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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 83
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: If math were a color, it would be...

It's like that for some.

Thread made me think of fractals for some reason.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5210/800x600towerzo0.png

Math can be art, you can quantify a color or a set of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 146
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Case in Point...

Brutal and irrational indeed.

The story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7098480.stm
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 102
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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Ok so since i'm the idiot and your the genius, WHY is it reincarnation research should be avoided? Of course some of the cases aren't perfect, and it's hard to draw a conclusions, but...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 152
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

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So the whole rest of my post...just ignored huh. Ok.

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well I guess I agree that police should be better regulated, but imo walmart employees are way more...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 102
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

I just imagined a dog with a Black and Decker drill.

Thanks for that. It was a dull afternoon.

People tend to take wiki as gospel these days, it seems. They shouldn't. The U of Virginia has a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 91
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Averaging Grades

Or you could do this:

total = (t * .45) + (q * .2) + (p * .15) + (o * .1) + (c * .1)

Cleaner and gives you what IFX did. (Assuming you already have the scores for the above criteria already. If...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 102
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

Human memory is fraught with detail. Is it not possible that racial memory would be just as detailed instead of considering reincarnation as an option?

I read the wiki. Interesting. But to rely on...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 210
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: family issue, and personal philosophy

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quote: It's good that ancient works are preserved through translation, but to lean too heavily on the knowledge that is centuries or millennia old to give a logical explanation of why...
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-28-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 42
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Official FortunaMaximus Rambling Thread

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I'm waiting for FM to join a Werewolf game. Seriously!

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Playing in one January.

Because flaming a Christian would give them superpowers, I'm just gonna dump this...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 210
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: family issue, and personal philosophy

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The New Testament is humanity's most reliable ancient document. Its textual integrity is more certain than that of Plato's writings or Homer's Iliad. For a comparison of the New Testament...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 153
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Electron microscope analysis of steel spheres from WTC site

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If I'm not mistaken, this hadn't happened on such a scale to Americans before,

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Correct, while we have experienced terrorism at home a couple of times, it was...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 153
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Electron microscope analysis of steel spheres from WTC site

That'd require wading through cat hair to find your angles to the situation, Nielsio.

What about the fact I pointed out, that terrorism isn't exactly new and it's only new in an American purview?...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 153
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Electron microscope analysis of steel spheres from WTC site

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I have spent a lot of time looking up information on the 9-11 conspiracy theories and all the events that happened that day. I am sure that something happened that...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 152
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

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Therefore, the only viable option I have left at my disposal is a taser, which is scientifically proven to be so harmless that it does not interfere with a subjects pacemaker.

Also,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 153
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Electron microscope analysis of steel spheres from WTC site

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I accidentally clicked on this thread and now I want to kill myself.

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Oh, good, there were cats.

The consolation prize: Your reg date will send Niels and other...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 152
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

tame,

Nice. I was going to say "Because it seems like a good idea?"

Meh. There are bad cops, and without further info on the incident, I'll just assume this was a case where someone who...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 55
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Alien invasion: who posts first on 2+2

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It would be posted everywhere. All threads, all forums, all sites.

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Obviously. SMP would disprove the existence of aliens in its own way and well, no more invasion.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 152
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

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Ahhh a tazer...Just what every real woman needs. /images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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As a deterrent or toy? lol.

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This is becoming a prison planet, and tasers are...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 152
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

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Would you rather the cops in those situations used bullets instead?

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So a cop only has two options to choose from? Shooting someone or zapping him with 50,000...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 152
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

Shocking.

Of course there's dispute over the use of tasers. They do carry a hell of a jolt without being lethal. Would you rather the cops in those situations used bullets instead? Someone dies...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 33
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Define Intelligence.

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Don't feed the animals, vhawk.

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can't you keep your inane non sequiturs in your own thread?

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 33
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Define Intelligence.

Don't feed the animals, vhawk.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-23-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 138
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Average SMP IQ.

I was going to avoid this thread. But intelligence and high IQ scores does not equal capability to succeed. The metrics are too narrow and don't accurately gauge an individual's potential...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-22-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 71
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: L/C Help me. Lack of an afterlife leads me do depression.

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I often think of everything in relation to the sizes of the infinitness of space and time. This is a big part (if not sole part) of the problem. I have said before that I geniunely believe...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-22-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 55
Posted By FortunaMaximus
Re: Philosophical Question about Consciousness

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If your memories aren't making the jump what is?

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Your consciousness.

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