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    So then you must think that idiomatic and...

    So then you must think that idiomatic and non-idiomatic are equally likely, since you have no examples for either side?
    Do you equally insist on examples from supporters of the non-idiomatic...
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    rstrats, if "x days and x nights" is not...

    rstrats, if "x days and x nights" is not idiomatic, but just an accurate counting of (at least partial) daytimes and (at least partial) nighttimes, then why does it seem to always have an equal...
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    Why won't it be enough? All the extra CO2 comes...

    Why won't it be enough? All the extra CO2 comes from burning fossil fuels, which used to be in living things, right? So all that CO2 used to be part of the ecosystem and got "sequestered" in plants...
  4. Is that true? I think the heat capacity of gasses...

    Is that true? I think the heat capacity of gasses varies with things like pressure, temperature and humidity.
    (e.g. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/air-specific-heat-capacity-d_705.html...
  5. For one example, economists don't think it's...

    For one example, economists don't think it's valid to average prices to get an average price level.



    This isn't just what I think. This is standard, textbook economics. A quick google search...
  6. Isn't that a false dichotomy? Science may promise...

    Isn't that a false dichotomy? Science may promise to tell you the physical consequences of possible actions--what are the physical tradeoffs available (perhaps with some degree of uncertainty). But...
  7. Sweet! That's not Keyensianism. That's...

    Sweet!


    That's not Keyensianism. That's neoclassical "welfare economics". And a Pigouvian version of it, which I don't think has been generally accepted by economists since Coase. Even Pigou...
  8. :haha: Also, when asking whether state...

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    Also, when asking whether state coercion would be justified and beneficial (and the burden of proof would be on the one advocating coercion), we should also keep in mind the various ways...
  9. Averages (especially weighted averages) involve...

    Averages (especially weighted averages) involve scaling. Does that call into question the meaningfulness of averaging diverse data-points in a non-linear system?
  10. My comfort range centers around 23 degrees C. Can...

    My comfort range centers around 23 degrees C. Can we turn up the dial a bit? :wink:
  11. Libertarianism has nothing against organizing....

    Libertarianism has nothing against organizing. (Note that the market is the largest, most complex, most successful human organization in the world.) It only holds that it ought to be consensual,...
  12. (bolded emphasis mine) This seems to support...

    (bolded emphasis mine) This seems to support Teallaura's argument.
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    You're wanting a summary of those quotes?...

    You're wanting a summary of those quotes?
    History shows that democracies (including "republican" governments) tend to increase their power and oppress people.
    Rule by "the people" is a misnomer....
  14. :huh: I don't know John Martin. My point is that...

    :huh: I don't know John Martin.
    My point is that firstfloor seemed to be conflating temperature and heat. (And conflating part of the earth with the Planet Earth.)



    Is that true? I've heard it...
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    "In all cases where a majority are united by a...

    "In all cases where a majority are united by a common interest or passion, the rights of the minority are in danger. What motives are to restrain them? A prudent regard to the maxim that honesty is...
  16. What about specific heat? If you have, say, lead...

    What about specific heat?
    If you have, say, lead and helium in a chamber, with a constant amount of heat in the chamber, you could have a widely varying measure of average temperature by varying the...
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    I think rainforest sounds less exotic and...

    I think rainforest sounds less exotic and romantic.
    "Jungle" sounds like somewhere to find high adventure. "Rainforest" sounds like somewhere you might stroll in the afternoon. :smile:
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    My understanding is that there is a strong...

    My understanding is that there is a strong disagreement among the social far-left between
    - those who say that a trans-man is really a man (and trans-woman is really a woman) and no one may disagree...
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    I'd say that's a good example of being hand-wavy....

    A quick Google search shows

    "social justice: justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
    "individuality gives way to the struggle for...
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    For a lot of people, the term "social justice"...

    For a lot of people, the term "social justice" itself is the issue, causing an automatic negative reaction. I think the phrase causes confusion at best and is best abandoned. It's never more than...
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    Also Peter in Acts 15 at the Jerusalem Council:...

    Also Peter in Acts 15 at the Jerusalem Council: "7 And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that...
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    One thing I still don't understand is what does...

    One thing I still don't understand is what does "rich toward God" mean? ("21 So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”) That doesn't seem to make grammatical...
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    I have another thought about verse 33 “Sell your...

    I have another thought about verse 33 “Sell your possessions and give to charity;..."

    The preceding 11 verses are teaching not to worry or fear about your future material needs. That too at first...
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    I just thought of a possible way to interpret the...

    I just thought of a possible way to interpret the parable that is simple and seems to fit all the facts. (Though the resulting meaning isn't really different from everything you all have been...
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    Interesting. So then it's true to say there are...

    Interesting. So then it's true to say there are dinosaurs still living today. Or: Dinosaurs are not extinct.

    I assume there are other cases where "descendant of" does not imply "is a" (or "is a...
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