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  1. Because you'd be later if you confused a 9 with a 6 than you'd be if you confused a XI with an IX.
  2. What are the differences? Don't you think human emotion has something to do with increased intelligence? It's often argued that instincts would only hamper a really smart person.
  3. It doesn't seem likely that getting the outside of a potato wet would start a process, since they surely get wet in the ground. My mother-in-law swore by a light vinegar wash for potatoes (she was Czech/German), but I never saw much difference. The washed/unwashed process is the same in the US, now that I think about it. Reds and golds are washed, but Russets and other baker types have a bit of dirt on them.
  4. There are some glycoalkaloids in potatoes that become concentrated as they age. I always thought the green bits weren't ripe yet, but apparently that's chlorophyll being concentrated with age and light, like the toxins. I wonder if this is responsible for altered texture and taste. I used to store potatoes and onions together, until someone told me it makes the potato sprouting worse. I can't remember why, but I throw away fewer potatoes now.
  5. ! Moderator Note Moved from Homework Help to Computer Help. ! Moderator Note New members joining to post a commercial link in this thread will be banned as spammers.
  6. At least they'd know right before they hit, when the tension goes out of the leash.
  7. I think this is the key, to de-value the undeserved extra clout having lots of money has, beyond the money itself. Some things should be unavailable for purchase.
  8. Welcome to evolution! Selection pressures are often complicated across many species, and finding a mate is often hard. I don't trust absolute points of view. Life doesn't happen like this. Every girl? Nothing to do? It can seem this way when you can't read minds. Whoa, that's a fallacious argument if I've ever seen one. How could you possibly know this about anyone's genes? You really need to stop thinking in absolutes when it comes to living organisms, ESPECIALLY higher order ones. And when you're thinking about humans, this kind of limited, almost binary thinking will always
  9. I think this could work, IF we make sure the private, public, and state ownership/management processes were each insulated from each other as much as possible. Public/state funded programs don't work as intended if there's a lot of private influence, the same way private enterprise is stifled by excessive public/state intervention. What about people who are really good at making money? It seems like they shouldn't be left out if "find your niche" is the goal.
  10. It's easy to be mistaken when comparing approaches to space capabilities. The US heavily encourages private enterprise in general, whereas China favors state involvement at every level. You should read Lost Without Translation: Identifying Gaps in U.S. Perceptions of the Chinese Commercial Space Sector. It's by the same folks at Secure World Foundation that produced the interesting video you linked to. They also publish a fantastic resource called Handbook for New Actors in Space, which is a must-read for anyone in political leadership today. Private launches are under the aegis of the
  11. Since there are MOUNTAINS of it available from trusted online resources, can I assume you're looking in unusual places? Perhaps you should expand your search beyond cereal boxes, pamphlets, and billboards? Or perhaps narrow down your request, since neurobiology covers a great deal of information? There is a certain irony in claiming you don't understand why the brain isn't considered more important.
  12. I think arguments from incredulity are misplaced when trying to meaningfully talk about ANYTHING that involves so many humans.
  13. ! Moderator Note So stop it, it's off-topic. Tell us about the evidence you have for the disk HERE, in this thread. Write down the bits you think support your hypothesis (you DON'T have a theory). It's up to YOU to support your idea. It's unreasonable to assume that your idea is correct just because nobody else is offering a different idea. "We don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer in science, MUCH better than guessing. Btw, the red and green notes are from moderators enforcing the rules. When we do this, we usually don't participate in the thread. So pl
  14. ! Moderator Note Except you seem to require it to make your arguments, which means they can't be good arguments. And if you keep whinging about the rules, which is off-topic, the thread will be closed. It's really up to you to follow the rules.
  15. ! Moderator Note That's a speculation you were unable to support, from a thread that was closed. You can't use it as evidence in a mainstream section.
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