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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

posted by GuruGuru214 on - last edited - Viewed by 93.9K users

One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • But by using cloning, you're essentially doing a generational repeat. There is no addition or strengthening of the genetic code, and the possibility of reproduction by going crazy and creating clones is higher. Eventually, the entire human race will be composed of asexual Alcoremortises. How are you going to explain THAT to the first alien contact, hm?

  • @tbm1986 said: Sooo...is anyone lurking in the background to formally bring this incarnation of the thread to a close? Hmm? HMM?



    Why? What would be the point?

    If they did, I would just start a new thread called "The 'whatever's on you mind' thread, Volume 2."

  • @Rather Dashing said: But by using cloning, you're essentially doing a generational repeat. There is no addition or strengthening of the genetic code, and the possibility of reproduction by going crazy and creating clones is higher. Eventually, the entire human race will be composed of asexual Alcoremortises. How are you going to explain THAT to the first alien contact, hm?



    I doubt it will go further than a generation. The clone while genetically identical will be raised in different conditions than I was and will therefore be a very different person. Given the variables, I find it highly unlikely that a clone of me would decide to then clone herself. So, no need to worry about me taking over the planet through my offspring.

  • @Rather Dashing said: But by using cloning, you're essentially doing a generational repeat. There is no addition or strengthening of the genetic code, and the possibility of reproduction by going crazy and creating clones is higher. Eventually, the entire human race will be composed of asexual Alcoremortises. How are you going to explain THAT to the first alien contact, hm?



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  • @Alcoremortis said: Because sometimes you want to propagate your own genetic material. It's an evolution thing, if you've got good genes you want them to get passed on or else you're evolutionarily unfit.



    I think people have the wrong ideas. Rather than consider genes the only thing worth passing on, when they really don't amount to anything special, we should focus on passing on knowledge and value, both of which can easily be done through adoption.

    Also, with cloning and sexual reproduction you need to make your own humans. With adoption and kidnapping you can take existing ones and indoctrinate them. Statistically, it has a bigger impact because you indoctrinate the same amount of people, but in a world that has less of them. Think about it.

  • @Avistew said: With adoption and kidnapping you can take existing ones and indoctrinate them. Statistically, it has a bigger impact because you indoctrinate the same amount of people, but in a world that has less of them. Think about it.



    Ahem ... ???

  • @Avistew said: I think people have the wrong ideas. Rather than consider genes the only thing worth passing on, when they really don't amount to anything special, we should focus on passing on knowledge and value, both of which can easily be done through adoption.

    Also, with cloning and sexual reproduction you need to make your own humans. With adoption and kidnapping you can take existing ones and indoctrinate them. Statistically, it has a bigger impact because you indoctrinate the same amount of people, but in a world that has less of them. Think about it.



    So instead of having an increasing birth rate, we reduce that, and in doing so make it easier to brainwash the next generation? That reeks of controlling.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Why? What would be the point?

    If they did, I would just start a new thread called "The 'whatever's on you mind' thread, Volume 2."



    This thread is too long. I'm guessing the mod in question would open the Volume 2.

  • @tbm1986 said: This thread is too long. I'm guessing the mod in question would open the Volume 2.



    Honestly, does it really matter how long the thread is? Opening up another thread would only serve to make it more difficult to reference posts that happened in this thread or to delve through backlog. All a new thread would do is decrease the page number and post number.

    Oh, and give everyone another shot at getting the 10,000th post.

  • @Alcoremortis said: Honestly, does it really matter how long the thread is? Opening up another thread would only serve to make it more difficult to reference posts that happened in this thread or to delve through backlog. All a new thread would do is decrease the page number and post number.

    Oh, and give everyone another shot at getting the 10,000th post.



    I meant from the system's point of view, not ours.

    I can't find Strong Bad's DVD anywhere. I reckon my friend might have it, seeing as he only seems to give games back when he has the chance to borrow new ones he likes. FFS I hate DRM. The cr@cks I can find are for the download versions.

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