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    Maybe no revolutionary changes needed, but just...

    "Scaling solar power is straightforward. All we need is a miraculous leap forward in materials science, revolutionary changes to our taxation system, and a collective industrial effort eclipsing both...
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    Why would the fact that fewer billionaires...

    Why would the fact that fewer billionaires decided to donate to her campaign be a good reason to like her? What does it matter? And how is the 1 billion cutoff point important? Why not 5.95 billions?...
  3. While I mostly agree, suppose then that someone...

    While I mostly agree, suppose then that someone figures how to make viable gametes out of stem cells or something like that. Then, they could make ova from the cells of a man (not trans anything,...
  4. Peru seems to be doing pretty well (relatively...

    That's an extremely complicated question that I don't have a good answer to. I always go by the best evidence when anything in particular is proposed, and these kind of wealth taxes have been shown...
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    I would say that even most of the recent...

    I would say that even most of the recent ideologies/religions, from Mormonism to mainstream variants of present-day leftism in Western countries to more quaint ones like UFO crackpottery, are passed...
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    Why would you think so? Most ideologies/religions...

    Why would you think so? Most ideologies/religions are for the most part passed on by sincere believers, even if there are some liars too.
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    Nuclear accidents are extremely rare and almost...

    Nuclear accidents are extremely rare and almost always not dangerous to anyone outside the facility, so yes, I would say it's pretty safe or else there aren't many such facilities, at least not where...
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    Irrelevant to what end? If you intend to...

    Irrelevant to what end?

    If you intend to ascertain the intentions of those proposing the GND, it seems to be a significant piece of evidence.
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    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5729035...

    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5729035/Green-New-Deal-FAQ.pdf

    It seems they are against nuclear, though the resolution confusingly doesn't ban it.
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    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/e...

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/elizabeth-warren-comes-out-against-nuclear-power

    I think this move will likely help Warren in the primaries (though probably not enough). However,...
  11. Even if genes did not determine it (or even if...

    But you guys always said, "they're born that way!" despite the fact that no evidence for that exists except your feelings.[/QUOTE]

    Even if genes did not determine it (or even if they played no...
  12. What would be unfair? That the candidate with 300...

    Do you think it's more fair to decide an election on the basis of where the voters are, not the numbers? If 500 million lived in California, 50 million in the rest of the states, and a candidate wins...
  13. Do you think it's more fair to decide an election...

    So it's one state one vote?[/QUOTE]

    Do you think it's fair to decide an election just because California has more people?[/QUOTE]

    Do you think it's more fair to decide an election on the basis...
  14. Hiroshima and Nagasaki also included a mix of...

    Jesus, Loren. Whenever you think you have some gotcha you become blind to basic reasoning. You can still invade Europe without specifically targeting civilians like we did in Dresden and other German...
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    Poll: No, you are talking about something you don't...

    Here's another reason to support the rules in question: they are truth-preserving. Whenever the premises are true, the conclusion is guaranteed to be true.

    For example, consider the following...
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    Poll: Here's another reason to support the rules in...

    Here's another reason to support the rules in question: they are truth-preserving. Whenever the premises are true, the conclusion is guaranteed to be true.

    For example, consider the following...
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    Poll: Yes, there is. The connection is that applying...

    Yes, there is. The connection is that applying the logic rules I used in the argument, the conclusion follows from the premises.


    I don't know what you mean by "bootstrapped", but no serious...
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    Poll: You grossly misrepresent what I said. People...

    So mathematicians waste their time assessing rules without deciding which are correct. I gets better an better. [/quote]
    You grossly misrepresent what I said.
    People assess whether rules are...
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    Poll: I am being serious and blunt. In the environments...

    I am being serious and blunt. In the environments I worked in if you put forth the kind of reasoning you used to declare the moon is made of chees on a real problem you would be labeled incompetent....
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    Poll: No, no one "decides" what they are. Rather, one...

    Proper logic rules? Who decides what are proper logic rules?

    Ah, yes, I see, mathematicians do ...

    No, not for me, and obviously not for most people, here and anywhere. Never.
    EB[/QUOTE]
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    Poll: The conclusion follows from P1 and P2, as...

    You can not arbitrarily ignore one half of a contradiction p1 p2. In the conclusion the moon is made of chees is incorrect. There is no support in the premises to say the moon is cheese. Conclusion...
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    Poll: There is nothing to resolve. Contradictions are...

    I already did. In fact, every conclusion can be validly derived from a contradiction. In other words, anything follows from it. But for example:


    P1. It is not the case that the Earth is flat....
  23. Let's say so. That does not change the fact that...

    I'm sure if an American Indian wrote a history textbook, it would be a helluva lot differant than the ones you were taught from.[/QUOTE]

    Let's say so. That does not change the fact that there are...
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    Poll: It is not acceptable to make false and...

    Thanks, that will save me time.

    You're the typical specialist and unfortunately you're typical of the average academic. You haven't thought about any of the fundamental issues. Well, to be fair,...
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    Poll: I already did. In fact, every conclusion can be...

    I already did. In fact, every conclusion can be validly derived from a contradiction. In other words, anything follows from it. But for example:


    P1. It is not the case that the Earth is flat....
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