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Mr. Shiver

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  1. Mr. Shiver


    Nope, never heard of it.
  2. I can't believe people are still in favour of abstinence-only education.
  3. If you mean intercourse, then yeah you're probably right. But pretty much anything else is fair game if the chemistry is present.
  4. This is the thread where we talk about sex. What are your views? How much is it present in your own life? Is masturbation good or bad for you? etc. etc. Let's try to be mature about this.
  5. Yeah, frequent objection of generalization can itself be an objectionable generalization. Oh, and Nietzsche definitely knows how to challenge some of the most fundamental assumptions we make about ourselves.
  6. The Lottery doesn't seem to fit here. I always thought that was more about tradition, and herd mentality.
  7. He meant that the Conservatives got more votes than any other single party. Which is true.
  8. Hahaaskhgkjahgsdfh Hitler did used to say that he had a lot of respect for the Muslim-style conquest. Or something like that. I would ignore them.
  9. Does it make sense, though? It was a bit out of context.
  10. I once wrote this for a 1984 English assignment in grade 10: The past…it exists in the effects of its presence. For everything we see around us, an event occurred that brought it there. Changing the past through systematic written alteration does not change its impact on the present. The inquisitor argues that reality is in the mind, and that if the mind is controlled, so too is reality. But if reality truly is just in my mind, how can I be sure that I do not alone exist? Nay, but it is not possible. If I am being controlled, something else exists that is controlling me, proving that existence is not limited to me alone. With this knowledge of existence outside my mind, it becomes evident that such a control on my mind is externally apparent. Reality is indeed outside of my own mind, no matter what it is we are being tricked into believing. Ah, those were the days. Back when I thought everything was supposed to make sense.
  11. She went to a Catholic school. They do whatever they want.
  12. Yeah I'd like to know the answer to this question as well. What "model" are they looking for?
  13. I was 4% off from getting a final grade of 7 for Economics SL. I didn't think I had a very good chance of a raise, but surprisingly they gave it to me. You never know what might have happened during the marking of your exam. And this is the last session where you have nothing to lose (other than some money) from gaining that assurance. So why not?
  14. I believe that's the change in question. Although it didn't appear in the new TOK syllabus, and it's not effective until 2010 onwards.
  15. Start in the classroom. You'd be surprised how much you can learn from classes like English, TOK, History, Economics, etc. and apply to current problems. You're still young; now is the time to develop a proper understanding so that you can live a lifetime of awareness (and maybe even some activism when you have the time!).
  16. I never said anything of the sort. I was simply pointing to the root of the problem, which is certainly not religion.
  17. I can only respond with the following question: Where do armed forces get their weapons from? And I said "much of", not "a majority". Couldn't tell you the exact numbers.
  18. Haven't really been keeping up with this thread, but I would like to point out that much of the world's economy runs on war. If we're even going to begin to be able to think about peace, the first step would have to be to reform the system. And is anyone really prepared to start doing that?
  19. Yes, it was. And I would think it'll be included in this new HL course as well.
  20. You're still missing the point. You don't need to be a practicing Muslim in order to have knowledge of Islam and profess that knowledge. The fact that she's talking about Islam doesn't mean she's "talking as if she's a Muslim".
  21. She's already said she no longer considers herself Muslim. And studying a religion doesn't mean you have to agree with it on everything.
  22. Ce discourse me fait nerveux, parce que je ne pense pas que mon francais est assez bon pour parler sur l'internet.
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