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by pantodragon
May 7th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

I was mainly a rock climber rather than a mountaineer. And I was a "rabbit" at that - which meant I climbed mainly for the enjoyment rather than for extending my abilities to the max. I did have a go at a few "severe" climbs though, but stuck mainly to "very difficult". I did most of the roots on T...
by pantodragon
May 7th, 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: An Introduction to Philosophy
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: An Introduction to Philosophy

It is impossible to interact to even the tiniest degree with another person without the that affecting some sort of change to you - if only by reinforcing a previously held opinion by a teensy weensy little bit. You have alluded to some sort of subliminal influence before, Pantaloon, but there is d...
by pantodragon
May 2nd, 2014, 2:31 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

I only ever picked up obvious climbers (I used to climb myself) (well, actually climbed the rock - climbing oneself is quite a difficult feat.) Or I would pick up students. Where did you climb? Any named peaks? I would really like to do a bit of climbing myself, but I'm so afraid of heights I get n...
by pantodragon
May 2nd, 2014, 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: An Introduction to Philosophy
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: An Introduction to Philosophy

Then is it merely to propagate your own views? Seems pretty silly to keep doing so for an audience that stands at 90 degrees to your the large majority of your positions. Not opposite, just in a place where most of your ideas go past without touching. You're wrong again. There is a point to what I ...
by pantodragon
April 30th, 2014, 3:39 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

I would suggest people have always stayed away from known trouble spots as much as possible. Unless they are stupid or there is no possible alternative. As an instance I can think of hitch-hiking. I've experienced this from both ends as a hiker and as a driver. As a driver I used always to pick up ...
by pantodragon
April 30th, 2014, 3:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: An Introduction to Philosophy
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: An Introduction to Philosophy

sorry, Panto, seems the game is up - on the basis of these responses, which do not deem you worth a single word. If you simply reject gigantic areas of human intellectual effort like science and philosophy (as opposed to offering some opinion within these areas), what else can you expect? Dream on ...
by pantodragon
April 30th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: An Introduction to Philosophy
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: An Introduction to Philosophy

An appropriate response So you missed the point, did you? No surprises there then, eh? Though I'm only making the same point as I've made time and again in different ways about different con artists: philosophers and philosophy are not what they would have you think them. Just as with modern DVDs a...
by pantodragon
April 30th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Physician, heal thyself.
Replies: 37
Views: 5337

Re: Physician, heal thyself.

getreal wrote:You do know that
Philip Glass collaborated with Bowie to produce two major pieces of work?


.
Just a business opportunity. Widen audiences etc. It's a common enough ploy nowadays for cross-overs between the classical music and the popular music worlds.
by pantodragon
April 30th, 2014, 3:01 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Film Title Game
Replies: 3208
Views: 170428

Re: Film Title Game

Logan's Run
by pantodragon
April 28th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

You have to understand that violence can take 2 forms: physical and psychological. This I know from personal experience. There have been control freaks, dominant personalities, sadists and all kinds of nasty people for as long as there have been people - not a lot one can do about it, chances are s...
by pantodragon
April 28th, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: There really is no need for loneliness
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: There really is no need for loneliness

Pantsy Autism is not a spoiled crying baby nor the result of ineffective parenting. You cannot simply change the definition of a disorder to suit your arguments. If you have actual research to support your hypothesis, then let's see it. But first, please familiarize yourself with current research a...
by pantodragon
April 28th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: An Introduction to Philosophy
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

An Introduction to Philosophy

Science is much practiced at pulling the rug out from under people’s feet. One minute people were getting on with their lives secure in their belief that God created the world in seven days, the next science caused mayhem and disturbance by insisting that religion was wrong: the Earth had, in fact, ...
by pantodragon
April 25th, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

humanity is degenerating Pants, do an historical review of the average quality of life, the incidence of crime, especially violent crime etc. etc. We currently (ignoring the dangerous posturing of our political so-called leaders) live in a period of great personal safety. Crime, including violent c...
by pantodragon
April 25th, 2014, 2:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: There really is no need for loneliness
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: There really is no need for loneliness

I can hardly believe I’m having to answer these objections, the answers being so simple and obvious and requiring nothing more than the most elementary science and a little reason. But seriously, though, are there REALLY none among you who can see the answers? I am tempted to leave these questions u...
by pantodragon
April 23rd, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: There really is no need for loneliness
Replies: 7
Views: 743

There really is no need for loneliness

Loneliness, in the opinion of a GP speaking on the radio last week, is lethal. As a killer, he said, it is as deadly as smoking. The people most at risk from the effects of loneliness are the elderly. The GP listed some of the symptoms associated with loneliness. I can’t remember them all, but depre...
by pantodragon
April 23rd, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Physician, heal thyself.
Replies: 37
Views: 5337

Re: Physician, heal thyself.

getreal wrote:Running With Scissors springs to mind.

http://www.runningwithscissorsband.net/
Don't get it.
by pantodragon
April 23rd, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Physician, heal thyself.
Replies: 37
Views: 5337

Re: Physician, heal thyself.

What's your taste in music then, Pants? It's not a matter of having a particular taste in music. It is a matter of learning to like anything that I am currently unable to like. So potentially, I will eventually reach the point that I like every kind of music from every part of the world from classi...
by pantodragon
April 23rd, 2014, 3:27 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

But is your stance that the kids of today are at risk from the world and should be protected or are not allowed to experience risk and so develop suitable skills? Well, my stance is actually quite complicated. On the one hand, I do think that children are over-protected today and that the result is...
by pantodragon
April 16th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Physician, heal thyself.
Replies: 37
Views: 5337

Re: Physician, heal thyself.

getreal wrote:You're crazy, pants.

Totally crazy.

:hilarity:
Crazy? Well at least I'm not a David Bowie worshipper!
by pantodragon
April 16th, 2014, 3:59 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: Cave art or rave art? A cautionary tale.

OK, but determining the degree of risk is a tight-rope. The young parents of today may never have had the benefit of taking risk themselves and so have no way of accurately judging risk to their kids. Even some of the older parents round here will not let their kids walk to the primary school in ca...