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OK, that sounds just as good & I like bears, so I'm switching.

Splitter.
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As the skálds did write

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    From Ymir's flesh the earth was formed,
    and from his bones the hills,
    the heaven from the skull of that ice-cold giant,
    and from his blood the sea.

Heathens will tell you otherwise, having forsook the gods of their fathers'.
They deserve the blood eagle.





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nsuyaabmf
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Bees, motherfucker.
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The bees understood that this card represented zero,
That's quite a leap


No where in that link does it mention bees leaping.
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Bees, motherfucker.
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By rewarding the bees with food, the team trained one group to fly toward displays with higher quantities of black shapes, while a second group was given food for flying toward placards with fewer shapes. Once the "lesser than" bees figured out that they got treats for landing under displays with the smallest value, Howard's team introduced a blank white display.

The bees understood that this card represented zero, and that its value was lower than one, with greater than 80% accuracy. It also proved more difficult for them to distinguish zero from lower numbers, like one or two, than it was for them to pick it out from numbers like four, five, or six. This phenomenon, called the "numerical-distance effect," has been observed in children and primates, and suggests that bees interpret numbers as part of a continuum.

Similar experiments have shown that dolphins and parrots understand the concept of zero. But given that bees have only about one million neurons in their brains, compared to 86 billion in humans, it's especially impressive that they are such sophisticated mathletes.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Serious circulation deficiency there. A hopeful sign, if anyone was listening.

fixed that for you
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Please read the Summary Response to the previous thread first:
http://talkrational.org/index.php/topic,2088.new.html#new

"The atom is mostly empty space." This statement has been repeated so many times by so many scholars and experts that it is accepted without question by nearly all educated people in the modern world. It is advanced as proof of the puzzling nature of atomic structure, and of the uselessness of common sense as a guide to truth and reality. Yet physical objects are made of atoms, and are impenetrably solid. The statement is obviously fallacious.

To understand why requires little more than a thoughtful exercise of high school mathematics. An atom of hydrogen has a radius of 53e-12 metres and a volume of 624e-33 cubic metres. The single electron is bound to the single proton comprising the nucleus with an energy of 13.6eV. Beyond this, recourse is nowadays had to Quantum Mechanics, and conceptual interpretations are thus abandoned in accord with the Copenhagen Interpretation.

A new interpretive direction appears if we pursue traditional analysis. The energy density within a hydrogen atom is obtained by dividing the electrical binding energy by its volume, giving 3.49e+12 joules per cubic metre; a very large number, but without significance unless compared with a reference.

Consider a room measuring 6 x 5 x 4 metres that is filled with energy at the same density as in hydrogen. The total energy in the room is then 419e+12 joules. The energy released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 was about 15 kilotons or 63e+12 joules, so the energy in the room is that of a moderately-sized atomic explosion. Were this energy quiescent - static and unchanging - it might be of little consequence; but all atoms possess magnetic fields, and these only result from dynamic electric fields. Physical matter cannot withstand such a huge energy flux: any physical object in the room would be torn to shreds.

The above applies to hydrogen, the simplest element. Lead has eighty-two electrons within it, the inmost with binding energies of 88keV. Those so inclined can calculate the energy density within an atom of lead to arrive at a value so enormous as to be far beyond any physical interpretation. So atoms are only 'empty' in having nothing outside the nucleus corresponding to solid substance. The enormous energy density within them, however, demands consideration.

The first point of note is that atoms do not have a shell surrounding them to contain the energy as does an egg. Were such a structure present, it would long ago have been revealed due to resonances within it. Instead, we are faced with a most unusual situation for those who have never thought about these things. The space inside an atom - the atomic volume or body - is different from the space surrounding it:

An atom is a 'bubble' of a different kind of space within the space of the Physical Realm in which we exist.

But how can one kind of space differ from another? The answer lies in the two fundamental properties of space: permittivity and permeability. Permittivity measures the amount of electric charge that a space can contain, whilst permeability measures the strength of magnetic flux that it can sustain. Their values within atoms differ from those of Physical Realm space, and are unique for each element. Why does this occur, and what does it imply?

Recall that energy is a relationship, either between mass and motion or between time and space. Almost all of the mass of an atom is in the nucleus, so the electrons could never move fast enough to account for the energy. Therefore the energy concentration within atoms results from a different relationship between time and space within them.

This alternative time-space relationship cannot presently be interpreted within the Western scientific tradition, but can so be within those more advanced. A beginning can be made with the multiple 'dimensions' postulated by Quantum Mechanics and string theory, anything from ten to twenty-six. These dimensions are said to be 'rolled up' so tightly that - most conveniently - they cannot be detected, except - even more conveniently - by the superior intelligence of Physicists. No explanation or interpretation is offered as to what these 'dimensions' are in reality. They are, in fact, mathematical inventions used to justify speculation: in other words, concepts within human imagination, as are energy, power, and many other parameters that have no physical reality.

Let us take a broader view. Nature is everywhere fecund; if she creates something such as a fish, she does so most generously. Not just one fish, nor even many of the same kind, but many different species and sub-species evolve over countless millennia, each slowly changing and evolving, gradually mutating into entirely new species. So too with plants, animals, humans, planets and stars. Nature is not monogenetic but polygenetic. The Earth was once thought to be the only planet in the whole universe, and Earth humanity the only race of Men. The discovery of other stars - other Suns - suggested that there may be other Earths, but this was resisted right up to the 1990s when the first exoplanets, those outside the Solar System, were proved to exist. It is now amply evident that Earth-like planets are extremely common throughout the galaxy.

Modern Western Science still insists that there is only a single space-time continuum; but why should this be so? Polygenesis should surely apply to space-time continua just as to all else in creation. We can make use of this concept to propose that the one we inhabit is not singular and unique, but just one, albeit vast and impressive, of many. If one exists, then others most certainly do. We therefore postulate that our ordinary physical surroundings constitute one space-time continuum that is permeated by at least one other. That is, they are coterminous: they occupy the same 'space', yet maintain their autonomy. For convenience, let us name them Realms, using capitalization to differentiate from the general case, and for simplicity consider just one other continuum, the Alternate Realm. This Alternate Realm cannot be detected by direct physical means because our physical senses only respond to stimuli within the Physical Realm, and even our electronic instruments are similarly limited.

Realms are 'causally closed': all events within the Physical Realm, for example, arise from causes within it, and the same is true of the Alternate Realm. In short, they are isolated, and do not normally interact. However, if atoms are conceived as 'bubbles of Alternate Realm space' within Physical Realm space, then events within the Alternate Realm can influence processes within atoms. Specifically, electron orbital transitions that are presently regarded as stochastic - completely random and without known cause - may occur as a result of events within the Alternate Realm. Conversely, physical events that modify electron states within atoms may transmit influences into the Alternate Realm. These mutual interactions will be most effective if they occur within structures that have correlated Physical Realm and Alternate Realm components. The most likely candidates are organic and biological structures that demonstrate what we call 'life' and 'consciousness'.

Should this conception be correct, atoms are not just the building blocks of matter, but provide an interface between coterminous Realms. If the question, "Can living creatures be constructed from dead matter" be answered in the negative, then it is obvious that everything is possessed of life in some degree. Furthermore, atoms must have both biological aspects, and modes of response to influences that are presently invisible and unknown, suggesting a whole new field of investigation and experimentation for those to whom such possibilities have appeal.

For more see: http://vitency.com/npt/Ch07.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D207V63EBXk
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The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handle.
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Please allow me to introduce myself.
I'm a man of wealth and taste.


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EPA's Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store
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And yet--another unexpected finding from the study--species have very clear genetic boundaries, and there's nothing much in between.
"If individuals are stars, then species are galaxies," said Thaler. "They are compact clusters in the vastness of empty sequence space."
The absence of "in-between" species is something that also perplexed Darwin, he said.
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"The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persist as the trade secret of paleontology. The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils ....We fancy ourselves as the only true students of life's history, yet to preserve our favored account of evolution by natural selection we view our data as so bad that we never see the very process we profess to study." - Stephen J. Gould - "Evolution's Erratic Pace," Natural History, vol. 86 (May 1987), p. 14.
This is a dramatic way of stating the evidence:
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"If individuals are stars, then species are galaxies," said Thaler. "They are compact clusters in the vastness of empty sequence space."
So why has this absence of "in-between" species, not been acknowledged by mainstream evolutionists? The reason is that cladistic analysis covers it over. Cladograms show imaginary "common ancestors" (at nodes) that in fact do not exist.
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And yet--another unexpected finding from the study--species have very clear genetic boundaries, and there's nothing much in between.
The reason is that cladistic analysis covers it over. Cladograms show imaginary "common ancestors" (at nodes) that in fact do not exist.
The evidence shows "an absence of 'in-between' species".
This means the "common ancestors" (at the nodes) do not actually exist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQQfTqy8fZ0&list=RDAQQfTqy8fZ0&start_radio=1
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I'm ahead. I'm a man.
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah.
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Lost another cat today. She was under the bed wheezing this morning. Took her to the vet. X ray showed a giant fluid filled void where her intestines were supposed to be, pushing her guts up into her lungs. We had no idea. The vet gave her poor odds of surviving until the surgery, and even poorer odds after that. We said goodbye and I buried her myself.

Bye, Bonesy.
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Sports / Re: Lol fuck the nfl
Land of the free
And the home of the Braves

That's racist.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZWv_COByEU

from the comments

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Rafael Lastra com
10 hours ago
Yale, Harvard and all the other jew run institutions are over.  They have zero credibility and this video is exhibit A.

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club4ghz
10 hours ago
most evil woman on earth

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xpto41
9 hours ago
another (((university))) controlled by (((them))) to brainwash student's mind. call me crazy or lunatic but I´m really awaken abou the jewish question

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princenw1
10 hours ago
Lol what a bad looser

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Senura Kaduwela
8 hours ago
Put a fking grenade in her azz !!! Don't forget to pull the pin lol

and so on
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If it bleeds we can kill it

They aren't killed when blood is taken. Only 1/3 of their blood is taken and they are returned to the sea. Also, they are not really crabs. Spiders!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlicWUDf5MM
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/lobbyist-helped-broker-pruitts-100000-trip-to-morocco/2018/05/01/b2e20ee0-4d76-11e8-b725-92c89fe3ca4c_story.html?utm_term=.b9bbd5561168
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MARRAKESH, Morocco -- A controversial trip to Morocco by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last December was partly arranged by a longtime friend and lobbyist, who accompanied Pruitt and his entourage at multiple stops and served as an informal liaison at both official and social events during the visit.

Richard Smotkin, a former Comcast lobbyist who has known the EPA administrator for years, worked for months with Pruitt's aides to hammer out logistics, according to four individuals familiar with those preparations. In April, Smotkin won a $40,000-a-month contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, with the Moroccan government to promote the kingdom's cultural and economic interests. He recently registered as a foreign agent representing that government.

Information obtained by The Washington Post shows the visit's cost exceeded $100,000, more than twice what has been previously reported -- including $16,217 for Pruitt's Delta Air Lines fare and $494 for him to spend one night at a luxury hotel in Paris. He was accompanied by eight staffers and his round-the-clock security detail.
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Parents should get to decide about medical care for their children.

Not courts.  Or doctors.

Period.

End of story.

Tonight is Walpurgisnacht. There is a local coven, led by old Keziah and Brown Jenkin, that plans to sacrifice a number of stolen unbaptized youths and unsullied she-goats upon the Alter of Sin atop the Green Tower. It will be in payment to Nyarlathotep for deeds and rites as of yet unperformed. Be warned. You have aroused the attention of unclean principalities in the air, heathen gentile, and the ire of the point between Hydra and Argo Navis is awoke. I will personally see to it that your name will be written in innocent blood in the Book of Azathoth.
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The doctors didn't make the decision, the court did.

At least get the facts right.
Ok whatever.  My point remains.  Why is a court deciding something that parents should be deciding?

Orwellian.
Still haven't read 1984, I see...

Imagine a boot stamping on a Dave's face -- forever.
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I wanted to believe in the piss tape. I really did. I thought I was being wise in my skepticism, waiting for the piss tape to manifest itself all over the place, on the sheets, the rug and maybe even on that old man. I was wrong. I can admit that now. I have accepted that the piss tape is real. My hubris, my folly, I was blind. Now I can see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtolv9kM1qk

Friend, I too was like you. What have you to lose by believing in the piss tape? Pascal was right all along.
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If only Bart were still here. He could rectify this situation.