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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #975 on: July 09, 2019, 08:54:04 PM »
"Knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable"

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #976 on: July 09, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »


This is pretty interesting.  What I'd also like to see:

Other news outlets (Local TV; Fox News; Local Newspapers - especially mine)

The same chart broken down with the causes of death of people younger than 70; 60; 50, etc.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #977 on: July 10, 2019, 05:04:52 AM »
Interesting... more Kiwis kill themselves than are killed on the road.
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« Reply #979 on: July 16, 2019, 01:14:08 PM »
To be precise, Eratosthenes or other Greeks did not figure out that the Earth was not flat, as that was already known, and known among many cultures. What he did was measuring the circumference of the Earth with a high degree of accuracy.
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« Reply #980 on: July 16, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »


evidence trumps experience | performance over perfection | responsibility – authority = scapegoat | emotions motivate; data doesn't

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« Reply #981 on: July 17, 2019, 04:17:34 AM »
Mormon missions seem to cement the faith or turn the missionaries into atheists.
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« Reply #982 on: July 17, 2019, 10:12:27 AM »

All of that could be also said about politics.  Except canvasing has a much better success rate.
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« Reply #983 on: July 17, 2019, 10:24:02 AM »
Also except political parties don't make canvassing a condition of membership.
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better...is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.

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« Reply #984 on: July 17, 2019, 01:25:12 PM »
The lesson here can be applied in many domains and to varying degrees, yes.
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« Reply #985 on: July 18, 2019, 10:21:19 AM »

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« Reply #986 on: July 19, 2019, 12:22:27 PM »
If global warming is real then how come I just felt this chill down my spine?

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #987 on: July 21, 2019, 02:48:32 PM »
Take a look at Lake Kaindy in Kazakhstan. This lake was actually formed in 1911 after an earthquake, so it is by geological time very recent. As a result of this, it has an underwater forest.











I had never heard about this lake until a few weeks ago, and I found it very fascinating.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #988 on: July 22, 2019, 03:14:28 PM »
This is where petrified wood comes from. Give it a couple million years.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #989 on: July 22, 2019, 04:49:28 PM »
This is where petrified wood comes from. Give it a couple million years.

Only if the submerged tree trunks are covered with sediments before the wood rots away:

https://geology.com/stories/13/petrified-wood/

The fact that it hasn’t happened in the 118 years since the lake formed in 1911 suggests it won’t happen.
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