Big talk on the nature of earth, finishing with KHam sparring with SMJ about gravity, little g, and the ball.
delcroix – Yesterday at 6:24 PM
Rothmans Kingsize, 1970’s – Film 305
anounceofsaltperday – Yesterday at 6:26 PM
For astronomy and calendar studies, the Metonic cycle or Enneadecaeteris (from Ancient Greek: ??????????????????, “nineteen years”) is a period of very close to 19 years that is nearly a common multiple of the solar year and th…
anounceofsaltperday – Yesterday at 8:01 PM
SeaWorld releases video of 2006 killer whale attack
delcroix – Yesterday at 8:15 PM
The city of Denver is named after his great-great-grandfather. The Colorado capital was named for James William Denver, the great-great-grandfather of Bob Denver. And, no, Bob is not related to John Denver, who was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.Jan 6, 2016
napoleon wilson – Yesterday at 8:32 PM
smj – Yesterday at 9:00 PM
Wealth, Virtual Wealth and Debt
Wealth, Virtual Wealth and Debt is a 1926 book by the Nobel prize-winning chemist Frederick Soddy on monetary policy and society and the role of energy in economic systems. Soddy criticized the focus on monetary flows in economics, arguing that r…
delcroix – Yesterday at 9:18 PM
Chumbawamba – I Get Knocked Down
napoleon wilson – Yesterday at 9:46 PM
Hello – Oasis
ill stay up
iys got its own gravity
kham – Yesterday at 9:56 PM
Unifying Gravity, Magnetism, Electricity & Dielectricity as ONE THING ONLY
napoleon wilson – Yesterday at 9:57 PM
kham – Yesterday at 9:57 PM
Must-See Video! SECRETS OF MAGNETISM Never Seen Before* Torus-Hyperboloid
napoleon wilson – Yesterday at 9:57 PM
right lads thats the target
smj – Yesterday at 10:01 PM
Somnium (Latin for “The Dream”) is a novel written in 1608, in Latin, by Johannes Kepler. The narrative would not be published until 1634 by Kepler’s son, Ludwig Kepler. In the narrative, an Icelandic boy and his witch mother learn of an island n…
carl sagan called somnium the first psience fiction work. so who or what was the sagani silefiorum on the cover fellow skeptics? i have no idea but im curious of course.
napoleon wilson – Yesterday at 10:20 PM
dont mind me
look at the arms on that bad ass
me del tom and ab
smj – Yesterday at 10:50 PM
Because g is a statistical construct, theorists can see in it what they want and, consequently, the interpretation of g has changed over time. It initially represented a factor resulting from factor analysis but it has evolved semantically into general intelligence as a mental capacity and, more recently, into general cognitive ability (Plomin, 1999). The value, if any, of g is the same as that of any factor derived from factor analysis, namely it is a useful tool for detecting covariation in a set of complex data. Unfortunately because of the potential problems with external validity, a factor could emerge that is just an artifact of the way intelligence tests are designed; it might not represent anything fundamental about the test takers.
Schlinger tries to make it sound again like all psychometricians do is factor analyze different tests, and over time keep changing their ideas or concepts. Like any discipline in the behavioral sciences, when it comes to descriptions or labels, they change over time as well as between differing disciplines. Look at personality tests and the number of variables and descriptions run into the hundreds, even though most psychologists have accepted that there are only a handful of independent personality traits. Whether we call it g, general intelligence, mental capacity, mental ability, general cognitive ability, etc., they all mean the same thing. The fundamentals that Spearman began investigating have been reinforced into a general acceptance of the unity of intelligence. Just like gravity, we accept that it exists, that it can be measured, that it is real and constant depending on mass, but what it actually is no one knows for sure. Does that mean that gravity is a myth? (Rust, 1999; Cooper, 2002)
kham – Yesterday at 10:50 PM
The Next Million Years by Charles Galton Darwin — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
The Next Million Years has 17 ratings and 4 reviews. Sasha said: It has been about a year since I read this book. I have a hard time not thinking about i…
Maybe the primate is really a female
smj – Yesterday at 10:55 PM
that monkey is just waiting to rip somebody’s face off
kham – Yesterday at 10:55 PM
look at those . . . muscles
smj – Yesterday at 11:02 PM
The Flynn effect is the substantial and long-sustained increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the world from roughly 1930 to the present day. When intelligence quotient (IQ) tests are initially …
kham – Yesterday at 11:09 PM
Unifying Gravity, Magnetism, Electricity & Dielectricity as ONE THING ONLY
smj – Yesterday at 11:20 PM
In mathematics, non-Euclidean geometry consists of two geometries based on axioms closely related to those specifying Euclidean geometry. As Euclidean geometry lies at the intersection of metric geometry and affine geometry, non-Euclidean geometr…
Edward Topham (1751–1820) was an English journalist and playwright.
August 12, 2017
smj – Today at 11:40 AM
“A physicist named Ernst Chladni had published a book in 1794 suggesting that meteorites came from space. Chladni was hesitant to publish, writes Marvin, because he knew that he was “gainsaying 2,000 years of wisdom, inherited from Aristotle and confirmed by Isaac Newton, that no small bodies exist in space beyond the Moon.””
…the moon ain’t a rock neither buwhatever…
“But after the meteorites fell in l’Aigle, Jean-Baptise Biot, a physicist, went to analyze the event. Biot was a scientist whose resume also includes the first scientific balloon flight and pioneering work in the field of saccharimetry (a way to analyze sugar solutions). He was also a strong believer in the power of science communication, and his literary, dramatic report on the l’Aigle fall got notice in popular media as well as scientific circles, helping to lend credence to his theory. Because it relied on evidence from real witnesses, it had human interest value.”
…a psience communicator like a bill lie or a neil degreazy i reckon…
“His report read like a story but had scientific rigor. And only a few months after it was published, Gounelle writes, the idea that meteors came from space was acknowledged in the scientific community.”
…that dandy playwright, topham, had promoted the shit out of his 56 pound flying stone as well of course. he even erected a phallic symbol to commerate it…
…eddie’s flying rock fall in 1795 we’re told. fellow skeptics please recall that chaldni’s book came out in 1794.
Scientists Didn’t Believe in Meteorites Until 1803
The l’Aigle meteorite fall involved more than 3,000 pieces of rock and numerous witnesses, and it changed everything
Wold Cottage meteorite
The Wold Cottage meteorite (also called the Wold Newton meteorite) fell near Wold Cottage farm in 1795, a few miles away from the village of Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England.
TomD27 – Today at 11:45 AM
Mmm non-euclidean geometry, you educate me once more, smj.
Just back on Sixto Rodriguez, for a review, antipodean and yossarian . It seems calling ‘Faux’ on Oscar winning documentary ‘…Sugarman’ is not a new thing.
When I searched ‘Rodriguez fraud’ I was mildly interested to find that the Baseball star Alex Rodriguez was nicknamed ‘A-Fraud ‘ and dominated the results.
I did though manage to find – ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Star’s Amazing Journey Erupts Into Fraud Lawsuit’.
‘Fraud lawsuit’ perhaps distracts from the straight idea the Rodriguez himself is fraudulently presented in the movie.
In view of this ( red flag ) Oscar winning documentary being exposed as less than factual, I think the ‘South Africa’ documentary I pointed to before is very much up for scrutiny.
The ‘fake’ here, it seems, is in the concerted effort to make a myth and I think that film as well, is designed to deceive, effectively.(edited)
‘Searching For Sugar Man’ – True Story or the Making of a Myth? – ComingSoon.net
Searching for Sugar Man looks like it’s a lock for Best Doctumentary at the 2013 Oscars, but is the man at the center of the story really as obscure as the filmmakers make him out to be?
‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Star’s Amazing Journey Erupts Into Fraud Lawsuit
In 1970, Sixto Rodriguez was allegedly urged by the future chairman of Motown Records to write under “Jesus Rodriguez” to avoid prior contractual obligations.Those who have seen “Searching for…
smj – Today at 12:14 PM
@TomD27 ever wonder why picasso’s so-called art is so hideous???
“Both non-Euclidean Geometry and the Theory of Relativity are at the basis of Cubism. Cubist painting introduces a fourth dimension: time; in point of fact, one picture can have simultaneously different viewpoints, permitting analysis at different times”
napoleon wilson – Today at 12:19 PM
cool smj had saccharimetry (a way to analyze sugar solutions), and tom got the sugarman x
albarns part in sugarman , ha its all stories
TomD27 – Today at 12:20 PM
albarn was that other thing
napoleon wilson – Today at 12:21 PM
i think he commented on the doc
its ages ago since you put fakeologists on to it tom
TomD27 – Today at 12:22 PM
William Onyebor…teh that was it
napoleon wilson – Today at 12:22 PM
TomD27 – Today at 12:24 PM
yeh…something wrong with the eyes…
kham – Today at 12:27 PM
@smj Here an article about iron pyramid capstones and local lore that says they came from the sky. They did not have the term ‘meteor’ to describe the phenomenon but the phenomenon of iron rocks falling from the sky has been around for thousands of years.
TomD27 – Today at 12:31 PM
David Byrne and Albarn , this appeared to be contrived to me. They all keep straight faces.
‘Fantastic Man’ (Full Length) – A Film About William Onyeabor – YouTube
kham – Today at 12:31 PM
More info on how ancients believed in ‘things falling from the sky’ ( the didn’t have the word satellite yet )
Atlantis Rising Magazine Library
The Great Pyramid’s Missing Capstone
One of the mysteries of Giza is the missing pyramidion or capstone of the Great Pyramid of Khufu. In modern recorded history the Great Pyramid has been topless, with several meters of its apex miss…
Look up ‘Benben stone’
Links above are mostly about Egypt but mostly each ancient culture has myths about rocks falling from the sky that were the gifts of gods or the torment from gods.
Just cuz a rich dude says he invented meteorites in 1794 doesn’t mean he did.
smj – Today at 12:56 PM
the rich playwright had to convince modern man that there were flying space rocks. i don’t know about the myths of flying space rocks you speak of nor do i know how ancient these supposed myths actually are. for all i know napolean could have sowed those stories when he invaded egypt at the same time biot was doing his psience communicating. anyway egyptology is hoaxy as shit. luis fucking alvarez xrayed the pyramids we’re told and he and his son gave us the ludicrous theory that a giant flying space rock killed the imaginary dinosaurs. at the end of the day stories are stories. have you ever seen a flying space rock as opposed to lights streaking in the sky? i’ve seen plenty of the latter but never the former. we’re told they are rocks because of the dandy playwright and biot’s propaganda campaigns. i need more evidence than purported ancient myths and a few psientific hustlers word fer it.(edited)
The Alvarez hypothesis posits that the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and many other living things during the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event was caused by the impact of a large asteroid on the Earth. Prior to 2013, it was commonly cite…
smj – Today at 1:03 PM
luis got a noble for deciphering the fake particle collisions from lawrence’s cyclotron. he explained the magic bullet theory psientifically as well. the wojicki sisters father worked for him…cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?…
Alvarez Symposium – Stan Wojcicki
Wall Street Journal
23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki: Genetics Today and Tomorrow
Wall Street Journal
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: How I Work
TomD27 – Today at 1:07 PM
JFK Assassination Forum
JFK assassination Luis Alvarez and Charles Wyckoff Zapruder film study and conclusions
WHAT A FUCKIN JOKER
witnessed the japanese atom bombs from the air we’re told. gave him the idea of the meteor that wiped out the dinos. Yeh, right, that ties -in.(edited)
smj – Today at 1:08 PM
as far as im concerned meterites are a narrative device to make gullible apes believe men can fly into the abstraction we call space in order to land on big flying space rocks.
conkers – Today at 1:26 PM
Electrical surges in some kind of circuit is how they kind of look to me, like you can observe on overhead HV cables. But who he fuck knows
smj – Today at 1:40 PM
charles wyckoff the other dude with luis fuckin alvarez explaining the magic bullet theory to dan rather in the video posted by tom above was a photographic expert we’re told. his expertise was atomic footage of course. here’s his famous ‘ivy mike’ photo…en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charle…
Charles Wales Wyckoff (1916 – May 9, 1998) was an American photographic innovator, a photochemist specializing in high speed photography, also noted today for his innovations in the field of high dynamic range imaging. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, …
napoleon wilson – Today at 1:54 PM
smart bombs are real look at the accuracy
smj – Today at 2:05 PM
once you can see it for what it is psience becomes hilarious
napoleon wilson – Today at 2:05 PM