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Old 03-02-2007, 02:52 PM   #46
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Well you got that right, but how is this not a snarky comment:

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Um. You might not feel that way if you had brain damage from a stroke and an implanted chip let you walk again.

Or eat.

Or beathe on your own.
The above quote did quote me first. Subtle as it was, you were saying that I wouldn't mind they half beat in a bird's head if I were paralyzed or something. This leads to :

1) You don't know me, what kind of person I am, or what I stand for.
2) We're not talking stem cell research here.
3) So, there's no other way than a sloppy silicone job with a cheap chip in a bird's head? Something a little more humane?
4) I'm no Peta activist, but I do think that wacky asian went a bit far with application of said chip implant
5) Big chip in pigeon's head has very little bearing on how I might feel about having a chip in my head to help me walk.

In conclusion I'd like to say you jumped the gun, you did accuse, and you can pretend eye-batting innocence all you want...just from now on pick on someone else's posts and leave me out of it.

Kewl?
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:07 PM   #47
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Well you got that right, but how is this not a snarky comment:



The above quote did quote me first. Subtle as it was, you were saying that I wouldn't mind they half beat in a bird's head if I were paralyzed or something.
Subtle, indeed. So much so it appears all of one person caught it.

Actually, I was pointing out that there might be legitimate scientific and medical reasons for doing this kind of thing. Much of our knowledge of brain function- and malfunction- was accumulated by deliberately damaging animals' brains. This could easily be a first step in helping people regain lost motor function, and if it does, I for one am all for it.

As for your invitation to self-censor myself, I respectfully decline in advance. Please feel free to ignore any posts of mine, though.

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Old 03-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #48
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Yeah, you're right...in fact I'm going home right now to bash in some cat's brains to ascertain the effect of brain damage on feline digestive systems.

I didn't ask you to self-censor I asked to be left out of it.

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Subtle, indeed. So much so it appears all of one person caught it.
And, once again very subtle. You can't get a post out without some kind of snarkiness, can you Dr. Frankenstein?

I, for one, am not impressed with your perceived uber-intelligence.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:38 PM   #49
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Less drama, more R/C bird air force.
You know, that guano covered car brought back a memory.

I used to eat lunch with my girlfriend in the park across the street from my office building. There was a bench in that park that was absolutely covered with crusty bird shit. It was nasty. Nobody ever sat on it for obvious reasons. On day, we noticed that the bench had been power washed and was perfectly clean. Of course we didn't sit on it. There were birds in the tree above. You just knew what would happen if you sat there. Instead we sat down on the opposite side of the park and forgot about it. Until we heard screams a little while later...
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:38 PM   #50
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magilla, shawnee123;

I read the thread, twice. I don't see any accusations. I read shawnee's responses as wild overreactions to no obvious insult or attack. I would *indeed* be keenly interested in the possible future applications based on the results of these kind of experiments. I don't see any evidence that this experiment is cruel at all. Your most recent comment in the animal modification/augmentation thread displays none of the scandal and outrage you displayed here. Why?

Y'know, never mind. I withdraw the question. You're scandalized and grossed out by the pigeon experiment, fine. But you overreacted to magilla's post where he quoted you the first time. And you vigorously dragged the dialogue downward in the subsequent exchanges. Maybe you're having a bad day, but whether you are or not, you don't need to invent enemies and attacks where there are none.

Here, take two, they're small. And if this post pisses you off too, then you'll be throwing good outrage after bad, because this isn't an attack, it's a reality check.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:11 AM   #51
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:21 AM   #52
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #53
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Someone needs to put some Goatse hands on that thing.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:58 AM   #54
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:18 PM   #55
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Yeah, just chill out. the eye is watching you.
HA! I deal with Manhattan pigeons every day!

But I promise to be good
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