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    I commend you on the way you manage to stay on...

    I commend you on the way you manage to stay on point and friendly while destroying this kind of just-so stories. I'm lacking that patience.
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    Sure, this is but a message board. Yet, we have...

    Child-rearing requires a more consistent presence, with a stable problem space. Most of womanhood throughout history has been 'don't let my child die' and 'be good/efficient' at household tasks. This...
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    Your conjecture doesn't even make sense. Over 90%...

    Sure, but the hard data doesn't exist so I'm conjecturing based on anecdotal experience. I could be totally off base but that's the arena we're in, if you don't want to take part, fair enough, or if...
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    Keeping children alive is fairly abstract/...

    Keeping children alive is fairly abstract/ distant - certainly compared top dealing with an injured bison charging at you, feeding a child can always wait another hour, even if it may not sound...
  5. Who said "extensively"? "something you don't know...

    That's where the - don't have the desire to code extensively in my spare time - point comes in. I wrote a bit of React a few months ago to get familiar with it, but save actually starting a small...
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    It might or might not. Independently of that,...

    Don't digress, just explain why suggesting there should be an empirical science of logic would have no place in the science forum?
    EB[/QUOTE]

    It might or might not.

    Independently of that, if...
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    I'm not the one who thinks they can overturn all...

    Yeah, yours.



    ???

    You must be kidding, right?
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    I'm not the one who thinks they can overturn all of modern logic on the basis of "this doesn't feel right (to me)" - and even...
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    Your questions have been answered, in this thread...

    If you don't have anything relevant to say on this, please abstain from posting irrelevant comments.
    EB[/QUOTE]

    Your questions have been answered, in this thread and elsewhere.

    You just don't...
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    Doesn't presupposing non empty terms nullify the...

    However, that is valid under the definition of validity in mathematical logic provided by Speakpigeon, and it is valid precisely because there is an implicit hypothesis that there are no empty terms...
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    It's not an assumption, it's an observation. What...

    I'm not decided on this. Maybe people are just stupid.

    Or, it is just a matter that they are not motivated to think about logic.

    Or, they haven't been lucky like me to find good reasons to...
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    Speakpigeon, if people aren't getting your point,...

    Speakpigeon, if people aren't getting your point, there's two logical possibilities (in any logic): people are stupid, or your point is at best poorly expressed and possibly invalid. What reason do...
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    He was right: You do believe the universe...

    LOL. You can't even make sense of simple sentences.

    You were ostensibly talking to Steve, sure. Not something you do very often; to start with. But then you were talking about some unspecified...
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    "intuition" and "hardwired" are not contradicting...

    No, not logical intuition. It's hardwired.
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    "intuition" and "hardwired" are not contradicting terms, and you're making a claim without evidence.

    You moving very fast from "why isn't...
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    Anyway, if you want a system of logic that...

    Anyway, if you want a system of logic that conforms to every person's inuitions while also being consistent, you need a new bunch of humans, not a new set of logical primitives. That remains true...
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    I understand that you are convinced you know...

    I might get around to responding to the rest of your post eventually, but let's just clarify what you are saying here first. This sounds very much like your starting position is your belief that...
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    I might get around to responding to the rest of...

    I might get around to responding to the rest of your post eventually, but let's just clarify what you are saying here first. This sounds very much like your starting position is your belief that...
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    You keep quoting these words of yours as though...

    You keep quoting these words of yours as though they were scripture, and treating the others as heretics for straying from them. Of course without ever explaining them. So I will ask specifically: Is...
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    And in many cases, c will be different for two...

    And in many cases, c will be different for two different maps
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    Indeed - and he suggested pumping seawater to a...

    Ok, I understand how wind could directly power a pump without electricity as intermediary, but what do you mean by a pump running on solar but not electricity?[/QUOTE]

    Loren actually said that...
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    Ok, I understand how wind could directly power a...

    And the pump is going to run on?[/QUOTE]

    The pump runs on solar when the sun shines, the pump runs on wind when the wind blows. Oversizing the pump so it can do it's job despite running only part...
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    Not "by definition", but because it is a great...

    Sorry to blunt, but you are making it Sound as though you haven't fully understood the globe thing. A great circle is called a circle because it is in fact a circle centered at the earth's centre -...
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    Sorry to blunt, but you are making it Sound as...

    Say that again. Slowly.

    Any straight path that starts on the surface of a sphere leaves that surface (either it's a tangent that heads off into space, or a chord that tunnels into the ground).
    ...
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    Eventually, yes. In 99.9% of cases, it won't be...

    Eventually, yes. In 99.9% of cases, it won't be The optimal Route though.
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    And if we're going to nitpick, there's only one...

    And if we're going to nitpick, there's only one great circle path - the equator. The rest are great ellipses.
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    Constant bearing is going to produce a suboptimal...

    It depends on the map. I lived in the Idaho panhandle in the 90s surrounded by federal and state forests. I bought uSGS topological sectional maps. They covered maybe a section 20x20 miles with...
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