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WOULD SPINNING BE POSSIBLE IN AN ABSOLUTE VACUUM?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jan 5. 10 Replies

When we envision spinning, it is always spinning in relation to external reality. But suppose you were spinning and suddenly everything else in the universe suddenly disappeared.Would you still be…Continue

ST AUGUSTINE ASKS: HOW THICK IS THE PRESENT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Dec 29, 2016. 17 Replies

Philosophy deals with so many difficult questions, many of them fraught with paradoxes. It's easy to think "There must be an answer. Perhaps I can figure it out." That's the hook that draws you…Continue

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen on Thursday. 48 Replies

Everything dies.Not just me and you, but our planet..gone. Our solar system and galaxy, The Milky Way...gone.Then, the universe itself keeps on expanding at an ever-increasing rate while the…Continue

WHOM TO BLAME FOR THE TRUMP WIN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Nov 15, 2016. 35 Replies

WHOM TO BLAME FOR CLINTON'S LOSS In my own ordering, here's how I see it: #1 The Democratic Machine, which must go#2 Hillary Clinton#3 Older people#4 Women#5 Hispanics#6 Blacks#7 Rural folks#8…Continue

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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"We have a similar problem with a lot of what we know or speculate about in terms of physics "at the edge" in that we can't apply our everyday categories of experience to such things as The Big Bang. For example, our current speed of…"
Thursday
Michael replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Yes, I've heard similar, just inches from us along an unseen dimension meaning you could be inches away from someone else a long a path that is at right angles to all four of our dimensions."
Thursday
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Indeed, that may account for The Big Bang. However, I've come to appreciate that the "space" in which branes exist is not the same sort of "space" we live in day-to-day. For example, while we can only know in a direct way…"
Thursday
Michael replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"How does all of this tie into the multi verse and a Brane theory?,we are surrounded by Branes expansion could only least to collision."
Thursday
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"if quantum computers become practical, suddenly the uncrackable crypography of today will be worthless. Some new, currently inconceivable, way of protecting data transfers will need to be developed or there will no longer be any such thing as secure…"
Wednesday
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"That does not sound like the kind of simulation that could keep an entire universe going, and it certainly doesn't sound like the kind of simulation some physicists seem to be thinking about,"
Jan 10
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Notice I said "machine." You are not addressing that. You are using the word "program" in place of "machine." A program controls a machine, but imagine now a machine controlling a hydrogen atom. Could such a machine be…"
Jan 7
Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Sometimes when I'm talking to myself I realize there won't be anyone to talk to after we die. (Just kidding... we just made that up. Now what do we have in our pocketses, when we're all alone?)"
Jan 7
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Yeah TJ but energy is just a theory."
Jan 7
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"How can there be a floor in a cube full of nothing? Plus, if you are in such a cube, it isn't really empty, is it? A case of the investigator tainting the experiment?"
Jan 7
Zenith replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"There's a really good thought experiment based on the work of Victor Stenger, it goes something like this... Imagine a cube of nothing - a total absence of anything - 200 miles x 200 miles x 200 miles. Place yourself in the middle of this cube.…"
Jan 5
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'WOULD SPINNING BE POSSIBLE IN AN ABSOLUTE VACUUM?'
"So-called "centrifugal force" isn't a physical force. The physical forces are "gravitational,electromagnetic, strong nuclear, and weak nuclear. Each one is described mathematically as a field. The gravitational force is modelled…"
Jan 5
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Suppose that the universe is finite and suppose also that the larger context (assuming our universe is but part of a multiverse) is finite as well, and non-eternal to boot... Boggles the mind."
Dec 31, 2016
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"Scientists don't believe anything absolutely beyond the results of pure math and logic. Everything else is "best explanation" and/or "best hypothesis." Believing in the BB while thinking perhaps it's false isn't…"
Dec 31, 2016
Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Neil Degrasse has been quoted speaking of the Universe as concieveably being a simulation. Is such a notion plausibly possible?'
"+1"
Dec 31, 2016
Unseen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"That would be insanely amazing, but a far cry from creating a universe, or even life."
Dec 30, 2016

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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 36 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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At 7:41pm on May 29, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
Yeah dude. I was pleasantly surprised. That movie's not very good, as is the story with most modern Adam Sandler movies, but that was pretty cool. I wish it would have actually been Matt Frewer dressed up though.
At 1:48am on May 29, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
https://youtu.be/plrZB1AceXU this is a link to my personal channel so you know it isn't spam. It's Max Headroom's latest appearance.
At 9:58pm on April 17, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
Max Headroom's interview on David Letterman is hilarious, and available on YouTube.

I suggest buying the DVD if you haven't. Unfortunately Frewer isn't involved in any of the documentary features in the set, but there is plenty of that material available online. The DVD set contains the show from the 1987-88 American run, omitted is the Talking Headroom show and the 20 Minutes Into The Future (which is also available in its entirety on YouTube).
At 10:56pm on April 16, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
So we don't always get along. However, I had no idea who Max Headroom was but your photo reminded me of a person I used to be acquainted with, and I searched it on Google and discovered him. I have now purchased the DVD set and watched everything available on YouTube, and while it was not your intention, you have created a fan of that show simply by choosing an avatar. Whatever it's worth, I appreciate it. Hopefully your ribs are healing well.
At 3:22am on April 3, 2016, JadeBlackOlive said…

Glad to hear that!

At 1:53am on April 3, 2016, JadeBlackOlive said…

How are you feeling, Unseen?

At 4:38am on December 26, 2015, Royce Earnest Rasmussen said…

Thank you!

At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

 
 
 

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