<Cevt> There are— I guess?— cases in which depending on which anatomical feature you pick you can find synapomorphies supporting entirely irreconcilable trees
<Cevt> Leading one to only conclude that at various points in time a wizard visited earth and caused various lineages to independently evolve identical structures in differing samplings
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<Tanaphor> I once looked up how they tested breast implants on animals
<Tanaphor> And was disappointed to find out they don't give rats a giant pair of tits
<CUM_SIURAN> of course you did
<CUM_SIURAN> of course you were
<pthag> barabbas is an exemplary scapegoat, because he committed the sins of israel
<Tanaphor> all of them?
<Tanaphor> He had a busy day
<Cev> i'm ready
<Cev> got my graham crackers and jug of milk and mountain dew
<Radius> okay rdy
<Cev> and I have toothpicks jammed in between each of my front bottom teeth because it gives me pseudosexual pleasure
<Barsuga> So Elisabeth Warren is surging in the polls
<Barsuga> Do you have any...
<Barsuga> about her
<Barsuga> My gang name is Ram Bam
<Ser> Barsuga: is that a double-joke on "ram [the] bum" and Maimonides?
<Barsuga> Ser : Also my fursona is a sheep
<Barsuga> It works on many levels
<Smaug_> a lot of these He-Man stories involve people trusting Skeletor, which is implausible in the sxtreme
<Smaug_> he's a purple man with a floating skull for a head who is always cackling
<Radius> sounds trustworthy enough to me
<Radius> he should challenge trump for the republican nomination, i bet he coud win it
<Smaug_> I'd vote for Skeletor
<Radius> note how his name anagrams to "elektors"
<miekko> Smaug2: what properties do we know pi to have?
<miekko> it seems we don't know it to be normal, though we strongly suspect it is
<Smaug2> well we know it's the circle number
<Smaug2> and if you remember any of the digits after 3.14 it's proof that you're smart
<Smaug2> also, there is evidence that it is not a normal number because you have to use a weird letter to write it
<Smaug2> hope this helps, miekko
<Whimemsz> I'm learning a lot here
<Smaug2> did I ever tell you that I minored in maths, whim
<Whimemsz> I don't think so
<Smaug2> that's because I didn't
<Whimemsz> makes sense then
<pharazon> even if it wasn't a weird letter
<pharazon> why use a letter at all
<pharazon> shouldn't you use numbers to write a number...
<CUM_SIURAN> Cevfr: your nick is slightly different every day
<Cevfr> You can't cross the same river twice.
<Barsuga> You can
<Barsuga> I have done so
<Smaug> no, very possible
<Smaug> you do it once in the physical world, and again in your imagination
<pharazon> Maybe the river goes in a circle and the same water was flowing by the next time
<pharazon> What if it was frozen
<Smaug> Mathematician solves the paradox of the river with one simple trick! Philosophers hate him!
<Cevfr> It is possibly even more unfunny than the "Nobody:" joke
<pharazon> What is the joke
<Cevfr> Go to literally any youtube video and read the first 100 comments.
<CUM_SIURAN> it's more of a meme template than a joek
<Rad> it highlights that something is coming from left field or random or unprompted, but i don't fully get the purpose of framing a bunch of things that way
<Cevfr> well what annoys me is how exaprevalent it is
<Cevfr> "the first 100 comments" is almost literally true in many cases
<Rad> is it possible for something to be only gigaprevalent
<Cevfr> things like bacteria
<Cevfr> It goes mice < invertebrates < bacteria < members of the countably infinite set < unfunny jokes
mithen, Steven. After the Ice. A Global Human History. 20,000–5,000 BC, by Phoenix (2004). ISBN: 978-0-7538-1392-8. An amazing and outstanding work on humankind's history throughout 15,000 years of its past history, a time of global warming that experienced many changes that shaped the world as we know it today. The book is presented as an imaginary journey through all these years, visiting different places all over the world, during which we learn how archaeology has evolved since its early days and how our vision of prehistory and early Neolithic has radically changed since then. The work is dense and it progresses chronologically, but the chapters are grouped into geographic sections (the Western Asia, Africa, Americas...), so we can choose to read the desired chapters only, or the whole book from beginning to end.
The provided scientific and objective information is accompanied by recreations of the landscape, the weather changes or the human life and customs for every time and area, although some human scenes should be taken with caution since they're too speculative and clearly fictive. But that kind of speculation is welcome if the reader is intelligent enough as to separate the wheat from the chaff and use these fictional recreations to make the proper questions and take more advantage from the book than previously thought.