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    Hmm... This name might be a bit uncler, but the purpose is
    to give every forum member to ask a stupid question, and
    everyone can answer (Even unrelated or "stupid" answers)...
    So this is meant to be some sort of Fun...

    I'll start:

    How much is many?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal
    Hmm... This name might be a bit uncler, but the purpose is
    to give every forum member to ask a stupid question, and
    everyone can answer (Even unrelated or "stupid" answers)...
    So this is meant to be some sort of Fun...

    I'll start:

    How much is many?
    More than a few.

    Why do some of us refuse to acknowledge that humans are animals just like every other creature that has either lived or is living.?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal
    How much is many?
    it depends on what you are talking about. when i think of many people, i think of billions. i think of alot of money, millions. i think of alot of years, i think of thousands. i think of alot of planets, hundreds. alot of people in a family, 10-20. it is all in proportion.
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    "Many" is more than I have.

    I don't have quite enough. Anyone with anymore than me has too many.
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    can there ever be too many?

    since you can always get more...
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    well, again, depends on what you are talking about. to much of an element? only a limited amount of mass on the planet. to much property? only so much area on the planet.
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    Why are asteroids from space, but hemiroids are in your butt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal
    How much is many?
    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    More than a few.

    Why do some of us refuse to acknowledge that humans are animals just like every other creature that has either lived or is living.?
    Because many of us still believe in vegetables.


    Is zero a number?
    Why do they want us to believe Conspiracy Theories?
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    A good friend is better than a teacher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anandsatya
    A good friend is better than a teacher?
    A good friend IS a teacher.

    Is zero a number?
    As much as anything can be a number. Mere constructs of the mind with no relevance to reality..

    Way are asteroids from space, but hemiroids are in your butt?
    It used to be vice versa, but we got too many complaints.

    can there ever be too many?
    Hemiroids? Never!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j
    Is zero a number?
    zero is the absence of quantity. just like black is the absence of color.
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    best topic yet,

    Many is more then I find permitted to be an accepted number.

    Furthermore zero is a chocolate bar, but if can solve mathematical problems with it, it gets mysterious (Like all real chocolate).
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    Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?

    Who holds the copyright on the copyright symbol?

    Why don't they want us to hear about the conspiracy of silence?

    How often is yellow?

    Why do you never see George W.Bush and Ozzy Osbourne together at the same time?

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Who holds the copyright on the copyright symbol?
    THEY do!

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    Why don't they want us to hear about the conspiracy of silence?
    cause it wouldn't be a conspiracy of SILENCE if evryone HEARD about it.

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    How often is yellow?
    Orange

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    Why do you never see George W.Bush and Ozzy Osbourne together at the same time?
    Because they are secretly the same person.

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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    No, they all have sertas so they don't need sheep.

    But the important question is

    "How famous do you have to be to be 'assassinated' and not 'murdered'"
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    How long is a piece of string???
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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87

    But the important question is

    "How famous do you have to be to be 'assassinated' and not 'murdered'"
    Stay away from politics unless you want to find out.

    Does Forrest Gump's amusing quip, 'stupid is as stupid does" apply to the answers to these questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    Does Forrest Gump's amusing quip, 'stupid is as stupid does" apply to the answers to these questions?
    Pineapple granades and parcnip throwing knifes know the answer to that!

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck, Chuck Noris?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    How much wood, would a wood chuck, chuck, if a wood chuck, could Chuck Noris?
    That's easy...

    If wood chucking woodchucks chucked Chuck then woodchucks would chuck wood Chuck chucked.


    If you are doing the speed limit and you move over to let a faster car pass are you contributing to the endangerment of the other driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    Why do some of us refuse to acknowledge that humans are animals just like every other creature that has either lived or is living.?
    The chimpanzee from the classic 1930s Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, just turned 74, and the newspaper actually described him as "the world's oldest primate."
    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    How much wood, would a wood chuck, chuck, if a wood chuck, could Chuck Noris?
    Lynne Truss would be turning in her grave, if she were dead. Commas! Commas! You meant to say:

    "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck Norris?"

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    Lisa: What is the sound of one hand clapping?
    Bart: That's easy, Lis! [Makes one hand clap itself.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowToo
    How long is a piece of string???
    Twice the distance from the middle to the end, but why dont they just say " its the distance from one end to the other "??

    Heres a stupid question:
    Why does the word lisp have an 's' in it?
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    Because 'X' won't sound good...

    Let me ask again:
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimis
    Why does the word lisp have an 's' in it?
    It's for people who want to pay lip service to political correctness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowToo
    How long is a piece of string???
    a piece of string would be any type of string longer than it is wide.
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    is it true that there are no stupid questions, but rather just stupid people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    is it true that there are no stupid questions, but rather just stupid people?
    That' just stupid. :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    is it true that there are no stupid questions, but rather just stupid people?
    That' just stupid. :-D
    stupid like a fox :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamilton333
    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowToo
    How long is a piece of string???
    a piece of string would be any type of string longer than it is wide.
    If a string is wider than longer... It would still be a string, facing the other direction. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuete
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    How long is a piece of string???
    a piece of string would be any type of string longer than it is wide.
    If a string is wider than longer... It would still be a string, facing the other direction. :wink:
    first of all, it wouldnt face the opposite direction. it would be on the opposite plane. if it was a string longer horizontaly, it would become a long string vertically.


    but then the width would become its length. if you see any object "wider"than it is long, would you not measure the width as length? you see a string, then measure it. you see another string, but the length now equals the width of the other string, and the width equals the length of the other string. you would naturally measure the "length" as the dimension with the longest measurement, so you would say it is as "long" as the first string. you would be measureing the "width" as the length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamilton333
    first of all, it wouldnt face the opposite direction. it would be on the opposite plane. if it was a string longer horizontaly, it would become a long string vertically.


    but then the width would become its length. if you see any object "wider"than it is long, would you not measure the width as length? you see a string, then measure it. you see another string, but the length now equals the width of the other string, and the width equals the length of the other string. you would naturally measure the "length" as the dimension with the longest measurement, so you would say it is as "long" as the first string. you would be measureing the "width" as the length.
    I didn't say the "opposite" direction, I said the "other" direction.

    And you're right, in that case the width would become the lenght... but it was supposed to sound stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuete
    Quote Originally Posted by chamilton333
    first of all, it wouldnt face the opposite direction. it would be on the opposite plane. if it was a string longer horizontaly, it would become a long string vertically.


    but then the width would become its length. if you see any object "wider"than it is long, would you not measure the width as length? you see a string, then measure it. you see another string, but the length now equals the width of the other string, and the width equals the length of the other string. you would naturally measure the "length" as the dimension with the longest measurement, so you would say it is as "long" as the first string. you would be measureing the "width" as the length.
    I didn't say the "opposite" direction, I said the "other" direction.

    And you're right, in that case the width would become the lenght... but it was supposed to sound stupid.

    huh, what? better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamilton333
    Quote Originally Posted by j
    Is zero a number?
    zero is the absence of quantity. just like black is the absence of color.
    Sorry, Black is a color, very dark red or blue or green etc

    no question is silly if the asker is genuine
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    then why is a vacume black? because there is no matter to reflect any light back too you. why is night black? no light, no color,=black.
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    You are right and talking theoretically of course, A perfect vacuum, a perfect dark night. I am saying that Black is a colour, not why something is Black, :wink:
    Perhaps Black means different things to different people, an Artist as opposed to a scientist, I wish you well
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    Why does the word lisp have an 's' in it?
    For the same reason that "abbreviation" is quite a long word. And "dyslexia" is a hard word to spell correctly. English is just the most ironic language on the planet. And it's fairly ironic that a lot of people don't actually understand or use the word "ironic" correctly. It's not "ironic" if it rains on your wedding day, unless you are marrying a meteorologist.

    (Similarly I used to wonder why my local Chinese restaurant was called the Imperial - with its swallowed 'R' at the mid-point and terminating 'L', not a word any East Asian tongue can easily negotiate.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silas
    Why does the word lisp have an 's' in it?
    For the same reason that "abbreviation" is quite a long word. And "dyslexia" is a hard word to spell correctly. English is just the most ironic language on the planet. And it's fairly ironic that a lot of people don't actually understand or use the word "ironic" correctly. It's not "ironic" if it rains on your wedding day, unless you are marrying a meteorologist.

    (Similarly I used to wonder why my local Chinese restaurant was called the Imperial - with its swallowed 'R' at the mid-point and terminating 'L', not a word any East Asian tongue can easily negotiate.)
    Is having a thousand spoons but only needing a knife, ironic?
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    [quote="Silas"]
    It's not "ironic" if it rains on your wedding day, unless you are marrying a meteorologist.
    I thought it was ironic if it rains on your wedding day but hadn't rained for 6 months before or something like that.?


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    It's ironic if you didn't expect it to happen. And personally, I'd check the weather forcast.

    As for the famous question of "Why?"

    Well, why not?
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    Brilliant answer...
    Heh, remember the original?
    "Because..."
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    Ah yes.
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    Biohazard;

    Just in case I ever meet a stranger worth kissing, where should I find her Alps? And is the noodling dangerous?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    How come food that tastes good is bad for you but if its good for you it tastes bad?
    because bad food usally has alot of fat in it. your body wants to have fat reserves. way back when, (and im not talkin about your grandfather, more like your long-lost neandrahal cousin) people rarely found food, because they were hunter gatherers. so your body had to store energy so in the famine days you would keep going. so, way back when, fat was the most nutritious thing ever. so it tastes good. and good food tastes bad only out of comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    You are right and talking theoretically of course, A perfect vacuum, a perfect dark night. I am saying that Black is a colour, not why something is Black, :wink:
    Perhaps Black means different things to different people, an Artist as opposed to a scientist, I wish you well
    yes, paintings arent totally "black". and another question... why isnt MY vaccum black? :wink:
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    chamilton333,Perhaps it is old like mine and has a leak,
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    Die Fledermaus, i saw your sig and would death really suck that much if you went to heaven? or as some religions call it, the "perfect place?" would it only suck if you went to hell ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamilton333
    Die Fledermaus, i saw your sig and would death really suck that much if you went to heaven? or as some religions call it, the "perfect place?" would it only suck if you went to hell ?
    why must eternal bliss be all good?
    to me death means the end of everything and hence it cannot by definition suck for anyone excepts those who must spend the months getting over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamilton333
    Die Fledermaus, i saw your sig and would death really suck that much if you went to heaven? or as some religions call it, the "perfect place?" would it only suck if you went to hell ?
    Sorry, I don’t believe in Heaven or Hell
    Death is oblivion, imho, and I am having such a good time I don’t want to die yet, may be when things get a bit ho hum ??. :wink: :wink:
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    why is there a sun?
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    So, we could have something to gaze at...
    (an old joke: Where we need sun, when the moonlight is enough?)
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    Why I don't have telekinesis?
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    you are not yet one with the force.

    join the dark side and you may learn these abilities darth guilleermo
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    Quote Originally Posted by guilleermo
    Why I don't have telekinesis?
    Perhaps your Feet are too firmly on the ground
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    You didn't ask a question!

    Why isn't ~.99999=1
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    Should it be?
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    Why is it called a "Free way" if you have to pay to drive on it? (why stop there) Why do you drive on the parkway, but park in the drive way? Why is my old pe teacher, Miss Short, taller than me? Why is myspace so evil? Why are americans all obsessed with being entertained? What is the most significant question ever that has the answer 42?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    What is the most significant question ever that has the answer 42?
    I do believe that you have just discovered the answer to your own question. Excellent work.
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    No, your question is much too mundane. I much prefer his.
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    DaBOB wrote:
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    No, your question is much too mundane. I much prefer his.
    yes so do i, in fact can you repeat the question? was this an expression of misunderstanding :? ? (there thats 2 questions...isnt it?)
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    42.. doesn't mean anything


    The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.

    nothing big, nothing hard, just a number...

    6*9 was also 42... but not if you calculate it.

    Other theories are, 6*9... clockwise rotation... there are 24 hours a day. rotate it and you'll get 42.. the answer of the universe equals TIME!!!!

    hmm... (this i figured out all by myself )
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    I figured it came from "Hichikers Guide to the Galaxy" Thats what I was thinking about. 42 is definately the answer to the most important question. But I was wondering what that question is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza
    yes so do i, in fact can you repeat the question? was this an expression of misunderstanding :? ? (there thats 2 questions...isnt it?)
    And now it is 3 questions! Very good! However, none of your 3 questions satisfies the requirement, in my mind, as to being the most significant question ever that has the answer 42. I could answer any and all of your 3 questions with 42, but still they do not reach the level of his!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver
    42.. doesn't mean anything
    Speak for yourself. There are millions of people to whom this has significant meaning. Not so much anymore, although it has had a revival in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, in which it was not picked by randomness or coincidence.
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    I am amased this hasent made it to the trash can.

    YEESSS!!! I got this from somewhere else but, it was too good.
    Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?
    If a turtle doesn't have a shell is it homeless or naked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    YEESSS!!! I got this from somewhere else but, it was too good.
    Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?
    If a turtle doesn't have a shell is it homeless or naked?
    Yes, your questions do qualify given the topic of this thread. As well, they certainly deserve the answer of 42.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

    I think a better question to ask a vegitarian is "How many vegitables had to die for your salad?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    I think a better question to ask a vegitarian is "How many vegitables had to die for your salad?"
    Yes, vegetables do deserve human rights. Why does no one here stand up for the human rights that vegetables deserve? (Note that I am standing up as I write this.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silas
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    How much wood, would a wood chuck, chuck, if a wood chuck, could Chuck Noris?
    Lynne Truss would be turning in her grave, if she were dead. Commas! Commas! You meant to say:

    "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck Norris?"
    If a woodchuck could chuck norris I don't think it would.
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    How is it I missed this thread ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    How is it I missed this thread ?
    your computer screen is selectively hiding things from you.

    why do you ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    How is it I missed this thread ?
    your computer screen is selectively hiding things from you.

    why do you ask?
    He was trying to post a question in line with the thread topic. So were you, it seems. Shall I join you both?
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    here is a question for you guys
    who and what are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes
    He was trying to post a question in line with the thread topic. So were you, it seems. Shall I join you both?
    wether you shall depends on your mood i guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    here is a question for you guys
    who and what are you?
    i am me.

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    what is me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    what is me?
    my past my present and my future.
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    no, thats your time line, not you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    no, thats your time line, not you
    so your saying that past influences and future aspirations do not define me and seperate me from you.

    well then i guess we're on a trip to the genetic level then.
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    thats your body
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    thats your body
    and my body is different from yours so thats a good place to start when defining ones self.
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    If you expect the unexpected, wouldn't the unexpected be expected?
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    If you expect the unexpected, than what was previously unexpected becomes expected.

    Why is a negative times a negative a positive?
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    i´ll say it like my favorite species in ST
    "It is irrelevant..."
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    If all the people in the world were to wear only green clothes would plants start to die from a lack of light absorbtion?
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    that one was the stupiest yet, of course not they take from the sun, not us
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    Exactly. If we all wore green we would absorb all the sunlight that they normally absorb. :P <---- is a stupid smily. Looks like a panting face.
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    we absorb what hiots us, not what hits them
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    BUT WE WOULD BE WEARING GREEN. S we absorb the same color, and anyways it's supposed to be a stupid question.
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    there are however more plants, trees, leafs than there are people.

    and a lot of the time these trees etc are much taller than us.
    so really i'd say that they would absorb all OUR light.
    i knew they were up to something.
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    First they cause global warming and now they are taking our light. What good are these trees?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    First they cause global warming and now they are taking our light. What good are these trees?
    we should move them indoors and make them suffer under green lights.
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