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05-09-2015, 04:04 AM (This post was last modified: 05-09-2015 04:15 AM by houseofcantor.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
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08-09-2015, 07:00 AM
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09-09-2015, 05:13 PM
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Plasma tornado. Big Grin

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09-09-2015, 05:20 PM
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(09-09-2015 05:13 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  



Plasma tornado. Big Grin

I imagine that is several times the size of the Earth. Thumbsup
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09-09-2015, 05:44 PM
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(09-09-2015 05:20 PM)pablo Wrote:  
(09-09-2015 05:13 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Plasma tornado. Big Grin

I imagine that is several times the size of the Earth. Thumbsup

Didn't mention a size comparison other than "small," which must be relative to other activities up there. This page has lots of pretties NASA SDO and related info. Smile

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10-09-2015, 07:19 AM
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(09-09-2015 05:13 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  



Plasma tornado. Big Grin

Plasnado? Consider

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10-09-2015, 09:53 AM
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Ceres lights. Closest view yet. Wink

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11-09-2015, 09:34 AM
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(02-09-2015 07:32 PM)Ted Tucker Wrote:  “I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.” RP Feynman

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11-09-2015, 05:23 PM
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11-09-2015, 05:46 PM
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(11-09-2015 09:34 AM)kim Wrote:  
(02-09-2015 07:32 PM)Ted Tucker Wrote:  “I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.” RP Feynman

I always wanted to meet Dr Feynman for many reasons but chief among those reasons... I always wanted to tell him that this friend of his, was probably very limited as an artist, also. Wink

Kim,

Feynman actually became quite a good artist. His very good friend Jirayr Zorthian taught Feynman art and Feynman in return taught Jirayr physics.

You can see some of feynmans art here:

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/17/...-drawings/

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