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  1. about 4 hours ago on WuMo

    I take it that you have never been called a nerd by the bully from the football team.

  2. about 4 hours ago on F Minus

    You might enjoy reading David Brin’s “Uplift” novels, a close premise to your question. Also, why haven’t any of the Ancient Alien episodes considered the possibility that the alien visitors were running from some sort of interstellar tyranny and modified themselves to blend in with the locals (instead of modifying the locals to be useful to them), then destroyed or hid all their tech in order to remain concealed? Makes as much sense, and could be the basis for some really good SF novels.

  3. 1 day ago on Frank and Ernest

    Pretty much everything Hans Christian Anderson wrote seems kind of depressing.

  4. 3 days ago on F Minus

    Were I a scholar, I would join them. ;)

  5. 3 days ago on F Minus

    I have always thought that the Ancient Aliens show was supposed to be a comedy.

  6. 3 days ago on Kliban

    Good points. I clicked on your link (well, cut & pasted) and just got a stub. But, linking to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptians provided some interesting historical info that would support your view as far as modern Egyptians go. And you’re right, it’s a cartoon, and I thought it was a clever one.

  7. 4 days ago on Kliban

    Nope, no confusion. (I know you are just kidding [cause of the lol and wink], but I’m going to reply as if you were serious since I bet a lot of readers may be seriously making the same mistake.) Arabs are not Egyptians neither are Egyptians Arabs. I think you may be confusing Arabs with Muslims. While Muslims do currently live in Egypt, they did not exist when bird headed deities rode in chariots. And please keep in mind that Allah does not have a bird’s beak, Ra.

  8. 5 days ago on Kliban

    They are in Egypt (note the bird’s beak on the chariot owner – Ra). It would be the Alexandrian Automobile (or Axle) Association. I vote for Automobile, cause there aren’t any horses pictured.

  9. 5 days ago on JumpStart

    Wow, you missed the point of Darsan’s last comment by miles. Re-read his last sentence. Your remark seemed to imply that because Fox was popular then it must be truthful. He was pointing out the mistake in that position. Or was your last statement supposed to be sarcasm? If so, sorry, I missed it.

  10. 5 days ago on WuMo

    Somewhere around 30 years ago, there was a news item about a high-school class on economics that conducted an experiment. Half the class did research on various companies and the current state of the country’s economy trends and picked stocks to follow with an imaginary investment amount of $10,000 dollars. The other half chose various random methods of selecting stocks, on of which involved throwing darts at the newspaper’s stock report pages and following those stocks with the same imaginary investment. At the end of the 9 weeks the two groups compared their resulting earnings. As you might expect, given this thread’s topic, the group with the randomly chosen stocks made almost twice as much as the group which did the research.