Forum posts made by daniellex

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 23 May 2015 11:31

@Danielle- Actually, what the fossilized evidence shows is that we are descended from "Neanderthal man" the "missing link" between "Neanderthal man" and the apes that Darwin theorizes we AND Neanderthal are BOTH descended from has never been found. That leaves TWO possibilities.

One is as simple as no such fossils having been found BUT Darwin is 100 % correct.

The OTHER possibility is that Neanderthal man was BROUGHT to this planet due to something having resulted in them BEING hostile and overly aggressive and the "aliens" who left them returning from time to time to check on their "experiment". Which would account for a great deal! To include those constructs at Giza that modern builders who work with massive stone construction have stated could NOT be built within the 25-30 year time frame those supposedly were if we were to employ modern quarrying methods and transport to do so.

You weren't know this, but I'm quite well read on anthropology. We ain't descended from Neanderthals.

"Neanderthals are the extinct hominid group most closely related to contemporary humans, so their genome offers a unique opportunity to identify genetic changes specific to anatomically fully modern humans. We have identified a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal fossil that is exceptionally free of contamination from modern human DNA. Direct high-throughput sequencing of a DNA extract from this fossil has thus far yielded over one million base pairs of hominoid nuclear DNA sequences. Comparison with the human and chimpanzee genomes reveals that modern human and Neanderthal DNA sequences diverged on average about 500,000 years ago . Existing technology and fossil resources are now sufficient to initiate a Neanderthal genome-sequencing effort."

Nature 444, 330-336 (16 November 2006) Richard E Green et al

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"The taxonomic status of Neanderthals lies at the center of the modern human origins debate. Proponents of the single-origin model often view this group as a distinct species with little or no contribution to the evolution of modern humans. Adherents to the regional continuity model consider Neanderthals a subspecies or population of Homo sapiens, which contributed significantly to the evolution of early modern Europeans."

PNAS vol. 101 no. 5 (6 January 2004) Katerina Harvati

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 23 May 2015 02:17



We all have our own beliefs regarding a great many things. You're entitled to yours, but some of us think that given infinite possibility and probability it's highly unlikely that we are the only intelligent beings in existence. AND, given that there has never been any proof that the "missing link" ever did exist... it's equally POSSIBLE that our original forebears were the Neanderthals. Nor, can we even be CERTAIN that this is the FIRST advanced society to ever have existed on THIS planet. Ice ages and other natural cataclysms (magnetic pole shifts, continental rising and sinking, comet hits that have produced "nuclear winter like" conditions just to name a few possibilities) could easily have eradicated previous societies and left little evidence of their existence.

Fossil evidence shows that we and Neanderthals are species with the same common ancestor. What's that got to do with aliens?

You might find this interesting... Fermi Paradox

You WOULD BE correct BUT the star the Aborrigines were speaking of is CERES, NOT Sirius

To be fair, you did say Sirius, which is the dog star. Ceres is an asteroid.

D x

Topic Eurovision Song Contest
Posted 23 May 2015 00:42

Eurovision means a party in my house! Never miss it! I like the Russian entry.

Was hoping to hear an entry from Czech Republic, but they lost in the semi finals crybaby

Danny x

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 22 May 2015 13:36

Since we have viewed all the planets in our solar system and found no life, the closest solar system to ours is like a thousand light years away . I highly doubt if they traveled that far, they would want to turn around and go home. So I guess I would think our government would have a contingency plan to deal with extraterrestrial illegal aliens.

On the other hand, we are not able to handle the alien problem we already have. If we can't secure our borders from a bunch of kids crossing, how would we deal with an advanced civilization? I've got a feeling they won't want to pick in the fields.

It's a lot nearer than that. The nearest star to our sun is Proxima Centauri, which is a mere 4.3 light years away. Even so, the fastest speed that man has achieved is escape velocity, which is about 7 miles per second. Assuming we could sustain that velocity (would take a lot of fuel) it would take 260,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri and that's like the corner shop in astronomical terms xx

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 22 May 2015 13:26

The question should be... why haven't we been visited by aliens? The fact is, even assuming that travelling interstellar distances is even possible, which as far as we know it isn't, we will never know if there aliens out there or not. That's quite a thought, but consider this:

If there's life elsewhere in the universe, it's probably a squidgy thing on planet Zog not a highly functioning, technologically advanced civilization like our own.

Given the vastness of the universe, it seems statistically likely that there should have been circumstances that have allowed life to evolve, but the Earth is in the Goldilocks zone. All the factors that had to happen to make us, are vanishingly small. It is a miracle that we're here.

D x

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 22 May 2015 13:16



I think if I lived close to that bakery I would go and order a cake for a gay Christening just to see what happens.

You know what... I believe you would! kickbutt

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 22 May 2015 13:07

Just bumping this cos the ruling from the courts came this week. The judge fined the bakery £500 because they unlawfully discriminated against the sexual orientation of the gay couple.

The bakery has said it will now only do birthday and Christening cakes


The full case and the ruling can be read here anyone for cake?


D x

Topic Why is the universe so big?
Posted 20 May 2015 09:12



Yes. Hooke's contribution to science at the time was staggering, and some would say of an equal to newtons. Newton was mathematically Hooke's superior, and Hooke was the far better experimenter. Some say because the spent so much time experimenting he didn't develop individual ideas in enough detail, he was apparently an adept mathematician, but probably not to Newtons level. It's just a pity that he was outlived by Newton because with Newtons presidency of the Royal Society Hooke's level of contribution he seemed to be actively written out of history.

It's certainly a long bow to say that Newton is the smartest man that existed. Many people, even at the same time, were similarly brilliant mathematicians and it wouldn't have been long before someone else came up with a mathematical description of the inverse square law of gravitation because it was supposed that it acted in such a manner, but no one had worked out the details yet.


On the question, Why is the universe so big.... Why not.

It may well be a truism, for life of sufficient complexity to develop the laws of the universe, and the length of time needed to elapse, need to be such that the question 'Why is the universe so big?' can't be asked until the universe is so big.

Newton was a flawed genius. He was amazingly arrogant and had no time for anyone except for those who had earned his respect, e.g. Halley and Wren. Hooke was a great scientist but for whatever reason Newton refused to recognize him which meant he was effectively air brushed from history. However Newton was brilliant and clever in ways it's almost impossible to comprehend.

sorry about the double post.

Topic Why is the universe so big?
Posted 20 May 2015 09:08



Yes. Hooke's contribution to science at the time was staggering, and some would say of an equal to newtons. Newton was mathematically Hooke's superior, and Hooke was the far better experimenter. Some say because the spent so much time experimenting he didn't develop individual ideas in enough detail, he was apparently an adept mathematician, but probably not to Newtons level. It's just a pity that he was outlived by Newton because with Newtons presidency of the Royal Society Hooke's level of contribution he seemed to be actively written out of history.

It's certainly a long bow to say that Newton is the smartest man that existed. Many people, even at the same time, were similarly brilliant mathematicians and it wouldn't have been long before someone else came up with a mathematical description of the inverse square law of gravitation because it was supposed that it acted in such a manner, but no one had worked out the details yet.


On the question, Why is the universe so big.... Why not.

It may well be a truism, for life of sufficient complexity to develop the laws of the universe, and the length of time needed to elapse, need to be such that the question 'Why is the universe so big?' can't be asked until the universe is so big.

Newton was a flawed genius. He was amazingly arrogant and had no time for anyone except for those who had earned his respect, e.g. Halley and Wren. Hooke was a great scientist but for whatever reason Newton refused to recognize him which meant he was effectively air brushed from history. However Newton was brilliant and clever in ways it's almost impossible to comprehend.

Topic Why is the universe so big?
Posted 20 May 2015 09:02



I forgot about this thread. I think this is one of your greatest hits, Danielle. It's even greater than when you asked if dogs could tell twins apart or if that was just a myth.

I'm just asking questions. I think you'll find the twins question was in relation to the parent trap.

Topic What did you have for lunch today?
Posted 14 May 2015 11:56

Half a Scotch egg from Tesco deli, some olives, cherry tomatoes and beetroot. A flapjack for pud

Topic A little note about multi-part stories.
Posted 12 May 2015 12:35



Yes, Danielle ... that was my point by bringing up Buz's college sex series .... you (or anyone) can read one and it's a great story in and of itself. Go to another one, and there is enough description about Jennifer or Mary Beth in the individual stories to know who the character is ... little details evolve and are shared throughout the series to make it a whole, but again, the "chapters" are substantial on its own without the cry "Read the prior story so you understand the characters".

I had someone once share with me that he was reading my Secretary and the Student series out of order. Each of the stories worked as a stand alone, yet the whole story began to emerge. That was quite a wonderful compliment from a fellow author.

Cheers!

Van

Okay that's good although I don't think it's virtuous, it's just a different style of writing. The chances are, that you are simply a good author :)

Buz of course is a particularly skilful writer, so maybe as an example, a hard act to live up to, but illustrates the point x

Topic A little note about multi-part stories.
Posted 12 May 2015 12:05

A lot of these comments are spot on.

Personal opinion - multi-part stories should have a feeling of stand-alone stories.


Firstly, I totally agree with Sprite and personally sent back such a story recently.

Van, do you mean that each part of series should work, so that it wouldn't matter whether the reader read the other parts or not?

I think that can be true. I have written stories, which work equally as stand alone stories and as part of a series. In some cases, e.g. 'This one' each part is dependent on the previous chapter.

But in general each chapter should be chunky enough to engage the reader. An interminable number of chapters is a turn off IMO.

Danielle x

Topic What's a good, sexy female name for an erotic story?
Posted 11 May 2015 13:13

It depends on the character, e.g. nationality, social class, age etc

Danielle

Topic Your Politics: Summed Up
Posted 08 May 2015 03:03




Was that really necessary?

Apologies. I was a bit squiffy last night x

Topic Your Politics: Summed Up
Posted 07 May 2015 12:03





I couldn't fault this and and I think it's one of the best posts that I have read on Lush.

Why don't you give him a blow-job and be done with it!

Topic Ideas for chicken skin
Posted 06 May 2015 03:27

The olive oil, black pepper and coriander is the dressing. I assure you, this is delicious cat

Topic Ideas for chicken skin
Posted 05 May 2015 21:40

Like anything, now and again isn't going to hurt. It's so yummy :) x

Topic Ideas for chicken skin
Posted 05 May 2015 12:53

I went to a friend's house for dinner recently and he did chicken, but took the skin off 'cos it's unhealthy.' I was like "Umph! It's the best bit."

Anyway, I have a lovely recipe for chicken skin.

When you have chicken, take the skin off the thighs and put in the fridge for use the next day....

The next day...

1. Get some rocket and water cress (you can either buy it separately or some shops do a rocket and water cress all in one. Use quite a lot cos this is a main course.

2. Grill the chicken skin until it's just turning golden in the centre and remove from grill. (DO NOT BURN) or the dish will be ruined.

3. Take wedge of Stilton cheese, not too much, maybe a piece 2" x 1/2" and crumble over the leaves.

4. Add some olives (black or green) I prefer a mixture.

5. Take the chicken skin and lay on salad.

6. Sprinkle on a little fresh, finely chopped coriander.

7. Finally season with a little freshly ground black pepper and drizzled olive oil.


You'll thank me later!

Danny xxx

Topic Can I get an interview with you?
Posted 03 May 2015 09:38

Introduce the title of your story : A General Erection
Genre/Category : Humour
Provide the link: https://www.lushstories.com/stories/humor/a-general-erection.aspx

1. What first inspired you to write this particular story? With the British General Election dominating the news (until the royal baby) I thought it would be fun to do a little erotic satire.


2. How did you come up with these characters? They kind of wrote themselves. I thought it would be nice to have interplay between a sexy politician and a hard journalistic sort. I chose names that were sexually suggestive or contained some sort of sexual reference.


3. How does it differ from some of your other stories? Well, it's my first story in the humour category.


4. What was the most challenging thing about writing this piece? making it funny. So far I seem to have pulled it of! *stop giggling in the back*


5. Anything else you want to tell us about it? The parliamentary constituency names are lampooning actual names, which are generally silly sounding, e.g Old Bexley and Sidcup. I just changed them to be sexually suggestive.

Thank you for reading

Danny xxx

Topic Should he get Life or Death?
Posted 27 Apr 2015 10:31

The death penalty is just wrong - always.

Topic I AM
Posted 26 Apr 2015 12:30



Clever.

Are you thinking? Or are you just "I am?" :)

I'm definitely thinking :)

Topic I AM
Posted 26 Apr 2015 11:36

I am just part of a quote by Rene Descartes

Topic Name a theme song for the avatar above yours.
Posted 26 Apr 2015 11:27

The James Bond theme

Topic Story Idea: Mom joins teen sex orgy
Posted 25 Apr 2015 01:26

That woman is facing a host of charges, some are felonies. Writing a story based on a similar situation would have to be within Lush's no incest guidelines. All characters would have to be at least 16 years old. Also there is a rule against using drugging someone to have sex, so there is the plying underage kids with alcohol and drugs issue.

In another somewhat similar situation, recently two very attractive blonde school teachers in their early 30s seduced and had a menage-a-trois with a 16 year old male student in Louisiana. They are facing several charges.

16 years old is the legal age of consent to have sex in most US states, but there are still adding to the delinquency of a minor laws. In many states it is absolutely illegal for a teacher to have sex with a high school student under any circumstances.

This is similar to the UK and other countries in Europe. In UK the age of consent is 16 but 18 between tutor and student. In the Czech Republic, there is a law 'leading a juvenile under 18 to depravity' which can be used if a tutor seduces their student who is under 18.

Danny x

Topic Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage
Posted 25 Apr 2015 01:05

This from the FBI's own statistics:


https://upload.lushstories.com/73426304-SHR.jpg


I don't think any sane person can conclude that a disproportionate number of African Americans are shot by the police.

Why this should be is open to debate. Firstly, Black people are not naturally more predisposed to criminality than anyone else, so let's put that one to bed from the outset. Presumably, then there must be other variables at play to account for the disparity. I suspect that young black men (note the police shoot very few women of any 'race') are more likely to be in a position where they are likely to be shot by police.

In the USA, black men of the age 20-24 are almost twice as likely to be unemployed compared to their white peers. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics . Being unemployed leads to disenfranchisement, resentment and an increased likelihood of anti-social behaviour. There's something about having a job, which lifts your spirits, makes you feel that you 'belong' etc.

It may be that in the USA as is the case in the UK, that police are probably institutionally racist. There's an interesting article here on police racism in the UK Click here

As I said earlier, in order to give everyone a chance, people, communities, authorities and governments have to start thinking about equality in a radical way. Yes, we can't hide from our skin tone and nor should we. We should be proud of our heritage, but at some point and it WILL happen sooner or later, people have to judge other people as individuals.

Danielle

Topic Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage
Posted 24 Apr 2015 13:44

Returning to the OP, it seems a disproportionate number of black people are killed by the police.

In terms of being shot by police nationally, between 2003 and 2009 police shot 2026 white people compared with 1529 black people
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Data on shooting by ethnic group is a bit patchy. However statistics provided by NYPD are clear enough. Between 2000 and 2011 22 black people were shot per year on average. Seven of these were fatal shootings. In comparison 5.5 white people were shot, on average - 3 fatally. When you consider that 70.9 % of the population of New York are white compared with 17.5 % black it's quite shocking.

What wasn't included in the data was whether the victims were armed or not.

Hope this is helpful

Danielle x


Topic Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage
Posted 24 Apr 2015 06:32

It's interesting to see how the US and the UK assign the different ethnic or 'racial' groups.

In the UK census of 2011, the following categories were offered

White
1. English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British
2. Irish
3. Gypsy or Irish Traveller
4. Any other White background, please describe


Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups
5. White and Black Caribbean
6. White and Black African
7. White and Asian
8. Any other Mixed/Multiple ethnic background, please describe


Asian/Asian British
9. Indian
10. Pakistani
11. Bangladeshi
12. Chinese
13. Any other Asian background, please describe


Black/ African/Caribbean/Black British
14. African
15. Caribbean
16. Any other Black/African/Caribbean background, please describe


Other ethnic group
17. Arab
18. Any other ethnic group, please describe

Note that the UK doesn't recognize European under the 'White' category and presumably is covered by 'Any other White Background' which would include me.

In the USA the following categories are recognized.

White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

The USA is somewhat more progressive in its definition of 'race' as is acknowledged here:

The data on race were derived from answers to the question on race that was asked of individuals in the United States. The Census Bureau collects racial data in accordance with guidelines provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and these data are based on self-identification.

The racial categories included in the census questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically. In addition, it is recognized that the categories of the race item include racial and national origin or sociocultural groups. People may choose to report more than one race to indicate their racial mixture, such as “American Indian” and “White.” People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race.

Importantly, the USA has no category pertaining to 'mixed race' but allow the choice of more than one category. How a government legislates for someone who self reports multiple ethnic origins is problematical in my view.

It's interesting that white in USA includes people of north Africa and the middle east, whereas the UK has the rather misleading term 'Arab.' Many people of north Africa and the middle east are not Arabs, so I'm not sure how they would be represented should they be presented with the census.

I want to address the OP, but I need to do some research before I can comment properly

Danny xx

Topic Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage
Posted 23 Apr 2015 14:32



That's quite wonderful, honestly, and I hope you never do.

You know... There's an open position on my lap right now that you can fill. I can whisper sweet nothings about manipulating statistics in your ear. Which ones you can make go up, which ones I can make go down. My arrow and all these important issues of the day.

You've edited my quote to make it sound pervy! kickbutt