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  1. 1 hour ago, Neuron said:

    The only difference you noted is that she is black? I don't know how the concept of self-defense is in your country but here, if you are not responding to an immediate threat, you can't call it self-defense. Please let me know if things work different where you live

    Since you clearly didn't bother to read the article, Kizer was being sex-trafficked by her abductor. What part of that situation do you think poses less than an immediate threat? When you've been abducted and abused, isn't every waking moment an immediate threat? It may take a different thread, but I'd sure like to know how you're justifying your above comments. They seem fairly reprehensible to me, but I'm sure I've misunderstood you. I hope I've misunderstood you. If a white woman shot her black abductor, does it work differently where you live?

  2. 28 minutes ago, swansont said:

    Chrystul Kizer was convicted when she killed her abductor/sex trafficker. Same part of the country.

    Thanks for this reminder. I'm going to try to focus on possible positive outcomes from this travesty of justice, and fixing more travesties is a worthy goal.



    For those unfamiliar with the case, Kizer was 17 years old when she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting death of a Kenosha man named, Volar in 2018, who had been filming sex with underage girls, including Kizer. After shooting Volar, Kizer set his Kenosha home on fire and fled to Milwaukee in his car. At the time, Volar, 34, had been under investigation by Kenosha Police for child sex trafficking. Had he not been killed, Volar would likely have been charged with child sex assault the week he died.


  3. You just know the American Taliban is celebrating this victory by firing their AR-15s in the air. Guns have united normally peaceful folks who claim they're conservative with some of the worst extremist elements in the country. 

  4. 5 hours ago, MichaelVera said:

    Theorem 2. Radiation is absorbed and stored as Gravitation inside a Mass Structure.

    Here's a bit that's easily shown false. We can measure such things, and radiation can be blocked, where gravity can't. I understand how the concepts of spacetime and gravity can be very non-intuitive, but there's really no need to make so much stuff up on your own. Thousands of years have gone into the accumulated knowledge of our species, and you should really take advantage of it. We've been saving it all, just for you!

  5. 2 hours ago, MichaelVera said:

    Society’s greatest mathematical achievements have been handed down from philosophers. Mathematicians who choose to ignore logic and reasoning tend to go astray.

    So, I really don't need to study the math, do I? I could just use your reasoning and your definition of logic and save myself a buttload of time!

    The key to mathematics, apparently, is making philosophy easier to grasp by defining it any way you want to, then claiming you "reasoned" out the "logic". I just knew all this talk about scientific rigor and evidence was busywork meant to keep me from the Truth!

  6. 14 minutes ago, MichaelVera said:

    It is critical for us to realize we need General Philosophers contemplating every branch of science; theoretical physics included.

    General Philosophy is NOT synonymous with making wild guesses that are contrary to observation and experimentation, nor is "logic" defined as "this makes more sense to me than mainstream science". 

    You have a great many misconceptions about a lot of aspects here, so many that you've had to redefine several standard terms and effects. Overall, I'd say you started with misunderstandings, but instead of asking questions and clearing those up, you decided to start guessing at an explanation. And of course, since you started making things up based on your own knowledge, it all made SO MUCH SENSE to you... but only to you.

  7. !

    Moderator Note

    That's not the way it works here. We want to discuss your idea here, but we get too many people pushing traffic to their own websites, so it's our rule that discussion stays here. Please provide us (you can copy/paste) an overview of your idea, and anything that supports it (evidence) and we can start discussing from there.

    You mention lots of "problems" with physics and electricity, and we want to make sure this isn't misunderstanding on your part. We also get a ton of people who don't understand Relativity, and offer alternatives, but GPS works, and we have tons of evidence to support the theory, which the alternatives don't.

    Thanks for understanding, and we look forward to seeing your concept presented here.

  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3718863/


    The evidence for the serotonin deficiency hypothesis of human aggression lacks corroboration. Contradictory findings, unreliable measurement, and a high degree of complexity leave our overall finding of a small inverse correlation between serotonin and human aggression open to multiple, equally plausible interpretations. While the overall relation between serotonin and human aggression is currently unclear, the four recommendations below hold promise in advancing this important area of research and paving the way for future clarity.

    CharonY also mentioned that some psychologist is trying to play biologist and claim correlation between serotonin level effects in lobsters with their effect on humans.

  9. On 11/14/2021 at 5:07 AM, storyteller said:

    Translating texts and interpreting meaning of artworks don't involve "scientific method" for one.

    Sure they do! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211145912.htm


    Scientists from UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of a second century Egyptian painting.

    And before this, proper methodology has helped identify many works as being Egyptian even though they'd been translated into other languages. 

  10. 1 hour ago, jday said:

    Part of Newton's laws is that energy can't be created nor destroyed so how does that support the Big Bang theory?

    You're hung up on the idea of something from nothing, which is not the case. And energy can take many forms without being "destroyed". The model for the BBT shows that nuclear energy wasn't possible until atoms were formed, allowing for the eventual production of stars.

    When you die, cremation or decomposition releases stored up energy in your cells, and the bonds between the molecules are broken. Ash gets left over if this release is incomplete, and pieces of you that aren't eaten and converted to chemical energy break down in other ways. The various energies that are a property of your body never leave the system (universe) entirely. 

  11. 8 hours ago, bangstrom said:

    I claimed that light emitted from a point and arriving at a point does not necessarily imply that light is a particle at that point because light as a wave can do the same.

    I answered your question before, Remember my repeated comments about transverse waves not spreading out and light no longer existing at its arrival so its point of arrival doesn’t imply that it ever was a particle? I have also answered similar questions but I don’t recall if they were from you or others and I responded by discussing the Afshar experiments, Poincaré's dot, the W-F absorber, and how light from one atom is only absorbed by a single atom. None of these demonstrate the particle nature of light.

    Poincaré's dot is worth expanding upon since it speaks directly to your question. Poincaré claimed that a spherical object placed directly in a narrow beam of light should completely block the passage of light, if light is a particle, but if the object is only slightly larger than the beam, light should be able to pass around the obstruction as a wave. Afshar and Flores performed similar experiments with a wire grid.

    Arago performed Poincaré's experiment using a metal bead on a string and he found that light went around the bead as a wave and landed as a bright dot exactly in the middle of the object’s shadow. So light as a wave can land as a point even if it has to curve around an obstruction. That is an example of light as a wave being emitted from a point and landing at a point.

    Light responds to its environment beyond what one could expect of light as a particle. Diffraction is one example. If light passes through a single slit it produces a diffraction pattern, If it passes through a double slit it produces an interference pattern, and if it passes through a triple slit, it produces an even more elaborate pattern. How does a photon passing through only one of a triple slit “know” how many slits are to its left or right and act accordingly?

    If a photon of light reflects from the surface of a frosted glass plate, it reflects a random angles. But if it reflects from a polished surface, it reflects at its angle of incidence. How can a single particle “know” if the area around it is rough or polished?

    Light responds to the wave like nature of its surroundings, and if those conditions favor arrival at a single point, it will arrive at a single point. That may be particle like behavior but it does not rule out the total wave like nature of light.


    Moderator Note

    You aren't ready for discussion. Whether conscious or not, you're using obfuscating tactics and tap-dancing around the actual point of discussion, which is to learn. Here we choose to tap into the exponential power of communicating the results of mainstream experimentation and observation. Guesswork has its place, but it needs to be forged in the fire of a proper methodology. You are just waving your hands and expecting this idea to fly.

    Thread closed, don't bring this subject up again because you obviously can't support it within our rules.

  12. On 11/11/2021 at 9:55 PM, bangstrom said:

    Mainstream science moves on. As with most things, progress occurs at the frontier.


    Moderator Note

    But it's not happening HERE. Your discussion style is evasive and unhelpful when trying to explain your idea. You quote some responses but don't actually respond to them. You "venture guesses" and later use that to assert some other point. You write like this is a blog rather than a discussion, and your presentation style doesn't lend itself well to asking the questions you really need to be asking. 

    You've been told this A LOT. You don't change, and seem to double down on your biggest mistakes. You wave your hands and dance around the gaps in this idea, and it's frustrating to the folks who are taking time to help. You need to address the issues that have been shown, and please do so like we're at a table talking, not like you're at a podium or trying to talk your way out of a speeding ticket.

  13. From the link:


    The incident came amid unconfirmed reports that Russia had carried out an anti-satellite weapon (ASAT) test—rare show-of-force demonstrations criticized by the space community because of the risk they create for crews in low Earth orbit.

    Those bastards are insane.




    The US strongly condemned a Russian anti-satellite test on Monday, calling it "a reckless and dangerous act" and added that it "won't tolerate" behavior that puts the national interests of several countries at risk.

    State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the test "will significantly increase the risk to astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station, as well as to other human spaceflight activities," adding that "Russia's dangerous and irresponsible behavior jeopardizes the long-term sustainability of outer space and clearly demonstrates that Russia's claims of opposing the weapons and weaponization of space are disingenuous and hypocritical."



  14. 18 minutes ago, studiot said:

    My wife did a similar thing, except she cut up some old tights for the material to make the stretchy ties at the back.

    We used shoestrings at first because you just couldn't get thin elastic after the craft/fabric stores ran out. I now have mad skills at tying/untying a bow knot behind my head, which should come in handy for future escapes and certain magic tricks. 

  15. 10 hours ago, Sensei said:

    ..but do you know that the most of modern computers don't even have HDD.. ? practically the all sold laptops  in shops have SSD and NVMe storages..

    SSD is 10x faster (550 MB/s) than HDD (55 MB/s)

    NVMe (1500-3500 MB/s) can be 30-60x faster than HDD..

    Which is completely off-topic. If someone wants to know how to fix an LP record player, it's meaningless to point out how CDs work differently. Don't you think it's safe to assume the OP is looking at that "bare" HD platter? I don't think its existence is in question.

  16. 6 hours ago, Peterkin said:

    Do you spell them off by mood, outfit or occasion? 

    My sister-in-law found a good pattern and made up 3 or 4 each for family and friends over the last couple years. She used materials she had on hand (except the elastic, always had to keep re-ordering that), so I have some solid color masks as well as a couple that look like drapery or chair cushion material. If I'm doing more than a few errands, or going to the doctor/dentist, I have some disposable KN95 masks I wear beneath the homemade mask.

    When we were actively making masks, I stopped at a grocery store I don't normally shop at, and they had a big round container filled with colorful, jumbo anodized aluminum paper clips. I needed some clips that big, but it hit me they might be good for the nose bridge on our masks. They're a bit long, but that lets me curl the ends to fit, and keeps it from sliding down the nose.

  17. I use a coated jumbo paper clip and some needle nose pliers. I curl the ends in a circle so they don't poke or catch, and it slips into a sleeve along the bridge of the nose. You bend it to fit the first time you put it on, and it keeps its shape well until you remove it to wash it. I don't think I've had one break yet, but I have multiple masks. 

  18. 14 minutes ago, Godot said:

    Yeah, I know...   ....questions, questions, questions - and I wonder about even more of those. And based on a quite whacky base scenario. But it's something that surely will happen every now and then, so...

    Also:  ...isn't asking weird questions one of the driving forces of theoretical physics?

    Asking questions in a science discussion forum is SO much better than making wild guesses to fill the gaps in our knowledge. Asking questions has a far better chance of yielding a trustworthy explanation. We get far too many folks who want to promote a wild guess but only support it with wavy hands and stompy feet. Thanks for the questions, they're so much easier to deal with!

  19. 11 hours ago, J.C.MacSwell said:

    Well, IMO, all that makes you a good father, with high personal accountability...and a bit of a fascist if you expect judges to throw the book at your neighbours if they don't meet your standards.

    I think this is a case where I'm imagining the outrageous horrorshow of insensitivity that would push my daughter to the brink of asking the courts to stop me from purposely causing her pain and anguish wrt how she is addressed by insisting on my own preferences multiple times a day, and you're imagining my neighbors getting perp-walked to a squad car just because they forgot to use my daughter's pronouns a few times. I don't think this argument is ever going to be meaningful in its present format.


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