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    Fair dinkum thinkum bilby's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Probability can be a harsh mistress. Something associated can be just coincidental.
    You only said that because it's a full moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Probability can be a harsh mistress. Something associated can be just coincidental.
    You only said that because it's a full moon.
    Well, I heard a newscaster on one of the local stations a while back explain that of course the moon affects us. It causes the tides, she said, and we're 98% water. You can't argue with logic like that.

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    Everything that happens, happens at a particular moment in time. Since there is only one moment in time, at a time, a lot of happenings have to share a moment.

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    Mazzie Daius fromderinside's Avatar
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    Unless one goes to secondary motives trajectory isn't coincidental said the operationalist.

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    Mazzie Daius fromderinside's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharmas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Probability can be a harsh mistress. Something associated can be just coincidental.
    You only said that because it's a full moon.
    Well, I heard a newscaster on one of the local stations a while back explain that of course the moon affects us. It causes the tides, she said, and we're 98% water. You can't argue with logic like that.
    Yes, and Rome was built in a day.

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    Mazzie Daius fromderinside's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharmas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Probability can be a harsh mistress. Something associated can be just coincidental.
    You only said that because it's a full moon.
    Well, I heard a newscaster on one of the local stations a while back explain that of course the moon affects us. It causes the tides, she said, and we're 98% water. You can't argue with logic like that.
    Don't care to. The moon doesn't affect us, gravity causes tides.

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