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    There’s a sense of probable where there’s a...

    There’s a sense of probable where there’s a likelihood greater than unlikely (for example, greater than 50%), but there’s also a sense of probable that follows the entire continuum (for example, a 5%...
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    The possibility is not altered by knowledge. The...

    The possibility is not altered by knowledge. The chance of landing on a two is equal to that of the chance of landing on a three. That possibility remains intact and unchanged even after we learn...
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    Possibility (two perspectives)

    There are two different perspectives that I can see but do not have the words to differentiate them. I’m looking for the terms.

    I’ll use dice to explain what I’m talking about. There are six...
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    A staple’s EASY button. You never know when...

    A staple’s EASY button. You never know when things might get difficult. Better to be prepared.

    I know what you might be thinking (on the moral front), but believe me, the source of pride does not...
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    Poll: At risk of having a brick thrown at me, I do...

    At risk of having a brick thrown at me, I do maintain my position that the argument is valid.

    However, I am biased in my use of the term, “valid.”

    I can’t speak for mathematicians, but if I...
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    Weather is to climate as a stock price is to a...

    Weather is to climate as a stock price is to a moving average. The actual occurances in nature we can measure are weather events. To use temperature as an example, it’s something we can measure. We...
  7. Oh come now, this is all talk. I jump in and out...

    fast?

    There's no way a man of fast's temperament and character would have been a revolutionary.[/QUOTE]
    Oh come now, this is all talk. I jump in and out of the shoes of all sides when cloaked...
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    I get it now. Ty

    I get it now. Ty
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    Poll: I always read lol as lots of laughs whereas I...

    No. Read again.[/QUOTE]

    LOL.

    You don't understand my French English, obviously.
    EB[/QUOTE]
    I always read lol as lots of laughs whereas I always read LOL as laughs out loud. But, for you, I’m...
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    I kinda understand why that would matter. If they...

    Well, if it's private, they can do that. Sure.
    Thing is, do they get any federal money? I mean, do they contract with the state for finding foster families for kids?[/QUOTE]
    I kinda understand...
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    I once tested the ocean for the presence of...

    I once tested the ocean for the presence of sharks. I took a glass and scooped up some water. Data observation #1: no shark present. But, this was a scientific test. I repeated the test many times....
  12. The choice is between losing their children to...

    The choice is between losing their children to their state and illegally entering the US?

    Not buying that, at all.

    If Trump ate more and took some laxative, maybe the options won’t appear so...
  13. If entry into the US was easy, timely, and...

    If entry into the US was easy, timely, and permissible, I think the number of people using asylum as a justification for entry would be substantially low, but it’s neither, easy, timely, nor...
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    Poll: It’s a question for sure, and the argument is...

    It is a question because I am asking "...if we have premises P1,...,Pn, Q1,...,Qm, does (P and Q) follow as a conclusion? ". That is a question.[/QUOTE]

    It’s a question for sure, and the argument...
  15. It sounds like a war between the cells of the...

    It sounds like a war between the cells of the virus and the cells of our immune system with our bodies being the battle ground that houses the wounds of who so shall ever make a strike, the invading...
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    Poll: Wait, you actually thinks it’s a function of...

    Valid =/ sound for this, which I think is the issue at hand. The argument is valid, but it is also stupid, full of it, and redonkulous... but it is still "valid", from a very specific definition of...
  17. And there are more old drunks than there are old...

    And there are more old drunks than there are old doctors; I think i’ll have another round!
  18. Viruses, two different cell types, and vaccinations

    Be forewarned, this thread is not intended to make much sense.

    I have a few notions swirling around, and I’m going to contrive a scenario (born of stupendous ridiculousness) to see if I can work...
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    I don’t know how anyone keeps terms straight...

    Immigrants? What happened to calling them refugees?[/QUOTE]
    I don’t know how anyone keeps terms straight anymore. Oh, and the term “undocumented” takes the cake. I’m looking for left wing liberal...
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    Republicans are charged with wanting to lower the...

    Republicans are charged with wanting to lower the count, but it seems to me that the Democrats should be charged with wanting to raise the count. Having illegal aliens unjustly skews the numbers...
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    Poll: When you consider the truth (or falsity) of the...

    Just look at P4 (modified) and C:

    P4 (modified) - The next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson;
    C - Therefore, the next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson.

    Does that appear...
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    Poll: I’m in a zoo. If I don’t ignore them, they...

    Just look at P4 (modified) and C:

    P4 (modified) - The next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson;
    C - Therefore, the next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson.

    Does that appear...
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    Poll: Just look at P4 (modified) and C: P4...

    Argument recap: (with some highlights)

    P1 - Jeremy Corbyn is not Boris Johnson;
    P2 - Boris Johnson is not Jeremy Hunt;
    P3 - Jeremy Hunt is not Jeremy Corbyn;
    P4 - The next U.K. Prime Minister...
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    Poll: If P5 is true, what does that tell us about...

    Thank you to say whether you consider this argument valid or not.

    Thank you to abstain from commenting before you voted.
    EB[/QUOTE]

    Not a logician but Its valid (I think) if we are to take the...
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    Poll: That’s a good reason to think the argument is...

    Thank you to say whether you consider this argument valid or not.
    [/QUOTE]
    Invalid. The five premises cannot all be true at the same time.[/QUOTE]

    That’s a good reason to think the argument is...
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