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Old 05-30-2010, 02:17 PM
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You might find a recent article in Science News interesting. It was about how most of the reported results in scientific papers is wrong.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:26 PM
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You might find a recent article in Science News interesting. It was about how most of the reported results in scientific papers is wrong.
Can you point me to the article? Let me check it out.
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I learned about liberals and conservatives and the metaphors that inform their language for describing political issues:


George Lakoff is a pretty cool guy.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:56 AM
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Yes (but don't let C*berst see you say that)
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Does Coberst have a beef with George Lakoff?
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About half of coberst's posts include quotes from George Lakoff.
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Have you actually read half of his posts? o__o

learn anything new?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:13 PM
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Does relearning things count? If so, what I learned today was that GIYI is not an appropriate answer to a reference question. It seems I need to learn that quite frequently.
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I don't read every bit of twaddle coberst spews, but I do read a representative sampling. Mostly I learn what new way he has found to overgeneralize, hand-wave, or otherwise demonstrate how little he understands what he thinks he's addressing. It's sort of like playing the Jumble in the newspaper: not terribly fun or challenging, but a way to kill some time when I have a surplus of it.
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Well, today I found out that during Nucleosynthesis, The fusion of two Hydrogen atoms do not make Helium. You need four Hydrogen atoms. Because Two Hydrogen Atoms make "Deuterium". 2 Deuterium + 2 Hydrogen atoms make Helium. All thanks to "Proton-Proton Chain reaction".
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:32 AM
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Another way to look at it is that a group of four hadrons will require four hadrons.
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