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Old 11-14-2012, 11:57 AM   #21
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I trade stock for a private firm

I actually found this video on one of the trading blogs I follow.

http://www.zentrader.ca/blog/?p=15836

But I guess if wall st. traders watch this stuff it must be totally bunk...
no wonder the stock market is dropping right now. The traders are watching this crap instead of real financial news.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:59 AM   #22
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What qualifies someone as a physicist or a doctor? A piece of paper? Interest in the topic? Experience?

If anyone here can show the rest of us how they have consciousness or what they were before they were born on this planet then maybe they should speak up. Otherwise accept the fact that you have no effing idea about anything in this "reality" other than what has been spoon fed to you by "established" science/media etc.
Research the Higgs Boson and the Miller-Urey experiment.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:00 PM   #23
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Do any people in Mexico/Central America/South America self-identify as Mayan these days?
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Do any people in Mexico/Central America/South America self-identify as Mayan these days?
yes, amazingly enough. I'm still not sure if it's on par with identifying as "Persian" or not, but I think it's close.
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yes, amazingly enough. I'm still not sure if it's on par with identifying as "Persian" or not, but I think it's close.
Interesting. Is it a recent trend or has it been going on for a long time?

Oh, hey: I know! I'll go google it myself.
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From what I know there are mixed breeds between people that come from the Mayan line of decent and a different, more current, line. They're viewed badly like a half-blood from Harry Potter.
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Interesting. Is it a recent trend or has it been going on for a long time?

Oh, hey: I know! I'll go google it myself.
you win a gold star for the day.

I remember the question coming up in my Latin American history class, and that was back in 2004.
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I trade stock for a private firm

I actually found this video on one of the trading blogs I follow.

http://www.zentrader.ca/blog/?p=15836

But I guess if wall st. traders watch this stuff it must be totally bunk...
A lot of commodities traders have zero formal education, so yeah, I would be quick to disregard anything they have to say regarding the sciences. Just because a person trades stocks and writes a blog does not mean they have even the slightest insight to any formal science. And even if it was someone with formal math training such as a quant, I would still take what they have to say with a HUGE grain of salt. They may understand some higher level math but that doesn't qualify them to speak on physics. Finance is not a science, and if you've read any history of financial analytics then you'll know that some very intelligent people failed at attempting to treat it as such.
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yes, amazingly enough. I'm still not sure if it's on par with identifying as "Persian" or not, but I think it's close.
Mayans are genetically different than other groups indigenous to the area. There are still many communities made up of 100% pure-blood mayans. So yes, they are still around lol. Their language, food, religion, customs, etc... all still exist. The only thing that they have lost through history is their written language. When the Spanish came, they destroyed almost every written document.

Persia was an empire composed of many different types of people.
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Mayans are genetically different than other groups indigenous to the area. There are still many communities made up of 100% pure-blood mayans. So yes, they are still around lol. Their language, food, religion, customs, etc... all still exist. The only thing that they have lost through history is their written language. When the Spanish came, they destroyed almost every written document.

Persia was an empire composed of many different types of people.
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You honkeys are so ignorant and can be so insensitive toward minorities
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A lot of commodities traders have zero formal education, so yeah, I would be quick to disregard anything they have to say regarding the sciences. Just because a person trades stocks and writes a blog does not mean they have even the slightest insight to any formal science. And even if it was someone with formal math training such as a quant, I would still take what they have to say with a HUGE grain of salt. They may understand some higher level math but that doesn't qualify them to speak on physics. Finance is not a science, and if you've read any history of financial analytics then you'll know that some very intelligent people failed at attempting to treat it as such.
I answered your question. I did not say that traders were scientists.

I put these ideas and videos out there to expand people's thinking a little bit. Just because your society says one thing does not mean it is correct. Some cultures have unbroken verbal chains of knowledge going back thousands of years. 95% of westerners dont even know a damn thing about their grandparents a few generations back or where their families came from...Heritage has been all but whiped from modern society and then we shun the people around the world that have kept their heritage and we call them "primitive" or "tribal" as if they are some lesser being with no real knowledge. What if it's the other way around?

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I answered your question. I did not say that traders were scientists.

I put these ideas and videos out there to expand people's thinking a little bit. Just because your society says one thing does not mean it is correct. Some cultures have unbroken verbal chains of knowledge going back thousands of years. 95% of westerners dont even know a damn thing about their grandparents a few generations back or where their families came from...Heritage has been all but whiped from modern society and then we shun the people around the world that have kept their heritage and we call them "primitive" or "tribal" as if they are some lesser being with no real knowledge. What if it's the other way around?
wait... oral tradition trumps school education when it comes to particle physics?
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I could imagine there are purple horses that have never been proven, doesn't mean thinking outside of the box ignorantly is beneficial.
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if they'd just stop being minorities and start becoming extinctities, then they wouldn't have that problem, now would they?
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Drex, why do you post these things here. No one buys it? All that ever happens are a bunch of people that tell you you're wrong and crazy.
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wait... oral tradition trumps school education when it comes to particle physics?
wait...a textbook or scientific journal written by someone you've never even met trumps inner knowing?
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wait...a textbook or scientific journal written by someone you've never even met trumps inner knowing?
so what is your intuition telling you about particle physics today?
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wait...a textbook or scientific journal written by someone you've never even met trumps inner knowing?
I didn't know Ben Franklin, but I'm pretty sure electricity is real. Your logic is more flawed than your beliefs.
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