User Profile: Calm Voice of Reason

Calm Voice of Reason

Member Since: December 20, 2011


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  • March 28, 2014 at 2:58pm

    This is the correct response.

  • March 19, 2014 at 8:00pm

    They’ve been doing this in India for thousands of years.

  • January 29, 2014 at 11:35pm
    “Ice Quakes” are a phenomenon associated with rapid drops in temperature in areas surrounding large bodies of water. According to, temperatures over the weekend dropped below freezing, and the towns mentioned in the article lie nearby Oologah Lake. No need for the tinfoil hats, it’s perfectly natural.

  • January 22, 2014 at 7:56pm

    It’s not uncommon for some of us non-hackers either. I use a VPN myself.

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Life is chemistry. Complex, wonderful chemistry. It is possible to show a line of descent all the way back to a couple of the very first “kinds”, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and see that, yes, one kind can breed many kinds.

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:18pm

    And so basically we’re just looking for that point where the universe ceases to function under its own power and under its own rules and would then necessitate a “creator” agent dipping its finger into the system and fiddling with something. We’ve looked pretty far back and really up close. We still don’t understand a great majority of it, but there doesn’t seem to be the opinion that any “creator theory” would fit into all the math.

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:12pm

    If there is no theory, then it has no business being discussed as a science. I’m not encinom, I’m a whole different dude.

  • January 2, 2014 at 3:53pm

    Pretty simple way to get to the bottom of it. The Theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection can and has been used to make predictions before observations. The “Theory” of Creationism has only ever been able to come up with ad hoc, after-the-fact interpretations of scripture that might match observation if you look just right and maybe squint a little bit.

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  • December 30, 2013 at 12:33pm

    Moderate minimum wage increases are perfectly normal.

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  • December 30, 2013 at 12:30pm

    In four years this “professional” never thought to back up his data?

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:33pm

    Chemical processes like this have many, many steps and require uncommon catalysts and energy inputs. It isn’t as simple as growing yogurt.

  • December 19, 2013 at 7:11pm

    I don’t see any reason why any sort of vinegar would quell a parasitic or bacterial infection. Has this intervention any sort of objective trial data to support its efficacy?

  • December 19, 2013 at 7:09pm

    It isn’t that the unhealthy chickens end up with bacteria in the meat, all raw chicken meat is ideal breeding ground for these pathogens. Just about all the bacteria that are a danger in chicken meat are destroyed at about 160 degrees, the problem after that lies in the toxins the bacteria produce. Enzymes, spores, and other cell products can be very dangerous and since they aren’t alive, there’s no killing them.

  • November 30, 2013 at 1:25pm

    You all do realize that this is viral marketing to promote his fiction book, yeah?

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  • November 30, 2013 at 1:24pm

    With respect, propaganda is certainly a form of Rhetoric.

  • November 30, 2013 at 1:20pm

    “Check out the author’s kindle novel, The Department, a satire of academic life, which includes an F₁ pig-ape hybrid as one of its major characters.”

    Passing satire off as real, Blaze?

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  • November 30, 2013 at 1:09pm

    But, the lesson isn’t an exercise in moving the students’ passions, rather it is a technical analysis of the uses of logos, ethos, and pathos in speech. In that sense, there is no fundamental difference between Lincoln or Obama’s speeches. Further, if it is true that Lincoln’s speech is inextricably linked to the people, places, and events in which it was given, I would put to you that it should not be studied at all because none of those specific factors are in play in our century. We can gather meaning from his Address only in our relation to the abstract ideas conjured within the text itself.

  • November 30, 2013 at 12:23pm

    This is intended for a Literature lesson, intended to teach principles of Rhetoric. It’s perfectly reasonable to examine the text independently of the context.

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  • November 27, 2013 at 10:25am

    Tape a length of string to a penny, Have a passenger hold the string out the window of a moving car. When the angle of the string reaches 45 degrees, you have found the terminal velocity of the penny. Not a very high speed and certainly not enough to damage concrete.

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