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Comment What units? (Score 1) 384 384

"The truth is, you can learn something from everyone, and an expert in a specific field with an IQ approaching his body temperature knows some stuff that you do not." Is that Celsius or Fahrenheit? I just want to know what level of stupid we're dealing with here.

Comment Re:last example is very interesting (Score 1) 239 239

I wonder if it's actually possible to commit suicide by swallowing placebos? Or is there some limit to the nocebo effect's severity that'd prevent that?

It's certainly interesting to think about. Unfortunately I'd assume the answer is no. Like a previous commenter said, the mind controls the body. I'm reminded of cases where one person passes away in an elderly couple and the other then passes a few short years/months after. My grandmother was never the same after my grandfather died. She seemed relatively youthful before he died, but afterward she aged rapidly, and died 2 years later.

Sorry, meant to say "Unfortunately I'd assume the answer is no", as in I doubt there would be a limit to the nocebo effect.

Comment Re:last example is very interesting (Score 2) 239 239

I wonder if it's actually possible to commit suicide by swallowing placebos? Or is there some limit to the nocebo effect's severity that'd prevent that?

It's certainly interesting to think about. Unfortunately I'd assume the answer is yes. Like a previous commenter said, the mind controls the body. I'm reminded of cases where one person passes away in an elderly couple and the other then passes a few short years/months after. My grandmother was never the same after my grandfather died. She seemed relatively youthful before he died, but afterward she aged rapidly, and died 2 years later.

Comment Re:oh the irony (Score 1) 337 337

yo dawg i heard you like to overthink shit so i overthought the shit you're overthinking so you can overthink shit while i overthink you overthinking the shit you're overthinking i must be stupid (as in smart, not smart as in stupid) because i got those little word problems correct. the lily pad example was really easy.

You can't be that smart, because you just made that meme wrong

Comment Re:Are you kidding me???? (Score 1) 182 182

Hotmail's spam filter the best in the business? AAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Well, now that I've gotten that out of my system, no, I don't agree with that at all. I get 4 spam emails per day on that, and I don't exactly give it out willy nilly. My gmail account so far is perfect.

Comment Re:Holy Fucking Gravy Christ! (Score 1) 111 111

That's like turning Linux into Windows 7 using only BASIC. Or something. I just thought I'd toss out an analogy for those of you who understand computers but not biology to point out how fricking insane that is.

No I'm afraid I didn't get it. Could you perhaps provide a car analogy? In all seriousness, this could be huge

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

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