Spark
liquid fluoride thorium reactor
+874|4082|Canberra, AUS
would anyone be interested in this? just a thread to post/talk about scientific discoveries developments etc. or about science in general

i would really love if this would work, on one condition: NO discussion of climate change/global warming etc. in any shape or form, leave that to the dedicated threads.

it's not like we would have a shortage of things to talk about... i heard just last week of a PhD thesis on the homoerotic necrophiliac tendencies of some species of duck.
The paradox is only a conflict between reality and your feeling what reality ought to be.
~ Richard Feynman
Marlo Stanfield
online poker tax cheating
+122|2571
Is intelligent design a science or pseudoscience?   /post troll comment and hurries off
unnamednewbie13
That's no place to put a mug.
+1,739|4180|Tipping, China

http://arstechnica.com/ covers this for me.

(edit: in part)

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2010-03-11 23:08:08)

FEOS
Bellicose Yankee Air Pirate
+1,182|3819|'Murka

I'm down.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein

Doing the popular thing is not always right. Doing the right thing is not always popular
Noobeater
Northern numpty
+194|3855|Boulder, CO
I'm in.
LostFate
Same shit, Different Arsehole
+95|3893|England
who am i ?
Commie Killer
Member
+192|3795
Yeah.

EDIT: Don't know if this counts but thought it was pretty interesting.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100311/ap_ … sday_vault

Last edited by Commie Killer (2010-03-12 10:14:20)

Spark
liquid fluoride thorium reactor
+874|4082|Canberra, AUS
okedoke.

Commie Killer wrote:

Yeah.

EDIT: Don't know if this counts but thought it was pretty interesting.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100311/ap_ … sday_vault
i've never been entirely convinced that that will work....
The paradox is only a conflict between reality and your feeling what reality ought to be.
~ Richard Feynman
Commie Killer
Member
+192|3795

Spark wrote:

okedoke.

Commie Killer wrote:

Yeah.

EDIT: Don't know if this counts but thought it was pretty interesting.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100311/ap_ … sday_vault
i've never been entirely convinced that that will work....
Yeah same here, can hope though.
BVC
Member
+323|4103
I find www.physorg.com to be a good read now and then.
Burwhale
Save the BlobFish!
+136|3630|Brisneyland
I'm in too
Burwhale
Save the BlobFish!
+136|3630|Brisneyland
OK Lets start. Seems like the link between some immunizations and autism has been proved false.
link
This is good news to me. Too many scare tactics abound re- vaccination, usually from people that dont know what they are talking about.
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,759|3561|what

Science still can't explain how Moses parted the Red Sea.


And for all you guys who like to keep up with science news, check out

http://slashdot.org/
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,590|3514|eXtreme to the max

Marlo Stanfield wrote:

Is intelligent design a science or pseudoscience?   /post troll comment and hurries off
Not sure, its hard to believe evolution could have developed the complex systems we find in nature, even over millions of years.
Your virus system is infected with windows. Please to be giving me your credit card details urgently
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,759|3561|what

Dilbert_X wrote:

Marlo Stanfield wrote:

Is intelligent design a science or pseudoscience?   /post troll comment and hurries off
Not sure, its hard to believe evolution could have developed the complex systems we find in nature, even over millions of years.
That's what they used to say about the eyes. How can an organ so complex and precise have evolved from something less perfect?

But we now have the evidence, with some species having very underdeveloped eyes that have not changed for millions of years, pretty conclusive that the eyes were once very basic.

Check out Dendritic Cells of Cavefish, as an example.
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
Bertster7
Confused Pothead
+1,101|3989|SE London

AussieReaper wrote:

Science still can't explain how Moses parted the Red Sea.


And for all you guys who like to keep up with science news, check out

http://slashdot.org/
Yeah it can - I saw a documentary on it.

There is evidence that suggests it wasn't the Red Sea (it was a shallower bit of water somewhere else) and it was something to do with a huge volcano eruption and following tsunami which pulled all the water out of the place they used for crossing.

I don't remember much of it, but it sounded fairly plausible - far more plausible than the original version.

Last edited by Bertster7 (2010-03-13 04:31:09)

ruisleipa
Member
+149|3630|teh FIN-land

Dilbert_X wrote:

Not sure, its hard to believe evolution could have developed the complex systems we find in nature, even over millions of years.
wtf no it isn't, it's completely plausible.
Commie Killer
Member
+192|3795
Was checking out this and wondering if possibly the first life on earth came from something like that.
Turquoise
O Canada
+1,596|3813|North Carolina

Dilbert_X wrote:

Marlo Stanfield wrote:

Is intelligent design a science or pseudoscience?   /post troll comment and hurries off
Not sure, its hard to believe evolution could have developed the complex systems we find in nature, even over millions of years.
Considering the size of the universe....  not really.
seymorebutts443
Ready for combat
+211|4003|Belchertown Massachusetts, USA

Bertster7 wrote:

AussieReaper wrote:

Science still can't explain how Moses parted the Red Sea.


And for all you guys who like to keep up with science news, check out

http://slashdot.org/
Yeah it can - I saw a documentary on it.

There is evidence that suggests it wasn't the Red Sea (it was a shallower bit of water somewhere else) and it was something to do with a huge volcano eruption and following tsunami which pulled all the water out of the place they used for crossing.

I don't remember much of it, but it sounded fairly plausible - far more plausible than the original version.
Prove Moses was even there in the first place.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|4009|132 and Bush

Xbone Stormsurgezz
cl4u53w1t2
Salon-Bolschewist
+269|3881|Kakanien

Bertster7 wrote:

AussieReaper wrote:

Science still can't explain how Moses parted the Red Sea.


And for all you guys who like to keep up with science news, check out

http://slashdot.org/
Yeah it can - I saw a documentary on it.

There is evidence that suggests it wasn't the Red Sea (it was a shallower bit of water somewhere else) and it was something to do with a huge volcano eruption and following tsunami which pulled all the water out of the place they used for crossing.

I don't remember much of it, but it sounded fairly plausible - far more plausible than the original version.
actually, it was a translation mistake (when translating the bible text into the greek language). the hebrew word "jam suph", which means "reed", was wrongly translated as "red sea". the reedsea was a swampland in the nildelta. the israelites knew it pretty well (their former homeland was next to it), so that it was easy for moses, to guide them safely through the quagmire. the egyptians, however, with their heavy chariots and equipment got stuck in the swamp and had to give up the pursuit
Spark
liquid fluoride thorium reactor
+874|4082|Canberra, AUS
http://prl.anu.edu.au/SP3/research/HDLT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicon_Do … r_Thruster

might be doing a "research project" to 'maintain' this thing soon

despite knowing very little about plasma physics
The paradox is only a conflict between reality and your feeling what reality ought to be.
~ Richard Feynman
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,759|3561|what

Spark wrote:

despite knowing very little about plasma physics
You've never done the "lit match in a microwave" trick?
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
Spark
liquid fluoride thorium reactor
+874|4082|Canberra, AUS

AussieReaper wrote:

Spark wrote:

despite knowing very little about plasma physics
You've never done the "lit match in a microwave" trick?
ah well i know ENOUGH about plasma physics to get by on tricks like that...

at private schools, microwaves are an endless source of experimentation... and loud noises.
The paradox is only a conflict between reality and your feeling what reality ought to be.
~ Richard Feynman

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