem when the large majority of gun owners in the US aren't mass murderers... all a matter of perspective and from their perspective it isn't a problem.
  15. Mass shooting Las Vegas, Oct. 2. 2017

    Ah, hang on guys, I've just noticed the double negative in his post - he's saying that there are no "no-go zones" in the US. In which case, it looks like his argument is "if there were places in the US where the police won't go, like you have in the UK, then I'd bloody well want a gun". Which would make more sense if only he wasn't sadly misinformed about the state of things in the UK.