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    Not Exactly a Music Recording

    This article from the New Yorker records beautiful images of some of the great jazz artists at work. I thought it would add a touch of counterpoint to the music that makes up this thread.
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    perfect storm

    perfect storm
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    leaning tower

    leaning tower
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    How to Read the Bible

    It seems to me that believers and non-believers on this forum, when discussing the Bible, and particularly the Gospels, seem to talk past each other, and it also seems to me that one of the...
  5. Thread: NFL

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    The Cowboys had a good game, even with Zeke not...

    The Cowboys had a good game, even with Zeke not being used as much as usual, due to lack of conditioning. Dak had a statistically "perfect" game, although I'm not sure what that means exactly. The...
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    A 19th century free love colony in Oneida NY...

    A 19th century free love colony in Oneida NY lasted a fairly long time, and apparently (according to the article) some descendants still live there. This was a religious colony, whose members...
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    game theory

    game theory
  8. Thread: Flat Earth

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    I looked at the book to see who originated the...

    I looked at the book to see who originated the great lie. A great many of the pages were blanked out. However from what I could read, the conspiracy originates with Zionism. And Communism. Which,...
  9. Sorry for your agonizing loss. If it's any...

    Sorry for your agonizing loss. If it's any consolation, your weekend in North Texas was a good deal cooler than average.
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    tiger moth

    tiger moth
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    wisdom tooth

    wisdom tooth
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    door hinge

    door hinge
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    Who ever said that?

    Who ever said that?
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    I too am here to learn and discuss, and enjoy the...

    I too am here to learn and discuss, and enjoy the forum for those opportunities. I will say that I do enjoy reading personal stories and anecdotes as well. They make the place seem more human to me.
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    I too thought that was a very interesting point...

    I too thought that was a very interesting point that I'd never seen addressed. It is I believe Singham's own observation. Singham is a retired theoretical physicist who has written a few popular...
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    I think you’re being too abrupt in your...

    I think you’re being too abrupt in your dismissal. The reality may be more nuanced. For example, Einstein tells us he studied Hume in 1902-3 with the mathematician Habricht and a philosophy student...
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    Einstein's Debt to Hume

    Over on Freethought Blogs Mano SDingham has an interesting article on the importance of philosophy to science, and in particular, Einstein’s debt to Hume with regards Special Relativity.

    Singham...
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    I’ve been listening to the (contemporary) Brad...

    I’ve been listening to the (contemporary) Brad Mehldau trio recently. He’s been mentioned once or twice in the various jazz and piano threads, but I thought I’d post a link (Vimeo).

    And I Love...
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    Cannonball Adderley, Autumn Leaves, from Album...

    Cannonball Adderley, Autumn Leaves, from Album "Somethin' Else".

    Sidemen: Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakey

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    ^^^ I second this.

    ^^^ I second this.
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    To be honest, I haven't read A History of...

    I own A History of Warfare by Keegan. I remember enjoying it but feeling he could have executed on it better. I may have to pick it up again soon.[/QUOTE]

    To be honest, I haven't read A History of...
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    Never thought of Sophocles as non-fiction,...

    Never thought of Sophocles as non-fiction, although I guess the Oedipus Complex is real enough.

    I read a lot of the history of warfare once, and John Keegan (The Face of Battle and The Mask of...
  23. Cowboys fan here. Every season starts with a...

    Cowboys fan here. Every season starts with a great big "perhaps," as in "I don't think Dak has enough moxie to be a Super Bowl QB, but perhaps he'll have a breakout year," etc. down the list by...
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    holdover

    holdover
  25. Prepare for Texas to still be really hot when you...

    I'm more of a college football guy. Oregon Ducks, Nike University, is my team. We're going to go on the road in a couple weeks to watch the Ducks play Auburn. Love the ducks. Yes, New England...
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