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  1. No data were ever involved. It started with theory based on feelings. Just certain people's feelings: the people who believe themselves to be the universal standard and limit of cognition, and of aesthetic response. Then rules were made, and were applied only to certain things so as to eliminate them from the realm of Art. THAT'S NOT ART!!! Those exact same rules have never been applied to the things which the rule-makers wish to accept as qualifying as Art. How dare anyone suggest that they be so applied!
  2. Auntie has a new post at her blog: She won't be publishing my comment: "The Semmelweis in me makes me repeat this unanswered challenge once again, Ms. Kamhi: Prove that anything has ever qualified as art by your definition and criteria. Objectively demonstrate it. As of this moment, nothing has ever been shown to qualify." J
  3. You've probably heard of the concept "man cold" or "man flu." I've heard it mentioned in pop culture for a few years now, and have been observing it with interest. And I just experienced it firsthand for the first time. I'm not talking about the cold, but about certain women's reactions to it. The glee. The superiority. I have a cold. I'm still up and about. I've taken the standard over the counter remedies, but I'm coughing and sneezing, my nose is running, and my voice is a bit rough. Despite going about my life as normal, I've been ridiculed by a few women whom I barely even know. They
  4. Thanks, FalsifiaBilly! And here's a refresher for you: What is the Scientific Method? The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Does this mean all scientists follow exactly this process? No. Some areas of science can be more easily tested than others. For example, scientists studying how stars change as they age or how dinosaurs digested their food cannot fast-forward a star's life by a million years or run medical exams on feeding dinosaurs to test their hypotheses. When direct experimentation is not possibl
  5. Yeah, but I've heard that she loves Hitler. They say that she's a black white-nationalist, and was caught on tape admitting that she wants another holocaust. Why would they say stuff like that if it wasn't true? Huh?
  6. No, it's time for a refresher in falsifiability, repeatability/reproducibility, and the rest of the scientific method. 'Member all of the questions that I've asked which you and your darling little snuggletits Brad haven't answered? Tee hee hee? Buh, buh, buh, look over there! Tasty steamed octopus! Squid a l'orange! Salamander foie gras! Oh, my, how embarrassing. He's not heard of foie gras. Listen to his mispronunciation of it. Tee hee hee. Such a rube. No? Still no answers? Just more of the same? Not even any new and original kinds of distractions? J
  7. Why is this thread focused so much on Alex Jones? He's only mildly kooky and conspiratorial compared to his leftist counterparts who have much larger audiences. Muh collusion! Muh what are they hiding in the report!
  8. It's just Canada. And Canadians caused it. It's settled science. 99.99999% of scientists agree.
  9. Definitely. Wikipedia attracts zealots. Remember the Valliants? Heh. 'I want my little opinion on something to be the settled universal truth of all time, so I'm going to spaz out about it on Wikipedia until I win for a few months before some other zealot goes through the hassle of fixing what I fucked up.'
  10. Yes, Tony stuck around to demonstrate his impairments longer, but he and Merlin were about equally dumb. And also equally arrogant and certain. J
  11. All of that may be true, but I'd bet that the dumbest octopus, even with seven of its arms tied behind its back, would outscore Merlin at visuospatial/mechanical reasoning. J
  12. Do ya like it spicy? Fuck yeah! Spicy stir-fried octopus Nakji-bokkeum 낙지볶음 Spicy stir-fried octopus, called nakji-bokkeum in Korean, is loved by many Koreans. It’s also one of my all-time favorite dishes. If you love spicy seafood, this is what you’re looking for. The najki (octopus) we use to make it has long thin arms and a small oval head. It’s found in the shores of North East Asia, and also in the frozen section of Korean grocery stores (or fresh if you can find it). Peak season for nakji is winter, and that’s when the nakji restaur
  13. Here's some great info and comments: What to do with steamed octopus legs? New to Chowhound? Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts. Log In Sign Up letsindulge | Aug 11, 201605:14 PM 6 It's my first time with this frozen product. The package says that it's steamed. Am thinking of a coc
  14. Totally! And if I keep posting it, and other stuff just like it, you'll eventually forget that you wanted ice cream. J
  15. Everything You Need to Know About Cooking Octopus Photo: Kelsey Hansen; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis Octopus may seem like the sort of thing you only order while out at a fancy restaurant, but the truth is, you can cook this impressive sea creature at home—and it will impress your dinner guests. GILLIE HOUSTON August 02, 2018
  16. No one is asking about ice cream octopus. Have you forgotten the questions again? Heh. How is it that you are so passionately, actively uninterested in them? Here they are again: In regard to the big picture issue of anthropogenic climate change (and not isolated, smaller pieces of the picture), show us the repeatable, successful predictions. Identify specifically what was the hypothesis, precisely what predictions were made, when were they made, what potential results were identified ahead of time as falsifying or invalidating the hypothesis, what the start and finish dates
  17. So, it's important that we Resist, but the collusion shit was the wrong way to go about it. It gave Resisting a bad name. But what's the right way? What does Aaron want us to Resist? Real things, and not made up things? Like Trump's racism and hatred of immigrants? Trump's plan to destroy the planet? Trump's wanting to round up gays and publicly torture and execute them? Seriously, what needs Resisting that isn't actually even kookier than the Russian collusion kookery?
  18. Well, don't have a insane meltdown tantrum about it, jeez.
  19. Yeah, it's a big surprise that Chomsky pivoted to the Narrative that Americans voluntarily financially supporting candidates' campaigns is somehow interference, collusion or corruption. If you run for office, you should have to do it without any expenditures. You should have to walk from town to town, and your only means of getting your message out should be talking directly to people. Anything else is election interference.
  20. We've seen a lot of that anti-scientific mindset of "swearing it's temporary." Science is supposed to be about what actually happened, not what wishes or hopes will happen. Even the naming of the "pause/hiatus" was anti-scientific, since it required adopting the mindset of hoping that a certain hypothesis turned out to be true, despite its not happening in reality at that moment. Question begging. A truly scientific mindset would label it as a period of stasis, and not try to frame it in reference to one's future desired outcome. The activist alarmists need to pay closer attention to how
  21. Perhaps what we all need to focus on now is studying the individual characteristics of tasty steamed octopus. Let's educate ourselves. Any interest in an organized study group? We should be asking such questions as "What makes it such an enjoyable dining experience, is it the texture or the flavor, or is it some other aspect, and why?" Such questions need answers before we can make any nutty denials about its appropriateness as a substitute for other foods which may have been requested. If we tentatively decide that its primary appeal is, say, its texture, then I think that we should not stop
  22. In the absence of any answers from Brad, let's do a bit of postmortem work. What did we learn from Brad's brief visit here? I think the most important thing was that a couple of years of warming (of maybe even less) is enough, by his unidentified standards, to falsify the hypothesis that temperatures, on a climactic scale, are either remaining about the same or only warming slightly (much less than alarmists have predicted), but, 12 to 18 years (depending on whom you ask) of stasis or near-stasis are not enough to falsify the hypothesis of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. Weird
  23. Am I missing something here? What's with the triple parentheses? Billy, are you accusing someone of antisemitism? Peterson and/or MSK? Or are you practicing it? WTF? J