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Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 09-27-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,657
Posted By Herodotus
I had believed it was part of the general...

I had believed it was part of the general movement of the CAS to hide their information and decision-making from the SOA. I am now less certain of that.

It is a very unfortunate change, whyever it...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 12,823
Posted By Herodotus
No. Hunter gatherers women, both in history and...

No. Hunter gatherers women, both in history and in pre-history, bring in the majority of a family's calories. It is harder to split the contributions of farming families, but women contributed...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By Herodotus
Yes. The Chinese and Jewish calendars are...

Yes. The Chinese and Jewish calendars are lunar/solar hybrids, and stay fixed with regard to the seasons. The Islamic calendar is a pure lunar calendar. It runs a little faster than the solar...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,753
Posted By Herodotus
Alcohol enhances angiogenesis, the formation of...

Alcohol enhances angiogenesis, the formation of new capillaries:
http://cardiovascres.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2008/05/18/cvr.cvn108
That can be beneficial if you have heart disease...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-20-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 46,132
Posted By Herodotus
:wave:

:wave:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,791
Posted By Herodotus
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,322
Posted By Herodotus
I knew Socrates. I taught Socrates with my...

I knew Socrates. I taught Socrates with my books. Socrates was a friend of mine. TZK, you're no Socrates.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-30-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,848
Posted By Herodotus
I know a bit about making up details to keep your...

I know a bit about making up details to keep your history entertaining. But I also know when not to lie, and when not to be lazy. Brown is lazy in his made up details. The more you know about any...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-26-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Herodotus
In my travels, I have visited the Jews, as well...

In my travels, I have visited the Jews, as well as other interesting and exotic peoples. Here are some of my observations:

Orthodox Jewish views are not determined by the Jewish pope, nor any...
Forum: Surveys 09-29-2003, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By Herodotus
Back in our glory days, we simply considered...

Back in our glory days, we simply considered ourselves religious folks. Many of us were followers of one or more gods - I was always partial to Athena, but Pan, Apollo, Hera, all had their...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-13-2003, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By Herodotus
You greatly underestimate the movement of the...

You greatly underestimate the movement of the consevative end of the rubber band. A few hundred years ago, the conservative church was very concerned with the divine rights of kings, and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-17-2002, 03:29 PM
Replies: 68
Poll: Need Advice
Views: 4,415
Posted By Herodotus
I have studied this question from several angles...

I have studied this question from several angles and have reached a few conclusions:

1) The medical evidence comes in slightly in favor of circumcision. However, while the expected medical...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-17-2002, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Herodotus
It used to be rather common for rural vacation...

It used to be rather common for rural vacation developments to include "common areas" which weren't actually owned by the abbutters. It's possible that's what this developer intended to do.
It's...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-27-2002, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By Herodotus
Holy scriptures are almost always worth reading. ...

Holy scriptures are almost always worth reading. After all, they have enough in them to found a whole religion.

The Bible is full of fascinating stories - Job, Abraham & Isaac, Lot and his...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-11-2002, 01:04 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 19,685
Posted By Herodotus
I believe every great religion contains more...

I believe every great religion contains more teachings than any one age can use. So in Medieval times, the major lesson from the Christian Bible was one of knowing ones place. Excessive wealth and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-06-2002, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,219
Posted By Herodotus
You really want Gregor for this one, but until he...

You really want Gregor for this one, but until he shows up, here is the result of my studies:

1a) Jews are less interested in whether Jesus lived than are Christians. There is some historical...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-23-2002, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,214
Views: 230,935
Posted By Herodotus
Callmecrazy2: I am not the believer you...

Callmecrazy2:

I am not the believer you called for, but I am a student of human condition, so perhaps I can help:

1) Just because God understands you doesn't mean he approves. You may...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-16-2002, 12:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,969
Posted By Herodotus
What an interesting holy spirit, to say different...

What an interesting holy spirit, to say different and incompatible things to this group of people ardently striving to understand it.

Mel - If you are interested in Major World Religions that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-09-2002, 08:51 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 11,573
Posted By Herodotus
Polygamy mostly happens in places where there is...

Polygamy mostly happens in places where there is a large disparity of wealth/power among men, and women are economic assets. In places where a woman with kids costs more to keep than she brings in,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-06-2002, 01:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,208
Posted By Herodotus
"Naturlamb" (sp?) still sells the same product. ...

"Naturlamb" (sp?) still sells the same product. It is less effective than latex (especially to contain viruses) but more effective than nothing. The syphilis organism is large enough that it was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-06-2002, 01:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,969
Posted By Herodotus
Which leads back to the question I started with -...

Which leads back to the question I started with - why do Mormons want other people to call them Christian? Would they (or those on this board) be satisfied if other people said "The Church of the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-06-2002, 12:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,208
Posted By Herodotus
Condoms (made from a piece of lamb intestine...

Condoms (made from a piece of lamb intestine that's about the right size and shape) were used to avoid infection with STDs (primarily syphilis) around that time. Separate beds were a popular method...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-04-2002, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,191
Posted By Herodotus
Shekky, The expulsions and the inquisition were...

Shekky, The expulsions and the inquisition were two faces of the same coin. I think it is fair to consider them as one.

Okay non-Catholics: Convert, or we'll steal all your stuff and drive you...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-04-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 11,573
Posted By Herodotus
Happy New Year, Mel. I am not Christian, and...

Happy New Year, Mel.

I am not Christian, and have no strong interest is who is or isn't Christian. (I am, of course, a Greek, and while I give all the gods thier due, my primary worship is...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-02-2002, 01:36 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 11,573
Posted By Herodotus
Thanks, Thought. You've hit some of the big ones.

Thanks, Thought. You've hit some of the big ones.
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