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by Spleen
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 28092

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

How about 'The angry raisins'?

Spoiler:
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck book, film directed by John Ford, (CD album by Camel).
by Spleen
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering
Replies: 215
Views: 47798

Re: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering

@jseah: I am lazy, so you google that yourself, I give a hint for you to get started though, some of those protesters were found in the UK (heard on BBC world) and Sweden (SVT). @qetzal: Oh you're way ahead of me then, I am in a related field, but close enough that the we've debated this matter a fe...
by Spleen
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: anyone from monty python?
Replies: 27
Views: 8130

Re: anyone from monty python?

eSOANEM wrote:Edit: or in Scots. But the moose whose plural is meese would be called a mouse in England.


Aha that explain this https://youtu.be/ixrQcGQ6o-w about the mouse men then!
by Spleen
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A science toolkit for beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 12255

Re: A science toolkit for beginners

Even though I am well set for jumping on the biology suggestions here. I wont bite this time. :P The methodology varies wildly depending on the field and scope of research. (And when it come to actual science, I am one of those utterly mad scientists who claim that only "blue skies research&quo...
by Spleen
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1559: "Driving"
Replies: 142
Views: 22060

Re: 1559: "Driving"

What amazes me is that he actually managed to find a rock that wasn't utterly too stoned out for the breathalyzer?
by Spleen
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29497

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

I get the idea that the thing pharmaceutical companies generally supply is not discovering a new mechanism of action, nor checking whether it could work in other mammals, not even checking whether it works in humans, but the expensive trials necessary for the registration of a drug in the US, the E...
by Spleen
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering
Replies: 215
Views: 47798

Re: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering

@quetzal: I am sorry, but I do hope you go the gist even though you got a bit of hyperbole there. And from your question I guess you're not located in the EU or USA so I will give some examples. :) So even though a bit exaggerated to make my point, it is still quite close to the actual situation we ...
by Spleen
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering
Replies: 215
Views: 47798

Re: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Nor am I shocked by that idea jseah. The only thing that would be considered shocking is that some boards of directors etc, do not even allow research in the genetic cause of a number of illnesses because there then would be a potential risk we might make a study coming up with a GM cure later on. W...
by Spleen
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 70142

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

@Autolykos I actually do live in a such a country, and our education actually used to address those questions and be part of the college education plan. Sadly PC ideas have since forced that part of the curriculum to be removed since critical thinking were considered to belittle some religious faith...
by Spleen
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29497

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

Oh yes government managed organisations most often do run into the problem of inefficiency. Even so, they are needed, a recent example is the Ebola crisis, you cant hire a corporation to deal with such a situation. And would end up being more expensive. (If you don't believe me have read up on the s...
by Spleen
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1558: "Vet"
Replies: 18
Views: 5208

Re: 1558: "Vet"

I will lie sleepless tonight wondering about that part Roomba and what the other part might be?
Though I guess the joke's a part in this somewhere. :wink:
by Spleen
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.
Replies: 41
Views: 11341

Re: What would a god have to do to convince you it's a god.

I am polytheistic, so I imagine a god to be one with limited, but good powers for a specific need. Sadly this religion which I am supposed to be a follower of, I am not especially devout or hardly at all actually ..... since it haven't kept itself updated to modern times. There's religions who have ...
by Spleen
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 18599

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

My first question to this list is if you have a confirmation that 'Google Earth' really are one of those theoretical 'Eyeball' planets? Then I realised that there's no planets named Yeast, Spork, Rimshot or Punchline yet. Neither a planet named 'Now you see me, now you don't'. So go forth Nasa, Span...

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