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ITT: We educate each other about science so we better understand how to get sex from women.
1. Are face theory + height theory the only legitimate theories (i.e. are these the only things that attract women)? I read that attractiveness isn't always inherited by males from parents but it almost always is by females. These days I can't bash a qtgirls bf with a rock, so am I out of luck because I don't have a male model face?
2. Is all or nothing theory a legitimate theory? Either you get close to no sex, or you get shitloads of sex. No in between? The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb talks about extremistan and mediocristan, which was a good way of looking at attributes. Physical stuff is in mediocristan. I'm 6'0" so the huge majority of Chads will be within 5" of me. Social stuff is in extremistan because there are no real physical constraints (e.g. the top 5 social media sites probably have way more market share than the next 500). Chad gets the huge majority of sex. I guess another related fact is that women consider most men to have below average looks.
3. Related to Q2, but when it comes to casual sex, do 20 % of males get 80 % of the sex? Why is this instantly dismissed? Are they just mad?
Can you disprove Buddhism?
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Hello /sci/, this is my first ever visit to this board but I think this topic is worth discussing if you will bear with me.
I am Indian but have lived in America for most of my life (I'm in my 20s). My family is Hindu but no one really believes or practices anything, it's more of a cultural heritage and identity. Anyway, when I was 15 my father shocked the whole family by 1) converting to Buddhism and 2) leaving us and going to Sri Lanka to become a monk. He has been there ever since. He did not leave us in the lurch though because we had money and also my brothers are high paid doctors. Even so, he really upset everyone with this strange behavior. He explained it as something he wanted to do since he was young but felt too weighed down by family obligations and he felt it was time to take the leap into a monastic life.
Anyway, I did not hear from him for years but when I turned 20 he sent a birthday card with a long letter to me. He wrote all about Buddhism hoping to influence me to consider taking the same life path instead of marrying. At first I was not interested because at the time I hated all religion and thought I was far beyond it. But he kept sending letters after that and when I was 21 he came to visit us, still in his bhikkhu robes. I have to admit, he started to convince me of some things.
Now I am 25 and feel very confused. On one hand there is modern science worldview but on the other I feel there is a lot of truth in Buddhism. The thing is that I can't live normal life anymore, my head is too full of Buddhist ideas that ruin any enjoyment. If someone could really prove to me that fundamental Buddhist ideas are not true, I could relax and live normal life. Otherwise I think I am going to become monk like my father.
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Is there a universal zero velocity?
Everything is moving, spinning around something, or expanding away from each other. As things speed up they experience time dilation. With atomic clocks we can measure very small changes.
So if Sol System is careening across the universe, and a spaceship launches in the opposite way, shouldn't it gain time as opposed to experiencing less time from the increased velocity (relative to earth/the sun/whatever)?
Another way to put it:
Twins paradox. Ones goes super fast, come back younger than the one that stayed on earth. I get that. I'm totally cool with it.
But what if you launch a ship going 1/2 the speed of light away from earth, twins born on the ship take their own ships in opposite directions. One launches at 1/2 the speed of light towards earth, the other launches 1/2 the speed of light away from earth.
Realtive to earth, the first twin is standing still, the ship is moving at 1/2 the speed of light, and the second twin is going super fast.
Relative to the ship, the twins are going the same speed away from it.
The twins and the parents are all magically teleported back to earth. How old are they?