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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:17 PM

Re: question for scientists

Namkato: I am not advocating a position about consciousness.

All evidence to the contrary notwithstanding? For example, the very first two sentences in your OP were:

How and where does consciousness originate? Put another [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:05 PM

Re: question for scientists

Jello, concerning "Strong AI": Seriously though, do you mean the one derived from the strong nuclear force, or were you referring to Schwartznegger's brain? Clue us in on this term.

I am sorry, I thought that this was a [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:12 PM

Re: question for scientists

Namkato: Think of the implications of our brains being the receivers, and not the generators, of consciousness.

And what happens then to all those inputs to the brain, from our senses? If I am aware of both myself and my surroundings, [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:44 PM

Re: Juno winds

What is the time period covered?

The figure itself does not say, but I think it is pretty clear that this is instantaneous (duration zero). The moving lines merely indicate the instantaneous velocity of the two-dimensional vector [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:12 PM

Re: Margin of error?

Wu: Thanks in advance for any light you can shine.

It might be a good idea to read through this short tutorial from Columbia University on Error Analysis. It was written to help students with the level of error analysis found in most [more]

Mon Jan 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:06 PM

Re: Margin of error?

In my previous post, above, there is an error in the 3rd paragraph, second sentence. I should have written: "This is the standard deviation of the sampling distribution of a statistic." Apologies.

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:59 PM

Re: Margin of error?

Calabogie: There is a major difference between the term "margin of error" and "probability or accuracy." When measuring anything with the potential for error in the results, pollsters and statisticians will state that the [more]

Sat Jan 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:56 PM

Re: Starting a business, reaching scary part...

Now that is seems that this step has been taken, next step, the next step is the $15,000 license fee. I have to hand over, give away, pass along...fifteen thousand dollars for the next step of a start up company....AH! I remember a time that I [more]

Fri Jan 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:09 PM

Re: You think you had a good day

1pg: I'm surprised the squirrel is OK. In frigid weather the only way to get dry is to evaporate the water with body heat. That's a recipe for hypothermia. And squirrels aren't polar bears (who don't seem to care about being wet in cold [more]

Thu Jan 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:30 PM

Re: You think you had a good day

So tell me what you did that is any cooler.

I got up just after dawn, put on a bathrobe and went outside. The temperature was 15°, the sky was deep blue and cloudless. I shoveled the snow off the jacuzzi, shed my bathrobe, and [more]

Sun Jan 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:38 PM

Re: OT - Posting Problems

I notified The Fool about the problem. I presume they will delete the three extraneous copies.

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Thu Jan 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:57 PM

Re: GOP's Newest War Front: Math

As outrageous as this political act may be, it is not in any way an attack on mathematics. The people, institutions, and discipline of math is in no way harmed or altered. Let's call it what it really is: a Republican attack on the Congressional [more]

Wed Jan 7

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LorenCobb posted to the Climate Change board. 1:30 AM

CO2 and Temps in Continental USA

Anyone curious? Here is a graph showing annual atmospheric carbon dioxide (from Mauna Loa and Law Dome) over time, along with the mean annual temperatures at the surface of the USA (contiguous 48 states), as reported by NCDC/NOAA.

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Wed Dec 31

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:55 AM

Re: OT: Statins

The third point applies to me, just. LDL is 192. I run 20+ miles a week (treadmill). BMI at 24. Eat a low carb, low saturated fat diet. I could always do better, but I think I have to face it, drugs are the only way I'm going to get the numbers in [more]

Tue Dec 30

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:23 PM

Re: Why didn't Greenland...

DB2: ... between June 2013 and June 2014 (marking the start of melt season) there was a negligible ice mass loss of only 6 gigatonnes. They don't discuss why. Does anybody know what causes these variations?

I can push it back one [more]

Mon Dec 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:24 PM

Re: Help Consolidating My Apple Stuff

Liz! Welcome back. It has been a while. How are you and yours?

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:44 PM

Re: Poll: Models & variability

www.ams.org/journals/bull/2015-52-01/S0273-0979-2014-01471-5...


DrBob2: What is the likelihood that climate models [more]

Sat Dec 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:29 PM

Re: The Arctic Death Spiral Trend Line


Time Period Correlation
1660-2014 (355 yrs) 0.540

Ajax: You are cherry picking the periods to show a correlation where there is none.

I used the ENTIRE dataset, 1660-2014, to compute [more]

Thu Dec 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:20 PM

Re: The Arctic Death Spiral Trend Line

You do not even have a correlation between CO2 and Temperature the last 355 years.

What on Earth could have given you that impression? Of course I have this correlation. I have all the data in a spreadsheet, remember?

The [more]

Wed Dec 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:10 PM

Re: The Arctic Death Spiral Trend Line

The Central England Temperature dataset goes back to 1659 and shows a steady warming for the last 355 years because our planet is coming out of the Little Ice Age.

Okay, here is a graph of the entire Central England Temperature [more]

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