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zapatos last won the day on November 22 2021

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  • Birthday October 11

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  1. What do you mean when you say "at the beginning". At the beginning of the Big Bang? At the beginning of the formation of the solar system? Just trying to understand your position here.
  2. We're not always that strict here. Read any random thread and there are usually off-topic comments or conversations going on. Kind of depends on who is monitoring, and when it comes to other members complaining about off-topic conversations keep in mind that "off-topic" is in the eye of the beholder. "Off-topic" rules are most stringently enforced when they are blatant, or people are doing so along with other violations, such as preaching or pushing pet theories in science threads. Also, the person who starts the thread is allowed to define what is and is not off-topic. Always listen to the moderators as their judgement actually counts, and as you said, lurk a bit till you understand the culture. You'll get the hang of our idiosyncrasies.
  3. Or a more boring explanation might be the chorus-line hypothesis. https://earthsky.org/earth/how-do-flocking-birds-move-in-unison/
  4. Usually asking people to support their assertions or define their terms doesn't meet with such hostility. I'll leave you alone now. Sorry if i offended you. Agreed. I was just wondering about how wide spread it was. It seemed to me that mind control was way out there on the fringe and not generally common in the non-vaxxed population.
  5. I think I want you to answer the question rather than asking questions in return. Just say you don't want to answer the questions I ask. We don't need to have a discussion. All true, but it didn't really answer my question about these people believing in mind-control and conspiracies.
  6. How do you know that? How are you using the term 'anti-vaxxer'? Does that refer to people who are against all vaccines or those who are only against the COVID vaccine?
  7. So you ARE saying he is an anti-vaxxer? How do you know all of those people are anti-vaxxer and believe the government is involved in mind control or conspiracy? Most of the articles I see describe them as NOT anti-vax, just not interested in this vaccine, and more akin to people who don't want to be told what to do.
  8. Sorry, since the thread was about him I thought you were referring to him. Who exactly were the anti-vaxxers you were referring to who pretend "that vaccinations are some sort of new form of non tested or researched, insidious government attempt at mind control or conspiracy."?
  9. How did you come by that diagnosis?
  10. I don't think the comparison was humans to other living organisms, but humans to other components of the universe. If we know smallest and largest, we know where we fall. Don't we?
  11. Interesting. Did you get your starter 'handful' from your aquarium?
  12. I've always thought the universe behaved like a myopic halibut. Either way I'm not sure what the analogy buys us.
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