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Martin Lewitt
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Historian Peter Wood provides a good breakdown of the US History common core curriculum, that shows how activism has replaced legitimate academics in its creation. If this is just a sample no wonder common core has become a political football. But this long article also shows how much work is required to have an informed opinion on what the activist aims and the academic objections are. It is probably too much to ask most of you to read the whole thing, at the very least jump down to "Before Jamestown". The slightly more ambitious can start at "The New, New, New US History." http://www.nas.org/…/the_new_ap_history_a_preliminary_report
#commoncore #history #progressive #activisim  
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I'm hoping you can answer a question I have that wasn't addressed on the video or basic internet anatomy, I just started on a VPAP machine with a nasal pillows mask.  When I open my mouth the air can rush out.  What I am confused about, is that I can also open my mouth and prevent any air from rushing out.  I believe my lungs and nasal passages are still under pressure .  What structures am I closing off the mouth from the air passages with? Or have I just close the trachea on one side and the nose on the other and left the mouth open to the back of the throat?  It feels like the air pressure connection from the nose to the lungs is still continuous rather than two separate pressure zones.
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If I understand your question correctly: You can block egress of air from your mouth and continue pure nose-breathing by placing tongue against palate. This leaves unimpeded nasal breathing with mouth wide open.
(Please consider this informational only, not medical advice. Don't act without your personal physician's input.)
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George Pal's "The Time Machine" came in on my satellite this morning.  I think I'm going to savor it in short sips.  This time it struck me there was an uncanny resemblance between the faces of Rod Taylor and Robin Williams.  How can that be when one is tall and handsome, and the other shorter, thick bodied and pudgy.  Unfortunately both are no longer with us.  I'm up to WWII, and filled with anticipation.  What made me think of temptation?
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Which three books would you have taken?
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1500 charge/discharge cycles, does that translate to only 4 or 5 years of daily use?
A number of interesting things have occurred at the AAAS meeting in San Jose the last few days, here is one that caught my eye. As many readers know, I have an electric car (seen above), which runs...
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So do those who accept AGW. Both sides however have their extremists. 
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I've been waiting for something like this, I look forward to following it over the years.
#bigbang #quantumgravity #darkmatter #science  
(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.
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+Martin Lewitt+Ayn Rand​​ is a very bad person too, what is your point? Grand deceivers ate never great minds...
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Hmmm, what happened to the 97%?

"Eighty-seven percent of the scientists say that the Earth is getting warmer "because of human activity""

Upon closer examination:

"more than three-quarters of AAAS scientists called climate change "a very serious problem,""

87% minus 77% gives 10% of scientists are that are skeptics, plus the 13% that would get called "deniers", lets group them together, because skeptics get called deniers too, even though they are part of the "consensus", that is nearly a quarter of all AAAS scientists who would be shunned by the true believers.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/29/382464912/scientists-general-public-have-divergent-views-on-science-report-says
#climatechange #climatenews #globalwarming  
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+Harro Penk I don't "support" papers, they  often aren't monoliths, one can agree with their data and dispute their conclusions, or note things they don't control for and occassionally I find mistakes in them.  I've done a search, Hovind and I don't appear to have run in the same circles.  I've often disputed with creationists and intelligent design adherents, but apparently Hovind hasn't even been brought up in those instances.  I've see evidence that you know how to quote scientific papers.
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Remarkable video of undulatus asperatus clouds!!

#weather #clouds #climate  
Unique clouds like you've never seen them before! I just thought I'd pass these along due to the unique "catch the wave" appearance of these. Time lapse video follows. This video was taken with an ...
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Wow, why couldn't the US produce someone with the intellectual honesty of Senator Ted Cruz?
 
When Senator Ted Cruz is the only person talking sense, something is wrong http://econ.st/1Erbgqc
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No surprise here, despite a non-science question helping out believers:  “What gas do most scientists believe causes temperatures to rise?”  The authors probably don't even know whether they got this question about beliefs right.    Would most scientists answer CO2 instead of H2O?  Hmmm.  #climatechange #climatescience  
Fox News reports: Study: Global warming skeptics know more about climate science Are global warming skeptics simply ignorant about climate science? Not so, says a forthcoming paper in the journal A...
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+Harro Penk It is worse than that, since one questions marked as right for the believers, might have been wrong.
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This video should be pinned as among the best of +Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science   but I wonder if Richard Dawkins agrees with the its rather obvious conclusion that humanism is at least a faith, if not a religion, and that one of the participants, Pavan Dhaliwal, a self described humanist, is a self deluded religious nut, how else could she believe herself when she says:  " I am in no way trying to take away the rights of others"  Is Richard Dawkins willing to follow reason and separate himself from her irraltional faith?
 
Evidence and reason are supposedly the basis of our beliefs. Yet religion continues to flourish, and new gods conquer even the most rational minds. Is unjustified, groundless belief an essential part of human nature? Or can we banish faith forever?

Watch here: http://ow.ly/IZfe1
  Evidence and reason are supposedly the basis of our beliefs. Yet religion continues to flourish, and new gods conquer even the most rational minds. Is unjustified, groundless belief an essen...
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 Norway produces more oil per capita than Canada and Canada's oil is more expensive to produce.  These figures don't check out, The International Energy Agency, for instance,  has Norway at 2 million barrels per day.
http://credbc.ca/norways-oil-gas-policy/
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Norway also sells a lot of natural gas, and most of its grid electricity is generated with hydro power.
The difference in population isn't small either, more than 6 times.
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"I talked to a public health official and asked him what's the best way to anticipate where there might be higher than normal rates of vaccine noncompliance, and he said take a map and put a pin wherever there's a Whole Foods."
http://news.sciencemag.org/2011/01/why-prius-driving-composting-set-fears-vaccines

#measles #vaccine #autism
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+Martin Lewitt I always accept apologies and reset the communications bar to even.
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Complex Systems Analyst, using evidence based reasoning to debunk pseudoscience and racism.
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Decades ago I chose physics as a major because I couldn't decide which science I loved most.  I ended up a triple major in physics, philosophy and economics.  I called it the theory of everything.  

I had been turned off of history by public school. But my spouse was a history buff and loves to read aloud.  She showed me that history is really about stories and not just dates and facts.   She also introduced me to Jane Austen, Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskel, which we share aloud, and in various TV miniseries.

I had always been dissatisfied with my public school experience.  The bullying peer culture, the waste of time, and the one size fits all pace of learning.  I remember hating when summer was over and reading and learning had to be put on hold for another year.  So, when I learned of the unschooling movement championed by John Holt, I gradually came to realize there were alternatives.  When my oldest child started in the age segregated factory model school system, we saw her change under the stressful culture, and we realized we couldn't institutionalize her is such an inhumane unnatural system.  So we homeschooled and unschooled all three of our children through the GED and they've gone on to university.  My youngest just had his first day of school at the U of New Mexico this semester.  The older two have graduated.  One in linguistics and the other in art and classics.
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Co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, or so say many of my co-winners.
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  • Universities of Washington, Texas and Houston
    Physics, Economics, Philosophy, Business, Computer Science
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