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by shagbark
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2051: "Bad Opinions"
Replies: 46
Views: 10250

Re: 2051: "Bad Opinions"

This strip is funny to me because I just did that today. I read about the distinction between "strong" and "weak" emergence, and I immediately thought, "Strong emergence = denial of material reductionism". Denial of material reductionism is done by people who want to cl...
by shagbark
Fri May 02, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd does not link to formus.xkcd
Replies: 2
Views: 6368

xkcd does not link to formus.xkcd

There's no link from the xkcd comic page to this forum. It would be nice for each comic to link to the thread for discussing that comic. It would suggest the author values his readers' opinions.
by shagbark
Fri May 02, 2014 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185174

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Do you really want to live in a country where that's all "free speech" means? Suppose that you write on your blog that you support gay marriage. Then your boss fires you and your landlord kicks you out of your apartment because of it. Is that free speech? Yet, if someone else writes on the...
by shagbark
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36742

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

Stop encouraging people to waste money on sending humans into space when there's science to be done.
by shagbark
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88611

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

What's worse is when you have the answer, or you have a variant of the problem for which the answer doesn't work, and you can't post it because the thread is closed. There is NEVER ANY REASON to close a forum thread. The point of having a forum, instead of a Facebook page, is so people can organize ...

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