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    Student of Spanish lit & Poly Sci now doing my grad work at U Salamanca on pre-reconquista origins of poetry.
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  1. Even in the Middle Ages there were gurls such as me who would devise observational experiments to show that bigger is not faster. For example, heavy piece of plaster-board vs a small stone.... In other words, the tension between First Philosophy (abstract-conceptual) and Second Philosophy (First, observe!) has been around since the time of Ancient Greece. For example, Euclid was really a 'how-to sort of guy who absolutely hated the term 'axiom' as applied to his work in geometry.
  2. The origin of Hamas-- with its radical solution of wiping the zinonist entity off the face of the earth-is obvious. it's all about the failure of moderates to force the zionists back to pre-1967 borders. In other words, the occupation of the West Bank. This natural tendency towards extreme measures in the face of the failure of moderation is also present in American History, as well, with the Revolution and the Civil War. Hamas has gained sympathy not only within the Islamic world but also that of Western democracies because it's now widely understood that the zionist entity was neve
  3. You apparently have misunderstood your Wiki. * 'FRW is correctly written to include Lemaitre, or 'FLRW' ** As such, FLRW is not a 'theory' of gravity;, but rather the accepted basis for Big Bang. In other words, whatever you might be trying to say--and however you might be confused-- FLRW would be relevant to the conversation if and only if the arrow in question were somehow caught up in a Big Bang event. Otherwise, we're talking about fundamental GR which is, again, our only theory of gravity. *** It's more correctly called a 'metric' because it gives all of the possibilit
  4. Please post the article and I'll be happy to read it; I'm unable to access OL.
  5. Yes, corruption and favoritism is always an issue. There's far more in Somalia than in Sweden, whereas Spain and USA fall somewhere in the middle. So if in the next American elections it isn't, that's too bad, because it should be. Failure to regulate is not a viable reason to eliminate regulation. Parenthetically, permitting kids to sell lemonade w/o a licence is 'corruption', too, because it means they--unlike the far larger adult companies, pay no taxes. As for Atlas, the story loops around the real history of American capital in the so-called 'gilded age', Chilean copper mines
  6. You write as if there's more than one 'gravitational model ("many such cosmological models"!!!)...hilarious. So please, tell me about them because my poor college courses only taught one,the Newtionian, which was proven false by GR. As for the equation, it's the 'R' (Ricci) on the left side which describes the natural curvature of space with respect to several other coefficients. To this extent, the trajectory of said arrow in real space will never be straight--ostensibly the only state in which it would not return. Think about walking on the earth's surface. Now make the assumpti
  7. The red-line is that of Varo; the thread is about explaining what he meant. To the extent that you feel it's nonsense, go take it up with him. Otherwise, it's rather clear that you don't understand Kant.
  8. let's just agree to disagree about the extent to which the shock blast of ordnance kills at a distance far greater than the specs--which are about assured radians of destruction. Moreover most accounts that i've read of Gaza indicate that tere is no place within that's 100m safe. In short, i'd call any zionist a liar to his/her face (including that bimbo Natalie Portman) who claims that their state-entity is not waging systemic genocide of the type that Rand approved of as the befitting fate of the lower evolved. Hamas knows it can;t win. Rather, it's aim is to provoke the rest of
  9. With all due respect, you have every right to justify your strong sentiments by publishing what made you so angry. Otherwise, Marxists are such because they believe in precisely what you assert no longer exists: exploitation based upon class. Moreover, the dynamic they 'see' is a shrinking of the middle class back into the proletariat. To this end, Piketty labeled his work after Marx--"Capital in the 21st Century", although his own analysis is somewhat different. Owners of the means of production increase inequality because they pull their own profit out prior to increasing productio
  10. The major problem with your first statement is that you assume to be the only possessor of said moral laws; in reality, this particular is open to the same genre of public debate that gives us democracy in the first place. Freely translated: everyone who's even half smart can make their own pov seem 'philosophical' by using the word 'moral'. It's as good as putting lipstick on a pig or saying, "Look Mom, I'm talking philosophy (weeee.....)"!! In other words, 'social justice' is justice that's arrived at through discursive practice with those who would openly challenge your ideas. Y
  11. Boldfacing 'never' and saying that I need 'simple' terms only emphasizes the thin quality of your conjecture, as if you were gazing into a plastic crystal ball made for children, In Wallmart. Americans may or may not see inequality as an issue.
  12. Reality bends to people's whims to the extent that whims effect outcomes. In other words, if people believe enough that inequality is an issue, they'll vote for a party that promises more equality, ostensibly by taxing wealth and redistribution.
  13. In terms of QM, a basketball is not, as you claim, a 'complex system of interacting particles'. Rather, for de Broglie's equation, it's nothing but a wave function. i believe that I detailed this in my last post. Likewise, subatomic particles do not tunnel. The expression was/is limited to quanta, or photons. In other words, the science is easy to understand, the math difficult, and the probability real, but tiny.
  14. Whether you're 'trying' to understand GR is beside the point, because it's not about you. Rather it's about Gr being the explanation of record of movement on a cosmological scale.
  15. The objective way we validate the finite-ness of the universe is through basic astronomy.
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