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My Perspective Challenge

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by AV1611VET, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. quatona

    quatona "God"? What do you mean??

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  2. Moral Orel

    Moral Orel Proud Citizen of Moralton Supporter

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    It's not about being simple, it's about being intentionally imprecise.

    So, the sailfish is the winner. You see, they develop from fertilized egg to hatching in just 60-70 hours. The cheetah takes three months, the lightning bug takes 3-4 weeks, and the falcon takes about a month. All of these things take place on earth. (There's earth underwater too). Or did you mean fastest at something else?

    So allow me to make some guesses here. This is commentary on overthinking things, since I should have assumed you meant "travels the fastest" without you saying such. And you intentionally picked a misleading word "earth" instead of the more direct "land" which wouldn't have caused any confusion about whether you simply missed the Shift key.

    Lesson you want us to learn: make assumptions about what people are talking about, and base your answers on those assumptions rather than clarifying what it is they're going on about.

    Is that about right?
     
  3. Widlast

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    Again, not clever.
    Tolkien taught me the virtue of nobility. There is little of that to be found in the modern world.
    Most people enjoy their myths, whether they know them to be myths or not.
    I had the pleasure of being able to choose my favorite myths.
     
  4. JackRT

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    Well said.
     
  5. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    You of the Elven bloodline, are you?
     
  6. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    Well, said.
     
  7. Ken-1122

    Ken-1122 Newbie

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    The Cheetah is the fastest running animal on Earth. Next question?

    Ken
     
  8. Widlast

    Widlast Well-Known Member

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    House of Finarfin.
     
  9. mzungu

    mzungu INVICTUS

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    Actually since AV wrote "earth" and not "Earth" then the correct answer will be Cheetah.
    The Devil is in the details.
     
  10. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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  11. Kylie

    Kylie Defeater of Illogic

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    Which is faster, the speed of light (299 792 458 m/s) or the super computer Sunway TaihuLight, in mainland China, with a Linpack benchmark of 93 PFLOPS?
     
  12. [serious]

    [serious] 'As we treat the least of our brothers...' RIP GA Supporter

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    Which one hikes faster?
     
  13. jayem

    jayem Naturalist

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    This may not be relevant, but from the Sun's perspective, the Earth, and everything contained therein, is traveling around it at 30km/sec (just over 67,000 mph.)
     
  14. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Noting that you couldn't answer the question.
     
  15. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    "Couldn't"?

    Not hardly.

    I just don't want to bias the challenge by stipulating land, sea, air or semantics ... forcing only one correct answer.

    I simply asked a question that can be answered four different ways: all four of which are correct in their own way.

    Then I simply sat back and observed the resultant immature replies, requests for stipulation, and other expected whatnot.

    If you'll notice, professor of literature, Ken-1122 and mzungu gave the best answers, since they justified them.
     
  16. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    You wanted to make the point that truth is dependent on one's point of view, then?

    I would've thought that a Christian, of all people, would be more interested in objective, as opposed to subjective, truth.
     
  17. Mobezom

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    Well, as a materialistically, empirically, pragmatically philosophically inclined individual, I would argue that there is some degree of subjectivity to "truth".

    But that doesn't make all "truths" equal. Notably, verifiability, reproducibility, and falsifiability make the scientific worldview a "safer bet" than religion. And within science, there are some things that are false. YEC is one of them.
     
  18. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    Just using your own philosophy against you.

    Here's a prime example:

    Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

    Of the three choices below, what is the best way for a scientist to interpret this passage?

    1. Employ general relativity and interpret the passage literally from the standpoint of the point of the observer; God used an amanuensis to write the passage.

    2. Assume ignorance on the part of the author, who was assuming geocentrism; God had nothing to do with its authorship and preservation.

    3. Treat the passage as inconclusive; pending further stipulation.

    (Please answer this.)
     
  19. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Then you agree with it. Good to know.

    2. Assume ignorance on the part of the author, who was assuming geocentrism.

    The rest is irrelevant to a scientist.
     
  20. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET SCIENCE CAN TAKE A HIKE Supporter

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    Thank you.
     
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