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    My own personal take on this is that some of the things the brain presents to the consciousness are purely random. Likely not random, just "hard to understand why", e.g. an ideosyncrasy from life history and maybe an inborn tendency...
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    Hm, maybe Fred Hoyle is a proof of causality violation, AKA time-travel. He got the Nobel in the future, but it lead to him deveoling Nobel disease in the past. As for Franklin, I once summarised the situation with "Watson...
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    Did she have dreadlocks? Err, no, a Bob, IIRC, my memory of faces and physical appearances is somewhat erratic. No idea if she sported one later, though. As for severed skulls in South American cultures, the catalog from the Nazca...
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    As for basilisk warfare, no idea how the British don't run into political problems with SCORPION STARE, though it's for domestic use mainly, and the situation might be similar as with tear gas, e.g. prohibited chemical agent in warfare, OK...
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    I was recently perplexed by a question, how big really is the world of OCCINT in the Laundryverse - certainly somewhere between Harry Potter amounts of secludedness and Cold-Er War mass-produced weaponry. Actually most nations have an OCCINT department of...
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    On another note, Russian pharmacology seems to be less about "rational drug design" and more with phenotypic screening at the moment, though I might be mistaken. Which might seem like it behing behind, but quite a few medchem guys think...
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    I know you can get quite good numerical solutions, but for me "having no analytical solution" indicates you haven't fully understood the system, with the potential of an "oops" moment when you get into certain parameters that make for, err,...
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    I was also referring to EC and GT "agitation", for that matter. Maybe it also has something to do with the LMB being one of those areas where the British excelled. ;) BTW, sorry for mangling the blockquotes in my...
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    If we are not to engage into exaggerated hear-splitting, I wonder why you are so offended by the notion. I am not offended by the notion, just somewhat agitated. *g*[1] Actually, I just find it somewhat simplistic. Sorry, I have...
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    As for approximative methods in CC, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartree%E2%80%93Fock_method...
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    AFAIK predicting protein structure is still quite complicated, and quite often you use x-ray structures and similar from related proteins as a scaffold. As for ab initio calculations, the last work cited at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_novo_protein_structure_prediction is from 2007 and says it's...
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    ONLY 7-10 years old? The sheer manipulative nature of the more intelligent (oops!) cats is scary at times. I take it you haven't been around many 7-10 year olds lately? Please note there are whole industries depending on their manipulative...
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    But your own evidence doesn't necessarily support your conclusion; let's start with https://flowingdata.com/2011/10/10/nobel-laureates-by-country-and-prize/ According to it, the USA started to lead in Nobel prizes only after WWII. Before that, it was Germany, and before 1918 the German Empire, which was...
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    How does one manage, if you have a speech-defect or can only talk in a whisper in Mandarin? The same as you manage in English or German when you have problems with executive function or your auditory system works somewhat...
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    ...and if you're offended by someone pointing out that you (inadvertently) sounded like an American conservative by the way you talked about intelligence, that may be an issue you'll want to think about. I am not offended, but you might...
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    There are indications that at least in some cases people might react to "ethical dissonance" (and cognitive dissonance in general) by overcompensating. Though this implies a negative attitude towards homosexuality. Please let's not go into real life examples, though I...
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    Memory and intelligence are inextricably linked. Err, I guess it's quite complicated though. Quite a few of the stories allynh mentioned sounded eerily familiar for someone used to quite intelligent people with, err, divergent short term memories. OTOH, chimps have...
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    I'd like to know if a modern server, properly programmed, could be as intelligent and conscious as an ant or, heck, as a flatworm. Or an amoeba. A modern server is most likely not even intelligent enough for a potassium...
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    As Troutwaxer said, that's one of the best interpretations of the Laundryverse I have read. Though I have one minor point, AFAIR it sounds like Bob is not trying to mindrape the TV host, he just casually notices the ward...
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    Though there might be alternative explanations; ossuaries are known from other cultures, and lately, in the Bonn exhibition, they stressed the severed heads in the Nazca culture were not necessarily war trophies. There are plastered human skulls in quite a...
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    I can't speak for Frank, but I was quite aware you weren't alarmed by the idea, it's just that I have some problems with the underlying assumptions; as it is, the US population is far from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium[1], but lowered...
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    Pleased to serve you. ;) Hope your mother is otherwise well, a friend of a cousin was diagnosed with cortical blindness after a stroke, and there are a bunch of other agnosias. In my case, it was more of a...
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    The Mandate is not Trump; he's just so smart that his plans are ineffable and look chaotic to merely human onlookers, and he multi-tasks like crazy. Be afraid, be very afraid. Hm, I linked to "Death Star" by Atari Teenage...
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    Most of what we see as cast iron indicators of race are both socially determined and completely subjective. [...] While we ascribe things like blackness or whiteness to skin color, it's a whole constellation of things, and changing your skin...
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    and the average American 200 years from now will probably have dark, very curly hair, light-brown skin, and the slightest hint of an epicanthic fold. First minor quibble, the average American most likely already looks like that, but I guess...
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    And on another note, Xtians concerned with Satan, demons and like would count as another kind of polytheism, namely Dualism. In the spirit of Monism, are we sure Nyarli and Yoggi(the most likely identification of the Sleeper in the Pyramid...
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    Christians are polytheists too, as a general case. If you exclude Unitarians, of course. ;) Generally, talking about the Trinity usually leads to another Nontrinitarianism. Thing is, LDS ideas about the Godhead are somewhat out of the Trinitarian fold, AFAIK...
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    For added troubling recriminations: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/06/did-children-build-the-ancient-egyptian-city-of-armana-...
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    As for Akhenaten, apparently there were signs of anemia in Amarna: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17308813 Makes you wonder of PHANGS involved......
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    It's, err, complicated. If you squint somewhat, and actually not that much, Sikhism is just a sect or better movement in Hinduism, just as Buddhism and Jainism[1]. There is a sliding scale from polytheism to monolatry or henotheism to monotheism....
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