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Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-11, 13:43
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
Do you consider yourself a Christian?

Do you consider yourself a Christian?
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-11, 13:12
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By Calvin Culus
Maybe he should have replaced the daughter.

Maybe he should have replaced the daughter.
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-10, 13:33
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
Not really... The argument is that what you...

Not really...

The argument is that what you call 'Intelligent Design' is actually an evolutionary process. 'Intelligent Design' involves trial and error, and concentrating efforts on 'what worked...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-08, 21:25
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
Observable evidence supports that evolution is...

Observable evidence supports that evolution is the mechanism how increasingly complex lifeforms develop, so any discussion is exclusive to feeble-minded bores.

Now, even if theories about the...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-08, 13:00
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
Good one! After examining the evidence...

Good one!

After examining the evidence presented in a sample of his 5000+ posts the only reasonable conclusion is that cheesehead is entirely unfit to comprehend anything that requires more than...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-07, 18:37
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but...

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. -- H.L. Mencken
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-05, 17:59
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
Worshiping lowest-level management

Ok, I'll be a fool and reason that any "irreducible complexity" argument leads to infinite regression, as God himself must be sufficiently complex to be able to intelligently design, and therfore...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-01, 08:28
Replies: 740
Views: 47,178
Posted By Calvin Culus
It's likely the result of members boycotting the...

It's likely the result of members boycotting the soap box, as Minitrue (http://www.mersenneforum.org/member.php?u=18) will delete every post that exposes its doublethink.
Forum: Soap Box 2010-12-31, 14:21
Replies: 233
Views: 9,153
Posted By Calvin Culus
Who is the greater fool: the fool, or the fool...

Who is the greater fool: the fool, or the fool who tries to reason with him?
Forum: Lounge 2010-12-25, 23:43
Replies: 966
Views: 49,886
Posted By Calvin Culus
Forbidden - NEW ALBUM!!!!

...and it's f***ing awesome:

Forsaken At The Gates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig-LdKqlOn0

flouran and __HRB__ have been waiting 20+ years this...
Forum: Soap Box 2010-12-25, 06:56
Replies: 50
Views: 1,765
Posted By Calvin Culus
Forum: Lounge 2010-12-25, 06:54
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Calvin Culus
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-12-02, 01:56
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
Yeah right. Paul is merely a henchman of six...

Yeah right. Paul is merely a henchman of six pervert and tourist Xyzzy. But they themselves are pefectly safe: any reasonable person would try to take out their children and wipe out their seed.
Forum: Soap Box 2010-12-02, 01:44
Replies: 140
Views: 5,079
Posted By Calvin Culus
Quite the contrary: it is an excellent model for...

Quite the contrary: it is an excellent model for social interaction. Rational egoists cooperate!



Apparently your approach to life is to be as ignorant as possible so you can jump to the wrong...
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-12-01, 13:40
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
Banning an account is not the same thing as...

Banning an account is not the same thing as unregistering it. Maybe you'd have to get your hands dirty and delete a couple of records in the backend database directly, but it is certainly do-able for...
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-11-30, 23:52
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
OK. How do I delete my account?

OK. How do I delete my account?
Forum: Soap Box 2010-11-30, 23:49
Replies: 140
Views: 5,079
Posted By Calvin Culus
It is not a coincidence that tit-for-tat is also...

It is not a coincidence that tit-for-tat is also an optimal strategy in game theory. Have you read Robert Axelrod's "The Evolution of Cooperation"?
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-11-30, 13:27
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
Smile That policy creates a selection bias towards...

That policy creates a selection bias towards unpriviledged posters like cheesehead with 5000+ posts with no content whatsoever, and towards privileged posters with interchangable opinions.
...
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-11-29, 13:38
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
Some facts are not family friendly. Censorship...

Some facts are not family friendly. Censorship does not change objective reality, not matter how stubborn one wishes to believe the opposite or deceive oneself that it is excusable for a just cause....
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-11-29, 01:35
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
This forum is way too PC to be...

This forum is way too PC to be entertaining/interesting/informative. If every controversial post is deleted by a confederacy of dunces, then one ends up with a consenus of dolts.
Forum: Science & Technology 2010-11-27, 12:17
Replies: 1,588
Views: 69,785
Posted By Calvin Culus
AGW could actually be stopped if a significant...

AGW could actually be stopped if a significant number of people committed suicide. Cheesehead: stop bitchin' and finally do your part.
Forum: Analysis & Analytic Number Theory 2010-11-25, 14:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,820
Posted By Calvin Culus
As gamma(0) is undefined, the proposal would...

As gamma(0) is undefined, the proposal would actually satisfy your "except negative integers".

Egg, face, case in point. :-)



Any idea why they eventually did settle for the z-1, instead of...
Forum: Analysis & Analytic Number Theory 2010-11-24, 14:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,820
Posted By Calvin Culus
Gamma function

It would be much more elegant to define gamma(z) = z!, but mathematicians prefer gamma(z) = (z-1)! and clutter a really beautiful improper integral with an awkwardly placed minus one.

Why?
Forum: Soap Box 2010-11-11, 01:01
Replies: 827
Views: 31,547
Posted By Calvin Culus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walras'_law A...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walras'_law

A direct consequence is that if a society cannot balance its budget then at least one other market will not be in equilibrium either. The attempt to...
Forum: Soap Box 2010-11-10, 18:02
Replies: 827
Views: 31,547
Posted By Calvin Culus
Any successful trader will tell you that bullying...

Any successful trader will tell you that bullying the market is a recipe for disaster. From an interview with Bruce Kovner:

http://books.google.com/books?id=jNG7r-Ul7jwC&pg=PA69

Eventually the...
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