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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th June 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,327
Posted By HansMustermann
Cue the meme... zrWoG8IckyE No, actually...

Cue the meme...
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No, actually quantum fluctuations -- depending on what you mean by that -- are just a result of Heisenberg. There's no need for navel gazing and speculating about...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th June 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,327
Posted By HansMustermann
Sort of. Actually, the relevant prediction there...

Sort of. Actually, the relevant prediction there is when did the universe become transparent. That's where those 380,000 years come from.

Essentially it's like this: free charged particles are...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th June 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By HansMustermann
Besides, think of what it would really say if...

Besides, think of what it would really say if some rube from the 1st century CE actually got to see a vision of the modern world and the events in there, not all of which are on a battlefield.
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th June 2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, 1. we don't actually know who wrote...

Well,

1. we don't actually know who wrote that or where. AND

2. most of the gruesome martyrdom stories about people from that time are basically martyrdom-porn written some centuries after the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th June 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By HansMustermann
THAT said, I'd say that whoever takes it...

THAT said, I'd say that whoever takes it literally that there'll be a battle in the literal place called Har Megiddo... well, better not expect it to happen any time soon. Since Har Megiddo literally...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th June 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By HansMustermann
History geek warning. TBH, I doubt that it's...

History geek warning.

TBH, I doubt that it's based on the battle of Thutmose III, which I'm really struggling to figure out why it would be important to Jews or Xians.

I THINK -- with the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th June 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
True enough. I was only commenting on the part...

True enough. I was only commenting on the part that got the Vasa sunk, though. But otherwise, absolutely, the age-of-sail ship construction and and its problems are a broad and fascinating topic.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By HansMustermann
I'm guessing how well is it diagnosed would also...

I'm guessing how well is it diagnosed would also have something to do with it. Otherwise you just have to wonder exactly how healthy are the people in Congo, Niger, Somalia and the like living....
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th June 2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Pretty literally, in fact. Egyptian religion...

Pretty literally, in fact. Egyptian religion literally went into where does Ra go at night. And it wasn't even one single explanation, since, well, we ARE talking about 3000 years or so of it.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Funny thing, though, the rules don't actually say...

Funny thing, though, the rules don't actually say anything about it being God's son in Deuteronomy 22. If she bleeds on the first knight she's ok, if not, stone her. Incidentally, that doesn't...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Also, pfft, Mary is of course a fake. The REAL...

Also, pfft, Mary is of course a fake. The REAL thing is, of course, Lavinia Whateley :p
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Pretty sure it's standard for all of RCC, Eastern...

Pretty sure it's standard for all of RCC, Eastern Orthodox AND most protestants. Pretty sure it applies to the Muslims too. (If nothing else, otherwise the Kalam argument would lose a premise right...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 8th June 2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, basically, he's infinity old, according to...

Well, basically, he's infinity old, according to the church.

Biggest layabout NEET in history, come to think about it. I mean, people feel bad about spending a year unemployed and doing nothing....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
I'm saying quite literally, that the state can...

I'm saying quite literally, that the state can decide to change the system so 1000 more people die, if it can save us all a billion.

Again, it's not even a hypothetical. Here in Germany at one...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th May 2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
Yep. In fact, I'm betting so many people would...

Yep. In fact, I'm betting so many people would want to be there, they'd more like need a stadium than a lecture hall.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th May 2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, hey, I was all for letting the occult club...

Well, hey, I was all for letting the occult club summon Satan. In fact, I thought the college should give them a written official invitation to the dark lord, if they actually think the witches can...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
This might be an objection at the scale of...

This might be an objection at the scale of society, but your having argued that it somehow fails because it doesn't maximize specifically fairness among the competitors in a sport is still...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th May 2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, that and as I think was said before, every...

Well, that and as I think was said before, every military ship in that age had that problem in rough enough weather. If you tilt enough or the waves get too high, you WILL take in water through the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
It doesn't mean, it doesn't apply at all, it just...

It doesn't mean, it doesn't apply at all, it just means it doesn't have to play by your nonsense distortion of it. It's just that the fallacy of division is still a fallacy even when it comes to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th May 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
That's technically true, but kinda beside the...

That's technically true, but kinda beside the point.

It's true in that, indeed, I could say "my favourie clairvoyant knows he'll get his just deserts", on account that I (for the scope of this...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
Not sure I'd say it's useless. Just each theory...

Not sure I'd say it's useless. Just each theory and framework applies to its own domain, and it might not apply on some other. Just like you cannot apply QM at cosmic scale, or GR at atom scales....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
Err, because I was now talking about sports, as a...

Err, because I was now talking about sports, as a different category from public good? You know, different theories for different fields?

Sports was never supposed to be about making every...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th May 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
I just wanted to chip in and say that, yeah, most...

I just wanted to chip in and say that, yeah, most people seem to have no idea the kind of magical BS a lot of people believe sincerely

As I was saying in various threads before, I actually grew...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
@mumblethrax I even agree with diagnosis making...

@mumblethrax
I even agree with diagnosis making no relevant difference, and that we accommodate lots of things, but here's the catch: we don't accommodate everything. If it takes no or just minimal...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th May 2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
I would also add that it's just one of many such...

I would also add that it's just one of many such kit-bash chimaeras. Including the actual Chimaera that gave its name to the whole class, which was a lion with a goat's neck and head protruding from...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th May 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
@smartcooky It's... more of a legal mess,...

@smartcooky
It's... more of a legal mess, especially if you include the other possible charges, and the individual state laws, and precedents.

For a start, even "credible threat" is not as clear...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, I was talking about the time when they...

Well, I was talking about the time when they could send a fax and England. In the very early 18'th century the rapier was all but replaced by the smallsword. But I suppose if we're talking more...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th May 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
That said (for all the respect I otherwise have...

That said (for all the respect I otherwise have for our dark lord Lucifer Morningstar) the same applies to summoning him. IF it can be shown that the witches conspired (which it would be when we're...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th May 2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
Short version: actually, yes, you could end up in...

Short version: actually, yes, you could end up in jail for voodoo. There actually is a precedent from 1989. Well... sorta. Not exactly. The actual charge you're looking for isn't attempted murder,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th May 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
Unrelated, here's Biblical proof that Satan is...

Unrelated, here's Biblical proof that Satan is the good guy: In John 13:2, which I just mentioned, it is Satan who gives Judas the idea to go sell Jesus to the Romans. Since Jesus's death was...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th May 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,838
Posted By HansMustermann
Is it just me, or does it seem obvious that these...

Is it just me, or does it seem obvious that these guys don't know anything about their own religion? Satan doesn't need to get summoned to come to Earth if He wanted to. I mean, I suppose in Job he...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
That said, you know, it now occurs to me that...

That said, you know, it now occurs to me that "knight" also continued past the age of plate armour. And if we're talking the age when a samurai could send a fax, then really, they're very much...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th May 2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, depends on the period, really. And that...

Well, depends on the period, really. And that feeds into the second anachronism I was talking about. Strictly speaking, if we're talking about Samurai, then none of that is true. Because they only...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th May 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Quite literally, yes, since the Samurai were only...

Quite literally, yes, since the Samurai were only finally disbanded after the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877.

You know, the one horribly misrepresented in The Last Samurai :p

But at least Sabaton...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th May 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
I wasn't talking about anime, though. But for...

I wasn't talking about anime, though. But for example the Samurai armour in City Of Heroes is also yay around 15-16th century. You can by the fact that the earlier o-yoroi had only 4 larger skirt...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th May 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Eh, 150 extra years for the samurai is way too...

Eh, 150 extra years for the samurai is way too much, if we start from the 16'th century, since right from the beginning of the 17'th century we get the plain clothes samurai with the katana (legally...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th May 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
You sure? I was always more of the impression...

You sure? I was always more of the impression that most people think full plate when they think knight, rather than the 14th century kind.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
More like the rural welsh countryside, going by...

More like the rural welsh countryside, going by the percentages, since that's about 98% white. Which still puts them at about twice the non-whites as a percentage of the population than the trans are...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th May 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Pretty much, no. In fact, he interfered with the...

Pretty much, no. In fact, he interfered with the construction all the way until its launch, demanding not just extra guns, but also heavy ornaments to befit a royal flagship, and so on.

And in...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th May 2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
It's not just stuff from 3000 years ago. For...

It's not just stuff from 3000 years ago.

For example, we lump a lot of more recent stuff together as "age of sail", even though shipbuilding technology evolved A LOT in that time. In fact, sail...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th May 2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,169
Posted By HansMustermann
Err... ever heard the word "chauvinism"? It's...

Err... ever heard the word "chauvinism"? It's actually named after Nicolas Chauvin, a Napoleonic veteran and rabid Napoleon fanboy from back then. (As well as over-the-top nationalist/jingoist at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
Not sure if it's actually that good an analogy,...

Not sure if it's actually that good an analogy, because it doesn't go far enough. Not trying to trigger the mods, but that kind of thing is kind of at the core of the issue. The real problem is not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
Pretty much. That doesn't seem to stop some from...

Pretty much. That doesn't seem to stop some from still keeping taking it seriously, though. But then, what else is new?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
Not sure why it seems so silly to split them by...

Not sure why it seems so silly to split them by gender. We split sports where it makes sense even by the weight of the people involved. But, anyway:

1. Not all games are billiards or such. We also...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd May 2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
I might be odd too, because I never actually had...

I might be odd too, because I never actually had any male friends who referred to any greek-letter status at all. Not about themselves, and not about others. So it can't be a constant for all men, at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd May 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,363
Posted By HansMustermann
The cis thing is the part that I understand the...

The cis thing is the part that I understand the least. Normally you specify extra modifiers for the less common varieties of anything, and they're almost never applied to a variety that is the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd May 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,574
Posted By HansMustermann
Nope, still not getting what you're trying to say.

Nope, still not getting what you're trying to say.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd May 2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
And here I am quoting scripture on Sunday again....

And here I am quoting scripture on Sunday again. I swear I just have just gotten ordained :p
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd May 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, more like in the early church there was...

Well, more like in the early church there was some dispute about what Jesus means when he says in Matthew 19:12, "For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd May 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By HansMustermann
Pretty much, yes.

Pretty much, yes.
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