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Hello from North Carolina

#1  Postby Chief Engineer » May 25, 2022 12:51 pm

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I am a retired mechanical engineer who migrated from a Methodist youth to an Atheistic adulthood. I feel my first skeptical feelings were when I was taught, by a very good Earth Science Teacher, (Mr. Robertson) that the earth was billions of years old, and he showed us some of the typical tools used to prove this fact.

I have debated/discussed a lot of the topics I see on this forum, can't say I have a new perspective to add, but I keep looking for that kernel of an idea that can be used to bring more people out of their superstition based decision making.

My hobbies are restoration of old Honda motorcycles and tinkering with old stereo equipment. Background time wasting is accomplished in my yard and garden.

For those of you not retired yet, you have my sympathy. Please know it is worth working for, keep at it.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina

#2  Postby kiore » May 25, 2022 10:31 pm

Welcome Chief. My first road bike was an old 1976 CBX 400/4 which was a real pain to repair and very nice when working properly.
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Re: Hello from North Carolina

#3  Postby Chief Engineer » May 25, 2022 10:51 pm

I've ridden a couple 400 fours and its predecessor the 350 four. the 400 was a great improvement.

I currently have a 1976 750 Four, and a 1975 550 four. Both require a little TLC on a regular basis.

The general-science link fails, should I be able to go to the home page to find this.
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#4  Postby Greg the Grouper » May 25, 2022 11:39 pm

Hello, hello. Can't say I know much about bikes, myself. Thinking of going back to school for electrical engineering, though. Gonna have to restart math from scratch, though.
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#5  Postby The_Piper » May 26, 2022 1:49 am

Welcome chief!

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#6  Postby Spearthrower » May 26, 2022 2:58 am

Aloha!
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#7  Postby Chief Engineer » May 26, 2022 9:24 pm

Thank You for the welcomes. Still reading to understand flowon Rational Skepticism. Seems like a nice Piano bar.
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#8  Postby The Serpent » May 29, 2022 11:56 pm

Tá fáilte romhat!
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