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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: July 02, 2022, 10:34:36 PM »
^ITT. A80 thinks that NewsThump is a serious news source.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 01, 2022, 09:31:12 PM »
She testified as to what she heard...aka HEARSAY.
Unless that was the evidence she was asked to testify on and that she heard it firsthand.
That is still hearsay.

If she is describing someone's recollection of an event, then it is still admissible.
Rule 803. Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
The following are not excluded by the hearsay rule, even though the declarant is available as a witness:
(1) Present sense impression. A statement describing or explaining an event or condition made while the declarant was perceiving the event or condition, or immediately thereafter.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: July 01, 2022, 09:19:38 PM »
What happens right after conception?

Within 24 hours after fertilization, the egg begins rapidly dividing into many cells. It remains in the fallopian tube for about three days after conception. Then the fertilized egg (now called a blastocyte) continues to divide as it passes slowly through the fallopian tube to the uterus. Once there, its next job is to attach to the endometrium. This is called implantation.

What about blastocytes that don't implant or otherwise become non-viable due to natural reasons?  Is the woman liable the loss of pregnancy for natural reasons if she doesn't even know that she might have been (at least briefly) pregnant?
How many human embryos die between fertilisation and birth under natural conditions? It is widely accepted that natural human embryo mortality is high, particularly during the first weeks after fertilisation, with total prenatal losses of 70% and higher frequently claimed.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 01, 2022, 07:29:03 PM »
Anyone willing to offer direct testimony of what happened has not been called to testify.
DJT is free to offer his direct testimony of what happened.  Under oath in the witness chair.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: June 30, 2022, 10:33:35 PM »

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Parallax is just basic trigonometry.  The longer the baseline, the better.  But even if you do assume a 180ish million mile, 6 month base line, even nearby stars have some pretty small parallax angles.  The hard part is getting very accurate and precise measurements of those angles and the earth's atmosphere becomes a limiting factor.  That's why parallax measurements from earth based observatories are limited to around 300 or so light years.  With smaller baselines (resulting in smaller parallax angles), the measurable distance would be significantly less.

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The stars are close, but not close enough to see parallax or changes in there orientation to one another.
Astronomers using earth based telescopes can measure parallax of stars out to about 300 light years.  This is why you don't notice the parallax of Polaris (about 400 light years away).
https://lco.global/spacebook/distance/parallax-and-distance-measurement/

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:12:18 AM »
It doesn't matter if it's one 40 week old baby who is sawed apart or 100 of them. Wrong is wrong. A disgruntled father slipping a pregnant ex-lover an abortion pill is also rare. But when it does happen, it's terrible and there should be a law against it, more than assault.
What if complications arise in the 3rd trimester that cause the fetus to become non-viable and/or threaten the life of the mother?  Should a woman be forced to risk her life just to give birth to a baby that won't survive anyway?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Political compass
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:04:03 AM »

Why am I still this fucking far left? ??? ??? ??? >:(
Ummm....  Because, despite your best efforts, you still have something resembling a soul?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Texas GOP
« on: June 27, 2022, 12:59:54 AM »
So you think it's ok to deny someone a service or product or job based upon their gender, color, or sexual orientation?
Why not?
Because it's bad for business to exclude a lot of potential customers for irrelevant reasons.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Texas GOP
« on: June 26, 2022, 05:57:21 PM »
So no one with faith, conviction, and traditional values has ever assaulted anyone?
It is questionable if one can claim these characteristics if they are physically assaulting others.
I'm pretty sure that the KKK, Neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups do.
And I am sure you question the legitimacy of the claims.
And I'm willing to guess that you don't.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Moon landing hoax question
« on: June 26, 2022, 05:52:46 PM »
It is curious that the astronauts seem to be moving in slow motion horizontally when moving about the Moon's surface.
Not if you understand how low gravity and bulky pressure suits work.

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???  Why?  I only saw one or two American flags and the low gravity rig was made and operated by a trapeze company.

There were prominent American flags and it was filmed on a US Military base. The show was about proving or disproving the honesty of the US Government. Clear conflict of interest there.
The Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997 and transferred to the city of Alameda more than 10 years before that episode was flilmed.

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Then feel free to film your own low gravity rig in slow motion and let us know if it looks any better.

By the way, what did you think of the 1/6 g vomit comet results?

I think that segment at the end was forced by the MythBusters actor, personally. His goal was to specifically replicate the astronauts in Moon Landing footage. In 1/6 g you can make yourself look slow motion if you force yourself to, by controlling the forward momentum of your skips, and it would be a lot easier to do that than in 1g.
But don't you find it interesting that the only way that they could recreate the smoothness of the moon footage was in an actual 1/6 g environment?  If you think that you can do a better job of recreating the moon footage in a 1g environment, then I'm sure that a lot of people would be happy to see it.

But you wouldn't naturally move in slow horizontal motion in 1/6 g.
Wearing a bulky pressure suit in 1/6 g is not a natural environment for humans, so who are you to say what natural movement should look like if you haven't experienced it yourself?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Texas GOP
« on: June 26, 2022, 04:03:44 PM »
So no one with faith, conviction, and traditional values has ever assaulted anyone?
It is questionable if one can claim these characteristics if they are physically assaulting others.
I'm pretty sure that the KKK, Neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups do.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: June 25, 2022, 10:00:33 PM »
People who are strongly for it will be living in places where it will be legal.
Except for the people who don't. of course.

I find it quite amusing that people who are strongly anti-abortion tend to be strongly anti-gun control.  Let's protect the fetus, but once born, they're on their own trying to avoid being killed in a mass shooting.

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Infinity, being boundless, remains undefined.
Infinity is defined as boundless.

Regardless, being boundless means that there is no boundary between infinite and finite.

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Hey, if you can trot out anything that states infinity is not undefined or has otherwise negated what the Greeks had to say about it being undefined, by all means, go ahead.
*sigh*
What is the difference between Infinity and Undefined?

• Undefined means, it is impossible to solve.

• Infinity means, it is without bound.

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Any vertical line can be found adjacent to multitudes of other lines of various slope anywhere. anyplace, or anytime.
Are you referring to the asymptote?  Apparently you don't seem to understand that there are an infinite number of numbers between 89 and 90 degrees.

It really would be best for you to stop posting in threads having anything to do with math.
You may want to consider taking your own advice.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: June 24, 2022, 09:45:42 PM »
Yep.
A bunch of women just became murderers.
They already were #Rushy
Not until they're convicted.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: June 24, 2022, 02:42:47 AM »
The vaccine might harm you, and it might not. Unknown is unknown. This is the risk of signing up for a novel genetic manipulation experiment. You are in fear of your life because of muh Covid and are choosing to gamble your health against the fallacy of man.
Of course choosing to get vaccinated or not is a gamble.  If you get vaccinated, you risk several known short term, relatively benign side effects and any number of unknown possible long term side effects.  However, if you choose not to get vaccinated, you risk catching a disease that has a number of known serious effects, up to and including death.  Your choice is yours, but I'd rather take my chances with the vaccine that President Trump created Operation Warp Speed to fast track than with the disease that has killed over one million Americans.

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