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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 02/13/2010 :  12:29:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My daughter has sent me a copy of the photo she took with her phone camera of PZ Myers and myself at his lecture a few weeks ago at Berkeley:




Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2010 :  01:33:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My new pal, Christopher Hitchens. And me. Photos by my daughter, who accompanied me to Hitch's talk.


This is one of the best photos I've seen of Hitchens,
though he was recovering from a recent spider bite.


Can't you tell we're tight?


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13368 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2010 :  09:11:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cool pictures!!! Nice sweatshirt mooner. I have em with these guys too. My favorite is this one. In fact, it's my all time favorite picture from any TAM event I have been to.


Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2010 :  12:51:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Cool pictures!!! Nice sweatshirt mooner. I have em with these guys too. My favorite is this one. In fact, it's my all time favorite picture from any TAM event I have been to.


I envy you for that one, Kil! You're a much more successful fanboy than I.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25887 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2010 :  20:59:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Peter Graves has seen his last gladiator movie. (HT: The Daily What)

And Corey Haim has battled his last vampire, which I learned from NPR and Very Demotivational:


- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 03/14/2010 :  21:42:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll miss Peter Graves. No, come to think of it, I can always watch his works, as they, at least, are essentially immortal.

That's pretty cold about Haim being with his career now. Funny, too.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 03/15/2010 :  17:27:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kil came over today. We met and talked for several hours. We solved it.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
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USA
25887 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  18:12:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

We solved it.
Awesome! Are you implementing the solution?

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13368 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  18:52:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by HalfMooner

We solved it.
Awesome! Are you implementing the solution?

At any moment now...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Randy
SFN Regular

USA
1988 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2010 :  19:07:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by HalfMooner

We solved it.
Awesome! Are you implementing the solution?

At any moment now...


Uh-oh, I've got the firehose ready.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2010 :  19:44:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It appears that the Weekly World News has noted Kil's return road trip from Washington State to Southern California:


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13368 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2010 :  21:35:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ha!!!!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25887 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2010 :  17:28:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
David and Barbara Mikkelson (of Snopes.com fame) got a nice little write-up in The New York Times.

Edited to add a Hat Tip to The Daily What.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2010 :  18:15:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Today, while reading Daniel L. Everett's Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, I ran across Everett's assertion that Einstein had once made an odd comment about rivers.

As most people realize, the distance between two points on a river differ greatly depending upon whether a straight-line ("as the crow flies") distance is measured, or whether the distance is measured by how far one must navigate (through all the bends) by boat.

But is there a fairly consistent ratio between the two measurements?

It seems that old rivers have a maximum ratio of navigated distance to straight-line distance of about pi:1. With newer rivers, the ratio is closer to 3:1. And it does seem that Einstein was involved in this speculation.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25887 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2010 :  18:29:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

It seems that old rivers have a maximum ratio of navigated distance to straight-line distance of about pi:1. With newer rivers, the ratio is closer to 3:1.
There's not a lot of difference between 3.0 and 3.14, is there? I guess I'm surprised that new-vs-old doesn't differ more.
And it does seem that Einstein was involved in this speculation.
Cool that. No one-trick-pony was old Al.

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