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« on: 05/09/2005 03:42:18 »
Are we the first form of intelligence on earth? [:0]

Could there have been others before us.

If a previous intelligent life form could of existed, would there still be evidence of there presence if they died out a billion or more years ago.[:)]
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« Reply #1 on: 07/09/2005 19:07:15 »
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

If a previous intelligent life form could of existed, would there still be evidence of there presence if they died out a billion or more years ago.[:)]


I wonder.  There are some pretty old fossils that I suppose would cover any billion-year ago civilisation - would a steel girder fossilise as it rusted away in mud, for example?  And would civilisation necessarily involve steel girders?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 07/09/2005 22:42:29 »
ukmicky you had better define your meaning of intelligence first. If you mean something that is able to react from experience to a change in it's environment, and then actively meet it's needs, then humans are not the first or the last. Even within our own species life time we shared the globe with another intelligent hominid, possibly more! Dolphins and Apes are very intelligent; they have social organisation and language! What is intelligence? That question is hard to answer, as we only have our experience to go on.

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« Reply #3 on: 08/09/2005 00:02:17 »
Ultima
I  should of the defined what i meant. but it was late and i was tired.
Put simply an intelligence like ours. with a level of technology like ours or more advanced.

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« Reply #4 on: 09/09/2005 15:00:28 »
I am sorry, but according to the Federation encyclopedia, intelligent life will not exist on this plant for another several hundred years. Reference Arther C. Clark "Children of Tommorrow".

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« Reply #5 on: 09/09/2005 20:22:26 »
I always thought Tomatoes are pretty clever !


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« Reply #6 on: 09/09/2005 21:12:09 »
Neil
I didnt get the tomato thing at first.

I thought your ability to produce humor had suddenly come to an end. [:)]


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« Reply #7 on: 09/09/2005 21:58:44 »
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Originally posted by ukmicky

Neil
I didnt get the tomato thing at first.

I thought your ability to produce humor had suddenly come to an end. [:)]






I think you might be right Michael.....at the moment I am enjoying the dregs in the waste disposal of my life !!! (oh gawwwd !!)[xx(]

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« Reply #8 on: 09/09/2005 22:56:22 »
Cheer up mate.

Tomorow is saturday.

Unfortunately its going to rain. but at least we may get our ashes back
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« Reply #9 on: 10/09/2005 03:49:13 »
Thanks Michael !!..I'm a lot cheerier now...Thanks to the ' Bra ' thread I've got the happy jolly thought of Running Women going through my head now !!...and yes !!..my word !!..if we can get those ashes back...YAYYYYY !!

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« Reply #10 on: 17/05/2007 02:21:56 »
Just saw this old one and guess what Neil, we did get the Ashes back ,but  then went and lost them again.
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« Reply #11 on: 17/05/2007 10:25:43 »
Just saw this old one and guess what Neil, we did get the Ashes back ,but  then went and lost them again.


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« Reply #12 on: 17/05/2007 13:05:04 »
Just saw this old one and guess what Neil, we did get the Ashes back ,but  then went and lost them again.


What? [???]
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« Reply #13 on: 17/05/2007 18:41:16 »
Just saw this old one and guess what Neil, we did get the Ashes back ,but  then went and lost them again.


What? [???]

To understand that, you have to understand cricket.

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« Reply #14 on: 19/05/2007 02:56:09 »
what is cricket anyway?

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« Reply #15 on: 19/05/2007 15:03:09 »
It is England's  version of Baseball, Although I wonder if Baseball isn't a spin off of cricket instead of the other way around! I think cricket may have been first! I am not sure of the directions for play but there are some sites that tell you and show you animated games to help you understand!

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« Reply #16 on: 19/05/2007 15:05:48 »
oh ok. what's that game with the funny golf club things and the wire arches that you have to hit the call through?

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« Reply #17 on: 19/05/2007 15:09:26 »
croquet... I love  a lot We played as kids, I literally have not played in years, That is something I bet I could do still if my arm didn't hurt me.. HUMMMM maybe I should buy a new croquet game..LOL...

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« Reply #18 on: 19/05/2007 15:10:34 »
oh yeah! that's what it's called! i used to be really good at that... or i was 5 and everyone let me win...

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« Reply #19 on: 19/05/2007 15:14:11 »
Me too but I loved it.. LOL My sister lost two front teeth to the tooth fairy because of that game. I was drawing my mallet back to hit a long shot, and she walked up behind me a nd walked into the swing.. she was about 7 years old as I recall. Man I remember feeling horrible I did not want to play for a long time..because she got hurt!

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« Reply #20 on: 19/05/2007 15:17:17 »
my brother rode his bike right in front of my tennis racket once. i wonder sometimes if i didn't do more damage than a little bump on his head. lol

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« Reply #21 on: 19/05/2007 15:31:28 »
LOL.. I now know why kids get hurt like that.. Children see where they want to go, but they don't see what lies between them and where they are going, the are kind of unaware of the obstacles that lie between them and there destination.....so they inadvertently run into or trip over things on the way, because they have like tunnel vision.

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« Reply #22 on: 19/05/2007 15:33:30 »
yeah. he was 4 and i was twelve so i was afraid i had like, brain damaged him. i think i must have. he has decided that failing his sophomore year would be a good idea

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« Reply #23 on: 19/05/2007 15:44:28 »
Sounds Like my Son, but he finally kicked it up and put the hammer down and did the deed!

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« Reply #24 on: 19/05/2007 15:56:12 »
i can't imagine that he'll like it next year when all of his friends are juniors

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« Reply #25 on: 19/05/2007 16:00:16 »
Nope he won't it will be a motivational thing.. Do they have a continuation like school where he can catch up over the summer?

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« Reply #26 on: 19/05/2007 16:01:40 »
summer school is generally for if you fail one or two classes... he failed 6

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« Reply #27 on: 19/05/2007 16:02:50 »
my parents have tried everything to get him to do his work, short of strapping him down to a chair with a pencil.

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« Reply #28 on: 19/05/2007 16:16:12 »
My son failed a whole year and made it up in 2and 1/2 months.. It was not summer school. It was continuation, like and adult ed. He could go and they just had everything he had to complete in order to catch up, so he would work on it all day long and then because there was no time limit he could pick and choose what he did according to what he wanted to work on that day!

Yeah I did that to, up till the wee hours of the morning doing it with him.. big mistake he needs consequences and sometimes its hard to let a child fail, but really it is the best way for them to be able to be responsible for the work themselves.. When I washed my hands of it, and told him if he failed he lost all the privelidges he had.. at first he did not care, then he saw he was the only thing standing between him and what he wanted.. LOL He had to do it for himself.. and this school was rough, as far as the students that attended, kids were being arrested in the morning at drop off.. Scared the soup out of me leaving him there everyday!LOL.. I cried every time I left I had to pull over down the road cause I was so worried and disappointed in myself for not making him be responsible for his own work! It was horrible  really Horrible, but it was the best two and 1/2 months . He learned so much and realized his own potential.. The teachers there were incredible and told me. this school is for troubled teens .. as you know, and We think John is going to do wonderfully as he knows that he has no troubles like some of the students who were wonderful, but dearly troubled teenagers who needed less structured guidance but were made to be accountable for their work, nothing was allowed to come home for homework it was all done on the site so there was no excuses if they did not show they did not complete the class. He wanted out and saw the errors of his ways and made up for it on his own..

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« Reply #29 on: 19/05/2007 16:18:49 »
wow. sounds like he had a big turn around!

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« Reply #30 on: 19/05/2007 16:26:23 »
Yes he did and he did well. Joined the football team and played, got into music and more Shakespear and mythological studies, writing poetry, Cowboy Poetry, and bull riding!..LOL Now he is into animals turtles iguanas, fish etc..LOL He is a decent Mechanic and wants to go to school and actually got a scholarship placed 5th in the state for entrance into  Colorado technical school, then blew it off and did not go! LOL

He has been working for several years now at a tire shop. He starts next week working for the same company as his Dad.. They are equipment operators.. His Dad is a truck driver.. but he figures 15 to 18 dollars an hour is better then 8 dollars an hour! LOL
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« Reply #31 on: 19/05/2007 16:28:05 »
 He is just really shy! but he is a sweet young man with a lot of heart and lots of feelings.. I love him very much.. Love all three of them.. even when they try my patience..LOL..

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« Reply #32 on: 19/05/2007 16:40:17 »
yeah it is!! i wouldn't mind that myself...

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« Reply #33 on: 19/05/2007 16:49:19 »
No some jobs like mine are wonderful the best jobs, but the pay is not enough for a bird to live on let alone a human.. LOL I have been doing this job for a long time with a h*** of  a lot of responsibility schooling etc etc etc.. and I still only make 9.50 an hour! It stinks as far as pay goes..I do have benefits, but wages stink!

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« Reply #34 on: 19/05/2007 16:51:36 »
oh karen! that does stink. how can you afford to live in california?! i make a little more than you and i can barely afford myself... in ohio

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« Reply #35 on: 19/05/2007 16:59:35 »
Me too and it's fix'in to get tighter..LOL I have been in worse shape I imagine I will get by just fine.. Sometimes I have to rob peter to pay paul, but somehow it all works out!

Me thinks I have an Angel..LOL

I have never lived anywhere else in my life.. it is my home.. you make do with what you have and learn to make what you don't have, sewing cooking, growing your own food,.. lots of things not going out too much although I like to eat out and try new foods so I do that sometimes more then I should.. Something I will be cutting back on.. used to rent videos a lot, not anymore my splurge is my new internet service..LOL faster and wonderful LOL!!

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« Reply #36 on: 19/05/2007 17:02:00 »
My husband may be may be a pain sometimes, but he still comes and helps pay some bills.. He has just gone back to work.. so that helps he does not usually work in the winter..Unemployed then. My income and his unemployment get us through the winter as far as the bills..

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« Reply #37 on: 19/05/2007 17:18:01 »
well at least you can read about all the movies you can't rent on the internet!! lol

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« Reply #38 on: 19/05/2007 17:40:48 »
YES! I have pretty much stopped watching television as it  is depressing. I like movies  a lot if I had someone to watch one with it would be nice.. I hate being alone .. so I just don't watch anymore. I have an acquaintance I have gone to a movie or two with, but that is it..
I have never rented any movies off the internet, I don't know how.. Must learn.. LOL

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« Reply #39 on: 21/05/2007 13:22:54 »
YES! I have pretty much stopped watching television as it  is depressing. I like movies  a lot if I had someone to watch one with it would be nice.. I hate being alone .. so I just don't watch anymore. I have an acquaintance I have gone to a movie or two with, but that is it..
I have never rented any movies off the internet, I don't know how.. Must learn.. LOL

Netflix or blockbuster, both claiming to be the best.
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« Reply #40 on: 21/05/2007 17:09:16 »
For on line renting you mean?

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« Reply #41 on: 22/05/2007 13:12:58 »
Yessssssssss.
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« Reply #42 on: 22/05/2007 15:41:46 »
HMMMMMMMM, I did not know you could rent movies on line...Paul said you could watch most anything you wanted.. LOL All I have found so far are short trailers of tv shows and snippets of movies, little trailers.. no full length movies..!

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« Reply #43 on: 22/05/2007 20:32:40 »
what you do is order them online and then they mail you a movie and you watch it and send it back. then they send you another one

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« Reply #44 on: 23/05/2007 03:31:44 »
Oh I wouldn't want to do that.. I thought you could just click a link and watch on your computer! LOL

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« Reply #45 on: 23/05/2007 03:50:16 »
yeah it doesn't seem worth it to me. but with the blockbuster one you can change them in at the store

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« Reply #46 on: 23/05/2007 03:54:09 »
That would be easier! LOL

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« Reply #47 on: 23/05/2007 05:47:09 »
however, at that point... why bother with the internet thing at all

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« Reply #48 on: 23/05/2007 06:50:28 »
Yeah I was hoping to click a button and watch  a movie!

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« Reply #49 on: 23/05/2007 12:55:04 »
Doesn't work that way, Karen.
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