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    LOLOL - this is SO true! I would, actually, go...

    LOLOL - this is SO true! I would, actually, go further and suggest that it is a case of epistemology being driven by both ideology and sub-conscious cultural programming.

    Let's, for the moment...
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    New Canadian Report on MB

    My colleague at CCISS and collaborator in the Broken Mirrors podacts has a new report out on the MB's infiltration and "civilizational jihad" in Canada and the US. It's availableat...
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    Nice paper, Selil!

    Selil, good discussion in that paper. I've been thinking about the obverse effects, myself, namely how recording technology is making music less accessible to people, at least in certain genres...
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    Hi Graphei, As one of the humanities types to...

    Hi Graphei,

    As one of the humanities types to another (okay, I'm an Anthropologist with a background in Comparative Religion), I just wanted to comment on a couple of your points.



    SWJ is...
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    John, I haven't read Stanton's book yet, but I...

    John,

    I haven't read Stanton's book yet, but I actually do know who a number of his anonymous sources are. I agree, it's not in the Woodward or Ricks category, but he does have legitimate (and...
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    Which two religions? You seem to be making a...

    Which two religions? You seem to be making a whole series of comments in all of the threads on religion (in general), but no specific points.
  7. I can understand why there is a separation of...

    I can understand why there is a separation of "science' and 'theology", but I have never found the Gould two magisteria model to be compelling. First off, modern science comes from a form of...
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    Try logic instead of ad hominen attacks. ...

    Try logic instead of ad hominen attacks.



    No, it is not "criminal negligence" as you state. It may be irresponsible, but it is not criminal, and it just highlights why your claim is...
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    Why forget it? You are making a claim that is,...

    Why forget it? You are making a claim that is, basically, indefensible unless you are willing to extend it to other "causes" of death in the US. Would you make the same claim against the use of...
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    That matches my impression, and in more areas...

    That matches my impression, and in more areas than just agriculture. Still working through the articles, though....

    Cheers,

    Marc
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    What's really frustrating for me is that we...

    What's really frustrating for me is that we really just don't have much decent, publicly available data on it :mad:. Anecdotal evidence abounds and, from some of the stuff I've seen, the quality and...
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    True.... then again, I know a lot of people who...

    True.... then again, I know a lot of people who just don't have the mindset for using the HRAF files ;). Anyway, it looks like the HTS is into a market expansion phase not only trying to sell the...
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    Hey Stan, Good to hear from you, too :D. ...

    Hey Stan,

    Good to hear from you, too :D.

    Nah, haven't been doing that much travelling, just dealing with life and a LOT of singing (we had our Carnegie Hall debut last summer, to rave reviews...
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    Hi Jmm, Good to be back :D. I thought that...

    Hi Jmm,

    Good to be back :D. I thought that sweats were the uniform for teleworkers :eek:!

    Cheers,

    Marc
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    Hi Ganuly, We could go back and forth on...

    Hi Ganuly,



    We could go back and forth on this since a lot of it is national school dependent but, sure, let's work with these as the two base methods for gathering and comparing data. That...
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    Why wait? I know of two religions today that are...

    Why wait? I know of two religions today that are based on science fiction books :D.
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    Interesting points, folks. I tend to agree with...

    Interesting points, folks. I tend to agree with Bob with one reservation: it is much easier to stir up emotions if the "sides" have different religions (and I'm using that in the Geertzian...
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    Hi ML. BTW, I agree with 120mm - really nice...

    Hi ML.

    BTW, I agree with 120mm - really nice example :).



    Umm, yeah, we used to call that pace "Anthropology" :cool:. Unfortunately, the discipline got hijacked in the 1980's, and the flip...
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    Hi M.L., Well, I'll let Tom handle the "hard"...

    Hi M.L.,

    Well, I'll let Tom handle the "hard" (hah! Stats is hard?!?!) side but, from what I remember, R-squared is a CYA fudge factor applied to an apparent (presumed?) [pseudo-]causal...
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    Hi Tom, Long time, no chat ;)! Too...

    Hi Tom,

    Long time, no chat ;)!



    Too frakin' true! Not the least of which, IMKO, is the artificial, status-driven distintcions between "applied" and "Theoretical" (the capitalization shows...
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    Hi Op Shrink, Interesting comments, especially...

    Hi Op Shrink,

    Interesting comments, especially about the use of specific terms. I have similar experiences with "crafting" terminology to match the groups and individuals I've been counselling. ...
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    Hi Bob, LOLOL - Too true! Hades, you...

    Hi Bob,



    LOLOL - Too true! Hades, you might end up with rat brains sauteed with cockroaches!

    Far better to state your biases and build a narrative around that......
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    Hi Mike, Well, I haven't seen the movie, but...

    Hi Mike,

    Well, I haven't seen the movie, but one thing you said really stood out for me



    Yup. Not only that, I am increasingly persuaded that a "neutral narrative" is impossible because of...
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    Hi 40below, So de facto deception is okay...

    Hi 40below,



    So de facto deception is okay (i.e. letting the person assume that they are OTR)? That, BTW, is not a "trap"; I'm just trying to figure out what ground rules you are operating...
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    40below (shouldn't that be 40above given our...

    40below (shouldn't that be 40above given our current temperatures :D), I don't disagree with you per se, but I do have a question for you on professional ethics: doesn't "off the record" mean that...
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