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Topic: Serious Discussion / USA Going Metric

I personally like Metric mainly because it’s better for scientific measurements. All you need are the basic units, your prefixes of ten, and you’re good! The U.S. customary system has long outlived its purpose. The customary system only works in the measurements of the everyday world: for astronomical measurements or microscopic ones (e.g., how big Saturn or an HIV virus is), they can be quite impractical.

Personally, I feel that America can switch to Metric in a generation. The plan’s steps are:

1. Begin placing metric measurements alongside customary ones, with the metric being more prominent, e.g., having the km/h be the major band, while mph are the minor, harder-to-see ones.
2. Integrate the metric system into school curriculum, and gradually teach less and less of the customary.
3. Gradually remove all customary references, so only the metric ones remain.
4. ???
5. Profit!

(Okay, steps 4 and 5 are a joke, but who knows? Maybe a profit could be made in the switch.)

Like my plan?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What are we?

I’m in sixth grade, although I am post-high school levels in both math and reading. My ultimate goal is a Ph.D. in physics.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:

“Nor are they going to makethe electrical components glow different
colors. "

Maybe there is a ninja who hides in my stomach and chops up my food and covers in in soy sauce before the cast of Night Court. But seeing as we cannot detect him, he is assumed to not be there. That is why when you are walking around, you don’t say “Oh, no! There might be an invisible person in front of me!”

To believe in something without any evidence to support it is foolish. Beside, how could any human being possibly survive in the low pH of the stomach?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:
Originally posted by dp99:

Some things are meant to be believed even if they are not rational.

And why is that?

Thoughts exist, just like hope and love and electricity and fire exist. It’s a chemical reaction, which is real….sort of. But it’s not matter.

Care to explain how a chemical reaction isn’t entirely based around interaction of types of matter, Fly? I suspect I’m going to find your answer fascinating.

The interaction between matter is not matter itself. Imagine, for instance, two quarks in a proton and a gluon transmitted between the quarks. The gluon is the interaction between the quarks, but the gluon itself is not matter.

When I say something is real, I mean, it exists as matter. A better word would probably be “tangible”.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by hero122:

why else whould people have a will to live? to eat? sleep?
Who cares if he exists or not. It’s a stimulation of the mind, That that site fails to describe, makeing it false. it gives people something to think about when they’re alone.

I honestly have no idea what you said. Please rephrase it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

Thoughts do not exist in the real world.

I think you misworded that, or mean it slightly differently.

No, I said what I meant, and meant what I said.

Also, like I said before, do you believe that, in the core of a gas giant orbiting a red giant in Andromeda, there are mushroom-like groupings of plantlike organisms that communicate through mental signals, but have no conscious sense of the outside world?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by HyperRadium88:

You’re also basically saying you believe in psi. Sorry, I don’t really believe in psi, other than the meson (and even that’s sometimes called J, not psi). The brain cannot directly make something occur in the physical world. For instance, there is a TV in the room I’m in. I cannot possibly think the TV will fall, and, staying here, typing on the laptop, have it fall.

No, but you can hook your brain to a brain-computer interface, such that if you think about changing the channel, or turning thr TV on or off, the TV obeys. If you wish to move something with your mind, think of doing it and a robot arm moves to grasp the object and returns it to you.

I’m aware of that. However, what you were saying was that the plant growth (or lack thereof) was controlled completely by the mind. The brain is not directly communicating with the plant: the brain is sending a signal to the larynx (voice box), and the larynx sends the signal to the plant. The larnyx is the middleman, so to speak. When you said “brain vibes” that implied that the brain alone was able to do it, without any apparatus in between, be it an electronic device or a larynx, which would be equivalent to the psi of science fiction. You need to be clearer with your phrases.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A Flaw in Relativity

Originally posted by Minnakht:
Originally posted by HyperRadium88:

So, at c, they gain mass? That doesn’t make much sense… what is your source?

Just read the linked Wikiped page and the one it links to in “Related”. Should be good enough.

Wikipedia can’t always be relied upon… do you have any other sources?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A Flaw in Relativity

So, at c, they gain mass? That doesn’t make much sense… what is your source?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by shadowkiller416:

I believe that there is a god (not God) but it is not really in “the flesh” so to speak. God is just a figment of the mind to help us believe in “miracles”. You see something amazing happen that you would usually not see, so you place it upon yourself to find a way to make it seem possible, hence a supernatural being. God(s) are also a way for you to place the blame on one thing or the other. If there is a hurricane that destroys only your house, or your child died for no actual reason, you need to blame something or someone so you blame “God” not science or medicines or yourself specifically. I also believe that our belief is a god in itself. You have all heard of the placebo effect, and that’s what “God” is. If you believe something can happen, it usually can, by your “brainwaves” so to speak. There has been a scientific study on this with three of the exact same plants in the exact same conditions. One plant was the control, one plant was cursed and yelled at, and one was spoken to in a kind, loving manner. The one that was treated badly wilted and died, the one that was the control grew normally, and the one that was loved flourished. So your “good vibes” can actually make something happen, and that is usually why we believe in miracles and gods.

You’re basically saying God is a figment of people’s imagination, or just a very popular thought. Thoughts do not exist in the real world. If I imagine a cardboard box, it is very obvious the box is not real, but a figment of my imagination.

Also, probability dictates whatever can happen will happen at one point or another, or, “if it can happen, it will!” Provided nothing in the laws of physics goes against it, it will happen sometime. Remember that next you enter the lottery.

You’re also basically saying you believe in psi. Sorry, I don’t really believe in psi, other than the meson (and even that’s sometimes called J, not psi). The brain cannot directly make something occur in the physical world. For instance, there is a TV in the room I’m in. I cannot possibly think the TV will fall, and, staying here, typing on the laptop, have it fall.

Everything in this universe can be explained with science, logic, and reason. Maybe not now, but later. Remember, if it can, it will.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A Flaw in Relativity

HappyAlcoholic, your logic is flawed.

P = # of photons
E = energy of 1 photon
T = total energy of all photons

Throughout all of these, E is a constant, equalling 0.

When P = 1, T = PE, so T = 0.
When P = 2, T = PE. Plug in 2 for P, to get T = 2E. Since E equals 0, T still equals zero.
P can equal any whole number (you can’t have half a photon!), but T will always equal 0.

Maybe, HappyAlcoholic, you should be HappyNonAlcoholic.

And, Minnakht, photons are always in motion. A photons’ speed is always constant, at c, the speed of light. Since photons always travel at c, if they had mass, we would have noticed.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Type "Kongregate" with only your nose!

Starting off with no caps on, I get:

iohtrf4frewtq5E3W4

It could also be Numbuh 4 spelling “Kongregate” to the best of his abilities. Me typing with my nose, or Numbuh 4 typing? You decide.

(Hint, typed with nose: 986t5’[aqzwbntyjueb r0954kjm36t7.)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A Flaw in Relativity

Pretty much anyone who’s studied even the tiniest bit of physics is familar with Albert Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc^2. Well, I managed to find a particular flaw in it.

Now, the photon is the boson of the electromagnetic force. It is also the sole constitutent of light. They are made up of pure energy, and have zero mass.

Now, we will use the equation E=mc^2 on the photon. Plugging the in the photon’s mass, we get:

E = (0)c^2

Anything multiplied by zero equals zero. We multiply the right side of the equation, yielding a product of zero.

E = 0

So, a photon’s energy equals zero. It is very obvious that a photon has energy: otherwise, they wouldn’t exist in the real world for anywhere near even a second. So, we reach a contradiction. Am I missing something, or did I find a big mistake in relativity?

(The proof I shown is also true for gluons and theoretical gravitons, their masses also equalling zero.)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Math

Originally posted by ilvon:
Originally posted by Aax5:

I don’t think anyone wants to do math in their free time.

I do!

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Other than cancer, what is the worst disease?

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Topic: Forum Games / King of the Hill

(Notice: This game has absolutely nothing to do with the TV show on Adult Swim of which shares the same name.)

In this game, there is a hill. Where that hill came from? Nobody knows. It’s got lush, green grass on it. Not much else, though. The hill has a property deed: whoever has the deed in their possession owns the hill.

For some reason, everybody wants this one hill. Why? We have no idea. There are tons of other hills just like it. Yet they all want this one hill. Anyway, everyone who is anyone is willing to lie, cheat, and steal to get that hill, and willing to do anything they can to keep that hill. Seems pointless. But this is a posting game, it’s supposed to be pointless!

Anyway, the game starts off with me, who owns the Deed. Whoever posts next has to come up with a way to try and attack the hill. For some reason, everyone in the world has unlimited weaponry. You can be as creative as you want when deciding what weapon to use to get that hill: just be appropriate.

For instance:
HyperRadium88: My hill!
Alpha1*: I fire mah lazors at Radium. My hill!

(*For simplificty, when referring to random users, I’ll just use a Greek letter and a number: e.g., Alpha1, Beta2, Gamma3, etc.)

Then, the next poster takes the hill from them.

HyperRadium88: My hill!
Alpha1: I fire mah lazors at Radium. My hill!
Beta2: I nuke the hill. My hill!

And so on.

Beta2: I nuke the hill. My hill!
Gamma3: I send in an army of zombies that eat your brains. My hill!
Delta4: My awesomeness makes you so scared, you run to your mommy. My hill!
Epsilon5: Chuck Norris comes in, roundhouse-kicks you, and gives me the hill. My hill!

You get the point. The only rule is, try not to make your post too long, and don’t get too graphic.

So…

MY HILL!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Female-on-Male Rape - Child Support

You could sue someone whenever you feel wronged. Whether the court is willing to hear, that’s a different story. Whether you would win is still another story. Heck, you could sue because someone took a bite out of your burger even though you didn’t want them to. But I doubt the court would want to hear that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by vikaTae:

Thank you.

When you said no sense, I did indeed assume you meant no access to sensation, as opposed to no consciousness. No sensors meant no ability to sense or react to changes in the outside world, which seemed an impossible way to survive outside of a lab environment.

Its worth noting that a brain also has no sensors. They are connected to it via cranial nerves and the PNS yes, but if you were to expose a conscious, living human brain to the open air, and repeatedly jab it with a fork, that person would not feel any action of the fork at all.


On a side-note, the Loch Ness monster. I don’t feel it is foolish to believe there is something down there, if that belief is part of a wide ranging scientific effort to find evidence of such a creature, using the best technology and strategy we have to offer.

Same with gods, really. In order to see if they can exist, perhaps the best way to find out, is to create one, in the flesh so to speak.

Hence, why you can perform neurosurgery with a conscious patient.

Anyway, I still want to hear TroyToshiba’s response to my statement about these theoretical creatures.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Other than cancer, what is the worst disease?

Originally posted by DarkBaron:

Aphasia is a pretty terrible disease. To know something and to be unable to communicate it must be the worst kind of hell.

Sounds miserable. Almost like… a biological censorship. Trapped within your mind, all your potential going to waste. That does sound horrible.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by HyperRadium88:

If you are to assume anything that is a logical possibility exists, until it is proven they do not exist, then do you believe that, in the heart of the Andromeda galaxy, there are mushroom people who communicate solely through mental means and have no true senses of their own? Answer me that.

I was following you until this point. A network of living beings like that, we would call a brain – each neuron mentally communicating with its neighbors. However, a living being with no access whatsoever to sensory organs, or sensors of any kind?

Not going to live long, at all.

It’s supposed to sound ridiculous, that one example. It is theoretically possible: may not be the most successful species in the history of the Universe, but evolution never was said to be perfect. I gave absolutely no information about the longevity of the species. It probably wouldn’t survive very long at all, unless they were the only creatures left on their world.

Also, an induvidual neuron from the brain cannot sense the world around it on its own. Some neurons are located at sensory organs, which transmits messages to the brain, but alone, the neuron cannot sense anything. When I said “no true sense of their own”, I meant, they are unconscious beings, similar to plants, or bacteria. They do not have their own consciousness.

We could say these are masses of neuron-like plant-like organisms which happen to form in the shape of mushrooms. They have no consciousness. Although, it was admittedly a poor analogy. Replace the mushroom-people thing with whatever theoretically possible, yet ridiculous, object you can think of. I was kind of rushed at the time.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Other than cancer, what is the worst disease?

Originally posted by DarkBaron:
Originally posted by HyperRadium88:

Well-put. I was focusing mainly on infectious diseases, but, any disease that damages the consciousness is truly terrible. I am sure that, the fields of medicine and cybernetics will blur: damaged organs will be replaced with stem cell clones or artificial parts. Although, the consciousness is probably the strangest thing there is in the universe. I am not sure how it could possibly be replaced. I am sure one day, we will find these things out, but for now, the King of Disease is probably Alzhiemer’s. The worst of them all are not infectious, but genetic. I can’t wait for the cures to finally be found. I’m not sure how I can really explain my thoughts about this…

Anyway, this conversation reminds me greatly of this one particular philosophy experiment, about personal identity and what you believe needs to be done in order to survive. Check it out:
http://www.philosophersnet.com/games/identity.php

I just can’t wait for the cure to Alzheimer’s to come: a way to eternally preserve a consciousness. You’re right. Consciousness is irreplacable.

I got psychological reductionism

Same here, psychological reductionism. Provided consciousness is preserved, that’s all that matters.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Other than cancer, what is the worst disease?

Well-put. I was focusing mainly on infectious diseases, but, any disease that damages the consciousness is truly terrible. I am sure that, the fields of medicine and cybernetics will blur: damaged organs will be replaced with stem cell clones or artificial parts. Although, the consciousness is probably the strangest thing there is in the universe. I am not sure how it could possibly be replaced. I am sure one day, we will find these things out, but for now, the King of Disease is probably Alzhiemer’s. The worst of them all are not infectious, but genetic. I can’t wait for the cures to finally be found. I’m not sure how I can really explain my thoughts about this…

Anyway, this conversation reminds me greatly of this one particular philosophy experiment, about personal identity and what you believe needs to be done in order to survive. Check it out:
http://www.philosophersnet.com/games/identity.php

I just can’t wait for the cure to Alzheimer’s to come: a way to eternally preserve a consciousness. You’re right. Consciousness is irreplacable.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by troytoshiba:

I don’t think people here believe in analogy either…but I won’t fight this crowd any more

Okay, let me present you with an analogy.

Would you agree that it is foolish to believe in the Loch Ness Monster, because there is no scientific evidence to support its existence? Now, just replace the phrase “Loch Ness Monster” with “God” and you’ll see my point.

Faith is simply one’s personal beliefs: it exists in the mind, not in reality. Faith cannot be used to describe reality: faith is irrelevant to reality. Scientific evidence is used to describe reality, not faith. It is true that, someday, science will probably reveal how human consciousness works, explains the cause of faith, but science cannot describe faith itself: only its origin. Using just faith to describe reality is foolish: it is like using a salami to describe a toaster.

Imagine a scientist was doing a presentation on the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. He gave no reason at all behind his idea, other than “I have faith in my idea: I believe that this idea is true. That is all that is needed.” This scientist, if he is now even worthy of being given that term, will most certainly not be taken seriously at all, and probably shamed out of the laboratory. Admittedly, someone else may one day find the Loch Ness Monster, but that other scientist will have to present evidence to support the concept, if he is going to be taken seriously.

Again, replace the term “Loch Ness Monster” for “God”, and you should see my point.

If you are to assume anything that is a logical possibility exists, until it is proven they do not exist, then do you believe that, in the heart of the Andromeda galaxy, there are mushroom people who communicate solely through mental means and have no true senses of their own? Answer me that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Other than cancer, what is the worst disease?

It depends, really, on what you define as “worst”: do you mean, the most lethal, or do you mean, the most gruesome symptoms?

In my case, one disease which helps match both pictures is the Ebola virus: one of the most lethal viruses known to mankind, and some of its symptoms are pretty disturbing… although I do suppose cholera wins the “most gruesome” category: pooping to death does not sound very comfortable at all. HIV is also really bad, given its slow, steady, inevitable strategy, which ultimately takes everyone infected. And the prions are also nasty. The slow, painful deaths are the worst, I believe.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is there censorship in schools?

Personally, I do see this as censorship. I can understand the censorship of such websites as pornography, scam websites, and that sort of thing. But restricting particular political and religious beliefs? That is actually censorship.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, censorship is defined as:
1: The institution, system, or practice of censoring.
2: The actions or practices of censors; especially: censorial control exercised repressively.

Repressive censorial control would include blocking off certain political and religious viewpoints.

I hate censorship. I really do. It’s just, the people on top are just comfortable where they are and they don’t want things to change. So, they need to make sure that everyone’s on their side, so they aren’t forced out. And one of the easiest ways to do that is by preventing any ideas against their own wills from getting through.

Allow me to present an example.

Imagine there is a particular principal. Call him A. Now, A is against a concept. Call the concept B. B could be any concept: athiesm, communism, same-sex marriage. Now, A is in control of a network. This network is C. There is also the public, D.
Obviously, A wants D to like him. Since they are against B, they do not want B to spread amongst D. So, being in control of C, they block all websites supporting B, so D is not exposed to the new idea.

Personally, all that should be censored are swear words, porn, and scam websites. Banning access to political ideologies online is corrupt censorship. Just be thankful you don’t live in China. I heard it’s really bad there.