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  1. I think you are saying the universe really is the way it appears to your human senses. The "really is" part is philosophy, but since this is Physics section, you need to show some evidence that human senses alone are capable of observing the Universe as it "really is". All the evidence so far says our perception alone is inadequate.
  2. So many tools exist for evaluating an argument, believing in fantastic conspiracy is a choice. I guess if you substitute "jewish bankers" for "lizard alien" Q sounds familiar enough, but what is the real appeal? Does it satisfy the little Conan (the barbarian) in us all who wants to see our enemies driven before us and hear the lamenting of their women? Would teaching Rhetoric in school help cut down on newstainment/newspinion?
  3. What is there to discuss? Somebody has to save the world from the pedophile cannibal adrenochrome addicts and their lizard-alien overlords. Open your eyes man, stop believing the fake news.
  4. moth

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    When I saw that picture, I thought what a great metaphor: curse science - I'll do what I want. Then the campaign released the noble prize thing. What ever happened to egalitarianism?
  5. I think the wiki page about Pareto distribution confirms you. In the exponential distribution section .
  6. I don't want to get too far off topic, but do you mean the count of 1-digit, 2-digit, ... n-digit numbers?
  7. I wouldn't try to speak for Markus, but i assumed he meant random as in not connected to a particular topic. Not random as in their distribution, which would look spikey like noise i think.
  8. I couldn't say the numbers on the list ARE random, just that they APPEAR to be random. If you believe it's actually a puzzle, it may be one. As far as why Newcomb/Benford's law works, I don't have a clue. I just heard of it the other day and when i tried it out on some wikipedia pages it seemed to hold.
  9. Maybe your source is saying black holes kill time? There is another thread here about Newcomb's law which would suggest these numbers are "made up". Here is my count. Sure looks like a Bell curve. first digit, count 1, 1 2, 1 3, 1 4, 3 5, 3 6, 5 7, 3 8, 2 9, 2 0, 1
  10. The energy levels released in the merger are enough to accelerate the center of mass of the black hole up to 2000 km/sec. Apparently it's because gravitational waves transfer momentum like a photon. Do they attenuate when passing through a field of massive bodies? The power levels involved make me feel a bit like Maxwell's Daemon. If only I knew how to open the door to the hot side of the cylinder I'd be set for life.
  11. Does that mean the mass of 9 sun sized stars was radiated away in the merger? I guess so according to Wikipeia
  12. Sorry if i misunderstood you. I feel like conflict and war are competition. You agree Phi is probably Vorlon though, right?
  13. I think competition with no rules of engagement will only find the most ruthless. Cooperation is required to establish and enforce those rules. Anything Trump inc. says is designed to prevent cooperation. Divide and conquer. I always suspected Phi was Vorlon and Migl was so called Shadow.
  14. A mnemonic for Trig: "Oscar Had A Heap Of Apples", sin is Opposite/Hypotenuse cos is Adjacent/Hypotenuse and tan is Opposite/Adjacent.
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