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by JohnofArc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 20003

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

Actually, the bottom tick mark being at (6,1) implies that he prefers buttered toast rather than regular toast, prove me wrong. Easy. That's qualitative data, not a quantity that declines/increases with respect to some other variable. Now, if you'd said the bottom tick being at (6,1) implies that h...
by JohnofArc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 20003

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

Relationship status is a unitless quantity. It can be expressed as: Value of being in a relationship with you -------------------------------------- Value of the average expected relationship The bottom tick-mark is, of course, at 1.0, meaning that he's finally hit the point of indifference. The ho...
by JohnofArc
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 35233

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

-sigh- Please...don't make me force my mega-rant in my way of trying to get you guys to stop. Because the next person is going to say that there is proof that God doesn't exist and the next person is going to say that said proof is unusable for some reason and it's going to start all over again. Ju...
by JohnofArc
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 35233

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

And you don't have to be, because it obviously doesn't make sense. You don't need to be an expert on astrology, flat earth theory etc to disbelieve it. The burden of proof is on the one with the crazy idea, everyone else has better things to spend their time on. Disbelieving =/= disproving, if you ...
by JohnofArc
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 35233

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

What makes you think I haven't studied enough about religion? This is an arrogant assumption. The only reason I don't believe is that I don't understand? Explain it then. What is a god? How does a god create a universe? Why does a universe need to be created but a god doesn't? And, given that your ...
by JohnofArc
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 35233

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

Might have something to do with the fact that you can credibly prove theologians wrong with science and not the other way round - unless, of course, "because god made it so" counts as a credible argument Because most religions attempt to explain reality, do a much worse job at it than sci...
by JohnofArc
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 35233

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

NotAllThere wrote:When I read in the Times that Hawkings says God doesn't exist, I was expecting to see on the inside pages an article by the Pope on M-Theory and Quantum Gravity.

Smartest thing said thus far in the thread
by JohnofArc
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 34223

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

jakerman999 wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
jakerman999 wrote:
Click is slang for kilometers per hour.

That must be a Canadian thing. I can't find it online, anyway.



I think it's limited to southern Ontario actually.

We use it in Alberta all the time, actually. I always thought that was a canada-wide thing :?
by JohnofArc
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 22863

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

It's like none of you have ever seen goosebumps
by JohnofArc
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 66065

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

@canine and eternal density The guard is saying "oh god" because now he has to stare at a bunch of hardons. A five year old could figure this out, get some sleep. Funny? Yes. Immature? Also yes. Does anyone care that it's immature? Not at all. The only people that get bothered by immaturit...
by JohnofArc
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 75067

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Oh, weird. I've never actually run into anyone seriously arguing soft sciences up where I live. It does tend to be the butt of a sarcastic joke on a regular basis, though. Like for example close friends would say nearly the exact same thing as the guy in the comic, but the reaction usually tends to ...
by JohnofArc
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 75067

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

^ Oh, but it is a funny comic. You can't blame Randall because the (incredibly obvious) joke flew over people's heads on account of them being just as, if not more, sleep deprived than he is.
Really, it's alright to read the comic in the morning after you get some sleep. Please try it sometime.
by JohnofArc
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 75067

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Really. Really, guys? Are some of you really thinking that the snarky little alt-text comment that was probably shoved in there for a lack of a suitably snarkier alt-text comment is the point of the comic? Son(s)(and Daughter(s)), I am disappoint. It's a satire. It's about how incredibly ana...

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