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isometry:

dvd_72:

isometry:

Think of the surface of a sphere. Every point is equally regarded as the center, and there is no edge.

In the fact, the boundary of any shape has no edges. Boundaries have no boundaries.

So you mean the universe exists as an edge, so to speak? That's kind of... hard to wrap my head around.

Right, space is a 3D "edge" of 4D spacetime. A better term might be "slices", like the layers of an onion. Each point in time corresponds to on slice/layer of space.

Ah yes, 4D spacetime. I forgot about that. I guess the problem with the edge is that we intuitively understand it in the framework of 3 dimensional space, with an edge being 2 dimensional. Thanks for clearing that up, it makes a lot more sense now! ;)

Liquidacid23:

Scrustle:
Super position. How can something be in more than one place at the same time? And how does observation change where it is? Are the particles camera shy or something? I just can't wrap my head around it.

quantum mechanics are not for the sane to understand :P

also superposition is one word

That's why I'm beginning to understand them.
I'm with you on superposition.
That the poor vote republican.
Oh, and that there was a second Bioshock game.

Agow95:

Scarim Coral:
I was going to say the whole "we eat spiders a few times a year when we are asleep" but I pretty sure that is not concrete true fact.
So I guess I go with Pluto is in fact a planet! I just feel that denining it's a planet at all, it's a like a big screw you to the Greek who discover it in the first place and Hades himself.

Greeks didn't discover pluto, it was too small and far away for them to see, it was only discover in 1930, and was a 11 year old came up with the name, as Pluto is also the name of a god of the underworld, who could turn invisible, the point being that the planet is hard to see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto#Demise_of_Planet_X

Its more complicated then that. In fact it was discovered in 1978 by Clyed W. Tombaugh.

artanis_neravar:

That the smallest level know particles is really made up of rubber ducks

I'm sorry what? I mean, I'm not a fan of string theory, but that sounds like it's just taking the piss. How in the name of all that is mad in this world could you believe something as bizarre as that without, you know, trying to ruin peoples faith in humanity?

There are thousands of species of snail but there is one species of dog.

dvd_72:

artanis_neravar:

That the smallest level know particles is really made up of rubber ducks

I'm sorry what? I mean, I'm not a fan of string theory, but that sounds like it's just taking the piss. How in the name of all that is mad in this world could you believe something as bizarre as that without, you know, trying to ruin peoples faith in humanity?

Well if theoretical physicists can do it why can't I?

JJMUG:

Agow95:

Scarim Coral:
I was going to say the whole "we eat spiders a few times a year when we are asleep" but I pretty sure that is not concrete true fact.
So I guess I go with Pluto is in fact a planet! I just feel that denining it's a planet at all, it's a like a big screw you to the Greek who discover it in the first place and Hades himself.

Greeks didn't discover pluto, it was too small and far away for them to see, it was only discover in 1930, and was a 11 year old came up with the name, as Pluto is also the name of a god of the underworld, who could turn invisible, the point being that the planet is hard to see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto#Demise_of_Planet_X

Its more complicated then that. In fact it was discovered in 1978 by Clyed W. Tombaugh.

Actually it was Pluto's moon Charon (the largest) that was discovered in 1978. It says so on the same page and section you gave me, I think you misread it, it said: In 1978, the discovery of Pluto's Moon Charon allowed the measurement of Pluto's mass for the first time.

artanis_neravar:

dvd_72:

artanis_neravar:

That the smallest level know particles is really made up of rubber ducks

I'm sorry what? I mean, I'm not a fan of string theory, but that sounds like it's just taking the piss. How in the name of all that is mad in this world could you believe something as bizarre as that without, you know, trying to ruin peoples faith in humanity?

Well if theoretical physicists can do it why can't I?

You have to spend many years studying the nature of the universe before you can just start making stuff up. You need the proper credentials!

dvd_72:

You have to spend many years studying the nature of the universe before you can just start making stuff up. You need the proper credentials!

Credentials to make shit up?
Sure man, sure. Takes years to learn to make crap up.

That there are people out there who would ban porn. Makes me want to twat 'em in the mush with a big, floppy, purple dildo-bat.

Agow95:

JJMUG:

Agow95:

Greeks didn't discover pluto, it was too small and far away for them to see, it was only discover in 1930, and was a 11 year old came up with the name, as Pluto is also the name of a god of the underworld, who could turn invisible, the point being that the planet is hard to see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto#Demise_of_Planet_X

Its more complicated then that. In fact it was discovered in 1978 by Clyed W. Tombaugh.

Actually it was Pluto's moon Charon (the largest) that was discovered in 1978. It says so on the same page and section you gave me, I think you misread it, it said: In 1978, the discovery of Pluto's Moon Charon allowed the measurement of Pluto's mass for the first time.

"With the new figures added in, the discrepancies, and with them the need for a Planet X, vanished.[52] Today, the majority of scientists agree that Planet X, as Lowell defined it, does not exist.[53] Lowell had made a prediction of Planet X's position in 1915 that was fairly close to Pluto's position at that time; Ernest W. Brown concluded almost immediately that this was a coincidence,[54] a view still held today.[52"

I was going by this about the discovery by Lowell.
http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/people/faculty/tenn/asphistory/1994.html

soes757:

dvd_72:

You have to spend many years studying the nature of the universe before you can just start making stuff up. You need the proper credentials!

Credentials to make shit up?
Sure man, sure. Takes years to learn to make crap up.

You misunderstand. It's not the ability to make stuff up. Anyone can do that. It's the right to make stuff up, and the backing to make it half believable! :P

dvd_72:

soes757:

dvd_72:

You have to spend many years studying the nature of the universe before you can just start making stuff up. You need the proper credentials!

Credentials to make shit up?
Sure man, sure. Takes years to learn to make crap up.

You misunderstand. It's not the ability to make stuff up. Anyone can do that. It's the right to make stuff up, and the backing to make it half believable! :P

Why is it not believable that the smallest particles are rubber ducks?
Prove it wrong!

GethBall:
Isnt pluto technically a planet, its just called a dwarf planet.

Also the fact that Spongebob is a childrens show, seriously how did they think naming someone mr krabs who lives in bikini bottom child appropriate.

Dude, I've known that show for years, and never have I made that connection. No one I know has made that connection. I think it's not something you realise as a child.

You can fit the ENTIREITY of humanity into a match box if you removed ALL the space (up to one plank) from between all the neutrons and electrons and crushed them all together into LITERALLY solid matter. It would also be a black hole. To scale an atom is pretty much ENTIRELY empty space. The reason when you smash a brick with your fist the emoty space doesnt bend or move is because the repulsion between atoms and nucleus's and electrons is THAT strong when in the BILLIONS that you cant push against it. How cool is that.

soes757:

dvd_72:

soes757:

Credentials to make shit up?
Sure man, sure. Takes years to learn to make crap up.

You misunderstand. It's not the ability to make stuff up. Anyone can do that. It's the right to make stuff up, and the backing to make it half believable! :P

Why is it not believable that the smallest particles are rubber ducks?
Prove it wrong!

But the burden of proof is on you. Besides, the maths shows that the universe is actually made out of .... wait.... quarks... quacks...quacks come from ducks...

Please accept my humblest apologies. It seems the universe is indeed made out of ducks, just not rubber ones. Rather it is made out of conceptual eight dimensional inverse hyper ducks floating around a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.

dvd_72:

soes757:

dvd_72:

You misunderstand. It's not the ability to make stuff up. Anyone can do that. It's the right to make stuff up, and the backing to make it half believable! :P

Why is it not believable that the smallest particles are rubber ducks?
Prove it wrong!

But the burden of proof is on you. Besides, the maths shows that the universe is actually made out of .... wait.... quarks... quacks...quacks come from ducks...

Please accept my humblest apologies. It seems the universe is indeed made out of ducks, just not rubber ones. Rather it is made out of conceptual eight dimensional inverse hyper ducks floating around a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.

You, sir, win, only because of your Doctor Who quote.

Anthony Wells:

thank you. im gonna have to check it out...you have intrigued me.

Glad to be of service <3.

Here's another one: Ants outweight humans 6:1. Shit, if they get organised it'll spell the end of us all.

Not really a fact, but I can't believe that some people try to blur their perception of reality into fantasy. Like this guy...

MetaKnight19:
Not really a fact, but I can't believe that some people try to blur their perception of reality into fantasy. Like this guy...

LMAO I SAW THAT DAYS AGO XD

He's an inspiration for the whole world :P

Spartan1362:

uhddh:
Pluto is a planet god damn it.

I agree. Entirely.
Nothing any scientist says will sway me!

there are nine not eight NINE I TELL YOU NINE PLANETS!
ok I think I have calm....
NINE
THERE
ARE
NINE
PLANETS
*maniacal laughter*

I still can't believe people play Call of Duty. Though most of the human race is too stupid to realize that every Call of Duty since 4 has been pretty much 4. Activision only wants your money guys! They don't care about you!

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that we die.

Billions of years of oblivion and then suddenly *poof* you're born and you're conscious. You experience things and you live, you talk to people and share your experiences and spend time reading things other people have written, watching the Super Bowl, eating Spaghetti-O's, all those things we do day-to-day, all of us marching inexorably forward to our ultimate return to oblivion.

When you're driving down the highway, every single one of the hundreds or thousands of people you pass is exactly the same... they are all (as you are) a collection of thousands upon thousands of individual experiences that led them to exactly where they are at that precise moment...

But in the end, they die. You die. Your parents, children, goldfish... all die. I can never understand it, and the more I think about it, the more upset it makes me and the more helpless I feel... the more I pointlessly wish there was some way to avoid it.

I like it here, and I don't want to go back to non-being... but the REAL bastard of the whole thing is: Once you're dead, and once your brain stops functioning, you won't even be around to CARE that you're dead, and somehow that is the most terrifying part of the whole situation.

And then the world moves on without you and you become, like every other person who has ever lived in the history of the world, the past... and you will never live again. You had your hilariously small window of history, and now it's over.

That is my biggest fear and the biggest cause of wakeful nights... and something I just can't understand or believe.

Yggdraz0r:

I still can't believe this isn't a girl.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Anime, mate.
Where everyone is either a girl, a high school student, a monster, or all of the above.

Anyway, I can't believe that there is such a thing as an underwater river.

UNDERWATER

PotluckBrigand:
I still can't wrap my head around the fact that we die.

Billions of years of oblivion and then suddenly *poof* you're born and you're conscious. You experience things and you live, you talk to people and share your experiences and spend time reading things other people have written, watching the Super Bowl, eating Spaghetti-O's, all those things we do day-to-day, all of us marching inexorably forward to our ultimate return to oblivion.

When you're driving down the highway, every single one of the hundreds or thousands of people you pass is exactly the same... they are all (as you are) a collection of thousands upon thousands of individual experiences that led them to exactly where they are at that precise moment...

But in the end, they die. You die. Your parents, children, goldfish... all die. I can never understand it, and the more I think about it, the more upset it makes me and the more helpless I feel... the more I pointlessly wish there was some way to avoid it.

I like it here, and I don't want to go back to non-being... but the REAL bastard of the whole thing is: Once you're dead, and once your brain stops functioning, you won't even be around to CARE that you're dead, and somehow that is the most terrifying part of the whole situation.

And then the world moves on without you and you become, like every other person who has ever lived in the history of the world, the past... and you will never live again. You had your hilariously small window of history, and now it's over.

That is my biggest fear and the biggest cause of wakeful nights... and something I just can't understand or believe.

And that, my good man, was my existential crisis, utterly terrifying isn't it?

I can't either, and I never will, and the whole thought of it scares me. Also, if you're not well know no one will ever know you existed and they don't even care that they don't know.

Fiz_The_Toaster:

PotluckBrigand:
Snipper-snap

And that, my good man, was my existential crisis, utterly terrifying isn't it?

I can't either, and I never will, and the whole thought of it scares me. Also, if you're not well know no one will ever know you existed and they don't even care that they don't know.

I left a part of it out, too... when I was a kid I took solace knowing that as much as it sucked, at least everyone had to do it. Eventually everyone will die so I wasn't alone...

But the older I got, the less that calmed me down. Everyone does it, but the sad and selfish fact of the matter is that I am not everyone... I am me, and I value myself (understandably) more than everyone else... so no matter how much logic tells me that it's a fact of life, I lose no less sleep over it.

I mourn the loss of my youth, but not for shallow vanity... I mourn it because it will never come back and "one less day until death" so quickly becomes "one less year."

I'd actually love to know how other people deal with it (besides the obvious. Without trying to start a fight, I am not religious and I will likely never be. I tried it and it didn't work for me. If it does for you, great).

When I was really little, I thought the world was powered by power plants that got power from lightning.

I can't believe the whole world is so dependent and run on freaking fossil fuels.

PotluckBrigand:

Fiz_The_Toaster:

PotluckBrigand:
Snipper-snap

And that, my good man, was my existential crisis, utterly terrifying isn't it?

I can't either, and I never will, and the whole thought of it scares me. Also, if you're not well know no one will ever know you existed and they don't even care that they don't know.

I left a part of it out, too... when I was a kid I took solace knowing that as much as it sucked, at least everyone had to do it. Eventually everyone will die so I wasn't alone...

But the older I got, the less that calmed me down. Everyone does it, but the sad and selfish fact of the matter is that I am not everyone... I am me, and I value myself (understandably) more than everyone else... so no matter how much logic tells me that it's a fact of life, I lose no less sleep over it.

It's probably one of the few times I've ever cursed logic. I never really took solace in that since it was so jarring to me, I mean, yeah everyone does it, but it just struck me hard.

Goddammit, now I need cheering up....where's that picture? Ah here it is!

Liquidacid23:

uhddh:
Pluto is a planet god damn it.

well given how many other objects are in our solar system just like pluto or larger and thus would be "planets" too you better start working on a new and very long mnemonic device to replace "My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas"

Meh, My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets was better!

rollerfox88:
That if the height of a single step on a flight is 2mm different to the rest, 80% of people will trip on it.

I cant bring myself to believe that we are that uncoordinated as a species...

Someone has been watching Big Bang Theory...! :P

OT: I cannot beleive that the head of a Pint of Guinness is made of the same stuff as the drink itself... and its only the refractive index that makes it appear white to us... BUT THAT IS THE OPPOSITE FUCKING COLOUR THAN IT STARTED!!!!!

I know people that don't believe in the dinosaurs...

...

...because it's obvious Satan created them to take advantage of naive Christian children, amiright?

In case they haven't been mentioned:

F***ing magnets, how do they work?

Tide Goes in; tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. Can't explain that.

Honestly I can believe a lot of things. Our minds filter so much 'junk information' that we don't even realize it's getting rid of that we could miss something standing right in front of us. Not to mention the reality building our minds do while we're growing up and many other issues.

People watch Twilight.................and enjoy it!

Kapol:
In case they haven't been mentioned:

F***ing magnets, how do they work?

Tide Goes in; tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. Can't explain that.

Honestly I can believe a lot of things. Our minds filter so much 'junk information' that we don't even realize it's getting rid of that we could miss something standing right in front of us. Not to mention the reality building our minds do while we're growing up and many other issues.

About the tides, it's because of the differences in the gravity in the moon affecting the earth.

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