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Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 20:43
Replies: 156
Views: 3,730
Posted By Eraserhead
That's 3-dimensional thinking. We live in an (at...

That's 3-dimensional thinking.

We live in an (at least) 4-dimensional universe.

My earlier analogy of the universe being like a drawing on the surface of a balloon was a way to visualise a 4D...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 19:36
Replies: 156
Views: 3,730
Posted By Eraserhead
It's difficult to visualise the universe as it...

It's difficult to visualise the universe as it doesn't adhere to our limited understanding of shape - it's not a nice sphere expanding outwards like a balloon.

Perhaps a better analogy is to think...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 18:15
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Eraserhead
Life will adapt because that's what evolution...

Life will adapt because that's what evolution does. Plant life which relies on animals for reproduction and survival will adapt or die out leaving self-pollinating plants to thrive and evolve. Plant...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 17:46
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
It's not just spreading hate but also the...

It's not just spreading hate but also the consequences of it. IS do not just want to oppose American intervention or to evangelise their faith but rather they want to embark on a crusade, a call to...
Forum: Music 14-09-2014, 17:17
Replies: 122
Views: 5,578
Posted By Eraserhead
The Pitchfork...

The Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19816-u2-songs-of-innocence/) review pretty much sums it up for me.

Basically the band going through the motions with little of any great substance...
Forum: Doctor Who 14-09-2014, 17:02
Replies: 61
Views: 6,267
Posted By Eraserhead
I think the ambiguity of the monster under the...

I think the ambiguity of the monster under the bed is deliberately to scare the kids. If it had been revealed as some kid playing a prank it will remove the fear. If it was a monster then it will...
Forum: Doctor Who 14-09-2014, 16:36
Replies: 643
Views: 58,344
Posted By Eraserhead
First "excellent" vote this series from me. Loved...

First "excellent" vote this series from me. Loved the episode
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-09-2014, 16:20
Replies: 6,438
Views: 2,778,639
Posted By Eraserhead
I agree. The study of quality boobage is a highly...

I agree. The study of quality boobage is a highly skilled discipline.
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 16:14
Replies: 237
Views: 7,318
Posted By Eraserhead
Hot watergate!

Hot watergate!
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 15:33
Replies: 237
Views: 7,318
Posted By Eraserhead
Got to love DS. Someone posts a question about...

Got to love DS. Someone posts a question about America's role in the world and we end up talking about tea and coffee!
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 14:49
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
You're right that taking one foot on Israeli soil...

You're right that taking one foot on Israeli soil would be an absolute disaster but don't forget these are fanatics. Hitler thought he could take on the might of the Red Army while simultaneously...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 14:23
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
I don't want to bore everyone with a history...

I don't want to bore everyone with a history lesson here but IS's main objective seems to be the establishment of a Caliphate in the region. Since they're fanatical Moslems they are likely inspired...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 13:56
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
Wouldn't be the first time. Even during huge Cold...

Wouldn't be the first time. Even during huge Cold War tension in the 80s both the US and the Soviets assisted Saddam in the Iran-Iraq War (even though the US was secretly helping the Iranians as...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 13:15
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
The past two decades have in no small part been a...

The past two decades have in no small part been a hell of our own making. The Middle East has been unstable since the fall of the Ottoman Empire because of the deep sectarian divide between Shia and...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 12:14
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
If we're talking about military action why is it...

If we're talking about military action why is it always Britain and the US that has to go in to sort out their bloody mess? How about some of Iraq's neighbours? What is Saudi Arabia doing? They're...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 01:56
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
That's what I meant by all of them - Islamic,...

That's what I meant by all of them - Islamic, Christian, Jewish - the lot.

Teach kids universal values and let them sit in classrooms alongside children of all faiths and cultures so they grow up...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 01:43
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
If even one single politician is thinking more...

If even one single politician is thinking more about winning votes than doing the right thing then they should be removed from office immediately because their duty is to serve the public and not...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 01:29
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
Off-topic but faith schools are the worst thing...

Off-topic but faith schools are the worst thing that's happened to education in this country for decades. They should be banned - all of them. Children should be taught in an entirely secular...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 01:20
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
Or Dubai. The place is hardly a shithole - the...

Or Dubai. The place is hardly a shithole - the streets are practically paved with gold - but you couldn't pay me to live there.
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 00:58
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
I agree. This situation has passed tipping point....

I agree. This situation has passed tipping point. It's very easy at this point to get over-emotional and let our (justified) anger take over but I am in no doubt that the only way to solve this...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 00:29
Replies: 790
Views: 31,467
Posted By Eraserhead
God, that's so horrible. Utterly inhuman. I...

God, that's so horrible. Utterly inhuman.

I would normally only be in favour of military action as a last resort but this barbarity has to stop. Air strikes clearly aren't enough. We need ground...
Forum: Politics 13-09-2014, 23:23
Replies: 405
Views: 9,675
Posted By Eraserhead
Well no but that's not multiculturalism is it? It...

Well no but that's not multiculturalism is it? It works both ways. We have no right to insist that all immigrants conform exactly to our way of life (outside of respecting laws etc. etc.) and other...
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2014, 21:16
Replies: 38
Views: 1,114
Posted By Eraserhead
Me too! Immediately thought of Source Code when I...

Me too! Immediately thought of Source Code when I saw the thread title!

Can you imagine all the hundreds of rail tunnels and thousands of bridges which would need to be completely rebuilt to cope...
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2014, 21:10
Replies: 57
Views: 4,907
Posted By Eraserhead
I sometimes wonder if people like this live in...

I sometimes wonder if people like this live in some sort of lala fantasy land, where their dangerous journey to risk life and limb appears in their head to be like Dorothy dancing down the...
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2014, 18:50
Replies: 147
Views: 5,186
Posted By Eraserhead
May I suggest you stop blindly quoting things...

May I suggest you stop blindly quoting things others have written and pass them off as something they're not.

Saying Al-Kindi's ideas "can be considered an early concept of relativity" is like...
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