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Or Kill Me / Re: Justice
« on: November 06, 2009, 05:34:55 am »
But really, I like the general idea, I just don't think one should become solely dedicated to the well-being of the group above all else. Which I think you addressed.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Justice
« on: November 06, 2009, 05:32:36 am »
So your solution is "become a sociopath?"

To extend your biological metaphor... have you ever heard of these animals called "elephants" ?  They're a somewhat rare species restricted to parts of Africa, India, and public zoos, so you might not have encountered one before.  Anyway, these fuckers are big.  They're bigger than any other extant land animal.  They're like organic tanks.  They have teeth that are, I kid you not, like a meter long.  Why on earth do you need teeth that big?  Even T-Rex only had teeth about 8" long, and it ate dinosaurs.

So what do elephants eat?  What prey has it evolved to take down?  Grass.  50% grass, plus assorted other veggies, and fruit when they can get it.

But that's ridiculous!  you say.  How can that much meat go around just eating grass?  Why hasn't a naturally superior predator come around and eaten them all millennia ago?  Survival of the fittest, right?

Well, yes, but "fittest" doesn't mean what you seem to think it means.  "Fittest" doesn't mean "lean mean killing machine."  It means "fittest."  And elephants are smart - they stick together.  They know there is no land animal (besides an armed human) on earth that can kill an adult without getting very, very lucky, and none that can take on a group of elephants (humans usually aren't dumb enough to try, but sometimes they are desperate.)  When lions show up, gazelles scatter, but elephants form a phalanx, young in the middle, warriors on the outside.  An elephant could kill any other extant land animal - but they don't have to (except people.  Indian elephants make an exception for people and raid villages periodically.)

The solution is not to become the perfect predator.  When a predator runs out of prey, it dies.  When it gets slow, it dies.  Predators are cowards - they go after the easy prey because they know if a prey fights back and injures it, it won't be able to catch the next one.

The solution is to find a group that will stand behind you, while you stand behind them in return.  Or, if you can't or don't want to, become so big that nothing can hurt you if you don't wish it.  Become so flexible that you can roll with any blow.

I like the way you think.
Of course, you have to make sure that the group you're in really does care about you, and that you're not just another component in a vast unfeeling mechanism. But I see what you're getting at. Really, it's a matter of balance between individualism and collectivism. Ideally, one would provide optimal contribution to a working society that one loves to be a part of while still retaining a sense of individual identity and independent thought.
Actually, fuck that. That's boring. You're boring. ANARCHY ANARCHY ANARCHY!  :crankey:

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Or Kill Me / Re: GREYFACE LIVES! (And not where you think!)
« on: November 06, 2009, 04:50:41 am »
Really, I'd say something pointing out the stupidity and pretentiousness of the OP, but it would be redundant at this point. Do you gas threads around these parts?

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Jesus fucking christ, you ruined it for everyone!

It's fixed now.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Justice
« on: November 06, 2009, 01:23:28 am »
Know what's one thing I love about this place? If I put Fuck You as an option to a poll, the majority of people will take it. I'm not being sarcastic. It's funny as hell.

It's because it's always the right answer.

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Bring and Brag / Re: AN ODE TO THE EXON
« on: November 05, 2009, 04:40:29 am »

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Or Kill Me / Re: GREYFACE LIVES! (And not where you think!)
« on: November 05, 2009, 04:33:59 am »
I don't think he was saying that abortion should be outlawed. In fact, I know he wasn't.

No, but I don't think abortion is as simple as yes or no from an abstract position, even if you're not talking about outlawing it.

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Spoken like a true man who never intends his GF to read this site. Or who has a GF with an unprecedented sense of humour. My money is on #1


I would definitely say #1.

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Bring and Brag / Re: AN ODE TO THE EXON
« on: November 05, 2009, 04:20:35 am »
 :thanks:

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Bring and Brag / AN ODE TO THE EXON
« on: November 05, 2009, 04:19:22 am »
O GLORIOUS EXON!
HOW YOU SIT UPON
THAT DOUBLE HELIX FRAME!
THE FEEBLE INTRON,
HOW IT KEEPS RIGHT ON
NOT DOING ANYTHING; ITíS LAME!

YOU ARE COOL
THE OTHER GENES ARE FOOLS
YOUíRE A TOOL
BUT YOUíRE STILL COOL

TRANSCRIPTION IS WHERE ITíS AT
AND WHEN IT HAPPENS THEY FALL FLAT
POLYMERASE OF RNA
COMES TO PEEL YOU ALL AWAY
PROMOTERS TELL IT WHERE TO BIND
YOU KNOW THEY CANíT BE HARD TO FIND

ADANINE, GUANINE,
THYMINE, CYTOSINE
RNA HAS ALL BUT THYMINE
IT HAS URACIL
INSTEAD OF THYMINE
THAT CAT IS WAY TOO RADICAL
FOR THAT RNA
DAYUM, THATíS THYMINE

EXONS AND INTRONS ARE TRANSCRIBED
TO MESSENGER RNA
BUT NO INTRONS HEREIN DESCRIBED
EVER, EVER GET TO STAY
THATíS DISCRIMINATION!
ITíS A FASCIST NATION!
BUT WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO
WHEN THOSE NAZIS LIVE IN YOU?

ITíS THEN THAT MESSENGER RNA
FINALLY LEAVES THE DOCKING BAY
OF THE NUCLEUS TO PAY
A VISIT TO A RIBOSOME,
WHICH HAS ITS OWN RNA.
ITíS CALLED RIBOSOMAL RNA!

THREE BASES IN THE RNA
MAKE A CODON, SO THEY SAY
AND TRANSFER RNA
FORMS ANTICODONS
WHICH ATTACH TO THESE IN A LOGICAL WAY
AND BRING AMINO ACIDS IN;
THUS PROTEIN SYNTHESIS BEGINS

THE AMINO ACIDS FORM A CHAIN
THIS CHAIN IS A POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN
NOT SOME OTHER KIND OF CHAIN
LIKE A NON-SCIENTIFIC-JARGON CHAIN
OR A SEND THIS TO X AMOUNT OF FRIENDS MAIL CHAIN
OR A RHYMING BRAIN RAIN CRANE LANE CHAIN
IT IS A POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN
AND IT IS A PROTEIN

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In unrelated news, I once peed in my own mouth when I was five.  :x
I swear I've seen that video of you.

 :oops:

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You horrible bastard.

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In unrelated news, I once peed in my own mouth when I was five.  :x

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-toa,
not practiced at showing sympathy

Just vomit your emotions into the keyboard. It doesn't have to be coherent.

When I do that, it tries to be funny. I'm guessing that would be bad right now.

Yes, it probably would.

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I should probably post my picture sometime.

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