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Hopefully it wasn't a sharp landing.
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+Steven Dunlap​ that's Poe's law for you ...
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Including a list of all types of atoms and all types of fundamental particular that are present in the food would also be good. That way, the public at least has the information </sarcasm>
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Hmmm... I would be far more concerned about the food that doesn't .
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This one weird trick will let you see angels!
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top pic is an anti-vax propaganda.
I love the way it was "corrected" :)
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The fact that ultimately what's happening here is simple is really the point that I try to make when I teach reflection. It can be challenging to debug code that uses annotations to control behavior, because from the outside it's pretty opaque, so it's hard to envision what is happening (or not happening) and when. But at the end of the day, what's happening is really just Java code; it might not be immediately apparent where that code is, but it's there.
If you see an annotation, there must be some code somewhere to process it.
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Scientists have found a whole new world hidden inside the Movile Cave in Romania that has been sealed for about 5.5 million years. The cave and its
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As long they aren't the creatures from The Descent 
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I trust he remembered to beat her lightly afterwards, and the baby if it was a girl.
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An exquisite Eocene flower

A new find from the Allenby Formation near Princeton, British Columbia.

The Allenby Formation is well known for its exquisite preservation.

The specimen is only 10mm long, but every stamen is clearly preserved.

Specimen collected by Dan Bowden
Photo © Dan Bowden

#FossilFriday
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Skin Pad 
A research team at the Future Interfaces Group, a Carnegie Mellon University research lab, today released a novel look at a possible solution to this problem by turning your skin into additional screen real estate. The system works by using a signal-emitting ring worn on the finger of your opposite (non-watch) hand and a sensing band attached to the smartwatch. When the finger on the ring hand touches the skin, it sends a high-frequency signal that spans the width (and length) of your arm.  From there, the sensor just calculates the distances between itself and the finger with the ring.
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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/05/05/skintrack-proves-living-future-turning-skin-touchscreen-smartwatch/#gref
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+Steven Dunlap​ I vaguely remember something like that, though I might just have dreamed that up :)
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21 May 1799, #onthisday the fossil hunter and early palaeontologist Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis on the Dorset Coast of England.

“She sells seashells on the seashore / The shells she sells are seashells, I'm sure” quipped Terry Sullivan quite tongue twistingly in remembrance of Mary Anning. And she did sell them and they were usually several tens of millions of years old, along with the ichthyosaurus she had found on the Jurassic Coast, the plesiosaur and what not. And her discoveries became a milestone in the evolution of modern palaeobiology and palaeontology and the way we see the Earth’s past. But read more on:

http://wunderkammertales.blogspot.de/2016/05/she-sells-seashells-on-seashore-fossil.html

Depicted below is Geologist and palaeontologist Henry de la Beche’s (1796 – 1855) idea of life in ancient Dorset based on fossils found by Mary Anning (1830)

#culturalhistory #sciencehistory
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I’m pretty much of the opinion that there’s no strong evidence for the claim that Jesus was a historical person around whom the Jesus myths (obviously false) accreted. In other words, I’m a mythicist. I don’t claim that we know that a Jesus-man didn’t exist, only that we don’t have good evidence that he did. In the same way, I think the same lack of evidence prevails for the existence of Bigfoot, Nessie, and UFO abductions.
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+Steven Dunlap, in general I try not to get caught up in Internet debates on fringe ideas, such as creationism or Jesus-mythicism. Like Coyne suggests, there might be psychological motives at work because people generally talk past each other on this topic. Your comments about the "angels on the head of a pin" and a "magically correct" hypothesis are cases in point. As for an amalgam Jesus, I've heard people posit this hypothesis but have never heard any evidence to back it up, and I'm a stickler for evidence.

The Seattle Atheists group is setting up a dialog on this topic, one with a moderator to keep us panelists from talking past each other. That format, I trust, will generate a much better discussion than an Internet thread.
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I'm a software engineer with a background as a scientific researcher (biologist) and an interest in most things science. I enjoy forays into the world of programming languages and software architecture, with an affinity for development of Java-based web platforms.

I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-).

There are a couple of quotes that reflect what having a good conversation means to me; 

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

you didn't come here to make the choice. You've already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it
- The Oracle (The Matrix: Reloaded)

I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think. 
- Sir Terry Pratchett
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