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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

The same argument holds true the other way. Just because the physical world has a set of rules (even if we don't understand them yet) there's nothing that precludes a "god" (whatever that may be in your view) from being able to alter those rules at will.

4 days ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:So educational! (794 comments)

Go back to grade school and you can learn all about it.

5 days ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:So educational! (794 comments)

You obviously lack an understanding of science. While it's true that there's not a lot science can prove, there's some and sometimes more importantly what it can disprove.

about a week ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

JMJimmy Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Canadians are smarter than trying to play whack-a-mole. We just go after the money.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Reject? No. Make a distinction between saying something is proven scientifically or not? Absolutely.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Poor grammar on my part, my apologies. "It" in the previous comment was not meant to refer to statistics itself but rather anything that uses statistics to prove something. At some point, whatever that subject is, must be proven scientifically but until we're able to do so statistics acts as a 'best guess' but is not actual proof. Example: a psychological study of a group cannot prove anything about any given individual.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Honestly, I view statistics as the belief system of science. It can't be proven yet but in the mean time it's believed because of the likelyhood it can be proven.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Absolutely true. And even though science can disprove the 6k Earth it doesn't mean everything else in religious texts is false. While I don't proscribe to a religion I also don't proscribe to invalidating religion - even if certain elements are suspect that doesn't degrade some lessons to be learned from the texts - faith or not.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Technically, that's just theory that hasn't been proven by science yet ;)

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

This was my point in the other discussion

Odd, as you make entirely different points in the other discussion. Perhaps you should review your old posts to see why you were (rightly) thrashed.

I think I know my own points. Thanks for your input though.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Because people don't understand that science is built on experimentation, they don't understand that studies in fields like psychology almost never prove anything, since only replicated experiment proves something and, humans being a very diverse lot, it is very hard to replicate any psychological experiment.

This was my point in the other discussion. If you can take a test and replicate it to get a consistent result that is scientific. Psychological studies can never truly be reproducible because of the diversity of humanity.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

Religion and science can co-exist if people stopped attributing religious or anti-religious views to science. Science makes no claims about religion and they are not mutually exclusive. When atheists are asked "well, if you don't believe in religion what do you believe in" - they'll often erroneously say "science". Science is not a belief system though it may cause claims of religion to be called into question example: Jesus walking on water. To our current understanding of science this is not possible unaided. Maybe it was a hoax, maybe it was a divine being, maybe it wasn't a literal claim - science doesn't know, that's for people to examine or accept on faith (as part of a religion or otherwise).

Science needs to be separated from anti-religious ideology.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

[facepalm] - The article made no such claim. The claim was that they shared a view that "science was like magic" - which both of them have been quoted as saying. That's the only comparison that was being made between the two - you're reading way more into it than it actually says.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

What article are you reading? The part about psychology supports what I was saying completely.

Ad hominem arguments are pointless.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

I still don't see the relevance to my comment but ok.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

I would not disagree with your comment, but am perplexed as to its relevance.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:So educational! (794 comments)

Doing experiments on something does not require physical presence. And most of what we think we "know" has not been proven yet in a scientific manner. It's likely provable, but could be completely misunderstood and only the observable effects are common between what we think we know and what is provable.

about a week ago

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Healthcare.gov Problems Aren't All Incompetence

JMJimmy JMJimmy writes  |  about 10 months ago

JMJimmy (2036122) writes "Libby Shaw of Daily Kos writes

It should come as no surprise to anyone that there has been a number of right wing cyber attacks on the healthcare.gov site. It seems that there has been a concerted effort on several fronts in an all out Republican led war to kill and destroy the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. One has to ask if this war on Obamacare has been an intentional and coordinated effort.

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Whitehouse petition to make patent trolls pay

JMJimmy JMJimmy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

JMJimmy (2036122) writes "The patent office has approved countless ridiculous patents that are clearly non-sensical or based on obviously long-known ideas, making it easy for trolls to collect ridiculous patents and use them as their flimsy excuse to file outrageously expensive lawsuits.

This petition seeks to make patent trolls think twice about suing. Perhaps it ought to be expanded to include copyright trolls!"

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