phart

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  1. Well that's certainly basically what Riley was getting at.
  2. Will be the players, "disease of more" is how Pat Riley(basketball coach/manager) describes it as the disease of more. Happens a lot to championship teams, everyone wants more and the fragile mentality of the team melts away and suffer performance loss.
  3. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/solar-system-scale-model-desert see a proper scale model in that link, it's interesting and a bit mindblowing.
  4. So about 50 million miles between the two closest, depending on shape of orbits and relative positions in that orbit.
  5. They'll be millions of miles away from each other surely? They just truncate distances for the purpose of illustration as a scale model would be ridiculous looking.
  6. For some reason I think the disempowerment of women lines up with realising that males played a part in the creation of babies. I cannot remember where i got this "knowledge" from though, which makes me suspect it greatly. EDIT: a quick google search seems to confirm that " reproductive consciousness" existed tens of thousands of years ago. So the above is even more likely to be claptrap. Interesting read: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/explainer/2013/01/when_did_humans_realize_sex_makes_babies_evolution_of_reproductive_consciousness.html
  7. People do the crimes. Let's not shift the blame to something abstract. There are no crimes as long as there are no people.
  8. He thinks he knows, no one does. Certainty is an illusion when you have such imperfect tools as us.
  9. So much projected anger over someones beliefs. Everyone so certain. No one knows. Not one member of our species has ever known. You believe that book is true which is stupid, so let me psychoanalyze you from posts on a message board cause that's a much more rational course of action.
  10. This guy is a bit over the top with the sophistry , for example take the very start. Here we have a rhetorical device called False equivalency used as the byline of the piece. "Tony Blair may be reviled by many former supporters, but so is the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn" No idea who Euan McColm (the author of this piece) but he writes like a sophist. I'm away to watch Blair's speech as a few folk have said it is worth the watch though.
  11. Got 7/7 piece of piss. When it was done with George W bush in Rory Bremners book it was actually harder. Not sure what to make of that.
  12. Sorry charged was a synonym for "getting in shit due to". I have no idea, the one thing we've established is i've not really read much about it, hence all my mistakes. I might not be the best person to ask on this subject
  13. Only in the most twisted, self centered, souls could wanting a football team to lose be construed as some moral quandary. Yes let's dwell on the zero-sum eudaimonistic game Scotty is playing with Rangers using Aristotle's Nicomedian Ethics as the context. That way you can both be right and we can get back to the plight of the aforementioned Rangers, instead of wondering why a being that might or might not exist doesn't dedicate itself to the erasure of cancer in one species out of 8.7 million. On one planet out of Trillions.
  14. What mechanism is used to determine if a verbal contract exists? I have no idea myself.