"The future ain't what it used to be."

When does a coincidence, stop being a coincidence?

TTA, since you admittedly know absolutely nothing about stats, you cannot validly argue against my points. I don't know why I'm bothering to try to explain, but:

I took a group of 12 people. that's any ten people. Could be your family, could be your friends, anybody. The odds that such a group would have 3 same birthdays is as stated above. Logically if any group like this can have decent odds of that event occuring, then it invalidates your claim that your family is somehow unique. I know you'll come up with some half-baked, poorly thought out rebuttal to this, but it'll be invalid. This is how stats works. The odds are the same for any group of 12 people in a randomly-birthday-distributed population.

And, no, I won't do the stats for the rest of your bloody family, because no matter how likely I prove it to be, you'll just say 'That doesn't apply to me' and walk away, thinking you've won the argument. Every time you post, it seems, your arguments contain less and less sense. Tell me if you want to have an actual discussion, based on reason and common sense.
 
Janus, you said "I know you'll come up with some half-baked, poorly thought out rebuttal to this, but it'll be invalid."

According to you then, all things can be explained by your stats. And whatever I or anyone else says opposing your explanation is wrong?

Wow, I don't think I ever seen an Ego that big
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I wonder if I made any sense there. Did I Janus, could you understand me?

Sure, I admit, math isn't my forte. I'm more of a right-brained person. So does that make me any less capable to play on your field? Perhaps
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, but that doesn’t mean I can’t practice my swing.

After all, where would science be without us right brained people =). No Air planes perhaps, no Television, no Internet.

Cause all that took inspiration, imagination. As illogical as that may sound to you, it's what drives man to expand his world.

I will now conclude this post with quotes of a great Scientist who was very creative and was a fellow string player (like me). Who helped shape our understanding of Math, Science, and Reality, never to be the same again. It’s none other, then the man of the 20th Century. -Albert Einstein-

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods."

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

"What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
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"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."


"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason
for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."

"Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But
mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man."

"During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. The opinion prevailed amoung advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed. According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively."
Quoting Newton

"We all know, from what we experience with and within ourselves, that our conscious acts spring from our desires and our fears. Intuition tells us that that is true also of our fellows and of the higher animals. We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organised that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race. Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on. All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions. All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us. Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much aloke in them and in us. The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolical devices. Thought is the organising factor in man, intersected between the causal primary instincts and the resulting actions. In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts. But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts."

"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. If one asks the whence derives the authority of fundamental ends, since they cannot be stated and justifed merely by reason, one can only answer: they exist in a healthy society as powerful traditions, which act upon the conduct and aspirations and judgements of the individuals; they are there, that is, as something living, without its being necessary to find justification for their existence. They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities. One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly."
 
TTA is out to prevent time travel so why are you acting like he's your friend?
he is obviusly a government monitor sent to check how close we are to time travel!
Im already in grave danger so I must leave for a "time"...
 
Omega Chaos Gilgamesh,
What did I ever do to you? Why you acting so immature? Didn't you get enough of Final Fantasy 5? Didn't think I knew that did ya
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Well who's gonna wanna be a friend with a person who's name has Omega-Chaos-&-Gilamesh (which by the way is a name of a powerful enemy in FF5).

That would be like trusting your kids with a baby siter named Krugger
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or Mrs. Boggieman. Well you get my point.

So that's that
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-Javier C.
 
So this is the kind of friends Janus has
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? That explains alot.

I won't respond to you. I won't waste my time; you seem to be having lots of fun anyways.

Just heed this 1 warning Chaos. "What goes around, comes around."

There’s no better way to disperse arrogance and immaturity, when it’s time to pay your dues
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-Javier C.
 
yeah, very interesting. Makes you wonder if there isnt a global scheme to things. What waves would/could either man have made if not killed?

But we're not really in any position to make any conclusions. Are we ?



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>Truthguy -> Tiocfaidh MO Lá!
 
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