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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:46 PM

Re: UAH version 6 now out

spinning: I wonder what the p-values are when you remove the impact of ENSO.

I ran a regression of UAH6 against ENSO (using the "Nino3.4a" dataset) and also CO2 (using logarithms), Aerosols (using Sato's index of atmospheric [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:42 AM

Re: Recovering from religion

The story in the OP is one of the most amazing and heart-warming stories I have heard in quite a while. What a long hard journey she took!

Loren

Mon May 4

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LorenCobb replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:08 PM

Re: answer to OT: NYC Stuff and a rant

Interesting list.

I was astonished to see that Germantown Friends School has two Nobel Prize winners, one of whom was in fact a Quaker. They were great rivals of ours in track, cross-country, and chess (I went to nearby George School, [more]

Sat May 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:31 AM

Re: Bayes Theorem

David FB: The future of "religion" will be a small number of people who are atheists, and a large number looking for a new mythological home that "makes sense".

As usual, David, we see the world in the same [more]

Fri May 1

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:46 PM

Re: Bayes Theorem

1pg: I'm hoping Loren in particular will spot this [a paper on the use Bayes' Theorem to (dis)prove the historicity of Jesus] and comment. I've only started going through it. Superficially it seems to me that trying to calculate the probability of [more]

Wed Apr 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:27 AM

Re: 7 additional facts re: Baltimore

DB2: Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief and the majority of police are black. Different than Ferguson.

I suspect that the real problem here is the authoritarian culture that has taken hold in police forces all across [more]

Tue Apr 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:00 PM

Re: another LHC teaser

Well, that was weird! At first I thought, "Holy crap, what language is THAT?" But as she spoke it slowly became comprehensible, though I still could not place the language. By the end of video I had it: she is speaking the language I heard [more]

Mon Apr 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:59 PM

Re: The Arctic Death Spiral Meets Multi-year Ice

That figure was developed using data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), located here in Boulder, Colorado.

To fully understand what is happening with arctic ice, one really should consider the trends from a variety of [more]

Sun Apr 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:31 PM

Re: Man Who May One-Up Darwin

gijam: I still can't get my head around this all coming from a man [Jeremy England] adopting into orthodox Judaism.

It does not seem strange to me.

Have you ever wondered why so many mathematicians and physicists are Jewish? [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:54 PM

Re: Wealth, Energy, and Work

Answering some of the questions asked in this thread:

1. (jaagu) What about geothermal energy - is geothermal energy from the sun or was it establish in conjunction with the solar system development?

In astronomy this is a [more]

Sat Apr 25

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LorenCobb posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:57 PM

Wealth, Energy, and Work

Qazulight recently started a thread with the provocative claim that Energy = Wealth. He kicked off the discussion with this contribution, slightly shortened:

Since the beginning of history, and before, energy has been equal to [more]

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

Re: Expensive ice cream cone

Yep, that's sounds about right. It amounts to an 18% tax on electricity.

Many Germans would say that this amount is fully justifiable on both environmental and political grounds. It is a topic on which reasonable people can disagree, with [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:53 PM

Re: Aging and financial skill

From the NYT story: Studies show that the ability to perform simple math problems, as well as handling financial matters, are typically one of the first set of skills to decline in diseases of the mind, like Alzheimer’s...

Hmmm. Maybe [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:54 PM

Re: Carter leaves the Baptists

David FB: Once upon a time a primary tenant of the Southern Baptists was the inviolability of individual conscious by organizational dogmas.

I had to read that statement three times. If by "individual conscious" you meant [more]

Thu Apr 23

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

Re: great NOVA this week

The James Webb is being assembled by Ball Aerospace, right here in Boulder. Pieces and parts come from all over, of course, but Boulder is the nerve center. Word on the street, from engineers and physicists and other high-tech wizards, suggests that [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 3:14 PM

Re: How to build a worm

Nigel: Let's take good old Xeno, where infinity as a concept runs into physical reality and fails. Mathematically, a line has an infinite number of points, but in physical reality, we know we can move from point A to point B. The current view is [more]

Wed Apr 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:56 AM

Re: Tour of the desert west

When are you planning to be in Santa Fe? We hope to be driving down to NM to see my very elderly father soon; our dates are still uncertain.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 12:33 AM

Re: How to build a worm

Apparently there are some parasitic worms (Dicyema) that have extremely low cell counts. So low, in fact, that the various species are distinguished by how many cells they have of various types. Throughout the genus the individual species have [more]

Mon Apr 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:25 PM

Re: Strange system crash or freeze

This one is entirely new to me. Never seen anything like it.

The fact that these messages go back forever suggests to me that you (or someone, or something) had some difficulty with setting up the User account in the first place. I would try [more]

Fri Apr 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:42 PM

Re: Reanalysis

Euler's prediction of the location of Halley's Comet is an early (the first?) example of reanalysis. Astronomers had observed Halley's Comet but didn't know where it would reappear the next time around. Euler achieved fame by using previous [more]

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