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  1. I understand. This is why I constantly and...

    I understand. This is why I constantly and repeatedly urge folks to learn about science, how it is performed, and how it is verified.

    The aforementioned Carl Sagan's Nuclear Winter is an...
  2. Well, that doesn't mean that there is nothing to...

    Well, that doesn't mean that there is nothing to worry about. Re-Achieving balance may or may not be assured, but in the past, such rebalancing might take thousands to MILLIONS of years. See, if...
  3. I'm afraid that ice cores are precisely why many...

    I'm afraid that ice cores are precisely why many hold that humans are the cause. Like I said, those elevated levels from the past can be traced to events like volcanic activity which we see in...
  4. True. The issue is that each and every time...

    True.

    The issue is that each and every time that the Earth has had a warming period it was preceded by a rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Each of these events also had an explainable...
  5. This idea is faulty. Scientists around the world...

    This idea is faulty. Scientists around the world have differing beliefs and even differing political systems.

    You want to tell us all about the "progressive" movements in Russia and China? How...
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    Sounds about right. Aside from being...

    Sounds about right.

    Aside from being brainwashed and indoctrinated by religion (of any kind) what makes you think that humanity is "important"?
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    From my point of view, Beer's got it right, he...

    From my point of view, Beer's got it right, he just pointed things out in an amusing way. :)

    Just because there might be a creator DOES NOT MEAN (necessarily) that it/he/she is any if the...
  8. *Chuckle* Ok, you got me. What I meant was...

    *Chuckle*

    Ok, you got me. What I meant was that science PAPERS are free. Scientists doing actual peer reviewed science do so in the journals, not by writing books.
  9. When you show me what John Casey has published in...

    When you show me what John Casey has published in an actual science journal, then it can be taken in context with actual properly performed science. Scientists are welcome to personal opinion, of...
  10. Oh great, another post from the Clown Prince of...

    Oh great, another post from the Clown Prince of GW.

    I've given you the facts. What would you now expect that we do with them? Nothing? Or try to find out as much as we can?

    People like you are...
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    Please don't tell me that you put a lime in it. ...

    Please don't tell me that you put a lime in it.

    For then, I will have to hire Coolwhip to take you out.

    That's because people who put fruit in their beer SHOULD be shot. ;)
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    It could be that. It could also be that Sony...

    It could be that.

    It could also be that Sony grew some gonads once they realized they have support.
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    Well, I agree that it is tough sometimes to find...

    Well, I agree that it is tough sometimes to find the "middle ground" in the current landscape that we are in.

    However, let's keep in mind that even free speech has some caveats to it. You can't...
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    Well, if you speak about Mr. BrianGC, then you...

    Well, if you speak about Mr. BrianGC, then you are simply not paying attention since he and I disagree on just about everything. In fact, you don't seem to have the attention span of your average...
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    Well, that's just weird. According to most...

    Well, that's just weird.

    According to most conservatives I know, WE are the defenders of freedoms and liberties.

    Of course, I guess that's only until something that someone doesn't like comes...
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    Awesome! Only problem with your rather broad...

    Awesome!

    Only problem with your rather broad brush is that I'm a traditional conservative who did not vote for Clinton or Obama.

    So, this is a liberal vs conservative issue now and not...
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    We are not showing two movies because of a direct...

    We are not showing two movies because of a direct terrorist threat. That was the argument back in the day, that if terrorists make us change our lifestyles out of fear, that means they're winning.
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    Well, I'm not sure what exactly you read here,...

    Well, I'm not sure what exactly you read here, but I'm not sure that you've parsed the lessons of Tzu correctly.

    Tsu's counsel was to know the enemy and yourself. He was also a master of...
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    Yep. Back to the old Patriot Act argument then. ...

    Yep. Back to the old Patriot Act argument then.

    “Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"
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    Sony pictures out of Japan does not speak for...

    Sony pictures out of Japan does not speak for Americans.

    Kim Jong-un is undeserving of respect on any level.
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    I have to say I'm a bit surprised about some...

    I have to say I'm a bit surprised about some posts from a forum that generally contains freedom-loving Americans though we might disagree on other stuff sometimes.

    Now Team America is being pulled...
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    To me, this isn't a matter of good taste, but of...

    To me, this isn't a matter of good taste, but of free speech.

    From that standpoint, allowing threats to curtail patterns of speech violates just about every principle the USA stands upon.
    ...
  23. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    More on the reliability of testimony; ...

    More on the reliability of testimony;

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/14/justice/ferguson-witnesses-credibility/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
  24. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    I think we would all do well to remember that the...

    I think we would all do well to remember that the issue of rape, and societies view of it, were far, far different back in the day when these alleged incidents occurred.

    It is perfectly reasonable...
  25. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    This analogy is far from perfect. The reason that...

    This analogy is far from perfect. The reason that we call people from back then 'dumb' is because the WERE dumb :) in terms of what we know today. Many myths and legends were established through...
  26. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    I never said that they were wrong. Try paying...

    I never said that they were wrong. Try paying attention.

    It is simply that in a general sense, eyewitness testimony is unreliable. That doesn't mean that you take that information and apply it to...
  27. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    You know what's even funnier? I'm not all that...

    You know what's even funnier? I'm not all that sure that so and so even HAD a fireplace! :)

    The mind works in strange and mysterious ways, if I may borrow a phrase. Not are all precisely...
  28. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    Interestingly, something along these lines...

    Interestingly, something along these lines happened to me at Thanksgiving.

    My uncle had died the week before. At the table we toasted him and started bringing up memories of him and other family...
  29. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    Brian, both of them are absolutely right. You...

    Brian, both of them are absolutely right.

    You show the same pattern in EVERY SINGLE topic that you argue in.

    You see, Brian, not only do we have oodles of scientists that agree on this, but...
  30. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    Sure. Having hard evidence most certainly does...

    Sure. Having hard evidence most certainly does not mean that you have all the facts or are making the correct judgments.

    You guys are making more of this than it needs to be. I said, SIMPLY, that...
  31. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    I didn't exactly say it should be discounted. My...

    I didn't exactly say it should be discounted. My point was that evidence and testimony are two different things. I've been banging this same drum in the UFO and conspiracy topics for quite literally...
  32. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    Let me ask you this, Glenn. If eyewitness...

    Let me ask you this, Glenn. If eyewitness testimony is so compelling, why doesn't everyone in the world believe that little green men are driving spaceships around?

    When one presents evidence in a...
  33. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    It is. So what evidence do we have to put before...

    It is. So what evidence do we have to put before MY eyes?

    Evidence is collected, not observed.
  34. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    Certainly. I'm just saying that from a legal...

    Certainly. I'm just saying that from a legal standpoint that's all we have now. Who knows what may be uncovered?

    Though I kind of agree with the notion that it is difficult if not impossible to...
  35. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    Not evidence. Testimony. Big difference.

    Not evidence. Testimony.

    Big difference.
  36. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnist...

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/2014/12/mcgovern_loophole_turns_tables_on_bill_cosby

    Things could get real interesting quickly.

    An excerpt;
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    How is pretending that it is not there a useful...

    How is pretending that it is not there a useful strategy?

    How is lying to kids a useful strategy?
  38. Thread: Mathematics

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    Right. :) That's sort of the premise of the...

    Right. :)

    That's sort of the premise of the entire topic; what does it matter that I can do that if a computer or app can do it instead?
  39. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    For some no... others yes. It is a, um... fact...

    For some no... others yes. It is a, um... fact :), that there are followers and there are leaders. So I think that, along the lines of people being led, some people just naturally look to role...
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    People ignore facts, like the existence of...

    People ignore facts, like the existence of Israel, all the damn time! Not even surprising anymore.

    Sometimes, the phenomena happens right on these forums! :whistle:

    :)
  41. Thread: Bill Cosby

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    That would be de-evolved, my friend. :) I...

    That would be de-evolved, my friend. :)

    I don't know what to think, but the law does seem to be on Cosby's side at this point.

    All I know is, in a world where Bill Cosby is a rapist, who can...
  42. Thread: Mathematics

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    Filling the pool is one job One pipe fills in...

    Filling the pool is one job
    One pipe fills in 3 hours;
    It does 1/ 3 of the job in 1 hours.
    The other pipe 7 hours;
    It does 1/ 7 of the job in 1 hours.

    Together they will do 1/3+ 1/7 of...
  43. Thread: Mathematics

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    Hmmm, not sure it's computers. I mean, yeah,...

    Hmmm, not sure it's computers. I mean, yeah, sure, there is great software to assist engineers. But computers still can't actually think. Engineering, depending on the situation of course, could take...
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    With all due respect, it might be a bit of a...

    With all due respect, it might be a bit of a stretch to go from sales oriented apps to AI's taking over the universe. :)

    Still, even if Mc'D's does end up doing that, if the ripple effect on the...
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    Yep. I'm tryin' but they ain't buyin' as the...

    Yep. I'm tryin' but they ain't buyin' as the saying goes.

    I'm not sure that people realize that there is a very real danger that young whipper-snappers are going to leave them in the dust! You...
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    Ok, like I said, I have to think about this point...

    Ok, like I said, I have to think about this point of view a little bit more.

    Contrary to popular belief, I do use HVAC-TALK for other things than ARP. It is simply that I view it and don't post....
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    Well, this is certainly an interesting...

    Well, this is certainly an interesting perspective. I'll have to think about this a bit.

    I'm not sure why one would consider this a downsizing attempt? What about the fact that greater efficiency...
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    Great post, Lady! I'm 56 and am solid with...

    Great post, Lady!

    I'm 56 and am solid with PCs. I'm the marketing guy trying to get contractors to stop using printed literature and start making sales presentations on their iPads and such.
    ...
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    I don't think there is much of a choice of...

    I don't think there is much of a choice of whether or not to accept technology. That would be because consumers love gadgets and technology. Forget the iPhone, how about the Nest thermostat?

    The...
  50. I assure you Chase old boy that you are far more...

    I assure you Chase old boy that you are far more than just any old idiot to us. You are, in fact, ARP's resident idiot. Feel the love, bro!

    Glenn, you may think of me as you wish, but I don't...
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