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by Mr. P
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hurricane Ian
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Hurricane Ian

Anyone hear from Chris?
by Mr. P
Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: What non-fiction book should we read and discuss next?
Topic: OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next NON-FICTION book
Replies: 6
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Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next NON-FICTION book

I see the votes. Constitution has 4, and is in the lead. Roe has 3. I voted for Constitution.
by Mr. P
Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Fiction General Discussion
Topic: Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
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Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

Having read none of McCarthy, I put two of his works on my to-read list. I picked up The Road and Blood Meridian. The Road was made into a film and was more on my radar than his other work (aside from No Country, saw the film. ) I decided to go with Blood Meridian. I read a good word about from Neil...
by Mr. P
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & History
Topic: Did Trump really do all this good stuff?
Replies: 18
Views: 13820
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Re: Did Trump really do all this good stuff?

Wasn't Trump impeached for withholding security aid to Ukraine?

Yeah. I will just err on the side of reason and say he was an absolute negative and did nothing right. Even if 'his policies', whatever they were, might have been good.
by Mr. P
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce... - by Steven Pinker
Topic: Ch. 1: How Rational an Animal? | Rationality
Replies: 9
Views: 7151
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Re: Ch. 1: How Rational an Animal? | Rationality

In addition to the Monty Hall problem that Robert summarized (even though I understand the rationale behind switching, I find it hard to accept) I was enthralled with the Conjunction Fallacy. This is where people are more likely to assign higher probability of a set of events occurring than the prob...
by Mr. P
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Retelling of 1984
Replies: 4
Views: 2839
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Re: Retelling of 1984

Until the originals go into the memory hole.
by Mr. P
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce... - by Steven Pinker
Topic: Please "check in" to the Rationality discussion here!
Replies: 7
Views: 5489
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Re: Please "check in" to the Rationality discussion here!

Just got the book for Christmas from my daughter! I will try to participate.
by Mr. P
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Deckle Edge Paper
Replies: 3
Views: 3362
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Re: Deckle Edge Paper

I love em and seek out editions with the deckle edge. It makes the book more a esthetically pleasing IMO.
by Mr. P
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy HoliKwanzChrisNukkah!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3166
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Re: Happy HoliKwanzChrisNukkah!!!

Happy Holidays here. Just want to be inclusive of all.

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