By shelbs61 - 30/08/2010 19:55 - United States
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K, so this is Shelby, the person who wrote the FML. To whoever it may concern: When this guy asked me whether the rock was alive, I thought he was being sarcastic so I replied, "YES!! Haha." Then he wrote something down in his notebook and I asked if he was kidding. He looked up and said, "Just tell me the answer, I wanna finish my homework." Then he asked me if pasta was alive.
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Bio and honors bio are both easy and basically the same, which is why it is offered and advised to take freshman year (at least here it is). The only difference is that the pace in honors is a bit faster, so it covers more material in case you plan to take AP bio. I took regular and AP and got a 5 on my test, so regular won't really slow you down. The only FML is sitting next to a dumbass.
145 - Well religion does often lead to a certain level of intolerance and ignorance. The fact that religious states/schools wouldn't allow teachers to teach the theory of evolution is only one example. Remember everyone, science is evil and wrong. Instead, please listen to a book that says someone made a sea part in half just cause he felt like it. Srsly? Use a damn boat, maybe I would fall for the bs that is the bible.
145- I agree with what you have to say. Although I'm not a follower of what the bible has to say I have complete respect for those who are Christians, Catholic, etc... I hate it when people try to blame religion for things that are going on in the world. True followers of any religion would understand that religion is supposed to being about peace and knowledge. BTW the reason I questioned your comment was to understand more where you were coming from. You're first comment was quite unclear. Thanks for clarifying.
it kind of is. a few people in my bio class asked that too when we were learning about living and non-living things. anything that was once alive is considered living. even though a rock was never alive, I understand how someone might have thought that. although some people are just stupid.
Lol...why would honors bio be hard? Definitely not as involved as physics or chemistry..jeeze. Have fun with the idiots who are just taking it to barely pass and gain the credits.
It is easier to define "what is a rock" than it is to make any definition of "what is life" The answer to this question depends on your definition of life. Some may say "No they have no organs brains or anything inside them" More specifically other include reproduction in any definition of life. Vedic scriptures state that a body made of matter is pervaded with consciousness separate from our own. Hindus pray to mother earth as if it was alive. Atomics physics affirms that all matter is alive in an ovidian cosmos of perpetual metamorphosis, where Ovid was an ancient poet who indicated that all things are in a state of change and transformation. In which case as the matter that forms a rock is more stable than that in a human being and the form lasts longer, it could indeed be argued that a rock is more alive than a human. Simply the correct answer is if you want it to be. (I retrieved that from the magical land of Google. You should all try using it sometime. More specifically it was on WikiAnswers.) Come on people, google has the answer for everything!
There's an average attention span on this website? I didn't realize you did a study. No, it's just that people don't have the brain capacity or the comprehension skills to handle a comment that's longer than 2 sentences and iznt speled lik dis. If you can't handle reading something of that length, you will fail in life.
You didn't say anything about "100 motherf$*¥ing percent" If you didn't read it, don't reply to me, thinking you know what you're talking about. I can guarantee this is an argument you will lose. George Bush was a horrible example. Unless you have a parent that has connections, if you have an attention span of 3-5 seconds and are not under medications and you can not handle reading a paragraph, you WILL fail in life. Now run along little one.
82, you're just wrong. Yes, it's easier to define a rock than it is to define life, but a rock is outside of every useful definition of life that we have. Life is generally defined by homeostasis, organization, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to stimuli and reproduction. A rock may be organized, depending upon what it is made out of but it doesn't meet any of the other requirements. Even simpler definitions of life would not consider rocks alive. Religious scripture has no place in an argument about what is and is not alive. Mysticism is not science, it doesn't factor into the argument and it simply cannot be tested. Physics also does no such thing, at least not in the terms you are using. Metamorphosis and transformation are not life, though they are intrinsic to it, they are necessary but are not enough on their own. Truth isn't subjective, stating the opposite doesn't change that. Subjective epistemologies like the one you are endorsing are harmful to society and knowledge as a whole.
I love it when my comments disappear into oblivion. FFML_314 your point was very interesting. However, anyone who studies biology or geology will tell you that philosophy and religion are examples of 'bad science'. Science is about what can be tested. There is no way to set up an experiment that will determine whether or not rocks are 'pervaded from a consciousness seperate from our own'. In fact, consciousness is not even a requirement for life. Consider plants. From a biological stand point (the one OP's class is considering), rocks are not living things.
129- I was also going to point out that rocks do not grow, at least not in the sense that #32 is implying. I figured it would fall on deaf ears though. I had a geology professor a couple of years back who would beat you mercilessly for saying that, I kid you not he was armed and dangerous with a yard stick.