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    I'm with you on the willful ignorance bit, I...

    I'm with you on the willful ignorance bit, I believe the line there is subtle and some of what we call willful ignorance, is in fact just plain ignorance. For example, some may call a Trumpster who...
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    That would be a different issue. If someone is...

    How about a senator choosing not to read the deposition transcripts?[/QUOTE]

    How about a senator choosing not to read the deposition transcripts?[/QUOTE]

    Zackly. There are the victims who are...
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    The Fourth World: An Indian Reality. Another I...

    The Fourth World: An Indian Reality. Another I saw on the Goodreads account of Politesse. I delved into the first chapter which was a bit painful, but there was some substance there.

    A History of...
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    I'm not sure where you would draw the line...

    The Christian, Inca, Aztec religions and others certainly all do this by their rulers claiming direct descendancy from these magic beings.[/QUOTE]

    I'm not sure where you would draw the line...
  5. Thread: Making Coffee

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    I actually have some time ago but never stuck...

    My latest coffee iteration is to combine one tablespoon of grinds with 1.5 cups of water and then let it steep at room temperature for a day giving it an occasional shake. If I don't use it within...
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    I'm not really coming at the problem from pure...

    That explanation only accounts for why a maker would be inferred, not why it would be believed that the maker has no maker. All maker's directly known to humans have their own beginning and end and...
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    Was caffeine-free this week outside of a few cups...

    Was caffeine-free this week outside of a few cups of Hojicha. Honestly, I'm shocked at how much better I feel. In retrospect coffee was more of a drain than anything else.
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    I'm a firm believer that if you want to improve...

    It is true that it works for them. However, sacrificing virgins to appease the volcano god worked for those who believed that too.[/QUOTE]

    I'm a firm believer that if you want to improve something...
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    I should add another element to the conversation:...

    I should add another element to the conversation: metabolic activity.

    When contemplating where we came from 'there was a creator' is a simple, satisfactory answer that doesn't take a lot of effort...
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    Also is it possible you're doing something like...

    Also is it possible you're doing something like highlighting multiple files, which is hiding the open button?
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    Sometimes these things are temporarily disabled...

    Sometimes these things are temporarily disabled due to updates / bugs etc. If it's Google Docs it *should* be easy, if it's not there might be something unusual going on.
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    Wouldn't that be a subjective thing? I'd think...

    I agree.

    But I must add that it feels much better to know that gods do not exist. Being someone who was raised to think gods and other forms of woo were real I am in a position to compare the two...
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    It feels good to believe that God exists, that's...

    That is a poser. And it's not just that they never notice or examine the juxtaposed ideas. Critics point them out in argument and they actively resist.

    Same with the watchmaker argument. First...
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    I've been reading the religion section of Weber's...

    I've been reading the religion section of Weber's 'Economy and Society' recently and he made a good point.

    The cause / effect fallacy of religion is only noticed when looked at retrospectively...
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    Following convention is a more common strategy...

    Following convention is a more common strategy than breaking from the group, and statistically more likely given that it's the majority who determine what conventions are.

    In lieu of being...
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    Yea I fully agree and couldn't have said it...

    Yea I fully agree and couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Yea. If you look closely at the OP it melds with...

    That's what the OP is about. I don't think your typical trumpster understands this or even thinks about it.[/QUOTE]

    Yea. If you look closely at the OP it melds with Steve's post. I mentioned that...
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    You may also find that acidity varies from region...

    You may also find that acidity varies from region to region. IIRC, Central and South American beans tend to be less acidic, African ones more.
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    I once found a recipe for iced coffee that I...

    I've read that there is less caffeine in cold brewed coffee, if that matters to some, and also because it's coarse ground it will have less caffeine.

    It's also very convenient because you don't...
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    Maybe I do need to give them more of a chance....

    I suppose there are "humanists" who are smug academics, but I was once a member of a now defunct group called, "Humanists of Georgia." Only one was an academic and you couldn't imagine a more humble...
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    Economy and Society by Max Weber. The internet...

    Economy and Society by Max Weber. The internet tells me this was the most influential work of sociology of the twentieth century. I like it a lot so far.

    The Agrarian History of Western Europe:...
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    I haven't found any difficulty waking up,...

    I haven't found any difficulty waking up, actually the last few weeks I've been springing out of bed and am ready to go right away. Might be an age thing?

    Yea a gram of pot could easily last you...
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    Sympathy for the Ignorant

    This is something I've been thinking about lately - how to feel about people who aren't so aware of themselves or the world around them.

    In most cases ignorance is pretty benign, it means a person...
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    It'd be interesting to get a statistician on it....

    Nope, but there also hasn't been a day where some statistical anomaly wasn't generated by the random number generator (MLB).[/QUOTE]

    In fact, it's never even happened for the first six games, in...
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    Recently took a few more steps down to 8.5% and...

    It's taken me far longer to kick caffeine than it did nicotine. Nearly a year since moving to half-caf, and I'm now at 10% regular / 90% caffeine-free coffee. Caffeine seems to be a bit pernicious as...
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