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This is something I have wanted to focus on for a long time so here goes ...

"That is because the rest of us think what we do based on evidence."


It's true.  We do.  You don't.  You think you do, but you don't even know what evidence is.  You think that a persuasive hypothesis is evidence that that hypothesis is correct.  You don't test your hypotheses against data.  In other words, you don't look for the evidence that supports a hypothesis.

You basically go around with your eyes shut to anything you don't want to see. 

So let's dig into this a bit shall we?  I think that I base my views on "evidence" ... you think I don't but you think YOU do ... and so on ... so let's find out ...
Ok men ... confession time ...  is there any  man here that has not looked at a Playboy magazine? Or equivalent?
If they are not, then please explain to me at what point they BECOME babies ... when they exit the birth canal? When the cord is cut?  How about preemies? Are THEY fetuses? Not babies?
Testy has a wonderful explanation up his sleeve for how the layers which include the Tonto Group formed.  Bill Hoesch has a neat little article explaining the horizontal extent of these layers here ... ... in which he observes the following ...
Tonto Group equivalents, that are also amazingly similar, are found across much of North America and are reported also across wide portions of Canada, Eastern Greenland, Scotland, and South Australia. Such persistence of strata is enough to baffle creationist and evolutionist alike. Picture a sheet of copy paper 0.1 millimeters thick that measures 1 kilometer by 0.6 kilometer, then stack three on top of one another. You then have a picture of how thin these three layers are across the breadth of North America.

A sufficient process is needed to explain such persistence. The Genesis Flood is sufficient.

Go, Testy, go!

Following is a revised list, based on feedback received from JonF ...

1) The poop in Rampart Cave Unit A is almost entirely Shasta ground sloth poop with very little of any other kind of feces.  That animal is now extinct.
2) Two ways to study the pooping habits of an extinct sloth would be (a) study the poop itself and (b) study the pooping habits of the closest living relative
2b) Wikipedia describes the (modern) "Sloth" ... link here ...
3) If we read the Wiki Sloth article, we find some curious things ... (a) modern sloths only poop about once a week (b) when they poop, they do so in the same spot over and over again (c) they poop out about 1/3 of their body weight each week
4) From the data given in the Long paper, the info in (3) above and applying a scale factor to scale up from "modern sloth" to the size of a Shasta sloth, we could calculate what would be required for one "Shasta sloth sized modern sloth" to deposit Unit A
5) This has been done by myself with the help of osmanthus and the result is that Unit A represents roughly "15 sloth years" of weekly, year round pooping of one adult Shasta sloth ... or "60 sloth years" of weekly, seasonal pooping (3 months of Spring only)
6) Unit A was supposedly deposited over a 2000 year time frame (not 1500, Faid) determined by carbon 14 (p.1844 first sentence of last paragraph in LH column)
7) Carbon 14 dating ignores theories of catastrophic global resurfacing events within the past 10,000 years.
8.) There is a difference in flora found in the upper part of Unit A compared to the lower part with more succulents being in the lower part

I eliminated Point 9 as it was redundant and I modified the others to be more FACTUAL.

Are we in agreement on these points?
Which is closely related to "Death by Booga Booga" ... the prospect of which always frightened me as a kid ...

This is from Wendell Berry ... " The Unsettling of America"
Since Mike is fairly active here these days, I thought I would re-post this diagram from Brown's book and try to get my head around it again.

Quillette: Psychologists Claim Google Viewpoint Diversity Manifesto Is Scientifically Accurate

by CHARLIE NASH7 Aug 2017276

Four scientists have claimed that James Damore's Google manifesto is scientifically accurate, as reported by Quillette.
Responding to the viewpoint diversity manifesto, which called for more ideological diversity in Google's workplace and pointed out not only the biological differences between men and women but also how these can apply to work, the four scientists deemed the ten-page document to be scientifically accurate.

"The author of the Google essay on issues related to diversity gets nearly all of the science and its implications exactly right," declared Rutgers University Professor Lee Jussim. "Its main points are that: 1. Neither the left nor the right gets diversity completely right; 2. The social science evidence on implicit and explicit bias has been wildly oversold and is far weaker than most people seem to realize; 3. Google has, perhaps unintentionally, created an authoritarian atmosphere that has stifled discussion of these issues by stigmatizing anyone who disagrees as a bigot and instituted authoritarian policies of reverse discrimination; 4. The policies and atmosphere systematically ignore biological, cognitive, educational, and social science research on the nature and sources of individual and group differences."
Some smart person here researched the meaning of the name "Wai Wai" ... the name of the people group in N. Brazil where my father was a missionary.  I can't remember what they came up with? 

Anyone remember?

Someone asked me and I can't recall the answer.
Let's start will Bill Mollison's statement ...

Alan: Perhaps because we're so wealthy that we believe we don't have to.

Bill: Well, I don't call that wealth. You want a definition of wealth from Eskimos, the Inuit? Wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world. I think Americans are so poor it's pitiful, because you don't understand the natural world at all.
Found this by referring to the article list of article citing this ...

Natural genetic engineering in evolution. - NCBI
by JA Shapiro - ‎1992 - ‎Cited by 158 - ‎Related articles

Bacterial linguistic communication and social intelligence

Eshel Ben JacobEmail the author Eshel Ben Jacob, Israela Becker, Yoash Shapira, Herbert Levine
Article has an altmetric score of 21
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Bacteria have developed intricate communication capabilities (e.g. quorum-sensing, chemotactic signaling and plasmid exchange) to cooperatively self-organize into highly structured colonies with elevated environmental adaptability. We propose that bacteria use their intracellular flexibility, involving signal transduction networks and genomic plasticity, to collectively maintain linguistic communication: self and shared interpretations of chemical cues, exchange of chemical messages (semantic) and dialogues (pragmatic). Meaning-based communication permits colonial identity, intentional behavior (e.g. pheromone-based courtship for mating), purposeful alteration of colony structure (e.g. formation of fruiting bodies), decision-making (e.g. to sporulate) and the recognition and identification of other colonies - features we might begin to associate with a bacterial social intelligence. Such a social intelligence, should it exist, would require going beyond communication to encompass unknown additional intracellular processes to generate inheritable colonial memory and commonly shared genomic context.
Absolutely according to Dave Godfrey.  What say you?
Very detailed article explaining some key parts and pieces to the Trump wiretap saga ...
Trump Is Right: Sweden's Embrace of Refugees Isn't Working
The country has accepted 275,000 asylum-seekers, many without passports--leading to riots and crime.

Feb. 22, 2017 6:43 p.m. ET

When President Trump last week raised Sweden's problematic experience with open-door immigration, skeptics were quick to dismiss his claims. Two days later an immigrant suburb of Stockholm was racked by another riot. No one was seriously injured, though the crowd burned cars and hurled stones at police officers.

Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden's current problems. If anything, he understated them. Sweden took in about 275,000 asylum-seekers from 2014-16--more per capita than any other European country. Eighty percent of ...

[EDIT: Sorry fixed the link]
When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally unstable.

When the same man obviously enjoys the love and respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily unlikely that he is mentally unstable.

When the same man walks into the political arena and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term president's administration, the odds of that man being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.

And when that very same man attracts to his team the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period. It is a statistical impossibility.

Those who assert otherwise are political opportunists, or fools, or both (and I am thinking here, in particular, of Sen. Franken).

President Trump is the first human being to win this nation's highest office without having held any other political office or serving as a general. Most political pundits thought his quest was pure folly. Most journalists assessed his chances as zero. So who was laboring under quasi-delusional thinking? Answer: Not Donald J. Trump.

Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his ties -- all of them of the highest quality. I have stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint (and I am a born complainer). I have eaten in his New York restaurant -- flawless service, excellent food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan. Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely to deliver superior products across multiple industries, don't you think?

If you're still worried about the mental stability of the president, note this: The stock market doesn't like instability. Investors, en masse, can take the measure of a man pretty darn well. The stock market has hit record high after record high since Trump's election, and if you think that's an accident, or that investors have all been fooled, it's time to start wondering about your own capacity for rational thought.
There's a video going around Facebook from that Milo guy that says that Luton has been taken over by Muslim extremists.
Happening right now ... go check it out
This thread is for Lizzie and Borealis who - like Lucy - want to "help" me by giving me psychiatric help.

I'm all ears, ladies.
All you have to do is stand there and hold the driver on the ball and pull the special trigger and BLAMO! ... an explosive charge sends the ball flying down the fairway 300 yards perfectly straight.

Here is a picture of Tiger HOLDING HIS CLUB in the special position required for the explosive charge to detonate.

This special driver will transform your game and it can be yours for just $399.99.  Send check or money order to Dave Hawkins.

Here ya go, Lizzie ... post away ...

MY thread is about the BIG MEDIA LIE.

So please keep the "Liar" threads organized.

k thx bye
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Because you can't apply them to solve a simple resistive circuit.  You've often said you've forgotten it all.
I can solve simple resistive circuits just fine.  What on earth made you think I couldn't?
The fact that you've made no response when challenged to do so.  And your statement that you forgot everything.

Current through R6?

V5 / R6
V5 is not given.  Solving means expressing it in terms of given values.
That's not a simple circuit.  Here's Matt's solution using Spice.
From meep's vaccine thread ...

"Ironically (perhaps) this is the kind of shenanigans that pharmaceutical companies are prone to get up to - run lots of studies, measure lots of effects, and only report the ones where "p<.05" and claim victory.  It's why, finally, there is increasing insistence that protocols are published before a trial begins.  Things are still too lax though.  Journals should refuse to publish any treatment study that not only didn't have its protocol published before the trial began, but from any company that does not routinely publish its protocols in advance.  Too many journals are still a bit wet about this."

This is what I have been (clumsily perhaps) trying to say for a long time.
Or at least that's the rumor ... I got an email from Selz requesting that I either pay for the photo or take down the book.  So I took down the book.  Seven Popes should be happy now.