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comment Good news or bad news first
... but of course, not always, and 'it depends'. ;p Interesting related concepts regardless.
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comment Learning to think?
Something to think about which might highlight the terminological problems with this question (yet suitably answered imho by John): Do you need to be able to 'think' in order to 'learn'?
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comment What does the statement mean “50% of happiness is determined by genetics”?
If I am not mistaken you are interested in methodology? How did they measure the 50%? Where does the number come from? What the statement means you can only interpret if you understand what the number means.
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comment What does the statement mean “50% of happiness is determined by genetics”?
This does not answer the question which seems predominantly concerned with methodology: "What does it mean that 50% of happiness is determined by genetics?" The OP seems after what the 50% reported on in the study means, i.e., where does the number come from
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comment What does the statement mean “50% of happiness is determined by genetics”?
This does not answer the question which seems predominantly concerned with methodology: "What does it mean that 50% of happiness is determined by genetics?" The OP seems after what the 50% reported on in the study means, i.e., where does the number come from.
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comment What does the statement mean “50% of happiness is determined by genetics”?
As stated in the answer on Skeptics this seems to be better stated as: "50% of the variance in the population can be explained by genetic differences." It is a measure of how accurate a statistical model could be, if it only considered one factor. " In case you do not know what "x% of the variance in the population can be explained by a genetic difference" means, perhaps you should phrase your question more generally as such, only using happiness as an example.
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comment Is it a phenomenon that explicit rules encourage others to find loopholes?
You already seemed to have made up your mind this is a 'phenomenon': "a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable". Your actual question seems to be whether stricter rules lead to more persistence in finding desirable outcomes within those rules. It seems rather the opposite to me, rules become more strict when they can otherwise be abused too easily. Is the example you listed the only evidence in support of this supposed correlation? As @alwayslearning stated, this does not seem to be a particularly good example.
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comment Irrational person feels attacked
Well, by definition I figure the following would answer your question, but is probably not what you are after: do not present rational arguments contradicting what that person says. Your underlying question, however, seems to be how to convince someone with a differing point of view. A good starting point to preventing conflict would be rather than making that your goal, to simply try to explain your point of view without attempting to convince the other party.
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comment What does the death of a fictional character mean?
"There's a fundamental difference." That was my point. Then why compare them? I feel it only complicates your question. Your question pertains to how people 'feel' or find 'meaning' in death in fiction, which without specifying further what interests you feels either opinion based or too broad to me. Can you imagine an answer fitting within one post on this site? What would constitute an answer?
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comment What does the death of a fictional character mean?
I see no contradiction between "In a fictional world, no one dies by chance, and even old age has a meaning.", and "In the real world, many (if not most) people die through forces that lie outside of their influence." From the fictional person's perspective, it can be said to be just as 'meaningless' no? Why do you adopt the perspective of a narrator for one but not for the other? The 'meaning' you seem after is narrative.
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comment What does the statement mean “50% of happiness is determined by genetics”?
Could you further elaborate on what is unclear about the answer which was provided to you at Skeptics? It seems to go a long way at clarifying what the '50%' means?
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comment What does the death of a fictional character mean?
What do you mean, "what does [it] mean"? It means the character dies in the fictional world? It's quite unclear what you are after.
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comment How would a psychopath deem their actions?
We value references on this site, do you have any authoritative source you could link to to further improve this answer?
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reviewed Approve How would a psychopath deem their actions?
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comment Where is motor skill function located within the brain?
Since you asked multiple questions in one question, and the second part of your question was a duplicate of the one @ArnonWeinberg posted, I removed this part: "So what about the technical feasibility of the classic sci-fi model of sending input in the other direction ie from tech to the brain, in order to regulate mood or perhaps even 'upload' information/knowledge (yes I know the latter-most concept qualifies as one of the more far-fetched)." Please refer to "What research has been done on brain-to-brain interfaces?" for more info on that.
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revised Where is motor skill function located within the brain?
Removed second (duplicate) part of the question.
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answered What are the psychological differences in camelCase and underscore_case programming conventions?
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comment Why do people talk fast in presentations when nervous?
This line of thought seems quite reasonable and in my opinion does more towards answering the question than the currently accepted answer. It could further be improved by linking directly to the specific publications you are referring to, potentially seeing whether their findings can be placed more in context or not.
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revised Does any neurological research exist surrounding Buddhist “enlightenment”?
Grammar/spelling.