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      Read this. It's an excellent walk-through of the path from correlation to causation.
 
Excellent, readable article on how we get from correlation to causation. We use Prof Hill's Checklist - 9 factors to tell if one of two related things is causing the other. Originally developed to answer critics claiming no link between smoking and cancer. Worth reading.
Can the link between smoking and lung cancer help clear up the debate on climate change?
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       "Nationalism is an infantile disease, the measles of mankind."
-- Albert Einstein, 1929 interview with George Sylvester Viereck
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End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back
Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.
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Drug side effect? Kinda scary...
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Fritillaria meleagris, Fritillary.
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2016 wasn't all bad. That's why Chris Hadfield took to Twitter to list all the good things that happened in the world over the last 365 days.
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A Full Sky Aurora Over Norway
Image Credit & Copyright: Sebastian Voltmer
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170101.html

Higher than the highest building, higher than the highest mountain, higher than the highest airplane, lies the realm of the aurora. Auroras rarely reach below 60 kilometers, and can range up to 1000 kilometers. Aurora light results from energetic electrons and protons striking molecules in the Earth's atmosphere. Frequently, when viewed from space, a complete aurora will appear as a circle around one of the Earth's magnetic poles. The featured wide-angle image, horizontally compressed, captured an unexpected auroral display that stretched across the sky five years ago over eastern Norway.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2017-01-15.
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Paeonia daurica ssp mlokosewitschii, golden peony.
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Looking south across Lake Washington, Seattle, WA.
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I use this post office at least once a month. I've never encountered even the slightest problem or unpleasantness with the staff or the service they provide. They've always served my needs and answered my questions efficiently, courteously, and professionally. Sometimes a lot of other people are using the post office at the same time, so I have to line up and wait my turn. I leanred how to do that when I was about four years old. While I'm waiting my turn, I can finish addressing my mail, I can fill out any necessary forms (usually kept stocked in good supply), I can peruse the packing materials and stuff available for purchase, I can mess around with my smartphone... ...or I can observe the behaviour of other customers. And I see a great deal of hair-raisingly bad behaviour from a great many customers. It tends to straddle the border between entitlement and racism. Racism? Yep. All the staffers speak perfectly understandable English, but many of them aren't white, and some of them speak with an accent. This post office serves some rather ritzy areas of Seattle, including Wedgwood and View Ridge. There are too many overprivileged people here, who regard themselves as _far_ too important to wait in line like a commoner or have to deal with, y'know, brown people. I'm sure their number isn't as great as just one such individual easily makes it seem (the fart-in-an-elevator effect). The snippy, huffy reviews of this post office are consistent with the snippy, huffy behaviour I see from customers at this post office. The simplest explanation is probably the correct one. The self-serve machine is kept in proper working condition. The supplies are kept stocked. The parcel drop-off bin and the mail dropbox are never jammed or otherwise inoperative. The floors are kept clean. The service hours are kept as posted. I just can't find anything worth kvetching about...except some of the customers.
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Public - a year ago
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2013 was a difficult year for my car. Some dillweed tried to steal it, leaving it with a broken door handle, carved-up steering column, and sheetmetal damage. KP's fixed it fully and neatly. Then a few months later, some other dillweed kicked the car with a heavy boot or something, judging by what I saw when I went to drive it one morning. Again KP's did a super job to a high standard of craftsmanship. The work wa done on time, with clear communication and a functional courtesy car. My car came back to me cleaned and tidied inside and out. Obviously I hope never again to need auto body "dental" work—nobody ever looks forward to such a need—but if I do, I'm going straight back to KP's.
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