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    There is no need for me to read about the history...

    Yes and no.

    Behind the technical definitions of these terms are important concepts. Not everyone needs or wants to understand these concepts, but some do. Beyond that it is easy for some people...
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    Yes, two populations that are identical in every...

    Yes and no.

    Behind the technical definitions of these terms are important concepts. Not everyone needs or wants to understand these concepts, but some do. Beyond that it is easy for some people...
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    Yes and no. Behind the technical definitions...

    Yes and no.

    Behind the technical definitions of these terms are important concepts. Not everyone needs or wants to understand these concepts, but some do. Beyond that it is easy for some people...
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    Wouldn't you be on your birthday? As I...

    Wouldn't you be on your birthday?

    As I understand it, O16 emits an alpha particle because it absorbs a proton.

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  5. Properly motivated, people can walk on water. ...

    We also start sooner. We make the observation and commit to departure while the kids have trivial concerns to deal with.

    I don't know how many times I heard the boys pause to ask "What does...
  6. In Australian accent: What's the difference...

    In Australian accent:

    What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

    You can't wash your hands in a buffalo.

    :)
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    The Apollo mission landing humans on Luna was an...

    The Apollo mission landing humans on Luna was an amazing achievement, but the Soviet Lunokhod robot landing is worth remembering as well. The Soviets soft-landed a mobile robot that moved about on...
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  9. Hi fast, The interactions between viruses and...

    Hi fast,

    The interactions between viruses and cellular organisms like us can be quite complex (understatement), but broadly speaking:

    Viruses are obligate parasites, when they infect us they...
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    Others have addressed this, I would just add that...

    Others have addressed this, I would just add that you might find the Modern Synthesis interesting and relevant.

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  11. That would be important, but I would hazard a...

    Define "primary function".[/QUOTE]That would be important, but I would hazard a guess for the OP:

    The coordination of the body in response to conditions for the purpose of maintaining homeostasis...
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    Yes. Whether humans or AI’s would more easily...

    Yes.

    Whether humans or AI’s would more easily modify their behaviour is an interesting question, but it would depend on the architecture of the AI.

    Now we are running into the definition of AI,...
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    The obvious response:

    The obvious response:
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    According to this site she is a "Kuwaiti new-age therapist", was presented as a "Human Development Advisor", and self-identifies as a "Reiki Master, and a member of Toastmasters International". On...
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    I note that you omitted here the qualifier that I...

    I note that you omitted here the qualifier that I followed this statement with, and that you have decided to drop "kills" from your claim. Since you have still not clarified what you mean by...
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    So "DNA" is not the line, it is "contain DNA and...

    Yes. I consider organisms that contain DNA and reproduce either of the two ways DNA can reproduce as alive... as for retroviruses and the like, I consider them as alive as a heat seeking cruise...
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    No, not really. Of course this would depend on...

    No, not really. Of course this would depend on what one means by "creature" (presumably animals) and "the other" (other animals? other organisms? cells of other organisms?). Clearly many animals...
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    Then presumably you consider DNA viruses to be...

    the line -> DNA[/QUOTE]Then presumably you consider DNA viruses to be alive but riboviruses to be not alive? What about retroviruses?

    I would go with cellular structure, but any such designation...
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    It would be difficult to draw a line between...

    It would be difficult to draw a line between self-replicating AI robots and life forms.

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    Yup, but I was hoping someone would not have to...

    Yup, but I was hoping someone would not have to look it up.

    :)

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    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelcinemati...

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelcinematicuniverse/images/0/06/Avengers_Tesseract2012.png/revision/latest?cb=20170220131242
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    Perhaps, just perhaps, it is not entirely their...

    After numerous discussions, you did not know what I have been claiming? It begins in the thread before this - sighhhhhhhhhh. [/quote]Perhaps, just perhaps, it is not entirely their fault. Perhaps....
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    That is beside the point. You clearly are not...

    Yes, and my old philosophy prof referred to "Einstein said" many times in his relativity talk. He didn't understand relativity any more then the philosophers you linked to understand.

    If you want...
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    Since the you have linked to an encyclopedia of...

    Here grab my hand and stay close, from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/fine-tuning/#DoesFineTuniForLifeRequResp

    "Many researchers believe that the fine-tuning of the universe’s laws, constants,...
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    I am forced to conclude, from ryan's steadfast...

    I am forced to conclude, from ryan's steadfast refusal to support these assertions, that ryan has simply made up the idea that some "scientists" somewhere at some time have stated this or that.
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