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  1. Assuming that the ball reflects a wavelength of 470 nanometres, assuming that it is 100% spherical, these are what you have to solve to answer the question.


    470 = 100%

    470 < 100%

    470 > 100%


    Sadly, these equations/inequalities are completely impossible to solve. The two values are of different data types, and this question is scientifically invalid.

    Looking at it from a logical standpoint, this question is unanswerable. Although the sphericaly of the object could potentially have a TRUE/FALSE answer, (from 0% to 100%) or a more true/less true answer, the color of the object is purely qualitative and cannot be classified as more true/less true.

    So the answer is:


  2. Your theory is paradoxical to itself, and therefore is equal to nothing by the logic of the quantum equation m-n+(i-n). Your input is greater than the output, which is equal to negative zero, so your theory is completely invalid.

    I'm not sure if this is the right process, but however you got your conclusion, you hit the nail on the head.

  3. Heating an object does not increase its mass, it increases its volume. On a molecular level, the particles are vibrating faster and faster, bumping into each other more and thereby increasing their net movement away from each other.

    Wikipedia is helpful.

  4. Okay.


    A. By saying that we are not only chemical reactions but the result of these chemical reactions, you are only stating the obvious. I believe that this was already assumed by most people on this thread. Please keep God's body out of this. I believe in God too, but this is a biology thread. If you want to talk about God, there is a religion category.


    B. Your experience and wisdom, as you put it, are complex patterns of neurons firing electrochemical impulses back and forth to each other. So is your imagination. If these chemical impulses were not occurring in you right now, you would be dead.


    C. The sentence, "my chemical reactions" (which is not actually a sentence), does not mean"'chemical reaction's chemical reactions". We are not a single chemical reaction, nor do we consist entirely of the action of chemicals forming/breaking ionic bonds etc. A more accurate literal translation of "my chemical reactions" would be "a complex sequence of organic molecules' chemical reactions".


    D. The bonding of chemicals is not an "abstract, flimsy concept". It is a process firmly grounded in reality and proved by a nearly uncountable number of highly accurate scientific experiments. If any concept is "flimsy and incomprehensible", it is yours.


    Please, s1eep. If you are going to post your own unproved and contradictory ideas, do it in the Speculations category. Don't confuse this guy, who is asking some fair and legitimate questions for which there are already well-established answers.

  5. The context of Revenge and Justice, I believe is not related. Justice being of a compassionate nature as in charity and aid to those needing the same.


    While revenge concerns balance in commited acts.

    By my consideration, justice is balance. Mercy is of a compassionate nature. And revenge is of an angry nature.

    Mercy and revenge must be balanced in order to achieve justice. This requires the acknowledgement that whoever committed the wrong is still a human being, and should be treated like one, no matter what they did, and understanding of the circumstances under which they committed the crime. At the same time, you must not forget the seriousness of their actions, and take into account the fact that they had the choice to do what they did( if it was their choice.).

    Sorry this isn't very well written. I'll probably go back and revise it.

  6. I have never come across any serious thinker that doesn't believe in a soul or a spirit.

    I'm not exactly sure what a 'serious thinker' would be by your standards.

    I hope with all my heart that science never merges with astrology again. My dear sir, your factual views are straight from the Dark Ages. Certainly, nobody on this forum knows everything, but we know enough to discern astrology from reality.

    Please read the thread on pseudoscience.

  7. This seems like a genuinely stupid idea to me, but I can't help but pose the question: could an algorithm be written to beat the game 2048?

    Remember, computer science is definitely not my area of expertise, so try not to be too hard on the n00b.

  8. Hot air rises above cold air because it is less dense. The particles in the warmer air have more random kinetic energy than those of the cooler air, so they spread out more(kind of like diffusion, explained above). Less dense means that there are less air molecules per cubic unit of space.

  9. Your exploding particles idea is a bit far fetched, as there is no way I know of to create a particle which dissolves into photons on a timer. However, you have developed some interesting ideas here.

  10. Electricity will take the path of least resistance; when the maintenance guy wires the rod to the electrical cable, the electricity wil go through the rod rather than through him because the rod conducts electricity much better. These might be helpful:



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