Steve Johnson: But the sheer numbers dictate that there are probably a lot of really, really good ideas out there that never see the light of day. Do they?
Y.: The problem with monasticism is the same as with careerism.
James James: Who was it that said if you really want to get your ideas out there, write books, not articles.
Bob Sykes: One first has to note that marijuana is illegal in every jurisdiction of the US because federal law bans it. Colorado’s so-called legalization depends on a federal government that will not enforce its own laws. But that can change in a single election. More to the point, Europe’s experience shows that legalization of various things and services does not eliminate the black market in them. Black market profits are usually higher than legal markets because the black marketeers do not...
Alrenous: Way to gloss over the hardest part, book of life dude. went off to the mountains in search of a better way of living. Other people soon joined him
Felix: These studies may have shown that if you crank up your exercise you won’t live longer. Why? Well, what if the only people in the study populations who made a serious, conscious and effective effort to up their exercise were the ones who reported they did a lot of exercise? That seems likely. And it didn’t help. They died anyway. Why is it that reporting of health studies seems to be an endless pool of correlation/causality confusion? Is there something unusual about the numeracy of...
Graham: I’m not sure they have understood the ontological status of Valar and Maiar the way I always did, which I thought I had taken from Tolkien and mainstream commentary. Although the age of the Valar, higher angels or greater gods depending on whether one likes a Christian or a Norse pagan aesthetic, was largely ended in Middle Earth with the First Age, that Age clearly ended with the direct intervention not only of the Valar but of Iluvatar. There were elves, at least, in the Third Age who had...
Becky: Reminds me of Richard Feyman’s frustration of reviewing textbooks.
Coyote: What percentage of these poor were those disenfranchised tribal undocumented shoppers, illegal aliens, etc.? Growing up with the poor whites didn’t keep us out of ROTC and fighter pilot, nuclear power school, etc. What a load of garbage. All they did here was confirm the facts we already knew: the dindu nuffins and such score way down the IQ scale.
BJK: Just use Schaum’s. The explanations are never as important as lots of test problems. I’ve used Schaum’s to teach myself all the math I didn’t learn in high school.