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  1. Nice Ragib! That's why it's called relativity. I think relativity confuses people...It begins to sound like magic, instead of common sense. Here are some questions to answer: Can light exist without the passage of time? Can time exist without the movement of light? Which is faster? You might be able to slow time, but you can never go back!
  2. I think the best way to think of infinity is Zero, because numbers are in a way, bound to rules and have limits. Numbers may seem to go on forever, but in a finite manner. Zero on the other hand is infinitely nothing. Eternity will not end, it will just have a different alias.
  3. I don't think "center of gravity" is the right term for this, since it refers to the concentration and distribution of mass; where what you want to discuss, (which I'm sure is related to CG) is the gravity factory? of a mass. I think you're right, but this should only be true in deep space where there was no other gravity, because a mass like the moon (or sun) must have an effect on the exact position of the equal gravity core. With that said, I'm not sure that this core would actually be in the very middle (center); with the moon orbiting, this core may be continuously changing it's position...???
  4. OK, now, if you were to draw a curve on a paper funnel (like the ones at gas stations) that "rose" ever increasing (spiral), it should, if you unwrap it, end up looking like a right triangle if you unwrap one section. I have been going by this definition, perhaps it's wrong for the purpose of this discussion: Spiral- 1. a plane curve formed by a point moving around a fixed central point in a continuosly increasing or decreasing arc. Gage Canadian Dictionary I am more and more convinced that this would work out...But maybe I'm missing something.
  5. Couldn’t one use your method, but instead of simply measuring the diameter of the circle, take the average of the spirals? Assuming that the spiral starts at 0 degrees, and ends at 360 degrees; like calculating the average diameter of a cone, only with the spiral you’d factor in the number of spirals instead of just each end. By factoring in the number of revolutions, the curve should be accounted for. No? As I stated before, I’m not a math guy…Just a hack, hacking away, so go easy on me…
  6. Good points gcol... I like how you say, "present state of knowledge"...Isn't that the truth? It seems clear to me that our ability to learn has been limited by "what we know". This conundrum won't be solved until someone arrogant enough reworks the entire problem, starting with revising the Laws of Physics...It will bring new meaning to "think outside the box". What happened before the big bang may be the missing piece of the puzzle...with all due respect Mr. Hawking
  7. Disregard my above question...I found the answer in another thread. Thanks
  8. Isn't there some evidence that photons have mass? albeit minute...
  9. Have a look!http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/
  10. Not that I would discredit any of the arguments in the above posts, but to sort of answer the original question, the lowest level of consciousness is a GCS of 4 out of 15. It is called the Glasgow Coma Score, and it is used in emergency medicine as a rough guide to determining "Level of Consciousness", and an associated brain injury. The score is determined from responses by a patient in eye (sight) response (4), verbal (hearing) response(5), and motor (touch) response(6). Various levels of consciousness will produce different scores; brain dead would be 1+1+1=3 or no response + no response +no response and the opposite being as you are reading this post your eyes are open, you can carry on conversation, and you can type text on command, or 4, 5, 6=15. So, a gcs of 4, which I believe is only possible in this format 1+1+2, would be the lowest level of consciousness. From my point of view, this seems pretty good...Perhaps one could introduce taste and smell to fine tune the higher end of the score. Is there more to consciousness than this? Maybe... but then again, maybe not!
  11. It looks as though I should have confirmed the definition of spiral first... Oh well, it won't be the last time I make a mistake.
  12. I'm no math guy, but I think this looks logical... Well it might be wrong, but it was fun trying. Please forgive me if otherwise, but I'll assume that your spiral was a perfect coil with the radius beginning at 0 degrees and spiralling down through-out 3 spirals and ending at 360 degrees. Now, when you look straight down on this, it will appear as a circle O (Let's say 2 ft dia.) . When you view it from the side it should look like a zig zag (not the paper kind) and let's say 3' tall; connect the dots. oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii So, I figure you'd used Pythagorus Theorum (AA + BB = CC), but you'd use the circ instead of the horizontal length x 2 of a complete 360. (Total height / 3 spirals) squared + (dia x pie) squared = 360 length squared 3/3 sq + 6.28 sq = lgth sq 1 + 39.44 = 40.44 6.36' per 360 degrees Total length of a spiral 2'wide x 3' tall with 3 complete 360's should be = 19.08' I don't know...maybe...
  13. Hi AnarktTearia, I'm not a math guy, but since no-one else has anwsered your problem I'll take a jab at it. 30% of 4 gallons is 1.2 gallons of alcohol, and 2.8 gallons of the (other). Since you'll be using 100% alcohol to increase the solution to 30% from 20%, you know that the 2.8 gallons of (other) is all that will be used; since the initial solution is 20% alc, then the 2.8 is 80%; the solution is 2.8/ 80% = 3.5 gallons of 20%. The rest (.50 gal) would be alcohol.
  14. Let's take a more basic approach. Consciousness - 1. aware; knowing: conscious of a sharp pain. 2. capable of thought... It seems to me that awareness is nothing more than sensory feedback. Would one be aware if there was no light, sound, smells or touch? The first answer would probably be yes, because we are capable of thought, but thought itself seems to be built on experiences of our senses. With that said, is consciousness simply continuos response to stimulus; for example, the post that will follow this one. Simply a reaction to a stimuli. We all like to think that we are making the choices, and perhaps we are; but what caused the choice you chose? Funny that this thread is in the Speculations Forum.
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