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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:40 AM
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Posted By arthwollipot
You're obviously not familiar enough with his...

You're obviously not familiar enough with his work.

No, I can't speak for Tim. His lyrics speak for themselves. His 9-minute beat poem Storm is an anthem to skepticism.

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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:19 AM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Informed speculation. Do you even know who Tim...

Informed speculation. Do you even know who Tim Minchin is?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
What are they doing to people? Shining lights on...

What are they doing to people? Shining lights on their front porch while they're asleep?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Tic Tacs were first released in 1969 so there's...

Tic Tacs were first released in 1969 so there's no way he said that in the 50s.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:15 AM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
I bet he would.

I bet he would.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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Views: 2,009
Posted By arthwollipot
Actually, no. The Greeks were even more precise...

Actually, no. The Greeks were even more precise than that. Both "phobos" and "deimos" meant fear - different kinds of fear. Phobos was the panic felt during battle, and deimos was the dread felt...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
For some reason this quote from the great...

For some reason this quote from the great philosopher Tim Minchin comes to mind:
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:56 PM
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Views: 2,708
Posted By arthwollipot
Interesting! Thanks for that.

Interesting! Thanks for that.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:44 PM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Nick Pope was never a skeptic.

Nick Pope was never a skeptic.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:34 PM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
I don't know. Neither do you.

I don't know. Neither do you.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:29 PM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
I am 52 years old and I've been sitting back and...

I am 52 years old and I've been sitting back and waiting for more evidence all my life. It never comes.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
I am not in the habit of drawing conclusions from...

I am not in the habit of drawing conclusions from insufficient evidence.

I saw a light. That's all. A light is not sufficient evidence to draw the conclusion that an alien flew a spacecraft for...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
I saw a light. That's all. I can't draw any...

I saw a light. That's all. I can't draw any conclusions from that.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
On the contrary, I believe that the universe is...

On the contrary, I believe that the universe is probably teeming with life. Life appeared on this planet pretty much as soon as conditions permitted it, and very quickly expanded to fill every...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Small town in the remote outback, sure. A state...

Small town in the remote outback, sure. A state capital like Adelaide? Yeah, we'd notice that pretty much straight away.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
A lack of a better explanation is not a...

A lack of a better explanation is not a requirement to demonstrate the insufficiency of the evidence.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
It's been closer every year now for decades. How...

It's been closer every year now for decades. How much longer will we have to wait?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
It's not in a tree, but this cormorant was about...

It's not in a tree, but this cormorant was about 70m away when I took this photo on the shore of Lake Alexandrina in 2007.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4089/5053323169_74556498ee_c.jpg...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Yes, the one where the "object" in the Triangle...

Yes, the one where the "object" in the Triangle video just happens to have the exact same shape as the aperture of that model of camera is very, very clear.
Forum: Computers and the Internet Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By arthwollipot
Couldn't have done it without you, Norm.

Couldn't have done it without you, Norm.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
To be fair, sex has long been a highly charged...

To be fair, sex has long been a highly charged subject in some parts of the world. The US would not be the only place where that might happen.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th August 2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By arthwollipot
I've actually done some sleuthing and worked it...

I've actually done some sleuthing and worked it out. A DoN is a Deed of Novation, which is used to legally transfer the rights and responsibilities of a contract from one entity to another. In this...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th August 2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By arthwollipot
Of course. I call it a sparrow in the stairwell....

Of course. I call it a sparrow in the stairwell. One time we had someone call the Help Desk (it was before they were called Service Desks) because a literal bird had become trapped in a stairwell.
...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
It's a video of a light. A light. Nothing more....

It's a video of a light. A light. Nothing more. The most informative thing you can say about it is "yep, that's a light".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
I didn't a priori endorse any profession for my...

I didn't a priori endorse any profession for my child. Did I a priori endorse the profession of truck driver before he became one? No. Because he is an adult, and his job choices are his business.
...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
If that's all you can say about them then I would...

If that's all you can say about them then I would lay bets that you didn't watch them.

Not at all. We just require evidence, not speculation. You have not presented evidence. You've presented the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Right, so you're going to watch those two videos...

Right, so you're going to watch those two videos I just posted, right?

:eye-poppi What's Luis Elizondo's motive? Luis Elizondo? Are you kidding? Money! Of course it's money!

Luis Elizondo is a...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th August 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By arthwollipot
Okay, this is the weirdest ticket title I've ever...

Okay, this is the weirdest ticket title I've ever seen:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imagehosting/thum_433262f1db9c38178.png...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
These are not facts about the Pentagon videos...

These are not facts about the Pentagon videos that are established beyond reasonable doubt.

I know more about them than you think.

Again, watch this video since you like YouTube evidence so...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
Well, to answer the question as straightforwardly...

Well, to answer the question as straightforwardly as I possibly can, yes, I would be perfectly happy with a child of mine choosing sex work as a profession as long as it is legal and safe. They're a...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
No, the things that the Navy chase are other...

No, the things that the Navy chase are other aircraft, plastic bags and camera lens flares.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
You absolutely have not exhausted every theory....

You absolutely have not exhausted every theory. What makes you think you are even capable of thinking of every single possibility? No human could. Humans just don't have that kind of all-encompassing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
I picked it at random. Almost any other...

I picked it at random. Almost any other profession would have equally served as an example.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
I agree. It must be something else. Something...

I agree. It must be something else. Something else that also isn't aliens.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Given the report of a major power outage 7 years...

Given the report of a major power outage 7 years ago, that puts it in Adelaide. After this outage is when Musk built the Big Battery (https://hornsdalepowerreserve.com.au/), which has been...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By arthwollipot
He's busy getting raided by the FBI! :D

He's busy getting raided by the FBI! :D
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Einstein had rather a lot more maths to back up...

Einstein had rather a lot more maths to back up his crazy theories.

100 years ago, the idea that we would go to the moon was ridiculous. 50 years ago, not so much.

And yes, time will tell...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
And of course you can show that such a fusion...

And of course you can show that such a fusion reactor exists as well, right?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Presumably you can show us the design...

Presumably you can show us the design specifications for the "advanced ion drive" that shows that this device is the only way to reproduce that effect? You know, so that we can evaluate this effect...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,934
Posted By arthwollipot
Of course a majority of population approves of my...

Of course a majority of population approves of my rule. The ones who don't, I have had killed.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
Do you talk to your kids about the possibilities...

Do you talk to your kids about the possibilities inherent in being a garbage collector? If not, why not?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
The US Navy UAP videos have been conclusively...

The US Navy UAP videos have been conclusively shown to be mundane.

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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
How do you know I haven't looked? I happen to...

How do you know I haven't looked? I happen to believe that it's really important to be able to distinguish reality from non-reality. For something as critically important as being visited by aliens,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
We've all seen fakes. We've seen some very good...

We've all seen fakes. We've seen some very good fakes. So many that it is important to rule out the possibility.

I don't think you're faking, incidentally. I think you genuinely saw something that...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
We heard this 10 years ago. Heck, we heard this...

We heard this 10 years ago. Heck, we heard this 20 years ago. And 30 years ago.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
If it is as close a family member as a child,...

If it is as close a family member as a child, spouse or parent, I'm pretty sure I'd already know they were working there. Otherwise we've got some serious communication issues in this family. And I'd...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
How do you know they don't? Do you have some...

How do you know they don't? Do you have some insight into the properties and behaviours of ghosts that you haven't mentioned?

How do you know that something that you haven't thought about couldn't...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 4,765
Posted By arthwollipot
Gee, I wonder why you found what you were looking...

Gee, I wonder why you found what you were looking for?

Here's the thing, CJ. We don't know what you saw. We weren't there. We didn't see it. And even if we did, we probably wouldn't be able to...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 7th August 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 651,828
Posted By arthwollipot
One funny thing about politicians. They have to...

One funny thing about politicians. They have to go home to their electorates most of the time.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By arthwollipot
There will always be a market for high-end sex...

There will always be a market for high-end sex workers. What it would phase out of the market would be the $50 hand jobs in filthy alleys. And that would be a Good Thing, in my opinion.
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