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by FrancisDrake
Fri May 18, 2012 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51183

Re: No more porn

I believe, I stand by, and I enjoy the current approach all countries take on porn; I dislike, I stand against, and laugh at the arbitrary, frivolous, pathetic need to place a righteous importance on something so unimportant.
by FrancisDrake
Fri May 18, 2012 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What topics should be included in education?
Replies: 76
Views: 10937

Re: What topics should be included in education?

James Joyce.
by FrancisDrake
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anonymous
Replies: 21
Views: 10035

Re: Anonymous

I think the compiled works of Gabriella Coleman on Annoymous would be nice for this conversation.
http://gabriellacoleman.org/
http://canopycanopycanopy.com/
by FrancisDrake
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.
Replies: 93
Views: 97744

Re: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.

I think this article by Wired goes along nicely with this conversation.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/0 ... nter/all/1
by FrancisDrake
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 564140

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

It amazes me how consistently you all forget or disregard all of my arguments. We just can't see Iran actually attempting to kill all the Jews. Sure, some of their politicians have made such an outlandish claim. Politicians lie. Politicians lie often. Why might an Iranian politician, from a Persian...
by FrancisDrake
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Psychology question?
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Re: Psychology question?

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.
by FrancisDrake
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you think the world is doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: How do you think the world is doing?

and if the companies supplying the clothing focused their ads more on the specifications of their product and not on psychology Sir, there is no reason why the companies would do something that would decrease their sales and make them less money, especially if their competitors decided not to do so...
by FrancisDrake
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
Replies: 205
Views: 22395

Re: N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

I once watched the Vice Guide to North Korea; I came to the understanding that North Korea is Fake. Also, I remember that time the Nepalese eye doctor went into North Korea with a team of secret reporters. throughout the whole film, the people looked like they live in poor living conditions all the ...
by FrancisDrake
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you think the world is doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

How do you think the world is doing?

I decided to make a thread where people can say one thing they like about the world, one thing that is wrong with the world, and solutions to said problem. Also, anyone is free to create solutions to any of the problems mentioned. I like that their is always going to be something new to learn. Howev...
by FrancisDrake
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So... the entire United States is now a battleground
Replies: 142
Views: 18843

Re: So... the entire United States is now a battleground

The bill has quite a bit of interesting sections. One of the most interesting sections, was between page 318-322. I don't know for sure, but it looks like any commercial communications could be shut down on the grounds that it is disrupting America's GPS system. I also wonder, what is consider comme...
by FrancisDrake
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Psychology question?
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Re: Psychology question?

I think I found the answer. IQ is highly heritable so it's genes, however it is also Environment; children learn and score higher in school, if they are raised in a stable well educated environment. Also, they can test the theory if they study the performance of children who are adopted into a famil...
by FrancisDrake
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Psychology question?
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Psychology question?

Hello XKCD geniuses, I'm having a problem with this question and would enjoy all feedback to add to my own answers.

There is a high correlation between the IQ scores of parents and children. Is this due to genetics or environment? How could you tell?
by FrancisDrake
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A few questions about superiority
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: A few questions about superiority

Further, I think its a very male characteristic to compete and to figure out who you are better at, or inferior to in particular aspects in which one competes. However, the urge to be superior is in fact a sign of inferiority. For instance, why would a self-satisfied male or female care to be super...
by FrancisDrake
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A few questions about superiority
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

A few questions about superiority

Can one really be superior? I thought about it for awhile, and came to the conclusion that superiority is a false statement. The problem is, to be superior is to see how one stacks up to another. However, how can one really know themselves when they see it through others? For example, A is superior ...
by FrancisDrake
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 443 million subsidy for Siga Tech
Replies: 17
Views: 2153

Re: 443 million subsidy for Siga Tech

The small pox is what caught my attention.
by FrancisDrake
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 443 million subsidy for Siga Tech
Replies: 17
Views: 2153

443 million subsidy for Siga Tech

I recently read an article in the Los Angeles TImes. This article was about the Obama administration handing over 443 million dollars for a new type of small pox treatment. The contract is being handled by Siga Technology Inc which is run by Ronald O. Perelman who is one of the richest men in the wo...
by FrancisDrake
Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is art? Does it require an artist?
Replies: 284
Views: 27254

Re: What is art? Does it require an artist?

I thought art was everything the mind applies onto the cosmos around it but after reading this thread; I have learned nothing at all. I think to have an art is to create and since everything is created than everything is art. Therefore, I have a hunch that what is generalized as art isn't art, but r...
by FrancisDrake
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Karzai: Afghanistan would side with Pakistan Against US
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: Karzai: Afghanistan would side with Pakistan Against US

Clearly we want to be sending billions of dollars to these people. Are you sure you didn't mean "occupy their country"? Sweet, it is nice to know I'm not the only one who heard about the occupy the barter markets protest. But, their protest totally makes sense since the people have nothin...
by FrancisDrake
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is art? Does it require an artist?
Replies: 284
Views: 27254

Re: What is art? Does it require an artist?

No all it needs is an Elephant and some paint.
by FrancisDrake
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama sending troops to Africa
Replies: 28
Views: 3295

Re: Obama sending troops to Africa

I like oil too Obama, but you don't see me sending 100 pirates to secure Abyei. Oh wait, this thread hasn't touched down on that major point yet. I am sure if you have JSTOR you can find some information. But, the major conflict in the second Sudanesee Civil War was/is Oil. I could be off though; is...
by FrancisDrake
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 13181

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

What a perfect rainy day investment this question was.
by FrancisDrake
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Being an Internet Troll can get you jailed, it seems.
Replies: 32
Views: 4664

Re: Being an Internet Troll can get you jailed, it seems.

That is the problem, the family built this website so their daughter's image would be built by what people said about her, instead of holding who she was as they saw her. To build a website about their daughter where strange people can write about her is to let others build her identity, becuase the...
by FrancisDrake
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Being an Internet Troll can get you jailed, it seems.
Replies: 32
Views: 4664

Re: Being an Internet Troll can get you jailed, it seems.

Why does the family even care what the troll is even saying? The idea that the family would let this man become apart of their daughter's identity is worse than what the man is doing. Also the image they hold of their daughter is only being tarnish if they get offended by this man's words, becuase i...
by FrancisDrake
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 13181

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

I would pull out the bible in front of god and state: "If I am permitted anything I want in Heaven than I would like my soulmate back, and if you refuse, than this is a breach of contract and I want my life back.
by FrancisDrake
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 13181

Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?

Lets say a scenario of any kind of events that follow christian law for evil are commited by your soulmate and she/he is sent to punishment, would you fight against God to save her soul from hell?
by FrancisDrake
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physical force in schools makes a comeback
Replies: 67
Views: 10649

Re: Corporal punishment in schools makes a comeback

I don't believe using violence is a proper way to keep violent students in line. I Also wonder if the students are acting up in the UK becuase of the specialized education system that can caste students early on? I would like to test this with graduation rates of countries who are not specilized, li...
by FrancisDrake
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party wants Slavery, Genocide removed from history class
Replies: 111
Views: 12720

Re: Tea Party wants Slavery, Genocide removed from history c

The Tea Party is just showing off that they learned the teachings of Plato.
by FrancisDrake
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Diamond Planet Discovered
Replies: 45
Views: 6448

Re: Diamond Planet Discovered

Your Diamond Planet is no longer in the possesion of space for it has been safely looted by the crew of the Elizabeth Bonaventure. I have currently buried the Diamond Planet deep in Uranus and have left a map to its location at a old diner in Wiscosin. However the map is safely gaurded by the Deer K...
by FrancisDrake
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of Free Will
Replies: 728
Views: 155461

Re: Definition of Free Will

Not really, becuase you have to take into account that something else is always going to be created to throw off the current information known.
by FrancisDrake
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of Free Will
Replies: 728
Views: 155461

Re: Definition of Free Will

Yes I know the project was about studying the human brain, but I was keeping to the subject of the thread and the conception that the study disproves will.
by FrancisDrake
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of Free Will
Replies: 728
Views: 155461

Re: Definition of Free Will

The mind is already being driven to that decision by the will of the predesigned project. In addition, you are always going to push the button if that is the only option available. From the beginning of the project the patient knew and decided that he/she was going to push the button becuase the rul...
by FrancisDrake
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of Free Will
Replies: 728
Views: 155461

Re: Definition of Free Will

The end result can (in principle) be known if the "creation of creation" as you put it follows knowable rules. No it doesn't follow knowable rules becuase once something new is created the rules change. Also there is no end to an ever expanding universe that is constantly creating new mat...
by FrancisDrake
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of Free Will
Replies: 728
Views: 155461

Re: Definition of Free Will

It's clear that we don't have free will if free will is naively defined as something non-deterministic yet nonrandom. However, that definition of free will doesn't mean anything. We haven't solved the problem, we've just defined free will as something that cannot logically exist. What's clear is th...
by FrancisDrake
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of Free Will
Replies: 728
Views: 155461

Re: Definition of Free Will

Free will is the ability to manipulate space, time, and matter.
by FrancisDrake
Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does Santa Claus really not exist?
Replies: 90
Views: 17726

Re: Does Santa Claus really not exist?

Now, obviously, there is no rotund slave driver with a magical flying sleigh living in the arctic. But there is a deeper question: Is there any meaningful evidence against Santa Claus' existence that does not also disqualify your own? (For the sake of this discussion, assume that there is nothing s...

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