In re: Groundhog day.

 Listen - strange animals, lying in trees, distributing shadows, is no basis for a system of weather prediction. I mean if I went around saying I was a meterologist just because some furry rodent threw his shadow at me, they'd put me away. True weather prediction derives from a mandate from science, not from some farcical mammalian ceremony.

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  1. It's a good thing you put farcical, otherwise I might have been confused as to which mammalian you were referring to.

    On 2/2/12 I noticed a ring around the moon. I'd read that if you count the number of stars inside the ring you can predict the number of days before bad weather will arrive. I could see and count five.

    How do you distinguish deterministic chaotic systems from stochastic systems...can you shed any light??

    Re:

    http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/a-ring-around-the-moon/

    and

    http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonring/

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  2. Not entirely sure what all that is, but my thing was a modified quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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  3. Oh, King is it? Help, Help...I'm being repressed! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!!

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