Skeptic Friends Network

Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?
Home | Forums | Active Topics | Active Polls | Register | FAQ | Contact Us  
  Connect: Chat | SFN Messenger | Buddy List | Members
Personalize: Profile | My Page | Forum Bookmarks  
 All Forums
 Community Forums
 General Discussion
 Who would win? Grizzly or gorilla?
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Previous Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

R.Wreck
SFN Regular

USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2005 :  10:02:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kil:

Okay then, how about pitting the bear and the gorilla in a battle of wits? A game of chess, maybe? I say the bear is just befuddled by all those chess pieces and probably gets angry and smashes the board. The gorilla at least picks up a couple of pieces, sniffs and tastes them before loosing interest. A clear win for the gorilla…


I think your tipping the playing field too heavily towards the gorilla (a little ape-centric, don't you think?). For a truly fair match, I suggest Chessboxing.

quote:
The basic idea in chessboxing is to combine the no.1 thinking sport and the no.1 fighting sport into a hybrid that demands the most of its competitors – both mentally and physically.

In a chessboxing fight two opponents play alternating rounds of chess and boxing. The contest starts with a round of chess, followed by a boxing round, followed by another round of chess and so on. In every round of chess the FIDE rules for a ´Blitz game´ apply, in every boxing round the AIBA rules apply with the following extensions and modifications: In a contest there shall be 11 rounds, 6 rounds of chess, 5 rounds of boxing. A round of chess takes 4 minutes. Each competitor has 12 minutes on the chess timer. As soon as the time runs out the game is over.

A round of boxing takes 2 minutes. Between rounds there is a 1 minute pause, during which competitors change their gear. The contest is decided by: checkmate (chess round), exceeding the time limit (chess round), retirement of an opponent (chess or boxing round), KO (boxing round), or referee decision (boxing round). If the chess game ends in a stalement, the opponent with the higher score in boxing wins. If there is an equal score, the opponent with the black pieces wins.



Now there's a match I'd pay to see!

The foundation of morality is to . . . give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibliities of knowledge.
T. H. Huxley

The Cattle Prod of Enlightened Compassion
Go to Top of Page

astropin
SFN Regular

USA
970 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2005 :  12:11:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message
Ok, this needs to be moved to humor because - ILMAO

Siberia, did you say the lion beat the tiger? In the real world I don't think that would be the case; could be wrong though.

Chimpanzee Vs. man off the street with broom stick? Could be a close one. I say the average fight ends when the chimp gets ahold of the stick and beats the guy to death.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
Edited by - astropin on 12/22/2005 12:11:52
Go to Top of Page

Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2005 :  13:02:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by astropin

Siberia, did you say the lion beat the tiger? In the real world I don't think that would be the case; could be wrong though.


Yep, the lion won. They measure the strength, compare weight and stuff of the animals, prior to feeding the info to a computer model that does the fight. The lion wins because as it is natural, both predators strive for the jugular - the lion, however, has the mane that protects its neck, therefore making it harder for the tiger to reach the jugular. It's a pretty close match, though.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
Go to Top of Page

ronnywhite
SFN Regular

501 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2005 :  23:14:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ronnywhite a Private Message
Those bears are scary... I was told once that if a bear's chasing you, whatever you do- don't climb a tree (fat as they are, they climb trees better than we do... and it's an odd sight to see!) As an aside, I saw that recent movie about that guy who lived in Alaska alongside the bears during the warm months (attained semi-celebrity from this, was on numerous TV shows, gave speeches, etc.) until finally, he ran into the "wrong bear" and it had him for lunch (along with his girlfriend.) Throughout the movie, I kept thinking to myself that the guy had to be nuts, even though he undeniably "had a way" with animals.

Ron White
Go to Top of Page

Subjectmatter
Skeptic Friend

173 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2005 :  03:23:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Subjectmatter a Private Message
Not entirely relevant. But I've been aching for a chance to post this somewhere...

[URL=http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/12/09/]

[/URL]

Sibling Atom Bomb of Couteous Debate
Edited by - Subjectmatter on 12/24/2005 10:37:17
Go to Top of Page

astropin
SFN Regular

USA
970 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2005 :  14:02:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ronnywhite

Those bears are scary... I was told once that if a bear's chasing you, whatever you do- don't climb a tree (fat as they are, they climb trees better than we do... and it's an odd sight to see!) As an aside, I saw that recent movie about that guy who lived in Alaska alongside the bears during the warm months (attained semi-celebrity from this, was on numerous TV shows, gave speeches, etc.) until finally, he ran into the "wrong bear" and it had him for lunch (along with his girlfriend.) Throughout the movie, I kept thinking to myself that the guy had to be nuts, even though he undeniably "had a way" with animals.



They can also outrun an Olympic sprinter, and they are not afraid of you. Basically if a Grizzly or Polar Bear wants you, and you are unarmed and without vehicle, your screwed. Oh, and the whole "play dead" myth will only get you eaten faster. I would rather face a Great White.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
Go to Top of Page

woolytoad
Skeptic Friend

313 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2005 :  15:33:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send woolytoad a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by astropin

I would rather face a Great White.



If you mean face it on land, I'm with you!
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26007 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2005 :  23:16:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
I was reminded, for some reason, of this:
In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear encounters, the Montana Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, backpackers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears.

We advise outdoorsmen to wear noisy little bells on their clothing so that the bears are not startled unexpectedly by a human's presence. We also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear poop and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear poop smells like pepper and has little bells in it.


- Montana Grizzly Bear Notice

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9675 Posts

Posted - 12/24/2005 :  05:47:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ronnywhite

Those bears are scary... I was told once that if a bear's chasing you, whatever you do- don't climb a tree (fat as they are, they climb trees better than we do... and it's an odd sight to see!)



I think there was a bear story in a MacGyver episode:

(Paraphrased) A man found himself being chased by a bear, and climbs a tree to escape. How does he recognise a Black Bear from a Grizzly?
- The black bear climbs after, and the grizzly topples the tree.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Go to Top of Page

ronnywhite
SFN Regular

501 Posts

Posted - 12/24/2005 :  06:28:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ronnywhite a Private Message
Had an aquaintance, a geologist who'd spend field time in some areas with them... said they made him qualify with a 44 magnum pistol because if one came across him and it attacked, shooting it between the eyes would be his only chance. Also someone mentioned earlier genetically engineering a gorilla with giant muscle mass etc. to fight bear. There was something like that in the NFL, but it was far meaner... Raiders linebacker named Romanowski. Was much hated and in trouble a lot because it liked to hurt people (once for reaching under a pile and breaking someone's finger.) Finally got in big trouble for pulling helmet off teammate during brawl and smashing his face in, giving him brain damage. Maybe fortunate that it couldn't use teeth during games because wasn't allowed to remove helmet.

Ron White
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Jump To:

The mission of the Skeptic Friends Network is to promote skepticism, critical thinking, science and logic as the best methods for evaluating all claims of fact, and we invite active participation by our members to create a skeptical community with a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.


Home | Skeptic Forums | Skeptic Summary | The Kil Report | Creation/Evolution | Rationally Speaking | Skeptillaneous | About Skepticism | Fan Mail | Claims List | Calendar & Events | Skeptic Links | Book Reviews | Gift Shop | SFN on Facebook | Staff | Contact Us

Skeptic Friends Network
© 2008 Skeptic Friends Network Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.25 seconds.
Powered by @tomic Studio
Snitz Forums 2000