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  1. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    09 Apr '16 15:172 edits
    Outside exact sciences, a theory, in order to be strong, must
    consistently follow a reliable method and apply it with rigor
    against the backdrop of a sensible pool of trustworthy data --
    as opposed to handpicked cases to suit the biases of the
    author. Moreover, it ought to be tested against current data and
    produce satisfactory predictions. It should not rely on hindsight
    to support its claims.

    After Lepore's trashing of Christensen's ahistorical mumbo
    jumbo, I started pondering about my own thought process and
    I realized that, in bits and pieces, almost inadvertently, I have
    developed for the last decade or so, partially in my
    mind and other times in writing, a theory of history which is
    quite superior in its consistency and accuracy to the other
    alternatives out there.

    After thinking long and seriously about it, I have decided to call
    it Historicist Bowel Determinism. Throughout history, change
    occurs either evolutionarily or revolutionarily, with pinpointed
    factors surrounding specific persons. Even though no single
    individual is determinant to change the history of time, in the
    aggregate history records leaps, breaks, inflection points and
    movements in terms of identifiable individuals who are a result
    of their environment though also influence it in a specific way.

    My theory is that the only observable, demonstrable and
    consistent pattern between the aforementioned individuals
    is how their bowels function. Each and every resolute individual
    throughout history, whose actions and ideas have caused a
    landmark in history, have been chronically constipated.
    Whether that affects their moods or in fact pushes them into
    drastic positions and actions is the subject of my life work from
    this point forward. However, the historical fact is consistent,
    demonstrable and, thus, can serve as the basis for building
    societal predictions.

    I will elaborate further in this thread. Please contain your
    excitement as I develop my stream of thought.
  2. Unknown Territories
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    09 Apr '16 16:04
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Outside exact sciences, a theory, in order to be strong, must
    consistently follow a reliable method and apply it with rigor
    against the backdrop of a sensible pool of trustworthy data --
    as opposed to handpicked cases to suit the biases of the
    author. Moreover, it ought to be tested against current data and
    produce satisfactory predictions. It should ...[text shortened]... rate further in this thread. Please contain your
    excitement as I develop my stream of thought.
    I already have a better name.

    Seitse's Science of Statistical Scatology©
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    09 Apr '16 16:05
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I will elaborate further in this thread. Please contain your
    excitement as I develop my stream of thought.
    Try taking a laxative.
  4. Subscriberrookie54
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    09 Apr '16 16:07
    i, for one, welcome our new historical perspective provider...
  5. Unknown Territories
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    09 Apr '16 16:54
    Originally posted by rookie54
    i, for one, welcome our new historical perspective provider...
    I am ambivalent: not sure if there's enough toilet paper in the house for such a venture.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    09 Apr '16 16:58
    Originally posted by rookie54
    i, for one, welcome our new historical perspective provider...
    If that were true you would have said it in verse.
  7. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    09 Apr '16 20:09
    My theory got its first batch of empirical data. After researching the profile
    of the original post's thumbs down issuers, they show a very
    uncomfortable and painful condition which combines constipation with a
    compulsion to smell their own farts. This condition obviously compels
    them to channel their negativity through disapproval of any manifestation
    of creativity which is not their own. In conclusion? Potential serial killers.

    More field tests to come.
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    09 Apr '16 20:21
    Originally posted by Seitse
    My theory got its first batch of empirical data. After researching the profile
    of the original post's thumbs down issuers, they show a very
    uncomfortable and painful condition which combines constipation with a
    compulsion to smell their own farts. This condition obviously compels
    them to channel their negativity through disapproval of any manifestation ...[text shortened]... ty which is not their own. In conclusion? Potential serial killers.

    More field tests to come.
    Any excuse to loiter in a field, hey?
  9. Unknown Territories
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    09 Apr '16 23:10
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Any excuse to loiter in a field, hey?
    I, for one, have taken a solemn vow to cease walking through them, no matter how flower-infested they appear; one never knows when a Seitse data mine lies beneath the flora.
  10. Standard memberlemon lime
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    10 Apr '16 01:58
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    I, for one, have taken a solemn vow to cease walking through them, no matter how flower-infested they appear; one never knows when a Seitse data mine lies beneath the flora.
    The trick to getting across the field untainted is to always look at the ground in front of you, and watch where you're stepping.
  11. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    10 Apr '16 13:25
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    when a Seitse data mine lies beneath the flora.
    Useful data for my research is EVERYWHERE!
  12. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    10 Apr '16 19:41
    I just thought of a very funny name for who will write the prologue of
    the book in which I will share these novel, groundbreaking and world
    changing ideas: Prof. Bladdermin Poopin from the University of Saint
    Peterspoop.

    HAHAHAHA, oh my, I'm so funny 🙂
  13. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    12 Apr '16 14:31
    About the constipation theory: Some People suffered from diarroe due to unhealthy conditions on field camps.

    Pooperable Liquidpoo
  14. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    12 Apr '16 18:39
    Listen up, Poopderable, there are stomach issues caused by
    specific circumstances, which I'd call acute, but then there are
    the chronic ones. And THERE, mein freund, is where the chaos
    ensues.
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