## Search found 247 matches

Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Distribution Question
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

### Distribution Question

Never mind, there was an error in my math.
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell Inequalities
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

### Re: Bell Inequalities

With the Copenhagen Interpretation You can't really know the value of 2 angles either because measuring one entangled particle disturbs the other and that fudges your numbers. And as I've stated before rectangles are a bad way to go about it because, yes, every angle has a different rectangle. A bet...
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell Inequalities
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

### Re: Bell Inequalities

To be fair my argument still holds with a rectangle instead of a square: I just messed up with the presentation and accompanying metaphor. The underlying theory is valid but instead of pushing the point I simply thanked you and said I made a mistake. You don't have to be a dick about it. I wasn't tr...
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell Inequalities
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

### Re: Bell Inequalities

Thanks. I have trouble telling different angles apart and I did in fact confuse 135 degrees with 120 degrees.
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "One Million Moms" protest new cartoon SheZow
Replies: 69
Views: 37106

### Re: "One Million Moms" protest new cartoon SheZow

Why would someone even care? It's a cartoon. Entertainment. Either you like it or you don't... and if you like a show that involves a guy wearing a dress how is that different from liking a show that involves guns or violence? It doesn't mean you're going to do it. Maybe I just don't understand &quo...
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Antimatter
Replies: 37
Views: 9657

### Re: Antimatter

Research into the lepton/baryon ratio would probably solve this problem: is there even any way to measure this? I always thought were were more electrons than anything else because of lightning and stuff.
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

I've read some of his stuff (to be fair, usually skimming most of it/dropping it half way through): he usually carefully lays out a foundation, glosses over some key points (I presume he thought such things were irrelevant) and then once he gets going he starts to make some serious leaps of faith wi...
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell Inequalities
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

### Re: Bell Inequalities

Currently Bell Inequalities are used to argue the presence of a "spooky action at a distance." I'm saying such an argument doesn't prove anything since there exists an alternate explanation that doesn't require it. I'm not saying there isn't any spooky action at a distance but rather Bell ...
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell Inequalities
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

### Bell Inequalities

Say you have a particle that's about to move in a random direction. Let's say, for the sake of argument, the particle decides which way to move by drawing a square around itself, then drawing a point randomly on the square and moving straight towards that point. Now if let's say we don't know which ...
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

It's strange too since he contributed quite a bit to mathematics so he should have understood why such a claim like "I think therefore I am" just doesn't work when you examine it. According to a book I read once, Descartes only wanted to contribute to mathematics so people would take his ...
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

"I think therefore I am" is sort of a lame philosophy. How can you prove you are thinking and not just experiencing another's thoughts? Shouldn't it be "I experience therefore I am?" Can nonexistent beings think/experience? The definition of "exist" and "think"...
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Antimatter
Replies: 37
Views: 9657

### Re: Antimatter

So... why most of the negative particles are leptons and positive particles are baryons? I can't see any reason other than dumb luck. Possibly some of the high energy photons that were produced from annihilation went on to produce another electron/positron or proton/antiproton pair and that cycle co...
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Antimatter
Replies: 37
Views: 9657

### Re: Antimatter

Well only a tiny fraction of the energy in the universe is in the form of matter right? Anyway as it's been said it's an open problem because we just don't know enough about the early universe to say anything for certain. I was just presenting the logical solution to the issue and rephrasing the que...
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Antimatter
Replies: 37
Views: 9657

### Re: Antimatter

There aren't galaxies far away that are made of antimatter. If there was they there would be heavy gamma rays coming from the intergalactic space between galaxies and antigalaxies. Honestly just rephrase your question to "why did more antiprotons break into electrons than protons break into pos...
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Antimatter
Replies: 37
Views: 9657

### Re: Antimatter

Is there even an imbalance in charge...? There seems to be a pretty even distribution of protons, electrons, and such and I'm pretty sure it's possible to create a proton/antiproton pair then break the antiproton into an electron and some neutrally charged particles. I mean logically if you're in so...
Fri May 31, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is Quantum Mechanics REALLY "Unintuitive?"
Replies: 32
Views: 10810

### Is Quantum Mechanics REALLY "Unintuitive?"

I hear people say this a lot, like, on the quantum scale things act weirdly... but a lot of this "weirdness" I think comes not from the actual mechanics but the way they're poorly explained by people trying to explain it to others. For example with the double slit experiment I hear people ...
Thu May 30, 2013 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

It's like the universe REALLY doesn't want FTL communication. There's always a catch 22 for every method anyone thinks of.
Wed May 29, 2013 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

I read the attachment and didn't really understand. Is there no way at all, no matter what, to produce 3 particles with the same spins? What about 2 matching and 1 opposite?
Wed May 29, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

We are measuring particle angular momentums in certain directions. It can, for example, have positive angular momentum at 0 degrees and 90 degrees. Normally you can't know both because of the uncertainty principle. So my question is if you can entangle the particle with 2 other particles and measure...
Wed May 29, 2013 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

I was trying to say that: If we measure A1 then B1 (and don't measure A2/B2/C2), we'd get the same value. The same goes for B1/C1 and A1/C1. If we measure A2 then B2 (and don't measure A1/B1/C1), we'd get the same value. The same goes for B2/C2 and A2/C2. Just like how an electron/positron pair prod...
Wed May 29, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

I have 3 particles: A, B, and C. They all have the same spins due to entanglement. Let A1 be if A's angular momentum at 0 degrees and A2 be A's angular momentum at 90 degrees. The same goes for B1, B2, C1, and C2 with respect to B and C. I measure B1 and get a value. I also know that this value is a...
Tue May 28, 2013 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

I'd like to point out that everyone isn't going to suddenly agree on metaphysical things. At best we'll just end up arguing over how to define existence. I personally don't see a difference between physical entities and abstract entities except the way that you personally relate to each entity. So w...
Sun May 26, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

This set would be infinite in size, sure, but still infinitely smaller than the total number of possible planets. So we might get a few Earth variants if we're lucky but I doubt we'd get more than a few. Also I'm sure because of how planets evolve some Earth variants are infinitely more likely than...
Sat May 25, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

I'm probably using the words in the wrong way: I'm not sure of the exact terminology if there is any. I think of the universe sort of like a graph... and I think of graphs in the same way that I think of colors and numbers. It's hard for me to understand how one can exist more or less than another. ...
Sat May 25, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Do you believe in proton decay?
Replies: 25
Views: 10150

### Re: Do you believe in proton decay?

I don't feel there is enough evidence to say for sure. Also they might decay under exotic conditions.
Sat May 25, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

If it's big enough then statistics dictate that there's a near identical copy of the Earth out there, and every other possibility too. People REALLY have to stop propagating that myth. Probabilities don't work like that. For one you're taking a die with an infinite number of faces and rolling it an...
Sat May 25, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

gmalivuk wrote:
snow5379 wrote:You're not being fair. I think you're giving some special property to physical reality and saying hypothetical realities don't have such a property. Tell me exactly what this property is...?
The property of not being a hypothetical reality.

Can you prove our universe isn't hypothetical?
Sat May 25, 2013 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

Yeah that is worse nonsense than middle-Platonism, which was already so much nonsense that even Plato gave it up. You're not being fair. I think you're giving some special property to physical reality and saying hypothetical realities don't have such a property. Tell me exactly what this property i...
Sat May 25, 2013 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikipedia Articles Found To Be Too Hard To Read
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

### Re: Wikipedia Articles Found To Be Too Hard To Read

Wikipedia is meant to hold information... not teach it. Would an article on geometry have to first teach the reader algebra so they can understand it? That's ridiculous.
Sat May 25, 2013 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20714

### Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

So let me get this straight: if you have trust in the police, who refused her a trial, you're a rape apologist? With what we know the police wouldn't give her a trial so something must be seriously wrong with her claims. Look her grab for money (which reports say she was after since day 1) is just d...
Fri May 24, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?
Replies: 78
Views: 17157

### Re: Likelihood of existence of alternate universes?

It depends what your definition of universe is. I could for example construct a universe on paper with just an electron and positron and calculate how they move over time. There's no way to prove such a universe is fundamentally different than our own. And, honestly, why would it be? Is there some m...
Fri May 24, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eric Weinstein - Dark Matter and the Grand Unified Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 6740

### Re: Eric Weinstein - Dark Matter and the Grand Unified Theor

It sounds like something interesting to hear at the very least. Even if he's not 100% right he might help progress scientific knowledge in the right direction with new thoughts and ideas.
Fri May 24, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20714

### Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

Well it's not like this is going anywhere. There's pretty much a 0% chance this woman gets any money or this guy is thrown in jail... at most there will be a trial where she fails to present the evidence she claims to have... and even such a mock trial is unlikely to happen.
Tue May 21, 2013 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question regarding the speed of light
Replies: 12
Views: 4804

### Re: Question regarding the speed of light

The theory that the speed of light might change over time isn't a new one. It's been used before to defend the idea of a young earth. There's overwhelming evidence that light had always traveled at the same speed though: stars carry information about their age for example and by measuring distances,...
Tue May 21, 2013 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 39
Views: 13141

You have to consider also that there weren't that many people in the past. Even if 99% of kills were done with knives or whatever before a certain point it doesn't matter if a single atomic explosion could kill more people than that. Also chemical and biological warfare aren't on the list. What abou...
Tue May 21, 2013 6:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 86584

### Re: US Fast Food Strikes

Would rising the minimum wage to \$15 an hour cause unemployment to rise among the 18 to 21 age group? I'd rather have a 99% unemployment rate than have people working for \$1 a day but there has to be a middle ground somewhere and the current minimum wage doesn't seem THAT bad. Also there's governmen...
Mon May 20, 2013 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question regarding the speed of light
Replies: 12
Views: 4804

### Re: Question regarding the speed of light

I'm pretty sure c=1 throughout the universe. Why wouldn't it be? I'm also pretty sure c stays at 1 regardless of time dilation and everything else and based on geometry it's been proven that light always takes the same amount of time to cover any distance in a vacuum. Like when a star explodes 100,0...
Thu May 16, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20714

### Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

Question: if she can prove in civil court that she was raped, can she than use that to get him incarcerated? I'm not sure how the legal system works, but if she can, I'm all for her to be seen in civil court. It is just disgusting to think that a rapist can just "pay off" someone if they'...
Thu May 16, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20714

### Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

Question: if she can prove in civil court that she was raped, can she than use that to get him incarcerated? I'm not sure how the legal system works, but if she can, I'm all for her to be seen in civil court. It is just disgusting to think that a rapist can just "pay off" someone if they'r...
Thu May 16, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20714

### Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

Then sue the police! There's always someone higher up on the ladder to go after: this has been proven time and time again. If you try hard enough your case will go to court. If you, from day 1, are after money no one (especially not the cops) will take you seriously.