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    07-15-2018, 03:14 PM
    Thank you again, sharpiefan. Cheers, Fitz
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    07-12-2018, 08:04 AM
    Don't get me wrong, I am pro metric. My whole academic career was metric. Enter real world and back to feet and inches.... There was a spoof...
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    07-12-2018, 07:23 AM
    Remember the metric mars screw up?
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    07-07-2018, 06:42 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread A Brain Tumor update. in The Bilge
    Singing is good. I have probably been doing more of that too. Road rage increased. Oh well. Thanks. I have a good group of local people here...
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    07-07-2018, 06:00 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread A Brain Tumor update. in The Bilge
    Awesome!! Glad to hear you are doing great. Chemo brain is weird. I finished in mid-June and suddenly have more motivation. I worked on a canoe...
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    07-07-2018, 04:54 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Why We Run in The Bilge
    Thank you for that post, Robert. I have met Bernd, raced against him in my youth, and thoroughly enjoy his books. He has wonderful powers of...
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    07-05-2018, 08:19 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Trimming a wick in The Bilge
    For anyone interested, there are a few lantern sites on Facebook. Search on “Antique Lanterns”, “Tubular Lanterns” etc. while I have not tried it, I...
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    07-05-2018, 07:57 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread New canoe finished in Building / Repair
    I quite like your decks/breasthooks. Many builders stick a big, huge, ugly, slab of wood in there and rob their canoes of grace.
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    07-05-2018, 07:16 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Hey! I found a 5,300 year old middle aged man... https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/11-things-you-dont-know-about-otzi ...and he...
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    07-03-2018, 07:11 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Hey, that “Friendly Athiest” guy asks some good questions. Of course there are no logical answers.B:?
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    07-03-2018, 07:25 AM
    I use western red cedar for Old Town planking. I resaw WRC decking available at most lumber yards. A good thickness planer will take it down to...
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    07-02-2018, 07:16 AM
    There was an asphalt version of this. In the northeast, the pores of the product filled up with crap (sand from winter pavement treatment etc). So...
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    06-30-2018, 09:02 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Yeah, my college student son asked me what I was doing the other night. I said, trying to get a creationist to change his mind. Son responds, “This...
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    06-30-2018, 08:12 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    I feel compelled to write. The waltz of plates continues to this day. It is a slow process requiring millions of years. No arks needed.
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    06-30-2018, 11:49 AM
    Frank! Are you listening?
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    06-29-2018, 06:00 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Well Frank!, apparently, we can’t change your mind, despite thousands of scientists and volumes of research papers. If there is a god, I think...
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    06-29-2018, 05:19 AM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    You said it. Not me. i gotta go to work. I cross a couple of major tectonic boundaries enroute. Quite remarkable really.
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    06-28-2018, 03:39 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Well Frank!, since you are so hung up on dating, I will try a different angle. In my youth, I studied a formation of bedrock underlying the...
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    06-27-2018, 05:32 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Mantle convection. Frank! Might I suggest taking a geology course on-line from MIT? ...
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    06-27-2018, 04:06 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    The spreading of the Atlantic anyway started about 200 mya. 200,000,000 x 2.5 cm/yr equals an ocean basin about 3,000 miles wide. The Atlantic...
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    06-27-2018, 02:28 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Sea floor spreading in the Atlantic Ocean continues to this very day. It moves along in fits and starts at about the same rate as your finger nails...
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    06-27-2018, 10:22 AM
    Fitz replied to a thread gas under a slab in The Bilge
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    06-27-2018, 08:17 AM
    I found this video on attempting to replicate wootz damascus steel to be a great little documentary. ...
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    06-27-2018, 06:51 AM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    You are talking about beta decay. Beta decay is not relied on for K-Ar dating. By the way, your pollen was debunked in the 1960's as volcanic...
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    06-27-2018, 05:07 AM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    How so? Please elaborate. By the way, you totally missed the mark on paleomagnetism and sea floor spreading.
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    06-26-2018, 11:05 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Much of this acceleration hype if not instrumental error is focused on beta decay. K-Ar dating used to date very old rocks on earth does not rely on...
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    06-26-2018, 07:00 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Out of Africa pushed back 50,000 years: ...
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    06-26-2018, 03:01 PM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Yeah, this species of trilobite was the size of a dinner plate and fossils of it can be found in MA, Newfoundland, Spain, and Morocco. His swimming...
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    06-26-2018, 09:28 AM
    Fitz replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Scientists also use multiple lines of evidence when dating. Multiple testing/dating techniques, paleomagnetism, paleontology, relative age dating...
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