Print Story I was, perhaps, too hard on them
By gzt (Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 09:09:42 PM EST) gzt, esperanto, science, agriculture (all tags)
I mentioned how the lesswrong folks talk big about being "Bayesians", but if that doesn't involve integrals of ugly prior distributions and whatevs, it doesn't mean anything. However, I noticed that, in a couple of their posts, they do, in fact, have ugly Bayes integrals.

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Print Story Live the Sheen Dream: Watch Me Bury You.
I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total, bitchin' rock star from Mars.

I've got to say, Charlie Sheen says some awesome stuff.

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Print Story I'm just a shill for the government.
I pretty much agree with the CDC about raw milk. And the flu vaccine. And other vaccines.

I also think that complementary and alternative medicine (viz: homeopathy) is utterly stupid. And that astrology is a liberalist myth. And that the government put a man on the moon.

Question: Why don't people trust Science?

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Print Story I hate the Dark Ages
By gzt (Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 03:23:47 PM EST) gzt, work, bah, large hadron collider, science (all tags)
The Dark Ages were pretty awesome, I think it really is rather terrible that people have been soured on the era by the propagandistic terms in which it is described. They weren't dark. There were a couple rough centuries, but a lot of things got down and the long march of "progress", ugh, continued.

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Print Story Pictures
By littlestar (Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 12:43:39 PM EST) science, lab, microscope, grow, algea, fruit flies (all tags)
Science fun for the whole family.

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Print Story Diary
By herbert (Sun Sep 07, 2008 at 10:55:18 AM EST) science, questions, maps, books (all tags)
  • Science question
  • Literary cartography
  • Short book reviews

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Print Story Need an astrophysicist here
By BadDoggie (Sun May 18, 2008 at 04:54:26 AM EST) science, universe, astrophysics (all tags)
If the universe is 13.7 billion years old, how can it possibly be 56 billion light-years across? Since the speed of light is constant and cannot have changed, the maximum size of the the universe measured between its two most distant points should be no more than 27.4 billion light-years wide. I'll explain a little further inside.

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Print Story Days Of Bread And Rogues
By xth (Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 08:25:35 AM EST) Food, Politics, A Little Bit About Football, Science (all tags)
Food; Politics; and A Little Bit About Football.
Poll: Whatever happened to Rupert Sheldrake?

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Print Story Mus hannibalis
By sgt york (Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 12:54:39 PM EST) mouse, cannibalism, science, nocosomial infection (all tags)
I was just doing another challenge earlier today.

Small cohort of mice, just a few dozen.

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Print Story Ask Husi - Carbon cost of breathing for a lifetime.
By priestess (Thu May 18, 2006 at 01:40:12 PM EST) carbon, environmentalism, mentalism, philosophy, economics, science, drugs (all tags)
So I was thinking about people planting tree's to make up for the carbon cost of 'em flying from one place to another. Also, I was thinking about the fact that I breathe in oxygen more than I breathe it out, and I breathe out Carbon Dioxide more than I breathe it in.

Stupid marijuana.

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