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    My understanding is that you'd need a very high...

    My understanding is that you'd need a very high end amateur telescope to see it. But if you're near any observatories, there's a chance they'll do viewings - check your calendar. I'm in NYC, and...
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    Regardless of what it means for YECs, this is a...

    Regardless of what it means for YECs, this is a very cool finding. Things with a stable orbit in the solar system have an eccentricity of less than 1. Those with an eccentricity of somewhat above one...
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    Hope you're feeling better. Specifics are kind...

    Hope you're feeling better.

    Specifics are kind of what i'm asking for. I accept that any science is liable to error - it's done by humans, after all. But you keep saying "skew" is a risk, and you...
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    But i'm not talking computer modeling. I'm...

    But i'm not talking computer modeling. I'm talking modeling the conditions on a prebiotic, early earth using actual chemicals, and seeing which reactions take place. That's how origin of life...
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    Couple of things there. One, i'm not sure what...

    Couple of things there. One, i'm not sure what "design as a theory" means, given that there's no real theoretical framework that involves design.

    But more generally, i don't think human decision...
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    Or not, if you consider this from the POV of...

    Or not, if you consider this from the POV of researchers asking the question of "how long can we possibly keep this battery chemistry working?" If that's the question they wanted to answer, then...
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    That doesn't really address my question. There...

    That doesn't really address my question. There are ways to largely take human decision making out of the process of modeling. The only decision could potentially be "we'll use the conditions that...
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    I think you're going overboard in imputing bias...

    I think you're going overboard in imputing bias here. It's perfectly reasonable (and generally important) to identify how two experiments differed in order to consider things like the degree to which...
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    Just out of curiosity, how do you feel about...

    Just out of curiosity, how do you feel about situations where the conditions chosen for the modeling are based on those planetary scientists have concluded are likely to be present on the early...
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    Right, but unless i've read that wrong, the...

    Right, but unless i've read that wrong, the percentages are defined relative to an output voltage (the voltage will change as the battery nears empty or full). What i don't understand is how to...
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    These are transition metal elements; the outer...

    These are transition metal elements; the outer shell is not always the only one that matters. For example, the most common form of manganese in chemicals is Mn+4. But it can also exist in the +2...
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    Just multiply all those fractions by 10 and...

    Just multiply all those fractions by 10 and you'll be set. Just means a complicated crystal structure where some of the atoms are only presence once in a single repeat unit, or a case where multiple...
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    Can we at least agree that mountain top removal...

    Can we at least agree that mountain top removal mining of coal is not exactly good land stewardship?
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    Refusing to admit to making a mistake in your...

    Refusing to admit to making a mistake in your posts is really difficult if, like me, you can't even seem to complete most of your posts without typos.
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    Even if you did have to wait for that (which you...

    Even if you did have to wait for that (which you don't, given that you made the statement and thus it's your job to back it up), it doesn't mean you have to wait to comment on the other two issues i...
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    You know, one of the problems with the quotes...

    You know, one of the problems with the quotes you're throwing around is that they're about different subjects, but you're not reading them carefully enough to realize this. Contrast this, which you...
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    Thanks! I've enjoyed getting to know you and a...

    Thanks! I've enjoyed getting to know you and a number of other regulars here.
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    Yeah, it's entirely possible that i've got it in...

    Yeah, it's entirely possible that i've got it in spades, and am just very adept at hiding it.
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    Yes, Cow Poke and i are different people with...

    Yes, Cow Poke and i are different people with different histories, and therefore undoubtedly have a range of differing opinions on things. But he's also been nothing but straightforward, honest, and...
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    I'm perfectly happy to accept that this is what...

    I'm perfectly happy to accept that this is what you believe, and i wouldn't have argued against that. But of course, that wasn't what you'd originally said, which i'm more than happy to remind you...
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    It's based on having interviewed multiple climate...

    It's based on having interviewed multiple climate scientists over the past decade, and having read the peer reviewed literature on the topic extensively. I'm not sure why calling something false that...
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    That's simply false, and i have no idea where you...

    That's simply false, and i have no idea where you got it. The pervading view is that we will almost certainly overshoot our targets, but that any progress towards slowing the rate of warming and the...
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    Isn't that a "no true scots pine...

    Isn't that a "no true scots pine" fallacy?
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    Well, i went to a movie, so something happened.

    Well, i went to a movie, so something happened.
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    It is uncertain. I said it was uncertain right...

    It is uncertain. I said it was uncertain right from the start. What i'm wondering is why, given i did that, you're treating its uncertainty as a revelation.
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