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#16    Curiosity

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 03:12 AM

Snopes will give us some insight here... original.gif

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 04:01 AM

QUOTE(Stellar @ Oct 28 2004, 08:29 AM)
Hey hailo, arwen, how about you read the links instead of just dismissing them? Yeah, I guess you're gonna tell me PET and MRI scans are wrong? Theres evidence supporting the fact that we use more than 10% of our brain... theres no evidence supporting the 10% myth.

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I did not say in any way in any of my posts that we only use 10% of our brain. I actually agreed with the fact!!

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Yup, thats true. We use more than 10%.

I didn't say you were WRONG, I just said an agreement.

The thing that would have sparked a debate here is the next sentence:
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But I don't see how we use 100%.

Scientists have not proven that we use 100% of our brain. I'm thinking that if we did, everyone on Earth, considering the size of everyone's brain is fairly the same, would have the same intelligence level, or IQ...in which they don't.

Edited by Hailo_hellFIRE, 29 October 2004 - 04:05 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 04:07 AM

QUOTE(firefemme1202 @ Oct 27 2004, 12:47 PM)
Ditto.
Great, we had one of the world's greatest scientest in our country last century and we used him to build an ATOM BOMB.  Gee.....all that time and he could have been discovering other things.....shoot, I'm glad he at least had time to figure out E=MC squared before people used his genius for something else equally or potentially more destructive.

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Steller had a great point---at the time, the A-bomb didn't seem like such a bad idea.  We now know differently.


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Posted 29 October 2004 - 07:49 AM

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arwen, how about you read the links instead of just dismissing them? Yeah, I guess you're gonna tell me PET and MRI scans are wrong? Theres evidence supporting the fact that we use more than 10% of our brain... theres no evidence supporting the 10% myth.

why in the goddess' name are you bloody attaacking me? i dont care and i know i havent read the links i was just saying touche to hailo coz i thought it was a good point! dont attack without reason please!




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Posted 29 October 2004 - 11:47 AM

Hailo, you did equate my links with links saying that we DO only use 10% of our brains!

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 03:52 PM

I was just showing an example. Not everything in that site is true, I was comparing site to site. I didn't say in any of my text that I totally agreed whats in there.

I agree with you okay, Steller. The site I showed you probably brought up the wrong explanation on what the site was about.

Edited by Hailo_hellFIRE, 29 October 2004 - 03:54 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 07:22 PM

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Not everything in that site is true


Anyone who doesnt believe it is welcome to check for other sources... but anyone unwilling to accept it is probably gonna end up dismissing all the sites talking about the 10% myth being a myth.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(Independent1 @ Oct 28 2004, 11:07 PM)
QUOTE(firefemme1202 @ Oct 27 2004, 12:47 PM)
Ditto.
Great, we had one of the world's greatest scientest in our country last century and we used him to build an ATOM BOMB.  Gee.....all that time and he could have been discovering other things.....shoot, I'm glad he at least had time to figure out E=MC squared before people used his genius for something else equally or potentially more destructive.

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Steller had a great point---at the time, the A-bomb didn't seem like such a bad idea.  We now know differently.

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Exactly, I never said it wasn't thought of as a good idea at the time, I was just saying, which you emphasized also, that now we do know differently.  

And Stellar, breath, please original.gif  I looked at the sites and #1, I agree we don't use just 10% of our brains, but #2 I also don't believe everything stated as true.  That's how it is with a lot of websites nowadays...there can be truth mixed in with fiction...but that's why do as much research as possible and in many cases go with the majority.  I think you just misunderstood what hailo was trying to say.  But those were good links to look at considering the majority of what were in the links had solid foundations.  It's all good original.gif

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 06:45 PM

I think i have damaged more then 10 % of my brain when i was out last night.. ahh alcohol the stuff of brain damage! tongue.gif

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 07:58 PM

90% of all statistics are made up on the spot.


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Posted 30 October 2004 - 08:17 PM

^haha, including that one?

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 06:32 AM

QUOTE(Independent1 @ Oct 29 2004, 12:07 AM)
QUOTE(firefemme1202 @ Oct 27 2004, 12:47 PM)
Ditto.
Great, we had one of the world's greatest scientest in our country last century and we used him to build an ATOM BOMB.  Gee.....all that time and he could have been discovering other things.....shoot, I'm glad he at least had time to figure out E=MC squared before people used his genius for something else equally or potentially more destructive.

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Steller had a great point---at the time, the A-bomb didn't seem like such a bad idea.  We now know differently.

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laugh.gif "It seemed like a good idea at the time" They didn't take the time to sit back, and think about what could happen with such a powerful weapon. Seems like they weren't using their brain when that happened.

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 08:10 AM

To bad they didn't know about STD's and AIDS wink2.gif good point, thanks for backing me up there flyguy wink2.gif

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE(firefemme1202 @ Oct 30 2004, 05:17 PM)
^haha, including that one?

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Thats actually true.  blink.gif


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Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:18 PM

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"It seemed like a good idea at the time" They didn't take the time to sit back, and think about what could happen with such a powerful weapon. Seems like they weren't using their brain when that happened.


Actually, it didnt *seem* like a good idea, it was a good idea.  The axis was also making an A-Bomb, and if they succeeded, things would have been a lot worse.

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