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    Did you bother to read my post at all? There's...

    Who experiences the heat?

    Who experiences a number on an experienced thermometer?

    Who experiences the heater?

    Who experiences the thermostat?

    What are you talking about?
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    Who or what is having an experience in my...

    Who or what is having an experience in my example? There's no human, nor even any life form, involved.

    Are you suggesting that a simple bimetallic strip closing an electrical circuit is having an...
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    Gibberish indeed. If a thermostat measures a...

    A measurement is a human experiencing something.

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    This is gibberish.[/QUOTE]

    Gibberish indeed.

    If a thermostat measures a drop in temperature and turns on a heater, or measures a rise...
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    Sure. But that's a matter for the ballot box or...

    It's always been a mystery to me why Americans have such disdain for government, while simultaneously claiming that their nation is the best in the world because of its constitution and democratic...
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    What do you think is incorrect about his claim? ...

    This leads me to believe that your understanding of military personnel is based on fiction, not on any actual interactions with soldiers of any sort.[/QUOTE]

    What do you think is incorrect about...
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    It's always been a mystery to me why Americans...

    Mostly true but there are those who do work to benefit others. Look at the companies Musk has started and tell me he his just “spinning tales of perceived benefits”.

    Look at Jared Isaacman and...
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    FTFY. Gladbags Binchicken, the NSW premier,...

    FTFY.

    Gladbags Binchicken, the NSW premier, drank the right-wing kool-aid.

    Because she's a fucking moron.
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    "Broadly speaking" covers a multitude of sins. ...

    "Broadly speaking" covers a multitude of sins.

    There are a lot of other factors that enter the equation. Lower strike rate is great for the fielding team at the start of a test match, but when...
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    Fielding strategy is determined by both the...

    Fielding strategy is determined by both the bowling style, and the batsman's skill and confidence. Broadly speaking, when a batsman is facing slower deliveries, or the pitch is old, or the fielding...
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    That's why there are two umpires on the field.

    Same way all sports handled decisions. The umpire on the spot made a call based on what he thought he saw, and that call was deemed to always be correct, regardless of any opinions other people might...
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    Same way all sports handled decisions. The umpire...

    Same way all sports handled decisions. The umpire on the spot made a call based on what he thought he saw, and that call was deemed to always be correct, regardless of any opinions other people might...
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    It's a hangover from the good old days, when...

    It's a hangover from the good old days, when matches were played over four or five days, and an innings wasn't closed until either the tenth wicket fell, or the captain declared. A team that hadn't...
  13. Thread: Historical Jesus

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    All fictional characters are based on reality to...

    Who gives a shit?

    What possible difference would it make to anything whether Jesus is purely fictional, or based on a real person or persons?

    It's unlikely that any fictional character is pure...
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    That's a purpose. The purpose of religion is...

    That's a purpose.

    The purpose of religion is to control everything.

    It was very successful for at least a millennium in Europe, until it got cocky and decided that scientific research was...
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    Who gives a shit? What possible difference...

    Trump is telling lies. Right now. About stuff that can be checked, about things in living memory.
    People are telling lies about Trump. Right now. About stuff that can be checked, about things...
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    70% of over 16s. That's actually 57% of the...

    The short version is that is a logistical mess. Acquiring vaccination doses is a Federal government responsibility and our current government prefers to spout platitudes rather than make decisions. ...
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    It's not a race. And we are dead last. But we...

    What's happening with vaccinations in Australia?[/QUOTE]

    It's not a race.

    And we are dead last. But we have, finally, started to jog.

    The Prime Minister of New South Wales, Scott Moronson,...
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    He's a fundamentalist anti-Einsteinian. That is,...

    Indeed... But I would say that EM radiation is energy rather than carrying energy. The energy of a photon is expressed as E=hf (the Planck-Einstein relation).

    Not sure why you keep trying to...
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    Wait, what? On what planet does any part of...

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/peterborough-woman-arrested-over-fake-police-badges/100452416[/QUOTE]

    When I read the article, my first thought was, "a woman in South Australia who ran for...
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    Attempted coup in Australia. Leader appoints herself as GG.

    An attempted coup d'état has been foiled by the Australian Federal Police, after they arrested a woman who has declared herself Governor General, for illegally importing fake police badges. She...
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    That's pretty much what is happening right now....

    Part of what I'm confused about is "Why doesn't the EU start enforcement of Brexit"?

    There's lots of economic opportunity there. Like "GB can import fish products, like they used to. Exporting...
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    There are two fundamental problems. One is that...

    Can someone give me a reasonable estimate of how long the British government can keep putting off Brexit?
    I don't understand how they've gotten away with it this long.

    Didn't the people vote,...
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    ...and with less than three weeks to go before...

    So that's reassuring.[/QUOTE]

    ...and with less than three weeks to go before the October 1st deadline (already thrice postponed), the government is starting to make noises about a possible further...
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