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Tue May 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 12:59 PM

Re: How ID is helping kill Christianity

bt: It wouldn't surprise me if it turns out that the Discovery Institute and their highly publicized efforts against evolution were significant contributors to this result [the apparent decline of Christianity in the U.S.], particularly with [more]

Mon May 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:58 PM

Re: What if ...

What if the US merged with Mexico? For the purpose of my hypothetical, just say we suddenly have 21 more states.

Given Mexican national pride, this is a hypothetical with probability ZERO of occurring. We already have had the [more]

Sun May 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: Is math misused in economics?

Is math misused in economics?

Excellent question!

This is an issue I have struggled with, off and on, for 48 years -- ever since I took my first college-level Econ course in micro-economic [more]

Wed May 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:54 PM

Re: $94 trillion

I have to say that it is personally a great relief to me to see these discussions of ways and means for mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. We should have begun focusing on this debate many years ago, but at least it has [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:31 PM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

This is an argument that has been addressed about 15 times on this board, but I'll repeat myself in hopes that at one point it sinks in.

Oh, I understand the economic point perfectly well.

What you are advocating is the [more]

Tue May 19

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 10:53 AM

Best Hubble Collection Yet

On its "Science" pages, the New York Times has recently published a collection of photos from the Hubble Space Telescope that is, in my humble opinion, one of the best yet assembled. The NYT asked astronomers from around the world to [more]

Fri May 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:56 AM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

albaby: Measures that we've just come to regard as the 'standard' warm proposal - carbon taxes, expedited of all carbon-free energy technology (like more nukes), and investment and successful adoption of carbon capture and storage - still will end [more]

Thu May 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:48 PM

Re: What will WB buy next?

TransverseSlice: At some point in the stratification/segmentation game, the difference in pricing and size of niche becomes so small that it stops mattering (especially if you start factoring other things like operational expenses etc.). [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 12:54 PM

Two Dinosaur => Bird genes found

To be more precise, they inhibited the expression of two genes in chickens, and found that this caused the embryos to grow dinosaur-like snouts instead of beaks. Here is a summary from the CBC:

Scientists have grown dinosaur-like snouts [more]

Wed May 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:04 PM

Re: Fascinating

Okay, I finally saw the video by opening it with FireFox. I also found an article in Wikipedia that gives more information.

Their goal -- to make remembering addresses easier -- is an interesting human engineering problem. Needless to say, [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:00 PM

Re: Walter Mitty

Wait a minute. Just wait a damn minute here.

The ORIGINAL "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was *not* a movie. It was a 1939 short-short story in The New Yorker magazine, by the late great James Thurber. It happens to be one of [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:34 PM

Re: Fascinating

...no one seems to be interested...

Maybe it's because everyone tried to watch the video and, like me, saw nothing at all. I tried three times, and have bupkis. Oddly enough (for a website supposedly about words) there is no text or [more]

Tue May 12

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:05 PM

Re: Off topic... game

Alas, I am not related to Charles Darwin any more than alstro is related to George Soros.

My grandfather really did introduce Karl Jung to an audience as "Sigmund Freud". There were thousands present to hear Jung speak at the [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:48 PM

Re: Antarctic natural temp variations

DB2: Is there some place to find these various versions graphed?

Sort of.

Kevin Cowtan has an academic website (University of York), with data series and several graphics. There are two major groupings, Version 1.0 and [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:45 PM

Re: Antarctic natural temp variations

DB2: In looking at [your] various forecasts, I notice that they all overestimate the current UAH global temps. The amount of overestimation has decreased slightly with each iteration as you have brought down your forecasts. But the last one is far [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:20 PM

Re: Antarctic natural temp variations

DB2: do you remember being set again seeing a 'stair-step trend' in stratospheric temperatures? They have remained level between large volcanic eruptions, but you insisted in only looking at the overall trend.

Something must have been [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:53 PM

Re: Off topic... game

Sounds like fun! I agree that Maryanne must be lying about playing the flute for four years in her HS orchestra.

Here are mine -- three truths and a lie, as requested:

1. I can trace my ancestry back to Charles Darwin.

2. [more]

Mon May 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:37 PM

Re: Good Works

hrse: It seems there should be a tie-in to the Darwin Awards.

You are right. Let's do it!

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I hereby nominate the Word of Faith Ministries, and by [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:06 PM

Re: Rankings 11May2015

Does anyone have any idea why AB (Alliance Bernstein) disappeared completely from the YieldEarnYear screen this week? Last week it was in the #3 position, now it is not anywhere in the top 30.

I have no access to the VL database, so I cannot [more]

Sun May 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:03 PM

Re: Antarctic natural temp variations

The OP referred to a press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, in which it was said that "global warming has not been pausing - it was temporarily superimposed and therefore hidden by long-term natural climate [more]

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