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1. ## Woodworking: Amateurs, Craftsmen, & In-Between

Gotcha. A dado head for your saw will speed up the hogging and leave a smoother cut than a saw blade. Dado Heads @ Finewoodworking How to cut tenons on a table saw
2. ## Woodworking: Amateurs, Craftsmen, & In-Between

Finger joints are glued, not friction fit. One of their advantages is providing more gluing surface than miter or butt joining. iNow, you can make a simple jig for your table saw to cut these joints if that doesn't offend your Zen. Making a Table Saw Box-Joint Jig
3. ## The Cause of Prime Numbers ( Suggestion)

Presuming you mean if casting out works in other bases without any regard to the OP and Primes, the answer is yes. Note that in base ten the digital root is congruent mod 9. (Note that numbers divisible by 9 return 9 for the digital root and 0 for mod 9, but the results are congruent) Similarly, casting out 7s in octal is congruent mod 7, e.g. 97 in octal is 141 and the digital root in octal is 1+4+1=6 and 97 mod 7 = 6. In octal, a number with a digital root of 7 divides evenly by 7. This holds for all bases. I have no proof but recall seeing one some years ago. As to binary, all digital roots = 1.
4. ## Balloon Sail?

Depending on country and/or state, you should find out what flight rules you have to follow in addition to boating rules. Here are the applicable rules in the US. > PART 101—MOORED BALLOONS, KITES, AMATEUR ROCKETS, UNMANNED FREE BALLOONS, AND CERTAIN MODEL AIRCRAFT
5. ## Balloon Sail?

Ben Franklin pulled himself across a lake using a kite, as well as pulling himself on ice skates. Kite/ballon hybrids do exist and are called 'kytoons'.
6. ## why we still believe in a god

Curses on the multiquote! As Area54 corrected me when I brought this data to light, it was 38% of adults and adults are about 260 million, so the 38% is just under 99 million. This is still over a third of adults who believe Earth is only 10,000 years old and God created it just as we find it, to answer Dim's earlier challenge. To Area54's earlier reply to me, I'm fine with people getting comfort with their belief in a god, but not fine when acting on their belief brings discomfort to others and/or is set in opposition to facts and critical thinking. Here's a link to Area54's correction.
7. ## why we still believe in a god

Damn new editor won't allow me to toggle to text mode and parse your reply. Arrrggghhh! Anyway, your are correct to make the adjustment for adults; my bad for not taking the time to do that. Perhaps between that and the fact that on the 38% "...Gallup noted was the lowest level in 35 years.", our bowels will not befoul us and merely threaten. As to the more general question of the thread, vis-à-vis the belief in a god, we may also take some comfort in that such belief is also on the wane in the US according to the Demography of the United States Wiki page. At the same time, Pastafarianism is on the rise. Flying Spaghetti Monster preserve us! All hail his noodly appendages. As is written in the Pastalms of the The Loose Canon: Always my pleasure to provide and per se purvey germane data.
8. ## why we still believe in a god

Who necromanced this 2 year old thread! Anyway, I'm no Iotero -thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster- but I can lend some support to the 140 million figure. First, Wiki says that of July 1, 2017 the US population was 325,350,377. source Second, Wiki says in their page on Young Earth Creationism: Lastly, my calculator tells me that 38% of 325,350,377 is 123,633,143 people. So, not 140 million, but still a considerable, if not worrying, number. Whether these folks would label themselves YECs would be fodder for another poll.
9. ## Do you think my life hack for killing mold growth will work?

Rats are not mice and you better use a metal container or the rats will just chew through. While vegetable matter composts well enough, animal matter does not. As to cats, letting them run free results in the death of billions of birds and other small critters every year. Not a good idea. While it's not illegal to allow cats to run free in my area, it is legal for homeowners to live trap them and take them to the animal control station. If one doesn't have a live trap, animal control will rent you one. Another note on the OP; wash your canister after every use. No buildup, no mold.
10. ## Do you think my life hack for killing mold growth will work?

Then be prepared to kill the rats that your compost attracts.
11. ## Do you think my life hack for killing mold growth will work?

Try boric acid. I had to kill some heart-rot fungus in an Oak slab I was using for dendrochronology and while it took several applications it worked like a charm. I found a bottle of boric acid crystals in the drug section of a department store, but you might also find it at a farm/garden supply outlet.
12. ## Instinct vs Consciousness

True but is that conditioning or because those things we squash are not conscious and we inherently know that? Inherently knowing about consciousness is conditioning of consciousness. This is not to say some conscious creature -humans included- can not reflexively, i.e. instinctually, squash a mosquito that has bitten them or even alighted on them, without any conscious consideration of the squashee's consciousness. See withdrawal reflex
13. ## Instinct vs Consciousness

If we accept/presume all living things are conscious, then most people implicitly accept degrees of consciousness. [Most] people think nothing of squashing the life out of a mosquito, whereas [most] people would not squash the life out of another person.
14. ## Calculation of the pyramid (Sequence of numerical progressions).

Pyramids are 3-dimensional; polygonal numbers are 2-dimensional. They are not interchangeable.
15. ## Instinct vs Consciousness

Well, sounds like you have made similar searches to mine so what we found is what we found (or didn't find as the case were). In the general sense of evolution, I see no reason why instinct or consciousness or curiosity should be any different in the way they evolve(d) than any other attributes of evolved creatures. While interesting, I'm not losing any sleep over the issue.
16. ## Instinct vs Consciousness

Asking the question again and again in slightly different forms is useless. Nobody yet knows, and those claiming they do are talking through their hats.
17. ## Instinct vs Consciousness

From what I have been reading the last couple of days, the short answer is that nobody [yet] knows. Seems there was a flurry & flap over the claim it was an epigenetic effect, but the consensus was that the idea was not well supported. I haven't saved any of the links I read, but I searched the phrase 'evolution of instinct' to find them. As to not having expertise, you're in good company.
18. ## Producing a hierarchy of human life .

I sincerely hope that is not me. I am just a lowly individual , with an inquiring mind desperately trying to find his way in this immense cosmic sea. Doing the thing he only knows how to do . That is. ' ASK his way in this puzzle of life ' . Unfortunately for me , the things I want to know ' how it works ' , is EVERYTHING ! Then, when I find an answer , all I want to do , is jump up and down with glee, and want to tell everybody . Millions of people pose questions on the Internet every day , and get answers every day . Nowerdays , We accept that as normal . I seemed to have tapped into a universe wide, time wide mechanism , that can answer some time wide , universe wide questions . Maybe that is the nature of the Cosmos , namely it is time wide and universe wide network of 'knowledge ' and capable of answering time wide and Universe wide questions , should you care to ask ? ( this all sounds a bit " Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy " ish ) ... Mike Just pointing out that the process you described is known as divination. It -divination- has been lauded and decried for as long as lauding and decrying have been around. In any case, divination is not scientific and so hardly admissible as evidence in a presumably scientific discussion. (And per my quote, not admissible in a Christian discussion either.) Good luck, keep that thumb up, and if you get a ride may it not be with a psychopath.
19. ## Lost solution

Wile's proof agrees with you that there are no solutions to $x^n+y^n=z^n, n>=3$.
20. ## Producing a hierarchy of human life .

Jeremiah 14:14 14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
21. ## What is consciousness (pure scientific) ?

Hofstadter -and so I- would beg to differ on the bolded. Just because no sufficiently complex artificial net has not yet been confirmed to be conscious, does not mean it can never be so. After all, at some point Earth had no conscious life and yet here we and the flys be now. (At the risk of being called out for appeal to authority, I appeal to authority. Douglas Hofstadter profile @ Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Cognitive Science Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature Director, Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition) Education •B.S., Mathematics (with distinction), Stanford University, 1965 •M.S., Physics, University of Oregon, 1972 •Ph.D., Physics, University of Oregon, 1975•Thesis advisor: Gregory H. Wannier •Thesis area: Theoretical solid-state physics •Thesis title: “The Energy Levels and Wave Functions of Bloch Electrons In a Homogeneous Magnetic Field” Awards •Pulitzer Prize (General Nonfiction category), 1980 • American Book Award (Science Hardback category), 1980 for Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid • Guggenheim Fellow, 1980-81 PS I have made a couple new posts that were appended to post #16 and so did not appear separately.

23. ## Lost solution

Precisely. And to clarify 'he', Fermat proposed the theorem/conjecture & claimed he proved it never works (saying the proof is too long for this margin), while Wiles actually did prove it never works.
24. ## What is consciousness (pure scientific) ?

As I just said, strange loops are a necessary but not sufficient condition for consciousness, so no. Also as I said, you will have to read Hofstadter's I Am A Strange Loop (and Gödel, Escher, Bach) to make your own determination of whether or not his model is up to your snuff. What have you got to lose?
25. ## What is consciousness (pure scientific) ?

Are you asking me to give the evidence, or asking if it exists? I would say no inasmuch as a strange loop is a necessary but not sufficient condition for consciousness. Hofstadter points to Escher's print 'Drawing Hands' as a strange loop, but this does not imply that the drawing is conscious. Again I'd say no for the same reasons I just gave above. Here I will say yes. I'll give a quote from MathWorld to support my answer, but if you want to understand the full argument you will have to read Hofstadter (presuming you have not) and make your own determination. Lead a horse to water and all that. Strange Loop @ Wolfram MathWorld
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