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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-02-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: % of time winner knocks out most players?

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What I think would be an interesting gimmick is if a poker site kept a running total of the number of "scalps" collected by each player during the course of a tournament, and displayed it...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 107
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Case in Point...

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You're see to be thinking more of the "live with me or I'll kill ya" type.

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Not quite. I'm thinking more along the lines of the "he beats on me but I love him anyway"...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 107
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Case in Point...

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They have no choice! You do understand that, right?

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Right, but I'm saying they (probably, mostly) prefer not to have the choice. Are you oppressed because you're not...
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 25
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Thread for Kaj on topic of human values

BluffTHIS! brings up a good point about a very common error of which I wasn't even aware until now.

Just so it's clear, in the past, whenever I used the phrase "my computer," I didn't mean to hold...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 107
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Case in Point...

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Most of the women choose to live under those conditions. Fine and dandy. But the women who choose not to are killed for it. That's oppression.

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Agreed; it's a brutal...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 294
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Yes, if I was convinced that a Hindu could be happier than a Christian after all was said and done, I would naturally want to be a Hindu.

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Sure, but would you actually be a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 107
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Case in Point...

Addendum: Finally, even if you make a good faith effort to apply the same standards to your culture and you conclude that it is nobler in this regard than the other culture, how can you have any...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 107
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Case in Point...

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I've heard a few testimonials from westerners that lived in Saudi Arabia (or some comparably religious Muslim society) who, on the subject of Islamic treatment of women, insist...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: % of time winner knocks out most players?

3 players is also 100%, if you count ties.
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 50
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

How do you go about purposefully generating more backspin?


Awesome, awesome thread, ldo.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 107
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Case in Point...

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I must really be missing something in these last couple of threads. Are you saying that women LIKE being oppressed? Granted, many of them know of no other life. But I can't believe that if...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 294
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

Peter,

So, did you decide to be Christian because you think you'll be happiest that way? And if you thought you'd be happier as a Hindu, would you convert?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 57
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: What revolves around the earth?

Yeah, that makes sense.

Also, from here (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/30/science/30profile.html?_r=1&ex=1184990400&en=2fb126c3132f89ae&ei=5070&oref=slogin):

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Dr. Miller's data...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 57
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: What revolves around the earth?

France is approaching 50% atheist/agnositc, as opposed to less than 10% in the U.S. Need we look any further for the root of their ignorance?


Seriously, though, I wonder if there was something...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16
Posted By VarlosZ
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 294
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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People simply "become" atheists when, for whatever reason, they no longer believe that any gods exist.

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hmmmmm... I've always thought we were born atheists. Oh,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 294
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Unless you can demonstrate that you're happier than a religious theist, why on earth should they take atheism seriously?

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How is that relevant? Nobody decides to be an...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 148
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Have I Discovered Another Mathematical Football Coaching Error?

I see your point, but that's different. It's one thing to make relatively minor (and obvious) mistakes, and thus earn a reputation as, say, a poor clock manager. The fans hate it and the GM is no...
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 148
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Here\'s The Situation

This (http://www.footballcommentary.com/twomindrillprobs.htm) should help. So might this (http://www.footballcommentary.com/twomindrill.htm), for those who are into this sort of thing.

So, based...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 138
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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Its not about falsifiability, if the believer recognises its a feely type of thing rather than a rational belief then bully for them but they cannot be taken seriously if they place their...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 138
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

What do you mean by "knowable"?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 96
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Is Neo-Atheism The Way to Go? [Poll]

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People are free to believe whatever they want. But when you tell me of your belief that the mothership will be here soon to pick you up, I reserve the right to laugh and tell you that's a...
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 153
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: *** Official NY Mets Our OFFSEASON Has Come Thread ***

Would that actually be a good deal? I'm curious now. Reyes for Santana straight up, who wins?

Reyes is signed at a good price through 2010, with an $11M team option for 2011. Reyes is entering...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 138
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If it's true, why would it need to be restated over and over again. The fact that posters don't start off stating that premise would indicate -
a) they don't think it is true
b) they...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 55
Posted By VarlosZ
Re: Averaging Grades

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Noonan,

There's something that the above (serious) replies neglected, which is that the maximum score on each type of assignment might not be identical. In fact, they usually...
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