User talk:ArtifexMayhem

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Abortion[edit]

Aristotle? Well, that's got to be the least controversial edit ever done to the article. OrangeMarlin Talk• Contributions 04:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

I figured I should put something down before I ripped out that unsourced, factually wrong, Hippocratic Oath bit of fucking insane propaganda and replaced it with reality. That will be more interesting :) Nice Marlin karma btw. ArtifexMayhem (talk) 05:45, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
I was just coming here to thank you for catching that one.
Meanwhile, there's a bit of Leviticus or Deuteronomy that says, roughly, that if you beat a woman to death, you shall be put to death. (That happens a lot in those books.) However, if you beat her just enough that she has a miscarriage, you just have to give her husband some money. So much for the value of fetuses. I'll try to find some non-OR way to work it in after the forthcoming Hippocrates brouhaha. PhGustaf (talk) 04:53, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
I also like this bit...."In the 20th century the Soviet Union (1919), Iceland (1935) and Sweden (1938)....legalize certain or all forms of abortion. In 1935 Nazi Germany..."
Can you find the two red herrings? ArtifexMayhem (talk) 06:03, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Poking around, I see that Judaism and abortion already quotes Exodus 21:22-23. Not sure whether that would fit in the top article, but I'll think about it. PhGustaf (talk) 06:26, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

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For scientifically explaining why WTC7 was not exploded due to bombs, thermite, or any variant thereof. Toa Nidhiki05 04:48, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks. Getting it into the articles will be the hard bit. Do you it's time the Collapse of 7 World Trade Center article? Again, thanks for the message. — ArtifexMayhem (talk) 05:36, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

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Progressive collapse[edit]

That's a good start on the progressive collapse section. But, while you've removed the word "pancaking", you've left the explanation it names in, i.e., "a progressive series of floor failures." The WTC collapsed as a result of a series of column failures, not floor failures. It would be much better to remove the FEMA reference altogether and just go with what I've suggested here [1], based solely on NIST and Bazant. IMHO, anyway.--Thomas B (talk) 17:02, 3 January 2018 (UTC)