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  1. I doubt that it is about control per se. Folks are alright is only presented on of those options, for example (i.e. when they have no control whatsoever). Moreover, when presented separately folks were fine with either choice in such a randomized trial. I suspect that it is the thought of getting something worse than someone else is something that is at least one of the reasons. In various psychological (and economic) tests (such as the ultimatum game, where on person decides the share of a given monetary amount and the second either rejects or accepts the deal) folks have been shown tha
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  2. “Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people with similar competences as the producers of the work (peers). It [aims to] function as a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are used to maintain quality standards, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication.” [Wikipedia, May, 2019] I am an electrical engineer with a PhD in semiconductor physics, who has been working in the industry for 25 years.
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  3. Yes, yes, we know. Every crackpot thinks that their theory is going to change the world; that they will be acknowledged as a hero; that we will all look like fools, and so on. They can't all be right. (But they can all be wrong.) BTW you forgot to put the copyright notice on your posts to stop someone "stealing your idea"
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  4. Perhaps we should have a referendum to sort it out (but this time, get the Leave camp to obey the rules).
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  5. Not all new ideas are worth embracing. Ideas are easy. We see hundreds here from people with little or no understanding of the relevant science. One way to know if your idea is worth thinking further about or sharing is to test it. In physics, pretty much the only way of testing an idea is to check if it matches up (quantitatively) with the real world. That requires some mathematics. It doesn't need to be complete or final - many ideas use simplifications or approximations initially to do a "sanity check" (ie. is this idea even in the right ballpark). If you can't do that then you ca
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  6. With a third of the vote. Your original claim was that Farage's gain of 7% was impressive. It isn't. Especially considering how much support he gets from the UK press. You also said there had been "no wild swings". I'm not sure if a gain of 20% for one side and a loss of 20% by the other side counts as "wild" but it is certainly significant. If there were another referendum (which would apparently be "undemocratic") then it seems likely the results would be very different from last time. They got 55.6% compared to his 31.6%. Nearly twice as much. Just looked at t
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  7. OK. You have pointed out that some of the Conservatives (9.1% of teh votes) would be pro brexit. And you have ignored the fact that some of the Labour voters (14.1% of the votes) would be anti brexit. So, let's try looking at it as scientists. The first thing to do is accept that we have poor, incomplete data. Any outcome will be an estimate. We do, however have additional data. For example, we know that, at the referendum, roughly 2/3 of Labour voters voted to remain. We also know that roughly half of Conservative voters voted for remain. Most people won
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  8. Software? Is there any indication that this is feasible in the real world? Why would you choose this path instead of more widespread dissemination of existing birth control options? That will be very popular among a certain religious slice of the population. Who decides which people participate in this program? How do you know this?
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  9. The world is right now too full of people willing to walk away, isolate, and tribalize when instead coming together and reminding each other of our shared humanity would be far better. No matter our politics, we still agree on at least 95% of what truly matters in life. Please don’t let the other 5% dictate the entirety of your future behavior. The only thing that drives out the darkness is light. The only thing that stops our continued separation is coming together. The only way to have fewer enemies is to have more friends. I’m sorry if I’ve played any role in offending
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  10. Democracy may be many things, but brexit is the result of lying and cheating. Lying was writing on the side of a bus that we would gain £350 million a week to spend on the NHS. Cheating was not admitting that the bus cost money and should be included in the election budget. If this had been a football match and someone had cheated, we would be demanding a rematch. Shouldn't we hold politics to the same standards?
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  11. What might possibly be construed as the “fish lineage of man” begins around the 1 minute point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W5hOJaFjxU
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  12. As long as it is an orbit far enough from the Moon's, I expect it should be fairly stable. I'm not sure how the resonance would have an effect, possibly that could allow a closer orbit. (all probably what you knew or suspected already) Can we call this extra moon "Tanman"?
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  13. Along with most other aspects of our life. Science doesn't need to answer any questions re the existence of anything we have no evidence for and which appears to be a stop gap answer and attempts in explaining that which science has not yet been able to explain. That's your prerogative. I prefer the support of evidence, or to simply admit that we are ignorant of all the answers at this time, but are ever so slowly chipping away at that ignorance and gaining more and more evidenced backed knowledge all the time.
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  14. No, when has history ever happened twice? It's like trying to walk over the same river twice; at some point it didn't/doesn't have a bridge... Or water.
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  15. I think you are addressing many points the society surely does not care about... I sure hope you will keep updating this specific thread :)
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  16. Der Algorithmus zum Lösen der Überbevölkerung The Human race is growing at an alarming rate. In order to save the planet and it's inhabitants from the virus called humanity, we must take action. In my 37 years of research on being a human, I have come to many conclusions about this necessary step, which I would like to lay out here. I hope I can explain all of these very complex ideas in a way, that you can understand them at least to a fraction of the level that I do. First of all, you need to understand that the overpopulation of the human race is caused by many comp
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  17. When my name becomes synonymous with the discovery of; Mass turning to waves when disconnected from spacetime (QM floats above the fabric of spacetime), I'll use my celebrity to change some things around here.
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