Bill Angel

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About Bill Angel

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    Lepton
  • Birthday 01/30/48

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Baltimore Maryland
  • Interests
    physics, photography
  • College Major/Degree
    Physics (B.S.)
  • Favorite Area of Science
    physics
  • Biography
    worked as a physicist and as a software developer
  • Occupation
    "independently directed"
  1. Also check out:U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections http://nyti.ms/2dLavGe
  2. Here's the question that I think the moderator should ask the Presidential candidates at one of those debates: "If you are elected President, would you invite Vladimir Putin to address a Joint Session of Congress?"
  3. Ben Carson isn't the only neurosurgeon espousing strong religious/spiritual beliefs. Another is Eban Alexander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eben_Alexander_(author)
  4. Those are very good questions that you have raised, and it is unclear if even his closest Associates could answer them. The following article from The New York Times does provide some useful information about his career and his controversial views. With Ben Carson, the Doctor and the Politician Can Vary Sharply http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/23/us/politics/with-ben-carson-the-doctor-and-the-politician-can-vary-sharply.html
  5. What about molecular hydrogen H2? What would cause H2 to decay, assuming the molecules arn't bombarded with radiation or collide with each other?
  6. I'm 68 and my doc has me on Simvastatin to control my cholesterol level and Losartan together with Amlodipine to control my high blood pressure. The meds appear to work well together.
  7. When I was growing up a lot of the kids including myself were active in religious-based youth groups. Are there youth groups for atheists? I'm assuming here that the parents of these children are atheists, otherwise their kids would likely be active in these groups.
  8. What Trump has managed to do is engineer a hostile takeover of the Republican Party, much as a businessman might engineer a hostile takeover of a corporation. But the product he is attempting to sell, a political agenda tailored to the perspective of disaffected uneducated white males, doesn't have enough appeal to other groups of voters to enable him to beat his competition.
  9. The brain is a machine, and purported "out of body experiences" can be explained as manifestations of alterations or disruptions of its neural activity. Here is one such example: Recreational Drug Creates Out-of-Body Illusions See http://www.wired.com/2011/02/ketamine-drug-hallucinations/
  10. Scientists can do good work and then for problematic reasons, such as emotion triumphing over reason, become proponents of repugnant ideologies. Here is one example. Philip Lenard migrated from being an honored physicist to being an ardent Nazi. Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard (7 June 1862 20 May 1947) was a German physicist and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 for his research on cathode rays and the discovery of many of their properties.... An advisor to Adolf Hitler, Lenard became Chief of Aryan physics under the Nazis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_Lenard
  11. True. But some of the tests evaluate one's problem-solving ability and also one's ability to concentrate. Also, there's been speculation about whether or not Ronald Reagan exhibited some signs of Alzheimer's disease while he was still serving as President.
  12. Wouldn't psychological and neurological testing of the candidates give voters a better picture of who they actually are than witnessing them trading barbs and insults in their interviews, speeches, and Twitter posts?
  13. Bombing campaigns have had mixed success. We bombed the hell out of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan and won those wars. We bombed the hell out of North and South Vietnam and lost.
  14. There is serious speculation that Donald Trump might pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate. See http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/donald-trump-vice-presidential-search/ Donald Trump shouldn't get all the attention for suggesting goofy ideas in the context of a Presidential election. In 2012 Newt Gingrich suggested that someday the moon might become America's 51st state! See http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/27/gingrich_moon_base/
  15. Here is a good quote from Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, which would seem to apply to Donald Trump, especially because of Trump's pronouncements concerning the Global Warming controversy.