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  1. Bernie Sanders & Russia election interference

    Isn't this just another form of Astroturfing which just means you are being "hoist by your own petard"?
  2. The appearance of blue eyes and dark skin in northern genetics has occurred more than once in the past 10,000 years although we don't have any records of the existence of major civilizations for more than 8,000 years ago. One more recent example is around a thousand years ago where children of scandinavians employed in the Varangian guard received blue eyes from their fathers and dark skin from their mothers. That's interesting as a similar process would require a currently unknown northern civilisation.
  3. APolitical Correctness, a scientific approach

    I never said anything like that at all. If the only things you can come up with are straw man arguments then this thread should be closed, and future readers can make up their own minds.
  4. APolitical Correctness, a scientific approach

    I was talking to a guy with a phd in chemistry this afternoon and he said that they would have extreme difficulty doing useful science if they could not discriminate against those results that were from non female females or non male males (or non identical identical twins, and throw them in the bin). It would be politically correct to not make the correct distinction and apolitically correct, or if you like not politically correct, to make the correct scientific distinction.
  5. APolitical Correctness, a scientific approach

    Identical twins are not in a political category like male or female where you don't have to genetically or physically be a male or a female to actually consider yourself to be a male or a female. apolitical eɪpəˈlɪtɪk(ə)l/ adjective not interested or involved in politics. "he took an apolitical stance" correctness kəˈrɛktnəs/ noun the quality or state of being free from error; accuracy. "there was evidence to support the correctness of the identification"
  6. APolitical Correctness, a scientific approach

    It's interesting to see from the responses who is PC on this forum.
  7. Dark Matter or Dark Force

    Why bother with indirect things when you can deal with the problem directly? According to the latest PLANCK data total universal mass = 4.82% normal matter + 25.8% dark matter = 30.62% and the ratio between total calculated universal matter and total visible universal matter = 2*Pi +/- 1.1%. It's easier to define our total universal matter as a polar or transformed variant of our ordinary matter (that puts the galactic rotation problem to bed as well) than continuing to believe the difference is something that cannot be clearly identified with our current physics.
  8. APolitical Correctness, a scientific approach

    And anybody who is not an identical twin cannot prove the claim that they are an identical twin.
  9. Being an identical twin I am in a category that any person who is not an identical twin can identify with or as, or even aspire to be or have a preference for. As such there are people who are identical twins and people who aren't identical twins. Can anybody name any other human classifications, apart from triplets etc, that are also apolitically correct?
  10. Dark Matter or Dark Force

    Instead of talking about dark matter in universal matter calculations we could just say that our total calculated matter equals our total visible matter x 2 x Pi. If you want to be really pedantic you could say that the thing previously known as universal dark matter equals (2 x Pi) x visible universal matter.
  11. North Korea paradox

    The altitude of the ISS is currently 404.82km, the HST 539.96km, and the LEO's range between 160km to 2000km so the North Koreans missile went up to 4,000 km if it reached twice the max LEO. So it seems like both the ISS and the HST are in North Korea's missile range, even if NK doesn't have a working missile mounted atomic bomb.
  12. No dark matter and dark energy needed?

    The paper is interesting.
  13. Why doesn't truth matter & middle ground

    They say the same thing about the supporters of Pauline Hanson in Australia but they obviously haven't looked into why she has been popular with poor people regardless of where they came from. If you want some hints (a) the left wing politician who took up her Ipswich City.Council seat in the late 90's has been charged with massive corruption (2) The state politician of the same left wing political party whose state electorate covered Pauline Hanson's federal electorate was convicted of molesting 3-6 primary school children between the ages of 9 and 11 who were in the school class he taught and (3) the state premier called a 'media tart' said after the convicted child molester was jailed that he "was still a mate of mine because he did all of that (child molesting) before he became a politician". That left wing political party has employed this ex state premier in $200K p.a. jobs for the past 10 years and the person who he handed the premiership reigns over to became the CEO of the Australian Bankers Association, go figure. The 'media tart' state premier introduced clause 8 of the Imperial Bill of Rights 1688 into our state constitution (unlike our federal constitution) that ensured that any state politician could not be prosecuted in any court outside parliament and introduced state legislation so that none of his MP's could be convicted inside parliament. It was called the 'Nuttal" law and was scrapped after the corrupt politician lost his seat and was charged and jailed for corruptly accepting $300,000 from a developer. But due to old mates in the pseudo left wing political party the corrupt politician was paid his entire superannuation of around $1.5 million and his mates only got back the $300,000 that he'd been paid corruptly, GO FIGURE???????? And if you want to get more constitutional the same right wing political party masquerading as a left wing political party brought the status of constitutional arrangements between the commonwealth and the states into conformity with the commonwealth of Australia being an independent, sovereign and federal nation, in their own legislation, without seeking constitutional approval from the people, and then proceeded to sell off most of our nations public assets. So being called a deplorable is much preferable to actually being a witless supporter of a right wing political party that prefers to BULLY the people who no longer support it because they won't get rid of the slimy filth that has corrupted the party to its very essence. If you can't get your head around why a left wing person would support someone who the majority of the media thinks is the devil you aren't looking close enough.
  14. Why doesn't truth matter & middle ground

    It's interesting to look at how individual political parties elect their leaders to get an indication on how things are going around the world, democracy wise. I'll just point out a few details with respect to parliamentary systems I've come across lately and leave it to the US members to compare these examples with the US system. In the UK the leader of the UK Labor party is elected by the members of the Labor party alone and all MP's only get 1 vote as a party member. While 70% of the elected Labor MP's are right wingers (and would ditch their left wing leader in an instance) they only get 1 vote so the party leader is in the 30% minority of left wing MP's in this nominally left wing party. In Australia the 88 parliamentary MP's in the Australian Labor Party have half of the vote for the party leader while all the members of the political party have the other half. 40% of the party members and 60% of the right wing party MP's voted for the right wing party leader and this wing drove deregulation, sold off the national bank and then sold the national communications company (the right/left wing pricks are in the process of selling it again). Is a left wing party controlled by the right a nominal right wing political party? In Ireland Fine Gael has the least democratic system. So it just seems that the more right wing your politicians are (especially in supposed left wing political parties) the more right wing the entire political system will turn out to be.