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Genuine question - what's the point of Mensa?
After attending events/talks and reading their material, the people there just seem to enjoy wasting time together, rather than doing any actual academic work. But growing up as a kid, people had always spoken so greatly of Mensa. What's happened? Was Mensa initially good?
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no it was always a sub-masonic self-praising shitfest
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>>8054444
So why join? You don't need to pay a membership fee to get yourself off.
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>>8054451
some people just need to wear a badge

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What do you think the file size of the universe would be, assuming it's a simulation?

No Man's Sky is estimated to be 15gb-20gb, and it has 18 quintillion planets. But that doesn't include things like human memory, languages and the music of the world, or the incredibly realistic textures that make up our reality. There's the fps game .kkrieger, which is 96kb total. It is entirely procedurally generated, but still looks passable (see attached image)

I've looked at every test that mankind has done to determine if the universe is a simulation,...
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>>8056186
The number of distinct quanta would be a decent starting point
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>>8056187
Yeah, you'd need every subatomic particle, its position, and movement vector inme privileged reference frame that ignores relativity and has an instantaneous, universe-wide concept of "now".
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>>8056239
inme = in some (keystrokes got eaten)

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I have a theory that most people are bisexual, and while this is very likely a horny crackpot theory, I would like to posit it to /sci/ for condemnation or confirmation
I think this because humans are very much social animals and sex is a good way a resolving conflicts between two competitors (like in bonobo society) so I think humans were born naturally able to do it with both sexes.
The main reason is this: For most of human history and in some tribes, homosexuality has been matter of fact or even praised as a pure form of sex, but because we are social and develop culture, we are also adaptable to new cultures and able to "turn off" certain behaviors in order to follow the norm. so therefore, because of the rise of Levant culture and identification and condemnation of homosexuality, we "turned off" that part of ourselves in order to follow the norm.

>the sensitivity of the anus and prostate implies anal sex was not only biologically allowed, but adapted to give us pleasure, although this could just be crossed wires.
>In the studies that try to detect this, most participant get erect/aroused to same sex porn, even if they claim otherwise. This implies that, even if the party involved does not personally enjoy it, homosexuality can arouse the majority of people.
>The lack of diversity in porn/people means that homosexual behavior can't be explored much out side of the norm at this time. Because of the internet, people are starting to explore more.
>the Trap mentality: AKA the "i'm not gay, I just like sucking dick" phenomenon
So what do you think /sci/?
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just based on personal experience, i think everyone is bisexual, but most have a preferential bias
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I think every human has an innate ability/fetish/appreciation for genitalia male or female and everyone expresses this to different extents because of social conditioning, intelligence, whatever else lends to their various propensities.

>tldr everyone likes dicks and pussies

inb4 closeted denial fag, live with my bf and get my dick sukt everyday. I've fucked 11 girls and 3 guys.
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I think it's more likely that sexuality is a choice, and good people choose to become bisexual.
I chose.

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People are finally waking up to you stupid science bitches. They know that your secret language is spooky and they're not going to take it anymore.

Be honest with me /sci/. Show me your runes, tell me what they mean.
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>>8058438
i was hoping this was from the onion
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>>8058438
>economist
she was right about him being up to no good
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Dumb humanistic students

Year 2 children given this question that most adults can't answer. Can you?

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>>8062622
GR8 B8 M8 but we aren't doing your tough homework assignments for you!
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>>8062622
wat

Literally 63 - 17 + 19

It's not that fucking hard.
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63-19 + 17

:^))

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As our planet has no name, ITT we try finding a proper one, suitable enough. Discuss.
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Terra
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anime fun land
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>>8058574
OP here. As our star is called Sol, then why not, Terra is not bad. Any other ideas?

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Where are you right now?
Where will you be next year?
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>>8058447
Get a MSc and then see if I can get a good research job and perhaps do a part-time PhD
>Where are you right now?
Finishing my undergrad in like a month
>Where will you be next year?
Starting my MSc in machine learning
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Research chemist in a big company which has strong R&D departments
or
Consulting in McKinsey/Bain/BCG (if I'm bored of benchwork and if I am good enough to be hired...)
PhD, then maybe PostDoc if I am good enough to go in a top-notch research group, then research in the industry or consulting
>Where are you right now?
End of my MSc in chemistry
>Where will you be next year?
I...
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>>8058456
Get a PhD in AI and solve the problem of Intelligence
>Where are you right now?
Starting my MSc in my machine learning in September
>Where will you be next year?
Hopefully not in the dumpster FeelsBadMan.jpg

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Is there really any point to studying a science if you aren't some 130+ IQ genius
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>>8057738
money, you need to do something at the end of the day unless you win the lotto. if you like the kind of work why not? you still assist people with 130+ iq. and you never know you may figure something out, though you probably need more than 105 for that.
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>>8057747
I'm only a 115 iq brainlet, but thankfully not as low as 105
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Dont worry about iq op just do something that u are good at/enjoy.
Ive got a pretty high iq but i live rent free at home and make 20 an hr. Theres more to life than lamborghinis.
Italians are fags anyway

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No Pre-Calculus, Calculus I-III, Differential Equations or elementary Linear Algebra questions allowed.
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>>8050515
Start the thread off with one?
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>>8050570
If all characteristic classes of a bundle vanish, does that imply the bundle is trivial?
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What is the derivative of f(x)= e^x ?

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>Phobos is an extremely, almost impossibly porous and light moon in a decaying orbit
>new information on Martian atmospheric loss suggests it took billions of years confirming Mars as a viable terraformation target

There is literally no reason to not terraform Mars by nuking Phobos out of orbit. The amount of dust and debris a collision like that could kick up would be more than enough to start the terraforming process and we have the technology to do this today. Phobos is already going to collide with the...
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Yeah all you gotta do is wait 2 million years for the dust to settle
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>>8045854

Woah woah woah now let's HOLD ON, here. This is an emotional moment for all of us, but this MOON has a substantial DOLLAR VALUE attached to it, okay? And if in fact any alien life forms do exist on Mars, there might be an important species we're dealing with, and I don't think you or I can make the decision to do something rash, that might arbitrarily exterminate them!
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I will only pay for it if we actually get good video of this shit exploding.
I refuse to otherwise.

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ITT: We find a magic square of square numbers.
There's a big price for it, €1000.
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What is this and what are the conditions? The magic number could be 1.
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>>8040794
All numbers can only appear once.
A magic square is a square where all the rows, columns and diagonals add up to the same sum.
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>>8040797
Domain?

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It's predicted that robots will replace human labors in future. Up to 50% of our job will be taken over. What will happen to the increasing amount of the unemployed?
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>>8049426
favelas or working the land in relatively primitive conditions?
idk
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>>8049426
Massive welfare state is the only plausible result
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>>8049426
They'll all become gamers, long for and fund the development of virtual reality, and eventually I'll just upload everyone so I can stripmine the Earth into my ever-growing neural array.

It's either that or non-immortality. Personally I don't care which way you arrange your future atoms.

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>there was a time when everyone thought airplanes were impossible, and they were wrong, therefore FTL is also possible
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>>8050202
>I just don't trust what """""science""""" has to say anymore. One day they're telling you to eat more whole grains and the next they're telling you to avoid gluten!
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>>8050202
> '' I watch top 10 videos on youtube so I am practically a scientist now :D: D: D: :D:D :D XDDXDD''
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>just because I don't understand anything that I'm taught in school and refuse to teach myself doesn't mean I'm not SMART! I'm good at other stuff like listening to top 40 music and reading young adult fiction.

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Remembering when /sci/ used to be populated with rational thinkers.
What happened /sci/?
It seems like when people jumped on the fake-nerd bang wagon, they also jumped on the science fanboy wagon without learning what the scientific method is.

And it's not just 4chan either.
Even in academia social sciences are promoted as are theoretical bullshit beliefs.

When did proof go out the window?
When did authoritarianism and false dilemmas become accepted?
What happened?
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Most people are prone to psychotic egotism.
They lie all the time because they can't admit to being wrong.
Even when there is proof, like 4chan, where everything is recorded and in front of everyone, straw man arguments and false quotes are used more than anything.

/pol/ and 4chan are populated with psychotics.
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>>8058881
Not the guy, but how buttblasted do you have to be to defend /pol/ in every post you see that mentions it? You aren't making any difference here, you might as well go back there so you don't waste time being upset at other people's posts.
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>>8058881
Where does it indicate I'm a SJW?
How is promoting science and the scientific method shitposting?
Why do you think I'm stinking?

You're psychotic.

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A new poll shows that the way you ask people about evolution can drastically change their response.

Researchers show that when the word “human” is replaced with "elephant” in the evolution question, 75% of Americans agree—about 25 percentage points higher than before.
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>>8058041
learn to post links when you're citing something pls.
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>>8058041
evolution is not a fact, it's a description.

Believing in something is called a religion.

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It's safe to assume that women are on their own mental category?

I don't want to mean they're mentally inferior, but we can see the paralel between women and male sports and how women world records are actually the same of a 13 year old male athlete and they lose to 14 year old males.

So, following that sense, can we assume that women are mentally inferior to what we consider male mathematicians and male scientists?

Has there been any case in history of science of a female that can be at the same level male geniuses had been?

I'm...
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>>8057815
Marie Curie
But for God's sake, 99% famous scientists and inventors in the last century was men.
Now 90% of the persons that change the world are still men. Women can go to the fucking dumpster.
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>>8057825
what was her IQ?

what's the posibility of to find another female like her?
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>>8057815
Yes, the typical woman operates on a lower level of consciousness.

Let's do the following fun experiment:
Take any of the following categories: science, math, art, literature, philosophy, politics, sports.
Make a list of the 10 greatest males in that field.
Make a list of the 10 greatest females in that field.
Now make a list of the 10 greatest _persons_ in that field.
How many females are in that last list?

The problem is that women are by nature purely sexual beings and emotionally...

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Why haven't we detected alien life yet? Imagije how the human society will look like in 3 BILLION years and tell me we wouldn't left detectable traces for any remotely intelligent life to detect in the entire galaxy or even control the growth and spread of all alien life.
So why can't we find anything?
And remember your explanations needs to satify not only one alien species but ALL alien species including future humans colonizing space.
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You assume that super intelligent species would want to expand and spread everywhere like a bunch of monkeys
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>>8052431

We do
You assume that NO super intelligent species ever would want to spread everywhere
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>>8052424
Could it be that all life tries to kill itself before leaving for the stars?
Could it be that we are some of the earliest 'Smart' life out there.
Could it be that Aliens don't want others to find them because we are all doomed to killing each other off?
Could it be one alien per Galaxy.
Could X/ be right and there are aliens and our government is keeping it quite?

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Well, /sci/?
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Yeah that is a nice drawing well done
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>>8052054
0.75^5 = 0.24

Therefore greater chance to negate all damage on bottom row, since 24% > 15%

Anything else?
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>>8052076
It's 1 - 0.25^5, idiot

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A new language is created that only uses the letters A, B, C, D, and E. A sequence of letters is called a word if it does not include the same letter twice in a row, and it does not include two vowels in a row. How many words are there in this language that are 10 letters long and that begin with a vowel?

How does /sci/ solve this?
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>>8058064
by writing all the possible words and counting.
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i really hate combinatorics problems
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0 . You can't have words 10 letters long with no repeats allowed and only 5 letters...

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Was it an inside job, /sci/?
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>>8057367
> fuel has a max burning temp
I bet I can get it to burn hotter.
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>>8057367
The whole thing was a hoax, the towers are still standing. If you don't think it's possible then here's your reminder that David Copperfield made the statue of liberty disappear, the USG obviously has better resources and better tricks than David Copperfield.
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>>8057367
There less energy losses the larger temperature we can get. Fuel burn produce energy not temperature. If it is contain in enough small volume we can reach really great temperature.

What ways are there, even theoretically, to stop a kinetic bomb travelling at relativistic speeds from impacting it's target? (Assuming you are at that target)

Assuming the object is about the size of a 757, could we launch large spacecraft past it to knock it off it's trajectory via gravitational interference?
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>>8054342
How far away can we intercept it?
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>>8054342
rip
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>>8054342
Currently we have no reasonable way to even detect such an object in time to take any counter measures.

http://www.strawpoll.me/10133154
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I think you mean 'posthumanism'.
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>>8051871

Posthumanism is when you fuck around with uploading and other magical bullshit.

Transhumanism is just getting robo legs or whatever.
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>>8051871
They're apparently two different things, though transhumanism can result in a posthumanist civilization.

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If space is infinite, then gravity waves at the edge of the infinity approach 0. At 0 gravity wavelength, we have 0 space and time. This is absolute 0 of space-time values.
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but space isn't.
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>>8056781
How do you know?
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>>8056779
gravity waves' intensity decreases quite rapidly, so it approaches 0 much before universe's edge

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Do you ever get the feeling that cosmology has gotten so far down the wrong track that it's not even wrong?
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>>8056703
QM, QFT, String Theory, M-theory and Chaos Theory
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I don't believe half of what theoretical physics says, I think it's mostly nonsense, especially things like "time dilation" - if anything happens the molecules slow down, in my opinion you are changing the normal definition of time otherwise in a senseless way. There are signs of this sort of "heresy" starting to trickle into the highest authorities of the science, which is never a good sign for it being right. I just wish they would stop experimenting with things like the LHC because sooner or later a mistake or oversight will be made and it'll...
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>>8056703
>especially things like "time dilation"
You say that but a big reason GPS works properly is because the clocks on the satellites correct for time dilation. It's definitely a thing.

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You have 5 seconds to prove to me why anyone should ever bother learning, understanding and memorizing all the complex functions, rules and ideas behind this decrepit, inane, obsolete study of chemistry
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it allows you to literally play with nature. You can make drugs, explosives, medicines, materials, etc...
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>>8052494
Sounds like you've already judged it before learning anything about it. Typical brainlet.
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>>8052494
because mathematicians don't have sweet labs and some people think physicists messing with lasers is outright boring.

My senior research was on organic chemistry; think about how frustrating it is to try to create something from a simpler chemical, then walking down to the NMR downstairs and BOOM you find out (by literally solving a puzzle of data) that you've successfully synthesized your product. As hard as it was, it was the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.

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Should psychology be considered a science? If not, why? If so, kill yourself? It's literally just a bunch of shit we don't need to know that creates even more hypochondriacs, right?
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>>8048511
heh, its pretty funny, psychology if you know how to use it can help you run the world.
Check this guy out:
Edward Bernays: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays
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>>8048511
>hurr
>studying human behavior is dumb
>understanding society and the mind is useless
>it's not like we're humans or something
All muh keks
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>>8048527
He was successful because he was born rich in an influential family, people have used religion and all manner of other bullshit for the same means, but the rules of propaganda have changed dramatically since Bernays.

Its beginning to look like i am an Elon Musk fanboy but it’s not quite that. The truth is that he and his team keep trying to push their limits on what their next mission should be. And this time is no different. http://plugnstay.com/mars2018-spacex-challenges-again-with-the-red-dragon/
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>>8049948
>i am an Elon Musk fanboy

Couldn't have put it better myself.
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>>8049948
>The truth is that he and his team keep trying to push their limits on what their next mission should be.
>"We're going to put an unmanned capsule on Mars in 2 years time"

While I'm always happy to see the space exploration sector make positive moves, this is the literal definition of it's fucking nothing.
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>>8049948
>The truth is that he and his team keep trying to push their limits
hehehehehehehheheheh

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What would space combat look like? How would it be conducted, and would conventional military strategies like the central position work in it?
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>>8049318
Like submarine warfare, except at much greater distances and bound by orbital mechanics
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No.
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>>8049320
Interesting. Would stealth mechanics work in space?

what evolutionary consequences would result from women experiencing direct pleasure from a male eyaculating straight into their unprotected vagina. Like, something like a semen receptor in the uterus that causes a huge orgasm like response when it comes into contact with the male semen.

would it be an evolutionary advantage? what consequences would it bring? i think it would certainly make the rate of pregnancies higher.

Are there any current evidences of people evolving to avoid birth control.

pic related is the object of this scientific question
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>>8047147
it's only an advantage when i do it
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Women DO experience a pleasurable feeling when they've been pumped with a load. It's a feeling that last a while also.
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They would fuck anyone no mater how unfitt they are (in an evulotionary sense)

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If diamonds are made of coal, then why are diamonds not black?
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>>8055216
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>>8055216
You can see it like this:
$X =$ coal $\implies$ carbon $\in X$
$X =$ diamond $\implies$ carbon $\in X$
It's a one way implication. Containing carbon says nothing about what the material actually is.
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>>ducks float
>>wood floats
>> ergo ducks are made of wood!

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