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by Nirvanam
October 23rd, 2010, 1:51 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 6197

Re: Gravity

I'll argue my side of the story. Because you asked for an explanation as to why your post came across as bad-tempered, I'll have a go. As usual, I'll be direct. I have noticed that you are posting a lot of threads, which isn't a bad thing, but I also see that the threads are 'going south' pretty qui...
by Nirvanam
October 23rd, 2010, 12:38 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

It's actually the New Zealand team (though they pinch Samoans and Tongans too :cross: ). There has been a Maori team in recent years, but I don't think it is a standing team. The 'Black' has nothing to do with race. They wear all-black kit, but, apparently, it derives from a misprint. An early news...
by Nirvanam
October 23rd, 2010, 12:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: History of Humanity (Neo Nazis and other theories)
Replies: 77
Views: 5564

History of Humanity (Neo Nazis and other theories)

I guess most of us here would have heard of the existence of Neo Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. I am not sure if they are related apart from being color supremacist groups. I believe these are all manifestations of the History we teach our kids. At young ages of 9 and 10 what you teach a kid as History...
by Nirvanam
October 23rd, 2010, 12:14 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 6197

Re: Gravity

I was shocked because of the tone of your post. It appeared bad tempered. You have completely failed to grasp what I was saying. Perhaps that is my fault, but as I cannot explain it any better, there seems no point in continuing. You also brought up a thread which is months old. I discontinued cont...
by Nirvanam
October 23rd, 2010, 12:08 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

You mean Ice Hockey? You Yanks no...bah! Alright here's a lil question for you - how come you guys play in World Championships in which only your country participates? Lol...just pulling your leg but that's the joke on American sports' like Baseball, Hard Rugby...at least Ice Hockey you have Canadi...
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 6197

Re: Gravity

I'm really shocked at your reply, Nirvanam What's there to be shocked? Do you believe that all the topics that you discuss here or elsewhere, you know them very well? Don't you make up your viewpoints based on who or what you choose to believe? Anyway, what's the relevance of the picture...I didn't...
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 11:08 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

Question to British friends here...were the recent Commonwealth Games of any interest to the general public. Do such games generate a lot of public interest and following in Britain? In India unfortunately, although media tries very hard, they don't...we are a total cricket freak nation.
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 10:59 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: International Cinema
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: International Cinema

...now your turn to suggest. I like heist, comedy-action, no tragedy please, life-meaningfulness is fine but no tragedy and violent crime. Have you seen Nine Queens ( Nueves Reinas ), an Argentinian film about a couple of confidence tricksters, made in 2000? If you haven't, I think it would be righ...
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 10:53 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

Marian wrote:I'm not sure which league they're on but I love the 'war cry' of the Maori rugby team before they play.
They are called the 'All Blacks' right?
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 10:50 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

Hockey- You mean Ice Hockey? You Yanks no...bah! Alright here's a lil question for you - how come you guys play in World Championships in which only your country participates? Lol...just pulling your leg but that's the joke on American sports' like Baseball, Hard Rugby...at least Ice Hockey you hav...
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 10:41 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

Rugby (Union, just in case Alan C is wondering :wink: ) is the finest team game, though the powers that be have buggered up the rules in recent years, IMO. Cricket....ah! The best thing about cricket is listening to the radio commentry while you're doing something else. Weeding the garden or painti...
by Nirvanam
October 22nd, 2010, 12:43 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 6197

Re: Gravity

Ah! But there's the rub! I think most rational people already know this, Nirvanam. They know that there will be a propensity to reject out of hand something coming from a source you deem unreliable. However rational people will take this into consideration when judging the worth of something. They ...
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 10:47 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

O this is a true story. Back in 1979-80 or 78-79 or 80-81 season the Indian team visited Australia. So there was this Indian cricketer who was travelling to a foreign land for the very first time and he wasn't aware of the straayan accent. So when they were all going from the airport to the hotel, t...
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 10:36 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

Fia wrote:Crikey, what's crickey? :wink:
Oh the Aussies call it that way.
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 10:35 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Which game?

O O here's a nice lil story...although not exactly relevant. OK recently, about 3-4 yrs back there's been a new slam bang version of cricket called Twenty20 introduced. I guess the English will be aware. Anyway, in this version...it is very much an entertainment, mass market consumerist version of t...
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Game of Life and God
Replies: 21
Views: 3325

Re: The Game of Life and God

Fia wrote:I'm following you around until you come and play :D
I just did :D :D :D
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Which game?
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Which game?

which is your favorite team game? Football (no, you yanks, football is played with the foot not with your hands holding a ball and running...LOL), Cricket, Rugby, Hockey?

How many Indians do you know who ain't crazy about Crickey? That answers my choice
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 10:07 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 6197

Re: Gravity

Nirvanam You sure you didn't understand this? Ok, give me a topic of your choice and I'll explain the meaning of that sentence in reference to that topic. You're being patronising again :sad2: OK my topic of choice is, is the distribution of condoms in Africa and other third world countries a good ...
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 9:58 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Gravity
Replies: 48
Views: 6197

Re: Gravity

OK, so it would be paradigm shifting if there was sufficient evidence for it, but it's 50 years old as an idea and the lack of any solid progress has led to it becoming sidelined and rather unfashionable. I agree that science shouldn't follow fashions, but usually the trends are related to areas of...
by Nirvanam
October 21st, 2010, 9:43 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Game of Life and God
Replies: 21
Views: 3325

Re: The Game of Life and God

I assume you are referring to the fact that the game of life has been formulated as a concept by a sapient being, which runs using algorithms applied by a sapient being and has been structured to run by a sapient being. If so, you (or rather the dude on telly) are missing the point that the game is...