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June 21st, 2021, 10:24
Alrik,
You are absolutely right. Even now there is a residual group of people who believe that the Jews are the source of all problems in the Uk/ world. If you go far enough back then we have the York Massacre in 1190 when an estimated 150 Jews died (and who knows how many were injured).

However over time matters have got better. Not aware of any massacres in the UK in the last 60 years. Also 1939 was a pivotally point in history. The USA and the British Empire was trying not to get into a war with Germany - well not until they could re-arm. Accepting the Jews (German Citizens?) may of been seen as provocative by the Germans.

History a science. Can't agree with that. Too much depends on individual and crowd conditioning. Though if you believe that we don't have free will then maybe you are right.
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July 21st, 2021, 17:25
Even Germany has its Dinosaurs, although they are only a few …

The Dinosaur from the Wiehenmountains : The Wiehenvenator :

His Wikipedia entry :
German : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiehenvenator
English : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiehenvenator

Press presentation of the museum : https://www.lwl.org/pressemitteilung…hp?urlID=50099
Apparingly the museum's display has changed in the course of the last ten years.
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July 26th, 2021, 09:18
Found this interesting about the size of fictional star ships.

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July 26th, 2021, 13:06
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Found this interesting about the size of fictional star ships.
Funny and very well done, must have taken some time to retrieve or make those models!

The shape and size of some of those are ludicrous
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July 26th, 2021, 17:39
Hehe yeah, I remember playing Star Fleet Battles back in the day, folks were breaking out the calculators and protractors, trying to figure out the exact dimensions and displacement of each and every vessel. I never got into the minutia of all that myself, yet it was fascinating to watch others work it out.
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August 22nd, 2021, 06:44
Well, this isn't good…

Rain falls on Greenland's summit for first time in recorded history
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September 7th, 2021, 12:39
Australian talking duck named Ripper speaks his mind.

https://www.theguardian.com/australi…imitate-speech
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September 7th, 2021, 13:19
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
Australian talking duck named Ripper speaks his mind.

https://www.theguardian.com/australi…imitate-speech
Time to change the avatar.

PibbuR who won't replace the grok….for the moment.
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September 7th, 2021, 13:41
The Economist has a science series on Biology:
https://www.economist.com/schools-br…-proteins-work

In this series on the levels of life
1 Biology’s big molecules*
2 Cells and how to power them
3 Making organs
4 The story of a life
5 What is a species, anyway?
6 Finding living planets
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September 7th, 2021, 15:23
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
The Economist has a science series on Biology:
https://www.economist.com/schools-br…-proteins-work

In this series on the levels of life
1 Biology’s big molecules*
2 Cells and how to power them
3 Making organs
4 The story of a life
5 What is a species, anyway?
6 Finding living planets
Oh, nice! It requires a subscription though. Do you know if they're all in July 31st's magazine or if that's a separate content?
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September 7th, 2021, 18:12
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
Oh, nice! It requires a subscription though. Do you know if they're all in July 31st's magazine or if that's a separate content?
I'm not certain, but they used to give 3 free articles per month if you just created an account. So you can try that.
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September 7th, 2021, 19:01
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
I'm not certain, but they used to give 3 free articles per month if you just created an account. So you can try that.
Thanks!

Though if I was honest with myself, there's a big book "molecular biology of the cell" that I must still finish and which explains all that. It's about 1400 pages (plus extra chapters in pdf) so I'll probably finish 10 runs in WotR before that!

It's a great book on a captivating domain of science.
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September 7th, 2021, 21:58
Originally Posted by pibbuR View Post
Time to change the avatar.

PibbuR who won't replace the grok….for the moment.
Perhaps I shall consider it. I like the duck-Ripper's demeanor.
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September 8th, 2021, 10:33
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
Thanks!

Though if I was honest with myself, there's a big book "molecular biology of the cell" that I must still finish and which explains all that. It's about 1400 pages (plus extra chapters in pdf) so I'll probably finish 10 runs in WotR before that!

It's a great book on a captivating domain of science.
Yeah, I suggest reading the articles instead then
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September 16th, 2021, 20:48
Since Statistics is Mathemathics related, and therefore is a Science : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Clark

Or : When statistics are interpreted wrong …
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