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X facter

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  1. It was actually in the Union Tribune here in SD, CA, on the same day as this, I believe.
  2. If you are talking about the highly religious community, I highly doubt it. Most people are afraid of/scared of/against any form of science they don't understand. Those who know how evolution works and understand the undeniable evidence would never once think it could be completely wrong. But those who refuse to even try to understand how it works or what it actually means are never going to take it as fact. Take a... ahem... "friend" of mine for example. He is mormon (not generalizing, just giving facts). We are going over evolution in my biology class right now, and with everything we are learning, the unsurmountable evidence, etc. etc. etc., he still says, and I quote, "I don't believe in evolution." He refuses to believe that there were other species of humans and that we evolved from the same things as rats and the like. He also does not understand the concept of how life came to be in the first place. Not understanding the facts, he claims that God placed them here and that's that. My friend and I just want to kill him every time he opposes facts (which he does a lot). You can't teach people things that go against the things they have been taught since the day they were born.
  3. That was simply illogical thinking further corrupted by religion. Sailors had little use of either the former or latter, and noticed ships getting smaller, etc. This also has nothing to do with the discussion at hand.
  4. That isn't even close to being right. You are thinking of the kinetic energy formula, which is KE = (1/2)mv^2. This has nothing to do with Einstein's E = mc^2, which describes the conversion of mass to energy.
  5. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." I hate that! I eat plenty of apples, and yet my dad keeps coming home.
  6. Control in dreams is called lucid dreaming and can be induced with quite a few methods. There is an entire community dedicated to this stuff here. I'd suggest checking that place out and visiting the forums. They can help you with controlling your dreams (lucid dreaming).
  7. My idea was actually something along the lines of having some sort of generator that created energy while people walked over it, or something. Maybe build a city over it. I don't know how feasible this is, though.
  8. Sorry if this has already been posted, but this has been bugging me for a while and a search didn't turn up anything. We keep talking about alternative energy sources everywhere when there is a constant energy around us all the time. What I want to know is, could gravity be used as a feasible source of energy?
  9. Did it happen to be a random message with a link that you then downloaded something from? And your friend had no idea how it got there?
  10. Yay. I didn't see this thread, but my dad apparently knew it was on and took the remote from me. Good thing, too.
  11. That's awesome! I've always hoped we would some day get even a glimpse at how they live.
  12. Yes, look to the names. http://www.pantheon.org/miscellaneous/origin_days.html Apparently they are all named, in one culture or another, after the known celestial bodies.
  13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deja_vu If this is what you were talking about, it is not as rare as you may think. Many people including myself experience what they think are recurring incidents. Read up.
  14. That's what I tried to tell him.
  15. My father and I recently discovered that Sobe contains "chromium polynicotinate". He (who is a very intelligent person, actually) says that they are trying to get people addicted through nicotine and labels that say "LEAN". He went so far as to say you might as well smoke a cigarette. I tell him that most people wouldn't look at the ingredients and see a product of nicotine (as the last thing listed no less). You would just drink it and even if you did get addicted, you wouldn't remember what you were addicted to. Here is the description directly from the Sobe site. "Chromium Polynicotinate A form of chromium that is readily metabolized and used by the body. Chromium is an essential trace mineral. Chromium functions to aid the regulation of blood sugar. The form of Chromium that is used by the body is called chromium III and is necessary for proper functioning of the body. This is chemically entirely different from the form of chromium that is used industrially and is called chromium VI. The dietary form of chromium is safe and an essential trace mineral. It is the industrial form of chromium, which we don't use, that has been associated with health risks." Note that it only goes into any detail at all about the chromium. So I did an "experiment" last night. I felt no different after one glass of the stuff for the rest of the night. I don't feel addicted or want more right now. Any comments?
  16. Hi. I'm X facter. My name is spelled incorrectly. Why? I wouldn't know. I'm pretty young, but I love science, mainly physics.
  17. Hahaha, very funny! And I do hope it is a joke... Hacking is not a bad thing...
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