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    posted a message on Ultimate Random Chat Thread [URT] v4
    Quote from VegasRage

    I don't mind teaching the consideration that an amorphic intelligence is possibly behind all of creation which could be defined as God. Creationism however is specifically an ultra conservative Christian attempt to inject specifically Christianity into the classroom. Really just bizarre stuff, and I know some really nice people who are friends who completely believe the earth is 6000 years old O_O

    They will tell you carbon dating is inaccurate (although they can't say exactly how it is) and believe all of the recent discoveries of early homosapiens dating 160,000 and now even 400,000 years ago are hoaxes or flat out wrong. They believe dinosaurs and man peacefully coexisted in the garden of Eden before Eve egged Adam into getting some forbidden knowledge. If you question them what carnivores did with there claws and teeth during that period the conversation become more ridiculous, like oh they picked fruit and ate grass.

    Again I like these people, but I really do have to concentrate just to keep a straight face when they begin to talk about the origins of the universe.
    Indeed the creationist explaination for dinosaurs, and fossils and the like can be somewhat.... uncertain. My main concern with this move in schools, is that it shuts out a train of thought for young kids. They should be encouraged to challenge, and explore. Teach creationism that’s fine, but teach it along side evolution at LEAST. Allow them to discuss and argue cases for each. Don’t just pigeon hole them into a one-track mind way of thinking.

    How are we to progress as humans if we shoot down people who chose to explore and just cover everything up with “God did it okay!”
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    posted a message on Ultimate Random Chat Thread [URT] v4
    There are a handful of school in the UK that have just been given the go ahead to open next year and to teach creationism rather than evoultion. (biology classes are going to be awkward right?)

    Thats fine and all, I mean I don't have a problem with people having faith. That's fine and dandy. But shouldn't kids, with young malleable minds be given the coice of what to believe? Why cut out evolution in favour for creationism. Why not offer to teach both?

    The schools founder's chose to cut evolution in favor of creationism. Should a board of creation beleives have the right to decide what they teach kids? Let the kids decide!
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    posted a message on Ultimate Random Chat Thread [URT] v4
    Quote from Daemaro

    Would anyone be interested in playing Minecraft on a Tekkit server?

    yes, yes, yes yes yes, yes , yes ye ye ye ye yes yes

    to the tune of

    (oo, ee, oo aa aa, ting, tang wa la wa la bing bang)
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    posted a message on Did you change any habbits?
    Dude. That's incredible! I've been a smoker on and off for 8 years now, and I just don't know how to kick the habit! Your story is pretty darn inspiring and I salute you sir.

    As for me, I actually did want to make a change to one of my habits when diablo 3 launched. (please don't laugh, mine is far more trivial and a smaller acheivement than yours). I wanted to handle my time better when it came to playing video games.

    Before D3 I would play mmo's, and rpg games without regulating the time I spent playing them. this ended up being pretty destructive, as I was just sitting in my chair, logged into some video game, sometimes not doing anything until 2-3 am. it was affecting my work a bit, cause I somtimes slept through my alarm and had to rush in all bleary eyed.

    I decided to be more productive with my time. I tend to theorycraft games as well as just play them now. I take my time to think of strategies off line, so that when I go to play I can jump right in and try them out. then log off and talk with friends if it didnt work, or go and do something else.

    I just didn't want to sit at my computer for hours on end, achieveing nothing, trolling in trade chat. etc etc.

    I did it. I don't actually spend that much time IN GAME any more, and since May 15th. I havn't stayed up later than 12 midnight, playing a video game on a weeknight (weekends are fun times!)

    I know this sounds pretty pathetic but I now perform better at work and Have more time to do other stuff (like see real life humanoids)

    Huzzah for me!

    -signed a loser.

    (Edit for stuff)
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    posted a message on Best book series?
    Any science ficiton readers here? I have recently read the following "Culture novels" by Iain M. Banks

    Surface Detail: - Hands down the best sci-fi book I have ever read (besides Ringworld) and my first foray into the Culture.

    Player of Games.

    The State of the Art.

    I found Bank's vision incredibly endearing, well thoguht out and almost plausable. Some of the standard sci fi plot devices exist but with a twist. The introcduction to "minds" in surface detail is presented in such a way, that I found my self desperatley wanting this technology to exists now! (and who knows, one day it might!

    I now what to live 10000 years in the future and live in the Culture. So long cruel world!!!!!!!

    *jumps in a freezer*
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    posted a message on I've (literally) been in a coma for six months, what happened?
    Grats on your conquest of azmodan! I've just got past cydea, azmo is next on my list. I've been having too much fun farming in act 2. it's about time I grew a pair of something and had a stab at Azmo. I'm not looking forward to act 4 though. I wish you good luck.
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    posted a message on Will Guild Wars 2 live up to expectations from Guild Wars 1?
    Quote from Daemaro

    Mesmer is REAAALLY nice at sort of giving boons too. Or can be. They can remove boons from enemies and apply them to themselves and even allies sometimes.

    I was instantly sold on the meser after watching videos of...

    the entry and exit portals.

    speed/slow walls.

    great sword knockback+jump back

    ohh my goooosh gimme gimme gimme.

    Stealthing into a keep to drop an exit portal. Running back to my home boys, and dropping an entry. BOOM see you world! Fun fun fun looking class.
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    posted a message on Which weapon to use?
    I don't think I can see the screenshot of your character sheet? Might be something wrong on my end.

    Also apologies, I answered your question with the assumption that you were still progressing and asking for advice as to which weapon would increase your chances of progressing!

    At this point, use which ever weapon most compliments your playstyle!
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    posted a message on New WW barb - what stats to aim for?
    At the moment I run with 1200 Loh. all from weapons and a ring+amulet. My Crit chance with scoundrel is 51% but i have low crit dmg atm. at only 160%.

    I havn't done the math exactly, but adding crit dmg greatly increases my character sheet dps than adding strength at the moment.
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    posted a message on Which weapon to use?
    Hmm, tricky one. Great LoH, and even better dps make the spear a good choice. But you loose some dex/vit and of course that socket.

    What does your chacarter sheet tell you?

    Where are you in terms of progression? Would that huge boost to survivablity help you progress through the game?

    I would hang on to both of them for testing. Besides the LoH, the spear just isnt well itemised for you.
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    posted a message on sell or salvage
    Quote from nograndplan

    thanks for the replies guys - being that its 5 am by me and i'm still half asleep - i just wana be clear... so assuming its not worth sellling on the AH - its better to salvage and sell the mats then to vendor the stuff right?

    I would say yes. when you salavage you're essentially gathering exsquisite essences (did i spell that right?). These little babys sell for a fair bit of gold. (try to sell them in stacks of 100)
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    posted a message on guild wars 2
    Im super exicted for guild wars 2. I havn't preordered yet, but this beta weekend is make or break.

    Im pretty sure ill be convince to get the deluxe edition also!
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    posted a message on Your Thoughts?
    Instead of writing that enormous rant, that guy could have uninstalled d3, installed d2 and killed diablo on hell by now! Pretty much all he is saying is "why didnt you make d3 like d2": Simple solution, go and play d2

    (edit: obviously joking about killing diablo on hell. the point i was trying to make, is that this article seemed like a waste of time)
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    posted a message on Duel Wield Question
    Quote from Casanova

    I just have a quick question when it comes to duel wielding. I currently have a nice 1hander and I am in the market looking for a 2nd 1hander.

    I have found a nice looking weapon however it has 35 less dps than the current weapon I own, is that too much of a gap and will it gimp me?

    Cheers.
    Absolutely not, that is a very small difference.

    What build are you running with, some abilites have complex mechanics when taking into account the stats of your weapons.
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    posted a message on Ultimate Random Chat Thread [URT] v4
    Wow, what did you do to piss of zeus! Impressive piccys.

    I've had all sorts of commods up on teh GBP and EUR RMAH, gold, gems, plans, crafting mats, and nothing has sold. Apparently us Brits and Europeans are tight bastards.
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