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1. ## Thread: I'm going to Nicaragua for a month

by steve_bank
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### Costa Rica is probably a safer trip. Or Hawaii...

Costa Rica is probably a safer trip. Or Hawaii for surfing.

Reconsider travel to...
2. ## Thread: What would count as proof of God

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### That was one story, there were a few. To...

If it was an entity like Q that created you, then he would still be your god (in your analogy), whether you like it or not. The creator IOWs makes the rules![/QUOTE]
Steve isn't (to my...
3. ## Thread: 1 = -1

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### A proof that the square root of a real negative...

A proof that the square root of a real negative number is not possible.

p1. The square root-of a number y equal to the square root of x is y such that y multiplied times it self equals x.
p22....
4. ## Thread: The Case For Christ - A defence of Lee Strobel's 1998 apologetic book

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### Yje son of god uses his powers to make wine at a...

Yje son of god uses his powers to make wine at a party. Of all the things he could do. Is this another side of Jesus as the social butterfly?
5. ## Thread: What would count as proof of God

by steve_bank
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### Paraphrasing what I have heard before. If some...

Paraphrasing what I have heard before.

If some super being manifested itself with apparent supernatural powers we would have no way to know if it was 'god' or advanced technology. A recurring...
6. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### The proof violates the rules of complex numbers....

The proof violates the rules of complex numbers.

You can not get 1=-1 by properly applying the rules of imaginary numbers any motr tjan you can get -1=1 by properly applying algebra. The proof is...
7. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### You appear to be arguing theory without knowing...

No, it doesn't exist as long as D contains the negative real numbers. For example, if D is the complex field, no such function exists (please take a careful look at the condition (sqrt(x)^2)=x and...
8. ## Thread: 1 = -1

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### Take a calculator and calculate (-1)^1/3 and see...

Take a calculator and calculate (-1)^1/3 and see what you get.
9. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### I have gone as far as I can without having to do...

I think the problem is that you are trying to resolve it as a Newtonian process. Newton was damn good and came damned close but, after 300 years, science moved on and found a few cracks in his...
10. ## Thread: I'm going to Nicaragua for a month

by steve_bank
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### Have you considered kidnap insurance?

Have you considered kidnap insurance?
11. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### Agree energy comes from the mains. Conservation...

The energy in the laser beam comes from the electrical power applied not from the mass of the diode. - - electrical energy converted to light energy.

Burning paper involves a very different...
12. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_number ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_number

QR(-1)*SQR(-1) = SQR[(-1)(-1)] is not a valid operation in complex numbers.
13. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### It does not exist using real numbers. Limited to...

Fine, I left the condition that (sqrt(x))^2=x implicit before. My bad. So, let D be the domain of sqrt, and let's say that for all x in D, (sqrt(x)^2)=x and sqrt(x)sqrt(y)=sqrt(xy). Let us also...
14. ## Thread: China pig monkey chimera

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### China pig monkey chimera

It has also been reported China is working on genetically engineering superior humans. An Asian master race?

https://www.newsweek.com/pig-monkey-chimera-china-1476162
15. ## Thread: I'm going to Nicaragua for a month

by steve_bank
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### Stay home? Bring condoms and bottled water? ...

Stay home? Bring condoms and bottled water?

Search on 'things to do in Nicaragua'. Probably a lot of eco tourism.

I'd check the American state dept web site for crime and political issues.
16. ## Thread: What would count as proof of God

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### A properly notarized birth certificate. Plus...

A properly notarized birth certificate. Plus references and a work history.
17. ## Thread: String Trimmer Batteries - same weight charged and empty

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### https://phys.org/news/2017-06-atomic-mass-photon-m...

It looks like the question of a photon having momentum but no mass is an active problem.

18. ## Thread: 1 = -1

by steve_bank
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### What definition? I covered rings and fields as...

Again, you can define a function on the real line (or in the complex field, for that matter) and call it "sqrt". However, it will not be an extension of the sqrt function defined on [0,+\infty) with...
19. ## Thread: 1 = -1

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### sqr(-4 * 9) = sqr(-1) * sqr(4) * sqr(9) = [0 +...

sqr(-4 * 9) = sqr(-1) * sqr(4) * sqr(9) = [0 + i6]

[0 + i6]^2= [0 + i6] * [0 + i6] = i^2 * 6^2 = -1*36 = -4 * 9

sqr(-1) = i, i^2 = sqr(-1) A definition.
20. ## Thread: Undercover Investigation Reveals Evidence Of Unequal Treatment By Real Estate Agents

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### Yes it does. It is reported here in Seattle...

Yes it does.

It is reported here in Seattle busnesses are no longer providng work for say the disabled as a service. They have to cut back.

Nothing is free. With min wage imposed on restarant...
21. ## Thread: Are Buddhism and Christianity fundamentally different religions?

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### I believe Buddhism generally divides between...

I believe Buddhism generally divides between those who believe in enlightenment for all and those who think it can only be the few.

I'd have to look up the names, I think one school is Mahayana. ...

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### The Hebrews were a minor player in a tough...

The Hebrews were a minor player in a tough neighborhood. They got picked on and bullied.
23. ## Thread: 1 = -1

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### All numbers are complex. It is the top category....

You can define a function on the real line (or in the complex field, for that matter) and call it "sqrt". However, it will not be an extension of the function defined on [0,+\infty) with the property...
24. ## Thread: Tucker Carlson claims ET evidence cover-up

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### According to Carlson the global metric system is...

According to Carlson the global metric system is a conspiracy to control the world.
25. ## Thread: The Remarkable Progress of Renewable Energy

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### Batteries have resource issues. They are not a...

Batteries have resource issues. They are not a panacea.
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