Smartphone = $$$phone to me. Prepaid phone that can text is all I need.
That is true, they are generally intolerant of anyone who doesn't know what they're doing, and even sometimes when they do.
How about poll dependent? I can see all of these forms being useful depending on the question.
Parent was modded Insightful. I can't handle firepower of that magnitude.
While I know this is an unfortunate event, I have to say that the comments on this thread are the funniest I've read all week.
My opinion is, any good man probably wouldn't have a problem with others finding some amusement about his death, and any bad man does a great service to mankind with post-mortem amusement . Personally I'd want everyone who knew or cared about my death, including my family, to find something funny about it. Or laugh at all the stupid and or funny things I did in life.
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He is talking about in this life, as am I. Sure, I hope that God will help me along and I think he is, but it isn't something one can just expect right when you follow a commandment. There's no promise in the bible that if you're a good christian God will make life easy for you, in fact it is mostly the opposite.
Following a religion just because you want reward or fear punishment is silly, and not what God wants.
I don't know if it is ''troll'' in the literal sense, but Man on Pink is either ignorant about religions or a bigot.
It really is saddening to see how so many people here think they're on the scientific high ground of knowledge and criticize religions so broadly. All they show is blatant ignorance (which is what they are accusing religion of strangely enough)
Some sects believe that ''the universe owes them something,'' don't get me wrong, but not all by a long shot. Maybe those are the most vocal because it's what people like to hear, personally I don't care for them either
In any case my personal christian belief almost exactly matches what he said about science:
''starts from the premise that whatever secrets Mother Nature holds will have to be earned through hard work. There are no promises of results and no guarantees that understanding will ever be reached.''
Entomology students often have to make insect collections. Pubic lice are a tough thing to catch with a net in the park you know......
It may not do anything besides keep time and make annoying sounds, but my alarm clock is older than 10 years
These aren't the moons you're looking for.
This is true, the only reason this technique was so successful with screwworm is because the females only mate once. So all they got were duds from
By the same principle, sterilizing females would have no effect if the males mate with more than one female.
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That is a valid point, and where things probably get hazy in the study. While I don't really believe using a computer actually burns many calories, it sure as hell burns more than watching TV.
The brain can account for about 20% of daily energy usage, so if the child in question just sits around all day and doesn't exercise, it is plausible to guess that doing something that requires more ''thinking'' than TV will have some difference as far as calorie burning goes.
I doubt it is the only factor though