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Scientist protest walk on Washingtone

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 30. 15 Replies

Urgent and important to all. Please see the link below. This is an event organized by the international scientific community to demonstrate against and resist the Trumph administration's blatantly…Continue

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John Elder commented on BenGee's blog post Is gravity weaker than magnetism (or electromagnetism)
"Gravity is considered one of the basic intrinsic forces of the universe. It's exact nature is unknown but Einstein's  General Theory of Relativity and its equations does a pretty good job of explaining it and predicting its…"
yesterday
John Elder commented on BenGee's blog post An amazing overview of my favorite show of all time.
"Just like that old Claymation "Davy and Goliath" show from the 50-60s? Damn but that thing was creepy!"
yesterday
John Elder commented on BenGee's blog post Is gravity weaker than magnetism (or electromagnetism)
"In reply to Michael - we have to remember that gravity is not magnetism, they are 2 different things. The earth, and all other bodies for that matter, have gravity. Gravitational attraction is as BenGee said recently is dependent on mass. That is…"
Sunday
John Elder commented on BenGee's blog post Is gravity weaker than magnetism (or electromagnetism)
"Nicely done sir BenGee.  The whole attempt to restart this argument by comparing magnets to electromagnetic force and then tortuously turning that about to say magnets are the same as gravity and that electromagnetic force is somehow exempt to…"
Sunday
John Elder commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"One for Trump, his cronies and rabid supporters? " Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. " Samuel Johnson 1775."
Friday
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"My last comment: I have repeatedly agreed that the Bang is an unproven,hypothesis for which there is some little supporting evidence. The debunking of the Plasma universe hinges on there being NO evidence that supports it. These are 2 distinct…"
Feb 14
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"Tom, You really need to look in the mirror man. Neither BenGee nor I, nor anyone else here have championed the Big Bang. We have debunked the Plasma Universe concept. You appear to be unable to even understand that nature of the discussion. You…"
Feb 14
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"I completely agree with Donald. Thanks! BenGee -excellent scholarship here -good job my friend. I looked at that site but frankly did not have the fortitude to slog through such monumental crap."
Feb 14
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"Thanks, I appreciate it. "
Feb 13
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"I got your invite Tom. I am responding openly so there can be no mistake about anything I have said. I have no interest in continuing to discuss this pseudoscience Electric Universe  crap in any form. Especially since you intimated I was…"
Feb 13
John Elder liked BenGee's blog post Flat Earth, Young Earth Creationists, and all other Pseudo Science nonsense
Feb 13
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"Tom, sorry if I missed the private reply. I haven't checked in here for a few days. I freely admit I have no detailed competence in the field of plasma universe physics. My comments were off the cuff based on what little I knew,,which is pretty…"
Feb 10
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"I didn't really resent anything, I was only tongue in cheek . I once had a histology professor tell me he was in favor of taking the worst freshman student of each semester out on the drill field and publicly shooting him as an example to the…"
Feb 6
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"Tom: Yes, I am very familiar with inductive vs deductive reasoning. As a professional scientist I should hope so! I am not so familiar with the plasma universe hypothesis (I am a biologist who believes science is science regardless of…"
Feb 5
John Elder replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"It is surprising to me that amidst all this discussion of  inductive and deductive reasoning, hypotheses and theories about the Bang, everyone seems to have missed the point of the science. Of course the Bang is NOT a theory. Theory is a tested…"
Feb 5
tom sarbeck replied to John Elder's discussion Scientist protest walk on Washingtone
"John, and Joan, I have long suspected that masochism is genetic and passed from mothers to daughters. I'm just finishing Cindy Meston's and David Buss' book, Why Women Have Sex, and thinking the behavior is less common, though still…"
Jan 30
John Elder replied to John Elder's discussion Scientist protest walk on Washingtone
"Thanks Joan. Your reply makes me wonder why women especially are not out there raging against this social trend. Like you I come from a far different past and know all too well the drudgery and limited lives of many women in less modern…"
Jan 30
John Elder replied to John Elder's discussion Scientist protest walk on Washingtone
"Yea, oh yea! But I Fear it is as unlikely as you imply."
Jan 30
tom sarbeck replied to John Elder's discussion Scientist protest walk on Washingtone
"Joan, war might end when science can cure and prevent antisocial personality disorder, now aka psychopathy, sociopathy or narcissism."
Jan 30
Joan Denoo replied to John Elder's discussion Scientist protest walk on Washingtone
"John! so powerfully and wonderfully written, I have goosebumps up my spine. Just reading it I overcame my moment of despair and you lifted me to a higher plane. I remember all too well the life of my grandmothers; my life is far easier because…"
Jan 30

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About Me:
Evolutionary and molecular biologist
Professor / Valdosta State University
Interest in fishes/ marine biology/ ecology/conservation biology/science education.
My hobbies are motorcycles, mechanics, painting land and seascapes, reading and outdoor activities.
I grew up as a Virginia tobacco farmer and was a mechanic prior to returning to university complete my education and follow a career in biological science.

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