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Comment Re:Someone help me out here - business question (Score 1) 179

I've always referred to it as the Boiling Frog Effect. Try to put a frog into a boiling pot and it'll jump out. But if you put him in there while the pot's cold and slowly heat it up he won't notice the temperature change and will be boiled alive. People are the same way - make an aggressive move and they'll fight back. Make a few less aggressive moves and, even if they have the same effect, people will stay docile.

Comment Re:77,000 years? Bah! (Score 5, Informative) 102

They have revised the date a bit. Sextus Julius put it at 5500 BC, while the current estimates, based on the Masoritic text of the Tanakh, are all around 4000 BC. (This also conveniently pushed the date sextus picked for the apocalypse (6000 years after creation) up by about 1500 years.)

Must've been a confusing time for the Sumerians. http://www.theonion.com/articles/sumerians-look-on-in-confusion-as-god-creates-worl,2879/

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