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replied the topic Does pure friendship exist between men and women? created by snoopy

Yes, it is possible. Gilda's been my best female friend since 1971, she looks hot but I've never even thought for a moment to get into her pants or vice versa. (Despite my libido having been pretty high in the past). What about your best male mate? Even if you envied his looks, you would not want to get too 'close', would you? (Shudder). Unselfish love AND respect...and everything falls into place.

1843 days ago
replied the topic What song do you love? created by fantasticomid

Rock (AOR, Heavy, Progressive, Southern, Ethnic, Latin & standard Rock)
Classical (from the Baroque period)
Jazz-Rock, Smooth Jazz
some Reggae (70s/80s)

1843 days ago
replied the topic What is your favorite quote? created by larry2

Never forget the first intergalactic rule: ' Don't panic! '

1868 days ago
replied the topic What attracts you to see a film? created by walker16

1. Those featuring actresses I fancy (Catherine Deneuve, Monica Bellucci, Christine Hörbiger) or like (Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Natalie Portman, Mary Stuart-Masterson, Roberto Benigni, Götz George ['Schimanski'], Sofia Helin as 'Saga Noren of Malmö County Police in THE BRIDGE)
2. The ones featuring scenic location (like Midsomer Murders; Inspector Morse; Montalbano)
3. Good SF films (rare!) like 'Enemy Mine' or 'Silent Running'
4. Really funny ones (Johnny Stecchino; A Fish Called Wanda, Kottan ermittelt)
5. Films with depth one does not forget (e.g. Green Fried Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café; Leon; Borgen)

1868 days ago
replied the topic How to become smarter? created by Cheetos

How does misonception / self-deception get created ? How to find out about critical thinking? How does 'spin' work?
Start with the basics before delving deeper into fields of your interest.

Just because something is said in a book or documentary or magazine doesn't make it true or tells the whole story.
Make notes (summaries e.g.), jot down questions, have dictionaries and works of reference ready resp. just search on-line.
Do hear/read both sides of an argument. (Are for instance climate change deniers right or not? Are there grey areas?)
Your own writing down of the relevant details/statements will help you analyse and judge for yourself in the end.
You will have learned a lot on your journey and broadened your horizon.

A few starting point recommendations (not too challenging but quite riveting) for an 'Ahaa...' effect could be:

Plaitt: Bad Astronomy
Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson: Mistakes were made (but not by ME)
Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things
Ben Goldacre: Bad Science
Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma
Richard Dawkins: The magic of reality

Good luck on your journey

1876 days ago
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