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  2. To mutate / mutation. And how about the concept of to morph? Metamorphosis?
  3. Iron will become activated, but the isotopes have either shorter half-lives than Co-60, or much longer, in which case it has a low activity.
  4. It could be completely different, in the sense that much of what we take to be indispensable properties of the world (space, time, causality,...) might not actually be aspects of external reality at all. It would be like the UI on a computer - we see all those pretty little icons and menus and windows, and manipulate them with a mouse or our finger. But in actual reality, what is in a computer is just bits of information, sequences of '0' and '1'. There is nothing there that even remotely resembles an icon, or a mouse pointer, or a window - that graphical user interface is just a constructed model of what the computer's RAM modules contain. We need such a model in order to make sense of the information within the memory, since a long sequence of binary bits would be meaningless to us. Could it be similar in the case of the mind? It is at least conceivable. I can't answer this...are there any neuroscientists here?
  5. As we are in the Physics section, more discussion of linguistics would be off topic. But I will quickly note that Japanese verbs "encode" time in various ways: some describe a state, others a change of state. Now, let's see some math! 馃檪
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  7. Did we answer the OP question? I am not a linguist & I have a limited interest in linguistics. A quick search in Greek reveals some complications. The prefix 螠蔚蟿伪 (after) indicates the notion of time. About the others I have no idea*. The Greek language is abyssal. *correction: the prefix 维位位 probably comes from 维位位慰 (other, something else) or 维位位慰蟼 (the other, someone else).
  8. Well the start of the thread was what can cause crime and the topic of free will well came up. Members talked about factors growing up and poverty. Like if you got rapped than you more likely to rape some one, you being abused as a kid than you more likely to abuse your kids or being poor more likely to steal. The problem with US politics is conservative vs liberal. Where in the US conservatives will down play this. The problem with sociology and psychology is there is no tool to measure free will and it is not well understood. So the US conservatives just downplay it has junk science. As there no tool that can measure factors like if you got raped has kid you more likely to rape some one and how that plays part on free will. Or if you grow up being abused as kid than you more likely to abuse your kids. There is no tools or tests so US conservatives just down play all this. And brain injuries, brain problems or chemical imbalance is even more looked down among US conservatives as just junk science. That with out tools like MRI, CT scan or blood work the US conservatives will just keep down playing it as junk science.
  9. Not good , the US is facing a doctor shortage. Base on this article the US has now less than million doctors https://www.statista.com/topics/1244/physicians/ With all the schools closed for the virus it looks like things are going to get much worse with shortage of doctors. To make things worse they now are sayIng there is less physicists and engineer in the world now. And now they are saying with out cure or vaccine life will not get back to normal. Well does this mean there is going to be massive shortage of skilled people with the schools being closed?
  10. Came across an interesting poll... "Four in Five Black Americans Want Same or More Cop Presence in Neighborhood" https://freebeacon.com/national-security/four-in-five-black-americans-want-same-or-more-cop-presence-in-neighborhood/ So who exactly is demanding the defunding of Police ?
  11. So assume there is possible proton decay, for simplicity we can write: proton -> positron + gammas In hypothetical baryogenesis there would be needed some opposite process, e.g. with leptons from pair creation: gammas -> electron + position. If possible, it would be still extremely unlikely, its nearly negligible probability (cross section) could be affected by local situation, like "catalyzed by presence of slow positive charge" (e.g. flying nearby, with photon exchange in Feynman diagram) improving a bit this probability - what would be sufficient for statistical symmetry breaking by two CPT symmetric rules: positron + gammas -> proton (with increased probability in presence of proton) electron + gammas -> antiproton (with increased probability in presence of antiproton) This kind of catalyzing property: increased fitness of L-aminoacid based life in presence of L-aminoacid based life, or increased probability of creation of proton in presence of proton, allows for symmetric set of rules leading to statistical symmetry breaking - nearly complete domination of one of them, initially chosen at random.
  12. iNow

    Voting By Mail

    I liked your post because we lack option of sad face. Agree with all of your comments and keep hearing many of the same rhymes you just spit (spittin rhymes is an old term for freestyle rap). It鈥檚 no Ali G or Borat, but your comment reminded me of this eloquent amd on-point speech from Sacha Baron Cohen last year:
  13. CharonY

    Voting By Mail

    One of the rhymes I see is what is nowadays sometimes called "Identity politics". It builds a view of a us versus them and it is astonishingly successful in pushing otherwise unsavory folks to power. What has changed are the tactics and delivery methods (especially with the internet). But we still see very similar slogans used by those autocrats. It is always simple answers to big questions and almost quick to find someone to blame. In the Weimar Republic it was the communists and globalists (i.e. Jews) that threatened somehow the better days of Germany (which did not really existed for that long in the first place). Goebbels drew a picture of a country in peril from the inside and the outside and emphasized autarky and disconnection with the rest of the world. "Certainly we want to build a wall, a protective wall", he said. Within these walls there then will be a distinction between those that are loyal and thus worthy and the others. By making folks fighting them, they galvanize their base against a common enemy and obfuscate their own actions. At some point, it will become "the will of the people", which includes erosion of rights and descent into authoritarianism. It worked then, it works now.
  14. Bufofrog

    Answer?

    Well at least that is coherent!
  15. Most of the radioactive material come from the neutron flux of the reactor converting the reactors materials into radioactive isotopes. Such as nickel to cobalt-60. The reactor core and associated fission products have almost certainly been removed off site.
  16. Frogger

    Answer?

    Fuck off!
  17. Bufofrog

    Answer?

    Hi frogger. Why do you insist on posting this silliness?
  18. I recently did a science experiment on apple oxidation for school and here are the results of the apples are they've been left out overnight: http://imgur.com/a/1BhXoKT So I have some questions, are the apples in lemon water doing the best? And how are the apples in milk doing better than vinegar as the milk shouldn't be affecting the rate of browning at all and the vinegar is slightly acidic? There also doesn't seem to be a difference between the apples in salt and lemon water and the apples without anything at all? Also, after some research about the brand of the apples, Pink Lady, I discovered they were high in acid so they were more resistant to browning, how does that affect my experiment besides it taking longer to turn brown? Thanks
  19. Frogger

    Answer?

    0+1=1 1+1=11 1+1+1=111 111-1=11 111-11=1 111-111=0 0梅0=1 1梅1=1 11梅11=1 111梅111=1 Question: 1+11=?+?+?=?-1111=?梅?=?
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  21. iNow

    Biden鈥檚 VP Choice

    That aligns perfectly with my forecast a bit more than a week ago. We鈥檒l see. I鈥檓 leaning toward Rice right now.
  22. According to Axios, Biden confidants tend to believe the choice is down to Harris and Rice. https://www.axios.com/biden-vp-pick-kamala-harris-susan-rice-0e1f7c91-7df2-4d08-a08f-4568e86e6e50.html
  23. Forget my suggestion. This is much better, and so simple. +1
  24. Simply repeating yourself doesn鈥檛 clarify anything What, specifically, 鈥渋s a bit more likely to create a proton鈥? What鈥檚 the reaction? And if you start with equal amounts of matter and antimatter, why would this create an asymmetry?
  25. Yeah, you're right. Now that I think of it, not in French/Italian/Spanish. -ence, -enza, -encia are common morpheme endings, and loosely equivalent to "quality of". OTOH, 盲nd sounds more lexical than functional, while -rung/-ring seem to be function marks, or morphemes. It's the sequence fer-enc fer-enz v毛r-盲nd f枚r-盲nd (that sound so similar) that threw me off. The -fer-/-v毛r/-ffer- I think you got totally right from Latin fero. As you say, "to carry". I never thought that Romans took loan words from Latin. +1 When you think about it, it's quite natural. Anyway, from what I gather, old Indoeuropean peoples don't seem to have been overly concerned about the difference between change in time and static differences. Or maybe some root has been lost or not identified as yet.
  26. iNow

    Voting By Mail

    History doesn't always repeat, but it often rhymes. For years, I'd think of WWII Germany and wonder, "How did the people let that happen? How is it possible nobody stepped up to stop Hitler before it was too late?" Now, I look around what's happening in my country... in my community... in my own family... and I think, "This is how. This is exactly how that happened." There's a deeper erosion of trust. We're fed lies and bullshit in massive quantities, and told we cannot trust objective observers. We cannot trust the media, or the experts, or the "anyone who disagrees with those in power." People are untethered to reality, and when inaccurate assertions get challenged or corrected, the person who shared the challenge or correction is attacked and treated like an enemy. At this point, anyone who still supports Trump does so because they see his approach as a feature, not a bug. At least in 2016, we could assume that some people just got duped. They'd simply bought the snake oil from this PT Barnum sales guy and bought into his marketing hype. It happens. People make mistakes, but given all we've learned in the intervening years, the only way one could continue supporting him is if you like what he's doing. As for mail in voting... I hope I'm being too cynical, but my intuition is we're going to see several false flag operations where people supporting Trump intentionally seed the election with fake mail in ballots so they can further use them in their efforts to erode our acceptance of truth or the validity of democracy itself.
  27. I tell you what. I will gladly help you out here and allow you to send me all money you have and all money you ever receive moving forward so you can be free of the burdens it imposes on you. Check your inbox for guidance on how to process the transfer.
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