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Rick Taylor
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• Palo Alto, CA
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# Rick Taylor's Page

## Latest Activity

Rick Taylor replied to Jared Lardo's discussion On the nature of certain things in the group Mathematics
"If you're solving this differential equation using separation of variables, you would start by writing: dy/y = dx Notice when you do this, you are dividing both sides of the equation by y. That means you are assuming that y is not 0 (because…"
May 8, 2012
Rick Taylor replied to Jared Lardo's discussion Why is f-sub-xy equal to f-sub-yx? in the group Mathematics
"Does someone have a link with instructions on how to include subscripts, deltas, and other nice math notation in one's reply? I could write out a proof of f_xy=f_yx (assuming continuity of the derivatives) if I knew how to do that."
May 8, 2012
Rick Taylor replied to Jared Lardo's discussion Why is f-sub-xy equal to f-sub-yx? in the group Mathematics
"The above proof can't work, because f_xy is not always equal to f_yx. You need an additional assumption. For example, if f_xy and f_yx are both continuous functions in an open set, then f_xy=f_yx is true on the set (weaker assumptions are…"
May 7, 2012
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May 6, 2012
Rick Taylor replied to Tony Carroll's discussion I Think I'm Agnostic in the group Hang With Friends
"In case it's comes up, there's a book I book I'd recommend: "Morality without God" by Walter Armstrong. It's atheist apologetics, but far gentler than someone like Dawkins. People don't generally believe in God…"
May 6, 2012
"Welcome, Rick! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Mathematics and Atheist Teachers. After you've searched for…"
May 5, 2012
Steph S. left a comment for Rick Taylor
"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
May 5, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Rick Taylor
"Hi Rick  Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well being an atheist.      We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group…"
May 5, 2012

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At 11:10pm on May 5, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:44pm on May 5, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Rick
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well being an atheist.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.

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