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by jewish_scientist
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 65487

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

At the core of your argument is the idea that a child does not consent to being taught a religion; but is very clearly wrong. Parents can consent on behalf of their child. When you consent through a proxy you are still giving consent. The child cannot give or with hold consent; a parent can give or ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fixing police brutality
Replies: 107
Views: 37006

Re: Fixing police brutality

I have not read many of the post here, but I had an idea. A common idea is to put video cameras on cops' uniforms, but I do not think that will work though. It is easy to 'accidentally' cover the lens with your jacket, or make the camera was face the wrong way. I think a better idea would be to use ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How efficient is the H.O.W. solution?
Replies: 1
Views: 3603

How efficient is the H.O.W. solution?

H and O n W all solution is just a name I made up for a strategy a lot of gamers know to get through mazes, so Google will not tell you more about it. Imagine you place your hand on a wall the moment you enter the maze. Keep walking and never take your hand off the wall. Your hand can not touch the...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 459842

Re: Favorite home experiments

In 10th grade I took a forensic science class (it was awesome). One of the things we learned is that, usually, what a victim is wearing will not effect how insect interact with the body. The teacher bought some meat and had us wrap some chunks of it in cloth and paper towels. Each piece of meat was ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:01 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 122
Views: 121688

Re: What If updates are temporarily on hold

It took me a while to realize that this thread is about Randall not updating his blug and not how we should hypothetically react if Randall stopped updating his blug.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

I know I'm oversimplifying by saying that "all" sexual thoughts are "bad," as opposed to only those outside of a married couple. I still think it's a very unhealthy way of doing things and very difficult to feel sympathetic toward. I am confused now. I thought that you thought t...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 28, 2015 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is the bee problem fixed now?
Replies: 37
Views: 7057

Re: Is the bee problem fixed now?

drachefly wrote:How the heck did Paris Hilton get involved in this topic anyway?


Hilariously.
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 25, 2015 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is the bee problem fixed now?
Replies: 37
Views: 7057

Re: Is the bee problem fixed now?

"It's weird how I'm constantly surprised by the passage of time when it's literally the most predictable thing in the universe." -Paris Hilton
by jewish_scientist
Sat May 23, 2015 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

The difference does seem marginal, in the sense that declaring one acceptable and the other straight out is fairly questionable. But, eh. I think that you misunderstand the law. It is allowed for a man and a woman to sit next to each other on public transport, even if they are strangers. The questi...
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 22, 2015 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

A lot of people have posted since I last visited this thread. I like to look at everything another person wrote and then write a response addressing all the points that person made. However, if I tried to do that here, this post would be so huge no one will read it, which is understandable. Instead,...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 21, 2015 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is the bee problem fixed now?
Replies: 37
Views: 7057

Re: Is the bee problem fixed now?

This is in no way related to anything else, but it is so unbelievable that I cannot resist putting it on a thread that talks about bees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P7Q1ncgcoY Just to warn everyone, I will bet $100 that I will never see so many dead organisms by number and biomass again in my ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 21, 2015 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is the bee problem fixed now?
Replies: 37
Views: 7057

Re: Is the bee problem fixed now?

This is in no way related to anything else, but it is so unbelievable that I cannot resist putting it on a thread that talks about bees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P7Q1ncgcoY Just to warn everyone, I will bet $100 that I will never see so many dead organisms by number and biomass again in my l...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 21, 2015 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2904
Views: 677039

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

In SR, all observers agree on the spacetime interval between events, s^2=(Δx)^2+(Δy)^2+(Δz)^2-(cΔt)^2. What they may disagree on is how much of that separation is spacelike, Δ r = sqrt((Δx)^2+(Δy)^2+(Δz)^2), and how much is timelike, Δt. But if s^2 is positive, all observers agree that it's positiv...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 19, 2015 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2904
Views: 677039

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

This is how the experiment would be set up. Two glass windows, one red and one blue, are placed far away from each other (the exact distance does not matter). Adam is given a baseball bat and Ben is watching from a different reference frame. First, Adam smashes the red window; then he smashes the bl...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 19, 2015 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Plot Your Route Game!
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

Actually, your chain is 5 links long. A chain made out of five metal circles is 5 links long, not 4. That is how you should count the Wikipedia chains.

Wingsuit -> Free Fall -> Galileo Galilei -> Italians -> Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour


I have 5 points in total.
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 19, 2015 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Plot Your Route Game!
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: The Plot Your Route Game!

I found a chain that is 7 links long! I can't post it because it would not be fair, but I will tell you that I did it by cutting a few links out of your chain.
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 18, 2015 7:09 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0124: "Lunar Swimming"
Replies: 60
Views: 32874

Re: What-If 0124: "Lunar Swimming"

Someone contact NASA; they will want to read this. You probable read that and laughed, but I am serious. NASA has a list of 181 things they want to do on the Moon*. My favorite is turning the entire Moon into a Strange Matter detector, but that is not relevant. What is relevant is mEOR3 and mEOR6. T...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 18, 2015 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Plot Your Route Game!
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

The Plot Your Route Game!

The goal of this game is to get a lot of points. The game starts by me posting links to two titles of Wikipedia pages. Another player then open the first Wikipedia page. That player tries to get from there to the second page by only clicking links. When they have a short chain, they post it. 10 minu...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 14, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Uses for dark matter and dark energy
Replies: 16
Views: 8110

Re: Uses for dark matter and dark energy

There is a theory that dark matter is a WIMP (Weak Interacting Massive Particle). WIMPs only interact with matter with gravity and the weak interaction. The weak interaction and the electromagnetic interaction have been united, which is called the electroweak interaction. Put another way, they are t...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 14, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time Travel and the Anthropic Principle
Replies: 13
Views: 5696

Re: Time Travel and the Anthropic Principle

You may want to replace 'epsilon' with 'light's speed' because the general public is familiar that c is special in some way, just like they know that pi is special. Even though they do not know why its special, what changing it would do or even what it means, they understand that it is different fro...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 13, 2015 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

To Fractal_Tangent, Izawwlgood and anyone else who read my last post, I apologize. I live in a suburb of Boston. The train rides into and out of Boston are about 30 minutes for me. The shortest commercial flight I could think of was the flight from Boston to New York, which is about 1 hour. I assume...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 13, 2015 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

Just... accept that 'strictly Orthodox' is the term we will use because it is the least wrong. And that, in a nutshell, is the way all language works. Words are approximations; more of the right words in the right order can make a closer approximation, but not without cost. Too many words can get i...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 13, 2015 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

The best term you can use is 'strictly Orthodox'. However, that term is also inaccurate. I have spent the last 20-30 minutes trying to think of a way to explain this, but I simple cannot. Just... accept that 'strictly Orthodox' is the term we will use because it is the least wrong. I know it's a 'sm...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 12, 2015 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

I have finals this week, so my brain is a little worn out. There are still a couple of things that I can say though. But this is a two was street. If a person does not want to have premarital sex, then they should not be treated differently than a person who does want to or has had premarital sex. B...
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 08, 2015 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

Can anyone think of a reason why Orthodox women are treated differently than Orthodox men? Maybe Orthodox men behave differently from Orthodox women. Could it be that Orthodox men are more likely to be demanding, and Orthodox women are more likely to be accommodating? Does Jewish culture tend to su...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 07, 2015 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

Here is something to think about, by why do all the articles she brings up mention a man refusing to sit next to a woman. The prohibition applies to women also. Unless women travel significantly less than men, there should be just as many incidents and articles about woman refusing to sit next to m...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 06, 2015 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

Suggesting two people cannot debate because of one's ineptitude of explanation is blamed on the person explaining, not the listener. Condescension doesn't win points. Nobody is expecting to come away from this with a full understanding of all the details of Orthodox Law; but if you cannot explain t...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

I am going to make a brief post so that everyone understands why I cannot debate some things with you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Capital Crime~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When the 'Supreme Court of Israel' is not in existence, capital punishment may not be executed by any court. 'Supreme Court of Is...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

I am going to make a brief post so that everyone understands why I cannot debate some things with you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Capital Crime~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When the 'Supreme Court of Israel' is not in existence, capital punishment may not be executed by any court. 'Supreme Court of Is...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 89983

Re: 0808: "The Economic Argument"

It is so weird that companies are actually making money from the craziest ideas on that list.
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie Hebdo
Replies: 123
Views: 29095

Re: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie H

This is more about my opinion of Chatlie Hebdo than about the protests. Free speak is not a universal right that someone can use to defend any and every piece of media. A publisher cannot simple adding a political caption to any indecent image and expect equal treatment as Dr. Suess. The Miller test...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: How can I express logical arguments?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Translations~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While you don't want to or can't explain what "Unclean" means in the biblical sense, this leaves at a sort of impasse, unclean has many negative connotations, from what I can tell is it's been translated lazily, or inaccurately if your othe...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2904
Views: 677039

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

At such high temperatures, it is never valid to approximate anything as rigid, as your example demonstrates. A rigid body can never spin faster than its speed of sound, but people were/are still studying the Ehrenfest paradox. No perfectly black materials is known of, but studying a box made out of...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Getting Energy from the Moon's Extreme Temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: Getting Energy from the Moon's Extreme Temperatures

I am speaking more on a hypothetical level than on a science-fiction level. Think of a hypothetical situation where the SAASS needs a large amount of power, but it is not constintly turned on. To send solar panels to provide the normal amount of power plus soler panels that will power the SAASS need...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 05, 2015 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: How can I express logical arguments?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Translation of "Unclean"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Imagine trying to explain what the word 'right' means to a man who only speaks Russian. Depending on the context, 'right' can be a direction (Turn right at the stop sing), a philosophical principle (The rights o...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 04, 2015 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fixing police brutality
Replies: 107
Views: 37006

Re: Fixing police brutality

Forcing compliance in one case does not mean that they can force compliance in every case. If the police demand that you let them search your house even though they do not have a warrant, then you have every right to not comply. I think that if they try to physically force their way in, you can caus...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 04, 2015 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: How can I express my vary logical arguments?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Judaism Prohibits Members of the Opposite Sex from Touching~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eelsto, your post has two parts. I do not under stand the first part. I do not see the connection between what I said and what you said. Could you please make another pos...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 04, 2015 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: How can I express my vary logical arguments?

I am sorry that I did not clearly state my question.

You believe that there are inherent physical and physiological differences between men and women. Is it so much of a stretch then to say that there are spiritual differences between men and women. You sill see how this all connects.
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 04, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Getting Energy from the Moon's Extreme Temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: Getting Energy from the Moon's Extreme Temperatures

Lets say your base gets its normal, daily energy supply from solar panels. The problem is that in order to run the super-awesome-amazing-science-stuff you need a lot more energy than the panels can generate. In this situation, my turbine may be useful. The people/robots will know exactly when a huge...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 04, 2015 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 53555

Re: How can I express my vary logical arguments?

Having now read the article I think your argument is fatally flawed, j_s. You are straw-manning her. Several times in your argument you talk about refuting a charge of sexism. The trouble is that Bennet never once uses the terms sexist or sexism! Go search for them; They're not there. So your count...

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