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    September 1st, 2015, 10:03 AM
    geordief replied to a thread What is TIME ? in General Discussion
    Is it fair to see the "speed of light" as just one example of the speed of massless objects in a vacuum? Is that why there is a universal speed...
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    August 31st, 2015, 10:17 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Wormholes. in General Discussion
    Is there any possibility that a wormhole could be created simultaneously with the Big Bang? Would conditions at that time be as close to...
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    August 30th, 2015, 04:42 AM
    geordief replied to a thread What is TIME ? in General Discussion
    Markus,have you any observation as to what it means that we all move through spacetime at the speed of light?* Is this just a mathematical...
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    August 30th, 2015, 04:29 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Wormholes. in General Discussion
    Is there anything to the observation that , even if the distance was enormously reduced the work entailed in achieving those conditions (when taken...
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    August 30th, 2015, 02:44 AM
    Also as a non resident it occurs to me that the Republican opposition has no partisan interest in a popular Democratic president. Therefore , as...
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    August 29th, 2015, 05:08 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Labour Purge in Politics
    The Tories won the last two elections. Their policies therefore have electoral validity. If Labour has to run with some of the choices made by...
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    August 28th, 2015, 08:26 AM
    Can't resist picking a fight with Homer:smile: The quote Origin of quote in Abercrombie's The Blade Itself - Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack...
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    August 28th, 2015, 05:11 AM
    People can have genuine reasons for that. (they can also just be dicks , I would have instinctively thought) Has any research been done into USA...
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    August 28th, 2015, 04:37 AM
    geordief started a thread Wormholes. in General Discussion
    I have read that ,according to GR it is possible that spacetime can become so distorted that 2 points that are otherwise distant can otherwise become...
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    August 27th, 2015, 02:20 PM
    What happens in the States if you get a gun? Is it your's for life unless something bad happens? Should gun owners be obliged to pass a test every...
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    August 26th, 2015, 07:19 PM
    I think in Europe people think that the gun "laws" in the States lead to more negative consequences than what prevails over here. I can't say if...
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    August 26th, 2015, 06:37 PM
    Well done ! If it hadn't been flying colours you'ld have been grounded;-)
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    August 26th, 2015, 07:38 AM
    Wasn't that Tom Ripley's problem (as shown at the end) ?
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    August 26th, 2015, 05:09 AM
    Can it be shown that people who have no religious beliefs perform better in scientific tasks? (I doubt it) Perhaps in investigating "religious "...
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    August 26th, 2015, 04:51 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Labour Purge in Politics
    The reason for this is obvious. How can people (even Tories and people hostile to the Labour Party) expect to sign up simply in order to put a...
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    August 25th, 2015, 04:04 PM
    geordief replied to a thread Nuke Destroyer in General Discussion
    Don't forget that any unilateral improvement in defense capabilities (it is a crazy world) can be viewed as another ramping up of the (nuclear or...
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    August 25th, 2015, 02:46 PM
    And , hopefully following the same logic it could be a compensation for a lack of understanding of the exterior world , bearing in mind the the...
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    August 24th, 2015, 04:57 PM
    Not literally :smile: . What I am asking is what level of computing power it would take to : (a) make an detailed inventory of the Earth* in its ...
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    August 23rd, 2015, 03:43 PM
    Exchemist may have answered your point in his post#14 . You need to be practical and not dogmatic In a discussion forum it may be reasonable to...
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    August 23rd, 2015, 11:37 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Space in General Discussion
    Playing devils advocate , if the expansion was *occurring also at the "room" level , would you not then notice it because your measuring rod would...
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    August 23rd, 2015, 10:11 AM
    I think you are right (I expressed myself quite badly.) Could self consciousness be an imbalance/disorder of self awareness -too much...
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    August 23rd, 2015, 09:53 AM
    A bit off topic ,it is interesting that it is commonly said that "respect for authority" is going out of fashion. Groups of professionals are...
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    August 23rd, 2015, 02:23 AM
    I thought it ran more along the lines of "Don't go out in the rain -you will catch a cold. Daddy's a doctor" That is the way I think I have...
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    August 22nd, 2015, 03:06 AM
    I take it that your reference point is also moving through time(?) Is it possible (or meaningful) to use a reference point that does not move in...
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    August 22nd, 2015, 02:56 AM
    How does this work in the mind? Is it the same thing as self consciousness? Is it a good thing? Can it be good to have the opposite mental...
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    August 21st, 2015, 04:31 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Travel back in time in Physics
    Hm , if (as it seems to me) that time travel is a priori impossible is this another way to show that FTL is impossible?
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    August 21st, 2015, 02:37 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Is this plagiarism? in Physics
    As you say ,you have to guess at the original text. If you are able to do that ,using guesswork for a passage or two you can search (in quotes...
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