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    Empty suit. Where's the beef?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    NS

    If boys why not girls?

    Patent for first method to create human sperm, but does it work?

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28185-patent-for-first-method-to-create-human-sperm-but-does-it-work/
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Actually...that's the second method.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Is it?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Unless I am very much mistaken. Or not human, as some have suggested.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    But doesn't "method" suggest "system"?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Is a human not a system? Hath not a human hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Is not a human a system that deals with all these?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Posted By: AngusIs a human not a system? Hath not a human hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Is not a human a system that deals with all these?


    Doth not "system" suggest "organisation"?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Am I not organised?
    ...no, wait...
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Do we not also use "method" for natural processes, e.g., the organism's method of reproduction?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    But is it technically correct?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    method:(2) a way, technique, or process of or for doing something

    Is human production of anything not a way of producing it?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Is digestion a "method"?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Certainly. It's a method of getting energy out of bubble and squeak, or spotted dick. It's the most useful method if you are alive, but there are alternatives, such as burning them in oxygen.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Posted By: AngusCertainly. It's a method of getting energy out of bubble and squeak, or spotted dick. It's the most useful method if you are alive, but there are alternatives, such as burning them in oxygen.


    The act of consumption of food is perhaps that thing. Quare whether the process of digestion is a "method".
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Posted By: loremanQuarewhether the process of digestion is a "method".


    Method of keeping people nourished - for varying values of nourished.
    Industrial chemical method for breaking down complex substances into simpler ones.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Is the process of carpentry a method of housebuilding
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2015
     
    Posted By: AngusIs the process of carpentry a method of housebuilding


    In that it has a directing mind and informed system associated with it, certainly.