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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:58   

Quote (Steviepinhead @ Dec. 21 2006,19:05)
There's definitely a Central Valley thing resonating here too.  *koff koff*  OK, enough with the heat, dust, and pesticides, already!

Don't forget Valley Fever!  I had it once when I worked on a cotton farm in Bakersfield.

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"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."

L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,20:21   

Born and raised in Rochester NY.  I have been in Norman, OK for 10 years now after short stints in Boynton Beach, FL and Reading, PA and a longer stop in Columbus OH.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
lawman



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,20:51   

surfacing briefly. am from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, born and raised here.
interestingly, there has been a bit of flap recently as some parents have discovered that "religionist" authors have inserted "..living things were created by God.." into a primary school text book. the minister of education has promised to look into the matter and resolve swiftly. will keep you updated on how that turns out....

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,21:21   

Quote (creeky belly @ Dec. 21 2006,16:39)
Seattle

Sounds like a couple of us are at the U perhaps....

Yep, finished undergrad there in 2005, now am in grad school, Pathobiology department.

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"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?" -Calvin

  
Art



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,21:39   

Illinois. Maine. Morocco. Germany. The Upper Peninsula. Texas. EMass.  NYC.  Kentucky.

"Where are you from?"  A question that stumps me every time.

   
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,21:43   

Philthadelphia, born and raised in the City of Brotherly Shove.

Good hunk of my adult life in Huntington WV.

Last two + years in Jacksonville, NC.

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I think I might love you. Don't tell Deadman -Wolfhound

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snoeman



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,23:20   

Seattle.

Still get headaches every time I remember the DI is based here...

  
blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,23:39   

Born in Alamosa, CO.  Basically a Kansas Citian most of my life, the saner Missouri side.  Have lived in Florida (Orlando and the armpit of the world--Daytona Beach) and now basically live in hotel rooms all across America.

Someone tell me AFDave isn't living in KC, please?  Please.

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But I get the trick question- there isn't any such thing as one molecule of water. -JoeG

And scientists rarely test theories. -Gary Gaulin

   
Robert O'Brien



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,00:21   

I am from San Mateo County, California. I have lived in CA all of my life except for brief stays in a few other states which I did not much care for.

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bfish



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,00:37   

I, too, am a California boy. Born and raised in Pasadena (Deadman, I know of which parrots you speak), spent four years north of Chicago, got to live in Toronto for a year, and for the last several years have lived near San Francisco, whose sparkling lights I see shimmering across the bay from my office window.

Ne'er so much as stepped foot in Florida.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,01:52   

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[...] a few other states which I did not much care for [...]


I quite liked Hogtown and would go back in a heartbeat given a good opportunity. I'm sorry you didn't find it appealing.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on Dec. 22 2006,01:53

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mcc



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,02:58   

Either Houston or San Jose, depending on what you mean by "from".

  
Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,03:06   

I'm from Northern England near Manchester (not NH). The English garden party thread brought back several repressed memories from my childhood.

  
keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,03:47   

SF Bay area via Indiana, Oregon, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Venice Beach (which is a different world altogether).

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Please stop putting words into my mouth that don't belong there and thoughts into my mind that don't belong there. -- KF

  
Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,03:57   

Cape Town, South Africa. Best city in the world...

  
Altabin



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,04:05   

Born UK (Bristol); childhood and adolescence in New Zealand; UK for grad school and real life for a decade or so; now in Indiana; on leave in Italy!

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bystander



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,04:38   

Aussie boy, Born and bred in Sydney and moved 140km south when the beaches got too crowded.

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,05:32   

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Us Americans being very America-centric, I tend to think of everyone here as being American,


When you come out with remarks like:    
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somewhere it Europe, which means little.

that does not surprise me! :D  :D  :D

Warwickshire, UK originally, near Stratford-upon-Avon, (actually nearer Redditch, which older fans of Rick Mayall will, of course remember), Now just on the edge of the Pyrenees in Southern France.

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,06:06   

Born in Liverpool, at age 4 moved to Wigan (both in NorthWest England).  Ages 16-40 was in the army (so all over the World).
Then 3 months in Afghanistan and now in Windsor SouthEast England.

  
improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,08:18   

Quote (MidnightVoice @ Dec. 21 2006,17:49)
But now I am in Iowa for a while, via Cornell (and in case there any Iowans here, I mean the other Cornell, the one in upstate NY   :)

I'm in upstate NY now (and probably will be for a while).  More specifically, I'm in the city that finally sold its #!@&*!# ferry last night.

And oddly enough I, went to college in Iowa at the other other Cornell - Grinnell College.

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Quote (afdave @ Oct. 02 2006,18:37)
Many Jews were in comfortable oblivion about Hitler ... until it was too late.
Many scientists will persist in comfortable oblivion about their Creator ... until it is too late.

  
keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,08:59   

Quote (stevestory @ Dec. 21 2006,16:34)
And of course our Strine friend K.E.


k.e.,

I can't believe you let Steve get away with calling you "Strine."

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And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number. -- Joe G

Please stop putting words into my mouth that don't belong there and thoughts into my mind that don't belong there. -- KF

  
ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,09:22   

I live in Lexington, Massachusetts.  Grew up in Upstate New York, then moved around a bit to Florida, Phoenix Arizona, and Tuebingen Germany before settling in the Boston area.

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"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
Richard Simons



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,09:32   

Grew up mainly near Manchester, England. Then in Wales (Bangor, Aberystwyth). Since then mainly Canada (Ontario,  Manitoba, Alberta) but with 6 years in Namibia (which I'd happily go back to if the pay were half-way decent). Now in Manitoba, bracing myself for the winter (which is always way too cold, even if it is sunny).

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All sweeping statements are wrong.

  
Wonderpants



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,09:54   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Dec. 22 2006,06:06)
now in Windsor SouthEast England.

Hey, I can see your house from here! (Kew)  :D

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Fundamentalism in a nutshell:
"There are a lot of things I have concluded to be wrong, without studying them in-depth. Evolution is one of them. The fact that I don't know that much about it does not bother me in the least."

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,10:21   

Grew up in NJ, spent a total of 12 years in Montana snowboarding and attending grad school off and on, recently moved to the Boston area.

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,10:29   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Dec. 21 2006,20:21)
Born and raised in Rochester NY.  I have been in Norman, OK for 10 years now after short stints in Boynton Beach, FL and Reading, PA and a longer stop in Columbus OH.

I know Rochester well.  Go Bills!!

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
bourgeois_rage



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,10:40   

Born in Toledo, OH and now I live in Cincinnati, OH. How boring!

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Ved



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,10:46   

Born in Charlottesville, VA... raised in Bucks County, PA. Now I'm in Philly. Nice and small for a big city...

  
lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,11:19   

Born in L.A. (not "Lower Alabama", but the real L.A.) and raised in the Panama Canal Zone. Lived since then in Sewanee Tennessee, located on the Cumberland Plateau (don't blink-you'll miss us!;) and still wonder how in the world I ended up here. Place grows on you, though.

I had no idea I was in the (virtual) presence of such an international bunch!

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,11:33   

Simply put, now live in London, UK.

Ripped untimely from my mother's womb in Poole, Dorset, UK. In Poole and environs until 18 then a host of UK locations over the last 14 years including (but not limited to) Leicester, Cambridge, Nottingham, Sittingbourne, Canterbury, London, Sandwich, Bath. Spent about year in Buffalo, NY (94/95, during the period when the Bills kept making it to the superbowl and messing it up), with brief periods in NYC and SF. Travelled all over the US except for the NW corner. Travelled all over Europe and love the place.

Louis

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