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    Neither the rattlesnake, nor the uranium were...

    Neither the rattlesnake, nor the uranium were illegal to possess... believe it or not.
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    or worse... everything is working out just fine,...

    or worse... everything is working out just fine, untill you try and pull it out of your mouth between two fingers... but the paper sticks to your lip so it slides between your fingers, burning them...
  3. The article fast linked starts out saying the...

    The article fast linked starts out saying the phrase "separation of church and state" has no legal basis, and was designed to eliminate Christianity.
    The irony of this is that "Congress shall make...
  4. This.

    This.
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    This is not the expression of an idea. This is...

    Please read the question carefully. Please don't go into the usual wild and nonsensical answers most people here usually do.

    If you understand both English and human deductive logic, it should be...
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    The failure in logic (what makes it illogical) is...

    Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    EB[/QUOTE]

    The failure in logic (what makes it illogical) is that the conclusion (1=2) does not follow the premise (A=B). A is not equal to 1 when B is equal...
  7. Thread: Jabberwocky

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    This quoted part of the poem speaks of the...

    This quoted part of the poem speaks of the running of the baby turtles during the spawning full moon. Clear as brillig to me. :shrug:

    In boring, modern English:

    It was bright evening, and the...
  8. Thread: Jabberwocky

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    The Jabberwocky is no more "nonsense" than Dr....

    The Jabberwocky is no more "nonsense" than Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein... OK, maybe Shel is not even close... but still. It's classic artistic expression with some deep use of onamonapia.
  9. will a 340 km rock passing between the Earth and...

    will a 340 km rock passing between the Earth and our moon do anything bad? Because that is actually happening pretty soon.
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    This.. and much, much more here:...

    This.. and much, much more here: http://mentalfloss.com/amazingfactgenerator
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    Ya, that is what I guess too.. The golden ratio...

    That seems to be talking about the "anthropic principle" - how the environment is "fine-tuned" for us.

    As far as why flowers are pleasing to our eyes, maybe it is due to them having patterns and...
  12. I have a question for you... How do you choose...

    I have a question for you... How do you choose what is a meaningless coincidence and what is a meaningful coincidence... and for that matter, how do you guess what is a coincidence and what is caused?
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    Warren on Gay Marriage

    When Elizabeth Warren was asked what she would say to a person who says they hold a cherished belief that marriage is something between one man and one woman, she replied that such a person would...
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    Or Earth (!!!!!) That video was good... Earth...

    Or Earth (!!!!!)

    That video was good... Earth is already rotating along a stable axis, they say.
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    Would that be any "easier" than, say, using...

    They are not indeterminate or unpredictable. As long as you know the moments of inertia and the initial rotational velocities you can predict the flipping period by solving Euler's equations.[/QUOTE]...
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    Rewind that... How big did I say it was?? ...

    <Doc>Rewind that... How big did I say it was?? Two point zero petabytes!?!?! Two point zero petabytes!!!??</Doc>
  17. He does.. and is... You just never seen a candid...

    He does.. and is... You just never seen a candid picture of him, is all...

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    The videos I saw showed objects "flipping" at...

    The videos I saw showed objects "flipping" at very regular intervals. Yet those intervals are indeterminate? Or just too complicated to predict? What, then, keeps them regular?
  19. Einstein, lacking the foresight that telescopes...

    https://books.google.at/books?id=-7QqBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=a+little+nearer+fulfillment+our+dream+of+controlling+this+latent+power+arthur+eddington&source=bl&ots=2hGRd5TQEA&sig=ACfU3U2DDM2z80orT...
  20. Bolded part is the tricky bit.

    Bolded part is the tricky bit.
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    they need a uniformed guard standing by with...

    Kind of like waiting for the Browns to win.



    They need to follow through. After that embarrassing Lewandowski hearing, they need to start holding people in contempt.[/QUOTE]

    they need a...
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    Nope. The clue is that if I were staff, I...

    They seem to have been (appropriately) moved to Humor... please create them there initially, moving forward.[/QUOTE]
    Last time I checked, you aren't staff.[/QUOTE]

    Nope. The clue is that if I...
  23. I guess the moral of the story then is that to be...

    I'd post a more comprehensive response, but I need to get to bed early so that I can wake up and work my lucrative gig picking lettuce tomorrow morning. Thank goodness all those illegal immigrants...
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    Spooky Rotations

    When a Russian Astronaut aboard their space station spun a wingnut off of a bolt in zero gravity, something very strange happened.
    The bolt continued to spin weightlessly for a few seconds... and...
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    .. racing around To come up behind you again...

    .. racing around
    To come up behind you
    again...
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