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2013-01-14 11:01:25 PM  
2 votes:
I have an IQ of 173.

That's why I spend my evenings posting anonymously on internet forums rather than going out and doing something productive.
2013-01-14 08:28:41 PM  
2 votes:
It's not that the smokers IQ drops; it's just that they don't give a shiat about the research questions.
2013-01-15 02:42:10 AM  
1 votes:
Well that's just, like, your opinion, man.
2013-01-15 01:40:43 AM  
1 votes:
If you want to refute or confirm god, you first have to define the term.

If you want to chat with god, I recommend deemer. He has been getting rather petulant with those who don't have a good question for him ready when they do make the encounter, though, lately, I must advise.
2013-01-15 12:09:22 AM  
1 votes:

johnphantom: Ug, my IQ is 146. I smoked pot a lot since I was 12; I am 43 now. I sometimes wish my IQ was lower so I wouldn't see things the way I do.



I once heard that it is very hard to converse with someone with a 40 point difference in IQ. Mine is 136 and I teach middle school. I sometimes do not know how some of these kids don't poke themselves in the eye while eating cereal.
2013-01-14 11:03:30 PM  
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: I just made this thred quite a bit smaller. Any guesses how?


You dropped the a in thread?
2013-01-14 10:14:54 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: Rufus Lee King: Ok, I'm going to liven this moribund thread up a bit.

I don't normally like to admit this, but about thirty years ago, I consumed enough LSD to make Hunter Thompson look like a Boy Scout.

I didn't actually see God, but I heard Him.

Sort of a "Universal Dial Tone", if you will.

God exists.

Well, about 30 years ago I consumed enough mushrooms to be able to see the entire universe through all of space and time. What you heard was actually a dial tone because while you were able to lift the receiver, your fingers had melted to the point that you couldn't dial. Oh, and there is no god.


Pffffft.....the massive quantity of Jimson Weed tea I consumed one night in the Mojave desert would like you to know you're both wrong; life exists because we exist and that's the joke! The sound you heard was an echo of the original HaHa.
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2013-01-14 09:01:35 PM  
1 votes:

MrEricSir: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Also Mensa is full of the most arrogant, classist pricks I've ever seen,

The correct thing to do with Mensa types is to laugh and tell them it's "cute" that they're "just in Mensa." Then drop a hint that you're in an elite organization for people too smart for silly ol' Mensa.


I'm a member of Super-Mensa.

You've probably never heard of it.
2013-01-14 09:00:19 PM  
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Also Mensa is full of the most arrogant, classist pricks I've ever seen,


The correct thing to do with Mensa types is to laugh and tell them it's "cute" that they're "just in Mensa." Then drop a hint that you're in an elite organization for people too smart for silly ol' Mensa.
2013-01-14 08:56:10 PM  
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: tshauk: The All-Powerful Atheismo: tshauk: Yes; Great author, great orator, great entertainer.  I love the guy!  Name us a SINGLE original empirical Sagan offering to science.  Not one of his many and brilliantly explained exposition on other scientists.

Since you're a lazy jackass:

Scientific achievements

Sagan's contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of the planet Venus. In the early 1960s no one knew for certain the basic conditions of that planet's surface, and Sagan listed the possibilities in a report later depicted for popularization in a Time-Life book, Planets. His own view was that Venus was dry and very hot as opposed to the balmy paradise others had imagined. He had investigated radio emissions from Venus and concluded that there was a surface temperature of 500 °C (900 °F). As a visiting scientist to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he contributed to the first Mariner missions to Venus, working on the design and management of the project. Mariner 2 confirmed his conclusions on the surface conditions of Venus in 1962.
Sagan was among the first to hypothesize that Saturn's moon Titan might possess oceans of liquid compounds on its surface and that Jupiter's moon Europa might possess subsurface oceans of water. This would make Europa potentially habitable.[15] Europa's subsurface ocean of water was later indirectly confirmed by the spacecraft Galileo. The mystery of Titan's reddish haze was also solved with Sagan's help. The reddish haze was revealed to be due to complex organic molecules constantly raining down onto Titan's surface.[16]
He further contributed insights regarding the atmospheres of Venus and Jupiter as well as seasonal changes on Mars. He also perceived global warming as a growing, man-made danger and likened it to the natural development of Venus into a hot, life-hostile planet through a kind of runaway greenhouse effect. Sagan and his Cornell colleague Edwin Ernest Salpeter speculated about life i ...


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2013-01-14 08:49:33 PM  
1 votes:
Whatever the result of all of this, I think we can all agree that pot is not a good thing for a developing mind, and should be kept away from children under 18.

Which is why I only let my kids smoke meth.
2013-01-14 08:47:36 PM  
1 votes:

tshauk: Yes; Great author, great orator, great entertainer.  I love the guy!  Name us a SINGLE original empirical Sagan offering to science.  Not one of his many and brilliantly explained exposition on other scientists.


Since you're a lazy jackass:

Scientific achievements

Sagan's contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of the planet Venus. In the early 1960s no one knew for certain the basic conditions of that planet's surface, and Sagan listed the possibilities in a report later depicted for popularization in a Time-Life book, Planets. His own view was that Venus was dry and very hot as opposed to the balmy paradise others had imagined. He had investigated radio emissions from Venus and concluded that there was a surface temperature of 500 °C (900 °F). As a visiting scientist to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he contributed to the first Mariner missions to Venus, working on the design and management of the project. Mariner 2 confirmed his conclusions on the surface conditions of Venus in 1962.
Sagan was among the first to hypothesize that Saturn's moon Titan might possess oceans of liquid compounds on its surface and that Jupiter's moon Europa might possess subsurface oceans of water. This would make Europa potentially habitable.[15] Europa's subsurface ocean of water was later indirectly confirmed by the spacecraft Galileo. The mystery of Titan's reddish haze was also solved with Sagan's help. The reddish haze was revealed to be due to complex organic molecules constantly raining down onto Titan's surface.[16]
He further contributed insights regarding the atmospheres of Venus and Jupiter as well as seasonal changes on Mars. He also perceived global warming as a growing, man-made danger and likened it to the natural development of Venus into a hot, life-hostile planet through a kind of runaway greenhouse effect. Sagan and his Cornell colleague Edwin Ernest Salpeter speculated about life in Jupiter's clouds, given the planet's dense atmospheric composition rich in organic molecules. He studied the observed color variations on Mars' surface and concluded that they were not seasonal or vegetational changes as most believed but shifts in surface dust caused by windstorms.
Sagan is best known, however, for his research on the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation.[17]
He is also the 1994 recipient of the Public Welfare Medal, the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences for "distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare".[18] He was denied membership in the Academy, reportedly because his media activities made him unpopular with many other scientists.[19]
2013-01-14 08:31:55 PM  
1 votes:
Pot makes you stupid!  There is nothing to add; if you add anything to this statement of fact, you are indeed a pot smoker and very stupid so STFU.
2013-01-14 08:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

Indubitably: NutWrench: The author of the new paper says pot might not have anything to do with the mental decline seen in the original study, and that other factors may be to blame.

Aaaannnnd , , ,  done!

To bang


perchance to screw
Aye, there's the rub
2013-01-14 08:22:32 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: Either way potheads are just plain dumber than the rest of the population so does it matter?


SRSLY?

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