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Since there is an absence of questions coming from an upside down trampolining sheep's bottom, and the forum seems to have been rather slow of late, perhaps we should take it upon ourselves to pose a few posers, and re-light the fire of knowledge under the naked science forum! And mix your metaphors too, if possible.

Just a thought!

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Since there is an absence of questions coming from an upside down trampolining sheep's bottom,

A what??? Have I missed something in my absence??

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Just a thought!

And a jolly good one indeed.  [:)] I usually have lots of questions, but at the moment they are of a homework/struggling type nature and I tend to avoid posting those on here as its not what this forum is for.


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Since there is an absence of questions coming from an upside down trampolining sheep's bottom,

A what??? Have I missed something in my absence??

Maybe you've just not seen it...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=20060.0

I was alluding to the absence of Mr NeilEp - bringer of rings and all things ovine.
« Last Edit: 25/05/2009 18:13:20 by dentstudent »

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Since there is an absence of questions coming from an upside down trampolining sheep's bottom,



A what??? Have I missed something in my absence??

Maybe you've just not seen it...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=20060.0

I was alluding to the absence of Mr NeilEp - bringer of rings and all things ovine.


Ahhhhhh!!! I thought it must be the Neily sheep but i hadn't seen that particular post!!
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I'm missing sheepy so much that I'm not even tempted to ask off the wall questions anymore as he was the only one the got them. Other people just laugh and say how foolish I am. Science is all about finding the right questions to ask but I'm all asked out at the moment. I will scratch my head, not because I have head lice...no.. I'm just thinking.
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I'm missing sheepy so much that I'm not even tempted to ask off the wall questions anymore as he was the only one the got them. Other people just laugh and say how foolish I am. Science is all about finding the right questions to ask but I'm all asked out at the moment. I will scratch my head, not because I have head lice...no.. I'm just thinking.

Hahahahaha, how foolish you are! Post away, my fellow cranial perturbor. Let not the lice lie like languid lions.

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You are not big and you are not clever!
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I've posted two questions. Do I get a sticker?
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Good idea. Let me just...erm......uummm....erm......

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There! One question.

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There! One question.

Top man! If only I was able to help with it...

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You are not big and you are not clever!
What? I'm 9ft 6. You should see how tall I am, too!

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All my questions are banal.. aren't they?

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I appreciate your honesty. Not as hackneyed as mine though!

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I appreciate your honesty. Not as hackneyed as mine though!

At least you ask questions!!!!!!!!
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Can I ask a question?
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Can I ask a question?

As long as its not the one about where babies come from... [:)]
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Can I go to the toilet please?
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Dear Dentstudent, I recently asked a serious question in the physics section about optically changing Andrew Lloyd Webbers face. OK it wasn't as serious as some of the questions on the physics section but I really wanted to know the answer. Again my question was treated with derision especially by Sophiecentaur. It really puts me off from asking questions. I'm coming on here less and less as there are some people who think they are the elite and us plebs should go away. Well if it continues I will.
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Dear Dentstudent, I recently asked a serious question in the physics section about optically changing Andrew Lloyd Webbers face. OK it wasn't as serious as some of the questions on the physics section but I really wanted to know the answer. Again my question was treated with derision especially by Sophiecentaur. It really puts me off from asking questions. I'm coming on here less and less as there are some people who think they are the elite and us plebs should go away. Well if it continues I will.

Please dont....your reply to him was excellent. [:)]

I do know exactly what you mean though,my brief encounter ( no not the film!) here has put me off asking questions.....its really out me off answering them, even ones I know I could help with like cell biology etc just in case I inadvertently get something wrong! I spend enough time researching essays and referencing to within an inch of my life to ensure accuracy, I dont want to have to do it on a casual forum.
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If you know the answer to my question on stem cells in the medicine section please feel free. I will beat anyone who is rude to you with my keyboard.

Perhaps the mods need to look into the over zealous knockers (and I'm not talking about nuns boobs.)
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its really out me off answering them, even ones I know I could help with like cell biology etc just in case I inadvertently get something wrong!

this is disappointing. That people are afraid to post something 'in case they get it wrong'. Forums such as this one should be an opportunity to learn. Imagine if our greatest historical thinkers never said a word in case they were wrong..


Speak your mind... even if your voice shakes.

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Yep, your replies are very precious, unlike my blundering, ham-fisted ones!  

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So basically, SPEAK!  [:)]
Or forever hold your tongue!  [:P]
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By the way dentstudent, I think your suggestion that we should post some questions has definitely helped, the post count has gone up quite a lot!! So thank you very much. [:)]

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It seems to have a bit of a reaction, yes. I'm glad that some have expressed their anxieties about it too, which hopefully will mean that there are fewer scoldings towards honest but incorrect answers.

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Maybe we spoke too soon....

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I'm beginning to think so too...

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Can I ask a question?

As long as its not the one about where babies come from... [:)]

Darn it!!!

No point in asking then, is there.
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I'm missing sheepy so much that I'm not even tempted to ask off the wall questions anymore as he was the only one the got them. Other people just laugh and say how foolish I am. Science is all about finding the right questions to ask but I'm all asked out at the moment. I will scratch my head, not because I have head lice...no.. I'm just thinking.

Do we know what happened to sheepy, or has he just been banished from the forum until exams are over?

Virtually his last post concerned pain after bike-riding - hope he's ok.
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"

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I think Neil has real life to deal with at the moment. Sometimes it creeps up and bites your bum. I guess it must be a big problem as he has been gone for some time. This is the problem with being friends on a forum, you can't go around with some chocolates and a shoulder for your friend to cry on when they are having a rough time. Virtual shoulders just aren't the same and sometimes hiding on a forum is the main cause of that persons problems.
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