The elegant nature of science



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RE: The elegant nature of science
(03112014 03:29 PM)houseofcantor Wrote: Perhaps you are  never  alone. Quote:The team proposes that parallel universes really exist, and that they interact. That is, rather than evolving independently, nearby worlds influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion. Perhaps life revolves around repulsion and attraction, repulsion and attraction... until it stops. We are in a constant state of flux. A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels. ~ Albert Einstein 

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“What’s really going on is things are becoming more correlated with each other,” Lloyd recalls realizing. “The arrow of time is an arrow of increasing correlations.”


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29112014, 07:34 AM




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8 Ways You Can See Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in Real Life
http://www.livescience.com/48922theory...life.html Simple explanations that my cluttered brain could understand. “I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain “Ocean: A body of water occupying about twothirds of a world made for man  who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce 

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01122014, 09:42 AM




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For all you math geeks out there, Happy Holidays!
(the link at the bottom shows some diagrams and formulas I didn’t paste and copy) 5 Seriously MindBoggling Math Facts #5 Weirdly, random data isn't actually all that random. In a given list of numbers representing anything from stock prices to city populations to the heights of buildings to the lengths of rivers, about 30 percent of the numbers will begin with the digit 1. Less of them will begin with 2, even less with 3, and so on, until only one number in twenty will begin with a 9. The bigger the data set, and the more orders of magnitude it spans, the more strongly this pattern emerges. #4 Prime Spirals Credit: Public Domain Because prime numbers are indivisible (except by 1 and themselves), and because all other numbers can be written as multiples of them, they are often regarded as the "atoms" of the math world. Despite their importance, the distribution of prime numbers among the integers is still a mystery. There is no pattern dictating which numbers will be prime or how far apart successive primes will be. The seeming randomness of the primes makes the pattern found in "Ulam spirals" very strange indeed. In 1963, the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam noticed an odd pattern while doodling in his notebook during a presentation: When integers are written in a spiral, prime numbers always seem to fall along diagonal lines. This in itself wasn't so surprising, because all prime numbers except for the number 2 are odd, and diagonal lines in integer spirals are alternately odd and even. Much more startling was the tendency of prime numbers to lie on some diagonals more than others — and this happens regardless of whether you start with 1 in the middle, or any other number. Even when you zoom out to a much larger scale, as in the plot of hundreds of numbers below, you can see clear diagonal lines of primes (black dots), with some lines stronger than others. There are mathematical conjectures as to why this prime pattern emerges, but nothing has been proven. #3 In an important field of mathematics called topology, two objects are considered to be equivalent, or "homeomorphic," if one can be morphed into the other by simply twisting and stretching its surface; they are different if you have to cut or crease the surface of one to reshape it into the form of the other. Consider, for example, a torus — the dougnutshape object shown in the intro slide. If you turn it upright, widen one side and indent the top of that side, you then have a cylindrical object with a handle. Thus, a classic math joke is to say that topologists can't tell their doughnuts from their coffee cups. On the other hand, Moebius bands — loops with a single twist in them — are not homeomorphic with twistfree loops (cylinders), because you can't take the twist out of a Moebius band without cutting it, flipping over one of the edges, and reattaching. Topologists long wondered: Is a sphere homeomorphic with the insideout version of itself? In other words, can you turn a sphere inside out? At first it seems impossible, because you aren't allowed to poke a hole in the sphere and pull out the inside. But in fact, "sphere eversion," as it's called, is possible. Watch the video above to see how it's done. Incredibly, the topologist Bernard Morin, a key developer of the complex method of sphere eversion shown here, was blind. #2 Though they may be decorated with an infinite variety of flourishes, mathematically speaking, there's just a finite number of distinct geometric patterns. All Escher paintings, wallpapers, tile designs and indeed all twodimensional, repeating arrangements of shapes can be identified as belonging to one or another of the socalled "wallpaper groups." And how many wallpaper groups are there? Exactly 17. #1 Euler's Equation The Sonnet "Like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler's Equation reaches down into the very depths of existence." Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin wrote these words about the equation to the left in a 2002 essay called "The Most Beautiful Equation." But why is Euler's formula so breathtaking? And what does it even mean? First, the letter "e" represents an irrational number (with unending digits) that begins 2.71828... Discovered in the context of continuously compounded interest, it governs the rate of exponential growth, from that of insect populations to the accumulation of interest to radioactive decay. In math, the number exhibits some very surprising properties, such as — to use math terminology — being equal to the sum of the inverse of all factorials from 0 to infinity. Indeed, the constant "e" pervades math, appearing seemingly from nowhere in a vast number of important equations. Next, "i" represents the socalled "imaginary number": the square root of negative 1. It is thus called because, in reality, there is no number which can be multiplied by itself to produce a negative number (and so negative numbers have no real square roots). But in math, there are many situations where one is forced to take the square root of a negative. The letter "i" is therefore used as a sort of standin to mark places where this was done. Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is one of the bestloved and most interesting numbers in math. Like "e," it seems to suddenly arise in a huge number of math and physics formulas. What Makes Pi So Special?] Putting it all together, the constant "e" raised to the power of the imaginary "i" multiplied by pi equals 1. And, as seen in Euler's equation, adding 1 to that gives 0. It seems almost unbelievable that all these strange numbers — and even one that isn't real — would combine so simply. But it's a proven fact. http://www.livescience.com/265845mind...0_35553707 “I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain “Ocean: A body of water occupying about twothirds of a world made for man  who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce 

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02122014, 09:42 PM




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Insufferable knowitall. God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers. 

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03122014, 03:48 PM




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Science...just add water!
Six surprising reasons to be thankful for the sea http://deepseanews.com/2014/11/4surpris...rthesea/ “I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain “Ocean: A body of water occupying about twothirds of a world made for man  who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce 

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07122014, 02:04 PM
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Insufferable knowitall. God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers. 

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07122014, 02:14 PM




RE: The elegant nature of science
(07122014 02:04 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2B0AuA/1Y....eisscary The link doesn't work for me... this does http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/theuniverseisscary and hey, that was obviously all made for us and we are the purpose of it all but atheists are the arrogant ones Atheism: it's not just for communists any more! America July 4 1776  November 8 2016 RIP 

07122014, 07:09 PM




RE: The elegant nature of science
Goodbye Big Bang, Hello Black Hole? A New Theory Of The Universe’s Creation
Not that I pretend to understand but I found it interesting. http://www.universetoday.com/104863/good...creation/ “I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain “Ocean: A body of water occupying about twothirds of a world made for man  who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce 

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07122014, 07:12 PM




RE: The elegant nature of science
(07122014 02:04 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2B0AuA/1Y....eisscary I’ve posted this before but I think it’s cool. http://htwins.net/scale2/?bordercolor=white “I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain “Ocean: A body of water occupying about twothirds of a world made for man  who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce 

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