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Message 1386207 - Posted: 30 Jun 2013, 20:37:40 UTC

Oh Lord, not this by evolution or by design thread again, by the back door! Quite what this has to do with "Science (non-SETI)" I haven't a clue.

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Message 1386579 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 20:01:18 UTC

Biola University-Biola University was founded in 1908 as the Bible Institute Of Los Angeles by Lyman Stewart, president of the Union Oil Company of California (subsequently known as Unocal and later purchased by the Chevron Corporation), Thomas C. Horton, a Presbyterian minister and Christian author, and Augustus B. Prichard, also a Presbyterian minister.[3][4] [5]

current enrollment and staff

Academic staff 900
Undergraduates 4,106
Postgraduates 1,995


Seems incredibly small. since its been around since 1908 and it is in a large population center you'd assume it would have a bigger enrollment.

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UCLA

Academic staff 4,016[4]
Admin. staff 26,139
Students 39,945 (2012)[5]
Undergraduates 27,941 (2012)[5]
Postgraduates 12,004 (2012


This isn't to just knock the size of the supposed school of higher learning but also its location.

Lets also get right back onto the same crap website you keep dropping us into with the same illogical rants. Sorry champ you have to find another source.
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Message 1386627 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 22:31:51 UTC

Well it isn't always the size but the quality

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Nobel Laureates : 31, 32 awards
National Medal of Science Recipients : 57
National Medal of Technology Recipients : 13
National Academies Memberships : 112
Academic Professionals : 294
Other Academic : 1207
Other employees : 8900 (includes JPL)
Undergraduates : 978
Postgraduates : 1253
Budget : $2.057 Billion
Endowment : $1.747 Billion

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Message 1386761 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 7:46:51 UTC

Caltech manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA. The Curiosity mission was its latest, but also the NuSTAR hard X-ray telescope.
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Message 1386775 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 9:28:37 UTC

The same group of idiots gave Obama a Nobel Peace Prize, I didn't buy that either....

Sigh ...... Don't be so naive. A number of Nobel peace prizes are simply honorary awards to people like Presidents, for no other reason than that it is traditional. They don't deserve the awards, it debases the system, but it happens. Obama got it in 2009, Carter got it in 2002, and most bizarrely the EU got it in 2012. However no-one disagrees with Mandela in 1993, that was genuinely deserved.

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Message 1386795 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 11:31:40 UTC - in response to Message 1386775.

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...no-one disagrees with Mandela in 1993, that was genuinely deserved.

I can assure you that some people do disagree with Mandela being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Mandela shared the award with FW de Klerk, also a former president. And there are some people who disagree with that, too.

My view, FWIW, is that both deserved the award.
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Message 1386817 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 13:58:30 UTC - in response to Message 1386811.

No, I will not give up.

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Message 1386855 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 19:20:14 UTC

I'm so glad you have time to spend watching the debate.
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Message 1386871 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 20:31:17 UTC

I dunno, getting paid to watch others work their socks off is great :-)
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Message 1386950 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 0:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 1386871.

I dunno, getting paid to watch others work their socks off is great :-)

I don't get paid for it, but I don't mind watching some people make constant fools of themselves, especially when they don't realise just how foolish they look. ROFLMAO

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Message 1386952 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 0:46:35 UTC - in response to Message 1386207.

Oh Lord, not this by evolution or by design thread again, by the back door! Quite what this has to do with "Science (non-SETI)" I haven't a clue.

You never give up do you ID?


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