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There might be an universal good. But we have still not found it.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have also never found the correct way to play the white pieces but that does not imply Bobby Fischer could not.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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bobbyf?

He is a bufpkin?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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We are from the same city and borough. He was world chess champion from 1972 to 1975.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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bobbyf might think that he knows how to move the white pieces. But what if Vishy Anand does not agree with it?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think that Vishy would not last long against Bobby but since he is dead we will never know. Anyway, both know what to do with the white pieces and the black ones too.

My point is, there are men and women in history who were very very good people. What they thought about morality has been written down. Sometimes these are called Holy books by those who revere them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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Unfortunately those judgements of God and morality differ between them too.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, people believe that Yoda and Vader can do amazing things but when they find out there were actual people who could do quite a bit more they suddenly can not envision it.

I do agree that people today that I see do not have a moral code. If it were not for well armed police forces and coming well armed soldiers they would cheerfully burn the entire planet down. Makes me afraid to turn my back on them. Read ganesh's signature.

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I have a Gangnam style character because I am Gangnam when no one is looking.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you do the horse dance?

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The one that PSY is doing? Yes, (but not in public ofcourse)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How are the horses behaving?

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Which horse? Link please? I do not remember them

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Here is a screenshot of that spastic kaboobly dooist.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/psy-gangnam-style

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I do not have the horses.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then you are not doing the original horse dance.

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I cannot do that. What about you?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How about me what?

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Can you do the original horse dance?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course I could but why would I want to?

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How did you know that you can do it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because over here when it is summer the ground is so hot you can not stay on it for long. Even taking a step does not allow your feet to cool off before the next step. Therefore, we all do a version of the horsedance when walking.

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That is a notable achievement.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You have seen or heard of people walking across hot coals, have you not? It is a built in gift over here.

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They think walking over hot coals will please the deities.

The next thinks it will be romantic if it rains tonight.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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