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  1. Rwanda and Senegal today have about the same life...

    Rwanda and Senegal today have about the same life expectancy and infant mortality the US had in 1960 or Austria in 1968:...
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    Just skimming close by a star won't change your...

    Just skimming close by a star won't change your velocity relative to that star - you will be on your way out with the same velocity (in the star's reference frame) as you came in, and won't enter an...
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    People call me obsessed for 1% of what you're...

    People call me obsessed for 1% of what you're doing here.
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    There's nothing controversial about the link. Nor...

    There's nothing controversial about the link. Nor is there anything controversial about the observation that the Soviet space program was competitive with NASA well into the 1970s, at least. But some...
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    The picture doesn't really change by looking at...

    The picture doesn't really change by looking at crewed missions' failures. More astronauts were killed in the Challenger disaster alone than the total number of cosmonauts killed on duty. At least...
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    "Have to"? Also, on that same link, have you...

    In what way? Venera_7 was the first successful landing on another planet, by anyone. The Mars_2 lander was the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars, though it crashed. Mars_3 managed...
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    In what way? Venera_7 was the first successful...

    In what way? Venera_7 was the first successful landing on another planet, by anyone. The Mars_2 lander was the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars, though it crashed. Mars_3 managed...
  8. Btw, let's get back on topic. This thread has...

    Btw, let's get back on topic. This thread has been untered beyond recognition.
  9. So when you wrote that "The use of fire predates...

    So you say you're contradicting what you wrote earlier?

    Ok.[/QUOTE]

    Only if I accept a loose definition of human.

    I don't accept that the shape of the skeleton is what makes up a human.

    A...
  10. So you say you're contradicting what you wrote...

    You said "There is only one species called "humans"." Hes not commonly accepted as a member of our species.

    You previously said that control of fire predates human. Good evidence that it predates...
  11. You said "There is only one species called...

    You said "There is only one species called "humans"." Hes not commonly accepted as a member of our species.

    You previously said that control of fire predates human. Good evidence that it predates...
  12. You seem to be saying that he is unambiguously...

    You seem to be saying that he is unambiguously not human, under any plausible definition of "human"?
  13. Human (disambiguation) offers "any member of the...

    Human (disambiguation) offers "any member of the genus Homo" as one possible meaning of the "human" (while Human is about homo sapiens).

    The controlled use of fire almost certainly predates homo...
  14. That would seem to depend on how you define...

    That would seem to depend on how you define "humans".



    Humans (or "an animal like a human") aren't unique in shaping their environment. Other than fires (many of which set by humans), grazing...
  15. It's also worth noting the divide between...

    It's also worth noting the divide between hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists isn't as sharp as some would believe. Few hunter gatherers just collected their subsistence from pristine nature,...
  16. It's hard to stay in the desert when you don't...

    2.3 and consistently dropping. People who know more about demographics, and about disentangling drivers and effects, than the two of us combined project a peak population of 45-50M around the year...
  17. 2.3 and consistently dropping. People who know...

    That may or may not be so. It doesn't make your statement about "procreat[ing] like they do over there" any less outdated.[/QUOTE]
    2.3 is still more than 2.1.[/QUOTE]

    2.3 and consistently...
  18. That may or may not be so. It doesn't make your...

    That may or may not be so. It doesn't make your statement about "procreat[ing] like they do over there" any less outdated.
  19. That's because you aren't looking at a graph of...

    That's still awfully high, stable population has 2.1 fertility rate.
    SA is 35mil now, 20 years ago it was 20mil, 40 years ago -10mil. It's a fucking desert!...
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    Your programming may be ok but you fail at...

    void main() {
    int i;
    for (i = 1; i <= 100; i++){
    if (!(i % 3) && !(i % 5)) printf("FUZBUZ\n");
    else if(!(i % 5)) printf("FUZ\n ");
    else if(!(i % 3)) printf("BUZ\n ");
    .else...
  21. There comes a time when one has to acknowledge...

    People should not be living there, let alone procreate like they do over there. [/QUOTE]

    There comes a time when one has to acknowledge that one is old enough for what one learnt in school to be...
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    The intermediate host of SARS was not identified...

    Before discussing, let me say that lately my views have changed somewhat, I agree that two things are suspicious: the location of Wuhan and the spike protein. However, what I am not saying is that I...
  23. For may Savannnah ungulates, eating grass is...

    For may Savannnah ungulates, eating grass is effectively the culmination of cultural evolutio: There'd be shrubland with barely any grass if it weren't for generations of ungulates grazing before...
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    Didn't you write "1965: Arno Penzias and Robert...

    Didn't you write "1965: Arno Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson CMBR Nobel Prize winners.
    Confirming that "In the beginning...""?
  25. Most of the ocean is a barren desert where hardly...

    So that's about 17 supertankers of brine per week.[/QUOTE]

    Most of the ocean is a barren desert where hardly any biomass is produced/accumulated. Large stretches of water are too poor in...
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