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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, May 8, 2018.

  1. Mr. Lumbergh

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    It’s speculation. There is no experimental evidence of the compactified dimensions.
    That’s just where we are right now.
     
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  2. eyerish

    eyerish Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Arizona

    One of my professors used to say of course this doesnt mean hes right but it was intetesting

    "Where the eyes fail to go, numbers must lead"

    Haha always loved that one.

    I would like to find my old notebooks. Between philosophy and physics (difference???)

    The quotables were fast furious and often. Haha.
     
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  3. eclecticsynergy

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  4. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Strat-O-Master

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    Lovely pic looking upwards at the Falcon 9 launch. Explanation of the various elements can be found at NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, a favorite of mine - I have it set as my homepage. Very cool pics over there sometimes, and a different one every day. A pretty awesome searchable archive too.
    https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181012.html

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

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    The Dirac equation predicted antimatter before we ever found any. The math told us there must be top quark and a Higgs Boson before we ever found them experimentally. This is true, and there are even more examples than this. But the math never guaranteed that these things would be found, and you can easily create a mathematical construct for which there is no real-world object.
    A 100-dimensional googolcube? Sure, we can write the math for that!
    Until we find evidence, ST really is nothing more than a mathematical construct, and one that keeps getting messier and messier. That's all I'm saying.

    Oooooh, those are fighting words to a physicist...
     
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  6. circles

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  7. eyerish

    eyerish Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Arizona

    True but in the 70s everything was existential and groovy.

    The most directed point of interest was to theorize the most out there possibilities and then we would construct arguments for and against.

    It was a fascinating time that i miss very much.

    When kip was still a long hair and star trek was "sure man, why not" rather then just an entertainment framchise.

    We would talk space 1999 and time tunnel just as much as quarks and quantum entanglements.

    The point of our quest at that time was to determine and find if plausible the very basic constituent point of matter.

    See if in fact reality was an accident or a conscious construct.

    Truly wondrous and fleeting time of my life.
     
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  8. eyerish

    eyerish Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 15, 2009
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    Remimds me off a poster we had in philosophy class.

    These 2 boys are walking one says to the other "my brother graduated college" the other says "yeah mine too whats your brothers degree in?"

    The first boy replies "philosophy"

    The second boy says "yeah my brother is unemployed too"
     
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  9. Evolution: bacteria, fish, mermaid, man. Which great mind of the 20th century said that? :)
     
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  10. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Science-Fiction or Reality… Human Evolution (3).jpg
     
  11. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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  12. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    Science is a liar...sometimes.
     
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  13. Mr. Lumbergh

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  14. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Yes. Yes it is.
     
  15. circles

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  16. eclecticsynergy

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    Another nice pic of the Falcon 9 launch; these plumes are from the first stage, returning to land itself.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. eclecticsynergy

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    Jupiter in ultraviolet, from the Hubble

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. circles

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    First Man is not a movie about the moon landing.

    The Neil Armstrong biopic, opening October 12, follows about eight years of the life of the first man on the moon, and spends about eight minutes depicting the lunar surface. Instead of the triumphant ticker tape parades that characterize many movies about the space race, First Manfocuses on the terror, grief and heartache that led to that one small step.

    “It’s a very different movie and storyline than people expect,” says James Hansen, author of the 2005 biography of Armstrong that shares the film’s name and a consultant on the film.
     
  19. eclecticsynergy

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