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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 06:14 PM
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Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
And this is relevant to this discussion, how?...

And this is relevant to this discussion, how? :boggled:

And who has ever made that claim in the first place? Never mind, don't answer, it's off topic.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
:id: Oh my word.

:id:

Oh my word.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Pretty much. The evidence supported position is...

Pretty much. The evidence supported position is that neither hypothesis has been proved.

Gleefully proclaiming one hypothesis is now favored is not an evidence based assertion. It's wishful...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Interesting that I have a life? :sdl:

Interesting that I have a life? :sdl:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
You could put it that way when some people are...

You could put it that way when some people are willing to overlook the lack of established evidence because some researchers have hypothesized how this or that could have occurred.

You need...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
What latest evidence? :confused: You are...

What latest evidence? :confused:

You are wrong, along with others here, that the spillover hypothesis has been proved. No, it hasn't been.

You're not even up to date in this discussion.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
That's off topic in this thread. Take it to one...

That's off topic in this thread. Take it to one of the politics threads, thanks.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th August 2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
If you had been following from the beginning you...

If you had been following from the beginning you would have seen Daszak's big push to get everyone repeating the CT nonsense. To that Tedros from the WHO pushed back and noted this dismissal of the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th July 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
What was speculated about in both studies was the...

What was speculated about in both studies was the missing data on the earliest cases, not the analysis in either study.

TopHap didn't fill in any missing data blanks. When you analyze thousands of...
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,071
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
It might have crossed their minds that a SCOTUS...

It might have crossed their minds that a SCOTUS justice who lied under oath in his confirmation hearing wouldn't set the best example for the students.

And Thomas might walk out if he were...
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,071
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
It was as narcissistic a comment/POV as Drumpf...

It was as narcissistic a comment/POV as Drumpf might have made.
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Aren't all those examples of lone wolves?

Aren't all those examples of lone wolves?
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
There is no need for any corporate 'deep state'...

There is no need for any corporate 'deep state' to act against the US because they have a corrupt SCOTUS majority in place to do their bidding.

And the GOP is not that well organized or powerful.
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
They would if they could but they don't have the...

They would if they could but they don't have the votes. They need 2/3 of both Houses and that is not a Senate rule they can change. It is in the Constitution.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th July 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
All of this is speculation on Worobey's part. I...

All of this is speculation on Worobey's part. I will repeat what I said before: There are a number of holes in Worobey's study and he simply makes stuff up to fit his round data in a square hole.
...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
No ******* way. As for SCOTUS, maybe Drumpf...

No ******* way.

As for SCOTUS, maybe Drumpf can appeal his way all the way to the SC. A decent judge however won't stay the jail time. That's iffy.

The religious fanatics on the SC don't really...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
He clearly explained the difference. Maybe you...

He clearly explained the difference. Maybe you should re-read his post.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th July 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
MedicalExpressNews: WHO says all theories still...

MedicalExpressNews: WHO says all theories still on table after studies point to natural COVID origin (https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-07-theories-table-natural-covid.html)

So no, my pointing...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th July 2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
No it isn't like anti-vaxxer stuff. Maybe to you...

No it isn't like anti-vaxxer stuff. Maybe to you with a serious bias from the start it was spillover it seems that way.

I did not say they wouldn't pass peer review, I said it will be interesting...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 95,790
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
That might be one reason he keeps saying he'll...

That might be one reason he keeps saying he'll run but then doesn't...yet.
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 95,790
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
I think it's to please himself.

I think it's to please himself.
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 95,790
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
I bet CNN can cost the Drumpf team more.

I bet CNN can cost the Drumpf team more.
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 95,790
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Anyone know if he's ever won one of these? ...

Anyone know if he's ever won one of these?

He gets mad, rants that he'll sue mostly to get even. He has such a revenge obsession... :rolleyes:
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
I don't know the answer but why does it matter?...

I don't know the answer but why does it matter? The Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers were already at the Capitol before Drumpf finished speaking. They had established weak points in the police lines...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th July 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 176,227
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Andersen, Garry and Worobey are all listed as...

Andersen, Garry and Worobey are all listed as authors of that paper. And interestingly Garry is a "co-founder of Zalgen Labs, a biotechnology company developing countermeasures to emerging viruses."...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Patience Grasshopper. What I imagine will be...

Patience Grasshopper.

What I imagine will be very hard actions: How to arrest Drumpf with those SS around him? Hopefully the J6 committee is going to do some housecleaning over there at the SS...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Though it would be an interesting development if...

Though it would be an interesting development if DeSantis took his time getting to that pardon. :cool:

Remember though, he can't pardon state convictions.

Also, as for SCOTUS, they are already...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 34,898
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
What was breaking news was a peak into said...

What was breaking news was a peak into said investigation you didn't and apparently still don't believe was going on.
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,651
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
It's a reflection of how deep they are into their...

It's a reflection of how deep they are into their lies: they see it as suppression of legitimate POVs. They don't get it that it's their damaging lies being suppressed.
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,071
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Moving on ... anti-abortionists are now harassing...

Moving on ... anti-abortionists are now harassing the doctor who legally performed the abortion on the pregnant 10 yr old. They are threatening her and her children.

NPR: Indiana doctor says she...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
WTF? The dogma some are expressing here...

WTF?

The dogma some are expressing here doesn't make me stupid for recognizing when a lightyear is used as a measure of distance but that it also refers to how long (time) said photons traveled to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Look at your post. You screwed up the closed...

Look at your post. You screwed up the closed quote code. It's [ / quote], not [ \ quote]..

[snipped stuff I already answered.]

None of this has **** to do with anything. You can find lightyear...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
There are times 'lightyear' is used...

There are times 'lightyear' is used metaphorically. The M-W entry contained examples.

But again, if something is X lightyears distant then the light took X years to get here. It's not slang unless...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Again here is an example of distance without the...

Again here is an example of distance without the element of time or speed.

You take time—a year— out of the equation or unit measured then of course it isn't going to be used to describe time....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
This is a non sequitur. Who here is talking...

This is a non sequitur.

Who here is talking about how long it takes a photon to escape the Sun? Who is talking only about the speed of light? :confused:

The discussion is about lightyears. In...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Yes and no. It may be wrong by the physic's...

Yes and no. It may be wrong by the physic's definition. But astronomy also recognizes when we look lightyears out in space the light we are seeing was generated years back in time.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
To the first paragraph by what measure is it...

To the first paragraph by what measure is it "improper"? As for "actual definition" I did not see anything about improper use in the M-W entry. You wrote an awkward sentence. Try this:
Light...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
:confused: Define "long". Is that a length...

:confused:

Define "long". Is that a length of time or a length of distance?
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 01:07 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 49,886
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
I understood that article saying: raise money for...

I understood that article saying: raise money for us, not for yourself. Did I read it wrong? I suppose I did.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th July 2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
I was trying to find something on how different...

I was trying to find something on how different decisions came about and found this:

BBC News: Why don't we vaccinate against chickenpox? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8557236.stm)

That's...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th July 2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
It's actually an economic problem. If you...

It's actually an economic problem. If you vaccinate kids you might be delaying the infection rather than giving the vaccinee lifetime immunity. In countries that have decent vaccine coverage, should...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
I didn't notice M-W used the word illegitimate...

I didn't notice M-W used the word illegitimate use. :confused:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
[/quote]What did I ignore, that non-scientists...

[/quote]What did I ignore, that non-scientists apply the term more freely? How do you figure I ignored that when I said as much three times now and counting.



The same could be said of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
:id:

:id:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
:rolleyes: You divided the word into straw and...

:rolleyes:
You divided the word into straw and letters.

Since when is 'light' used as a measure of distance by itself?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
Are you serious? :rolleyes:

Are you serious? :rolleyes:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
That's absurd, I gave examples upstream. ...

That's absurd, I gave examples upstream.

"Light from that distant galaxy took 10 lightyears to get here."

Did you bother to look at the M.W. link?

It's hard to see any realistic discussion...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,189
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
M.W. backs me up and explains why geek dogma...

M.W. backs me up and explains why geek dogma doesn't overwrite the broader use of language.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,071
Posted By Skeptic Ginger
ftfy It's not about experiencing it like a...

ftfy

It's not about experiencing it like a white person can still talk about racism. It's about a bunch of men making criminals out of women and they have no clue what that is actually about.
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