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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16
Posted By willie24
Re: % of time winner knocks out most players?

hmm. the winner is always the favorite to knock out the most players, relative to the other places.

for example, 1st place on average might knock out 4.9 players. 2nd place 3.8, 3rd place 3.3 etc....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 75
Posted By willie24
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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Yes, I should have been clearer as to my contention with your use of the word "philosophy". The drift of what I was saying is that a "thought" is a "fact" and it is scientifically "hard"....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 54
Posted By willie24
Re: Personal Question: Stress and Success

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2250 on the SAT.

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the SAT used to be out of 1600. is it out of 2400 now? what's the 3rd section?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 15
Posted By willie24
Re: Game Strategy

unless i'm missing something, the "optimal" strategy would be for the UTG to push all-in everyhand and for everyone else to fold, at least until the blinds got big enough for the pot odds to be too...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By willie24
Re: Case in Point...

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One of us doesn't get it. Maybe it's me.

The degree of nuttiness is irrevelant. It's the core axioms that are off. It's from these beginning axioms that major nuttiness occurs.
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By willie24
Re: Case in Point...

i was purposely ambiguous with "powers that be"- i did not mean to limit it to those in saudi arabia, but i did not mean for it to exclude saudi arabians either.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By willie24
Re: Case in Point...

i agree that the powers that be should be attempting to aid this woman and to punish those who commit crime against her.

punish them not for their beliefs, but for their actions. you can believe...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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I think you're right, at least if you consider the western society only.

However you should also remember that most of these people also believe that believing...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 87
Posted By willie24
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

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the hard part is this:

cops must deal with many people who might be willing to kill them if given the chance.

is it wrong that a cop errored on the side of aggression with...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 38
Posted By willie24
Re: If math were a color, it would be...

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I think all, if not most,

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 75
Posted By willie24
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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however, if no memory of past life (or premonition of future life) is required, then "reincarnation?" becomes philosophical rather than factual.


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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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edit: "the standard model of the world" is a phrase i just made up meaning: the model of the world where one reality exists, time and space exist, and consciousness is either...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If someone says that he's a believer because he feels the touch of god, his belief is not logically falsifiable. So, you know, stop trying to...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-30-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12
Posted By willie24
Re: How to make money off Poker coming to asia.

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How to make money off Poker coming to asia

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go to asia and play poker?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 87
Posted By willie24
Re: Don\'t taze me drone!

the hard part is this:

cops must deal with many people who might be willing to kill them if given the chance.

is it wrong that a cop errored on the side of aggression with a 90 lb woman, and...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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i don't know if intuition is the right word. maybe it is. i guess i've never felt "the noodle", so i wouldn't know. either way,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If someone says that he's a believer because he feels the touch of god, his belief is not logically falsifiable. So, you know, stop trying to falsify it. More...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If someone says that he's a believer because he feels the touch of god, his belief is not logically falsifiable. So, you know, stop trying to falsify it. More...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 99
Posted By willie24
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If someone says that he's a believer because he feels the touch of god, his belief is not logically falsifiable. So, you know, stop trying to falsify it. More importantly, IMO, don't call...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 40
Posted By willie24
Re: Averaging Grades

i'm not 100% sure what "level" means- but whether OP is kidding or not, there are definitely many people who would be incapable of solving this problem without help (>50% of world population?). ...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 27
Posted By willie24
Re: the secret + the law of attraction

just now i looked up "the secret" on wikipedia.

here is my personal take on it:
given that the world exists outside of "you," (that is, that if your consciousness ceased to exist, the world would...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 75
Posted By willie24
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

for a person to qualify as "reincarnated," must he have memory of prior lives? if so, then what we know about the body/brain would seem to be inconsistent with the idea.

however, if no memory of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 41
Posted By willie24
Re: Homosexuality and natural selection

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i don't see how it's flawed based on your reasoning. the gene could be recessive or the trait could need an environmental trigger. how does that make the idea flawed?

(i...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 41
Posted By willie24
Re: Homosexuality and natural selection

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I have a loose theory (I guess it's sort of similar to the gay uncle thing) that the magical hand of evolution makes it so a being whose survival is more secured will have a higher...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 41
Posted By willie24
Re: Homosexuality and natural selection

i don't see how it's flawed based on your reasoning. the gene could be recessive or the trait could need an environmental trigger. how does that make the idea flawed?

(i personally think it's...
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