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Gregor Samsa Mendel
Member since Jul-25-04 · Last seen Apr-29-17
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A horse walks into a bar. The bartender asks the horse if it's an alcoholic considering all the bars he frequents, to which the horse replies "I think not!" POOF! The horse disappears.

This is the point in time when all the philosophy students in the audience begin to giggle, as they are familiar with the philosophical proposition of Cogito ergo sum, or I think, therefore, I am.

But to explain the concept aforehand would be putting Descartes before the horse. ---

I ought to call myself an agnostic; but, for all practical purposes, I am an atheist. I do not think the existence of the Christian God any more probable than the existence of the Gods of Olympus or Valhalla. To take another illustration: nobody can prove that there is not between the Earth and Mars a china teapot revolving in an elliptical orbit, but nobody thinks this sufficiently likely to be taken into account in practice. I think the Christian God just as unlikely.

Bertrand Russell
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I've come to realize that part of me is an argumentative jerk. It's not right for me to impose this part of myself upon my friends, family, coworkers, or students. But at the Rogoff forum, I can indulge freely in this part of myself with the people who richly deserve to be treated poorly--the argumentative jerks who hold views different from mine.

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   Gregor Samsa Mendel has kibitzed 3017 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-26-17 O Michaelis vs J A Leonard, 1860 (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: Opposite-color bishop endings are supposedly drawish. Opposite-color bishop middlegames, not so much.
 
   Apr-22-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Bobsterman3000: I'm not a WASP you dumbass*.> My apologies. So you're a black muslim female? Or would white Christian male be close enough? Whatever. You're still a MAGAt-brain, and you're going to find out that in Trumpland, freedom will only be free for those ...
 
   Apr-22-17 GRENKE Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: <AylerKupp>--It sounds like Spanish is your first language. If so, didn't you learn Spanish descriptive notation before English descriptive notation? I'm asking because it sounds like your situation growing up and mine might have been similar. I grew up in the US ...
 
   Apr-15-17 US Championship (Women) (2017)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Jambow--The teacher probably earns about $100,000 with benefits on maybe a bit more.> What orifice did you pull this figure from? http://www.teachingdegree.org/india...
 
   Apr-14-17 Fischer vs Benko, 1962
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Olavi>--Thanks. I knew I was missing something.
 
   Apr-08-17 W So vs Kamsky, 2017 (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: The official site is already up to move 8. Anybody know a reason for the delay here? Is Kamsky's father still around causing trouble?
 
   Apr-08-17 G Kuzmin vs Groszpeter, 1990 (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: Attila the hunted.
 
   Mar-30-17 twinlark chessforum (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: A source on global greenhouse gas emissions: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/gl... <visayanbraindoctor: In any case, there doesn't seem to be many studies on just how much the production of cement/concrete and elemental metals contribute to the worldwide CO2 ...
 
   Mar-20-17 D B C Prasad vs V Samolins, 2017 (replies)
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: Black was outplayed here from start to finish.
 
   Mar-19-17 Rusty Warren
 
Gregor Samsa Mendel: Any relation? http://www.rustywarren.com/about.html
 
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Mar-20-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I assume you'd have to repent your sin of belief in an old Earth before you could be allowed through the Pearly Gates.
Mar-20-16
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  OhioChessFan: Got a smile out of that.
Jul-03-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: It appears that the butterfly body plan has evolved more than once in insects. Or maybe that the Creator decided that these particular butterfly-like insects has to be eradicated by the Flood along with most of humanity and the non-avian dinosaurs.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com...

Jul-03-16
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  OhioChessFan: <The the tranquil settling >

They they could use an editor.

Jul-12-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: "New Equation Tallies Odds of Life Beginning"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...

Jul-12-16
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  diceman: <Colonel Mortimer:

Maybe God created the world with the appearance of evolution?>

In a world where God created the
appearance of peaceful Palestinians,
anything is possible.

Jul-12-16
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  truepacifism: I just found this forum; it looks interesting, so I thought that I would say "hi".
Jul-13-16
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  optimal play: <<Gregor Samsa Mendel: "New Equation Tallies Odds of Life Beginning"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/a... >

Paul Davies, an astrobiologist at Arizona State University who was not involved in the study, also said that the term that incorporates the probability of nonlife becoming life will be among the hardest to define. "We don't know the mechanism whereby nonlife turns into life, so we have no way of estimating the odds … It may be one in a trillion trillion (it's easy to imagine that), in which case, Earth life may be unique in the observable universe,">

Paul Davies is a very interesting author.

<Cosmologist Paul Davies proposes theory that building blocks of life may not be chemicals but information>

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sc...

<"Scientists have embraced a kind of mathematical creationism," wrote New York Times science writer George Johnson back in 1998, "God is a great mathematician, who declared, 'Let there be numbers!' before getting around to 'let there be light!'">

<[T]he laws of physics are what they are – but studying them, in time, over generations of scholarship, will lead to the understanding that in a fundamental way the universe was kick-started by what Ames terms a "powerful agent" – or, in more traditional terms, God.>

Jul-15-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: "Far from being perfect, one-time creations, we still bear the scars of the evolutionary process that made us."

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylig...

Jul-15-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: "Evolution Is Still Happening: Beneficial Mutations in Humans"

http://bigthink.com/daylight-atheis...

Jul-25-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: An educated guess regarding the genes that were present in the last universal common ancestor of all living things:

https://www.newscientist.com/articl...

Dec-24-16
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  Penguincw: Hi <Gregor Samsa Mendel>. Happy Holidays to you. :)

Here's to hope in 2017, the bees don't continue to die off at an alarming rate. ;)

Dec-24-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Happy Holidays to you too, <Penguincw>.
Dec-29-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Speaking of bees...
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/11/us/va...
Dec-29-16  thegoodanarchist: Speaking of bees...

When I was a child, many years ago, I lived in a cul de sac. There were a few other children about.

There were <many> bees about. We would catch them in Mason jars.

Nowadays I walk down cul de sacs, and if I see a bee more than one day a year it is a rare delight.

Jan-29-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: "Geological Explorers Discover a Passage to Earth's Dark Age"

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/geolo...

Feb-25-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: "...the task that reason evolved to perform...is to prevent us from getting screwed by the other members of our group. Living in small bands of hunter-gatherers, our ancestors were primarily concerned with their social standing, and with making sure that they weren’t the ones risking their lives on the hunt while others loafed around in the cave. There was little advantage in reasoning clearly, while much was to be gained from winning arguments."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...

Feb-25-17
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  Big Pawn: LOL!

Cute fairy tale.

Feb-25-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I believe it explains a lot on why you post here, <BP>.
Feb-25-17
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  Big Pawn: "Living in small bands of hunter-gatherers..."

LOL!

People get so carried away with these imaginative settings and stories.

It cute.

Feb-25-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <BP>--I guess you never took a college anthropology class.
Feb-25-17
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  Big Pawn: Oh, the college professor is what makes it true?

Thanks for clearing that up.

Feb-25-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: No, the college professor summarizes the evidence gathered by scientists. You could read a textbook on the subject as well, and judge the evidence for yourself. You say you value critical thinking skills, but you seem to use them only in an extremely narrow sense. If you use them at all.
Feb-25-17
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  Big Pawn: The evidence?

LOL!

A few pieces of this and that, plus a <LOT> of wild imagination is the *evidence*.

Let's not conflate the *wild imagination* with the evidence.

"Where's the evidence?"

"There's tons of evidence!"

"Where is it?"

"Everyone knows about the evidence!"

"So where is it?"

"Ask John, he has the evidence and wrote a book on it"

"Hey John, where's the evidence?"

"There are mountains of evidence!"

"John, okay, where is the evidence?"

"Go to college dumbazz!"

"I went to college, John, where's the evidence?"

"Mountains and mountains of evidence!"

"John, you said that already. Where did you get the evidence for your book?"

"I got the evidence for another guy named John. Here is his book. Ask him."

"Hi John2, where is the evidence?"

"It's science, go away."

"But John2, where can I see the science?"

"You can't because you're an idiot."

"Look, John2, I want to see the evidence. "

"The evidence is well documented!"

"I know, John2, but where exactly is it?"

"Archaeology"

"John2, what exact does that mean?"

"It means there are mountains of evidence!"

"Where did you get your evidence from, John2, to write your book?"

"I got it from another guy named John that is from the generation before me. Here is his book."

"Hey John3, where is the evidence?"

"It's science. It's well documented. Mountains and mountains of evidence."

"John3, how do you know that these little bands of "hunter-gatherers" were living in caves and there was little reason for reasoning early on?"

"Why? Because of science! There is lots of evidence. Well documented."

"Like what?"

"Like lots of it! Why don't you read a book, if you know how to read!"

"But John3, just because you found an arrow head in a cave doesn't mean that people didn't reason. How do you get that?"

"I got it from another guy named John! And he's a scientist! So you lose"

The emperor has no clothes.

Feb-25-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: How do people study prehistory?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehi...
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