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Old 30th March 2016, 08:39 PM
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Incomplete answer, but yes, Darwin it is.
Evidently, I knew the answer, which would indicate that I knew the full answer, because I'm not a self-aggrandising tool.

I only knew the answer because I got it from you, frankly. I was just bored and baffled that no-one other than me had been paying attention enough.
I tried my hardest, in the belief that the person in question had been recognised by his peers, and the general public, as a physicist.
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Old 30th March 2016, 08:48 PM
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Incomplete answer, but yes, Darwin it is.
Evidently, I knew the answer, which would indicate that I knew the full answer, because I'm not a self-aggrandising tool.

I only knew the answer because I got it from you, frankly. I was just bored and baffled that no-one other than me had been paying attention enough.
I tried my hardest, in the belief that the person in question had been recognised by his peers, and the general public, as a physicist.
Specific question was about what one individual chose to say.

I knew the answer immediately because herkyserk has used it in the past, and recently at that. Which prompted me to a couple of weeks ago chase that particular rabbit down its hole. Because I'm not taking anyone's assertions at face value.

No foul to you though. Hack was being a cunt.
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Old 30th March 2016, 09:00 PM
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Yep. To be fair, I cribbed it from susu.exp. It surprised me, too.
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Old 30th March 2016, 09:05 PM
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Incomplete answer, but yes, Darwin it is.
Evidently, I knew the answer, which would indicate that I knew the full answer, because I'm not a self-aggrandising tool.

I only knew the answer because I got it from you, frankly. I was just bored and baffled that no-one other than me had been paying attention enough.
I tried my hardest, in the belief that the person in question had been recognised by his peers, and the general public, as a physicist.
Specific question was about what one individual chose to say.

I knew the answer immediately because herkyserk has used it in the past, and recently at that. Which prompted me to a couple of weeks ago chase that particular rabbit down its hole. Because I'm not taking anyone's assertions at face value.

No foul to you though. Hack was being a cunt.
Yes, it was indeed a prick of a question!

I've recently been reading John Gribbin's The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors and thought that I had a pretty good handle on 19th century scientists, and their personal lives and interactions (which Gribbin concentrates on).
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Old 30th March 2016, 09:18 PM
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Ah, fuck. Trivia question.

Um.

Got nothing.

Someone ask a question.
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Old 31st March 2016, 07:17 PM
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Match the following authors with their books.

Grant & Grant -----Genes In Conflict

Sean B. Carroll -----What Evolution Is.

Matt Ridley -----Evolution

Stephen Rose ----The Evolution Of Cooperation

Burt & Travers ---In Search Of The Causes of Evolution

Ernst Mayr -----Into The Jungle

Mark Ridley--------Genome

George C. Williams ----Life's Solution

Steve Jones ------Parasite Rex

William Hamilton ----The Narrow roads of Geneland.

Carl Zimmer----- Darwin's Island

Simon Conway-Morris ------Adaptation & Natural Selection

Robert Axelrod----The Chemistry Of Life.

?????? -------Plan & Purpose In Nature.

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Old 31st March 2016, 07:26 PM
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Match the following authors with their books.

Grant & Grant -----Genes In Conflict

Sean B. Carroll -----What Evolution Is.

Matt Ridley -----Evolution

Stephen Rose ----The Evolution Of Cooperation

Burt & Travers ---In Search Of The Causes of Evolution

Ernst Mayr -----Into The Jungle

Mark Ridley--------Genome

George C. Williams ----Life's Solution

Steve Jones ------Parasite Rex

William Hamilton ----The Narrow roads of Geneland.

Carl Zimmer----- Darwin's Island

Simon Conway-Morris ------Adaptation & Natural Selection

Robert Axelrod----The Chemistry Of Life.

?????? -------Plan & Purpose In Nature.

Fuck. I only know, like, three of them.

I only own one, Mayr's.
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Old 31st March 2016, 07:31 PM
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Hint: one author is correctly matched with book.
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Old 1st April 2016, 06:58 PM
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I'm sorry, but I doubt that that hint will help?

Pub trivia questions usually aren't of that form?
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Old 1st April 2016, 07:18 PM
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I'm sorry, but I doubt that that hint will help?

Pub trivia questions usually aren't of that form?
Yeah I know, ignore it. I was just trying to think of a question, and that was the only thing that occurred to me.
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