Re: WAS: Re: Economic (ignorance) Nativism and me

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 11:35:56 MST

Yes, there are two seasons in Seattle: generally sunny and generally
shitty. During the generally shitty season, regular weekend excursions
above the cloud layer to go skiing at Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, or
Crystal Mountain generally serves to alleviate SAD symptoms. May thru
September is quite nice, about the nicest of anyplace anywhere, much
like the Bay Area is September to April normally.

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Mark Walker wrote:
> > I didn't realize Seattle now has season variation. :)
> Cloudy (normally) from Sept. through April. Bad for seasonal
> affective disorder (which I may or may not have) -- hopefully
> genetic testing will tell sometime soon.
> > The idea would be to attempt to create better scientists in the sense
> > that they come up with a better TOE. If the experiment succeeds then
> > we reject the null hypothesis, > if the experiment fails then we accept
> > the null hypothesis.
> The point I was, perhaps unsuccessfully, trying to make is that
> when the theories get to the point that you have to scratch this
> universe and/or create a new one to run the experiment, the pursuit
> of TOE(s) gets rather pointless precisely because you can't test them.
> (I assume that even as 'gods' we don't get to create universes --
> though we do get to take this one 'to the limits' (which is very very
> far indeed)).
> Cool though that you are doing dissertations on areas like this and
> presenting them to academics less aware of the ideas.
> As Max would say -- Onward!
> Robert

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