1600 people is plenty for a very accurate statistical analysis.
But coming back to the large percentage of US citizens who believe that a higher power guided human evolution, I wonder how many of those don’t actually believe it was a god but alien visitors who came to Earth in the past. I know Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick haven’t been part of the mainstream media for decades now, but they certainly had an impact on people’s modern beliefs.
I don’t fully agree here. They also never say where they conducted the survey. As I said, large cities and small cities would generate vastly different results.
After I started reading the links the user provided I found this:
“It’s important to note that our international surveys have used a different approach to ask about evolution, so results are not directly comparable to our new U.S. survey”
If I can add another layer to my “anecdotal evidence”, I’m also not aware of anybody in Europe trying to ban evolution from being taught in public schools.
And I want to clarify something for other Americans reading this pointless conversation - I’m not bashing on the US. The US is a great country that gave all the world many goodies, like the computer I’m writing this on. And I enjoy my stay every time I’m there.
I’m just saying that statistics can present something as a “fact”, but statistics could be twisted and manipulated. Statistics are not fact themselves. They just present data, on the basis of which we can or cannot conclude if something is a fact.
For example, I’ve seen statistic that show black people on average have lower IQ than white people. Should I take this as a fact, or should I at least investigate the methods which they used to came up with this result?
I only quoted you, must have had the quotes mixed up. Someone got a refund and a light they didn’t order so that means they got a light for free that they didn’t pay for. That’s the facts. Paypals stance or not that’s means someone got a light for free.
I’ve not said anything that should be taken as confrontational.
What is your definition of ‘developed countries’?
The modern flat earth movement was started in England.
It merely reflects how complicated polling can be, and the importance of asking the right questions.
The melody for Mila Rodino was written in the 1800s, when it was re-adopted in the 1960s the lyrics were changed in the later versus. The point being that a national anthem that was allowed by the communists was almost certainly not going to have a mention of a god.
Given the population of Bulgaria at the time that is pretty large sample size. A 95% confidence level with a margin of error of +/- 4% would have been achievable with fewer than half that number.
Remember that there are lots of people paying attention when they hear multiple members mention that they are having problems with a vendor . Whether it's Neal,lumintop,astrolux,gearbest or Bangood ... You may feel like you're all alone and no one cares that you're getting the screws put to you or being ignored by a vendor.
This isn't just a lack of communication on their part , it's a loud and clear warning to us all .
Maybe putting this into the correct area would help new people that are considering shopping from these dealers .
I have ongoing contact with Sofirn/Wurkkos with whom I work. Contacts never interrupted in these weeks.
I’m ordering and getting confirmations from many Chinese stores.
I find it strange that Neal, despite not being able to reach the workplace, is not able to communicate with his buyers (like Giancarlo) from home.
It would be nice if Neal gets things worked out soon. I would like to order several more lights from him especially the FW1A Pro but I still have not heard from him about my NI40 I ordered on January 31st. I’ll give him a few more weeks but after that all I can do is retract my payment. I think 7 weeks is more then fare and patient.
- end of November everything was agreed upon, you might call it an order
- mid December I was still waiting for a tracking code
- around Xmas I was told the item would be restocked by December 31rd
- then all silence broke loose, even after numerous PM’s
and I know he/she is around, for in the meantime he/she has posted here
I could show you a copy of my PM history,
but unlike some I think they are called Private Messages for a reason.
Though this is (one of) the Neil Bash thread(s), it’s not about Neil.
It’s about someone working for a big seller, who does employ replacements.
But it’s only about a flashlight, and I have more of them lying around. Just in case.
And I can be patient, as long as the 180 day PP limit is not reached.
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