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  1. Of course not. The bleeding obvious fact that the...

    Either you know that that's a false dichotomy fallacy, or you don't.[/QUOTE]

    Saying it's a false dichotomy doesn't make it so.[/QUOTE]

    Of course not. The bleeding obvious fact that the phrase...
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    I know. You are wrong, though. No, it...

    I disagree. [/quote]
    I know. You are wrong, though.

    No, it doesn't.

    To take an extreme (and therefore obvious) example: Millions of people, probably the vast majority of Russian citizens,...
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    Or indeed to pay them the slightest attention. ...

    If they're behaving themselves they aren't blocking something and there's no need to move them.[/QUOTE]

    Or indeed to pay them the slightest attention.

    Civil disobedience is necessarily...
  4. Either you know that that's a false dichotomy...

    I have repeatedly explained WHY you are asking the wrong question, which you have not spoken, engaged, or acknowledged other than. Right here, where you pull a NO U.[/QUOTE]

    It seems you have...
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    There's no more reason why a nuclear powered...

    There's no more reason why a nuclear powered ramjet would generate a radioactive exhaust than there is for a nuclear powered submarine to do so.

    You probably could design it so that it sprays...
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    23278 Moonraker

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    Moonraker
  7. I see no particular reason to assume that the...

    I see no particular reason to assume that the first law of thermodynamics is not applicable under some circumstances - certainly we have never observed any circumstances where it fails to hold.
    ...
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    explicit...

    explicit photos
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    Wikipedia tells me that the NY 14th district has...

    Wikipedia tells me that the NY 14th district has a population of 691,715 (2016 estimate).

    Australian federal divisions have about 100,000 voters, (the Northern Territory has the fewest voters per...
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    With all those things included, nuclear power...

    Yessir. Just as soon as we figure out how to use nuclear power without so much use of CO2 needed to extract, transport, design, construct, assemble, and run power producing systems. Oh yeah, and...
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    sausage sizzle

    sausage sizzle
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    Electricity on that route is produced by coal,...

    Earlier this year: Greta Thunberg's train journey through Europe highlights no-fly movement | Environment | The Guardian

    Likely electric the whole distance - electricity is what wind turbines and...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_o...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines



    The article referenced by the OP, and indeed this entire thread, is a perfect example of Betteridge's law in action.
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    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nucle...

    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nuclear-energy-clean-green-reliable-by-wade-allison-2019-06

    Renewable energy is a failure. The only important question now is whether enough people...
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    farm hand

    farm hand
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    Sure; But only at the cost of genocide, and the...

    if the powers that be would have left it to the armed forces, they would have done both 1 and 2.[/QUOTE]

    Sure; But only at the cost of genocide, and the likely provoking of a hot war with the...
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    That which can be done by anyone will be done by...

    :D I agree! Next movie!!![/QUOTE]

    That which can be done by anyone will be done by no one.

    If you pick more than one winner, they will all wait for one of the others to post :)
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    stuff

    stuff
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    Orb weavers are snare hunters - they build large...

    What on earth does that thing do for a living?[/QUOTE]

    Orb weavers are snare hunters - they build large and impressive webs.

    The silk of a cousin of that spider, the golden orb weaver, has...
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    Is it any more crazy than buying Alaska from...

    Is it any more crazy than buying Alaska from Russia, or "Louisiana" from France, was?

    Alaska was largely unexplored and considered by many (including the Russian Emperor) to be worth far less...
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    Where I grew up (in the city of Leeds, in the...

    Where I grew up (in the city of Leeds, in the north of England), there are two churches within a hundred metres of the house. One is CofE, and the other was built as Roman Catholic, but was acquired...
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    jellyfish sting

    jellyfish sting
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    23228

    23228
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    23224 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    23224

    Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
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    Congratulations. You have correctly concluded...

    You appear to think that you are arguing against the clear fact that these are optical illusions, by giving examples of how they are simply optical illusions.

    I don't find that argument at all...
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