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  • barchan
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    Was the Columbine massacre natural?
    I would say no.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Warning: Good question coming.

    That means my simple question will be answered with at least three paragraphs, instead of three letters.

    Either that, or academians will need clarification (i.e., play dumb).

    Originally posted by D Laurier View Post
    The devil remains imaginary.
    Here it comes.

    Get ready.

    Was the Columbine massacre natural?

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by marke View Post

    The democrats also use attorneys to repress support for Christian conservatism in America.
    An example of this please.
    The barbarian bozos are, unfortunately, good at what they in keeping vast numbers of Americans deceived and on the wrong socialist road away from freedom, prosperity and moral uprightness.
    And your "barbarian bozos" remain as imaginary as the day you invented them.

    The devil deceives students into believing lies which cause them to doubt God, and the devil and his demented followers and supporters are also good at what they are wickedly doing.
    The devil remains imaginary.

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    Academia has its share of problems with correct terminology too, doesn't it?
    Not particularly.
    Academia tends to use established terminology, so as to insure that everyone understands what is being said.
    The exact opposite of creationism, where it pays to sew confusion by muddying the waters with obscure terms, made up terms, and misused terms.
    That's why the abortion rate is so high.
    Wow. Bizzare total non-sequiture there AV.
    So what is it about academia supposedly resorting to creationist tactics, that relates to abortion rates?
    Please explain the connection.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by barchan View Post
    Well, I did look it up.
    So did I.

    And I don't remember the term being called "archaic" or "obsolete".

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  • barchan
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    You act like you know the term now and the proper etiquette for its application.
    Well, I did look it up.

    Don't know, don't care, don't care to know.
    As I expected.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by barchan View Post
    You used 'shrewdness' in the context of ape groups all the time?
    No ... scientists.

    Originally posted by barchan
    Well, considering that 'academians' is a term you made up what are we supposed to think?
    Like a scholar.

    Originally posted by barchan
    I'm not sure why I have to explain this to you, but not only is it jargon, it is a 'rare' definition.
    When I get posts like this from people who go from not knowing something, to telling me I'm wrong, or inaccurate, or whatever, it makes me suspicious.

    You act like you know the term now and the proper etiquette for its application.

    Please read Post 178 again.

    Originally posted by barchan
    How many people outside of the field of primate biology would you expect to know this term when you simply throw it out on the table?
    Don't know, don't care, don't care to know.

    If you're not thankful I taught you something, I'm not going to feel bad you harping about it.

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  • barchan
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    I used it exclusively on my other site, with no one harping about it that I can remember.
    You used 'shrewdness' in the context of ape groups all the time?

    I thought the term was known among academians.
    Well, considering that 'academians' is a term you made up what are we supposed to think?

    After all, it's their term.
    I'm not sure why I have to explain this to you, but not only is it jargon, it is a 'rare' definition. How many people outside of the field of primate biology would you expect to know this term when you simply throw it out on the table?

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by barchan View Post
    Because you complain about "academians" and yet refer to a term that is highly jargonistic and probably known only to academics, unless they happen to read a certain Quora.com post. And then you explain the term in a sarcastic way with a "got it?" appended. I don't see this as being terribly courteous to fellow members.
    I used it exclusively on my other site, with no one harping about it that I can remember.

    I thought the term was known among academians.

    After all, it's their term.

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  • barchan
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    I'll use "shrewdness" if I so desire.
    I wasn't complaining about the fact that you used it.

    Any problem with that?
    See above.

    I've never heard it referred to as "Troop" before that I can remember.
    I've never heard of either term in this usage.

    And why you're making it an issue to respect is beyond me.
    Because you complain about "academians" and yet refer to a term that is highly jargonistic and probably known only to academics, unless they happen to read a certain Quora.com post. And then you explain the term in a sarcastic way with a "got it?" appended. I don't see this as being terribly courteous to fellow members.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by D Laurier View Post
    Indeed. You would never use a correct term.
    Academia has its share of problems with correct terminology too, doesn't it?

    That's why the abortion rate is so high.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by barchan View Post
    Did I say that?

    You will notice that I said nothing about Quora.com. You, for some reason, decided that this was something that you wanted to respond to without any antecedent. It has nothing to do with the context at hand, but you have to comment.
    I'll use "shrewdness" if I so desire.

    Any problem with that?

    I've never heard it referred to as "Troop" before that I can remember.

    And why you're making it an issue to respect is beyond me.

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  • barchan
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    Did I quote a disrespectful website (quora)?
    Did I say that?

    You will notice that I said nothing about Quora.com. You, for some reason, decided that this was something that you wanted to respond to without any antecedent. It has nothing to do with the context at hand, but you have to comment.

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    From quora:
    So from an open source site that hosts anything.

    "A group of apes is called a Troop. It can also be referred to as a Shrewdness. Troop can be either monkeys or apes, but shrewdness is specifically apes."
    And let me guess. You posted this to Quora in the first place?

    According to biology, are we apes or monkeys?
    Both.

    I never switched from "troop" to "shrewdness," captain.
    Yes you did cabinboy.

    I never used "troop" in the first place.
    Indeed. You would never use a correct term.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by barchan View Post
    If you are going to use rare terminology, please be respectful of us who are as informed about jargon in any specific area.
    Did I quote a disrespectful website (quora)?

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