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  • #31
    Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

    Originally posted by dbirds
    Those numbers are all bogus!
    Estimates based on the evidence currently available. They may well be revised as more information is collected, but they are not bogus.

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    • #32
      Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

      Originally posted by Daisy
      Originally posted by dbirds
      Those numbers are all bogus!
      Estimates based on the evidence currently available. They may well be revised as more information is collected, but they are not bogus.
      The estimate is variable, but not by a very large degree. At the Hayden Planetarium (where Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is director), the estimate age of the universe is 13 billion years. When Dr. Carl Sagan presented Cosmos (1980), the estimate was 15 billion. As for the earth, I've heard and read estimates of anywhere between 4.3 billion and 4.8 billion, with the Moon perhaps 500 million years younger, some of its material having come from the Earth after an object the size of Mercury or Mars (or somewhere in between) smashing into it.

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      • #33
        Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

        'Flat-earthers' always amaze me . . . :shock:

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        • #34
          Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

          Originally posted by aaronk
          If most T&F people are Dems....and if Dems are brilliant, astute, and creative, etc etc......then WTF isn't our sport number ONE in this country??
          The average person is borderline functionally retarded.

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          • #35
            Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

            TN1965's explanation seems right on target, especially the global view.

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            • #36
              Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

              They can't find any fossils to corroborate these dates. Bunch of crazy guesses. A lot of scientists think they are a lot smarter than they really are

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              • #37
                Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

                Originally posted by Cooter Brown
                The average person is borderline functionally retarded.
                Actually, psychological studies have concluded that the average person, at 100 IQ, is surprising adept at succeeding in life and people with IQs (admittedly, an obsolete term) of 85 fully blend in with 'normal' society.

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                • #38
                  Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

                  Originally posted by dbirds
                  They can't find any fossils to corroborate these dates. Bunch of crazy guesses. A lot of scientists think they are a lot smarter than they really are
                  This is so absurd, there is no reasonable response. Do you realize that the geological strata establishing ages at different levels started with Hutton still in the 18th century, long before Darwin, long before Lyell, long before isotope dating?
                  "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                  by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                  • #39
                    Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

                    Originally posted by gh
                    Originally posted by BillVol
                    Someone on here said that most track people are Democrats. Why is that?
                    Of course the fact that "somebody said it" doesn't necessarily make it true.
                    Of course not. I should have written instead, "Why do you suppose this person believes this?" Or something like that.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

                      Dunno who said it but after nine years on this forum, I would make the same assumption.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Happy 4th! Political leanings of track people...

                        I would agree and think the demographics mentioned above have something to do with it. Also, many coaches are also teachers and more teachers are on the Democratic side of the aisle. One counter factor is that our sport is a meritocracy which I would argue fits well with conservative values.

                        The above being said, we are a diverse lot with plenty of folk on both sides of the aisle.

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