Finally got around to donate something. Good to see that the next month is already covered.
I can donate, too. Let me know when you decided how to collect them.
there is not really any wrong or right
*looks at thread title*
*looks back at Ronster*
Bye guys. See you around.
Good for you. I know it’s a very general rule, but in my opinion, it’s essential to any debate. I’d even say it’s the debate rule #1.
Do you have a favourite debate rule?
I think it would be fun to have our own debate club, but I don’t really like disagreements, so let’s please cut the debate part.
Maybe we can talk about our favorite debate rules instead? But only positively, I don’t want debates about debate rules, either!
My favorite debate rule is “if someone is saying something in a debate to you, you say something back”.
Speaking of refunds, what about the 200 Frink coins I bought? You promised there would be an online shop where I could use them to buy Frink shirts, Frink hats and Frink mugs, but there is nothing. I’m thinking about cancelling my subscription.
TV’s Frink said:
Where’s that everything’s fine dog when you need him?
I noticed that the skin tone didn’t look natural on my phone, so I adjusted it with some free app I found.
Psst, the first rule of the feminist agenda is “you do not talk about the feminist agenda”. Now guess what the second rule is.
For whatever reason people are misunderstanding the Warb. It wasn’t just that a woman leads a show. He didn’t like that a sociopolitical agenda was, at least in part, deciding the future of the show. And to be sure such an agenda was partly behind the gender switch. He’s been thus far happy the show isn’t making a big deal about it. Although, not making a fuss about it easily falls into the category of feminist agenda. Also, the show has been dominated by sociopolitical agendas for awhile now, so it’s rather late to complain overmuch about it.
To answer Frank seriously, if a long-established show returned to the air with committed Christian showrunners and they announced the star character was going to convert to Christianity, I bet you many people would be offended by the pereceived Christian agenda.
There is still a difference between making the protagonist a devoted Christian and making them a person that appeals to Christians (i.e. having strong family values). Likewise, having a female lead is something that appeals to feminists, but that doesn’t mean the main character has to be overly feminist.
Warbler, how would you feel if every time a TV show had a married couple in them, people complained about a “Christian agenda” being shoved down their throats?
Wouldn’t you say it’s ridiculous to think that such a big group could have one big overarching agenda? And wouldn’t you be annoyed if the most extreme religious zealots were constantly depicted as stereotypes for all of Christianity?
It’s pretty much the same with feminism.
The unity of gravitational and inertial mass is a core principle of the theory of relativity, which has been confirmed again and again during the last 100 years.
Sure, new hypotheses are often met with scepticism, but when there is enough evidence, they are eventually adopted. Ironically, people arguing in favor of “alternative” science and against relativity (or quantum mechanics) seem to forget that these theories were first met with the same scepticism, not too long ago, but they passed the tests and prevailed. Time will tell if quantized inertia will do the same, but I wouldn’t bet my money on it.
As for dark matter, I’m by no means an expert, but we already know particles that are influenced by some of the four fundamental forces, but not by others. For example protons interact via the strong force, weak force, electromagnetism and gravity, whereas neutrinos only interact via the weak force and gravity. It doesn’t seem completely implausible to me that there might be a particle that only interacts via gravity, which is exactly what dark matter seems to do.
However, there is one field where I would agree that it’s in a dead end and that is string theory. So far, none of its big predictions came true, but it seems almost too big to admit this and start over, as so many people have already put so much work into it. Instead, they are turning it from a theory of everything to a theory of anything, which is ultimately a theory of nothing.
Sounds promising to me. The dark matter theory has always seemed like make-believe science.
Proposing a too-good-to-be-true engine based on an effect that so far could not be proven to exist and violates some of the most well-tested scientific theories doesn’t sound like make-believe science to you?
Now, I don’t want to completely dismiss it, but I wouldn’t call it promising. Best case, it works and we have a cool new propulsion technology and some interesting physics to explore. Worst case, it doesn’t work and this hypothesis is discarded for good. At least noone can say that these kinds of outsider ideas are supressed by the Illuminati or some other BS, so that’s a good thing.
screams in the void said:
Darth Badguy told
Everyone to go
slayer of many
Saying that Star Wars is space opera isn’t answering the question whether it’s science fiction. It just leads to the question whether space opera really is science fiction.
a professional of love is too much.
I disagree. If you want a job done well, hire a professional.
With “really see”, I mean “explained in detail”. Yes, we see people who can reasonably be assumed to be slaves in the other films, but the only time someone has more than just one or two lines of dialogue about slavery is in TPM.
It seems like most “slaves” in the galaxy have implants that slave-owners can detonate if they try to escape. Anakin and Shmi mention having them in TPM
We really see slavery only once in the saga, which is in TPM, and there, slaves have bombs in them. Concluding that most slaves all over the galaxy also have bombs in them seems like a bit of a stretch. Especially since TFA takes place 60 years after TPM.
I mean, you could just turn the volume all the way down, you know?
Shopping Maul said:
Good perspective. Just to clarify, I’m also talking about the idea of certain pieces of the canon not respecting other pieces even though they are supposed to be 9 parts of one story, which is slightly different from recasting etc.
On the topic of Trek, it’s funny that you mention scale, since now that I know that the saucer set in First Contact was not full size it bugs me, even though you can’t tell in the film that it is only 70 percent of the full size.
But Star Wars has been disrespecting its own canon from day one. In the first film Luke, who had an obvious crush on Princess Leia, was the son of a war hero who’d been killed by Darth Vader. In the next film Lucas suddenly decided Vader was actually Luke’s father. Then he decided that Leia was Luke’s sister, the Emperor was a different bloke to the one we’d seen in Empire, and Luke had supposedly been ‘hidden’ at the family homestead and with Dad’s old surname intact no less! I haven’t even started on the prequels yet!
“Do you remember your mother? Your real mother?”
“Uh, well, ‘remember’ is such a strong word…”
It’s a point you brought up, so I don’t see how it’s off-topic.
Frank your Majesty said:
- massive double standard between the PT and ST
You mean like having no problem with the PT introducing continuity errors, but hating the ST for reverting them? Yes, I think that’s a massive double standard.
I don’t know what you’re misunderstanding here. My original post is not about continuity errors.
I’m talking about Yoda being a puppet again. I don’t care if you want to call that a continuity error or something else.