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by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41017

Re: Trump presidency

Does anyone know if Trump has released his tax returns yet? The last I heard he still refuses to let the public know about his personal finances.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 1897

Re: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled

I just wanted to do a quick follow up on this issue. The superintendent wrote this letter, which calls for the formation of an Advisory Committee on Diversity Appreciation. This committee would only have the ability to make recommendations, so we cannot really tell if this is a serious effort or a t...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

On Moral Theories that are not Consequentialism: Libertarians say that the only things that the government can do is protect the people's bodies, the people's property, and enforce contracts. Anything else is immoral because the taxes taken to fund the action is a violation of the taxpayers&...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

You just respond to a request for respectable sources by linking to Wikipedia...

Also, plenty for "serious" philosophies do are not based on consequentialism, such as Locke and Kant.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

I demand sources for . EVERY . example given in the OP. Like, you do not just go accusing several societies of systematic infanticide without something to back it up. P.S. The Sexual Revolution happened only about 50 years ago and divorce rates are at unprecedented levels. I would be much more surpr...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

I DARE you to name 1 place that does not contribute to the global ecosystem in someway. It may not be obvious and the effects may not be immediate, but doing anything anywhere on this planet affects everything everywhere else.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 32
Views: 1976

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

I have not had a chance to read everything yet, but I am in a bit of a rush and wanted to add a some tangential information. Write down every animal that is eaten by people across > 3 cultures. I bet that they are all herbivores or omnivores. This is not a coincidence. To raise a herbivore, you mus...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

To everyone who suggested burying the waste somewhere: 20% of the worlds fresh water is in the Great Lakes basin*, 10% of the U.S. population depends on these lakes for fresh water*, and 84.87 million people live in a U.S. state of Canadian providence bordering the Great Lakes**. There are currently...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

LaserGuy wrote:It's not a fallacy if you aren't making an argument.

This is the internet; everything is an argument.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

Bisnett, the DWR spokeswoman, said... "Through the decades, the spillway has been inspected repeatedly and been found to be well maintained and satisfactory for continued use.” 'All inspections found that the dam was in perfect condition, assuming that you ignore the ones that said that the da...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 21
Views: 445

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

Karl Popper proved that empirical evidence can increase the probability that a statement is true, but can never conform it. For example, if I discover 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 white swans, then the probability that the statement 'All...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Material with High Specific Heat
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Material with High Specific Heat

I did a little paper on non-fossil fuel energy sources for school and the more common problem across the board was that they could not change electrical output on demand. Large amounts of electricity cannot be stored efficiently, so the more electricity that you produce than is needed, the less effi...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Yes, that is exactly what I am talking about. Have you really not seen one recently? My college history professor uses the one in our classroom all the time. Here's a picture from the first meeting of the girl's council in Saudi Arabia for discussing the welfare and empowerment of women. See if you ...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I think that this should be the standard test for the quality of a global map: move the center from 0,0 to Syndey, Australia, rotate by 76 o , and compare the original. If everything looks really weird, your map projection is no good. That said, my favorite map for teaching is the one that is actual...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Stolen land has been returned to the descendant of the victims.

I always smile whenever I learn that an old wrong has been righted. Here is a follow-up on the history relevant to this story.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Material with High Specific Heat
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Material with High Specific Heat

Imagine a material that has an arbitrarily high specific heat. How well would it work as an energy storage system? The biggest advantages I can think of it that its energy density would be huge and that safety would not be a particularly big issue, assuming that it is a chemically stable substance. ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?
Replies: 20
Views: 821

Re: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?

[bangs head on table] I made a fool of myself because I skipped the last 2 words of the OP! 2 WORDS!

Moving on, if you have a good camera you could film yourself dropping a ball in front of a yard stick. It works the same in principle and the math would not be particularly difficult.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?
Replies: 20
Views: 821

Re: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?

I believe that one of the most accurate ways to measure g is also one of the simplest; drop something and measure its acceleration . I forget the exact name of the machine, but I remember how it works. A mirror is dropped in a vacuum chamber. Then a laser bounces pulses of light off the mirror and i...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 1897

Re: Anti-Semetism is Boston Suburbs Mishandled

I wish to add something that very few people know. Any meat claimed to be kosher is considered to be halal for muslims. A muslim could be buy kosher meat and eat it. He is allowed to it... Few people know that many Muslims go to rabbis to practice a circumcision on their kids (in North Africa in pa...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41017

Re: Trump presidency

KnightExemplar wrote:
VgKing wrote:Media has the power to build and demolish. In this case, I'm patiently waiting for the media to bring Trump down.


Seems like a pretty shitty power so far, since all that has happened so far is Trump became President.

Never underestimate the power of the 4th Estate.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with a 9 Variable Equation
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Help with a 9 Variable Equation

what exactly do you mean by proportion of a variable and H? is it the ratio? Iff A/B = C, where C is a constant, then A ∝ B. I don't think you need calculus for this, unless I'm grossly misunderstanding what you're trying to do here. Would you be differentiating or integrating? Why? I thought that ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 3432

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

The cut off point for where something goes from trivial to non-trivial in size is arbitrary, so I am just going to pick 20 atoms as the limit, inclusive. This person calculates the every nucleotide base should have ~34 atoms. 34 > 20, so a base is big enough to be non-trivial. Consider the molecule ...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Latest Airport-Security Exploit: Walking Through in a Group Its latest buffoonery, unless something else has happened since Monday, involves a security breach at JFK Airport. Although “security breach” seems a little overwrought here, because the incident involved 11 people who defeated the TSA’s h...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 3432

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

jewish_scientist wrote:I know that molecules like DNA and carbon chains can be huge. However, both of these have repeating groups, so they do not count.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with a 9 Variable Equation
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Help with a 9 Variable Equation

X is a pseudo-random number between 85 and 100. All other letters are variables. H = ((((2 * L / 5 + 2) * A * P / D) / 50) + 2) * S * W/R * X / 100 H = (((( 2L/5 + 2) AP/D) /50) + 2) SWX/100R H = ((( 2APL /5D + 2AP/ D) / 50) + 2) SWX/100R H = (( 2APL /250D + 2AP/ 50D) + 2) SWX/100R H = ( APL /125D +...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 1897

Re: Anti-Semetism is Boston Suburbs Mishandled

That clarifies absolutely nothing in the article or the question elasto asked. Well I mean it does in a very broad sense but not in one that actually gives any new information about the circumstances at hand. Yeah, your right. Looking back, I think that I was just venting a lot of bottled up stuff....
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 1897

Re: Anti-Semetism is Boston Suburbs Mishandled

Oh, that is easy to explain; our school's administration is stupid to the point of incompetence. Once, they gave me a legally binding contract, that was written specifically for me because of relatively rare medical condition, that had someone else's name on it. There is also the time that they deal...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41017

Re: Trump presidency

Zamfir, I was just pointing out that the idea of a radioactive bullet is not as far-fetched as it sounds. You are welcome to list positives in this thread. President Trump is doing what he said he would. In this way he is a lot like President Polk, who is one of the few politicians who promised to d...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 32
Views: 1976

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

SDK wrote:Maybe you can frame what a good answer would actually look like to you?

ahammel's and Soupspoon's answers is what I was expecting, wanted, and to a certain extent needed.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 32
Views: 1976

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

I just want to make something clear about my last post because a lot of people have misinterpreted it. I knew that CorruptUser was not being 100% sincere, so I made my reply very insincere. It was suppose to be a joke that had a little truth at its core.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 32
Views: 1976

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

CorruptUser, did you read the OP. I do not think you read the OP. You should probably go read the OP. P.S. Subsitute 'castrating' with 'punishing' and 'don't find dogfighting abhorrent' with 'hold a different belief than me'. "Why is punishing people who hold a different belief than me morally ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41017

Re: Trump presidency

Clearly we should use Cobalt-60 for bullets. It decomposes naturally in nature! Something like this has actually happened. Depleted uranium is so dense, that it is used in armor-piecing artillery shells. There has been some debate about the health and environmental effects the depleted uranium coul...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41017

Re: Trump presidency

Several groups want to ban lead ammo in order to reduce that amount of lead poisoning among bird populations and advocate copper ammo as a replacement, even though copper poisoning can result from eating copper just like lead poisoning can result from eating lead. What am I missing? This just seems ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 1897

Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled

The student made the swastika out of tape on a piece of paper and propped it against a recycling bin in a Stoughton High School classroom just before Thanksgiving... The two teachers who spoke about the incident with students received letters of reprimand in their files, and the teacher who rescind...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

What I always found weird about the government not supporting infrastructure projects is that they create so many jobs. Every politician since the recession has sworn to increase the employment rate and then ignored the easiest way to do that. It does not take that much training to learn how to pour...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)
Replies: 2811
Views: 492157

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Here is a nice video where a teacher actually makes a rubber sheet to demonstrate GR on. I think my favorite part is where he actually gets the Earth-Moon system going for a little while.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Coincidence in Tycho's Model of the Solar System
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: Coincidence in Tycho's Model of the Solar System

I just came across this videothat shows how ancient astronomers explain the retrograde motion of the planets.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 32
Views: 1976

Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

I think that everyone here will agree that it is wrong, but why is it wrong?

P.S. I am putting this here because we do not have a philosophy section.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "There is an Exception to every rule"
Replies: 32
Views: 2961

Re: "There is an Exception to every rule"

Epimenides of Crete is claimed to have said "All Cretans are liars". If true, then it means that all Cretans are liars, but Epimenides being a Cretan himself must then be a liar, meaning his statement cannot be true. If the statement is false, then it means that Epimenides was lying, and ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Honestly, though, that officer probably is just doing his job; it's the department itself that is the problem, and that's what needs to be fixed. You send the officer to jail for perjury, then the problem continues and that officer loses his entire future. The author makes it clear that it is the s...

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