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Comment: Re:translating for the athiests. (Score 1) 144

by irrational_design (#47416631) Attached to: Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles
I think that is is wishful thinking in your narrow-worldview. I have one uncle that is a tenured professor of physics (though he also has a PHD in chemistry) at a major university and is openly religious. He spoke at the funeral of my grandfather and nobody who heard him speak would think he was atheist. I have another uncle that is a top research scientist a Fortune 100 company. Likewise he is a believing scientist. I have other relatives that are doctors, engineers, etc that likewise are religious.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 741

by irrational_design (#35782596) Attached to: Could You Pass Harvard's Entrance Exam From 1869?
This is so true. I have a coworker who is currently working on her masters in communication. She tells hilarious stories about the teachers and fellow students who have never actually worked outside of an academic environment and their concept of what it is like to work in a business environment. They have these ideas about how they can bring up theoretical constructs in business meetings and that these contributions will be greatly received. When they turn to my coworker for confirmation and she tells them that it will never go over in the real world they flat out don't believe her.

Comment: library (Score 2) 445

by irrational_design (#35431474) Attached to: Crime Writer Makes a Killing With 99 Cent E-Books
There are four books I currently have on hold from the library. Some of them I am something like 145th in line. It will be many months, at least, before it is my turn for most of the books. But I'm willing to wait that long to borrow them from the library rather than buy them (in digital or analog format). But, if they were available for .99 right now I would buy all four in a heartbeat. I might even buy two of them at 1.99. But, at least for me, anything above that will see me waiting for them to come in at the library.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)