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  1. Thread: Animal speech

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    We are animals. We could do it. Others could as...

    We are animals. We could do it. Others could as well (& possibly have, though either not recognisable for us or on a smaller scale).


    Interesting article in that regard:

    Monkeys 'string words...
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    I wonder if at least this split will come about...

    I wonder if at least this split will come about peacefully.
  3. Thread: European cakes

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    I just looked it up & Bavarois were probably...

    I just looked it up & Bavarois were probably introduced by French cooks of the Bavarian nobility (Wittelsbacher). Since the basis for Bavarois is Crème anglaise; I suppose it can be called neither...
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    Poll: I think, Mao tops both Stalin & Hitler: Acc. to...

    I think, Mao tops both Stalin & Hitler: Acc. to latest numbers by Rummel; Mao is responsible for 77m deaths. Hitler with a mere 21m & the SU with 62m are 3rd & 2nd on that list.



    Well, the war...
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    Hmm, aren't there a lot of animals which follow...

    Hmm, aren't there a lot of animals which follow vegetarian diets? So, either way, we would be "copying the lower animal world".
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    Only partially, since food has to be produced &...

    Only partially, since food has to be produced & for that you have to put more in than what comes out, but the need for resources (esp. water) would dramatically decrease.



    ... which is pretty...
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    Poll: Ah, good one. Sadly it's DEA...

    Ah, good one. Sadly it's DEA propaganda. & it doesn't say very much (actually: nothing) about cause & effect. An IOM report states the following:

    "Because it is the most widely used illicit drug,...
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    Exactly. As I said: not quite right. Oh, I...

    Exactly. As I said: not quite right.


    Oh, I do, but what matters more is what people post, & that's what I react to. Discussion, you know...


    That was in regard to a "positive" side effect of...
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    Which details? Eg. that you overlooked the fact...

    Which details? Eg. that you overlooked the fact that food production for animals in these underground bunkers would be an almost closed system? Hence the need for fresh water would be much lower than...
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    Actually, that's not quite right, that's only for...

    Actually, that's not quite right, that's only for the current system (if that number of 2500 is right,anyway).



    Of course. I forgot to mention that the above is pure SF. Much too expensive &...
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    Poll: Any statistics to support your view? Do...

    Any statistics to support your view?


    Do they? Any statistics? Here in Germany, they usually consume marijuana at home.


    Very funny. Some 5% (IIRC) of marijuana users may try harder drugs...
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    Good that the human population isn't carnivorous,...

    Good that the human population isn't carnivorous, but omnivorous. :-)
    Not necessarily does meat production take up more resources than vegetable production. We could build large underground...
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    Poll: Though there may be still some (primarily...

    Though there may be still some (primarily USAmerican) scientists who try to prove the contrary, marijiuana is not a gateway drug. Has been shown in several European studies (eg. Kleiber in the 90s)....
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    Caesar got what he deserved. He attempted to...

    Caesar got what he deserved. He attempted to disable the republic & become a god-like king. Not that his killers were able to save the republic, though.
  15. Would be reasonable, but how many people are...

    Would be reasonable, but how many people are reasonable? There would be a huge outcry against this alleged dehumanisation of society. Although you already are a number (or a name number combination,...
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    Well, it does have the need. All those...

    Well, it does have the need. All those translation services needed at the moment are just a waste of money. They should agree on English as working language, which would simplify translation business...
  17. Ah, that would be funny. I wonder how they would...

    Ah, that would be funny. I wonder how they would put all those names on the new ID cards in credit card size.


    In Germany the legal possibilities to change your name are veeeery limited. Not to...
  18. Not that it's too relevant to the question of...

    Not that it's too relevant to the question of democratic deficits in the EC, but there are obviously some deficits in Germany as well, since they are recommended by the chancellor & appointed by the...
  19. Usually they are. At least they are not appointed...

    Usually they are. At least they are not appointed by regional chieftains, as it happens with commissioners. German chief appoints a German commissioner, French chief appoints a French..., a.s.o. for...
  20. I doubt, that this actually makes our food...

    I doubt, that this actually makes our food cheaper. It's more a measure for the protection of European (speak: French) farmers.


    This is not a valid way of comparison, for the EU is still not a...
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    If that is true, US intelligence is truly crap....

    If that is true, US intelligence is truly crap. Here in Europe it was long known what happened in Iraq. Actually, you could watch documentaries about human rights issues & Hussein family fun (IE...
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    Yep, quite an artificial distinction. Yep,...

    Yep, quite an artificial distinction.


    Yep, you got the point: The response showed that your own points can be used just as well against you.


    Nope, nationalism is not worth the effort.
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    Not that I'm much of a democrat, anyway (I just...

    Not that I'm much of a democrat, anyway (I just prefer it to other existing forms of government). Sorry if I was a bit unclear in my argumentation. Populism is not respecting the wishes of the...
  24. Poll: Cheese on pasta? Yuck! I prefer cheese (I like...

    Cheese on pasta? Yuck!

    I prefer cheese (I like almost all sorts, just not what Germans call Kochkäse) on bread.
  25. Poll: Looking at your examples: What makes you think...

    Looking at your examples: What makes you think that would enable you to communicate with Chinese?
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