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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:46 pm

If evolution selects for intelligence, why has there only been one civilization in the history of all the billions of species on Earth?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:24 am

Do you think there may be some planets where several species (e.g., dolphins, elephants, primates) all have advanced civilizations that compete with each other?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:02 pm

Isn't the universe so big that anything that's not impossible must happen?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:42 pm

Sort of like the complete works of Shakespeare being created by monkeys if you gave them enough time at the typewriter?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:57 pm

Are you suggesting that there's a planet of Shakespeare-writing monkeys out there? What would Charlton Heston make of that?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:33 am

On that planet would the famous line from MacBeth be "Out damn dirty ape" instead of "Out damned spot"?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:24 pm

Is it possible that there is an ape named Spot?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:47 pm

As the word 'ape' appears in 'grape', are you part ape?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:07 pm

Doesn't everyone have a little ape inside them, even those who are not grapes?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:10 pm

If we were descended from grapes instead of ape, would we whine more?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:14 pm

Would a wise old grape be called a Purple Sage?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:23 pm

Were your parents wise old grapes? Or were they just plain raisins?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:50 pm

Didn't you know they were bananas?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:42 pm

Which parent did you get your creativity from?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:52 pm

Don't you know that I'm a mutant?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 am

Are you saying that neither of your parents had an ounce of writing or artistic ability?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:37 pm

How can I know if they never used it?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:42 pm

What percentage of the population do you suppose are creative geniuses who never use their abilities?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:02 pm

Is it possible that everybody has that hidden potential?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:35 am

You don't think there are individual differences in innate abilities?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:32 pm

Isn't there near-infinite variety among creative geniuses?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:44 am

Do you ever ponder that throughout history many slaves with the talent of Einstein and Shakespeare never had the opportunity to show their talent?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:44 pm

And isn't this also true of those who lived in poverty or died young from war or disease, or who were simply born too soon to make use of their talents?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:43 pm

So there isn't just White privilege -- there's also temporal privilege? And we can start saying "Check your temporal privilege"?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:46 pm

Do you want to give up the benefits of the modern world because people in the past didn't have them?
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