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Posted - 08/04/2011 :  23:52:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote

This makes your insistence that you are stating your opinion both redundant and dumb.
And I suppose that that statement of yours is not an opinion, rather a statement of fact, eh? And "smart", too, I would guess. Dave you are as good as I am at word manipulation, but none of it conveys any thing useful. Your repetitive opinions, couched as facts, no more proves that there really are such things as facts, and that absolutes exist; than my converse opinion that all "facts" are really opinions instead --- instantly manufactures verity and truth.

You are just orally farting and so am I. So why not stop, already?

So, "the sky is blue" and "I don't make claims, I express opinion" are both completely improper "fact claims" since neither is couched in terms of probability, correct?
Most Junior High school kids have learned that the apparent blueness of the sky is illusory and is the result of the scattering of sunlight, not a truly blue surface or reflected truly blue surface. The probability of the sky actually being blue is far less than one thousand of one percent, but probably more than the probability of a God existing who decided that that sky should be blue.

But because neither you or I nor anyone can prove either of those statements or, their inverse or converse constructions, all anyone can properly state is that the sky very probably is not blue and there very probably is no God.

Wherever you learned that Bayesian probability is identical to mathematical probability as determined by statistical analysis, it is just plain wrong. No I cannot give you decimal point integers any more than you can put a floor under your vacuous idea that all opinion is some kind if "fact claim". This word-worrying is just plain stupid. I am not stupid or "dumb", nor are you. It does not behoove either of us to act that way.
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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 08/05/2011 :  06:26:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bill, how is this side track relevant to "women skeptics"?

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"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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Dave W.
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Posted - 08/05/2011 :  07:54:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've taken the off-topic discussion over here.

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