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    who invented wheel?
    who discovered that animals can be eaten like pig?
    what is 4d?
    what is alchemy
    is it possible to manipulate time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adikboy View Post
    1. who invented wheel?
    2. who discovered that animals can be eaten like pig?
    3. what is 4d?
    4. what is alchemy
    5. is it possible to manipulate time?
    thank you in advance.
    1. No one really knows...it was invented before people starting recording history. Somewhere around 4000 BC...and in multiple places.

    2. Animals have been eating other animals a lot longer than we've been around. Our earliest ancestors picked it up from their ancestors. As for the pig...they are pretty common in multiple regions...someone killed one and exclaimed "HOOOOLLLLLLY SHIT!!!! BACON!!!" ....and forever made the world a better place.

    3. 4th dimensional. You have 3 dimensions...height, width and depth, and a 4th..time.

    4. An outdated science that attempted to turn one element into another...like lead into gold. It was the precursor of modern chemistry.

    5. Yes. The faster you travel, the more time slows down. Astronauts in orbit see a very slight time difference than those on the ground. One exception to this rule is standing in line at the department of motor vehicles...where time comes to a stand still.

    (someone correct me, if my facts aren't exactly right)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
    5. Yes. The faster you travel, the more time slows down. Astronauts in orbit see a very slight time difference than those on the ground.
    But is that really "manipulating" time?

    Anyway, the aging difference in space station astronauts and everybody else on Earth is extremely infinitesimal. The scenario is set up so that an astronaut leaves Earth, and upon returning, finds a significant difference to what he/she was expecting. If I understand correctly, an astronaut must travel insanely fast for quite some time to notice a significant difference upon returning to Earth.
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    Can't add much to MacGyver's answers. Except it is interesting to note that not every civilization has had the wheel. The central Americans built all those palaces and pyramids without wheeled vehicles.

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    Anyway, the aging difference in space station astronauts and everybody else on Earth is extremely infinitesimal.
    But we do have to take it into account in GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adikboy View Post
    who invented wheel?
    who discovered that animals can be eaten like pig?
    what is 4d?
    what is alchemy
    is it possible to manipulate time?
    thank you in advance.
    1. The wheel was supposed to have been invented in ancient summer, the capitol of Sumeria, in mesopotamia. Don't know what the geezers name was.
    2. Don't know... If the common theories of science are correct then people have been eating animals before we even evolved into people. My theory is that when sitting on a branch eating a grub, the ancestor of humans saw a wild bore and thought... hmmm that would keep me busy, I wonder if I can eat that. What i'd like to know is why Judaism prohibits the eating of pork.
    3. The 4 dimensions are variables that can be measured. They are the well known measurables of reality as we know it. But there are other things that can be measured such as electromagnetism and gravity. The 4th dimension is time... it is the measurement of motion. The measurement of how long it takes for something to move from A to B. Time is the measurment of motion. Its kinda like a mathematical thing. It is used to measure velocity of an object in motion. An example would be the velocity of the earths rotation, one rotation is called a day and is divided into 24 hours, these units of time are used to create a calender and clocks which were adopted as a means to syncronised arrivals. E.g, if you gotta be at work at 7 am, then your motion needs to bring you to the 3d point at which you work, in syncronisation with the 7th unit within the day unit of measurment. I do hope this isn't over complicating the matter, I prefer to see it as a simplification of the matter.
    4. Some say that alchemists were not really chemists... The gold they were trying to create was more like a philosophy or a way of life for people to follow. They had to pretend they were trying to change lead into gold so that the authority of the time wouldn't persecute them. This is similar to the metaphor in the bible of Jesus turning water into wine... those who were initiated into the secrets of jesus's teachings were considered as wine whereas those who were ignorant were considered water. Not sure if any of that is true, what can we be sure of these days?
    5. Time is a way of measuring motion. You can manipulate motion, you can manipulate the unitary measurements of time, you could change an hour into 45 minutes if you wanted. But motion would not change, the earth would still spin once at the same rate it did yesterday. The universe would still have moved as much as it has moved and will continue to move in it's own way regardless of how we measure that movement. Motion has been in motion since the dawn of motion, and there is nothing we can do to go back to a certain point in that motion, it has been and gone. We also cannot jump into a future point in motion, it will occur when it occurs.
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    Fred Flintstone had a wheeled vehicle, albeit a rather crude one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Fred Flintstone had a wheeled vehicle, albeit a rather crude one.
    I might be wrong... but, wasn't that more of a cylinder?

    I supposed a wheel is a cylinder? in which case the question is... who invented the cylinder?

    Perhaps nature invented it. A tree trunk rolling down a hill.

    Nature also invented the sphere.

    Nature, the greatest inventer since the thing which invented nature.
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    It the wheel is one of those things that humans probably recognized as having potential for tens of thousands of years, and used as well, in the form of rolling logs etc, couldn't get beyond because of difficulty making round holes, or the trouble of building a road surface to use them on. Sorry I can't resist this amusing ad: Volvic-Invention of the Wheel. - YouTube
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    5. Yes. The faster you travel, the more time slows down. Astronauts in orbit see a very slight time difference than those on the ground.
    But is that really "manipulating" time?

    Anyway, the aging difference in space station astronauts and everybody else on Earth is extremely infinitesimal. The scenario is set up so that an astronaut leaves Earth, and upon returning, finds a significant difference to what he/she was expecting. If I understand correctly, an astronaut must travel insanely fast for quite some time to notice a significant difference upon returning to Earth.

    Time itself doesn't slow down, what happens is that the faster you travel the closer you come to the cosmic speed limit (speed of light), since nothing can exceed this speed if you are already traveling very fast further movement or acceleration that would cause you to breach this speed limit becomes restricted. This restriction comes in the form of you slowing down, so basically the faster you travel (near to the speed of light) the slower you actually can move additionally to your current motion. This effect can be best seen around black holes where the force of gravity accelerates objects towards it at near light speed, now if you were on a spacecraft caught in the blackholes gravity it would be like time had frozen for you because you would be traveling towards the event horizon so fast your actual movements inside the spacecraft would slowdown to almost nothing in order to prevent a light speed breach.
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    What i'd like to know is why Judaism prohibits the eating of pork.
    In a word, trichinosis.

    If you have no way of cooking that guarantees that every part of the meat is fully cooked, then it's possible for a worm or two or more can survive. We never had pork when I was growing up, even though the practice then was always to cook meat thoroughly, because of the fear of worms. It's also one of the reasons why ham and bacon became the common way to have a lot of pig meat - it's a way to ensure that all the parasites are long gone before the meat is eaten.

    Simply put, it makes you sick. Symptoms and consequences, including death, at the bottom of the wiki page.
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    5. Yes. The faster you travel, the more time slows down. Astronauts in orbit see a very slight time difference than those on the ground. One exception to this rule is standing in line at the department of motor vehicles...where time comes to a stand still.
    there are the two effects, of GR and SR, to be taken into account. the speed slows time and the reduced gravity "speeds" it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Simply put, it makes you sick. Symptoms and consequences, including death, at the bottom of the wiki page.
    Trichinosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Oh ok yes, I did hear about the importance of thouroughly cooking pork. Thats another mystery cleared up for me, thanks Adelady.
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    Can we all at least agree that the most significant discovery of the 5 discussed would be bacon? Well....except Adelady...she can stand the smell...poor thing.
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    Man I love bacon... Just wish it didn't have so much bowel cancer causing preservative on it.
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    I just hope if I ever do get cancer...it's a cool kinda a cancer...that people wear colored plastic wrist bands for. I'd hate to have to tell people I have cancer all up my ass and stuff. However...I will take that risk for bacon.


    (wow...cancer joke...I hope I don't offend.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adikboy View Post
    who invented wheel?
    Who invented the wheel? Most likely someone in the old Persian region. Either way no-one really knows. But not the American's because before the America's were discovered, they had no wheel at all.

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    who discovered that animals can be eaten like pig?
    Well, believe it or not, but pig is an animal. It doesn't take much effort to look at nature and imitate eating. It is rather common. We just specialized in kinds of food we though were nice.

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    what is 4d?
    lots of things: 4D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    what is alchemy
    Again, wikipedia is your friend: Alchemy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    is it possible to manipulate time?
    up to a certain extend yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adikboy View Post
    who invented wheel?
    who discovered that animals can be eaten like pig?
    what is 4d?
    what is alchemy
    is it possible to manipulate time?
    thank you in advance.
    "who invented wheel?"

    The wheel was probably invented and reinvented many times. The history of it passing on to future generations relates to the first civilizations recording histories via drawings and writings of events, constructions, accomplishments, etc. This would relate to the first civilizations of humanity probably in Sumeria, China, Egypt, etc.

    "who discovered that animals can be eaten like pig?"

    Humans, like our cousins the chimps, are omnivorous. In China, for instance, today they eat almost all kinds of plants and animals that have any nutrition to them. Taste determines preferences for what one eats which is based upon our genus and species genetics, as well as primate genetics of which we are one.

    "what is 4d?"

    There are two meanings to it. If you are talking about four physical dimensions, you are talking about one hypothetical dimension. Humans invented a mathematical system called Cartesian coordinates which involves length, width, and height put together in a system of analytic geometry designated respectively as X, Y, and Z. A forth hypothetical "direction" is generally designated by the hypothetical coordinate "W" mathematically.

    Mathematics Illuminated | Unit 5 | 5.3 Journey into the Fourth Dimension

    The second meaning of a forth dimension is when considering the direction of time as a forth dimension in mathematical equations, generally called Minkowsky spacetime.

    "what is alchemy"

    "Alchemy" was the original study of chemistry along with having some of its own non-factual assertions and pseudo-science principles. Some of its more well-known principles and goals involved "the philosopher's stone" and the "transmutation" of lead into gold.

    Alchemy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "is it possible to manipulate time?"

    Time can be looked at as being a man made concept. It relates to observable rates-of-change in matter and/or energy. One can manipulate the rate of change in a particular clock, "the measuring stick of time" by changing its location. At a lower elevation on Earth this rate of change will slow down, and at a higher elevation the rate of change will speed up. In a stationary time frame, relative to the Earth's surface, time will pass faster than in a moving time frame such as in an automobile, airplane, or rocket where time will pass more slowly.

    It should be realized that generally these changes in time will be very little such as millionths or billions of a second difference in a measured time interval.

    On the other hand when theoretically traveling near the speed of light, or when near a black hole, the slowing of time theoretically could be much greater.
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