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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Perhaps a slower energy release from burning gunpowder that prevented the explosive reaction.
    But, it's like saying "what if unicorns pooped cotton candy?"

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    It wouldn't be the first time somebody came up with a gun on a planet where no guns existed!

    An alien race wants to test humanity by pitting Kirk against another alien, called a Gorn, in a fight to the death. The Gorn is bigger and stronger, but Kirk wins the day by finding and mixing together saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal into black powder, loading them into a bamboo tube, and, using diamonds as ammunition, shooting and killing the Gorn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    But, it's like saying "what if unicorns pooped cotton candy?"
    Apart from the non-existence of unicorns. Try 'what if guns pooped cotton candy'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Apart from the non-existence of unicorns. Try 'what if guns pooped cotton candy'.
    But the hypothetical is that guns don't exist.

    Cotton candy guns do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    But the hypothetical is that guns don't exist.
    You think it's a hypothetical that unicorns don't exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    You think it's a hypothetical that unicorns don't exist?
    I think you're overthinking this, Roy. The post to which you responded was me questioning JimL's super nutty comment that "guns couldn't exist". That's dumber than possum poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I think you're overthinking this, Roy. The post to which you responded was me questioning JimL's super nutty comment that "guns couldn't exist". That's dumber than possum poop.
    I often do. But I'm accustomed to considering hypotheticals, and JimL's isn't all that extreme compared with e.g. 'what if gravity worked as an inverse cube' or 'what if the world was an infinitely long cylinder'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Wait, WHAT? and guns 'couldn't exist'?
    Hypothetical, CP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Hypothetical, CP.
    A totally nonsense hypothetical. But, after all, it came from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    I often do. But I'm accustomed to considering hypotheticals, and JimL's isn't all that extreme compared with e.g. 'what if gravity worked as an inverse cube' or 'what if the world was an infinitely long cylinder'.
    But hypotheticals, by definition, really need to be based at least in some hope of reality.

    hypothesis: a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

    It's silly to discuss something inconceivable as a hypothetical, like "guns couldn't exist". Unpossible!

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