Category Archives: Questions by Martin

What is the worst thing one human can do to another human?

Again, we’ve almost been here before. While my last answer was the somewhat ridiculous ‘empathy’, I think I may have had some truth speaking going on. It’s still a bit of a cop out, so I’m at the very least … Continue reading

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Which would you rather lose, a hand or a foot?

Okay. So we’ve almost been here before. Twice. Being able to keep my sexy legs would be a bonus. And not having to worry quite as much the pleasure I get from moving my arms does make this a different … Continue reading

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Can you make a Dovetail joint?

Not right now, not without the right tools, but I reckon I could figure it out given time. And plenty of wood. I’d want to practice for a few years maybe. Woodwork is gorgeous. I wish I had the time … Continue reading

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Who was the greatest ever athlete?

Atarnajuat, who ran naked across icy tundra for the full duration of a three hour film. Or maybe the first person to run the marathon (also naked, or was that just for the olympics?) who collpased dead immediately after finishing … Continue reading

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Where does happiness come from?

I’ve never actually been that good at being happy. I tend to be either slightly manic or rather downbeat (or further downbeat,wrapped in a soiled duvet of bleakness, but we’ll not go there right now). The times I really connect … Continue reading

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Are humans still evolving, does it matter?

I sure as damn hope so. As I understand it, evolution is a process fueled by breeding, mutation and selection- possibly not in that order. All of those things are still clearly taking place. The problem (debatably, I’m at serious … Continue reading

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Which is better Sunrise or Sunset?

The thing is, I just don’t see the sunrise properly often enough. This plays both for and against it, in the aesthetic and enjoyment stakes. It becomes this desirable and rare process, harder to find, and often representing a particularly … Continue reading

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If you can get the entire contents of a physical library onto a small portable hard drive, why keep public library buildings?

The immediate and obvious answer is costs currently prohibit distributing a small portable hard drive and computer to everybody in the world. Add to that issues of copyright for the material currently held in libraries, and you’d find the government … Continue reading

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Are the people in charge cynical or deluded? (cunts or idiots)

I think scared might be the appropriate term. Momentum, appears to be another thing. In the sense that an oil tanker at full speed has too much momentum to realistically change anything. I have no idea how bad the people … Continue reading

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Is CERN (and similar) worth it?

So CERN is a giant ring of metal underground in Switzerland that fires subatomic particles at each other to see what they are made of. It’s pretty expensive, and there was allegedly a tiny chance it could’ve started making black holes, so … Continue reading

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