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    Strunk and White's Bad Advice on Grammar

    Very helpful, very well stated.
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    Strunk and White's Bad Advice on Grammar

    I haven’t looked into this “cultural appropriation“ thing very closely so I suspect I was getting distorted information second-hand, the reason for my qualifications. How would you describe it?
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    Strunk and White's Bad Advice on Grammar

    There’s a relatively new forum in the Library section called Collaborations, in which I and another member are collaborating on a novel. I’m doing the writing and it’s based on his ideas. The forum is behind a firewall — viewable only by members here — which is necessary if you are trying to get...
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    So, let’s see. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 and made a lightning strike toward Kyiv intending to overrun it in a couple of days. Instead they got their ass handed to them and had to withdraw after committing a bunch of atrocities. Now the same thing has happened in Kharkiv. They have not...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    I’m sure there is a web site, many in fact, for climate change deniers to get their sound bites. Fox News comes to mind.
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    Climate Change(d)?

    I still await your response to my linked refutation of your claim that all past climate change predictions have proved to be spectacularly wrong. If you continue to ignore this everyone will draw his or her own conclusions about your inclination to have a good-faith discussion as opposed to...
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    Compatibilism: What's that About?

    DBT writes: And this is the whole point. Notice, first, that we cannot run this experiment. We can run no experiment to prove your hard determinism. We can run plenty of experiments that show determinism, but none that show hard determinism. And yes, they are different, no matter how much...
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    Roe v Wade is on deck

    Something they could have done with solid Democratic majorities under Carter, Clinton and Obama, but didn’t.
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    Climate Change(d)?

    Were you planning to respond to my linked refutation of your claim that past predictions of climate change have been spectacularly wrong? When you write something like the above, it makes me think you are a troll. Surely you understand the difference between weather and climate? Or no? Or do...
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    Roe v Wade is on deck

    Very interesting: The Religious Right and the Abortion Myth
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    Roe v Wade is on deck

    If a government can force a woman to have a baby when she wants to have an abortion, why cannot that same government force a woman to have an abortion when she wants to have a baby? If the government should be empowered to do the former but not the latter, I ask, why? What legal principle...
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    Challenges to Neo-Darwinism

    Paper in OP debunked here.
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    It’s funny how what Barbos styles to be “our people” are fighting tooth and nail to be no part of Russia and are kicking Russia’s ass at that.
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    It’s not your country and it’s not your people. Ukrainians are not Russians. Their language and their culture is different. Moreover, Kiev Rus predated Moscow by hundreds of years. It was a great capital when Moscow was little more than an obscure trading outpost. Ukraine is a great country...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    Right-wing, Trump-loving kooks who said that climate change was a cultish idea and a liberal plot to impose One World Government or whatever those loons think will seamlessly shift gears when climate change reaches horrendous proportions. They’ll say liberals were to blame for it, and climate...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    Were you planning to respond to my post #615 and retract your false claim that all climate-change predictions have been “spectacularly wrong“? Now, in your latest post, you set up a red herring. Yes, everyone benefits from cheap abundant energy, provided that such energy isn’t destablizing the...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    “Hint to coal consumers,” from 1902:
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    Compatibilism: What's that About?

    1. We do not need to have control over the laws of nature, because they have no control over us. They are descriptive and not prescriptive. You have dodged this point every time, at best only glancingly addressing it. 2. If A causes B and we are B and we cause C, then we have direct control...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    You made a statement. You said that every single prediction of climate change has been “spectacularly wrong.” I gave you a link proving just the opposite. Climate change models fifty years old have proven dead-on accurate. Would you care to retract your statement? I might add that the first...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming.
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