First, your ridiculous use of the Garfield strip is irrelevant as I will shortly explain. Second, the “coincidence” you cite is no coincidence at all – it is simple mathematical inevitability. Eventually all of you (barring unforeseen accidents or health issues) will also be 43 years old. I have been on this site for nearly four years already.
I cite these things much the same way any adult will cite the qualifications that set them apart from the average joe schmo in regards to any field of study.
What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, so they say – the time I have spent here is the same time that every other user has spent here, probably less overall, and not one person on any of these “goals” can show supporting objective evidence that they have achieved even the slightest bit of success. I, on the other hand, have succeeded in the reason I came on here – which is to provide a voice of reason that contradicts the liars and purveyors of delusions with objective fact and medical science.
I read quite a bit. I hike, I kayak, I take part in armored combat, I game, I sew, I make chainmail, I make plate armor, leatherwork, wood carve, etc. etc. etc. I also work a full time job at the fifth largest cardiac hospital in the nation as a float Nurse – meaning I work all floors and departments, including the ICUs and Emergency Rooms. I live a full and rich life. My time is my own to spend as I see fit.
I didn’t say age did. I simply state my age for the benefit of the poster who is apparently new and may not know who I am or my credentials. Youth certainly has a far lower percentage of either of those two qualifications. There are exceptions to all “rules” when it comes to human ability, of course, I know some rather childish and immature grown-ups, and also some very advanced childlings, but this is not the norm assuming a society that teaches not what to think, but rather how to think.
I didn’t say that a Nurse had to be an expert in biology (yet Biology is a Nursing field of study, and slackers who are not of above average intelligence do not make it through Nursing training), neither did I say that advanced physics was required to discuss the reasons that a human cannot grow wings (in reality the reasons that we can’t aren’t advanced at all, they just require a good grounding in human anatomy and biology and common sense).
Gifted classes and Mensa were discussed to point out that I am not your average joe schmo, and to again support my credentials, which are obviously true – once again, Nursing classes don’t graduate those with below average intelligence, and sometimes not even those at average levels.
If I were to act the way I do here in “real life”. I do “act” this way in real life – i.e. I present the facts of science to expose anyone who tries to deceive others with lies. That is usually seen as being “rude” only by those who are the liars to begin with. Get used to it – there are tons of people in the world who won’t stand idly by and let liars get away with their shenanigans. People say they don’t like my honesty, but to be fair I don’t like their lies. I don’t think I am “better than those around me” – but if they refuse to use their brains to learn how to think critically, then I am under no obligation to cater to their delusional thinking patterns. Matt Moneymaker, for instance, host of the Animal Planet farce “Finding Bigfoot” doesn’t like me at all and takes exception to my well-reasoned debunk of “Bigfoot”, as do most of the believers and B.F.R.O. I find, for my part, that what they think of me and all the names they call me don’t affect my ability to sleep at night one bit.
I believe in God. I have discussed this many times. The human organism is a finite, quantified lifeform, descended from the upright bipedal primates, and has been differentiated from the rest of the primates for about a million years give or take. We do not spontaneously generate physical features that we have no genetic inheritance for – no species does that. Evolution does not happen spontaneously within a individual creature – it happens over hundreds or thousands of years in most cases, and sometimes millions of years when many generations of a species develop specializations through breeding and usually only if those specializations are genetically dominant.
I don’t care if no one is “listening” – I know that I am doing the right thing by offering a voice of reason and intelligence that counters the delusional thinking patterns introduced on these “goals” by highly suspect individuals who are likely doing this as a sadistic form of baiting to see how many gullible people they can get to believe this foolishness. 3 days ago