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    Dorothy should just click her heels (wearing the...

    Dorothy should just click her heels (wearing the evil witch's shoes) and be back to Kansas..
    I feel Frost refused to commit himself.. perhaps the play on ambiguity as to what ultimately happened...
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    dewey decimal classification or the newer library...

    dewey decimal classification or the newer library of congress classification ;-)
    unlikely you could get a satisfying taxonomic division with good internal and external consistency .. so the...
  3. In the movie Shrek, Cinderella was described as...

    In the movie Shrek, Cinderella was described as sushi-loving by the Magic Mirror on the Wall to Lord Farquard. Could anyone please explain the sushi connection?
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    Excuse me for being morbid (kids below 18 please...

    Excuse me for being morbid (kids below 18 please stop reading!)... but physically how did the monster eat the man? After seizing him, the easily imagined act was to bite off the head (because the...
  5. If you go through chapter 3, Lambert was reported...

    If you go through chapter 3, Lambert was reported to conclude that the jokes were all "bosh". And Auberon himself wore patent leather boots. Tangential, circumlocutory writing- there is a method to...
  6. Such studies are a dime a dozen.. and cannot...

    Such studies are a dime a dozen.. and cannot prove causality. There are too many confounding factors.
  7. Mal4mac, i am not sure, but i do reckon maybe,...

    Mal4mac, i am not sure, but i do reckon maybe, just maybe, you need to tweak a bit your hypothesis re: age threshold of cultured, intelligent debate.
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    Was, once upon a time, cacian.

    Was, once upon a time, cacian.
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    Oxford textbook of medicine, 6016 pages in its...

    Oxford textbook of medicine, 6016 pages in its current edition.. although i must confess i do skip large swathes of it, and cherry pick the important parts and refer to it as the need arises ;-)
  10. JHG, dentists and lawyers and engineers do also...

    JHG, dentists and lawyers and engineers do also enjoy relatively seamless transitions from university to workplace.
  11. Reading for pleasure is easy to claim, as no...

    Reading for pleasure is easy to claim, as no proof is needed beyond what you subjectively felt. Reading for enrichment...how do you objectively prove you really understood what you have read? You...
  12. Thread: A Picky Reader

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    Question directed to whosis. Sorry for the...

    Question directed to whosis. Sorry for the confusion
  13. Thread: A Picky Reader

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    Great expectations is my favourite charles...

    Great expectations is my favourite charles dickens book ever since i was a teenager. I somewhat admired biddy when i was Hwo Thumb's age, well, heck, i had a crush on her. Growing older, i liked...
  14. Of side interest are the various conjectures...

    Of side interest are the various conjectures regarding phylogeny/ontogeny of education, music, poetry etc, although different terms with the same parellel meanings are used.
  15. Aristotle did propose a taxonomy classification ...

    Aristotle did propose a taxonomy classification .. and i suspect 2000 years in the future, our taxonomy system may also be different...(tongue in cheek, of course) once alien 'dna' or silicon based...
  16. I could not resist pulling your leg..but are you...

    I could not resist pulling your leg..but are you aware that a clone is a dna duplicate?
    And usa had approved the selling of meat of cloned animals without special labelling? (our european friends...
  17. Knew you were joking..you put a smiley there......

    Knew you were joking..you put a smiley there...
    Just a small correction to your understanding of DNA as you do not appreciate errors ;-)
  18. DNA strands are quite simple.. two strands...

    DNA strands are quite simple.. two strands coiling around each other to form a double helix. It is the combinations of many many nucleotides (each with a choice of the only 4 available nucleobase)...
  19. Thread: A Picky Reader

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    I believe sometimes the right book will find you...

    I believe sometimes the right book will find you (figuratively speaking). I went through a phase reading everything i could get hold of in a rural secondary school library. Then got caught up with...
  20. That is a guess too far, frostball. My other...

    That is a guess too far, frostball. My other interpretation is based on the bible... the book of daniel... as this is a lit. forum..morpheus named after the god of dream, is the dream of...
  21. Each human pod is equipped with a headjack that...

    Each human pod is equipped with a headjack that connects to the matrix to form the neural network of the matrix. If you watch the scene with the pods carefully, the umbilical cords primary purpose...
  22. Thread: Science Fiction

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    I started with foundation's edge..complicated and...

    I started with foundation's edge..complicated and gaia was a disappointment (technological supremacy and mental supremacy defeated by hippy sai baba) , but i suppose he was trying to insert the...
  23. Touche, mal4mac.

    Touche, mal4mac.
  24. Life is too short... just enjoy the story and...

    Life is too short... just enjoy the story and stop poking holes in the plotline. Gee..i sounds like an old geezer
  25. They could eat fungi (no photosynthesis needed)...

    They could eat fungi (no photosynthesis needed) which may survive on waste heat and soil and human excrements....Good machines/robots realising that the 3-4 laws protecting humanity will eventually...
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