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My friend Chuck should really appreciate this one. S6

Harvard to Prove Life Began Without 'Major Grant'
by Scott Ott


(2005-08-15) -- A new multi-million dollar Harvard University effort to study the origins of life in the universe seeks to prove that life did not begin with "a major grant" from an intelligent source, but rather sprang up spontaneously and entirely without purpose.

The university will fund the research with $1 million per year in a number of multi-million dollar facilities, employing some of the best minds in science to establish that the complexity of life started with no plan, no design, no forethought and no intelligent creative agent.

"Harvard University has proven over the years that the more complex something is, the less likely you are to find any intelligence behind it," said an unnamed university spokesman. "In fact, this 'origins of life' project started out as an accidental ink spill on paper, and it just developed from there."

The university said the study should take several million years to complete and is unlikely to produce any meaningful result.
Doesn't that go completely against the scientific method? I thought scientists were supposed to abhor making a conclusion, and then trying to prove it. Junk science if you ask me.
Punk, look at the source. :lol:
#-o

I was on a posting spree, and I didn't stop to consider it could be a joke. S2
S'allright, happens to me all the time, but since I usually don't post a lot most people don't notice when I miss the joke. S2
Punk Wrote:Doesn't that go completely against the scientific method? I thought scientists were supposed to abhor making a conclusion, and then trying to prove it. Junk science if you ask me.

Well said, Punk. Well said.[Image: z32.gif]
DavidR Wrote:Punk, look at the source. :lol:

oops![Image: eek.gif]
posted the wrong image.




i just luv these little postey-things. it's better than words.[Image: tongue.gif]
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Welcome to the club, Solo.
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Welcome to the club, Solo.
Well, I've sortuv turned into a monster with these things, like John said. [Image: cheeky-smiley-004.gif]
E, if you've got it flaunt it, right? S6

And Scott Ott is really good at satire. That is why so many people are consistently taken in on his satire. It already has more than an element of truth to it. Wink1
John L Wrote:E, if you've got it flaunt it, right? S6

And Scott Ott is really good at satire. That is why so many people are consistently taken in on his satire. It already has more than an element of truth to it. Wink1
Well, I didn't read the article first. Did afterwards and caught the length of time it would take to prove the point of the grant, and thought.......well, i won't put here what I thought.

Soooo, why don't you get those smiley's to which Tait so graciously gave me the link?[Image: eclipsee_Victoria.gif]
I've been thinking about this very subject for a couple of weeks now. I have never tried to import any new smileys on to the forum yet. Gary did all that earlier.

Sigh, I guess that I am going to have to do something to please the crowd, aren't I? I'll try to find the time and experiment perhaps this weekend, ok? :?
John L Wrote:I've been thinking about this very subject for a couple of weeks now. I have never tried to import any new smileys on to the forum yet. Gary did all that earlier.

Sigh, I guess that I am going to have to do something to please the crowd, aren't I? I'll try to find the time and experiment perhaps this weekend, ok? :?

Can't we just steal them for the other site, like I'm doing? Is that wrong? I just meant for yur personal comsumption and use. :?:
Doesn't actually work like that. While you are using the other forum's smileys, you are also using their bandwidth as well. Get enough of this, and it is not fair on the other forum's storage.

That is why it would be best to simply take the graphic, load it to the forum storage and use it from there. Wink1
John L Wrote:Doesn't actually work like that. While you are using the other forum's smileys, you are also using their bandwidth as well. Get enough of this, and it is not fair on the other forum's storage.

That is why it would be best to simply take the graphic, load it to the forum storage and use it from there. Wink1
Why is it that everything that is enjoyable is wrong?!!
BATF = Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms.

This is other wise known as the:

Bureau of All Things Fun.

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