Re: NDE's Proved Real?

2013-04-08 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM, John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com wrote: Last week PLoS ONE received its first impact factor — a stunning 4.351. Stunning? Nature = 51.15 Science = 47.72; and you're bragging about a 4.351?

Re: Any human who has played a bit of Arimaa can beat a computer hands down.

2013-04-08 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 4/4/2013 3:35 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 4/3/2013 2:44 PM, Jason Resch wrote: You're making the same mistake as John Clark, confusing the physical

Re: Scientific journals

2013-04-08 Thread Craig Weinberg
On Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:24:12 PM UTC-4, Russell Standish wrote: On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 11:38:24AM -0400, John Clark wrote: But why do you agree with the odds? If a very low ranking journal got astonishingly lucky and published a paper of HUGE transcendental importance

Re: Free-Will discussion

2013-04-08 Thread Stathis Papaioannou
On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Craig Weinberg whatsons...@gmail.com wrote: It does mean you could replicate World War II if you replicate the complex arrangement of matter. It does not mean you would necessarily understand it if you replicated it, any more than a photocopier understands the

Re: Any human who has played a bit of Arimaa can beat a computer hands down.

2013-04-08 Thread Craig Weinberg
On Monday, April 8, 2013 7:42:22 AM UTC-4, telmo_menezes wrote: On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM, meekerdb meek...@verizon.netjavascript: wrote: On 4/4/2013 3:35 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM, meekerdb meek...@verizon.netjavascript: wrote: On

Re: Free-Will discussion

2013-04-08 Thread Craig Weinberg
On Monday, April 8, 2013 8:53:58 AM UTC-4, stathisp wrote: On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Craig Weinberg whats...@gmail.comjavascript: wrote: It does mean you could replicate World War II if you replicate the complex arrangement of matter. It does not mean you would necessarily

Re: NDE's Proved Real?

2013-04-08 Thread John Clark
On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com wrote: What I'm trying to say is that I believe you do not distinguish: A) Science the method of inquiry from B) Science the human institution And I am saying is you do not understand that only one of the following is true: A)

Re: Scientific journals

2013-04-08 Thread Russell Standish
On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 01:55:22PM -0400, John Clark wrote: You want to bet? I mean it, I'll bet you that there is a 50% chance that at least one of the next Nobel Prizes will be for work first publised in Science or Nature and a 0% chance it was for stuff published in PLoS ONE. I will not

Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math

2013-04-08 Thread Craig Weinberg
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323611604578398943650327184 WSJ Article Fortunately, exceptional mathematical fluency is required in only a few disciplines, such as particle physics, astrophysics and information theory. Far more important throughout the rest of science is the