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    The Earth's three highest mountains - by three definitions

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure_altitude By setting 29.92 inHg/1013.4 mb, the altimeter will immediately read pressure altitude. If no altimeter is handy, a simple math formula will provide the same answer. Pressure altitude = { (Sea Level Pressure – 29.92) x 1,000} + true altitude (or...
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    Planetary Defense Experiment

    What if they deflect one object that hits another object that then hits the Earth? If you want to traslate motion and change the vector you have to hit at the center of mass, otherwise it spins. Sounds low probaility of sucess. I'd think it would have to be a set of thrusters coordinated to...
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    Riemann Surfaces

    What is the general definition of a 3d surface? What are the xyz parameters? Scilab has 3d surface plot functions and examples. Free download.
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    Genesis 1

    The problem according to the commentary there is no direct translation for the earliest known words. Translations of translations ending up in English. Did Jesus really say 'thee and thou' speaking in old English? Or did he speak in the common vernacular? Without form could simply mean social...
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    Jesus and the Witch Hunters

    Do you hate anyone who is religious by virtue only of being religious?
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    Varieties Of Religious Exrperince

    Why the thread? A profound and deep question, which I leave for the student. Pepple 'believe' in many strange things that can be destructive to self and others. Drugs for one. Political ideologies. Maoism led to famine and anarchy. Nazism. Russian and Chinese communism were atheist by...
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    Ripe pear fruit did not freeze while still on tree at 18F

    So, you are eating a natural antifreeze? Will eating the pears keep you from freezing?
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    Imagining "Indeterminism"

    Both rocks and bodies are determined by physical laws. Your nervous system is electrical. Does a neuron know anything? Your sense of self is the sum of a number of discrete states at any given time. Analogous to digital video. It looks like continuous motion, in reality it is a sequence of...
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    The Earth's three highest mountains - by three definitions

    Diapers? Those astronaught diapers should be sturdy enough. Hilary and Norgay did the Everest first ascent in the 50s with crude equipment and clothes by today's standards. I don't think they used O2. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/article/sir-edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay-1953
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    Imagining "Indeterminism"

    A rock is organized matter. Your entire body and thinking are based on reactions at the atomic scale. Just like a computer is based on atomic scale actions in the circuits. Our brains are hard wired by genetics and evolution with the capacity to learn and adapt. A philosophical case can be...
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    Imagining "Indeterminism"

    Not just the US. Ethiopia is breaking down into utter chaos and violence, widespread starvation. All over aa choice of a contest of wills over a compromise.
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    Varieties Of Religious Exrperince

    James tired to be objective. He observed that both sides criticized the other side from a self-serving biased point of view. On the forum there are atheists who will reject any possibility of positive aspects of religion.
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    Jesus and the Witch Hunters

    Hitler initially rejected religion, but realized he could use it. We covered it in a pollical science class. Nazi propaganda made use of veiled religious symbols. including the infamous film Triumph Of The Will. Ther were Christian leaders who opposed Hitler and they paid for it. In general...
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    Imagining "Indeterminism"

    That is where your thinking breaks down, IMO. Our brains are composed of particles that in the Standard Model trace their genesis to the BB. The functions of our mind are based in interactions of atoms and subatomic particles. If not, you are left with arguing mind as separate from physical...
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    Genesis 1

    According to the Oxford Bible Commentary there is no clear interpretation for the creation story. It could also mean out of chaos god brought order. A more culturally meaningful interpretation.
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    Varieties Of Religious Exrperince

    Back then being atheist was not as bad as being gay, but it could cause you trouble socially if you were too open and aggressive about it. I read it as part of a comparative religion philosophy class in the 70s.
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    Varieties Of Religious Exrperince

    Wiliam James' Verities Of Religious Experience https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Varieties_of_Religious_Experience It starts with a neurological view. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/621/621-pdf.pdf
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    Zen Buddhism vs Advaita Vedanta

    Wiliam James' Verities Of Religious Experience https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Varieties_of_Religious_Experience The book is in the public domain. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/621/621-pdf.pdf That's the yin and yang of it....
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    Imagining "Indeterminism"

    When you say the qb causally determines which receiver gets that ball it again comes down to how the brain works along with the experience and conditioning leading up to a specific pass. You end up with an infinite regression back in time before the formation of the solar system. Did how the...
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    For the First Time Ever, Scientists Witness Chimps Killing Gorillas

    When I was living in North Idaho a Bobcat had a neighbor's pet cat for lunch. I heard a scuffle and a cat screeching outside my door. In the snow was blood, fur, small cat prints, and larger Bobcat prints. Small felines eaten by bigger felines. I was told it was not uncommon.
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