Area54

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  1. Do you routinely stop participating in threads when you've been handed your ass? When may I expect a proper response to my repeated queries in the thread on planetary energy? Too frightened to continue discussion?

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      What do you want him to do, capitulate and preen your ego? :P 

    2. hypervalent_iodine

      hypervalent_iodine

      Area54, I hardly think this is appropriate. Please use your better judgement when engaging with members here, and refrain from acting so hostile.

  2. Yes, humans are inherently racist. However, some of us are fed up with that oudated, antiquated, destructive instinct-derived mindset and have deciced to say, loudly and clearly, fuck racism, fuck racists, fuck idiots who make a positive argument for racism. (If required, I can provide a lengthier and more eloquent justification for that position.)
  3. This is true, but has already been pointed out by others, in-law tensions can occur because of other diferences: religion, income, educational background, work ethic, etc. If you want to experience true in-law tension go to Glasgow and find a Rangers supporter who has married a Celtic supporter. Do you wish to claim that the Scots and Irish are racially distinct? Such a claim would be inline with your other errors. I am not even certain this is true, but is the possibility of requiring a bone marrow transport really high on the list of critical concerns when deciding on your life partner? On the other side, as pointed out already, there will be distinct advantages of a mixed race marriage related to hybrid vigour. Breaking News: raising children is a complex process filled with challenges. These challenges can be viewed as limitations and threats, or as enriching opportunities. Then again, their exposure to diversity may well have broadened their minds, deepened their experience and made them more interesting and attractive. Tell me, do you actually know anyone from a different ethinic group or culture, or are all your contacts from Central Casting's Hicksville?
  4. What about them? The second denotes intent. Course may include intent, but need not. Heading might, in some contexts, contain a whiff of intent, but it would generally be absent. They are contrasting words, rather than different ways of saying the same thing.
  5. That is an enormous difference in my lexicon. A boulder dislodged from a mountainside by an earthquake has a heading, but it has no purpose.
  6. can you give a full list a plant-like animals?

    Comparison of genomes reveals the relative closeness of animals and fungi. Further information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opisthokont#cite_note-pmid8469985-12 For one thing, plant have chloroplasts, fungi do not.
  7. can you give a full list a plant-like animals?

    Fungi are not plants, though many people think of them as such. They are more closely related to animals than to plants. In an indirect way that matches your question.
  8. Those on this forum who have chosen to give you advice have decades of personal experience that says otherwise. If you can write an analytical essay you can better analyse real life problems; make well informed decisions; manage your time effectively; organise events; plan projects. The list is a long one. That is a defeatist attitude. Just because you cannot do something today does not mean you cannot do something tomorrow. Very few people are naturally talented at writing, yet many are skilled at it. That skill was developed through commitment and practice. Thank you for your thanks. The most sincere way of expressing your thanks would be to make a determined effort to improve your writing skills. That would be a genuine reward for all who have contributed their suggestions.
  9. The major benefits would appear to be the same as attach to any relationship. If I were a concert pianist and married a Brazilian cellist I would have much more in common with her than if I married a punk rocker with a drug habit who was raied in the same town as me. Same for the major cons. People are different and the significance of some of the differences may not emerge until some considerable distance into the relationship. @mad_scientist What are your views on the matter? (Another member has made the suggestion you are unlikely to reply. I would not advise that approach.)
  10. Oh, I know precisely why they exist: humans are often a disreputable, weak bunch of assholes. I certainly don't intend to encourage weakness and immorality by remaining silent. Now I have not looked at in detail at any of these sites, so it may be that some of them offer services that are commendable. My distaste is directed against those which prey upon the lazy, or upon those who lack confidence in their own abilities. You almost appear to be saying: well that's the way the world is; I can't fight it, so why should I be placed at a disadvantage by not also making use of it. I hope that's not what your thinking. I'd be interested to know either way.
  11. The behaviour would be inappropriate if the partner felt uncomfortable about the comments. If they felt very uncomfortable then the behaviour would arguably be immoral and certainly crude and uncaring. However, as String junky and Prometheus have pointed out, most (many) people are not concerned by it. One could use this argument. If one is in a positive and rewarding relationship, this relationship has arisen because of our ability to find individuals attractive. That ability is an innate and instinctive part of our make up and as such is an integral part of our character. To deny that ability now would be dishonest and undermine the foundation of the relationship. People are diverse. Don't sweat it.
  12. Photons

    That would have been more informative.
  13. Why do humans have the whites the eyes?

    Or to tell us when it's time to shoot.
  14. Physics of Drifting

    And here was I hoping this was a discussion of plate tectonics!
  15. It might help others if you were to state which grade you are in (also which country!). In addition what resources do you have available to you? For example, did a rich alumni gift the chemistry department a high specification Mass Spectrometer-Gas Chromatograph? Do you need to conduct an actual experiment, or could you submit very detailed plans, with abundant, relevant references for a an experimental program to assess the extent and character of soil pollution?