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Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:04:00 - [1]
 

Current Reward: 100 Million Isk (Will Change if anybody adds to it)


Challenge 1: Write a Paper is the first in a series of challenges to the eve community that I will be issuing. Those who perform well in these challenges will earn in-game Items and Isk depending on performance in said challenge.

Topic: The Topic of the paper is why Autistic Savants are the next stage in human evolution. You need to make a compelling argument backing up why Autistic Savants are the Homo-Novis/‹bermensch.
(It dose not matter if you actually believe this. Any collegian individual with an average IQ can write a convincing paper about almost anything.)


The Rules:
If you fail to follow any of these rules you are instantly disqualified!

1. The paper must be APA formatted with proper citations and a reference page.
2. The paper must be at least 5 pages in length, 12 point font and no double spacing.
3. Plagiarizing in any way shape or form will disqualify you!
4. Any Images, Charts, Graphs, etc do NOT count towards you minimum 5 page length requirement.


Advice: Do not be afraid to use complex medical and psychological terms. This is a upper level paper so at no point do you have to break things down as if writing a paper that a layperson was going to read.


Winners: There can be only 1 Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize Winner will take the reward listed above. Any other winners will be given isk according to their performance but that reward shall not exceed the Grand Prize in isk value.



stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:10:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
Any collegian individual with an average IQ can write a convincing paper about almost anything.


Thus implying that you don't have an average IQ. Write your own damn papers or drop out and let someone more worthy attend college in your place.


Lithalnas
Amarr
Privateers
Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:20:00 - [3]
 

Go do your own homework. If you picked such a poor topic for your term paper thats your problem. Speaking of which, summer semester is almost ever isnt it? Laughing

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:26:00 - [4]
 

I am not sure if you guys are trolling? This is not homework.

It is a chance for the eve community to prove their worth to me.
This contest has been open internally to genos members for a week now. Now it is open to the eve public.

If you are so afraid I will steal your work then just submit it to turnitin. That is not what this is about.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:37:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
It is a chance for the eve community to prove their worth to me.



Go **** youself?

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:49:00 - [6]
 

Would you accept an essay on why "Stages of Evolution" completely miss the point of Evolution and are at best psuedoscientific?

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 16:59:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Would you accept an essay on why "Stages of Evolution" completely miss the point of Evolution and are at best psuedoscientific?



I would not mind reading something like that but I can't give you any reward money for it.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.08.05 17:37:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
It is a chance for the eve community to prove their worth to me.



Originally by: Blane Xero
Go **** youself?

Mag's
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.08.05 17:45:00 - [9]
 

Challenge 2: DIAF

Winners: All of us.


Disclaimer: All comments are directed purely at game play. Rolling Eyes

Zagam
Posted - 2011.08.05 18:51:00 - [10]
 

I'm sorry, I seem to have already completed my technical writing class. I'm not going to waste my time doing YOUR homework.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:27:00 - [11]
 

Seems like a pretty fail "next step" in human evolution.


Slade

Mar Lee
An Army of None
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:35:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Mar Lee on 05/08/2011 19:52:32
Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Xenuria
It is a chance for the eve community to prove their worth to me.



Go **** youself?


THIS.

Edit: a quick Google search suggests that the going rate for writing a college paper is $7 a page. You want 5 pages, so $35, which works out to roughly 600 million ISK.

I don't like you, but I'll play along, for a slightly higher fee. One billion ISK, in advance, and I'll give you five pages in APA format(*).

(*) work not guaranteed to be on topic or original.

Edit: The ‹bermensch, as a moral/philosophical concept, has nothing to do with biological evolution or autism. I won't ask you to read Nietzsche, but for God's sake, at least read the goddamn Wikipedia article.

AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:37:00 - [13]
 

IF you are going to do something like this, at least offer some decent ISK for it and ask Chribba to hold the ISK for you.

This is an interesting topic, don't get me wrong - but make the pay interesting as well, like 100 bill.

AK

Cpt Placeholder
Posted - 2011.08.05 20:14:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
It is a chance for the eve community to prove their worth to me.

Hm, but why should anybody value your opinion? Not to mention the whole "eve community"... whoever that may include.

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 21:06:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Xenuria on 05/08/2011 21:16:25
Seems like alot of lesser beings have replied to this thread.

Also why do people still think this is homework? I already said if you are afraid that I will try and steal your paper just submit it to turnitin. That way your name if forever tied to that paper and there is no way anybody else can use it to an assignment of any kind.


Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.08.05 21:28:00 - [16]
 

A solid 5 page paper for 100million? Yeah no? I don't even do those for A's while going to the school I pay a **** ton of money for.

Furthermore any good assignment of that magnitude for such little pittance would allow a person to pick their topic....Also they would be allowed to argue either for it.
I also doubt you could tell that it was plagiarized unless you had programs which could detect as much against a database or algorithms against structure.

Also silly topic because neurological/psychological disorders aren't evolution. Given the randomness of it all. Evolution implies inherited traits to best fit the environment from ones parents/clone in the cases of microorganisms.

All the same I've give you props for attempting to have someone do your work for you for so little reward. Papers at my school usually go for $50-$200.

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2011.08.05 21:30:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
Also why do people still think this is homework?


You posted this on the EVE Online forums and you expect people not to be highly cynical here? That, and it's much less work just to write a derogatory comment.

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 21:37:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Kazuo Ishiguro
Originally by: Xenuria
Also why do people still think this is homework?


You posted this on the EVE Online forums and you expect people not to be highly cynical here? That, and it's much less work just to write a derogatory comment.


Yeah.. But what nobody seems to understand is every collage worth going to checks student papers against plagiarize databases like turnitin.

I pointed out that if somebody here were to make a paper in submit it to turnitin before giving it to me then I would have no possible way of useing it for an assignment.


So by openly offering to let them submit it to the turnitin site I am effectively proving that this is not some assignment i am trying to get somebody to do for me.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.08.05 21:45:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
Seems like alot of lesser beings have replied to this thread.

I'm sorry that us, lesser beings, find you unworthy of our help.





no wait, I'm not.

Alpheias
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 22:41:00 - [20]
 

:popcorn:

Dray
Caldari
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:07:00 - [21]
 

F**k off, pointless post is pointless.


Mar Lee
An Army of None
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:08:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Blacksquirrel
Also silly topic because neurological/psychological disorders aren't evolution. Given the randomness of it all. Evolution implies inherited traits to best fit the environment from ones parents/clone in the cases of microorganisms.


It's exactly because evolution is random that neurological and psychological 'disorders' are part of evolution. Evolution doesn't 'know' the difference between a 'normal' neurological trait and a disorder; the only fact that matters is whether the trait increases the odds of passing on genetic material.

There's also the possibility that various neurological 'disorders' are linked to other positive traits that outweigh them in terms of natural selection. Sickle-cell anemia is a good example. Carrying one copy of a certain mutated allele makes you resistant to malaria. Getting the mutated allele from both parents makes you very sick for your entire (short) life. But the sickle-cell trait continues to be selected for by evolution in Africa, because, on a population level, the resistance to malaria benefits the species more than the occasional sick person harms it.

Of course, this is all theoretical, because there's no evidence (take note, OP) that autism is genetic or that autistic savancy is inheritable.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:15:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 05/08/2011 23:23:14

Good luck getting anybody to write an original 5+ page paper about ANYTHING (let alone something they care nothing about or even disagree with) for the equivalent of less than 5$.
Add at least a zero and you just might start getting a minimal interest.
Ramp that up to at least 4 bil ISK before you start actually getting people bothering. And have that ISK in escrow on a reputable 3rd party, up-front.

P.S. Also, offering ISK for out-of game services NOT directly related to EVE-Online is forbidden by the EULA//TOS.

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:23:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Xenuria on 05/08/2011 23:28:31
Originally by: Mar Lee
Originally by: Blacksquirrel
Also silly topic because neurological/psychological disorders aren't evolution. Given the randomness of it all. Evolution implies inherited traits to best fit the environment from ones parents/clone in the cases of microorganisms.


It's exactly because evolution is random that neurological and psychological 'disorders' are part of evolution. Evolution doesn't 'know' the difference between a 'normal' neurological trait and a disorder; the only fact that matters is whether the trait increases the odds of passing on genetic material.

There's also the possibility that various neurological 'disorders' are linked to other positive traits that outweigh them in terms of natural selection. Sickle-cell anemia is a good example. Carrying one copy of a certain mutated allele makes you resistant to malaria. Getting the mutated allele from both parents makes you very sick for your entire (short) life. But the sickle-cell trait continues to be selected for by evolution in Africa, because, on a population level, the resistance to malaria benefits the species more than the occasional sick person harms it.

Of course, this is all theoretical, because there's no evidence (take note, OP) that autism is genetic or that autistic savancy is inheritable.


While you have made the most intelligent post so far itt I would ask you to look closer at the genetic connections to autism. There is no evidence only theory and yes I know I know.. correlation dose not imply causation.

However that is part of the challenge...


Originally by: Akita T

P.S. Also, offering ISK for out-of game services NOT directly related to EVE-Online is forbidden by the EULA//TOS.


It is Eve Online Related...

I am sure you know that Eve online is a game were the majority of the player base is on the autism spectrum. Not to mention the Officer spawns who are said to be autistic. I mean come on now.. Your smarter then this Akita...

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:31:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
Originally by: Akita T
P.S. Also, offering ISK for out-of game services NOT directly related to EVE-Online is forbidden by the EULA//TOS.

It is Eve Online Related...
I am sure you know that Eve online is a game were the majority of the player base is on the autism spectrum. Not to mention the Officer spawns who are said to be autistic. I mean come on now.. Your smarter then this Akita...

Good luck "selling" that to the mods/GMs.

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:51:00 - [26]
 

Akita T...

Your just a trouble maker, You are attempting to make the case that eve online is not the haven of autism and mania that it's community has come to know and love.

The paper is eve related because it is about autism..

Autism is a prominent theme in the chronicles, the books and even the descriptions of some officer spawns.


Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2011.08.06 00:10:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
Akita T...

Your just a trouble maker, You are attempting to make the case that eve online is not the haven of autism and mania that it's community has come to know and love.

The paper is eve related because it is about autism..

Autism is a prominent theme in the chronicles, the books and even the descriptions of some officer spawns.


I'll say it again, seeing as you're being thick and not getting it.

Go **** yourself.

Mag's
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.08.06 00:23:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Xenuria
Akita T...

Your just a trouble maker, You are attempting to make the case that eve online is not the haven of autism and mania that it's community has come to know and love.

The paper is eve related because it is about autism..

Autism is a prominent theme in the chronicles, the books and even the descriptions of some officer spawns.


I'll say it again, seeing as you're being thick and not getting it.

Go **** yourself.
This.

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.06 00:29:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Mag's
Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Xenuria
Akita T...

Your just a trouble maker, You are attempting to make the case that eve online is not the haven of autism and mania that it's community has come to know and love.

The paper is eve related because it is about autism..

Autism is a prominent theme in the chronicles, the books and even the descriptions of some officer spawns.


I'll say it again, seeing as you're being thick and not getting it.

Go **** yourself.
This.



You seem... Upset.jpg

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.06 03:46:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Xenuria
The paper is eve related because it is about autism. Autism is a prominent theme in the chronicles, the books and even the descriptions of some officer spawns.

Good one Very Happy


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