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07/13/2005 01:18 AM ID: 49084 Permalink   

It's a Queer Universe

 

Professor Dawkins, the renowned author of 'Selfish Gene' and Oxford University professor, opened his exposition to a global conference of big thinkers by stating that the Universe is too complex to ever be fully understood by human minds.

Professor Dawkins' talk explored the concept that humans create their own realities, adjusting to the increasing queerness of the Universe by creating different 'software' or models that were comfortable to the user.

Dawkins also likened individual realities to the narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum that is directly 'visible' to human senses, and that our brains had evolved to help us survive within the complex universe we exist in.

 
  Source: news.bbc.co.uk  
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  16 Comments
  
  Ok, so...  
 
what does that have to do with queers?
 
  by: Anger   07/13/2005 01:32 AM     
  Anger...  
 
there's more than one meaning of the word 'queer'.
 
  by: lurker     07/13/2005 01:43 AM     
  The use of the word 'queer'  
 
The meaning is:
# Deviating from the expected or normal; strange: a queer situation.
# Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric. See Synonyms at strange.
# Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious.

IE it has been developed into as a bigoted insult to homosexuals but by no means does the word queer = homosexual.

Just like 'fag' is. For those that dont know a fag is 'A student at a British public school who is required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher class.'
The title means its a strange universe.
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   07/13/2005 02:46 AM     
  cigarette  
 
DOn't you Brits use the word "fag" as slang for "cigarette"?

Which word was slang first? The plebe or the cigarette usage?
 
  by: Dedolito     07/13/2005 03:00 AM     
  Dedolito  
 
Fag is actually an abbreviation for faggot. A faggot is a bundle of sticks bound together, so dont ask me why it became a term to describe homosexuals.
 
  by: lauriesman     07/13/2005 03:06 AM     
  Amazing.  
 
The topic is the vast, incomprehensible universe, and once again, all people are discussing is homosexuals.

"And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
because there's bugger all down here on Earth."
 
  by: momentofclarity     07/13/2005 03:30 AM     
  @MOC  
 
SO very correct :) lol.
As a people we are stupid, useless beings that are bent on our own distruction. If i was flying by i would not stop in to say hi either :).
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   07/13/2005 03:36 AM     
  Quantum physics.  
 
Nothing is real until you have percieved it. Everything exist as a series of possibilities until you choose the one perception. I saw an interesting movie "What the (bleep) do we Know?" The bleep is part of the title. Had an interesting portion on the effects of water and emotion on ice crystals.
 
  by: jaded fox     07/13/2005 03:40 AM     
  Is there intelligent life on this planet  
 
yes but it's only visiting for the weekend.

I forgot wher I read that joke.
 
  by: jaded fox     07/13/2005 03:43 AM     
  @moc  
 
I didn't start it!
 
  by: lauriesman     07/13/2005 04:02 AM     
  Faggot  
 
In England a Faggot is also a large meatball often served in gravy.

There is nothing wrong with Lauriesman's title unless you have a small vocabulary and choose to think in terms of slang as opposed to the real meaning of a word.
 
  by: ZCT     07/13/2005 04:08 AM     
  In addition  
 
the title comes directly from the source article...so...so.. .NER!
 
  by: lauriesman     07/13/2005 05:08 AM     
  Smoke a Fag  
 
In England means you'll go out and smoke a cigarette. In America it means you are going to shoot a homosexual... unless you acutally set one on fire and inhale....


uh... that's just too weird. sorry. I just woke up.
 
  by: theironboard     07/14/2005 08:07 AM     
  Reminds me  
 
I read an English story the other day...

A fortnight ago I decided to take a trip to London and stay with a mate. On Friday night I went into Soho. I thought it would be interesting to visit a gay bar, so I went in and saw a gay man who had bunch of fags. I was dying for a fag myself so I asked him if I could buy a couple off him. He said that would be fine and sold me three of them for a pound. I couldn’t wait to get back to the flat and suck on them!

On my way home I stopped by a supermarket and noticed some faggots in the frozen food section. I picked up
a couple and took them back to the flat.

Once there I sat out on the balcony and took some long hard sucks on one of the fags I had got at the bar. I felt quite satisfied after that but I wanted more. So I got a faggot all hot and put it in my mouth, it tasted devine, so juicy and tasty, not too hard.

I was pretty tired by this point. I laid back on the bed with my last couple of fags and enjoyed them immensely. It was a great visit, but having all those faggots made my bum sore the next day. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom!
 
  by: ZCT     07/14/2005 02:08 PM     
  @ssxxxsssssss.....  
 
"Just like 'fag' is. For those that dont know a fag is 'A student at a British public school who is required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher class."

So they call the underclassmen a cigarette?

(sorry couldnt help myself)
 
  by: FTFFTW   07/14/2005 09:05 PM     
  Good Story  
 
greatly informative.
It is really strange how in different countries word meanings differ so.
Faggot here in UK means a meat ball usually eaten with mushy peas it also means gay, never heard it used in a bundle of sticks before that is new to me.
Queer can mean strange of feeling a little queer meaning unwell and of course gay as well.
 
  by: captainJane     04/28/2006 04:32 PM     
 
 
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