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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 3:38 AM

Step by step into dictatorship

For at least the past 70 years various groups in the USA have become extremely concerned that the Federal Government might be taking steps towards instituting a dictatorship. During the first decades of the Cold War it was the turn of Democrats to [more]

Wed Sep 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Shakespeare board. 1:53 AM

Re: OSF sold out!

Okay, we are off for our annual dose of Shakespeare and kindred playwrights. We fly commercial to Seattle, overnight with friends, and then fly in their private jet to Ashland. (It pays to have certain kinds of friends!)

I will ask around in [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:27 AM

Re: Question for Loren (0r others)

Sorry, I have been very busy. And tomorrow DW and I are heading out to Ashland, Oregon, for five straight days of world-class theatre at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Life is full. Fortunately, I was able to leave my teaching in the capable hands [more]

Mon Sep 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:44 PM

Re: EPA using New Math

DD: I decided to leave them to natter on to each other because as someone once said about wrestling with a pig: I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

So, if you decided to leave [more]

Fri Sep 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:52 AM

Re: What if Global Warming really happens?

DB2: Loren, you live more that a mile above sea level. You'll be dead for millions of years before plate tectonics somehow puts Colorado near sea level.

Oh, I agree with that. However, my family has lived by the sea for about 12 [more]

Thu Sep 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:31 PM

Re: What if Global Warming really happens?

Have you considered what you'd do if all those predictions came to pass?

Only the predictions that are made by scientists, in the scientific peer-reviewed literature. I pay no attention to environmental zealots -- and neither [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Climate Change board. 4:07 PM

Natural fluctuations

In the press, in the blogs, and in these discussion boards, I frequently encounter a line of thought that goes like this:

The Earth has been naturally warming and cooling for millions of years. These are completely natural fluctuations. [more]

Sun Sep 11

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LorenCobb posted to the Climate Change board. 6:53 PM

Navy Underwater Drones in Arctic

Navy Arctic Drones: Ice Melting Too Fast as Competition With Russia Intensifies

by Kris Osborn
7 Sept 2016

The pace of melting ice is leading the Navy to prepare sooner for more Arctic activity and confront growing [more]

Tue Sep 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:23 PM

Re: I lied. another bad athiest money update

Keep the updates coming, please! I have a hunch that this story "has legs", as they say in the newspaper business. The confrontation could last for years.

Loren

Mon Sep 5

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:18 AM

SETI false alarm? (a big one)

A large radio telescope named RATAN-600, operating in Zelenchukskaya, Russia (Caucasus region, between the Black Sea and Caspian), detected an anomalous and very strong signal from the direction of a star that is only 95 light-years from Earth. The [more]

Fri Sep 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:45 PM

Re: Oldest fossils found

How would that work? The cool earth period was followed by the Late Heavy Bombardment, generally seen as a series of events that melted the crust of the Earth.

As I recall, the hypothesis is that collisions with Earth during the Late [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 1:51 PM

Re: Oldest fossils found

Life didn't need billions of years to evolve.

That's one way of explaining the data.

The other major alternative springs from the possibility that this evidence of life is actually too close to the Hadean Eon [more]

Wed Aug 31

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LorenCobb replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 12:04 AM

Re: Weird video: Nazi descendants sing Hatikvah

Last year I started learning to read and speak modern Hebrew, but I am still laboring very slowly with comprehension. In this video the Hebrew words and text flew by too quickly, and I understood very little.

On the other hand, I was once an [more]

Sun Aug 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:26 PM

Re: Are Scientists Preparing for a FlipFlop ...

DesertDave, we had a useful conversation on TEOTWAWKI on this board, back in 2009.

Link: boards.fool.com/teotwawki-27808394.aspx?sort=whole#27808394

I [more]

Fri Aug 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:21 PM

Re: Are Scientists Preparing for a FlipFlop ...

What kind of flip-flop are you imagining?

I read the news item and saw nothing special, just ordinary everyday science. It reports that improvements in the resolution of ocean temperature data have clarified the causes of hemispheric changes [more]

Thu Aug 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:14 PM

Re: Oh Oh Oklahoma

Just to play devil's advocate for moment...

Almost every presidential election campaign that I can remember has had a race somewhere in the country in which the press revealed that one of the candidates accepted money from the KKK, or [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:46 PM

Re: Ukraine

Bruce Gagnon at Odessa Trades Hall

In my opinion, the entire video is Russian propaganda. The hallmarks of Russian (and formerly Soviet) intelligence are all over this video.

They key for me, and the point where I stopped [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:25 PM

Re: When the Taliban destroys those statues

GoofyHoofy: Well that [the Protestant Reformation] was certainly part of it, but there was little explanation of anything except this one panel which showed a couple of interiors of then contemporary churches (all white) and a small plaque (maybe [more]

Tue Aug 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:51 PM

Re: Germany might ban the Burka

CNC: Can you share a link [about the origins of the Burka]?

I didn't get my information from the web. I have spent the entire summer waist-deep in actual physical books, made out of paper, and reading until my eyes felt about to [more]

Sun Aug 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:02 PM

Re: Teaching math

What a wonderful little thread!

Here is a comment on the NPR story mention in the OP.

The NPR story that seems to have launched all this discussion ( [more]

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