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  1. #1 The Science forum day three... 
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    Hi everybody,

    I guess I should have placed an entry here a few days ago but I went straight to the physics pages and started a riot (sory thread) entitled
    'The hammer and the feather'.

    I am billco - a retired engineer and member of MENSA who loves to keep abreast of most of the sciences - everything in fact except biology ( If I studied the subject I might discover I'm too old to still be alive). Any replies I give will be to the best of my ability if I am unsure I will say so, my typo skills are usually good but do sometimes contain miss stakes.

    For my part I hope to get to do two things here, keep the mind active (that's the last bit that still seems to be working - but then I wouldn't know if wasn't - so you lot will have to tell me if it isn't if you know what I mean..) and maybe help others to achieve a quality understanding of the world upon which the human race is temporarily imprisoned, maybe some of you out there will oneday escape but NOT in the same way I probably will!.

    Whoops - here comes Matron - gotta go!


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    Quote Originally Posted by billco
    For my part I hope to get to do two things here, keep the mind active (that's the last bit that still seems to be working - but then I wouldn't know if wasn't - so you lot will have to tell me if it isn't if you know what I mean..)
    That's the way to go Thinking is healthy, especially when you get older. And regardless of age the human brain is always able to adapt and absorb when confronted with new knowledge (maybe not as quickly as little kiddo's do, but still).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    That's the way to go Thinking is healthy, especially when you get older. And regardless of age the human brain is always able to adapt and absorb when confronted with new knowledge (maybe not as quickly as little kiddo's do, but still).
    I'm not going anywhere YET! (he wrote with a grin) unless it's kicking and screaming !

    I would take issue with you on the kids can learn faster than we can part.
    My personal opinion is that the brain like any other organ will 'waste away' if not used - I have found the older I get the quicker and more I can learn. It's like any skill,the more practiced the easier it is. But you did say 'little' kiddos so I presume you mean the under seven's (then I'll agree for now.... ).

    Cheers mate!
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    True, maybe children just learn faster because they have more to learn :wink:

    I guess the brain specialises during life, so at older age it will be very efficient in that which it's trained in over the years. But young children may take on completely new things more easily. But hey, we don't all need to learn chinese, explaining the world should be enough :P
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    welcome dude,
    your a person who see's full picture. even the frame.

    Miss stakes
    one of the few true lol's.

    look forward to seeing ya round some, perhaps learning from ya (im starting physics this fall)
    dare i say it... you could learn some of the wonders of biology here.
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    welcome dude,
    your a person who see's full picture. even the frame.

    Miss stakes
    one of the few true lol's.

    look forward to seeing ya round some, perhaps learning from ya (im starting physics this fall)
    dare i say it... you could learn some of the wonders of biology here.
    Good luck at school, 'think outside the bottle' cheers.
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    lol welcome maties :-D
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    First year university im rather worried. see i havent done anything since two years ago when i droped it (because our school ran out of numbers to keep it on at all:<) from what i remember, it was very confuseing.
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    Welcome,

    Yes...that's all you get.

    Just...Welcome.
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    aaaah too many noobies. I can't say welcome to them so fast.

    Welcome.
    Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. -Spoon Boy
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    What's that saying...

    Build it and they will come ?

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