The elegant nature of science
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16-02-2013, 03:44 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(16-02-2013 01:22 PM)kim Wrote:  Yea - the Yellowstone Caldera really has our number. That could cause Winter for a hell of a long time... not to mention seriously alter landscape.
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Yeah, sure, mega-tsunamis and mega-volcanoes. Thats y I dont buleeve this sceince shit. God wouldnt let this happen in 'Murrica.

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19-02-2013, 09:59 AM
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Cosmos may be 'inherently unstable'.

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19-02-2013, 10:59 AM
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(16-02-2013 03:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  Yeah, sure, mega-tsunamis and mega-volcanoes. Thats y I dont buleeve this sceince shit. God wouldnt let this happen in 'Murrica.

Channeling my neighbors, now? I come here to get away from the brain dead. Dodgy

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19-02-2013, 11:01 AM
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(19-02-2013 10:59 AM)kim Wrote:  
(16-02-2013 03:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  Yeah, sure, mega-tsunamis and mega-volcanoes. Thats y I dont buleeve this sceince shit. God wouldnt let this happen in 'Murrica.

Channeling my neighbors, now? I come here to get away from the brain dead. Dodgy

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19-02-2013, 11:20 AM (This post was last modified: 19-02-2013 11:27 AM by kim.)
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(19-02-2013 09:59 AM)Vera Wrote:  [Image: _65947353_65947352.jpg]
Quote:A concept known as vacuum instability could result, billions of years from now, in a new universe opening up in the present one and replacing it.

That is the coolest sentence EVER! Smile
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19-02-2013, 11:29 AM
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(19-02-2013 11:20 AM)kim Wrote:  That is the coolest sentence EVER! Smile
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Yeah, that's one cool idea. And yeah, the ultimate answers about the Universe do not really change the here and now, they only make it more poignant and our existence - even more amazing in its utter brevity and randomness.

(My favourite was from the comments, where someone said that science has never been so much fun since Galileo dropped his balls from the Tower of Pisa. Yeah, I do have my immature moments, too. Rolleyes )

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19-02-2013, 12:46 PM
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(19-02-2013 11:29 AM)Vera Wrote:  (My favourite was from the comments, where someone said that science has never been so much fun since Galileo dropped his balls from the Tower of Pisa. Yeah, I do have my immature moments, too. Rolleyes )

Well at least, as science tells us... Galileo's balls hit the ground simultaneously. What a relief, huh? Wink

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19-02-2013, 03:17 PM
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“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless."
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20-02-2013, 08:51 AM
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Saturn's Hexagon and Rings

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Sources:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14646

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20-02-2013, 08:57 AM
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(19-02-2013 12:46 PM)kim Wrote:  Well at least, as science tells us... Galileo's balls hit the ground simultaneously. What a relief, huh? Wink
Well, I do not think many men will agree that the words balls and hitting should ever be put together with the word relief. Angel

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