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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  
( —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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"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."

#measles #vaccine #autism
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+Martin Lewitt I always accept apologies and reset the communications bar to even.
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Don't miss NFL films presentation of the highlights of the Greenbay/Seattle game.  Lots of in game sound and closeups!
#seahawks #packers
Relive the Seattle Seahawks' wild win in the NFC Championship Game, as they defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime by a score of 28-22.
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That game was fixed...
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What a sick, ugly pall has been cast over the Superbowl. Go Seahawks, CRUSH THE CHEATERS!!   Perhaps the punishment for New England should be having to give up the name "Patriots", for alternatives such as knaves, scalawags, and scoundrels.
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I've been trying to think of names that might tempt the Washington Redskins, maybe we should save one of these for them.
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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?

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  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.
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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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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.
#climatechange #climatenews #globalwarming  
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+Martin Lewitt​ sounds a bit like you now don't support the very paper you quoted? Why quote it then?

Maybe because you thought I don't know how to read scientific papers? Maybe you don't know what you're actually quoting? Maybe one of us just Googled something and then randomly copy-pasted a few numbers and sentences, equated this to their assertions, and then hoped the other side couldn't figure out the slight of hand?

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce irrefutable evidence, scientifically derived by Kent Hovind. I'll give you a few moments to familiarize yourself with his "work". I suspect the two of you have already spent time in similar circles, i.e. perhaps one of you owns the teaching library of the other. Let me know when you're ready for his religion assertions.
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How deflating.  #superbowl
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I hope you don't mind but I rather respond to you here partly because I feel deflated by you misunderstanding my comment- Koch Heads are Members of Congress bought by the Koch Brothers and I did not mean to suggest that the business of Oil is totally unaccountable because every dollar paid in taxes is a form of accountability. I added another comment on Mister Brin's post expanding my thoughts triggered by your comments- would you respond on my page where I reshared the solar graph? I would prefer to discuss this subject with you there so then all the haters won't be chiming in- cordial discussion rather than uncivil discourse like you just had.
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“Thus Hitler lost his only chance of meet­ing me.”
Churchill's question for Hitler, which caused Hitler to cancel their scheduled meeting in Munich in 1932:  “What is the sense of being against a man simply because of his birth? How can any man help how he is born?”
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Complex Systems Analyst, using evidence based reasoning to debunk pseudoscience and racism.
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.
  • Universities of Washington, Texas and Houston
    Physics, Economics, Philosophy, Business, Computer Science