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    Scientists know everything, don't ya know...

    http://www.now.com/feature.now?fid=1916490

    ...especially Canadian ones!

    (whatta bunch of ****)

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    Procrastinator Extraordinaire lucas's Avatar
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    if they wanted to know that, i could of told them a long time ago.

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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    Can I say "pure bs" ? As if roller-coasters and the death penalty were things so old that they had the time to be a part of the genome...

    Tomorrow you'll see a Coke commercial with "people prefer Coke to Pepsi, it's in the genes !".
    Tsk tsk.
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    SitePoint Addict z7's Avatar
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    Yes you can...

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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    Canadian scientists surveyed 360 pairs of twins and looked at their attitudes to a wide range of issues, and found the majority were influenced through genes.
    Uh-huh.

    Sure.

    These scientists seem a sandwich short of a picnic, ey? If what that says is true, then they would have to find twins that were separated at birth and lived in totally different families and environments, unaware of their birthplace.

    I'd like to see their "statistical significance" then.
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    What good are the genes' influence if the person has no common sense, or worse, no brains?
    "If it's taking up my time, then it must be good!" -Rocko

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    If this were true, then everybody would be closed-minded.

    Pure BS.
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    Originally posted by Elledan
    If this were true, then everybody would be closed-minded.

    Pure BS.
    Everybody is closed minded. It would be very difficult to function otherwise. I'd probably end up an evangelical christian atheist with capitalistic and socialist views.

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    Originally posted by mmj
    If what that says is true, then they would have to find twins that were separated at birth and lived in totally different families and environments, unaware of their birthplace.
    Believe it or not such a study exists. It is truely eerie too in its conclusions. If I had time I would hunt around for some relevent links.

    As to the article referenced by z7, I have no comment to make about it as it is just a piece of trash journalism that mearly mentions the exsistence of a Journal of Personality and Sociology article. It does not even properly cite the reference. I do not form solid opinions from what I read on the sides of cerial boxes or tabloid magazine articles. If one attends to information with the sole intention of reinforcing pre-existing beliefs or prejudices then an objective mind is not required and baseless and meaningless information can form a purpose.

    If you want to ponder a scientific fact; potatoes have around twice the number of chromosomes than humans. Now that's something to think about!

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    Originally posted by Plebius


    Everybody is closed minded. It would be very difficult to function otherwise. I'd probably end up an evangelical christian atheist with capitalistic and socialist views.
    Everybody is closed-minded to a certain degree. I agree, things get more difficult the more open minded you are.
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    Everybody is closed minded.

    Except for devil-worshippin' bikers that turn to Christ huh?


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