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5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.
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5/10/2016 11:33:30 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

How does temperature affect the volume of air?
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5/10/2016 1:34:46 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Why are Indians so ... abstract thought challenged?

Please don't think of this as racist, this comes directly from statements and observations made by a number of Indians I have worked with over the years. They all seem to have self-confessed issues with abstract deconstruction and innovative insight when dealing with ordered systems. I'm undecided if it's a cultural artifact or perhaps rooted in developmental psychology paired with linguistic structure, but the statistics are definitely there.

Also (and I want to make this clear) this has nothing to do with intelligence. When I have, in the past, carefully walked the persons who made these observations through the logic, they grasped the concepts readily enough. The phenomenon seems to be centered around how the concepts are assembled cognitively by western minds vs. eastern minds.

Thoughts on these observations?
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5/10/2016 3:26:48 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

HOY
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5/10/2016 3:33:37 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:26:48 PM, famousdebater wrote:
HOY

I don't know you on a personal level.

On balance, you are a good user. You're 13, so you have lots to learn, and I have no doubt the site will contribute to that experience.

Your voting is usually bad, but I know you're seeking to improve, which is cool.

Your debating hasn't impressed me very much so far, but it's where I was when I was at the same stage on DDO as you.
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5/10/2016 3:33:49 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Have you ever stabbed or forcefully prodded (or plan to stab or forcefully prod) someone (either accidentally or intentionally) with a writing implement?
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5/10/2016 3:33:59 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 1:32:47 PM, Hayd wrote:
Would you rather eat banana bread or apple pie right now?

Apple.

The very idea of banana pie is horrible.
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5/10/2016 3:34:08 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 1:34:28 PM, Hayd wrote:
Would a post on political philosophy belong in the politics forum or the philosophy forum?

Politics
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5/10/2016 3:34:52 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 1:34:46 PM, SkyLeach wrote:

Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy - nothing to do with them being Indian. So, yep, kinda racist. I don't take offense, though.
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5/10/2016 3:35:19 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:33:49 PM, Chaosism wrote:
Have you ever stabbed or forcefully prodded (or plan to stab or forcefully prod) someone (either accidentally or intentionally) with a writing implement?

No
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5/10/2016 3:40:08 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:34:52 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/10/2016 1:34:46 PM, SkyLeach wrote:

Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy - nothing to do with them being Indian. So, yep, kinda racist. I don't take offense, though.

Racism is based on genetics and appearance, not culture and psychology. I'm fully aware that causation is not always indicated by correlation. Have you ever explored the sentiment however? I ask because the observation didn't come from me, but did reinforce my own experience. I was essentially polling your opinion on the subject, as objectively as possible.
Math is just another language, however one without analogy.

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5/10/2016 3:40:16 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:35:19 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/10/2016 3:33:49 PM, Chaosism wrote:
Have you ever stabbed or forcefully prodded (or plan to stab or forcefully prod) someone (either accidentally or intentionally) with a writing implement?

No

Well, that was easy. Now for a slightly more meaningful question:

Assuming that you're planning to pursue a career in a scientific field, which specific field do you prefer to focus in?
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5/10/2016 3:41:22 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:40:16 PM, Chaosism wrote:
Assuming that you're planning to pursue a career in a scientific field, which specific field do you prefer to focus in?

Ethology or evolutionary biology

I'm not certain as to whether I intend to pursue a career in that field, but I will probably get a degree in that field, see if it's interesting enough.
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5/10/2016 3:57:51 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
In your photo album "People I admire", if you could meet one right now, who would it be?
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5/10/2016 4:01:25 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:41:22 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/10/2016 3:40:16 PM, Chaosism wrote:
Assuming that you're planning to pursue a career in a scientific field, which specific field do you prefer to focus in?

Ethology or evolutionary biology

I'm not certain as to whether I intend to pursue a career in that field, but I will probably get a degree in that field, see if it's interesting enough.

Any specialization or preference within those? (i.e. marine biology)
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5/10/2016 4:22:24 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 4:01:25 PM, Chaosism wrote:
Any specialization or preference within those? (i.e. marine biology)

Studying inter-species relationships, esp. between sympatric terrestrial predators, would be cool.
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5/10/2016 4:37:00 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Honest opinion?

What kind of music do you listen to?

Favorite movie?

Favorite type of food?
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5/10/2016 5:30:18 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Honest opinion. Also, what are numbers?
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5/10/2016 5:31:55 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Want a hug?
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5/10/2016 5:34:48 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 4:22:24 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/10/2016 4:01:25 PM, Chaosism wrote:
Any specialization or preference within those? (i.e. marine biology)

Studying inter-species relationships, esp. between sympatric terrestrial predators, would be cool.

this would be cool

I always wanted to be an exobiologist. Unfortunately we haven't discovered any exobiological species yet. I was born too early.
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5/10/2016 5:38:16 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:33:59 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/10/2016 1:32:47 PM, Hayd wrote:
Would you rather eat banana bread or apple pie right now?

Apple.

The very idea of banana pie is horrible.

Not banana pie! It's banana bread! Have you never had banana bread!
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5/10/2016 6:10:31 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

1. IYO, what does the word unlockable mean?

- able to be unlocked
- unable to be locked
- both of those definitions
- neither of those definitions

*explain why you think that too

2. Have you ever had Indian food in the U.S., and if so, how does it compare to northern/southern actual Indian cuisine from India?

3. On balance, are my debates enjoyable?

4. Have you ever learned anything from my postings/debates?

5. Rhetorical question, how are you 14 years old?
I've mentioned this to Famous too, but how the f*ck is it that not only are you only 14 years of age, but you're more articulate than educated, established people in their 30's?
No, I'm serious.
I've been teaching high school now for about 9 years, ages 14-18, and not one has ever matched the articulation in writing that you accomplish, nor would they ever be interested in intelligent thought provoking discussions that you seem to eagerly engage in.
You just don't seem 14 at all. You seem way older.
I believe you, but you have to see it from my large sample size of kids 14-18 years old that have never come close to that type of articulation.

6. If I tell you to never listen to my commands, and you never do, did you really avoid listening to my commands?
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5/10/2016 9:21:51 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Is Assimilation or Multiculturalism preferable? Why?

Favorite type of healthcare system?

Opinion on America?

Opinion on me?

Do you find Islam worse than other religions? why?

Opinion on the Nordic countries?
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5/11/2016 12:45:41 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:

Honest opinion of me?

Who is your closest/best friend on DDO?
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5/11/2016 3:40:17 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 6:10:31 PM, MagicAintReal wrote:
1. IYO, what does the word unlockable mean?

http://www.dictionary.com...

2. Have you ever had Indian food in the U.S., and if so, how does it compare to northern/southern actual Indian cuisine from India?

I don't remember. For the record, I've also had Indian food in Paris and in Singapore, but it was from an international restaurant chain that is also there in India, so the food is standardized (i.e. it tastes identical).

3. On balance, are my debates enjoyable?

Yes

4. Have you ever learned anything from my postings/debates?

Yes

5. Rhetorical question, how are you 14 years old?
I've mentioned this to Famous too, but how the f*ck is it that not only are you only 14 years of age, but you're more articulate than educated, established people in their 30's?
No, I'm serious.
I've been teaching high school now for about 9 years, ages 14-18, and not one has ever matched the articulation in writing that you accomplish, nor would they ever be interested in intelligent thought provoking discussions that you seem to eagerly engage in.
You just don't seem 14 at all. You seem way older.
I believe you, but you have to see it from my large sample size of kids 14-18 years old that have never come close to that type of articulation.

Thanks. I don't think 14-year-olds capable of engaging in thought-provoking discussions are a rare sight in the UK (where famous is from) or India (where I'm from).

6. If I tell you to never listen to my commands, and you never do, did you really avoid listening to my commands?

Yes
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5/11/2016 3:40:45 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 5:38:16 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/10/2016 3:33:59 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/10/2016 1:32:47 PM, Hayd wrote:
Would you rather eat banana bread or apple pie right now?

Apple.

The very idea of banana pie is horrible.

Not banana pie! It's banana bread! Have you never had banana bread!

Misread. Yep, I've had banana bread. Still apple pie.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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5/11/2016 3:43:23 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 9:21:51 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Is Assimilation or Multiculturalism preferable? Why?

I think a combination of both, leaning towards assimilation, is preferable.

Favorite type of healthcare system?

Unsure.

Opinion on America?

I admire that it has successfully separated religion from political administration, and that it is liberal on free speech. That's about it.

Opinion on me?

Don't know you personally. You're a reasonably good debater.

Do you find Islam worse than other religions? why?

No

Opinion on the Nordic countries?

None
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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5/11/2016 3:46:00 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/10/2016 4:37:00 PM, Rosalie wrote:
At 5/10/2016 11:00:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
Doing this out of boredom.

Ask me almost anything, I promise answers for anything that I don't find inappropriate to answer.

Honest opinion?

You're a fun, smart person. Haven't interacted much.

What kind of music do you listen to?

My tastes in music vary a lot. There's no single genre or single artist I like. I like individual songs.

Favorite movie?

Nothing comes to mind. Not a movie person.

Favorite type of food?

Sandwiches, or Italian food.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass