The Eulerian time travel theorem
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The Eulerian time travel theorem
Let's have a look at the list of things for which Leonhard Euler is credited. That's an awful lot of things. An awful lot of important things. Groundbreaking mathematical stuff. You know what the "e" in the number e stands for? Euler. I'm sure I don't need to go on.
Now. How many important things did the other mathematical geniuses of history come up with, per person? Four, maybe five? Look at Euler's list. Could all of these really have been developed by a single person?
Here's what I think happened: Euler came up with a normal number of very important mathematical things. Then, sometime in the distant future, scientists invent a time machine. In the interest of seeing what the present (our distant future) will be like with even greater mathematical and scientific knowledge, they send someone back in time to teach a great mathematicianEulerseveral hundred years' worth of mathematical knowledge, to publish in his own name and further the advancement of mathematics.
Alternatively, they sent back one of their own, who became Leonhard Euler and published some of the important ideas, but originally, there was no Leonhard Euler.
Now. How many important things did the other mathematical geniuses of history come up with, per person? Four, maybe five? Look at Euler's list. Could all of these really have been developed by a single person?
Here's what I think happened: Euler came up with a normal number of very important mathematical things. Then, sometime in the distant future, scientists invent a time machine. In the interest of seeing what the present (our distant future) will be like with even greater mathematical and scientific knowledge, they send someone back in time to teach a great mathematicianEulerseveral hundred years' worth of mathematical knowledge, to publish in his own name and further the advancement of mathematics.
Alternatively, they sent back one of their own, who became Leonhard Euler and published some of the important ideas, but originally, there was no Leonhard Euler.
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I assume you'd like to suggest the same of Gauss? He made more than a handful of advances himself.
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And let us not forget Tesla, who (in his own time, and somewhat unrealistically) was thought by some to be an angelic being from Venus sent to bring scientific knowledge unto mankind.
Point being: There have been some incredible people over the years. Yay them.
Point being: There have been some incredible people over the years. Yay them.
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Insignificant Deification wrote:Point being: There have been some incredible people over the years. Yay them.
Oh, but come now, Insig. How likely is something crazy like that?
Clearly any *reasonable* explanation must involve time travel or extraterrestrials in some way...
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And Atlanteans. Don't forget them!
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xooll wrote:Alternatively, they sent back one of their own, who became Leonhard Euler and published some of the important ideas, but originally, there was no Leonhard Euler.
I've heard this theory before. Except when I heard it, it was regarding the invention of mayonnaise.
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It's all time travelers, you guys.
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And Atlanteans. Don't forget them!
And, if possible, aliens, tibetans and the apocolypse.
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King wrote:And Atlanteans. Don't forget them!
And, if possible, aliens, tibetans and the apocolypse.
Hmm. You might be onto something.
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SecondTalon wrote:And Atlanteans. Don't forget them!
Based on all of the evidence available, it does seem far more plausible that, when the Atlanteans realized their civilization was doomed, they put all of their Secret Energy into transporting Euler into their future so that the fruits of their knowledge would not be lost. He was truly the last Atlantean.
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Brooks wrote: Based on all of the evidence available, it does seem far more plausible that, when the Atlanteans realized their civilization was doomed, they put all of their Secret Energy into transporting Euler into their future so that the fruits of their knowledge would not be lost. He was truly the last Atlantean.
That does seem more plausible, and moving forwards in time takes away a lot of the paradoxes in timetravel.
It would however be even more awesome if Tesla, Euler, Einstein, Da Vinci, Gauss and those guys were all part of a superscience team of atlanteans sent forwards in time to do some stuff but something went wrong and they ended up in different places and times.
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grythyttan wrote:Brooks wrote: Based on all of the evidence available, it does seem far more plausible that, when the Atlanteans realized their civilization was doomed, they put all of their Secret Energy into transporting Euler into their future so that the fruits of their knowledge would not be lost. He was truly the last Atlantean.
That does seem more plausible, and moving forwards in time takes away a lot of the paradoxes in timetravel.
It would however be even more awesome if Tesla, Euler, Einstein, Da Vinci, Gauss and those guys were all part of a superscience team of atlanteans sent forwards in time to do some stuff but something went wrong and they ended up in different places and times.
I think their mission was clear: To save their civilization! A society as advanced as the Atlanteans obviously were wouldn't just let their island sink into the sea without some kind of plan. But since the time travel loop received interference from alien mind beams, the scientific team got scattered across time, and was unable to save Atlantis.
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xooll wrote:grythyttan wrote:Brooks wrote: Based on all of the evidence available, it does seem far more plausible that, when the Atlanteans realized their civilization was doomed, they put all of their Secret Energy into transporting Euler into their future so that the fruits of their knowledge would not be lost. He was truly the last Atlantean.
That does seem more plausible, and moving forwards in time takes away a lot of the paradoxes in timetravel.
It would however be even more awesome if Tesla, Euler, Einstein, Da Vinci, Gauss and those guys were all part of a superscience team of atlanteans sent forwards in time to do some stuff but something went wrong and they ended up in different places and times.
I think their mission was clear: To save their civilization! A society as advanced as the Atlanteans obviously were wouldn't just let their island sink into the sea without some kind of plan. But since the time travel loop received interference from alien mind beams, the scientific team got scattered across time, and was unable to save Atlantis.
Or...was it?
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Clearly, the atlanteans foresaw a great catastrophe that would befall mankind, using some sort of "time vision" thingy, and then sent their best and their brightest forwards to strategically guide mankind past the catastrophuck that was coming. Unfortunately, the reptilians found the time ripples left by their hurclean efforts and sent a doomsday device back to destroy them. When the final few atlanteans fix the future, the last one will then kill all the reptilians and eat them for breakfast from then on, having put them on ice. Oh, and then atlanta will return from a time bubble that they secretly used to foil all the shenanigans of the reptilians and have a big feast on reptilians at which the phrase "tastes like chicken" will be heard a lot (except in atlantean, of course).
Clearly.
Clearly.
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jestingrabbit wrote:and then atlanta will return from a time bubble
That explains a great many things
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I am, for some reason, reminded of Lem's Star Diaries. The twentieth journey.
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Insignificant Deification wrote:And let us not forget Tesla, who (in his own time, and somewhat unrealistically) was thought by some to be an angelic being from Venus sent to bring scientific knowledge unto mankind.
Point being: There have been some incredible people over the years. Yay them.
A proposition: There has only been one incredible person over the years, that person being Time Traveler Euler.
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@OP: "e" very likely does not stand for Euler. (Fact)
Clearly "e" stood for the agent that delivered the secrets to Euler. Agent "e" of MIB.
Clearly "e" stood for the agent that delivered the secrets to Euler. Agent "e" of MIB.
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3.14159265... wrote:@OP: "e" very likely does not stand for Euler. (Fact)
Clearly "e" stood for the agent that delivered the secrets to Euler. Agent "e" of MIB.
Actually, all known constants of nature are based on Euler. You'll notice that rearranging the letters of Euler and changing what the letters are, you can spell "gravity" "pi" and "alephnull". This agent "e" was probably just Euler from farther in the future than the original Euler.
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Sir_Elderberry wrote:3.14159265... wrote:@OP: "e" very likely does not stand for Euler. (Fact)
Clearly "e" stood for the agent that delivered the secrets to Euler. Agent "e" of MIB.
Actually, all known constants of nature are based on Euler. You'll notice that rearranging the letters of Euler and changing what the letters are, you can spell "gravity" "pi" and "alephnull". This agent "e" was probably just Euler from farther in the future than the original Euler.
I endorse this as it tenuously implies my EulerAsEveryone theory.
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I find it hilarious that this thread is (ok, was, me posting ruined it) just above "Making the world a weirder place" in the thread list.
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Also: good theory, but it needs more raptor conspiracies. And more Summer Glau.
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mmx49 wrote:Insignificant Deification wrote:And let us not forget Tesla, who (in his own time, and somewhat unrealistically) was thought by some to be an angelic being from Venus sent to bring scientific knowledge unto mankind.
Point being: There have been some incredible people over the years. Yay them.
A proposition: There has only been one incredible person over the years, that person being Time Traveler Euler.
It's so obvious now that you say it outright...
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wing wrote:jestingrabbit wrote:and then atlanta will return from a time bubble
That explains a great many things
that's how you say it in atlantean.
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Kaletécho wrote:If Euler is Oiler, should we be pronouncing e as oy?
If it's followed by a u, and the word is German, then yes.
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phlip wrote:Kaletécho wrote:If Euler is Oiler, should we be pronouncing e as oy?
If it's followed by a u, and the word is German, then yes.
I'm pretty sure he was referring to the natural base of the logarithms.
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mmx49 wrote:A proposition: There has only been one incredible person over the years, that person being Time Traveler Euler.
So is Euler like the slayer then: into each generation an Euler is sent from the past?
Who is this generation's Euler?
Maybe the reptilians are also sending an agent through time to try and stop Euler.
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Sneds wrote:mmx49 wrote:A proposition: There has only been one incredible person over the years, that person being Time Traveler Euler.
So is Euler like the slayer then: into each generation an Euler is sent from the past?
Who is this generation's Euler?
Maybe the reptilians are also sending an agent through time to try and stop Euler.
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An interesting analogy. Are you saying that the agent the reptilians have sent after Euler is, in fact, Euler himself?
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Oh my god....
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...all mathematicians are raptors, you guys.
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...all mathematicians are raptors, you guys.
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xooll wrote:Oh my god....
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...all mathematicians are raptors, you guys.
I've got an Combine Overwatch Pulse Rifle. Everyone else, arm yourselves. Meet me at the mathematics board in ten minutes. If any of you fear death, don't bother coming. Because they don't.
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Insignificant Deification wrote:But lest ye be men of valour, come nay further! For ahead lies the lair of the most. . .
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Right! Where are we going?
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To our gruesome deaths at the hands of Euler and his raptor army!
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I guess that's our only option. I'll grab my pitchfork.
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I, a completely neutral party, strongly urge you to stop.
Because your doom is assured. You'll only make it slightly harder for u^Hthem if you struggle.
Because your doom is assured. You'll only make it slightly harder for u^Hthem if you struggle.
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YOU FOOLS!
I, EULER, WILL KNOCK YOU ALL DOWN!
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We're all going to get an Euler Number of 1.
Leonhard Euler Fact: One's Euler Number is the number of hits it takes Leonhard Euler to smash your skull.
Leonhard Euler Fact: One's Euler Number is the number of hits it takes Leonhard Euler to smash your skull.
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