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Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Lightning McQueen (#49467003) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
I know that certain types of cancer cells occur almost exclusively for folks that are smokers. This is well documented. So I don't understand your argument that it is a belief. This is clear evidence that smoking can cause cancer. What's more, it has nothing to do with your argument for evolution - its a straw man to prove evolution by dispelling any myths about smoking and cancer. I see no relation between the two.

I haven't seen these proven tests of new traits but I can't confirm these are not just suppressed traits that were then expressed under these conditions.

I'll tell you what I believe but it matters not for your case of evolution because neither of us have proof either way. Which was my original point. As you will call my belief in God a "theory" then so too is your belief in evolution a "theory".

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Lightning McQueen (#49466559) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
I don't hold a separate standard for smoking. Again, as I said in my previous post - we can't have a conversation because you apparently believe smoking does not cause cancer and ask me why I believe it does but not evolution. I don't believe smoking causes cancer, I know it does. So your argument doesn't make any sense the way its stated.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Lightning McQueen (#49466545) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
It is a sexual term. That you use it in a perverted way or slang as you did shows your lack of emotional control. Or maybe because its the cool thing the kids are saying these days you think it's appropriate and don't know any better.

At any rate, you're straw-manning about smoking. I'm guessing you haven't had a close family member die of cancer caused by smoking because you'd understand the realities of it. I have. Thus I've seen what it can do and I understand the devastation it causes. Your suggestion that cancer caused by smoking is a belief is callous, naive and an insult to those who've had it or witnessed others who've had it.

Getting back to the original argument, which you seem to have trouble staying on, there is no experiment I can conduct or documentation I can read which proves conclusively evolution exists.

I think you struggle with this (evolution) as your belief but are happy to attack others who have a different belief because you think you have all the facts. As such, you are happy to link me to the slang filled urban dictionary but provide no real source of conclusive studies on evolution.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Lightning McQueen (#49464827) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
Wow, what a trove of literary nonsense. Your fictional novel writing and juvenile inability to write a response without using sexual terms like masturbation prove I'm talking to a 12 year old.

But I'll answer your question anyway since your level of mental understanding is so low. Smoking does cause harm, it has been proven. I can't seem to relay this concept to you in a way that you understand so I chose to skip it before. But now you have an answer.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Lightning McQueen (#49464231) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
This is digressing into you calling me names and making things up. Gravity is not a theory, dude.

I didn't readdress your comment about smoking because it doesn't apply or otherwise proves my point. You 'believe' in evolution yet you seem to be convinced its a fact. This is your basis and is what I'm pointing out.

But I won't digress to calling you a hypocrite or other names.

Comment: Re:regulation? (Score 1) 245

by Lightning McQueen (#49446629) Attached to: 3D Printed Guns Might Lead To Law Changes In Australia

Since the U.S. is not going to be invaded by a traditional army any time soon

And you know this how? The U.S. hasn't fought a war on it's own soil in a long time. I pray you're right, but hubris isn't the way to go. I'd much rather teach people to think for themselves and keep guns available in the market.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Lightning McQueen (#49446457) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
What proof? You have presented no links to prove order from chaos? I merely presented the case that I have not seen this proven. That you are now attacking me as having committed a logical fallacy does not remove the burden of proof from you. Keep in mind though that it is called "Theory of Evolution" because it hasn't been proven to be fact.

Comment: Re:Here's the thing (Score 1) 227

by Lightning McQueen (#49393837) Attached to: Google 'Makes People Think They Are Smarter Than They Are'
I'd like to point out the money that can sometimes be saved. With non-dangerous stuff of course like do it yourself videos on youtube, or every number of common tasks on youtube. As a matter of fact, its nice to look up something you already know how to do. Why? Because someone out there may have a more efficient way to do it than you've always done it. I don't mean to say everyone should do things the same way but currently it provides a variety. For lots of things if Guy A's video doesn't suit me there's Guy B and C showing me their way to do it.

Comment: When in Rome... (Score 1) 394

by Lightning McQueen (#49393211) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?
Personally I don't care for yet another thing to maintain. But I do maintain a profile on Facebook to keep up with family and friends. I don't have it linked to my phone so that all pictures get uploaded, I don't like that. Any pictures/content gets uploaded manually. Having an account doesn't have to mean your private life is now public. But having an account can have advantages too. I liken it to dinner parties and other social venues. You get invited, you may not want to get dressed up and go but you go anyway.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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