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Wed Feb 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 12:49 AM

Re: Proof of Intelligent Design

In the sense that it enhances the likelihood of survival, so increasing the number of organisms dissipating energy... yeah... maybe. I wouldn't call that a cause though.

I don't think England's theory is based on survival. It is far [more]

Sun Feb 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:29 PM

Re: Giuliani: Real Americans are White

According to TMBFAverageJoe, in 2008 Barack Obama (then a senator) said this on the 7 Sept 2008 edition of Meet the Press:

"There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression, and I [more]

Thu Feb 19

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 6:18 PM

Europeana

For the past five years, Europe has been compiling a digital online encyclopedic catalog of the entirety of European cultural artifacts -- from the cave paintings of Lascaux and Altamira (about 17,000 years old) right down to the present. It is [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:53 PM

Re: Huge Increase In Arctic Multi-year Ice

The article in Geophysical Research Letters that was quoted by DrBob contains a jargon-filled paragraph that, I think, merits some comment. The general scheme described by this key paragraph is commonly found in climate science, because it deals with [more]

Tue Feb 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:34 PM

Re: The Data Bubble

whafa: He thinks the biggest bubble around right now is in the valuation of data. Facebook and Google are the two easiest examples to make, but there are countless other ones, companies whose product is free and whose entire model is based on the [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:55 PM

Re: The problem with MSNBC

goofnoff: The problem with MSNBC is white folks have totally given up on progressivism.

This is news to me.

Of course, I live within the Boulder bubble, which is largely protected from the rest of the world by a transparent [more]

Sun Feb 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:47 PM

Re: Humility

jck: What are you talking about, read the original post, Loren just made up additional conditions that weren't in the original post. Read real climate or tamino or skeptical science for many examples of preaching, etc.

Allow me to [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:39 PM

Re: Proof of Intelligent Design

btresist: I have long been interested in the anti-science trend seen in a subpopulation of Americans and find a lot of similarities between hard-core Creationists and Climate Deniers...

Doubtless there are similarities, but I think [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:56 PM

Re: Deep decarbonization report

So the report concludes that the USA can achieve 80% decarbonization by 2050 at a total cost of somewhere between $200 billion and $650 billion, using a combination of techniques -- some of which are already in motion.

On an annual basis, [more]

Sat Feb 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:02 PM

Re: Freakonomics Answer is "Barking Mad&quo

It's surprising that the lead author of the IPCC assessments does not endorse a process that does not require billions of dollars to solve this issue.

Hmmm. For comparison:

Cost of just one Arleigh-Burke-class [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:16 PM

Re: Humility

jck: I can find plenty of literature or quotes from by climate scientists on climate science that fits the definition of the above.

Okay, produce one. An article in the scientific literature, written by a [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:59 PM

Re: Islam & free speech

A gunman killed at least one person and wounded three police officers after opening fire Saturday on a cultural centre in Copenhagen as it was hosting a debate on Islam and free speech.

I doubt that the gunman was trying to make a [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:50 PM

Re: Humility

MrCheerio: [I] don't see any of the humility in so-called climate sciences that you see in all other sciences, physics and cosmology for example. All you do is see a lot of preaching to the ignorant by the so-called climate scientists and how 97% [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:02 PM

Re: Proof of Intelligent Design

Possibly the "Creation vs Evolution" board. It's a slow-moving board with only a few active participants, but we have fun.

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Fri Feb 13

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LorenCobb posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:39 PM

ValueLine question

A couple of days ago, over on the Deranged Monkey Criticism board, there was a discussion of Blackstone Group (BX), a large asset management company that appears on more than a few MI screens.

Thread: [more]

Thu Feb 12

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:39 AM

Re: Any tips for failure to restart after Yosemite?

Just yesterday I experienced a consistent "failure to restart" of my MacBookPro with Yosemite. After several hours of messing around, I finally traced the problem to an external USB hard drive that had suddenly gone bad (I think its logic [more]

Sun Feb 8

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

Re: Vaccination Maintenance

Was the polio vax the one where it formed a scab and itched like hell? I also remember a sugar cube with a red drop in it.

The vaccination that caused a scab and itched was smallpox. The sugar cube was (one form of) the polio vaccine. [more]

Fri Feb 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:35 PM

Re: where are you from?

1pg: I don't see "R" on there, but maybe I'm still half-asleep.

You are looking at a map of the mitochondrial haplogroups, whereas I was referring to a Y-chromosome haplogroup. Two different things.

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Thu Feb 5

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:57 PM

Re: where are you from?

AngelMay: U5 is quite restricted in its variation to Scandinavia, and particularly to Finland. This is likely the result of the significant geographical, linguistic, and cultural isolation of the Finnish populations, which would have restricted [more]

Wed Feb 4

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:39 PM

Re: Iceland Rising Due To Glacier Melt

Wu: It is impossible for the weight of glaciers melted since the 1970s to have had a statistically significant impact.

You sound very certain of this, as though you had actually read the article.

Allow me to quote directly [more]

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