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Sun Jul 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:32 PM

Re: Dark is a nice name for hate

kenora: Hate...and FEAR! Fear of what the future holds for them. Luddites who hate change and progress.

Clinical psychologists often remark that behind almost every expression of hate or anger there lies fear. But fear, for many [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:18 PM

Re: Math help please

Heh. This thread illustrates nicely the difference between asking a physicist and asking a mathematician for help! Sorry to have obtuse.

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:14 PM

Re: Math help please

Dave, I will be happy to help. Please understand, though, that your post is totally out of context. I read it twice, and I have no idea what you are trying to do or what the problem is. Let me try to communicate all the confusions that arise from the [more]

Sat Jul 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:29 PM

Re: How Singapore is tops in math

ajm101 writes: Really fascinating.

Thanks!

In my own experience, I have come to the conclusion that math is best revealed in layers. I.e., a strong core of arithmetic and basic algebra, followed by calculus, and then spend [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:41 PM

Re: Bayes rule

Q: I cannot see a political poll without seeing the shadowy Bayes in the background, or open up my Google maps app and talk to it where Bayes is all up in my face, or watch the models develop Tropical Storms where I see Bayes doing the heavy [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:11 PM

Re: How Singapore is tops in math

Aiming to move away from simple rote-learning and to focus instead on teaching children how to problem solve...

In my experience (teaching mathematics at the graduate level), this one aspect is absolutely critical for Asian students. [more]

Tue Jul 19

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

Re: "Fake Coup" in Turkey?

David: My smartest oldest Turkish friend is convinced that the coup wasn't a fake, but that it occurred as a result of the Erdogan government's running a successful operation to gull primarily Gülenist elements of the military into [more]

Sat Jul 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:09 PM

Re: Earth.nullschool.net

Wow. All I can say is WOW.

On second thought, there is quite a lot I would like to say. I am on vaction and technically banned from anything resembling work, but DW is asleep and I cannot resist chatting a little about what we are seeing [more]

Mon Jul 11

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

Re: GMO's cause tumors

CNC: Scientist Who Discovered That GMO’s Cause Tumors Wins Lawsuit

I have extreme objections to news and opinion pieces that try to make general claims about "GMOs". This is an egregious category error, one that pretends [more]

Sat Jul 9

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:28 PM

Re: Human mind ..science and law

goofnoff: Someday we will actually embrace the science of the human mind. Because we perceive ourselves we think we understand our own minds. We then project those beliefs on society. We know the sun goes across the sky everyday because we see [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:11 PM

Re: poem on losing faith

Yikes, the original post was by 1poorguy, not CNC. Sorry!!

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:01 PM

Re: poem on losing faith

CNC: Not very long. I think it is dead-on. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAoLdKbfjec

Wow, that is a wonderful rap. It's worth listening all the way through to the end, because it [more]

Fri Jul 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:03 PM

Re: HP Error notices

Here is a technology for archiving digital information on a medium that should be able to preserve that information for many thousands of years:

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Thu Jul 7

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:49 AM

Re: this was legal??

I bet they based this Virginia statute on Deuteronomy, or perhaps Exodus:

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 "If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her [more]

Wed Jul 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:35 PM

Re: Noah's Ark of Biblical Proportions

Here is a good Nova show on a pre-Biblical (Babylonian) ark story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T11kXdFz-mM

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:40 AM

Re: Looking...

Fort Collins, Colorado, is a good bet. Plenty of acreage for a double wide, reasonable cost of living, university town, hospital, within minutes of beautiful mountains.

Grants, New Mexico, might be considered. It's in Indian Country, [more]

Mon Jul 4

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:18 PM

Re: Three for Three?

goofnoff: Corbyn supported "Remain" as did Labour... The argument his enemies in Labour are using is the Corbyn wasn't forceful enough.

Indeed, you are correct.

That's what I get for hitting [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 11:21 AM

Three for Three?

Yesterday the head of the right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party resigned his position, saying he had "done my bit" to pull Britain out of the European Union.

In doing this he becomes the second member of that wretched group [more]

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]

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