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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th June 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,829
Posted By steenkh
There are a finite number of molecules in the...

There are a finite number of molecules in the organic brain. I fail to understand why this allows for an infinite number of possible states.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th June 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 23,110
Posted By steenkh
Russia threatens Finland & Sweden

Putin’s “justification” is that Slavs have lived there for centuries. Which is in fact not true, if we take Finland and the Baltics as an example. Depending of course on just how many Slavs need to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd May 2022, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 147,719
Posted By steenkh
Yes, I too can’t see the connection between...

Yes, I too can’t see the connection between technology and travel arrangements.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th May 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By steenkh
I still have not found time to watch any of the...

I still have not found time to watch any of the videos. My information was from Phil Plait’s blog at https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/bad-astronomy-first-image-sgr-a-black-hole-center-of-milky-way...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th May 2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By steenkh
What are we seeing? Are the three knots of light...

What are we seeing? Are the three knots of light showing three objects, or is it echoes of a single object with the light wrapping around the black hole?

I understand that it is a snapshot of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By steenkh
RNA evolution

I found this article on Universe Today. It certainly seems interesting, though I fear it is hyped. At least I think there are too few details to really make me believe that this is something that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,256
Posted By steenkh
How does General Relativity conclude that there is a Big Bang?

Thanks for the explanations. They make sense, and I have learned something new :thumbsup:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th May 2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,256
Posted By steenkh
I realize I am late for this ball, but I have...

I realize I am late for this ball, but I have trawled through the whole of the preceding posts, and I simply can’t find out why GR is supposed to imply BB.

Apparently, Lemaître derived BB from GR,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th April 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
You have claimed this over and over, but all you...

You have claimed this over and over, but all you have presented is your belief that it is so.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th April 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 22,822
Posted By steenkh
I stated that you had no definition of what...

I stated that you had no definition of what “elastic” means, and you demonstrated this amply by giving a load of manure about how important it is, but nothing about what it means.

Thanks.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th April 2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 22,822
Posted By steenkh
All of this is revealed as nonsense because you...

All of this is revealed as nonsense because you have no definition of the kind of “elasticism” that you claim is evident in space, and it has no predictive power whatsoever. So it remains just...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th April 2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
Quantum physics is physics. The laws of quantum...

Quantum physics is physics. The laws of quantum physics are laws of physics. What do you think those scientists say exactly? Hawking was an outspoken atheist. Do you really think he thought that the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th April 2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
The soul is supposed to think, and move our...

The soul is supposed to think, and move our bodies around. So it affects matter. Everything that affects matter is subject to the laws of physics.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th April 2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 129,100
Posted By steenkh
What is the efficiency of the vaccines against...

What is the efficiency of the vaccines against Omicron? As I understand it, all vaccines were targeting the Alpha variant of Sars-cov-2, and their efficiency against other variants are impaired, and...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th January 2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
You are the one presenting claims about the...

You are the one presenting claims about the Quran. These claims have been shown to be worthless. Whenever somebody has shown this, you react by ignoring it completely and presenting a new claim, or...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th December 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
What is your point then? Should all Muslims be...

What is your point then? Should all Muslims be regarded as ticking bombs?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th December 2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
I don’t think I missed the crucial point: it is...

I don’t think I missed the crucial point: it is still a small percentage that become actual terrorists. In the UK there are more Muslims than in Denmark, and a small percentage comes out as a larger...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th December 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
The word terrorist may not have been mentioned...

The word terrorist may not have been mentioned directly, but there has been much pointing out that the Quran asks true believers to kill unbelievers, and shouldn’t heydarian follow the Quran and do...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th December 2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 129,100
Posted By steenkh
It has been mentioned that Covid-19 has become...

It has been mentioned that Covid-19 has become endemic and then we can just as well give up and live with it.

I absolutely disagree: endemic diseases can be fought, and we have some tools, and...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th December 2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
You are quite right, he is a fanatic, as I...

You are quite right, he is a fanatic, as I believe is any believer who chooses to engage in a debate here. But there are different kinds of fanatics, and I don’t think heydarian is the worst kind.
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th December 2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
For some years I was a moderator at a now defunct...

For some years I was a moderator at a now defunct forum for atheists, and have a lot of experience debating believers there. I have never seen any of them facing up to anything. The most you can hope...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th December 2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 129,100
Posted By steenkh
I know a number of families where one member...

I know a number of families where one member tested positive, and no one else in the family got infected, despite the fact that the infected child or grown-up was ever isolated within the family.
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th December 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
I think heydarian saeed is treated somewhat...

I think heydarian saeed is treated somewhat unfairly. It is true that he sticks to his religious guns, but so do many Christians, and they are able to hold highly skilled jobs where their religion...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th December 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
Happy New Year to you too. But I am in no...

Happy New Year to you too. But I am in no position to help anybody immigrating.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th December 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 220,362
Posted By steenkh
That is the fingerprint: the Russians are so...

That is the fingerprint: the Russians are so sophisticated that their fingerprint is that there is no fingerprint …
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th December 2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,377
Posted By steenkh
What I do not understand is why on earth the...

What I do not understand is why on earth the producer of a fraudulent product uses presumably expensive raw materials

Or am I wrong, are radioactive materials actually cheaper to acquire?

There...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 5th December 2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 322,309
Posted By steenkh
I always find it curious why we should be scared...

I always find it curious why we should be scared if any of the supernatural phenomena should turn out to be real, in this case telepathy.

My view is that if telepathy is real, it has always been...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 2nd December 2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 322,309
Posted By steenkh
Michel, you may have your own view in whether you...

Michel, you may have your own view in whether you are telepathic or not, but you can never claim that a survey where you decide on the credibility of respondents is neutral and unbiased.

In other...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th November 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,991
Posted By steenkh
Fortunately, it appears that Omicron is less...

Fortunately, it appears that Omicron is less dangerous than other variants. So far not a single patient has needed to go to the hospital. A virologist in a Danish paper thinks that if this stands,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th November 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 322,309
Posted By steenkh
There is 25% chance that you will hit the right...

There is 25% chance that you will hit the right number again, which is way too much. Michel will not understand that with such probabilities he will need lots and lots of tests before it becomes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th November 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 220,362
Posted By steenkh
I was treated for 'Moscow Eye' a few months ago....

I was treated for 'Moscow Eye' a few months ago. The Russians seem to be at it everywhere!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd November 2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 166,249
Posted By steenkh
Why should deer get infected from food and drink...

Why should deer get infected from food and drink when humans don’t? OK, maybe deer sniff before they drink, whereas humans only do it with alcohol …
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 1st November 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
Is there a thread for this anti-semitic nonsense?...

Is there a thread for this anti-semitic nonsense? Because yes, that is what it is.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 1st November 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
Originally, you claimed that you could prove your...

Originally, you claimed that you could prove your god’s existence in a lab, but of course you couldn’t, and you didn’t.

In fact, you have changed your claim to be that your god cannot be proven...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th October 2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,464
Posted By steenkh
Sorry about that. The original article had a list...

Sorry about that. The original article had a list of big telescopes, and how they had to be repaired after they were declared ready. The problems were not just about optics, but also the mount and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th October 2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,464
Posted By steenkh
Thanks, Roboramma. You are right, I didn’t think...

Thanks, Roboramma. You are right, I didn’t think of the coolant restraint as being a sign of incompetence, but merely as a design constraint. Now I know that the design has removed this constraint...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th October 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,464
Posted By steenkh
Thanks, it sounds reassuring.

Thanks, it sounds reassuring.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th October 2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,464
Posted By steenkh
Isn’t it normally coolant that is the limiting...

Isn’t it normally coolant that is the limiting factor? As far as I remember coolant tends to run out faster than expected.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd October 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 166,249
Posted By steenkh
I don’t think you can wield Ockham’s razor that...

I don’t think you can wield Ockham’s razor that easily.

Natural origin is indeed a viable option, but your list of dependencies is flawed. You could also say that instead of an “unknown progenitor...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd October 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
Reality trumps your “basic high school germ...

Reality trumps your “basic high school germ theory”: people do get Covid-19 twice, and they do have the capacity to infect others.


First of all, I do not hate idiots, I just consider them...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd October 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
You and people like you are threatening the...

You and people like you are threatening the health of other people.

Anecdote time: in Denmark we have such a high acceptance of vaccinations that we have lifted all restrictions whatsoever, but...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd October 2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
But you are advocating sustaining a virus a that...

But you are advocating sustaining a virus a that is orders of magnitude more dangerous than the vaccine that can eliminate the danger.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th October 2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
Do you know what herd immunity means? It means...

Do you know what herd immunity means? It means that some individuals who are not immune, are not very likely to get the disease because the level of immunity in the society is so high that infection...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th October 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
Then it is good that nobody claims that the...

Then it is good that nobody claims that the vaccinations prevent infection and death. Right from the start, it was publicised what the effectiveness of the vaccines are.

The vaccines reduce the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th October 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
As far as I remember, only about 2% of those...

As far as I remember, only about 2% of those infected developed symptoms. The modern covidiots would regard this an acceptable price for not rolling out a vaccine.

Polio was regarded as a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th October 2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
A force[/QUOTE] No, it is matter.

A force[/QUOTE]
No, it is matter.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th October 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 143,460
Posted By steenkh
Whenever you say this, we say “special pleading”....

Whenever you say this, we say “special pleading”. I think you do not know what we mean by this. It actually means that you claim there is a rule called “causality” and then you claim that the rule is...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th October 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
How big was the global population in previous...

How big was the global population in previous centuries? How big is it now? The suggestion you imply does not seem to work out,
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th October 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
Well, you are not totally immune, and you are not...

Well, you are not totally immune, and you are not permanently immune. I thought that was what you expected when you continually went on about your sterilising immunity.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th October 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 156,405
Posted By steenkh
Sorry, my iPad ate a word. The missing word is...

Sorry, my iPad ate a word. The missing word is “wiped”.
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