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  1. Thread: Hiatus

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    I can't imagine how, but if that's how you feel...

    I can't imagine how, but if that's how you feel we'll wait up for you. Come back soon. :)

    Incidentally, I might have to join you briefly on that hiatus*. I have a few loose ends to tie up at...
  2. Poll: Yes, I agree. I was implying that ADD is somewhat...

    Yes, I agree. I was implying that ADD is somewhat overdiagnosed, partly because the degree to which personal distress is a factor is slightly subjective.
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    Poll: You can certainly say all of those things, but...

    You can certainly say all of those things, but the first two (or three) are matters of opinion. The fourth is a matter of fact. The evidence is there. You can argue about interpretations if you...
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    Ok. Sorry I blew up.

    Ok. Sorry I blew up.
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    That depends extremely heavily on which...

    That depends extremely heavily on which denomination you happen to be asking.

    What makes you think I haven't?
  6. Poll: Yours sounds pretty close to mine (which I took...

    Yours sounds pretty close to mine (which I took from hazy memories of my intro-psych textbook). Like most things, though, it gets a bit muddy around the edges. Many of the people I've met who were...
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    Hi Sarah. My name is Alex. I am a vegetarian,...

    Hi Sarah. My name is Alex. I am a vegetarian, and this month, I am into non-fiction. I teach drum lessons for a living. I dig that you spell your first name correctly (with an 'h').
  8. Poll: Quick note: for a behavior to qualify as...

    Quick note: for a behavior to qualify as disordered, it must be deviant, maladaptive and causing personal distress. Ocasional depression is not deviant, and is therefore not a psychological...
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    Middlemarch, although my claim to have read it is...

    Middlemarch, although my claim to have read it is questionable.
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    Well, no, because if it could be demonstrated to...

    Well, no, because if it could be demonstrated to me that holding this sort of faith carries more benefits than drawbacks, I would recant.
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    I doubt that your would react any differently to...

    I doubt that your would react any differently to the statement "the Christian mindset is responsibile for everything bad that has ever happened".
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    And you don't see why I somebody might be...

    And you don't see why I somebody might be extremely angry about that suggestion? Particularly when you've completely failed to back it up with any kind of evidence in the past?
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    Poll: But the genetic code does not communicate...

    But the genetic code does not communicate anything any more than the mineral content of a rock communicates to geologists or a speck of ash left in a hotel carpet communicates to a detective.

    Only...
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    Every single one of the adjectives that I use...

    Every single one of the adjectives that I use applies specifically to the post the I was replying to, and I will defend that statement if necesary. Any implication that all Christians behave in that...
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    Poll: Absolute balderdash. There is no evidence...

    Absolute balderdash. There is no evidence whatsoever for ID, and there can never be any evidence for it because it makes no predictions. Here is about the briefest possible summary of the evidence...
  16. Thread: The Secret

    by cuppajoe_9
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    Yes, it is bad. It's bad because Mr. Assarf...

    Yes, it is bad. It's bad because Mr. Assarf isn't at all interested in solving these people's confidence problems. More likely, he's interested in exacerbating them. The self-help scam works like...
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    There are still social problems, of course, but I...

    There are still social problems, of course, but I think it's safe to say that we're working on it.

    That's a strange question. The human brain is probably the most stupefyingly interesting organ...
  18. Thread: The Secret

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    It's not that positive thinking is absolutely...

    It's not that positive thinking is absolutely useless. There's a lot to be said for focusing on the good things that happen to you and coming to terms with the bad things. That's a healthy outlook...
  19. Thread: The Secret

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    Absolutely the worst kind of egregiously...

    Absolutely the worst kind of egregiously pseudo-scientific horse waste: the kind that preys on ignorance and wishful thinking. Let's get one thing straight: there is no such thing as a self-help...
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    The Redwall cycle. The one with the unusually...

    The Redwall cycle. The one with the unusually violent rodents.

    Heorot is an obvious one, but any of Tolkein's variations thereon would do nicely as well.
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    Argentina is it? They've got some fine music...

    Argentina is it? They've got some fine music down there.

    http://www.zicline.com/semaine36/manu.jpg

    Although, unfortunately for you, I believe Manu is in Canada at the moment. :p

    Happy...
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    That cow seems mightily unconcerned that it's...

    That cow seems mightily unconcerned that it's about to be eaten.

    Oh yeah: :bday_2:
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    Jamesian: master of the subordinate clause.

    Jamesian: master of the subordinate clause.
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    Poll: If I had to guess, I would say that the parents...

    If I had to guess, I would say that the parents who are letting their children watch TV unrestricted are not the same ones who are beating a trail to J.K. Rowling's door with pitch-forks and torches....
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    Poll: I certainly don't think that the HP books should...

    I certainly don't think that the HP books should be banned, and neither does the author of that summary, which was intended as a satire. Rowling's books were challenged because certain congenitally...
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