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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Mark II) (Message 1744799)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Sarge
"What is the sound of one hand clapping?"
2) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1742585)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
Not sure of a better place to put this.
Busy weeks here at work, folks. Plus, I just managed to break 10000 posts here last week.
So, if you don't see me post much or at all until next week or beyond, don't be surprised.
Keep the discussions going.
3) Message boards : Politics : Another Mass Shooting in the U.S.A. (Message 1741898)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Therefore it is a fact that you are much more likely to be killed or injured by one of your own citizens with a gun or rifle than by any outside group.

I don't believe I qualified madmen seeking martyrdom by any distinction of origin. A madman is a madman, treat the illness or execute them, that is the only answer.

I will continue to 'cling to my Bible and my Guns' as my President suggests. If anyone wishes to think gun laws or gun free zones make them safe, I will not attempt to dissuade them. That's the way natural selection works.

A French police official confirming two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Stade de France stadium.
At least 15 people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris.
Between 60 and 100 people are reportedly being held hostage at the Bataclan arts centre.
How do you feel safe in such situations even if you have an own gun?
If one in the hostage where about to shoot to defend himself that person would be most likely be dead by now!
You cannot protect yourself with a handgun against suicide bombers and persons with automatic weapons.
Ah, you don't understand the fantasy that every one of those hostages has a gun. The person with the automatic weapon would be so full of holes from all those hostages that he would only be able to hit a scant handful of hostages before his insides were splattered on the wall.
In addition, if there is the possibility that every hostage is trained and armed, the terrorists might not be so quick to do something like this. There is a difference between slaughtering sheep and wolves.

So, despite their hatred and desire for revenge millenia old, they will be logical to an extent and only kill what they view as "the sheep"? Despite the fact that they know there will be retaliation from "the wolves"?
4) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1741824)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Be nice if this can be confirmed

This story will be around for weeks bit funny how that hospital that got bombed disappeared from the news after a couple of days . Wonder why that was ?

If the media forgets, DO YOU? I know I don't.
5) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1741789)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Be nice if this can be confirmed

Just a 'Feel Good' incident.

Doesn't change anything.

I agree.

There are 3 options, as I see it:

1) Total destruction, as you have acknowledged yet not advocated.
2) People putting things in proper perspective: ISIS is dangerous, yet the probability of me dying due to an ISIS attack within the next 72 hours is 0.0001.
3) Or, really change hearts and minds of fundamentalist terrorists. Get them to see we are all better off, even them, if the madness comes to an end. Now. And forever.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Message 1741607)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Here is a graph of field of science.

For some reason I like to think that the field noted as ? is philosophy.

As others have stated and I posted here some years ago, mathematics and science most definitely arose from philosophy. Thank Euclid for putting it on solid ground to silence the sophists.

Luckily, Chris is on solid ground ... solid for 3500-500 BCE.
7) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #3 (Message 1741606)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Thor's 40 mph winds make this Nor'easter cold when they blow down from the 14ers.
8) Message boards : Politics : Religion in government (Message 1741405)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
only 48.7% said they were christians.

Attacking, and vilifying minorities, is disgusting.

Whether Racial, Cultural, or Religious.

You need to do some more homework.

How many times do I have to tell you this.

The 18 to 19 year old christians in the US are not a minority group because in the US the social majority are the christians.

What percent of 18 and 19 year olds in the U.S. are Christian?
Or, if you prefer (a la Eleanor Arroway), christian?
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Message 1741011)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
Fascinating that a sophist should mention axioms.
10) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1741001)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
Should correct myself.

Apparently I pasted the link following "in response to" when making a reference to an earlier posting.

Rather it should be the first link that should be used here.

Sorry about that mistake.

Geoff Tate used to be an amazing singer.
Via his spirit. I transcended to a belief in the spirit of Darwin which may or may not have Platonically existed.
Alas, Geoff no longer retains his awesomeness. At a rate greater than c. amidst lack of practice, alleged smoking and arrogance, he no longer soars across the octaves.
Is it because of this that my faith in Einstein shattered?
11) Message boards : Politics : Religion in government (Message 1740999)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge

Results from a linear regression with number of stickers shared as the dependent variable ... .

What was on the stickers? If Luke Skywalker, I could see Chinese kids not giving a #%$@ and sharing away something not cared about anyway.

I do not see documentation of the issue Michel raised, but it is a believable concern: could most of the Chinese children been atheist (and maybe a small percent Buddhist), all the Jordanian children Muslim and most of the Turkish children been Muslim (with, maybe, less than a majority, some Christianb)? Where is the control for culture?

What about what I asked: length of time the family the child is from been non-religious (or religious)? Number of years or number of generations? Where's the control for that?
12) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1740996)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
At least he is not afraid of telling about his possible opinions when it comes to at least a couple of things, including the subject of being able to believe.

Yes, Mark does do that and he is free to do so.
Which opinions of yours were you supposed to be sharing?
13) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1740920)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
... but why not perhaps make a distinction between God and some fanatical religion which may be around?

Other than this, how is your post a response to something Clyde's said?

You know I am having my own thread here and it is supposed to be about science quite often or most of the time.

Looking back as far as October 5 in Politics and as far back as August 3 in Science (non-SETI), I cannot find a thread about science originally authored by musicplayer. To which thread were you referring, please?
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Message 1740916)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
To clap as we understand it needs two hands or a hand and another object.

Young Sir, I suggest that you are getting your transitive and intransitive Verbs, and nouns mixed up.

See here Clap

The last time I clapped a hand on someone's knee she was not amused!

Sorry, I win:
15) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1740888)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
I think The Donald is like the great
Gretzky,(All Bow!) he can do any thing!

Elect The Donald!

Not everyone has eyes as good as yours. Edited to magnify.
16) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1740881)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
You make some very good points in your post, mp.

Then please translate, Julie.

BTW ... banished: ID 10223287.
17) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1740873)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
I know you are quite good at it ...

You are.

Definitely a definition of God is impossible to give, because not everyone is believing in his existence.

In Euclidean geometry, an equilateral triangle is defined as a triangle with all equal sides. (As a consequence, all angles are all 60 degrees.)
I propose it is highly probable that all attempts to ever construct an equilateral triangle have failed, not because of the method (which can be proven to produce a perfect result if followed perfectly) because of human inaccuracies and inaccuracies in the straightedges and compasses used.
If all attempts to produce an equilateral triangle have, in truth, produced a-not-so-equilateral triangle, then the definition is of something that does not (yet) exist.
Yet that thing can still be most certainly be visualized and talked about.
Nonetheless, people wonder, what the h311 are you talking about and whether you really contribute anything to a discussion.

Therefore we are left with using the scientific method in order to be able to understand certain things, regardless of whether or not God should in fact be existing.

I see. So, not only do we get to decide on the existence, but we also get to decide on whether something should or should not exist. I say it doesn't exist, but feel it should, thus, I will make it so.
18) Message boards : Politics : Will the "YouTube Era" change policing? (Message 1740837)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
Street Anarchy and Criminalizing Childhood, must continue.

As in the "zero tolerance" approach of the past 10-20 years?
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Message 1740827)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
"the sound of one hand clapping" is "woosh, woosh", from the proper perspective.

Ah, but think on this. We all know from experience what it sounds like when two hands clap together in applause. One hand moving through the air at about the same speed for that distance, makes no sound at all. Try it. To clap as we understand it needs two hands or a hand and another object.

Strictly you sentence should read

"the sound of one hand moving in the air fast enough, is "woosh, woosh", from the proper perspective."

ducks behind sofa ....

So, you've never clapped a hand on or near your knee.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Star Wars movie (Message 1740752)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
Sarge have you seen all six movies in order ??.....Maybe you should !!

Are you disagreeing with my analysis? ("I've got a bad feeling about this.")

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