It's like saying how people spell "Mississippi" shouldn't be included in overall spelling ability because it doesn't predict their ability to spell "Banana".
His attitude reminds me of so many religious people who insist that youâ(TM)ll go to hell if you donâ(TM)t believe blindly exactly as they do.
Nice try. This has been debunked so many times I am surprised it's still brought up, let alone by people who call themselves scientists.
I have watched countless talks with Dawkins and read most of his books and I have no clue what you are talking about. Would you care to point me to one of those instances where he comes off as arrogant or makes arguments from authority like you are insinuating?
Regarding the evidence which you insist he doesn't care about sharing with "common folk", he wrote a bloody book aimed at children! (The Magic of Reality)
You're just parroting some of the most popular attacks of Dawkins being strident, shrill and arrogant. Again, I dare you to come up with any evidence for those claims.
...like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASoCJTYgYB0
250 GB won't last very long. Especially the PS3 exclusive titles fill out those BDs pretty good.
Uncharted 2 was around 39 GB as was God of War III. Heavy Rain used up about 28 GB.
I would love to install at least the game I am currently playing to the HD to decrease load times but I can understand why they left the feature out.
Your average XBox 360 game is roughly 7 GB. I guess Sony just puts a lot of uncompressed textures and sound files on their discs.
...Apple rumor blogs do this.
Why not wait until the damn thing is actually released?
This doesn't make sense.
The 3GS and its predecessor look exactly the same. So if the only reason to own one is to flash it on the subway you could just as well keep your old one.
Most people, like me for instance, wrap their iPhone in some protective sleeve so you can't even tell it apart from other phones on first glance.
Is it really so hard to believe that most users just like the iPhone for its technical merits?
It's because of people like you I used to think twice before I get it out of my pocket in certain places.
Aren't we past the fashion junkie stereotype for owners of Apple hardware just about now?
Get a grip already...
After all, the initial singularity from which the universe sprung had to come from somewhere.
There is an interesting talk by Lawrence Kraus how our Universe could have come from "Nothing".
Basically, if we are living in a flat universe, which has been shown to be the case (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_of_the_Universe), Quantum Fluctuations allow it to begin from nothing (zero total energy).
I think most higher-ups in the catholic church at least believe in their own crap, I'll give 'em that.
Scientology seems to be more of a concerted effort to extort money from gullible people.
I think the main component is childhood indoctrination.
The Mafia organization in Calabria (and other ones too, I guess) basically consists of several tightly knit families.
The rationalization took place a while back.
Works fine for religious folks too.
Seems like Wacom is planning something just like that for the Desktop.
I would totally buy one.
I often find myself trying to execute pinch gestures on my mouse pad after working with my MacBook
So let's play this out a little bit. Let's say we drop the copyrights on everything over 17 years old. All of a sudden, everything older than Third Eye Blind is free. The majority of Metallica music. U2, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Paula Abdul... Jefferson Starship, Beatles, the list goes on. Anything recorded by Casals, most of Pavarotti's records... How many people would say, "I've got a lifetime of music to wade through that's free. Why would I buy this top-40 crap for even a dollar?"
Unless, of course, they actually turn out some product that's better than Britney. I'm not saying that there's no good music these days, but I'm saying that most of the pop stuff they put out now would have a hard time competing against a practically infinite supply of free music.
I don't think that would be the case for a good chunk of listeners. Especially youth culture is all about identification and peer pressure. Therfore, I guess Britney and her ilk are not so much about music.
Plus, it's totally uncool to listen to the same stuff as one's parents, however good it may be.
I know I didn't start listening to older stuff before being well into my twens.
The real question is will they force Apple to do the same, or does the Little dictator of Cupertino get another free pass?
Not the same crap again...
- Apple is not a monopoly
- Safari's market share is insignificant
- Safari can be uninstalled with one drag to the trashcan
And Ubuntu even offers to install Epiphany with a few mouseclicks via Synaptic if you want.
Why do people always have to dilute the matter with that line of reasoning?