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hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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So, what have I been up to while I was away?

Lots of things. The most significant being that I've finally started compiling material for the book I've been promising for over a decade. I've resurrected my blog, and I'm using it as kind of my author's notes. most of what I've written is science, or philosophy of science, so I'll stick it here.

Some acknowledgements:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... eword.html

A partial treatment of the Kalam fallacy, along with some thoughts about beginnings:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... nning.html

Pre-Plank cosmology (you'll recognise a lot of this, as this forum was the beginnings of this:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... art-i.html
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... rt-ii.html

The above will be an ongoing series, later to be distilled.

Relationship between mathematics and science:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... sment.html

What philosophy is and is not:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... rt-of.html

A treatment of the various kinds of logic and how they're used in science:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... n-and.html

The second law of thermodynamics:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... order.html

Burden of proof and peer-review, or how not to argue with a scientist:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... -peer.html

Information in DNA:
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... n-dna.html

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and how LoR (among many other things) would be impossible without it.
http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... ainty.html

Any nits, crits, questions and corrections welcome as always.

Hope you find something you enjoy in there.
Tue May 17, 2016 10:20 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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New post up: Has Evolution Been Proven?

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... roven.html
Thu May 19, 2016 11:21 am
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Quick interim post by request. Scale invariant cosmology and the cosmological constant.

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... gical.html
Tue May 24, 2016 5:25 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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New post up: Are Babies Atheist? Semantics and Communication.

This is a treatment of a common derail in discourse with apologists. Also a treatment of PZ Myers' 'dictionary atheists' rant.

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... s-and.html
Thu May 26, 2016 11:39 am
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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New blog post: Evolution and Entropy Revisited:

A treatment of life and evolution as a manifestation of the second law of thermodynamics.

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... sited.html
Sat May 28, 2016 12:51 am
MarsCydoniaUser avatarPosts: 752Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 4:15 pm

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I have not read everything but what I did read was both entertaining and, most importantly, informative. Hope to see more (and have the time to read more).
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:20 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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New blog post: Morality and the False Dichotomy.

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... otomy.html

This is a treatment of the moral argument for god, and treats assertions concerning objective morality and requirement for a source.
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:14 pm
momo666Posts: 29Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:25 am Gender: Time Lord

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Great seeing you back. I can't wait to read everything on that blog.

Quick mentions:

1) Can you do something about the index of the blog? It may be that I suck at it but I can't figure it out how to find the index of your postings.

2)http://reciprocity-giving-something-back.blogspot.ro/2016/03/before-big-bang-part-i.html -> On this post, there is a broken image. Right under "Here's an image of the patch of the CMBR they were looking at with the polarisation indicated:"
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:44 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Cheers, dude.

Yes, there's an issue with the index, and I've struggled to get it to play nice. I came up with a temporary solution of having a landing page, which you can find here:

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... nding.html

Thanks for the pointer on the image. Will fix.
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:37 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Ok, fixed it. Managed to get a floating link to the landing page and replaced images.

Thanks for that. I might not have noticed for ages.
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:31 pm
DustniteUser avatarPosts: 517Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 9:11 pm Gender: Cake

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Put it on my RSS feed.
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:46 pm
surreptitious57Posts: 215Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:09 am Gender: Male

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Do you have enough core material for the book or you open to suggestions ? If you are here be some of mine : the establishment of the scientific
method from its birth during the Enlightenment right through to the present day [ may be referenced with famous / important scientific discoveries
long the way ] and why it is the best methodology for observing physical phenomena / great scientific battles such as those between Newton and
Leibniz or Einstein and Bohr / great scientific tragedies such as the deaths of Marie Curie of radiation poisoning and Rosalind Franklin of ovarian
cancer cruelly robbing her of the Nobel she deserved much as Crick and Watson if not more so / the paradigm shift within science as discovered
by Thomas Kuhn / why Richard Feynman would be your hero if you did them and not Newton or Einstein who most others would choose instead
why does science matter and why should we as a society be scientifically literate / why does space exploration matter / is science ever dogmatic

A MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE : IT DOES NOT WORK UNLESS IT IS OPEN
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:06 am
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Not really in the scope of the book. It's not a book about science but about thinking.

Most of the book is already in my head, so not really looking for new ideas.

Edit: Should add that I have another book (or maybe a series) in the works, about the unsung heroes of science, and Rosalind Franklin is already on the list.
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:02 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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New post: The Idiot's Guide to Relativity.

What it says on the tin.
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:43 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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New blog post: Where is Everybody? The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation.

Aliens, and why we haven't detected them.
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:49 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Guest blog post: Calilasseia - Radionuclide dating is rigorous.

One of the great canard-busting posts of all time, by one of the all-time masters.
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:04 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:44 pm
Jebez42Posts: 39Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:09 amLocation: Minnesota, USA

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With a tremendous amount of respect, I think this belongs in the self promotion forum. Although very scientific and interesting, the posts seem to just point to your own blog.
The speed of darkness is faster than the speed of light as evidenced by darkness always preceding light - just waiting...
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:43 am
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Well, it's not here as a matter of self-promotion, but so that those familiar with the subject matter can pick up on any errors, which is the only reason it's in blog form at the moment, because it's material being compiled for a book.

Not sure why you see it as a problem, TBH.
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:54 pm
hackenslashLime TordUser avatarPosts: 2338Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:43 pm Gender: Cake

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Politics, this one.

New blog post: Take Me To Your Leader

http://reciprocity-giving-something-bac ... eader.html

Comments on the last year in UK Labour party.
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:59 pm
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