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    (Original post by lazyswot)
    OK, I researched it. In fact, 97.4% of climate scientists agree that "human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperaures."
    http://www.skepticalscience.com/glob...termediate.htm

    In addition, “...the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes”. (http://tigger.uic.edu/~pdoran/012009_Doran_final.pdf)

    and there are no national or major scientific institutions anywhere in the world that dispute the theory of anthropogenic climate change. Not one.

    In the field of climate science, the consensus is unequivocal: human activities are causing climate change.

    So there you go, I have looked up the exact numbers for you.
    Looks like there are a lot of people who are wrong.

    I don't understand how you can argue human fault when the climate has always fluctuated, sometimes with extreme results. I will continue to do more reading on both sides, though.
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    When people think gay marriages should be acceptable - I'm about to quote an esteemed, respectful and impartial man who shares the views of many. Pope Benedict XVI on gay marriages:

    "Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage,"

    I'm not even a Roman Catholic nor am I religious for that matter, yet I still agree with his words of wisdom in that every child has the right to a mother and father but that is another debate altogether.
    "Respectful and impartial"? :lolwut: Yes, and I'm a banana.
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    You sound bitter. I dare say, you probably have something against me. Did you attend a public school by any chance?
    I'm assuming you're referring to the British definition of public school, in which case you'd be entirely wrong. I'm also not bitter. I'm not bitter in the slightest but what I am is incredibly sorry that your fragile ego can't deal with criticism or refutation of any kind. I feel an immense amount of pity for both you, and anyone who suffers the severe misfortune of associating with you in real life. Although I'm going to hazard a guess and hypothesise that you act nothing like this when you're around real people-when you have to actually take responsibility for your words and actions.
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    (Original post by gagaslilmonsteruk)
    I was just pointing out the stereotyped point of view. I believe prejudism is wrong and that we shouldn't judge others on very little (if any) knowledge of them. That's like saying you see a woman in the street with short hair and automatically thinking she's a lesbian, when really she might be straight and just prefer to have short hair.
    I agree with you that judge others on very little information about them
    But ascertaining a woman's sexuality from the length of her hair is nothing like judging fat people - I find it bizarre that you use this strange analogy..
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    I don't like the view that all people with dreadlocks are dirty and/or smelly. Many if not most people, including myself, with dreadlocks wash them with residue free shampoos, and shower just as much as the rest of the world, and they smell fresh as a daisy. Discrimination and judgemental stereotypes make me weep.
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    (Original post by Muscovite)
    Nice try but I think you may have shot yourself in the foot as the mods will not do anything about that reasonable post and will most likely be keeping their beady eye on your keyboard wars. You REALLY need to get out more
    Very well.

    (Original post by Roger Mexico)
    I'm assuming you're referring to the British definition of public school, in which case you'd be entirely wrong. I'm also not bitter. I'm not bitter in the slightest but what I am is incredibly sorry that your fragile ego can't deal with criticism or refutation of any kind. I feel an immense amount of pity for both you, and anyone who suffers the severe misfortune of associating with you in real life. Although I'm going to hazard a guess and hypothesise that you act nothing like this when you're around real people-when you have to actually take responsibility for your words and actions.
    Allow me too, to hazard a guess and hypothesise. You are jealous of my sophistication, superior intellect and academic acumen, hence your working class background causes you look upon me with a jaundiced eye.
    You've made no valid attempt to refute anything I've said aside from your belittling remarks pertaining to my intelligence. I can only accept constructive criticism so stop polluting my thread with your butt-hurt bile.

    Go to bed, son.
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    (Original post by PatroclusFTW)
    Interesting talk, pretty sure you're the one in the wrong here mate, after your comments slagging off dyslexia as a condition, homophobia, and the advocation of prostitution.

    So sorry I don't agree.
    It's all very well that you don't agree but for you to claim I'm wrong, is preposterous. If you wish to go down the route of proving each other wrong, let's take that debate elsewhere -- PM me if you like but I warn you, you will lose.

    (Original post by Planar)
    My point stands. How can you be smart enough to know something like that? There is a difference between knowledge and intelligence, you know.
    Roger.
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    You are jealous of my sophistication, superior intellect and academic acumen, hence your working class background causes you look upon me with a jaundiced eye.
    That's one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever read. I'm not from a working class background, and even were that to be the case, the bearing that would have on this 'debate' is minimal. I have no reason to be jealous of your "sophistication", "intellect" or academic acumen", because you, as of yet, have displayed no evidence leading me, or indeed anyone, to believe that you are in possession of any of those traits. Instead what you've demonstrated so far is an exceptionally unwarranted sense of self importance and an impressive ineptness for rational debate, combined with mildly narcissistic tendencies and an exceptionally fragile ego.

    Evidently you've had a bourgeois childhood, and evidently throughout the course of this you've been told time again by your parents that you're better than everyone else, but you're not. Money does not make a man. Money, as you will learn once puberty passes, does not elevate you above every other member of the human race. It does not imbue you with an inherent ability to judge or to criticise or to attempt to debase, it only makes you think you do. No amount of wealth can change your worth.
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    (Original post by Roger Mexico)
    That's one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever read. I'm not from a working class background, and even were that to be the case, the bearing that would have on this 'debate' is minimal.
    You obviously are. The stresses of the daily grind at your dead-end, low-paying job cause you to seek solace on a student forum to escape the grim reality of your empty life.

    I have no reason to be jealous of your "sophistication", "intellect" or academic acumen", because you, as of yet, have displayed no evidence leading me, or indeed anyone, to believe that you are in possession of any of those traits. Instead what you've demonstrated so far is an exceptionally unwarranted sense of self importance and an impressive ineptness for rational debate, combined with mildly narcissistic tendencies and an exceptionally fragile ego.
    Why then, must you pursue such a vendetta against me? Never in my life have I been confronted with such boorishness. This is precisely why I rarely venture from the bliss of my social circle unless I am donating to charity. You are all the same.

    Evidently you've had a bourgeois childhood, and evidently throughout the course of this you've been told time again by your parents that you're better than everyone else, but you're not. Money does not make a man. Money, as you will learn once puberty passes, does not elevate you above every other member of the human race. It does not imbue you with an inherent ability to judge or to criticise or to attempt to debase, it only makes you think you do. No amount of wealth can change your worth.
    I'm afraid you are wrong yet again, stooge. Money makes the world go around and without money, your life is worthless (no pun intended).
    Without money, you cannot participate in advancing humankind.
    Without money, you cannot witness the greatness of today's intellectuals.
    Without money, you will forever be encased in your hollow, meaningless and deprived life.

    I ask you, do you not have anything more edifying with which to occupy yourself than basking in your glorious ignorance?
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    The following is an aggolmeration of views and opinions people hold in our society, which really annoy me, ranging from personal ones held behind closed doors to public.


    1. When people choose to remain virgins despite having reached 'third base' - this really annoys me because of its sheer stupidity. I know a few guys & girls who in their futile attempts to appear innocent, claim they are virgins despite having given or received oral sex to & from several people amongst other things. You're clearly not 'pure' anymore so you might as well just go all the way. Really annoying.

    2. When religious people believe their religion is the only 'real' one - I find it quite disturbing to know that some people are so ignorant and closed-minded that they actually believe there is no chance of any other religion being true. As a result, they act incredibly pompous, waving their religious scriptures in our faces trying to spread the 'holy word', unaware they are mere fools.

    3. When people - particularly young, urban-dwelling Londoners - think they are 'cool' when they attempt to adopt African American culture in an attempt to uphold 'Negro pride' or follow it for that matter - wearing baggy jeans, baggy hoodies, hi-top sneakers, flat-rim caps, chains & using vile [perversions of the English language] colloquialisms like: "wagwan Bee" & "murk dat fool!"
      You are not cool. You are idiots.

    4. When old people mock the younger generation and moan at them for 'having it easy' - please shut your mouths. We don't care about how hard life was back in the Stone Age. Times change and if you think we have it easy compared to you, don't worry, you don't have much time left anyway so you won't have to put up with our easier lifestyles for much longer.

    5. When first-year Medicine students think that watching House and Gray's Anatomy is a ticket into Medicine - you are totally deluded. The aspiring Med students from my college who used to parade around the scene, boasting about their new addition to their Gray's Anatomy collections were quite disgraceful. If you are one of these, please sort your life out.

    6. When slim girls in their late teens/early twenties think they will still look good without exercise in about 5-10 year's time - no you will not. This is one of the reasons I'm choosing not to be involved in a long-term relationship whilst I'm an undergrad because as I have high standards to match my good looks & charm, none of the hot girls I pull on a regular basis do much exercise. I refuse to be forced to stay with them 5 years down the line when they turn into repulsive butter-balls on legs.

    7. When people think it is okay to show public displays of affection - kissing and any form of petting for that matter, should be reserved for closed doors. I know what you're thinking: "lol but u jus' jelly brah" but as a matter of fact, I'm not. Sitting on the bus on my way back to campus, I'd rather view the serene grace of the urban landscape than be confronted with the vulgar sight of a young, horny couple, sucking each other's faces off in the back of the bus. Get a room.

    8. When Muslims constantly deny the truth - I have read many issues regarding the gross mistreatment of women in Islamic states. When faced with a compelling argument, they always pull the "ye buh dat ain't Islam bruv" card. Why? Please rid yourselves of the veils of ignorance encasing your skulls and accept it as it is.

    9. When people think gay marriages should be acceptable - I'm about to quote an esteemed, respectful and impartial man who shares the views of many. Pope Benedict XVI on gay marriages:

      "Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage,"

      I'm not even a Roman Catholic nor am I religious for that matter, yet I still agree with his words of wisdom in that every child has the right to a mother and father but that is another debate altogether.

    10. When people criticise guys for using prostitutes - why do you do this? When a guy pays for sex, why is he given so much more grief than another guy who deceives, seduces and uses guileless girls for sex, only to dispose of them when he is bored?
      To a lot of guys, sex has no meaning beyond the physical interactions so as long as they are not breaking the law or hurting anyone, I really don't see why the hell it matters if they are willing to pay for it.

      Guys who do this get called all sorts of names like "desperate" and "pathetic" because they can't pull a "real woman". The truth here is that chasing stuck-up girls around in nightclubs, buying them drinks, paying for the taxi, etc. and trying to woo them into bed is probably more degrading [to both your wallet and integrity] than simply calling an escort company and getting laid.
      So stop judging guys who use escorts, immediately.

    11. When not-so-bright people believe 'dyslexia' is a legitimate excuse to afford them an extra 20 minutes in exams - rather disgraceful and deceitful. I don't need to go into detail about why dyslexia is, as I once said:

      "The greatest student hoax known to man"

    12. When people think you are 'superficial' and 'shallow' because you won't date an ugly person - Why? Why must I be looked at scornfully because I find physical attraction important? If you are a munter reading this, I'm sorry to say but I wouldn't date you because:

      • There is no way I could ever fantasise about making love to you if you have grotesque facial & bodily features I find repulsive
      • I would probably cheat on you eventually with a hotter person if you guilt-trip me into dating you. Do you want that? If not then leave me the hell alone.
      • I would find it hard to get a boner in your presence and that is a sure sign that it definitely won't work.


      Don't be disappointed, though. If there is 'a lil sum'n sum'n' about you as they say, which makes me see you in a positive light (big ass or big boobs for instance) then I might go for you, even if you are a solid 4 or 5 but you cannot be fat, have acne or have bad teeth. That is a big no-no for me.


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    Well said. I couldn't agree more on every single one :clap2: I should make a poster from this and post it all over town

    About point 1 though, I get the point you are making but being a virgin in the word means not haven't had intercourse.
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    When people immediately assume that girls who dress like boys must be transgender or confused about their sexuality or something along those lines
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    Not sure if i find your utternly pompous post more suprising or the number of positive rep you got.
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    When people think all shy people are strange boring wierdos. Also annoys me when people think all shy people are doing it on purpose, just to be rude or difficult.
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    you could make a list a mile long here...

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