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[Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:29 pm

When I was in high school (not too long ago) a group of activists visited my school and presented a very optimistic story about the future. Part of the story has been proven wrong already, but not for a bad reason. What happened?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby WiZ » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Were they activists for a social cause? Related to human rights? Environmentalism? Health? Justice? Peace/defense?

Was the story they presented utopian? Did it represent some radical change? Did it represent a gradual improvement? Would it be a fulfilment of what they were advocating for?

Would the activists be happy to have been proven wrong in the manner they were? Would they agree that the reason the story had been proven wrong was 'not bad'? Does the manner in which the story was 'proven wrong' reflect a failure of what the activists were trying to achieve? An obstacle to this? Would they be pleasantly surprised by how the story was proven wrong, or what possible consequences would result from it?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:17 pm

Were they activists for a social cause? Yes. Related to human rights? Environmentalism? This, but it's not too relevant. Health? Justice? Peace/defense?

Was the story they presented utopian? I'd say so, yes. Did it represent some radical change? Mostly this. Did it represent a gradual improvement? And a little of this. Would it be a fulfilment of what they were advocating for? Yes, very much so.

Would the activists be happy to have been proven wrong in the manner they were? Probably. Would they agree that the reason the story had been proven wrong was 'not bad'? Probably. Does the manner in which the story was 'proven wrong' reflect a failure of what the activists were trying to achieve? No. An obstacle to this? No. Would they be pleasantly surprised by how the story was proven wrong, Probably. or what possible consequences would result from it? I doubt it.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:12 am

Did the activists focus on one particular problem? Did proving the story wrong show that the problem did not exist? Or existed to smaller extent?
Is it relevant who proved the story wrong? Or how it was proven wrong?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:22 am

Did the activists focus on one particular problem? Mostly, yes.Did proving the story wrong show that the problem did not exist? Or existed to smaller extent? No to both.
Is it relevant who proved the story wrong? Yope. Or how it was proven wrong? YES.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:47 am

Was the story proven wrong by any scientific research? Was it proven wrong because the events did not go as predicted by the activists? Was it proven wrong because the circumstances relevantly changed?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:03 am

Was the story proven wrong by any scientific research? No.Was it proven wrong because the events did not go as predicted by the activists? YES.Was it proven wrong because the circumstances relevantly changed? Yes.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:11 pm

Did people relevantly deal with the problem the activists focused on?
Did the causes of the problem change? If yes, did they change in a way activists wanted them to change?
If the causes had not changed, were the results different than predicted by the activists?
In the optimistic story told by the activists, would the problem be solved? If yes, would it be solved if only people took certain measures?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:25 pm

Did people relevantly deal with the problem the activists focused on? No.
Did the causes of the problem change? No. If yes, did they change in a way activists wanted them to change? So no.
If the causes had not changed, were the results different than predicted by the activists? The results of the causes? No.
In the optimistic story told by the activists, would the problem be solved? Yes. If yes, would it be solved if only people took certain measures? Yes.

Good questions, but there's a big FA lurking here.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:45 pm

Did the problem solve without people's activity as time went by? Did it show up that the problem has good implications? Were there better ways of managing the problem developed as time went by?
Was the problem correctly recognized by the activists? Were the causes of the problem correctly recognized by the activists? Were the results of the problem correctly recognized by the activists?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:09 pm

Did the problem solve without people's activity as time went by? Did it show up that the problem has good implications? Were there better ways of managing the problem developed as time went by? No to all.
Was the problem correctly recognized by the activists? Were the causes of the problem correctly recognized by the activists? Were the results of the problem correctly recognized by the activists? Yes to all.

I'll tell you right now that the problem is climate change (although it probably could just as easily be any big global problem); however, these questions are getting a bit OTWT.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby Balin » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:42 pm

Was it only one particular event that didn't go as predicted? More than one?
Was the event directly related to climate change? Was it an atmospheric event? Any natural disasters relevant? Was it an event caused by humans? Intentionally? Unintentionally?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:47 pm

Was it only one particular event that didn't go as predicted? this. More than one?
Was the event directly related to climate change? NO. Was it an atmospheric event? No. Any natural disasters relevant? No. Was it an event caused by humans? Yes. Intentionally? this. Unintentionally?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:03 pm

Did the activists suggest a particular action to be taken, in order to make the optimistic story true?
Can the rest of the optimistic story still become true despite of the event that went wrong? Do the results of the event have positive impact on climate change issue?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:17 pm

Did the activists suggest a particular action to be taken, in order to make the optimistic story true? Yes....
Can the rest of the optimistic story still become true despite of the event that went wrong? Yes, they're still unlikely but this is irrelevant to the puzzle. The event only has an impact on one detail of the story, which is the part that's relevant to the puzzle. Do the results of the event have positive impact on climate change issue? No.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:27 pm

Did the activists take a relevant action in order to make the optimistic story true? Was the relevant event (the one that did not go as predicted) caused by the activists?
Is it relevant why people caused the event? Was the event beneficial for the environment? Beneficial for economy?
Did the optimistic story include stopping climate change? Or rather dealing with the effects of climate change? Is a particular single effect of climate change relevant to the puzzle?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:33 pm

Did the activists take a relevant action in order to make the optimistic story true? No. Was the relevant event (the one that did not go as predicted) caused by the activists? No.
Is it relevant why people caused the event? It's a real, well-known event so finding this out might help, but the reason the event occurred is not relevant to the puzzle. Was the event beneficial for the environment? Beneficial for economy? Neither of these.
Did the optimistic story include stopping climate change? Yes. Or rather dealing with the effects of climate change? Not so much. Is a particular single effect of climate change relevant to the puzzle? No.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:40 pm

Is the relevant event a political meeting or decision? Is the relevant event a regulation? Did the event concern wildlife? Or Arctic?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:45 pm

Is the relevant event a political meeting or decision? Yesish. Is the relevant event a regulation? Did the event concern wildlife? Or Arctic? No to rest.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:59 pm

Was it a meeting or decision on international level? Of countries of one region? Of parties to a relevant treaty or international agreement?
Was it a meeting or decision of international organisation?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:05 pm

Was it a meeting or decision on international level? Noish. Of countries of one region? Of parties to a relevant treaty or international agreement?
Was it a meeting or decision of international organisation? No to rest.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:32 am

Was it a meeting or decision of just one country's government? Was it a conference of experts?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:33 pm

Was it a meeting or decision of just one country's government? Yope. Was it a conference of experts? Yope.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:44 pm

Was it a bilateral agreement between countries? Was it a decision of NGO (or NGOs)? Was it an agreement between government and another entity? Was there a lawsuit involved?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:54 pm

Was it a bilateral agreement between countries? No. Was it a decision of NGO (or NGOs)? I guess it would count as an NGO, although I'm not entirely sure. Was it an agreement between government and another entity? No with a very slight ish. Was there a lawsuit involved? No.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:09 am

Did any relevant actions follow the meeting/decision? Did the meeting/decision concern environmental issues at all?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:30 am

Did any relevant actions follow the meeting/decision? No. Did the meeting/decision concern environmental issues at all? No. This was the FA.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:37 am

Did the meeting/decision concern global issues? Local issues? Did it concern political matters? Business matters? Social matters?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:54 pm

Did the meeting/decision concern global issues? this. Local issues? Did it concern political matters? thisish. Business matters? Social matters? and this.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:04 pm

Did it concern employment? food? health? travelling? disarmament? energy?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:43 pm

Did it concern employment? food? health? travelling? disarmament? thisish. energy?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:00 pm

Specific weapons relevant? If so: missiles? Nukes? Guns? War relevant? Peace? Deaths from human conflict?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:31 pm

Specific weapons relevant? If so: missiles? Nukes? Guns? War relevant? Peace? This is especially relevant. Deaths from human conflict?

The others are tangentially relevant to varying degrees, but not really important to the puzzle.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:23 am

Peace: not war? Not conflict? Not violence? Nations relevant? Corporations? Gangs? Populations? Peace: everywhere on Earth? In certain areas? In one country?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:44 am

Peace: not war? Not conflict? Not violence? Nations relevant? Corporations? Gangs? Populations? Peace: everywhere on Earth? In certain areas? In one country? The concept of peace in general is relevant. Peace meaning "not war" or "not conflict" in this case.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:42 pm

Was part of the story proved wrong because of less peace? Arab spring relevant? Other specific conflict?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:04 pm

Was part of the story proved wrong because of less peace? No. Arab spring relevant? No. Other specific conflict? Tangentially, yes.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:47 am

Did the story detail how more peace would be achieved? In reality, was more peace achieved? Politics relevant? Specific politicians?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:28 pm

Did the story detail how more peace would be achieved? Yope. In reality, was more peace achieved? Not really. Politics relevant? Noish. Specific politicians? Yes.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:29 pm

BLOOPER: Politics actually is kind of relevant, although probably not in the way that you think.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby RedWine » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:50 am

Did the story tell that specific reason for war or conflict would be eliminated?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:05 pm

Did the story tell that specific reason for war or conflict would be eliminated? Yesish, but conflict rather than war.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:36 am

HINT

Try finding out more about the specifics of the activists' story. This will help a lot.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:30 am

Did the story say something about specific persons? Specific groups? Specific countries? Was the story at all realistic? Elections involved?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:05 pm

Did the story say something about specific persons? Yes. Specific groups? Yope. Specific countries? Not in a relevant way. Was the story at all realistic? Not especially. Elections involved? Not in a relevant way.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:22 pm

Specific persons: actual living persons? Persons who were expected to show up? One specific group involved? Is the activist group involved? Jesus relevant? Some other religious icon?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:03 am

Specific persons: actual living persons? Yes. Persons who were expected to show up? Yes. One specific group involved? Kind of. The group was more hinted at than mentioned outright. Is the activist group involved? No. Jesus relevant? No. Some other religious icon? No.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:13 am

Did the persons show up? Do the persons exist? Was the hinted group a secretive one? Conspiracy theories relevant? Did the optimistic story have authoritarian elements?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:01 pm

Did the persons show up? Irrelevant, but assume yes. Do the persons exist? Yes. Was the hinted group a secretive one? Some of their internal matters might be secretive, but their existence is not. Conspiracy theories relevant? No. Did the optimistic story have authoritarian elements? No.

To clear it up, there was one specific person mentioned in the story in a relevant way, and one group of people that was hinted at. There is also one other person relevant to the puzzle, who wasn't mentioned in the story.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby Balin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:33 am

Is the story supposed to be about the person or people listening to it?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:36 am

Is the story supposed to be about the person or people listening to it? Yes! One person in particular.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:27 am

You, Hominid? "You" - each listener personally?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:05 am

You, Hominid? "You" - each listener personally? I am not personally relevant to the puzzle, but someone else at my school is.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby biograd » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:51 pm

Was part of the speech that "One of you (referring to the students in the audience) may well become the first __(member of some group)__ to do __(some action)___". For example, "Maybe one of you will become the first black President of the United States". If so, had someone else of that group already performed this action by the time any of you would have been old enough to do so?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:06 am

Was part of the speech that "One of you (referring to the students in the audience) may well become the first __(member of some group)__ to do __(some action)___". For example, "Maybe one of you will become the first black President of the United States". Not quite, but very, very close! If so, had someone else of that group already performed this action by the time any of you would have been old enough to do so? Yope, with a big FA.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:12 am

Is being the first do do, become or experience something, relevant? Age of the listeners relevant? Is being the last to do, become or experience something, relevant?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:44 am

Is being the first do do, become or experience something, relevant? Yope. Age of the listeners relevant? Yesish. Is being the last to do, become or experience something, relevant? No.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:22 am

Being first? Second? Among the first? Is a record relevant? Technological progress? Being the first generation to do, become or experience something? did something come to pass sooner than the activists expected?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:10 pm

Being first? Yope. Second? No. Among the first? No. Is a record relevant? Yes. Technological progress? No. Being the first generation to do, become or experience something? No. did something come to pass sooner than the activists expected? Yes.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:11 pm

A record held by a human? A group? A society? Longevity relevant? Health?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:34 am

A record held by a human? this. A group? A society? Longevity relevant? not exactly.Health? no.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:36 am

"One of you may win a Nobel Prize for solving this problem?"

"By the time you are X years old, this problem may be solved/worse?"

"Your grandchildren will solve this/live in a better/worse world?"

Kyoto/similar agreements relevant? The US/China's refusal to take part in them?

Any specific problem related to climate change? Food availability? Extinction? Ozone layer? Sea level rise? Rain forests? Vehicle emissions?
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby hominid » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:07 am

"One of you may win a Nobel Prize for solving this problem?" VERY CLOSE.

"By the time you are X years old, this problem may be solved/worse?"

"Your grandchildren will solve this/live in a better/worse world?"

Kyoto/similar agreements relevant? The US/China's refusal to take part in them?

Any specific problem related to climate change? Food availability? Extinction? Ozone layer? Sea level rise? Rain forests? Vehicle emissions? Rest is on the wrong track.
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:54 am

"This problem will be solved in your lifetime?"

"This will be solved by your children/grandchildren?" (But has been solved recently by someone in your own generation?)

"One of you will win a prize (that is not the Nobel)?" (The X Prize, perhaps?) Space program relevant? Celebrities relevant ("You will see the first television personality nominated for president")?

Hm, "A (black) president will win the Nobel Prize someday?" If not, should we be using or combining elements of the two very close questions? And is that last question too meta to be a legitimate question for this puzzle?

Oh, wait, you said this was proven wrong. "A black man will never be president?" "A black president will never win the Nobel?" (Hm, that can't be it, since Mandela was a president and won a Nobel.)

Double Oh Wait, you said this was an optimistic story... "A black president will win the Nobel in your generation or the next?"
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Re: [Hominid] A few years off

Postby Grip » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:39 pm

Was the phrase "one of you" used? was the Nobel mentioned? was time mentioned at all?
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