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10 Sep 2020, 7:43 pm

B.Sisko wrote:
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People of our distinguished age ( :D ) were blessed with a better education than others. This was before creationism muddied the topic, when girls still wore dresses to school and we actually had the preserved tiktaalic specimen to dissect. :D


What are you on about ? Some people don't get cryptic posts , it has nothing to do with having a better education.

This place is getting more toxic by the day.

The answers on a quiz are easy , if you know the answer :roll:


That was not meant to be toxic. If one has never been exposed to the topic, you can’t get it, no matter how good you are at reading between the lines. I was just providing a humorous reminder as to another reason someone might not “get” something. No more.

If anything, I was making fun of us oldsters, even to the point of suggesting we were fossils.

Frequently my humor is misunderstood. I probably should stop trying.


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10 Sep 2020, 7:59 pm

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10 Sep 2020, 8:05 pm

^ I cannot harm you , your memes are like a shield of steel


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10 Sep 2020, 8:27 pm

they left the water to top up their tan

(no lochdown was going to stop them)



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10 Sep 2020, 8:57 pm

blazingstar wrote:
B.Sisko wrote:
blazingstar wrote:
People of our distinguished age ( :D ) were blessed with a better education than others. This was before creationism muddied the topic, when girls still wore dresses to school and we actually had the preserved tiktaalic specimen to dissect. :D


What are you on about ? Some people don't get cryptic posts , it has nothing to do with having a better education.

This place is getting more toxic by the day.

The answers on a quiz are easy , if you know the answer :roll:


That was not meant to be toxic. If one has never been exposed to the topic, you can’t get it, no matter how good you are at reading between the lines. I was just providing a humorous reminder as to another reason someone might not “get” something. No more.

If anything, I was making fun of us oldsters, even to the point of suggesting we were fossils.

Frequently my humor is misunderstood. I probably should stop trying.

I thought it was funny.


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10 Sep 2020, 10:04 pm

blazingstar wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
vermontsavant wrote:
Fnord wrote:
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Kiprobalhato wrote:
why did he have to go and do it, guys?

what was his motivation?

was there a historical precedent? do you think he knew what the consequences of this would be?


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Why did who do what?  What on earth are you talking about?
Evolution, of course.


The OP didn't say anything about evolution,he said why did he do it,with a photo shopped picture of a fish

Thats a famous fossil. Found in Greenland a few years ago named "Tiktaalic", or like that. Even if you dont read Discover Magazine regularly , and didnt know about it you could kinda figure out that that critter looks like a "missing link" between fish and land vertebrates (ie amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and you and me). So you could kinda figure out what Kip is asking.


People of our distinguished age ( :D ) were blessed with a better education than others. This was before creationism muddied the topic, when girls still wore dresses to school and we actually had the preserved tiktaalic specimen to dissect. :D


i thought 'This Comment' And Your
'Other Comment' Referencing me
Was A Light Hearted Way to get
A Point across; Softly, indeed...

True; There is Education
And There is Wisdom
That comes with Years
And Years and Decades
And Practically Almost
Centuries of Experience;
Nothing at all Cryptic
In Your Humor, i Find;
On the Other Hand, Perhaps
It is Because You Are Close to my Age;
It's Worth Noting That Excelling at Metaphors
Does Not Preclude one From a Diagnosis on the
Autism Spectrum; in Fact, in an Increasingly Mechanical
Minded Systemizing World; Ironically, Understanding Metaphors
And Even Creating
Them too;
may
indeed
Cause
Those who
Use them the
Same General
Difficulties in Social
Reciprocal Communication
As More Folks Become More Literal than Figurative, Overall;
We Haven't Really Been A Mechanically Oriented Mind Society
Until the Last Several Hundred Years; And on Topic Here, it
Begs The Question, Are Human Beings Still Evolving

this way or Not...

And No; Not
Necessarily
Specific to any
Label of 'Official' Disorder either...


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10 Sep 2020, 10:13 pm

Temeraire wrote:
they left the water to top up their tan

(no lochdown was going to stop them)


He left the water....to retrieve a frisbee!



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11 Sep 2020, 8:18 am

The budweiser frogs beckoned and so they came.



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11 Sep 2020, 8:21 am

I thought Budweiser's claim to fame was clydesdales.

Never knew about Budweiser frogs.....



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11 Sep 2020, 8:29 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
I thought Budweiser's claim to fame was clydesdales.

Never knew about Budweiser frogs.....


I guess you can educate an old dog :wink:



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11 Sep 2020, 8:42 am

Why Did the Proto-Amphibian Leave the Pond?

• Aristotle: "To actualize its potential."

• Camille Paglia: "It was drawn by the subconscious chthonian power of the feminine which men can never understand, to leave the pond and focus itself on its task.  Male proto-amphibians are not capable of doing this -- their minds do not work that way.  Feminism tries vainly to pretend there is no real difference between them, falsely following Rousseau."

• Captain James T. Kirk: "To Boldy Go Where No Proto-Amphibian Has Gone Before!"

• David Hume: "Out of custom and habit."

• Diogenes: "It was looking for an honest mate."

• Epicurus: "For fun."

• Eric Hoffer: "When proto-amphibians are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."

• Francis Bacon: "To retain his own dignity without intruding upon the liberty of others."

• Friedrich Nietzsche: "Because if you gaze too long at the land, the land gazes also at you."

• Gottfried Von Leibniz: "In this best possible world, the boundary between water and land was made for it to cross."

• Immanuel Kant: (1) "Because it was its duty." (2) "The proto-amphibian, being an autonomous being, chose to leave the pond of his own free will."

• Jacques Derrida: (1) "What is the difference?  The proto-amphibian was merely deferring from one environment to another.  And how do we get the idea of the proto-amphibian in the first place?  Does it exist outside of language?" (2) "Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the proto-amphibian leaving the pond, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!!"

• Jean-Paul Sartre: "In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the proto-amphibian found it necessary to leave the pond."

• John Locke: "Because he was exercising his natural right to liberty."

• John Stuart Mills: "It was a utilitarian function.  She had tasks that were better performed on land."

• Ludwig Wittgenstein: "The possibility of 'evolving' was encoded into the objects 'land', 'pond', and 'proto-amphibian', and circumstances came into being which caused the actualization of this potential occurrence."

• Machiavelli: (1) "So that its subjects would view it with admiration, as a proto-amphibian which has the daring and courage to boldly leave the pond, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of amphibian virtue?  In such a manner is the princely proto-amphibian's dominion maintained." (2) "The point is that the proto-amphibian left the pond.  Who cares why?  The ends of leaving the pond justify whatever motive there was."

• Plato: "For the greater good."

• Pyrrho the Skeptic: "What land?  What pond?  What proto-amphibian?"

• Rene Descartes: "It had sufficient reason to believe it was dreaming anyway."

• Socrates: (1) "I will think about it." (2) "To pick up some hemlock at the apothecary."

• Zeno The Skeptic: "Did she really leave the pond?  How can you be certain?"


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11 Sep 2020, 8:49 am

It is a great mystery, like why did the chicken cross the road.
I know she didn’t come on land looking for a bicycle. :P
Maybe cheaper rent ,good schools and a better location.


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11 Sep 2020, 8:57 am

I really feel that this proto-amphibian probably smelled some food....and he/she/they, hungry, wanted to procure some.



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11 Sep 2020, 9:12 am



Meh; 'Humans' And All Their 'Thinking';
Not Unlike 'Forrest Gump' And 'His' Run;
The Proto-Amphibian Left The Water 'TheNoW'
For Land Just Because 'It' Felt Like Doing 'It' NoWtheN'

THere Does Not Have to BE A ReaSoN in Feeling
And Sensing Life Now;

Sadly, What
Humans
Have
Devolved
to Most, Overall;
And the Current
ViRuS HuMaN CuLTuRES
Extended by Written Words
in Stone Cold HEarts Becoming...

NoW

THere Is A Frog Around Our Block
Named 'Homer'; He Meets Us in the
Same Place Each Night Catching Bugs As He SitS/HopS And We
WalK iN the Street Light; 'He' Does His Job Well as 'God' in Balance;

Yes, We Call that Frog 'He' As Well as Metaphor For 'God' And 'Homer' too...

In FacT,
'He' is
Enough;
'He' Has It All
Now More than
'Trumps' Will Ever
ReMeMBeR NoW;

Honestly,
It's More
A Question of 'Why Not'...

'Homer' is Practically A 'Living Legend'...

And That's Why We Name 'Homer' 'God' too...

Hmm; In the Words of 'Sam Harris' too; See How
Easy iT iS to STarT A 'Religion' And Destroy So Much of Living Nature...

Oh My Stars...

Oh My Holy Star...

My Only Star

For Real

i Do Believe
THis iS in
Alignment
With 'THE Spirit'
Of 'THE Original Op'...

PS: Happy 911 Day; i Hear the Nile Floods This 'Time' of Year';

The Frogs Love It So Much They Sing A Refrain of Do It Again


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11 Sep 2020, 9:18 am

if he wasn't first, then something else woulda been first.



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11 Sep 2020, 2:44 pm

It was an overachiever.


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