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Beyond Belief / Re: Miracles vs. Science
« Last post by jfb on January 17, 2019, 11:47:37 AM »
A miracle reported reported on a theological blog from a far off country is a pretty good candidate for being skeptical that the event actually occurred.

I wouldn't characterize Arizona as a "far off country", at least not by geographical standards.
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General Discussion / Re: Chang'e 4
« Last post by bknight on January 16, 2019, 10:16:22 PM »
Wow.

Just wow!

Is the crater that the lander was heading toward just prior to pitch over have a name or is it too small?
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by bknight on January 16, 2019, 04:35:03 PM »
Back to the point....  I assume this PhD person is not going to be gracing us with his presence?

Probably knows that his observations and all would not stand up to the scrutiny of a forum where his anomalies will actively be shot down, his methods destroyed and  his observations be negated.  It is easy to post a lot of BS where there are no challenges.
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by Dalhousie on January 16, 2019, 03:52:11 PM »
Back to the point....  I assume this PhD person is not going to be gracing us with his presence?
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by Dalhousie on January 16, 2019, 03:51:26 PM »
I fell into mine by accident. When you focus all your efforts on getting the best Bachelor's degree you can you kind of get stuck in a groove. Finishing exams and study took away everything I'd been focused on. There was an offer on the table of paid employment at my university doing field work for a project, there was funding in that project for a PhD et voila, one easy way of not having to make any complicated career decisions for a few years! :D

I did too, more or less.  Always thought I would do more study at some stage, but only a masters.  Then I lost my job, there was an industry down turn and new ones were not to be had.I approached a local uni that welcomed me enthusiastically and soon upgraded my masters to a PhD.

It was a lot of fun(as well as hard work) and don't regret it.  Even though I have never really worked in that particular field again, except as a sideline.

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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by gillianren on January 16, 2019, 11:36:32 AM »
I'd love to get a PhD, but between financial issues and health issues, it's likely not going to ever happen.  And if it did, a PhD in English wouldn't be the most helpful thing in these discussions.  Though Gods know enough conspiracists could stand to at least take English 101.
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by Zakalwe on January 15, 2019, 05:09:43 PM »
I thought I recognised that place. I'm from Blackburn my friend

(Waves hello) 8)
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by onebigmonkey on January 15, 2019, 03:52:57 PM »
I'm amazed at you Drs.  When I finished by BS, all I wanted to do was go to work and start earning a salary, not to go to school.  Kudos to you obm, Jay(if you got a PhD) and any others on the board that have a PhD, from a lowly Bachelor of Science  :)

I fell into mine by accident. When you focus all your efforts on getting the best Bachelor's degree you can you kind of get stuck in a groove. Finishing exams and study took away everything I'd been focused on. There was an offer on the table of paid employment at my university doing field work for a project, there was funding in that project for a PhD et voila, one easy way of not having to make any complicated career decisions for a few years! :D
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by jfb on January 15, 2019, 03:03:03 PM »
Graduate study is a very different sort of animal.  It's much less about having things thrust upon you, and much more about letting you investigate things that genuinely interest you.

And this is how I ultimately realized grad school was never going to happen for me.  I enjoyed my CS classes, but there was nothing that really grabbed me in a way that would make me spend extra time researching for its own sake (except maybe computer graphics).  I found that I was happy coding during the day for a living, but in my spare time I wanted to do too many other things. 

I had a half-assed notion of wanting to teach (which would require a graduate degree of some kind), but I kept finding reasons not to apply, and before I knew it I was in my late 40s and realized that if it hasn't happened by now, it ain't gonna happen. 
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Shadow Analysis by a PHD.
« Last post by bknight on January 15, 2019, 02:56:58 PM »
Graduate study is a very different sort of animal.  It's much less about having things thrust upon you, and much more about letting you investigate things that genuinely interest you.

Like I indicated my interest was money.  ;D  Anyway do you have a Dr. attached to you?  I never have heard/known.
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