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A Stoned Question

Submitted by Murphy1844 at 2009-11-21 04:57:40 EST
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Well, needless to say I've smoked a little green tonight.

I'm from Oregon too, so that should say something. I'm fucking high right now!

The original title for this post was this: "Debate: Bill Mayer vs. Richard Dawkins"

I'll make this terse. Bill Mayer (and B. Clinton) agree, and site, this point: "Human Beings are 99.9% genetically identical." They site the Human Genome Project (which is accurate) every time. This statement of science sort of meshed in my pot of thinking, and made sense to me. I looked at people differently, but actually more of a reflection of myself-- my strengths, my weaknesses, etc. After all, we are nearly the same, but seem so radically different. As far as the N vs. N debate goes, seems like the Nurture side just got pocket aces.

Bill Mayer had Richard Dawkins on his show a little while ago, and at some point Bill fell back on his firm, well-thought-out ideology that suggests to the many atheists/agnostics out there that since we're nearly identical genetically, that we're pretty much the same in all other ways.

Fucking FALSE. Dawkins pointed this out, and I fucking totally agree. Actually, to explain this better, I'll use some dialogue as I remember it. It could be inaccurate, but hopefully you'll get the point.

Mayer: "Well aren't we ninety-nine per cent genetically identical as far as [whatever they were talking about] goes?"

Dawkins: "Well, yes, but that isn't as intriguing to me you see."

Mayer: "What isn't" <audience laughter>

Dawkings: "Genetically, yes. But look at the range of personalities from across the globe! Genetically, yes, but psychologically, we're so very different! I posit"

(This is the important part)

"... in order for Natural Selection to work, it needs A LOT of variety."

Murphy



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Submitted by paxilliona at 2009-11-23 21:14:31 EST (#)
Rating: -1

Submitted by cheerios at 2009-11-23 18:30:07 EST (#)
Rating: -2

Submitted by EmissionImpossible (user info) at 2009-11-23 04:51:25 EST (#)
Ranking: -2

you need to smoke more, im never this dull when im high

Submitted by EmissionImpossible at 2009-11-23 04:51:25 EST (#)
Rating: -2

you need to smoke more, im never this dull when im high

Submitted by corn nugget at 2009-11-22 14:49:05 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Wait, so what's the question?

Submitted by SkullBiter at 2009-11-22 14:20:38 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Hmm. I feel that the best thing to contemplate while high is Meatloafs song I would do anything for love.

Im convinced its rape.

Submitted by forthewin at 2009-11-22 14:19:33 EST (#)
Rating: -1

OH! You were talking about me, weren't you!

Just because I rely on paint by number style canvases doesn't mean you have to make fun of me, asshole. :[

Submitted by forthewin at 2009-11-22 11:13:49 EST (#)
Rating: -1

Submitted by willartstorg (user info) at 2009-11-21 14:50:21 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

Submitted by forthewin (user info) at 2009-11-21 14:46:59 EST (#)
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This hurts.

Most particularly intelligent people tend to write down clear/insightful/interesting thoughts while high.

Simple minded people tend to write down vague/obnoxious/uninteresting thoughts while high, all the while thinking they are being clear/insightful/interesting.

Which category do you fall into? I'm sure you'll figure it out. Everyone else has.
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Just like everyone here can tell the difference between a REAL artist and a wannabe.

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I'd say the fact that Thomas Kinkade is the most wealthy living artist would prove that statement false. You might want to think a little harder before translating your thoughts into words.

Submitted by locksly at 2009-11-21 18:15:08 EST (#)
Rating: 0

your point is...

Submitted by willartstorg at 2009-11-21 14:50:21 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by forthewin (user info) at 2009-11-21 14:46:59 EST (#)
Ranking: -1

This hurts.

Most particularly intelligent people tend to write down clear/insightful/interesting thoughts while high.

Simple minded people tend to write down vague/obnoxious/uninteresting thoughts while high, all the while thinking they are being clear/insightful/interesting.

Which category do you fall into? I'm sure you'll figure it out. Everyone else has.
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Just like everyone here can tell the difference between a REAL artist and a wannabe.

Submitted by forthewin at 2009-11-21 14:46:59 EST (#)
Rating: -1

This hurts.

Most particularly intelligent people tend to write down clear/insightful/interesting thoughts while high.

Simple minded people tend to write down vague/obnoxious/uninteresting thoughts while high, all the while thinking they are being clear/insightful/interesting.

Which category do you fall into? I'm sure you'll figure it out. Everyone else has.

Submitted by willartstorg at 2009-11-21 14:40:34 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Modern microbiology says humans and chimpanzees are over 99% related. Shlongy is 101%. Think about it.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2009-11-21 13:45:28 EST (#)
Rating: -2

Are you talking about Bill MAHER???

Either way, shut the fuck up, dumbass.

Submitted by JonnyX at 2009-11-21 12:36:55 EST (#)
Rating: 0

0-worthy

Submitted by Soyware at 2009-11-21 11:25:19 EST (#)
Rating: -1

I'm a little confused as to your thesis. Are you arguing for creationism? You realize that 0.1% of the human genome is still a SHIT LOAD of genes, right? Over 1.5 million years, there's plenty of time for change.

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-11-21 11:24:33 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Dawkins ftw. I am currently reading The Greatest Show On Earth.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2009-11-21 11:08:20 EST (#)
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Maybe a lil stoned photo would have been in order here? heh


D'oh! English! Who needs that? I'm never going to England. Come on,
let's smoke.

-- Homer Simpson, talking Barney into cutting class
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Submitted by skrapmetal at 2009-11-21 09:32:29 EST (#)
Rating: -1

You are not helping the "legalize marijuana because it doesn't mess you up as bad as alcohol does" movement at all with this shit.


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somehow I managed to squeeze in 8 hours of TV a day.

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