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  1. #1 What Blows Your Mind? 
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    I don't know if there is already a thread on this or not if so I apologize. I wanted to see what blows your guy's minds... whether it be math related, science related, just anything that blows your mind.

    For me I'd have to say: the fact that everything is 99.99% nothing... just BOOM!


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    I'd have to say the night sky.

    If you're ever in the outback or some similarly remote place where there's no noise of any kind and no lights anywhere within miles and miles, looking up into the sky ............ and realising that we are all made of stardust. Kapow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    booo!
    !!!! Don't startle me like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post

    Very interesting hat... solar-powered turbo-fan safari hat... who would have thought?


    ...Ok I just got the joke
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    what blows my mind ? this :

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    my mind is continuously blown, when i ponder that our bodies are majority ...water. 0_o

    how can that be???

    Water properties: The water in you (Water Science for Schools)
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    + considering that you're made of atoms and atoms are mostly empty space, the conclusion is ...
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    The fact that we are located somewhere between infinity. No matter which way you go, from a microscopic level to looking at the universe, each extends infinitely in their respective directions.
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    The fact that reality exists and slaps me in the face every morning I wake up.
    May it never end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    my mind is continuously blown, when i ponder that our bodies are majority ...water. 0_o

    how can that be???

    Water properties: The water in you (Water Science for Schools)
    The thought of water being the main substance in our bodies, and we have no explanation for what it is, is mind blowing and mind boggling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    we have no explanation for what it is,


    Start here...

    Water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Fractals and fractal geometry.

    I lack the vocabulary to describe just how awesomely mindblowing I find them.
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    That damn refrigerator light, and how cats stare out of windows in deep fascination for hours on end.
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    It was really stress that blows out my mind. Good thing, there is a special person who is there to lighten up my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    my mind is continuously blown, when i ponder that our bodies are majority ...water. 0_o

    how can that be???

    Water properties: The water in you (Water Science for Schools)

    Life is water carrying itself uphill.
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    In fourty years from now, if you you place a human brain and a laptop inside a sealed box and ask questions, you won't be able to distinguish between the two. So, you must conclude the computer has attained consciousness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer w/Straw View Post
    In fourty years from now, if you you place a human brain and a laptop inside a sealed box and ask questions, you won't be able to distinguish between the two. So, you must conclude the computer has attained consciousness.
    But the big question is will it be able to spell "forty". (Sorry couldn't resist).
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    The changeover from fetal to adult circulation. Valves close, blood circulation reverses direction in some major vessels, we lose our connection to the placenta where we formerly got all our food/oxygen, we have to breathe for the first time, several of our veins change from "red" to "blue*" blood - and we survive it.

    (* - deoxygenated blood; not quite blue, more like a very dark red)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer w/Straw View Post
    In fourty years from now, if you you place a human brain and a laptop inside a sealed box and ask questions, you won't be able to distinguish between the two. So, you must conclude the computer has attained consciousness.
    Only if I can make it suffer, laugh, and cry!
    There is more to conciousness than just being able to pass a Turing test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beer w/Straw View Post
    In fourty years from now, if you you place a human brain and a laptop inside a sealed box and ask questions, you won't be able to distinguish between the two. So, you must conclude the computer has attained consciousness.
    But the big question is will it be able to spell "forty". (Sorry couldn't resist).
    I couldn't. I had to double-check because "forty" looked wrong, like it was referring to a building and not a number, but you're absolutely right.
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    I purposely spelled it the way I did.

    My hatred runs deep for the way U.S. and British use digits differently to express dates.

    Imma rebel until the world grows a fricking brain cell!
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    I believe it's for the same reason we don't spell 50 as "Fivty".

    Not sure exactly what that reason is, only that there is one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    I believe it's for the same reason we don't spell 50 as "Fivty".Not sure exactly what that reason is, only that there is one.
    "fivty". Fi, second word in "fee fi fo fum" which is a quatrain, quatrain is four.V, Roman numeral for five. Ty, beginning of Tyrant, tyrants are dictatorial figures, dictators are one person. 4+5+1=10 Multiply ten by the number of letters in fivty, 10x5=50. Which makes it easy to remember and simpler than "fifty".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Physicsforall View Post
    What blows your mind?
    Stuff like Finding Emilie, wow!

    "Pull me out of the wall?"
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    The drop that you hold in your hand

    Is part of the water which was the cradle of all life

    On this planet Aeons ago,

    The first rain that splashed down on the hot earth

    To form the first sea.

    Each drop, in sunlight

    Has risen from the sea in countless ages

    And fallen to the earth again

    As rain.



    The drop that you hold in your hand

    Has been a prism forming myriad rainbows,

    Has travelled underground streams

    Bubbling through dark caverns,

    The architect of cathedral caves,

    Formed valleys

    And split granite.



    The drop that you hold in your hand

    Has flowed down broad rivers,

    Has risen in the sap of trees,

    Has been the sweat of slaves ,

    And the tears of children.

    It has become the foam-topped waves

    And deep unfathomable depths

    Of vast dark lakes

    And seas.



    The drop that you hold in your hand

    Has been part of the great flood.

    It has been a dewdrop on a blade of grass,

    A drop that has been pounded

    Through the hearts of whales in blood,

    And lain in an eagle's egg.

    It has travelled in the fluid of a poet's brain

    And dripped from the wounds of the dying.



    The drop that you hold in your hand

    Has been trapped in the snows of the Arctic,

    Reflected the sun in desert oasis,

    And refreshed the weary.



    This drop,

    Unimaginably old,

    Yet fresh and New,

    Is evaporating slowly from your hand

    To mingle with the air you breathe, perhaps,

    Or drift in a sun-topped cloud

    A thousand feet above the earth.

    Imagine its journey from your hand

    Where will it go?

    You can direct its journey

    As it evaporates.

    Send your consciousness with it.

    It is the water of life.

    It is still water.
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    Water has been everywhere, that is literally the only thing that blew my mind on this page so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer w/Straw View Post
    I purposely spelled it the way I did.

    My hatred runs deep for the way U.S. and British use digits differently to express dates.

    Imma rebel until the world grows a fricking brain cell!
    Dates should be expressed like this: 22 March 2014. See, no ambiguity.
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    That the origin of life is too convenient.

    Just "so happened" that lightning created animo acids and protein to form DNA and protein strands and then cells. And "so happened" that Earth is in the Sun's habitable zone, has Jupiter to shield out comets, and the Sun is suitable to house life.

    And "so happened" that mammals evolved counter to dinosaurs and once the asteroid hit this left the space for mammals to evolve until we arrived.

    Not saying God exists or that God "planned" anything, but the odds of this all happening by chance are too remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looshooz View Post
    That the origin of life is too convenient.

    Just "so happened" that lightning created animo acids and protein to form DNA and protein strands and then cells. And "so happened" that Earth is in the Sun's habitable zone, has Jupiter to shield out comets, and the Sun is suitable to house life.

    And "so happened" that mammals evolved counter to dinosaurs and once the asteroid hit this left the space for mammals to evolve until we arrived.

    Not saying God exists or that God "planned" anything, but the odds of this all happening by chance are too remote.

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    trying to see the universe as it is thought to be by scientific minds. when i am star-looking at night the size of the universe is a very challenging type of thinking. also the extremely small universe and properties of quantum mechanics is also a challenge still beyond my understanding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
    trying to see the universe as it is thought to be by scientific minds. when i am star-looking at night the size of the universe is a very challenging type of thinking. also the extremely small universe and properties of quantum mechanics is also a challenge still beyond my understanding
    Yeah, amazing isn't it?
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    Grief is the price we pay for love. (CM Parkes) Our postillion has been struck by lightning. (Unknown) War is always the choice of the chosen who will not have to fight. (Bono) The years tell much what the days never knew. (RW Emerson) Reality is not always probable, or likely. (JL Borges)
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    Nolan Erickson, 6, has been spending a lot of time in the hospital with his 14-month-old brother Matthew.

    Matthew was born with brain cancer and has undergone six surgeries and five rounds of chemotherapy; the family hasn't left his side.

    "We have been in the hospital for 11 months out of the 14 that Matthew has been alive," mother Sue Erickson says. "Nolan has spent his last two birthdays here. Smiles come few and far between."

    But on one day for Nolan, Matthew and their 2-year-old sister Sophia, there was a break from all the sadness.

    The three superheroes, window washers from Corporate Cleaning Services, were fighting grime as they rappelled down from the 23rd floor. The heroes circled all around the building, waving, giving a thumbs up and creating soap designs as they went.

    "The superheroes' lines were hanging right in front of our window," Erickson says. "The kids just sat there waiting for 45 minutes to see which one it was. It was Spider-Man. When you see your kids excited and smiling as a parent it was more than I could ever ask for."

    Hundreds of kids, staff and families were mesmerized by the superheroes swinging around the building for hours.

    "I have been here a lot of years but I have never seen anything like it nothing can brighten a day like a superhero," says Kathleen Keenan, hospital spokesperson. "These three men truly became real-life superheroes when they were on that building and their ropes became their webs. It was magical."

    Keenan added: "It was like each kid had their own superhero for a moment, it was like there was no glass between them."

    The superhuman trend is spreading all over the country:

    • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., has had two visits, one in October from the American National Skyline's superheroes and one in December from elves, says spokesperson Sara Burnett.
    • The youngsters at Ministry St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis., got a big surprise in December when Spider-Man, Batman, and Captain America left the place smiling and squeaky clean, says Geoffrey Huys, hospital spokesperson.
    • In St. Petersburg, Fla., at least 40 or 50 inpatient children at All Children's Hospital caught a glimpse of Spiderman last month, says hospital spokesperson Roy Adams.

    "We try all the time here to make it as fun as possible," Adams says. "We are trying to make kids forget that they are in the hospital and are going through these tough medical issues. We have celebrities come in, but this was a different kind of VIP visit because, well, they were coming down the side of the building."







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    Swim like a dolphin



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    Basically jetski jets on your feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
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    Basically jetski jets on your feet.
    That's pretty damn cool.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
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    Every spring, I am delighted to watch my seeds germinate, and the smaller the seed, the more elaborate the plant or flower. Then I marvel that humans, horses and other mammals are conceived from 'seeds' that are too small to be seen with the human eye.

    As I watch the Yukon landscape recover from winter every year, it seems like a mystic rebirth that all this life survives the bitter cold. Yesterday, I noticed small Fireweed sprouts and Lambsquarter seedlings so I know that we are just entering the window of opportunity for direct seeding flowers and veggies outdoors. Indoors, I already have tomato plants setting fruit, the seeds planted on March 3rd.

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    Insect-eating plants. I bloody love them, they're simply amazing.
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    Edward Snowden IS Gordon Freeman!

    • White
    • Adult
    • Male
    • Beard
    • Glasses
    • English-speaking
    • Former government scientist
    • Worked in remote area
    • In America
    • Knows too much
    • Intends to free humanity from grasp of "our benefactors"
    • Lives in dystopian times
    • Faces hostile situations
    • Constantly on the run
    • Chased by government
    • Escaped to alien world (ha ha)
    • Six-letter, two-syllable first name
    • Seven-letter, two-syllable last name
    • Good-looking girlfriend (with a two-syllable first name and one-syllable last name)

    (I gotta stop I'm starting to freak myself out here)
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    My mind blows my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    My mind blows my mind.
    You must be easily impressed.
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    My mind blows my mind.
    You must be easily impressed.
    Your mind blows my mind, any better?
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    My mind blows my mind.
    You must be easily impressed.
    Your mind blows my mind, any better?
    Then you must be very easily impressed.
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    What blows my mind is how people like Stargate don't use theirs.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
    Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

    Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
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    My mind blows my mind.
    You must be easily impressed.
    Your mind blows my mind, any better?
    Then you must be very easily impressed.
    That's better, you even sound like the old Strange with a hint of comedy.
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    What blows my mind is how people like Stargate don't use theirs.
    So Alex we cannot trust what you say anymore with a blown mind. I had no idea Stargate could be so powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
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    What blows my mind is how people like Stargate don't use theirs.
    So Alex we cannot trust what you say anymore with a blown mind. I had no idea Stargate could be so powerful.
    And the stupid, meaningless rejoinders continue.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
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    Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
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    What blows my mind is how people like Stargate don't use theirs.
    So Alex we cannot trust what you say anymore with a blown mind. I had no idea Stargate could be so powerful.
    And the stupid, meaningless rejoinders continue.
    In the short time that I've had to put up with his BS posting style I've learned to expect nothing but. My hat is off to you, and the others, for putting up with this 'guy' for so long.
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    What blows my mind is how people like Stargate don't use theirs.
    So Alex we cannot trust what you say anymore with a blown mind. I had no idea Stargate could be so powerful.
    And the stupid, meaningless rejoinders continue.
    In the short time that I've had to put up with his BS posting style I've learned to expect nothing but. My hat is off to you, and the others, for putting up with this 'guy' for so long.
    Don't put up with me, teach the younger ones who will listen to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    Don't put up with me, teach the younger ones who will listen to you.
    You are occasionally useful as a lesson in irrationality, sloppy thinking and ignorance. A good example of what not to do. So thanks for that.
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    He's certainly a reminder that while ignorance can be fixed, stupidity is a life sentence.
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    LOL...

    Silly me for commending you all for your tolerance and educational style on another thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    Don't put up with me, teach the younger ones who will listen to you.
    You are occasionally useful as a lesson in irrationality, sloppy thinking and ignorance. A good example of what not to do. So thanks for that.
    You are welcome, at least you will learn to control you emotions and by extension you composure.
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    OK enough Stargate bashing for today I hope you are now fed and filled. Bye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    You are welcome, at least you will learn to control you emotions and by extension you composure.
    Why do you think that pointing out that you are wrong and irrational is an emotional reaction? Is it because everything you say is just an emotional outburst? You can't understand that other people might be educated and think rationally?

    Does it make you feel good to make you think you might make people angry? Sorry to disappoint you, but you cause no emotional reaction at all (well, a slight pity, maybe). So if you are trolling to stir up angry reactions, I'm afraid it isn't working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    So if you are trolling to stir up angry reactions, I'm afraid it isn't working.
    I get a little angry with Stargate's posts because I think that maybe someone will see the non-science woo that he posts, look at his profile and see 1800 posts, and think that maybe this guy knows what he is talking about. That's a disservice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    You are welcome, at least you will learn to control you emotions and by extension you composure.
    Why do you think that pointing out that you are wrong and irrational is an emotional reaction? Is it because everything you say is just an emotional outburst? You can't understand that other people might be educated and think rationally?

    Does it make you feel good to make you think you might make people angry? Sorry to disappoint you, but you cause no emotional reaction at all (well, a slight pity, maybe). So if you are trolling to stir up angry reactions, I'm afraid it isn't working.
    Great that is all I was waiting to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    Great that is all I was waiting to hear.
    It would be nice to think that this means you are going to stop deliberately posting nonsense... but somehow I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    Great that is all I was waiting to hear.
    It would be nice to think that this means you are going to stop deliberately posting nonsense... but somehow I doubt it.
    Take heart Strange, what would you do if I was not there? At least I get you angry and out of breath, don't you even like me for that? I have to use a lot of energy to deal with your insecurities, but I don't mind I will do anything for the forum people at least while I am sitting in my computer chair. You know I make this picture of you getting out of bed and running to the computer to see what your stupid friend Stargate has to say today. I bet you sit up at nights trying to finalize what you are going to say to me. OK, don't take me too serious, because out of most of the other followers you seem to know more and do try to give answers most of the times. Even though at times you get obnoxious I read your answers all the time, and yes I do learn some things from you although you may think it is not possible. It is passing strange why you super scientist think my input is so out of whack yet you read every word I say and take them so seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Physicsforall View Post
    I don't know if there is already a thread on this or not if so I apologize. I wanted to see what blows your guy's minds... whether it be math related, science related, just anything that blows your mind.

    For me I'd have to say: the fact that everything is 99.99% nothing... just BOOM!

    Possibly trying to understand the chain of causality that has led to our existence, the further along this chain we get the more strange and complicated things become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    At least I get you angry and out of breath
    Except you don't get me angry, remember. I told you that.

    It is passing strange why you super scientist think my input is so out of whack yet you read every word I say and take them so seriously.
    Because, as someone else noted, it is dangerous to let people post nonsense without pointing out that it is crap. It could mislead the innocent and naive.

    I don't take anything you write seriously because it is obvious now that you are deliberately trolling. I assume you find that amusing. That is pretty sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    At least I get you angry and out of breath
    Except you don't get me angry, remember. I told you that.

    It is passing strange why you super scientist think my input is so out of whack yet you read every word I say and take them so seriously.
    Because, as someone else noted, it is dangerous to let people post nonsense without pointing out that it is crap. It could mislead the innocent and naive.

    I don't take anything you write seriously because it is obvious now that you are deliberately trolling. I assume you find that amusing. That is pretty sad.
    Strange, if you could for a minute stop prejudging you would understand where I am coming from. I don't intend to fool you or anyone. If you notice it is some of you that attack every word I say that sometimes I do not get a chance to even read what is said, less more respond correctly. Most of the time is taken up trying to get through. Here I am again trying to tell you that I am doing the best I can with the scientific jargon, and the English language. I sometimes think you are moles set to take down anyone who does not see, or understand it your way. I just do not think that you or some of you are able to do any better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Physicsforall View Post
    I don't know if there is already a thread on this or not if so I apologize. I wanted to see what blows your guy's minds... whether it be math related, science related, just anything that blows your mind.

    For me I'd have to say: the fact that everything is 99.99% nothing... just BOOM!
    Bach's Art of Fugue. Esp, the uncompleted final fugue, in which for the first and last time - blind and dying- he signs his name in the music: B♭A C B♮ (in the German convention).

    There is such a transcendental majesty and calm about the whole work. I intend to listen to it when my own hour comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    Strange, if you could for a minute stop prejudging ...
    I am not prejudging. I am commenting on what you have said.
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    Lately the weather cause i can't understand the weather why its so unfriendly.
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    Lately the weather cause i can't understand the weather why its so unfriendly.
    We're all getting that. First signs of climate change, probably.
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    What blows my mind? The fact that in the age of the internet where relevant information on the subject is only a google search away there are people who can believe and post crap like this:

    http://www.thescienceforum.com/trash...tml#post569402

    I mean, really, WTF is wrong with them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    What blows my mind? The fact that in the age of the internet where relevant information on the subject is only a google search away there are people who can believe and post crap like this:

    http://www.thescienceforum.com/trash...tml#post569402

    I mean, really, WTF is wrong with them...
    Oh I thought you were going to mention that film "Scanners". I recall Halliwell's one line review of this said, drily, "Probably not as many exploding heads as one might wish."

    Where is Frank Baker when you need him, eh?
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    I've posted some new "evidence" for "Frank" in that thread, hehehe...
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    do you know this situation when you get wether hot or cold water on your hands and it hurts, but you dont know if it is damn cold r damn hot?

    mh..kind of hard to explain^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franticfrank View Post
    do you know this situation when you get wether hot or cold water on your hands and it hurts, but you dont know if it is damn cold r damn hot?

    mh..kind of hard to explain^^

    A possible explanation could be that whilst there are temperature receptors for both cold and warm temperatures in the dermis,
    the dermal nocireceptors do not have such a distinction and therefore cannot distinguish between noxious high temperatures and damaging low temperatures.
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    I develop your mind by solving issues on ingenuity.
    I also love to solve tasks IQ tests. There are many issues with non-standard solution.
    The solution of these tasks is developing brain.

    Recently I found a great site with free IQ tests:
    http://www.treningmozga.com/tests_iq_en.html

    I advise everyone from time to time to analyze the new logical questions. That develops general intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Physicsforall View Post
    The switchover from fetal to postnatal circulation. It's a wonder we survive at all.
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    The switchover from fetal to postnatal circulation. It's a wonder we survive at all.
    Good point.

    I've always seen that huge boost to neural functioning because of oxygenation once the newborn is now breathing for itself as a marvelous kind of awakening. But you're right. The fact that the whole system is set up and can Go! in a whole new direction at that point rather than simply looking at the end results is pretty spectacular.
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    What blows my mind?


    A debate with a Norwegian man who sorry (screws) anyone anywhere and everywhere because he has a spine. Well I am in a monogamous relationship (NOT that I haven't been tempted over the last 40).....and he called me ignorant because that is the norm in cultures. Well you know...it is accepted in some cultures, but not the norm.

    Sorry I am venting.

    Not only that....sis called me in hysterics...her spousy has just been DX'd with esophageal cancer. She just lost her only child.

    Sorry, I am crying..I was rock solid calm with her but fuck...what words can I say. I tried....I really tried.....I can only share this cause you don't know me personally....I think he is going to refuse treatment..after watching Jeremy fight so hard that whole year till he said ...
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    She doesn't need this
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    Very sorry to hear of your BIL's diagnosis, babe.

    The capacity of life to change in the blink of an eye, from bliss to bastard, is indeed mind-blowing.

    Granted, sometimes life can reverse direction in the opposite way and sometimes people actually do win the lottery and are set for life, but mostly life itself is the lottery.

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    Sorry, I am crying..I was rock solid calm with her but fuck...what words can I say. I tried....I really tried.....I can only share this cause you don't know me personally....I think he is going to refuse treatment..after watching Jeremy fight so hard that whole year till he said ...
    "I'm done, Mom."

    She doesn't need this
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    We're late, darling,we're late,
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    Very sorry to hear this and my heart goes out to them and you too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Very sorry to hear of your BIL's diagnosis, babe.

    The capacity of life to change in the blink of an eye, from bliss to bastard, is indeed mind-blowing.

    Granted, sometimes life can reverse direction in the opposite way and sometimes people actually do win the lottery and are set for life, but mostly life itself is the lottery.

    Thanks my dear. But my family has had this ongoing ....we need a break!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Sorry, I am crying..I was rock solid calm with her but fuck...what words can I say. I tried....I really tried.....I can only share this cause you don't know me personally....I think he is going to refuse treatment..after watching Jeremy fight so hard that whole year till he said ...
    "I'm done, Mom."

    She doesn't need this
    by Ogden Nash with Kurt Weill from "One Touch of Venus"

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    Love is pure gold and time a thief.
    We're late, darling,we're late,
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    too soon, too soon....



    Very sorry to hear this and my heart goes out to them and you too.
    Thank you....THat made me cry!
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    What blows my mind?

    The Loneliest Whale in the World , aka the 52-Hertz Whale. (What?!)

    Grief is the price we pay for love. (CM Parkes) Our postillion has been struck by lightning. (Unknown) War is always the choice of the chosen who will not have to fight. (Bono) The years tell much what the days never knew. (RW Emerson) Reality is not always probable, or likely. (JL Borges)
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    My husband. He is so fucking smart. Sometimes so damn stubborn too! But a BRILLIANT man. Probably how he won over a theatre whore.....totally out of his realm of knowledge...
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    What blows my mind more than a very stupid medical situation that has caused lots of trouble for more than 100 years is a solution that's so embarrassingly simple.

    Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery | Talk Video | TED.com

    "It is puncture itself that causes risk. H.C. Jacobaeus (1912)
    Grief is the price we pay for love. (CM Parkes) Our postillion has been struck by lightning. (Unknown) War is always the choice of the chosen who will not have to fight. (Bono) The years tell much what the days never knew. (RW Emerson) Reality is not always probable, or likely. (JL Borges)
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    Perhaps my mind is easily blow, (does that mean my brain is a tramp?). A while back i read about Eratosthenes, born in 276 bce. He heard of a well in Syene where at noon on June 21 the sun would shine rate to the bottom. From this he was able to calculate the circumference of the earth.
    He placed a stick in the ground in Alexandria and measured the angle of the shadow (7.2 degrees).

    7.2 is 1/50 of 360 degrees. So the distance from Syene to Alexandria must be 1/50 of the earth’s circumference, 250 000 stades.
    If he was using Greek stades (185 metres), then he was over by 15%.
    If using Egyptian stades (157 metres) then 2% under.


    Sounds easy to us but in 276 bce, How could he have ever thought of that method. It blows my mind.
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