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    There's a big difference between isolationism,...

    There's a big difference between isolationism, and simply not having a clue about anything outside the USofA. Trump would have no problem with bombing foreign countries, but the effort of...
  2. Special pleading is a logical fallacy. If...

    Hi Bilby, I agree with your analogy, as it applies to humans, but i think that in the one special case when we are talking about the God of all Gods, the one who created everything, that He(she/it)...
  3. Sure, but it wasn't something Swedes saw as a...

    I think you got the causality wrong here. They say that we (Sweden) is among the most "Americanized" non-Anglophone country in the world, yet religion is still a marginal phenomenon here.
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    Only if you use Newton's incorrect equations....

    If we were in that accelerating frame then it would be our reference frame so we wouldn't measure the same momentum as an observer we were zipping past - we would see that observer as the one zipping...
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    That's QED - which is only a part of QM. ...

    That's QED - which is only a part of QM.

    That's utter nonsense. E is energy. Any kind of energy. That's why you cannot accelerate an object with a positive rest-mass to c - as it gets faster, its...
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    21972

    21972
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    21971 Next time, we are paying the extra for...

    21971

    Next time, we are paying the extra for premium economy.
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    As long as the unicorns bring their magic storage...

    As long as the unicorns bring their magic storage dust :rolleyes:

    Yeah, that's not going to happen. Nobody's going to run capital intensive production lines 25% of the time. Nobody wants street...
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    room rate

    room rate
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    c is the square root of the ratio between energy...

    c is the square root of the ratio between energy and mass. It's therefore the maximum possible velocity in space time, and as all objects with zero rest mass are constrained to travel between...
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    OK, I give up. You can die wrong - I don't care...

    I c, u c, we all c. Still c is not other than c c.

    Arbitrary isn't quite descriptive of a number different from that found by experiment and measure by 0.2 units. It is convenient to have a...
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    I suspect that the Yemeni cell bragged to their...

    So how do you account for the video? What's your explanation? Is it an Iranian vessel?[/QUOTE]

    I suspect that the Yemeni cell bragged to their Iranian handler, who was all 'Oh shit, what the...
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    The Iranian navy helped to extinguish the fires...

    The Iranian navy helped to extinguish the fires on these damaged tankers.

    That seems like strange behaviour for an organisation that was allegedly trying to sink them.

    My gut feeling is that...
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    There's no uncertainty in c. None. It's set by...

    There's no uncertainty in c. None. It's set by fiat, so measurement is impossible. You can no more measure the value of c than you can measure the value of 5. It's not possible that you could perform...
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    Well, if they are threatening the lives of our...

    Well, if they are threatening the lives of our brave pilotless drone pilots, then that's very serious indeed.

    Fortunately, the US Government has always allowed foreign powers from the other side...
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    Obviously the US sanctions are working - The...

    Obviously the US sanctions are working - The Iranians can't even buy fireworks anymore. If they could, then they would know that you should never try to retrieve a firework that failed to go off.
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    control panel

    control panel
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    It wasn't 'determined'. It was decided upon. It...

    ... and Speed of Light explains how the 'anchor' point was determined. [/quote]
    It wasn't 'determined'. It was decided upon. It was arbitrarily chosen and imposed by fiat; That this was done in such...
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    Yes. Yes it is. No, there aren't. The ONLY...

    Yes. Yes it is.

    No, there aren't. The ONLY 'unless' in this context is 'unless you are absolutely insisting to be allowed to be wrong'.

    NO!

    We have fixed the speed of light BY FIAT. No...
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    People in general mostly don't like to learn new...

    People in general mostly don't like to learn new things, particularly when they can rely on the old things that they already put in the effort to learn.

    An older person in a fairly static field...
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    No, lightspeed is defined, arbitrarily and to a...

    Basically I agree. However it is true that capability to measure time has improved over time. So when we finally get a measure reducing uncertainty of measurement of distance light travels in a...
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    But don't whatever you do ask Antoninus. :)

    But don't whatever you do ask Antoninus. :)
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    Mongolia has a Public Holiday for Genghis Khan's...

    Mongolia has a Public Holiday for Genghis Khan's birthday on the first day of the first winter month of the Mongolian Lunar Calendar - it can fall anywhere from January through to March in the...
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    Poll: There's no such thing as a given time in the...

    There might be a problem there. Einstein developed the theory of relativity in order to deal with the issue of simultaneity. His conclusion is that there is no absolute reference. It depends on the...
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    21947 Hang 'Em High

    21947

    Hang 'Em High
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