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by darthdavid
Wed May 16, 2012 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 40921

Re: 1056: Felidae

So I didn't know this until a few weeks ago when my 2nd grader did a report on snow leopards...but they are much smaller than other leopards, and only weigh 35-55 pounds. I'm thinking that might screw up the graph a bit. Because it's pretty unlikely a snow leopard could beat a cougar in a fight. Ev...
by darthdavid
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 27625

Re: 0812: Glass

Ultimately, you should be analyzing any statements made by anyone (regardless of their level of education) on those statement's own merits if you're going to be make an important decision based on said statements. Having a reputable degree from a reputable university does show that someone has put i...
by darthdavid
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 34930

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

scotty2haughty wrote:Just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean He doesn't believe in you.
God exists, unless you can prove to me otherwise.

I'M GOD AND I DON'T EXIST.
Now, you prove me wrong. Extra points for doing it without becoming a blasphemer by going against the word of God (ie me). :P
by darthdavid
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 34930

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

The Creation account is written as a poem--more evidence that it's meant as a figurative interpretation rather than a scientific document. Anyway, the Bible isn't a scientific document; it focuses almost exclusively on the history of the Jewish people and then the early church, and on theology and ...
by darthdavid
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 34930

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

Really though what's the point? The bible is a just a bunch of bronze age folktales, translated from translations of translations and full of numerous changes to support the political and personal goals of a myriad of authors, editors and translators. Even if it was actually originally the word of g...
by darthdavid
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 34930

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

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. Or an in depth study of theology by Hawking? I've never understood why theological comments by physicists are given more credence than sc...
by darthdavid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 27791

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

It seems to be a reference to Russian female snipers in WWII in general. But we didn't fight the USSR in WW2. We fought with them. I'm finnish, you insensitive clod. We fought against the soviets (which had the side effect of making us allied with the nazis). Now, I don't know what is this thing ab...

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