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(Boing Boing)   "In 1964, a geologist in the Nevada wilderness discovered the oldest living thing on earth, after he killed it"   (boingboing.net) divider line 9
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2012-11-16 06:41:21 AM
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www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org 

I always hated that entitled little snot.
2012-11-15 09:09:43 PM
2 votes:
Join the army, travel the world, meet interesting people, and kill them.
2012-11-16 10:06:27 AM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: That tree sure was lucky, picking the best atoms it could find to last that long...


They weren't lucky. Like you say, they picked the right atoms (genetically selected is more accurate) Despite what is commonly accepted, it is my assertion that trees, above all other forms, are sentient life. "If you cut me, do I not bleed?" Yes, they do, they also scream when being cut, and alert others of their clan as to dangers such as wild fires and lumberjacks. If you remove their skin they die a slow, painful death. To be clear, I'm not advocating Tree Rights, or some sort of hogwash, as that's simply retarded, but I am saying that those atoms were not taken by the tree out of dumb luck, but by the tree's genetic ability to select those atoms that suit it best.
2012-11-16 02:59:38 AM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: doglover: The scientific method can, and is, be followed with by robots.

Indeed. Are you by chance a scientist?

And despite his monumental f*ck-up as a grad student, Donald Rusk Currey was a smart guy. Really.


I think it's fairly clear that doglover's a grammartician, not a scientist.
2012-11-15 11:42:41 PM
1 votes:
BoingBoing is useless and its editors are insufferable twatbombs.
2012-11-15 10:56:20 PM
1 votes:
Velocity, location. Location, velocity. Just leave the damn thing alone.
2012-11-15 10:50:14 PM
1 votes:
This is why we can't have nice things. Even our smart guys are one step above being a bunch of knuckle-dragging farking gorillapigs.
2012-11-15 10:21:25 PM
1 votes:
www.abevigoda.com
2012-11-15 10:10:01 PM
1 votes:
I had that happen once with the oldest living human. Boy, was I surprised.
 
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