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  2. swansont

    'Stupid Woman'

    ! Moderator Note Where did "we" cover this before? You can PM me the link
  3. swansont

    Do races have the same brain genes?

    ! Moderator Note Sockpuppet of banned member. Thread closed.
  4. swansont

    Banned/Suspended Users

    Richard B Richardson has been banned as a sockpuppet of Impressive Science Word
  5. Raider5678

    Do races have the same brain genes?

    Any variation between them is purely statistical. If you took half of the Caucasian population and compared it to the other half of the Caucasian population. Then the average makeup of the "brain genes" would be different between the two groups. Likewise, if you compared two different "races" like Asians and Caucasians. This is because of genetic differences between basically every human on earth. Yes, it really can be true. No, it's really not that remarkable. This fact was established by simply studying the brains of a multitude of different people and finding no significant difference between them other than individual ones(I.E. some are larger, some are denser, etc)
  6. Yes it does. Can find here: Handbook of Industrial Crystallization https://books.google.de/books?id=gJ7KNvbMtREC&pg=PA116&dq=solubility+NaCl+KCl&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje-Lquu4bgAhUKDuwKHfe3DlQQ6AEILDAA#v=onepage&q=solubility NaCl KCl&f=false
  7. J.C.MacSwell

    'Stupid Woman'

    We've covered this before. If someone makes an insinuation against someone, whether it is on topic or not, we all have a right to reply to it. You certainly do. Stop being hypocritical.
  8. iNow

    Do races have the same brain genes?

    What are races?
  9. iNow

    'Stupid Woman'

    Stop derailing the thread If someone has misunderstood you, focus on clarifying your position. Don't focus on calling them a liar or a leftist engaged in tactics or any of the other things that seem to be cropping up repeatedly. "I think you may have misunderstood my position. Let me say it another way to help bring us back together on this..." Or, "I'm not sure why'd you are interpreting my comments that way. I want to clarity that what I am trying to say is actually X,Y,Z..." Back on topic now, please... again...
  10. J.C.MacSwell

    'Stupid Woman'

    I don't think it is unfair for anyone to question my motive. I think it is unfair to ignore any clarification I make and not accept it. When Ten oz starts off a statement with "You are trying to imply..." and continues "and therefore..." should I report it? Or should I clarify my position and ask if he can accept it? What would you do?
  11. Prometheus

    Do races have the same brain genes?

    What are the 'brain genes'?
  12. Richard R Richardson

    Do races have the same brain genes?

    I believe there is variation in brain genetics within races. Is it true that there is no variation between them? This actually seems like a statistical impossibility, and is contrary to any between group genetic findings in other species. Can it really be true? If so it would be utterly remarkable. How was this fact established?
  13. iNow

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    It’s a good point. Holder as lightening rod protecting the surrounding environment, and in parallel an anchor to help recenter the Overton window.
  14. iNow

    'Stupid Woman'

    Recommendation: JCMacSwell you should report a post if you think there are ad homs being leveled and everyone should stop talking about it here within thread and derailing everything. Focus on the topic... not on each other. This is not hard. It’s only hard if you force it to be. Don’t go out of your way trying to find things offensive. Don’t go out of your way trying to offend. Let it go and move forward. Treating and viewing people as individuals instead of as members of a gender seems like a good plan. It has the peripheral benefit of all of us agreeing about it.
  15. Ten oz

    'Stupid Woman'

    Where in any of my posts since we found agreement did I attack your character or motive? Do you no longer agree that individuals should be treated individually?
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  17. J.C.MacSwell

    'Stupid Woman'

    argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument,
  18. Ten oz

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    I don't think Holder would win the nomination. I do think the way Holder deals with the whataboutism and crying wolf from the right would help every other candidate fortify their own campaigns.So I see benefit in it. I also think that Holder running will help dispel the idea that there's difference in policy goal between the black community Holder, Obama, or Democrats at large regarding criminal justice. The Right will help Holder deliver that message by labeling him anti-police. The Black community isn't anti-police. Democrats are not anti-police.
  19. Ten oz

    'Stupid Woman'

    An ad hominem is when one directs arguments towards a person rather than a position. Stating we found agreement on something doesn't direct an argument against you in any way shape or form. If you feel it did please explain how so and I will try to clarify. Do you no longer agree that individuals should be treated individually? A person can mention anything they want. They just don't get to play the victim if it gets them in trouble.
  20. iNow

    'Stupid Woman'

    It’s sort of a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. I’m unsure ANY approach would change this. Many people are just unreachable, but with steady patient persistence even the largest of buckets eventually overflows with the addition of enough individual drops.
  21. Ten oz

    'Stupid Woman'

    In my experience the internet is far more racist, sexist, and all around combative than the real world. I see arguments launched, even here in this thread, that I do not believe people would launch in person. Outside of the anonymity of the internet I can't think of a better reason for this. You concede that in real life most would just apologise and move on. Yet here we are 23 pages in with people arguing otherwise to varying degrees. I am in the U.S. and am not well versed on all of May's political positions. From what I am familiar with I don't like her. Had Corbyn just called her Stupid I would have no opinion on the matter. No offense every has to be taken by anyone and nothing every has to be made public. People do get offended and things do become public. That is just a reality of life. If it never rained I wouldn't need to owe an umbrella but it does rain so I do. Corbyn is not obligated to do anything. He can call her a "stupid woman" again if he chooses. I am not implying otherwise. The arguments here are going back and forth about whether or not people should be offended. Considering people are offended Corbyn should expect more people to be offend if he were to do it again. Whether or not people should be or should not be offended is irrelevant to me. According to a Sky News poll in the UK 56% of people feel the comment was NOT sexist and 70% of people think an apologise is in order, Link,
  22. iNow

    'Stupid Woman'

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  23. DrP

    'Stupid Woman'

    ... and to never mention what sex they are on pain of being lynched by the press? What process do you think led millions of xenophobes and racists and sexists to hide their feelings and never discuss them openly in public until the ballot day? I am not dissuading discussion about it - I am dissuading witch hunts over the most minor of issues that cloud and hide the real issues that need discussing. As soon as you start getting all school teacher like towards these people they close up and deny anything they've said they believe, pass it off as nothing and keep their hideous beliefs inside... which then comes out at the ballot box. Which we have seen here on both sides of the Atlantic over the past couple of years. I have held ignorant and horrible views and beliefs in the past. It wasn't a bollocking from a school teacher that changed them. I am sure we share the same dream of a world without war, discrimination and prejudice, no starvation, rape etc.. a world where logic and reason and love for fellow living beings is the driving force behind politics rather than a greedy grab for more money for those that are already the richest... I don't think we will see it in either of our lifetimes. Keep up the good work friend - you are a soldier in my eyes.
  24. iNow

    'Stupid Woman'

    Wtf?
  25. iNow

    U.S. Democratic Primary

    Your mention of Holder interests me. I hadn’t seriously considered him running, but do see him as strong and capable. The fast and furious scandal will surely come up (it’d be like Benghazi hearings all over again), and (whether justified or not) so will the criticisms of him from the black community for not doing more to increase fairness in the criminal justice system as the first African American AG.
  26. J.C.MacSwell

    'Stupid Woman'

    OK. You persist with ad hominem arguments. That's fine. I will do the same.
  27. Ten oz

    'Stupid Woman'

    We agreed that despite averages it is best to treat individuals individually. I accept that agreement without needing to understand or comment on the rest.
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