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Mon May 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:31 PM

Re: 'A pretend scientist in a bow tie' .

Now you are quoting Coleman?

Here Dave, I think you need one of these (only $9.99 + shipping):
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Thu Apr 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:07 AM

Re: CIA Admits Covering Up JFK Assassination

Suspicions that the CIA covered up JFK‘s murder have finally been confirmed, according to an explosive Politico report out this week. Fifty-two years after the President’s death, declassified documents show that the CIA were in communication with [more]

Tue Apr 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:20 AM

Re: Extremes vs. Means

ItsGoingUp wanted to know why I think new mathematics is required for a theory of consciousness. I gave a half-assed reply (above), but what is really needed for a good answer is a concrete example of the kinds of mathematics that are under [more]

Mon Apr 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:57 PM

Re: Extremes vs. Means

You really think understanding consciousness requires new mathematics? If so, what branch of existing mathematics would it be most closely related to?

Automata theory. Possibly a development out of non-deterministic Rabin- or [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:05 AM

Re: Extremes vs. Means

Qazulight: Somewhere in the explaining and the videos of the complex plain twisting this way and that, it occurred to me that I wasted a lot of money on drugs. I mean why use drugs to get into an alternate reality when there is [more]

Sun Apr 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:05 PM

Re: Extremes vs. Means

I am confused... Could you please explain?

The Original Post in this thread concerned a random variable whose mean did not change, but which nonetheless had a doubling of extreme events in response to a decrease in a second random [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:05 PM

Re: Extremes vs. Means

Totolapse1 asks about the following quote (specifically the bold part):

To investigate future projected changes in drought, soil moisture data is analyzed for three future IPCC AR4 climate scenarios (B1, A1B, A2) from eight GCMs. A [more]

Sat Apr 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:32 PM

Re: muller classifies climate thinkers

Warmists These people stick to the science. They are convinced the danger is serious and imminent.

This is an oddly defined category. Very odd.

If people "stick to the science", then they know that [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:36 PM

Re: Climate Models and Hindcasting.

StP asks: The site states that hindcasting proves accuracy to the models. But it also states that cloud effects cannot be modeled correctly. Don't those two things negate each other?

A reasonable question.

Did you mean to [more]

Thu Apr 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:37 PM

Re: Repugs promise a smooth transition

goofnoff: Twelve hours in front of a goan of ghouls...

A goan of ghouls?

Is "goan" a collective noun for a group of ghouls? Never heard that one before. I like it a lot.

Google suggests that "a goan of [more]

Tue Apr 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:57 PM

Re: RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and

It is impossible to respond to a paper that hasn't been released. I do hope this 'science by press release' would die a natural death.

Just send her an email requesting a copy of the paper, or the slides for her presentation, if there [more]

Tue Apr 12

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:42 PM

Re: Curious About Psychedelics

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier.

My personal experiences with a range of psychodelics certainly confirm this idea.

Before my first LSD experience, at age 20, I was a fairly typical math major who lived [more]

Mon Apr 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:01 PM

Re: Best line of the week:

I heard another good one from a Colorado Republican this week, concerning Trump's approach to national policy development:

"I'm told that TheDonald thinks it ain't rocket surgery."

Sounds about right to me, on several [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:42 PM

Re: the wisdom of Bloom County

Now THAT was good cartooning. Very good.

Come to think of it, how can it be that The Boulder Daily Camera is not running this strip? It's clearly the best thing out there in the world daily comic strips.

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Thu Apr 7

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

Lawrence of Judea

Many will remember the name "Lawrence of Arabia", if only because it was an award-winning film based on the remarkable (and short) life of T.E. Lawrence, a British army intelligence officer who "went native" and led the Arabian [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:07 PM

Re: Java Runtime?

Personally, I think the risks of using Java are hugely exaggerated. Yes, it was known for some bad security lapses in the past (>5 years ago), but a lot has changed. I leave Java on all the time, and have never suffered. Of course, I almost never [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:20 PM

Re: Muslim Atheists

Across the Middle East, governments are cracking down on non-belief. But Arab atheists are becoming more visible...

And just yesterday yet another atheist blogger (the fourth so far, by my count) was brutally murdered in [more]

Wed Apr 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:46 PM

Re: Is Anyone Left Out There...

Is anyone left out there, besides me, who does NOT have a smart phone?

DW and I have never had a smartphone. We attempt to atone for this culture crime by owning an iMac, two MacBookPros, two iPads, and an iPod Touch. I'm thinking of [more]

Tue Apr 5

Mon Mar 28

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

Re: status: REVOKED!

1poorguy: But they got me with this one. My bad.

May I suggest that you FA the original post? Otherwise it will make it onto the Best list, in a matter of minutes, and hundreds (at least) will see only the headline and not the [more]

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