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Media / Re: Post YouTube videos that don't suck!
« Last Post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 04:13:19 AM »
This lady is Brazilian so naturally I thought of xSP.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4  This is clean fun.

That's hilarious :lol:
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Last Post by Claireliontamer on Today at 03:58:21 AM »
I'm volunteering at my local library too for the Summer Reading Challenge in which kids are challenged to read six books over the holiday. They come and talk about their books and receive stickers to put in the Challenge booklet. At the end there are presentation evenings where they receive a medal, certificate and wristband. The kids as always are funny, shy and confident and have a lot more wisdom than many adults I know.

My daughter is doing this at our local library.  Is it 'Animal Agents' all over the country or are different libraries doing different themes?
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Forum Suggestions & Announcements / Re: The future of the forum
« Last Post by Tank on Today at 01:55:47 AM »
Speaking of country music, with self driving cars becoming more and more prevalent, it's only a matter of time before the truck leaves too.

 :rofl:
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Forum Suggestions & Announcements / Re: The future of the forum
« Last Post by No one on Today at 01:49:51 AM »
Speaking of country music, with self driving cars becoming more and more prevalent, it's only a matter of time before the truck leaves too.
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Quote from: The Grey One
I'm not talking about life that always was, but about life that just is. It takes a fair bit of imagination, but is there a reason why there would not exist some (let's say very simple for the purpose of this discussion) system out in space, which uses surrounding molecules and particles and the energy of, say, stray photons and what have you to replicate itself over the course of billions of years? Would such a system not be alive in the broad sense of the word?

Have you read The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle?
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Also something that crossed my mind - how do we even know they evolve? What if they just came into existence and stayed that way??? We could be sending messages to an alien version of a bacteria. Because I mean there is no guarantee that they have sex so how could they evolve??
Sexual reproduction is not required for organisms to evolve. Evolution is the change over time of allele frequency in a population. Mutations occur during reproduction, sexual or otherwise. Populations have variation and selection pressures effect survival/reproduction. Where you have reproduction, mutation, variation and selection pressures you get evolution.

And don't forget genetic drift.

Okay so let's forget the sex part. Let's just say they came into existence and don't evolve. Let's say they are the way they always have been since they appeared. What would that be like?

It looks like we're discussing a 'organism' that arrives by some kind of abiogenesis and then remains unchanging in perpetuity? Would that be what you're describing?
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Forum Suggestions & Announcements / Re: The future of the forum
« Last Post by Gloucester on Today at 12:45:01 AM »
OK...maybe this place needs more country music.  :notsure:


NOOOOO!
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Forum Suggestions & Announcements / Re: The future of the forum
« Last Post by Magdalena on July 28, 2017, 11:38:28 PM »
OK...maybe this place needs more country music.  :notsure:

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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Gloucester's chat thread
« Last Post by Magdalena on July 28, 2017, 07:26:22 PM »
It's been a while...

We should have a few Hors d'oeuvres,




Something to drink,



We could watch:
The Asmo vs. Davin (season 83)


Anyone?


OR...or...
We could just dance?  :smilenod:


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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Last Post by jumbojak on July 28, 2017, 06:35:15 PM »
Well, early days yet, I have discovered that there is a "Men's Shed" group less than a mile from where I live. It msy just be a sicialy group where they help each other at home, but I would be happy with that.

Like the "Workshop" thread just be happy if it is a chat group talking  blokey stuff about woodwork etc.

Despite all that the contact number was a woman! But I know women who can swing a mean hammer and saw a straight line!!

Oh, and the local library is looking for volunteer "Computer Buddies", something I have done before and enjoy.

That sounds pretty cool.
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