I will not name the skeptic that is constantly and consistently reading my posts and attacking me, but I do want “he, she, or it” to know that they certainly can attack me for my beliefs but it would be best if “he, she, or it” has something better than this…
Let me preface my remarks by saying that “he, she, or it” must be inept in more ways than one, because “he, she, or it” said that “he, she, or it” tried to leave a comment but could not.
Now, just so there is no misunderstanding, “he, she, or its” exact words were, “I tried to post a comment to your post “Let’s get our facts straight”, but when I submit, I’m informed that I need to be logged in to comment, but I can’t see any way to log in.”
Anyway, that alone may explain why “he, she, or it” cannot read nor understand scientific notation. I know it is a difficult concept to grasp, especially when you are incapable of figuring out how to log in to post a comment, but it is really not that difficult: Here is the basic lesson – 10 raised to the 1st power is simply 10; 10 to the 2nd power (notated as 102) and is computed as 10 x 10 which equals 100; 103 is equivalent to 10 x 10 x 10 or 1,000, and so forth.
Now “he, she, or it” said this in an email to me:
“Your reading comprehension is on stunning form as usual. This is what the article *actually* says:
‘A universal common ancestor is at least 102,860 times more probable than having multiple ancestors, Theobald calculates.’ “
Well, it appears that my blog reader not only needs help in how to log in to post a comment on my blog, but needs a basic understanding of how to read scientific notation and when not to open “his, her, or its” mouth.
The article states “A universal common ancestor is at least 102,860 times more probable…”
The problem I see with “he, she, or it” constantly railing away at me about my posts is this. If “he, she, or it” has something credible to say, then say it. But if “he, she, or it” cannot even understand that 102,860 is different from 102,860, and not just a little different, but WAY different, then maybe “he, she, or it” should stick to reading something simple like The Cat in the Hat!