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    11-17-2017, 03:57 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    I did go back and refresh my memory. Your original post asked "how aware folks are of where their knowledge or beliefs actually come from, and how...
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    11-17-2017, 06:21 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    True. Short version is that my first interactions went like this; A- "You take it all on authority" Me - No, I read about how it works and I...
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    11-17-2017, 04:48 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    You contradicted some of us in a way that can be seen as an attack very early on, so why should you get any sympathy? Note also your own attacks...
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    11-16-2017, 08:57 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    It's also been said of creationists that they are all lunatics. Are you going to agree with that? Saying that some un-named person said something...
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    11-16-2017, 03:13 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Well Done, Australia! in The Bilge
    What I claimed was that the Liberal Party changed the Marriage Act to prevent SSMs being allowed by states, territories and the operation of the laws...
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    11-16-2017, 01:37 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Well Done, Australia! in The Bilge
    What do you mean by "that"? If you mean changing the Marriage Act, it was Howard's government. As the link explains, SSMs from overseas could...
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    11-15-2017, 09:17 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Well Done, Australia! in The Bilge
    The Libs dealt with the question when they were in power - by changing the Marriage Act to ban gay marriages, including those that had been carried...
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    11-15-2017, 06:00 AM
    Trumps's motive for tweeting about the wrong massacre, you mean?
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    11-15-2017, 05:09 AM
    We've had a little ti Kovea for years. Great little stove. The pizo is known to wear out, but the Kovea is also famous for being tiny but also having...
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    11-15-2017, 05:03 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Well Done, Australia! in The Bilge
    Just got back from the celebration in central Canberra. Andrew Barr (for non Aussies, he's effectively the head of government in the region that...
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    11-13-2017, 11:12 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Australian Courage in The Bilge
    Gotta agree with most of that.
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    11-13-2017, 11:10 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Australian Courage in The Bilge
    The "penalties" are fees you pay to apply to buy land, which is not a given.
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    11-13-2017, 11:09 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Australian Courage in The Bilge
    Acceptance of students yes; peer review and hiring? Not according to the people in top research schools I know, although they are quite critical...
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    11-13-2017, 06:56 PM
    Opinions differ. I find the Laser to be a delightful boat and often more fun than my International Canoe, which is wonderful in different ways. I've...
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    11-13-2017, 06:21 PM
    It could be off Ragamuffin No 2, which ended up in SA and had the same topsides colour, tumblehome and a similar stripe, although most of those...
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    11-12-2017, 08:35 PM
    Like many boats these days, I'm using 105% overlap for a slight loss in light airs in exchange for outstanding ease of sailing. For the little...
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    11-12-2017, 08:28 PM
    An Open 60 would have major problems because they run a lot of their headsails from the masthead, and you couldn't run that sort of stay tensions off...
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    11-11-2017, 08:11 PM
    Sorry, I've only sailed an Italian version of the 12ft Dinghy and it seems that I mis-translated the Italian description of the rig. My apologies and...
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    11-11-2017, 08:05 PM
    But has any one yet demonstrated any broad evidence to show that bermudan rigs are in fact slower under working sail? If Roger Taylor found that a...
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    11-11-2017, 05:09 PM
    WI-Tom, the Hobart and Fastnet stand out because they have a higher proportion of upwind than the Transpac, Bermuda, etc. The round the world races...
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    11-11-2017, 05:45 AM
    Just as a data point, in almost 40 years of living in one of the world's sailing hotspots (Sydney Australia) I think I saw two Bolger boats, compared...
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    11-11-2017, 05:37 AM
    But many of the great offshore races aren't around Olympic courses. The Bermuda, Transpac, round the world and many other offshore races are mainly...
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    11-11-2017, 05:32 AM
    The Stars did see enough advantage from the 'short bermudan" rig so that when they were allowed in 1921, to quote Elder who was there"the good...
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    11-11-2017, 05:20 AM
    One would say there are hundreds of examples that indicate that your client is wrong. These examples are the racers of world's most popular...
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    11-08-2017, 02:23 PM
    Recent aerodynamics studies have shown that the mast is not a hindrance to airflow, as was often thought in the past. In fact it can be a useful way...
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    11-08-2017, 02:10 PM
    Hmm, I wasn't aware of the limitations of the aspect ratio corrections. I may check my CCA and RORC rule copies. It still seems from looking at the...
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    11-07-2017, 09:56 PM
    Haven't you heard? The Antifa HAVE launched a civil war, and the gun nuts are attacking their centres of power - women and children in churches.
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    11-07-2017, 07:18 PM
    Are you also going to take into account the positive value of motor traffic (which is a key to modern life, unlike widespread firearms ownership) and...
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    11-07-2017, 07:09 PM
    Why? The number of people killed in accidents involving a texting driver is 1/3 as many as the number of people killed in gun murders. And what...
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