Jos Gibbons commented on the post, A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin… 6 months ago
Ms Pearson should have known that the only acceptable thing to do after a suicide bomber detonates beside the European Commission is to acclaim the Commission as one of the few entities able to keep us safe.
The sarcasm is unwarranted. Safety isn’t all-or-nothing; one must view things statistically. In the Western world, there are few causes…[Read more]
Jos Gibbons commented on the post, Lawmakers blast Georgia Baptist leader for Hitler comparison 6 months, 2 weeks ago
So they’re making a comparison to one of the least awful things that Hitler did.
Jos Gibbons commented on the post, New Biggest Prime Number = 2 to the 74 Mil … Uh, It’s Big 8 months, 1 week ago
The fraction of positive integers less than N that are prime is approximately log N.
There are a few primality tests with various pros and cons, and they mostly only show something is a probable prime. Mersenne […]
Since feminism is another discussion, I won’t explain in this thread how you’re simplifying the “but:” example you give. (If you cared you could probably google it.) But how we treat people does have a bearing on […]
A sense of proportion is important – that’s part of what my post was about. But no such sense is an excuse for our own transgressions – that’s what else my post was about. Take the speck out of your own eye while […]
Whenever atheism is criticised for statistically real flaws in the atheist movement that nonetheless pale in comparison to the religious equivalent, we should learn two lessons from that. (In this example, you try […]