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  1. Gravity is propagated at the speed of light. Gravity, in the Einsteinian view being the warping of spacetime thanks to mass, cannot disseminate any information as to its actual presence any faster. Call the particle mediating its presence a graviton, call it a infinitesimal suction-particle, whatever. The speed of light is the speed at which it goes.
  2. Hi there, Super Polymath. Weed treats epilepsy, sure. But it doesn't fix it. Weed treats epilepsy in the same way that alcohol does. It's a downer. And any downer will treat epilepsy just fine. When I feel a seizure coming on, my first port of call is a beer. Or a shot of whiskey. Or any alcohol. Because alcohol is a downer, and it's absorbed quickly. Much quicker than time-release tablets. It slows down the synapses where an overload causes a seizure. And that's about it. There's nothing magical to marijuana. It's not a magical cure-all. It's simply a massive downer. And it works - you fee
  3. Goodness me... This thread is now over a decade old. And currently I'm listening to the keys on my keyboard clacking away as I'm procrastinating between chapters...
  4. This doc only includes like 3,000 species, or so. I'm sure there must be a better, more detailed doc out there somewhere. If you know of one, paste a link and share the love! I will personally come to your house and give you a foot massage or whatever blows your whistle for better, more highly detailed graphics! Foot massages and stuff are fine, and things involving feathers are cool, but I draw the line at chickens.
  5. Well good day, there... I haven't been around Hypo since... well, since a bloody long time ago. Sorry about that. **** happens. But look at this nifty .pdf. Download it, and just let it sink in a little. Just a little. Forget about the big, grand-scheme-of-things pics you get of the Milky Way or Andromeda or whatever. Just look at this pdf, zoom in and... let it sink in. http://www.zo.utexas.edu/faculty/antisense/tree.pdf
  6. Here's a stupid question for you: Why don't Americans vote? In my neck of the woods, people died for the privilege. And not too long ago, either.
  7. Why did I just post in this thread?
  8. Well, this whole thing strikes pretty close to home for me, at least. The problem isn't about who's helping and who's not, the problem is purely ignorance and superstition. The very first priority in cases such as these should be complete isolation of infected individuals and proper disposal of the corpses of those who died from it. And this is where the problem begins. Patients showing signs of Ebola are isolated by medical personnel, and more than 50% of them die shortly thereafter. The local population, in their ignorance of the matter, assumes that the evil medical people have abduct
  9. Oh well, the 'nature vs nurture' debate is older than... well, something really, really old. And a winner is yet to come to the fore. The title for this specific thread, however, plainly asks what your personal opinion regarding the matter would be. And in my opinion, your genetic inheritance lays the foundation upon which you build your percieved intelligence. If the genetic component is lacking, no amount of brain-gymnastics will turn the situation around. As Raccoon said in his post, you can't fix stupid. True, that. But it makes me think - why, then, would evolution select for stupi
  10. Of course it does. It didn't say it didn't. But Eclogite's comment about having adults begged for it. Goodness gracious me - I haven't been around for years. What a humourless place this turned into. Will the last guy to leave please switch off the lights.
  11. Don't sweat it, dude. One day when you have kids of your own you'll understand my point.
  12. They differ by sixteen months. I'm comparing the youngest to what the oldest one was like, sixteen months ago. If you have kids of your own, you'll know what I'm on about.
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