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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 260,275
Posted By Pixel42
Well they were gullible enough to be manipulated...

Well they were gullible enough to be manipulated into voting to expel their own country from the world's largest free trade area (which most who did so still think was a good idea), and to re-elect a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
It means he went to Winchester. ...

It means he went to Winchester.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_College
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
I remind you of the reason for that: because it...

I remind you of the reason for that: because it stopped being funny when we realised you could not detect sarcasm.

Only one of your tests was taken remotely seriously here, the one where we...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th November 2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,298
Posted By Pixel42
So, for example, there's plenty of evidence that...

So, for example, there's plenty of evidence that ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, but I don't understand how they did it, therefore they couldn't possibly have done it (because they were...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th November 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
This is just the First Cause argument again, the...

This is just the First Cause argument again, the problems with which have been explained to you more than once. Simply restating it as fact, as if those problems and counterarguments did not exist,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
The problem for you, and only you, in this thread...

The problem for you, and only you, in this thread heydarian is that despite the complete absence of evidence, let alone proof, of your superstitious claims you still persist in believing them....
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
More preaching? Why? You know it cuts no ice with...

More preaching? Why? You know it cuts no ice with us.



Message 165 contains no predictions of scientific discoveries at all, let alone ones yet to be made. A claim to have made the universe...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th November 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
My knowledge of history and science are more than...

My knowledge of history and science are more than adequate to evaluate and dismiss your claims. Not having been brainwashed from birth also helps.

We have told you over and over what would be real...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th November 2022, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 45,262
Posted By Pixel42
If that post results in other posters following...

If that post results in other posters following the advice given it will save the composer far more time than it took to compose it. The rest of us would also get that extra time and/or useful...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th November 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
You have once again completely ignored the point...

You have once again completely ignored the point that is being made.

You are being asked to use the Qu'ran to predict a future scientific discovery. If the Qu'ran really contains references to...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 214,015
Posted By Pixel42
Looks like Bubba has got fed up with reading...

Looks like Bubba has got fed up with reading sensible posts he can't post BS in response to, he hasn't visited the forum for three weeks.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 214,015
Posted By Pixel42
They would be inflicting that punishment on...

They would be inflicting that punishment on themselves, and it would IMO be a fair punishment for their willful ignorance, so I would not consider that a problem in itself. What I would consider a...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd November 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 214,015
Posted By Pixel42
It's a problem if you think Jones committed a...

It's a problem if you think Jones committed a crime and deserves punishment.

It's a solution if you think Jones didn't commit a crime and doesn't deserve punishment.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st November 2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,406
Posted By Pixel42
I think the jury is still out on whether...

I think the jury is still out on whether intelligence is an evolutionary advantage or disadvantage. The downsides are mostly unintended consequences of the upsides - doubling average life expectancy...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th November 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
It's a point which has been made to him before,...

It's a point which has been made to him before, he just completely ignores it.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 18th November 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
As Chanakya says, this mixture of misunderstood...

As Chanakya says, this mixture of misunderstood and/or oversimplified physics and deliberate misinterpretations of the Qur'an does not address the point being made in the post it is supposedly a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 18th November 2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
No, what logic says is that the person who makes...

No, what logic says is that the person who makes the positive claim has the burden of proof. You are making the positive claim that the Qur'an contains scientific knowledge that would not be...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 18th November 2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
The assertion that the Qur'an contains scientific...

The assertion that the Qur'an contains scientific content said by God is an unsupported religious belief. No discussion in which one participant is arguing a position based on unsupported religious...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 40,535
Posted By Pixel42
I read that the Republicans actually won the...

I read that the Republicans actually won the popular vote for the first time in decades. Is that true?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th November 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 45,262
Posted By Pixel42
Looks like Banksy is visiting Ukraine ...

Looks like Banksy is visiting Ukraine

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63606658
Forum: USA Politics 12th November 2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 145,057
Posted By Pixel42
It's very likely that the announcement was...

It's very likely that the announcement was originally intended to be the declaration that he is going to run for president again. Whether it will still be that, in the light of what has since...
Forum: USA Politics 10th November 2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 40,535
Posted By Pixel42
Maybe the evolutionary arms race between...

Maybe the evolutionary arms race between co-operation/compassion and selfishness/greed has produced a Gaussian distribution of human nature between the two extremes.
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 40,535
Posted By Pixel42
Benevolent dictatorships are fine for as long as...

Benevolent dictatorships are fine for as long as the dictator lasts, it's finding a replacement that's problematic.

The problem with democracy is that it depends on voters making an effort to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th November 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pixel42
That would require you to make some attempt to...

That would require you to make some attempt to understand the responses you receive, which in turn would require you to consider the possibility that your beliefs are mistaken.

There is no point...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th November 2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,238
Posted By Pixel42
In what way would a world in which luck is really...

In what way would a world in which luck is really part of the divine plan/destiny differ from a world in which luck is just random?

You need to specify at least one such way, so we can tell which...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th November 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,953
Posted By Pixel42
One thread is more than sufficient for each brand...

One thread is more than sufficient for each brand of physics crackpottery.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th November 2022, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 54,217
Posted By Pixel42
This made me idly wonder just how long it will be...

This made me idly wonder just how long it will be before he does finally acknowledge he was wrong, but I know the answer is never. As long as there is some crackpot in some obscure corner of the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 1st November 2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
1. It was as obviously sarcastic as a response...

1. It was as obviously sarcastic as a response could possibly have been. Which is why you have never been able to find anyone who agrees with your interpretation of it.

2. Loss Leader himself told...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 31st October 2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
Michel, we have explained to you over and over...

Michel, we have explained to you over and over again why your tests are utterly pointless and prove absolutely nothing. A fundamentally flawed test will never produce meaningful results, no matter...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th October 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
I've paid off my mortgage. If I sell my house and...

I've paid off my mortgage. If I sell my house and rent instead, that will increase my monthly outgoings considerably. If I rent somewhere similar to my current home, I estimate that the money from...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th October 2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
As The Don says and I previously pointed out, to...

As The Don says and I previously pointed out, to access the money you need to make yourself homeless. You then need to buy another home which, unless you downsize, will cost you just as much as the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th October 2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
It's about 80% for me.

It's about 80% for me.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th October 2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
That's fine if you've got the spare cash and...

That's fine if you've got the spare cash and skills to significantly improve each house, but most people are actually worse off if house prices have increased and they want to upgrade from, say, the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th October 2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
But you don't get a better house, you just get...

But you don't get a better house, you just get the expense of moving to another house which is similar to the one you just sold.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th October 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
Yes, I've never understood how the value of the...

Yes, I've never understood how the value of the house I live in going up benefits me. If I sell it I'll be homeless, and buying an equivalent new home will cost just as much plus a lot of additional...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th October 2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
This bunch of scumbags have been breaking the...

This bunch of scumbags have been breaking the ministerial code right left and centre for years and just brazening it out, it seemed clear to me her resignation was politically motivated. She did it...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th October 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
So that's "No, I haven't been able to find anyone...

So that's "No, I haven't been able to find anyone who agrees with my interpretation of Loss Leader's post", then. What a surprise.

"What a surprise" is sarcasm. Did you recognise it?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th October 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
The green card suggested he was planning to...

The green card suggested he was planning to become a US citizen, that's why the revelation he had it raised eyebrows when he was Chancellor. It was a very odd thing for someone who was in the second...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th October 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
Lest we forget, this is the guy who still had his...

Lest we forget, this is the guy who still had his US green card, and whose non dom wife was paying no UK tax, whilst he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. Not to mention having a conviction for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th October 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
If they're really "all the same" then an ice cube...

If they're really "all the same" then an ice cube is the same as an iceberg.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 23rd October 2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By Pixel42
Me neither. And if I want to know what today's...

Me neither. And if I want to know what today's picture is of, there's openable text in the top right hand corner that will tell me without clicking through to anything.

Thanks for all the replies,...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 23rd October 2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By Pixel42
Windows 11

I had to replace my laptop earlier this year and the new one came with Windows 10 installed. I keep getting emails and alerts urging me to accept a free upgrade to Windows 11, but I haven't kept up...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st October 2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
Helpful guide to the process and timescale for...

Helpful guide to the process and timescale for choosing the next PM:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62068930
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th October 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
If it happens, it will apparently be an online...

If it happens, it will apparently be an online poll. How many even have a computer, let alone know how to use one?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th October 2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
The Guardian's table of how MPs voted has been...

The Guardian's table of how MPs voted has been updated.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/oct/19/how-did-your-mp-vote-on-the-fracking-motion

It says at the bottom:
Forum: USA Politics 15th October 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 40,535
Posted By Pixel42
Because there's nothing so amusing as watching...

Because there's nothing so amusing as watching your country's democracy slowly disintegrate.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 15th October 2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
@Michel H: Have you found anyone yet who agrees...

@Michel H: Have you found anyone yet who agrees with your interpretation of the post by Loss Leader you have been continually quoting for the last nine years?

Why not ask the poster on your other...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th October 2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 55,362
Posted By Pixel42
The BBC radio 3 1pm news bulletin just said...

The BBC radio 3 1pm news bulletin just said Kwarteng is no longer Chancellor.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th October 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
My reason for saying "this is obviously just...

My reason for saying "this is obviously just sarcasm" is not prejudice, but the simple fact that I do not have an issue with detecting sarcasm. The other members of the forum who tell you the same...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th October 2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 336,600
Posted By Pixel42
Every other response you cite is also obviously...

Every other response you cite is also obviously sarcastic.

I'm challenging you to find one (non-schizophrenic) person who, upon reading the response Loss Leader made to you in the context of the...
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