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Wed Jun 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:14 PM

Re: Gun Owner's 105 mm Howitzer

An Oklahoma home was damaged last weekend by a howitzer artillery shell fired from a gun range three miles away.

The artillery shell – which is 14.5 inches long and 3.5 inches across – crashed through an exterior wall, hit the ceiling,
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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:25 PM

Re: Junk science distorting the climate-change f

StP: If you do the same process with two jars...one with a thousand marbles one with a million... Will that work?

I should have explicitly linked the urn model to the species problem. I thought of doing that, but failed to do so. My [more]

Tue Jun 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:23 PM

Re: Junk science distorting the climate-change f

StP: Perhaps ... you could address this point from your post:

If N = a + b + c + d, does a/N = ( (a+b)/N )( (a+c)/N )?


Happy to.

The briefest possible answer to your question is NO. We cannot derive the stated [more]

Sun Jun 26

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

CERN: Better models of cloud formation

CERN has been conducting a series of experiments that were designed to shed light on the precise causal mechanisms of cloud formation in the atmosphere due to cosmic rays, aerosols, and sulfur dioxide. They now believe that their new data provide [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:23 PM

Re: Obama and personal responsibility

Wyoming almost 30 years ago....to move to Florida just before my dad died and then stayed to be a family member near the mother I ran away from so many times and hated so virulently most of my life.

She was in her mid 70s and I figured,
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Sat Jun 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:46 PM

Re: You want personal responsiblity

Jello: As a group average, Asians are at the top in math, blacks are at the bottom [based on current SAT scores].

This has been the pattern for several decades, but here in Denver we are seeing many signs of change, and perhaps the [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:44 PM

Re: Obama and personal responsibility

Fe1ix: Most people grossly underestimate the significance of sheer serendipitous luck in success. If Steve Jobs hadn't been adopted by a couple who lived in what was to become Silicon Valley and hadn't met Steve Wozniak, we wouldn't [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the An Open Letter board. 6:21 PM

Re: An Open Letter

Sweet sufferin' Jaysus (as my sponsor used to say), that was one hell of a recovery tale. I am so glad you lived to tell the story.

You marked it "An Open Letter", so I am going to assume that I can show it around to certain [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:03 PM

Re: Junk science distorting the climate-change f

Poz asked: I would be interested in knowing, in broad terms, how one would think about how to determine the delta in extinction rate through normal human expansion and that rate influenced by Climate change?

Would it be as simple as ~A is
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Fri Jun 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:19 PM

Re: Junk science distorting the climate-change f

StPatrick: Of course the OP is referring to the fact that d is unknown.

No, the OP is referring to the unknown TOTAL number of species. The variable d that I defined in my post refers to the unknown number of species that were [more]

Sun Jun 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 10:05 AM

Re: Junk science distorting the climate-change f

Dave repeats: “How is it possible for a paper in Science magazine to claim that precisely 7.9 percent (not eight percent or seven percent) of the world’s species would become extinct as a result of climate change – when the total number of [more]

Fri Jun 17

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

Re: Junk science distorting the climate-change facts

Financial Post: How is it possible for a paper in Science magazine to claim that precisely 7.9 percent (not eight percent or seven percent) of the world’s species would become extinct as a result of climate change — when the total number of [more]

Thu Jun 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:32 AM

Re: Best Hillary article ever

... the longest link ...

Karen, that link appeared to be long, but only because it included a lot of information about you. All of this information can be found in the long string of text that follows the question [more]

Wed Jun 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:55 AM

Re: It's coming togther

... Mateen's father had some anti-gay rants on the web including videos. I think Mateen suffered...

Me, too.

To tell the truth, I am suspicious as hell of that father. I have seen him now on television multiple times. He [more]

Mon Jun 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:16 PM

Re: Privacy Act 1974

I remember back in the 80s the general advice was that one did not have to provide their SS # for anything that was not related to the SS system. So today, while filling out a passport renewal form I was struck by the comment that providing the [more]

Sun Jun 12

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:35 PM

Re: Guesses on HRC VP Pick?

who are your guesses for Hillary's VP pick, or who would you like to see?

My best guess is Elizabeth Warren, but personally I would prefer to see Al Franken as Veep.

Franken is well-spoken, smart, and hard-working. He [more]

Fri Jun 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:55 PM

Re: Germany's coal addiction continues

Pete, I think you have been wrong for years about Germany. They have a plan ("Energiewende"). They modified the plan once, after Fukushima, but the end goal has never wavered. From the very beginning, they explicitly said that they would [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:22 PM

Re: Removing symbols of hate from Nat. Cathedral

In the US Civil War, both sides were utterly convinced that they had "God on our side". That sentiment has been present in the superstitious thoughts of humanity since the days of the first recorded civilization, five thousand years ago in [more]

Tue Jun 7

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:06 PM

Re: OT: Is Science Broken?

Where on this spectrum, in your opinion, does climate science lie?

Real climate science is a very new and immature discipline, an awkward jumble of various pieces of atmospheric science, physics, meteorology, oceanography, geology, [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:10 PM

Re: OT: Is Science Broken?

This opinion piece from The Lancet ... offers some sobering commentary on the state of science.

Let's be clear: the opinion piece was directed solely and specifically at biomedical research, and in particular at the all-too-pliant [more]

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