"I've seen it. And it ranks pretty high on the hypocrisy meter. Yes, it addresses, for instance, a particular point of greenhouse gas emissions which is often ignored by the public... and the value of bringing that to notice is…"
"Seems there's a limit to the reply depth, so I guess I'll reply to your messages below as a reply to myself.
Yeah. Tablets are cheap here, too. I'd pay about $10 for the same 100 tablets. The funny thing is that…"
"Behave WHAT way, exactly? You still appear to be over-generalizing and making a lot of assumptions here. I have admittedly used a lot more mention of eggs and dairy, but only because they're the industries which show a lot more…"
"There actually has been -- and I think tomatoes are a somewhat more well-studied example. What I think a lot of larger-scale studies find is that there is some, but comparatively little difference between heirloom and modern tomatoes based on…"
"Ummm... how recent do you consider recent? Archaeological evidence largely suggests that domestication of the cow goes back as far as the early Neolithic era. There are songs in India depicting butter-making dating back well over 5000…"
"That's definitely a factor. Another thing to look for as well is the kinds of stresses the plant has evolved to take. Potatoes have a more potent toxin than tomatoes partly because they just happen to have evolved to take on heavier…"
"Tomatoes have a related glycoalkaloid called tomatine. It also has antifungal and antimicrobial functions like solanine does, but it's a much more benign substance by comparison. The leaves and stems are simply where you find it in…"
"I pretty much grew up in a Brahmin household, and many of my extended family members are extremely conservative Vaishnavite Brahmins. Much to the point of out and out bigotry unto other castes. My parents, otoh, were not quite so…"
"You actually don't have to worry very much at all about potato skins in pubs. Solanine tends to break down around temperatures above 300 F, and frying of potato skins and/or french fries tends to happen above 350 F, and it does a lot to…"
"I love how you write that in such a way as to indicate that all dairy is necessarily equal to torture of cows. I know you're getting this from the stark imagery of the worst of factory farming and the problem is it's an egregious…"
"Interesting that you specifically choose to posit the scenario of killing humans to protect animals, and not the other way around. Say for instance, you were put in the position where 50 elephants are angrily charging towards a small group of…"
"Mostly F)... I was more interested in facts of science and mathematics as a child, and matters of the divine seemed useless to me.
I would say, though, that much of my later exposure to expressions of religion (particularly after I entered the…"
Greetings, pkchari! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
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"Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee.
Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version? they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50…"
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"