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  1. Magnocrat's Avatar
    You are speaking of pseudoscience which is widespread on the net particularly in the makeup
    and food industry. Whilst it is true that scientific consensus can be wrong I have little choice as an uneducated layman but to trust it. So I believe we are causing climate change. I believe Darwin was right about evolution.
  2. PeterL's Avatar
    We have to be wary of consensus among experts, because experts are subject to fashions and "group think" just like everyone else. The Economist has had an occasional series about bad science. Some of the cheating and errors that have been found are shocking, as in "did anyone seriously think that".

    I have tried to avoid psychology when writing or thinking about logic.
  3. Magnocrat's Avatar
    True but we need to fish around for consensus among experts. The check method of the brilliant Karl Popper scotched a lot of unfalsifiable scientific hypotheses. Popper was careful to point out that unfalsifiable hypotheses can be useful and he placed some psychology in that group.
  4. PeterL's Avatar
    Mar 20 2017 Petition DENIED.

    Docketed: January 19, 2017

    ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jan 18 2017 Petition for a writ of mandamus filed. (Response due February 21, 2017)
    Feb 17 2017 Waiver of right of respondents Federal Respondents, et al. to respond filed.
    Feb 22 2017 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.
    Mar 20 2017 Petition DENIED.

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/search....les/16-907.htm

    Oh well, something else will have to happen.
  5. ellencash's Avatar
    thumbs up!
  6. PeterL's Avatar
    Another little bit backing this case.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/poli...ctions-n735391

    This hearing on Monday could be the decider.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/19/opinio...pinion-kaayem/
    Updated 03-19-2017 at 04:28 PM by PeterL
  7. Magnocrat's Avatar
    I have nothing against the metric system but it is a scientific system not a practical one for everyday use , so why try and use it for everyday purposes.
    Plywood 1220x2440 mm!
  8. PeterL's Avatar
    Yes, and
    17 sickles= 1 galleon
    29 knuts= 1 sickle
    (493 knuts= 1 galleon)

    That's if you handle money, and in the system I suggested, one day equals one day.
  9. Magnocrat's Avatar
    The Babylonians knew a thing or two when they decided on twelve. It has more factors and divisibility. Degrees in a circle 360 what could be better? Pennies in a pound 240 what a wonderful number. Eight half crowns is one pound. Twelve inches one foot. How splendid.
  10. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magnocrat
    Most of us are settled in a happy confusion , scientific accuracy is not always what its cracked up to be. Look at the mess and chaos over metrification and it still lingers on. Perhaps we should do away with base twelve and have ten hours in the day and one hundred minutes in the hour and one hundred seconds in the minute.
    I used o favor the 100 hour day for people who never have enough hours, but then I realized that it was simply converting the day into decimal fractions, so why bothering hundredths (or tenths as you suggest) hours. Let's just the fractions what they are, tenths, hundredths, etc.

    It will probably catch on about the same time as the so-called metric system comes to be generally accepted, you'll also have to worry about pig droppings on your roof then.
  11. Magnocrat's Avatar
    Most of us are settled in a happy confusion , scientific accuracy is not always what its cracked up to be. Look at the mess and chaos over metrification and it still lingers on. Perhaps we should do away with base twelve and have ten hours in the day and one hundred minutes in the hour and one hundred seconds in the minute.