Bill

  • Bill replied to the topic Sexual Fluidity in the forum Science 9 months, 1 week ago

    I may be wrong in thinking that they’re feeling shoulds and shouldn’ts when they’re follow their species’ specific behavior patterns, but I’d need to see proof that I was wrong before changing my default assumption.
    But the original comment was about the (arguably) natural feelings of shoulds and shouldn’ts with respect t…

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  • Bill replied to the topic Sexual Fluidity in the forum Science 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    as crude as that will sound to many people still naturally feeling their strong shoulds and shouldn’ts.

    I’m not so sure that the feelings of shoulds and shouldn’ts is necessarily a naturally occurring one – at least not when it comes to sexual pleasure. It seems there are probably very few moral imperatives (such as p…[Read more]

  • Bill replied to the topic Busy Bees in the forum Small Talk 10 months ago

    Agile doesn’t mean that there are no requirements. In fact feature requirements are very important. It simply means that you don’t have to specify the behavior of the entire system in order to deliver value to the customer. Check out the Agile Manifesto. Three of the four values are “working software”, “customer collaboration” and “responding to…[Read more]

  • Bill replied to the topic Busy Bees in the forum Small Talk 10 months ago

    I will not lift a finger until I have a plan. As a result I am efficient getting tasks completed.

    You may be efficient in the time the task takes from beginning to end but are you including the planning time in your total?

    In contrast, as long as I have a general idea of what I need to do, I tend to just dive in on tasks…[Read more]

  • Bill replied to the topic How do you explain that? in the forum Small Talk 1 year ago

    How about, since you had turned away from the god known as Yahweh, the one true God (maybe it was the Flying Spaghetti Monster, maybe it was Russell’s Teapot) was testing your faith and gave you a premonition to make sure you wouldn’t turn back toward the false one.

    By the way, you failed.

    Seriously though, it’s called a “coincidence”. Just move on.

  • Bill replied to the topic Is the demos killing democracy? in the forum Politics 1 year ago

    “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight.”

    – Andrew Shepherd (“The American President”)

  • I heard a news report recently about a death row inmate in Alabama scheduled for execution. The man was a Muslim and wished to have his imam present in the execution chamber. The prison refused saying that the only religious official on staff was a Christian minister and, for security reasons, officials of other faiths were not allowed to be in…[Read more]

  • Bill's profile was updated 1 year, 10 months ago

  • It is a theory in the same way that the behavior of gravity is a theory. It can’t really be “proven” since we can’t see what is happening. However we can see the results of the effect and produce testable hypotheses that can then be experimentally confirmed or refuted. Once a sufficient body of tested and confirmed behaviors has been amassed, the…[Read more]