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The Forum of Interesting Things / Re: The Intellectual War on Science
« Last post by Madness on Today at 10:33:16 am »
Fortunately for me I don't have to condone an author's use of rhetoric to read something.
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First sentence:

"The waging of a 'war on science by right-wing know-nothings....."

Thanks for the link, Madness.
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General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« Last post by Redeagl on Today at 06:05:39 am »
To be honest MSJ, I think you should try playing an esport yourself before judging, or at least reading about it or watching it. It's faaar from "shooting nazis and zombies while eating Doritos " like you said in the last thread, and is more mentally challenging than most physical sports ( SC2 at least is, since it's not a team game)  .
ETA: Oh and Madden is not really an esport. I think you took the word "esport" a bit too literal there. I suggest trying Starcraft 2 , it's free and only needs a PC that is younger than 10 years old.
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The Forum of Interesting Things / Climate Change
« Last post by Madness on Today at 02:53:12 am »
Fires in the Amazon Are a Problem For the Entire Planet

I know this is an oft politicized discussion but, as per the link, having known many Forestry students and Forest Firefighters, fighting forest fires seems a far more effective way to impact/prevent extreme climate fluctuations.
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The Forum of Interesting Things / The Intellectual War on Science
« Last post by Madness on Today at 02:46:51 am »
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And this.

Lauding "big data" over smartwatches, for what it's worth.
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Literature / 7 Surprising Books That Will Make Your Life Better
« Last post by Madness on Today at 02:08:03 am »
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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« Last post by Dora Vee on February 20, 2018, 06:22:59 pm »
No, there aren't any hard feelings.
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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« Last post by MSJ on February 20, 2018, 06:18:11 pm »
Quote from:  Dora Vee
I never gave a damn about any opening ceremony. Russia is hardly the only doping country, they're just the ones who get caught the most.

Agreed. Its just relative to this Olympics they are banned. And, have to compete under OAR(?) I find it amusing that the 1st bust comes at the hands of a Russian Curling team member, is all.

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I never gave a damn about any opening ceremony. Russia is hardly the only doping country, they're just the ones who get caught the most.

Agreed, they all dope. I just found Russia's opening ceremony to be very....amusing, is all. As I said, people from other countries would probably say the same about the US.

ETA: I wasn't trying to drag you into this by the Ciphrang comment. I just thought you was getting annoyed that we hijacked the thread over, "what is a sport?". Sorry, hope there are no hard feelings.
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