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by monkey_brain
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 126260

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

"McIntyre's "negativity" arrives via his expertise in statistical analysis which generally dwarfs the standard found in a typical climate science expert (how could it be otherwise). " Way massive assumptions here all around. Having a bachelors degree in mathematics does not mean that one has highly...
by monkey_brain
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 126260

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

...What are you left with? Not much. :namaste: Kim I'm left with nuance. I can't bear to part with it. McIntyre has likely prevented many mistakes in the past several years, just by being out there, and the climate science community being very well aware that he is out there. "I"s are being dotted ...
by monkey_brain
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 126260

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Errrm, it's a chart from a recent IPCC draft report. It proves nothing but certainly speaks to the issue of model projections from the recent past vs actual recorded temps, which in turn bears on the *pace* of increasing temperatures. Hi, MB, I can see it's a chart. I have no evidence that it's "fr...
by monkey_brain
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 126260

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

http://climateaudit.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/figure-1-5-sod-annotated3.png Look at the source before you trust the statistics, folks. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_Audit is far too kind. Let's hear the arguments, too, monkey_brain, not just see a picture. Tell us what it represe...
by monkey_brain
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anyone ever fallen asleep and witnessed it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: Anyone ever fallen asleep and witnessed it?

If we are not typically aware of the exact moment when we cross over into sleep, but only ever realise that we have fallen asleep *retrospectively*, then, it appears that sleep as such is never experienced as an object of present awareness but an object of recollection, of memory. Our conscious awa...
by monkey_brain
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 30418

Re: global warming

Just about every aspect of modern climatology is affected by AGW. Numbers will depend on your definition of "climatologist". 1200 volunteered to contribute to the latest IPCC report (see http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/ar5.html ) and they would have been among the most highly qualified ... give each of...
by monkey_brain
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 30418

Re: global warming

Hi, Alex, I would be really happy if you could finish by saying either (1) why you think your own knowledge, your own research and your own "found it on the internet" factoids outweigh the combined research of thousands of fully trained, hardworking and conscientious climatologists; or (2) that you...
by monkey_brain
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 30418

Re: global warming

Hi, Alex, I would be really happy if you could finish by saying either (1) why you think your own knowledge, your own research and your own "found it on the internet" factoids outweigh the combined research of thousands of fully trained, hardworking and conscientious climatologists; or (2) that you...
by monkey_brain
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Unpleaseant Breath...
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: Unpleaseant Breath...

I am actually beginning to feel that the sensation of the breath entering/leaving is unpleaseant. Its really cold here in the UK right now and the very cold breath entering particularly is putting me off....anyone else had this? BB... Mine is sometimes unpleasant in a different way. Sometimes, at t...
by monkey_brain
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: staying awake during meditation, non standard ideas welcome.
Replies: 50
Views: 5846

Re: staying awake during meditation, non standard ideas welcome.

i have LOTS of dreams, full on audio, visual experiences just like waking life (as opposed too little mini dreams and images that can happen in light sleep). i used too write them down and got up too three whole notebook pages each morning. you only have these kinds of dreams during REM, which is t...
by monkey_brain
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: staying awake during meditation, non standard ideas welcome.
Replies: 50
Views: 5846

Re: staying awake during meditation, non standard ideas welcome.

Sleep debt in the presence of what should be adequate sleep amounts indicates a possible sleep pathology. Hi monkey_brain, "Sleep debt" implies there's an ideal amount/type of sleep; and associating sleep problems with pathology is really pushing it. Best, Daniel It implies individual needs. And by...
by monkey_brain
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: staying awake during meditation, non standard ideas welcome.
Replies: 50
Views: 5846

Re: staying awake during meditation, non standard ideas welcome.

lol! that's the one thing from the "nodding" sutta that i have not tried! but even when i have awoken from a good solid nights rest and become totally awake for the day and then i sit, i can still fall asleep, easy. Nonstimulating or sedentary activities don't cause sleepiness, they *unmask* it. If...
by monkey_brain
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Starting to nod off during meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 4174

Re: Starting to nod off during meditation

Just a hopeful note from my own (still immature) practice. Sleepiness/drowsiness was the most common issue in the first 4-6 months of my sitting practice. Now, 18 months into it, it is an extremely uncommon guest. Nor did I really do or change anything that might have been a "solution" to it. It jus...