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This isn't exactly a case of an inverted (or rotated) spectrum, but there may be some people who can discriminate between more colors than the average person, in the way that some birds and insects can. Look up "tetrachromacy." As Holdfast points out, the colors we experience aren't "there" in the world, they're a function of our perceptual apparatus. Anything with a different apparatus may well experience things differently. As to whether these experiences are...
This essay by one of Popper's students gives a pretty comprehensive overview of his thought in its later stages, particularly as it applies to the concept of objectivity in science, and has a very comprehensive bibliography to boot. I'm not a specialist in the philosophy of science, but I think it's a good introduction: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/people/associates/miller/foreword2009.pdf
Interesting that the estimate in Case in Point is roughly 50% of that number. Sure, it's not off by an order of magnitude or more, but still hardly an accurate estimate.
Well, it depends on what sense of "superior" you mean. If you want a watch that you can "set and forget" and that will keep reasonable accuracy over a long period of time, then quartz may well suit your preferences better.The reason that people who are into watches rate mechanical timepieces (including both automatic and manual-wind watches) higher than electronic quartz watches is that the former category can represent a much higher level of craftsmanship than the latter....
I've taught at two schools in the UK, both of which required jacket & tie for male teachers. I tended to wear suits and sportcoat/trouser ensembles with roughly equal frequency. Both schools were in the independent sector and had fairly hefty boarding components, as well as uniforms or very stringent dress codes for pupils. If you're going to work in the state sector, or at a less "traditional" private school, your mileage may vary, but I did get the impression that ties...
These "Cognitive Dissonance" threads just get sillier and sillier. I hope you are paying that phrase extra. In any event, two points: a) Where have you picked up this idea that leather buttons are outdated? I think you've just pulled it out of thin air. While they may often appear on garments whose other features (e.g., very low gorges, heavily-padded shoulders,single or no vents) are currently out of style, or that they are typically associated with tweeds and other...
I think we may have gone to the same high school, though I am of a post-millennial vintage. In any event, I agree that our graduation attire was certainly more classic than the prevailing trend toward brightly colored polyester robes...unfortunately my high-school hairstyle did not have the same aesthetic longevity, so I'm unlikely to look back on photos from the event with complete admiration in the years to come.
Yeah, it's all self-reported, though C2 does have methods of verifying that the row took place (hence the IND_V indication in the far right column) and I think world records still have to be done on a "publicly accessible" rowing machine. As you can see by browsing the profiles on the rankings, most of the participants are club-level rowers or hobbyists--though there are quite a few impressive times, almost no international rowers participate in the ranking system.
Quote: Originally Posted by rjmaiorano Can anyone remind me the proper or most efficient way to be pushing through your feet during the stroke? Back in college I was pretty much all off my toes, engaging mostly my quads. I never really pushed through my heels to get my glutes really engaged. Now I'm trying to start with the ball of my foot and finish with my heel (It's hard for me to keep my heel down at the catch). Does this sound...
Quote: Originally Posted by MetroStyles 2) Can get an education at an EU school for free/low cost? Is this true? How much would it cost to get an education at such a school if you were not an EU citizen? Generally there are residency requirements to fulfill before you qualify for the EU rate. Something like three years out of the previous five in my experience looking at schools in the UK and Ireland, but that's residency anywhere in the...
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