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  1. this is actually the result of a physics question: where the potential V=k(-q)/R conceptually speaking, the potential of a negative charge should increase as the radius increases
  2. hi a question: is -0.5 half as large as -1, or is -0.5 twice as large as -1 this came up on our physics test... since -0.5 > -1, meaning -0.5 that its larger than -1, so saying something that's half as large would imply that its smaller? which clearly isn't the case....
  3. see that would be the case if humans were animals in the state of nature... I've read about the t-shirt experiment, but it's only valid when the females are provided ONLY T-shirts to smell. In real life, i think females receive alot more than smelly t-shirts.
  4. aluminum sulphate? hmm where can i get that, and doesn't that end up as sulfuric acid?
  5. Hi One of my suitemates at my college dorm has been stealing food from me and a bunch of other people, we're looking for a way to incriminate him. It's going to be hard to set up a camera, so i was wondering if there was any benign chemical that would turn a person's skin pink upon ingestion, or some other kind of chemical marker....
  6. i know =) i thought it was blatantly obvious
  7. Sorry this was too funny to pass up: Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory August 17, 2005 | Issue 41•33 KANSAS CITY, KS—As the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools continues, a new controversy over the science curriculum arose Monday in this embattled Midwestern state. Scientists from the Evangelical Center For Faith-Based Reasoning are now asserting that the long-held "theory of gravity" is flawed, and they have responded to it with a new theory of Intelligent Falling. Rev. Gabriel Burdett (left) explains Intelligent Falling. "Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence, 'God' if you will, is pushing them down," said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University. Burdett added: "Gravity—which is taught to our children as a law—is founded on great gaps in understanding. The laws predict the mutual force between all bodies of mass, but they cannot explain that force. Isaac Newton himself said, 'I suspect that my theories may all depend upon a force for which philosophers have searched all of nature in vain.' Of course, he is alluding to a higher power." Founded in 1987, the ECFR is the world's leading institution of evangelical physics, a branch of physics based on literal interpretation of the Bible. According to the ECFR paper published simultaneously this week in the International Journal Of Science and the adolescent magazine God's Word For Teens!, there are many phenomena that cannot be explained by secular gravity alone, including such mysteries as how angels fly, how Jesus ascended into Heaven, and how Satan fell when cast out of Paradise. The ECFR, in conjunction with the Christian Coalition and other Christian conservative action groups, is calling for public-school curriculums to give equal time to the Intelligent Falling theory. They insist they are not asking that the theory of gravity be banned from schools, but only that students be offered both sides of the issue "so they can make an informed decision." "We just want the best possible education for Kansas' kids," Burdett said. Proponents of Intelligent Falling assert that the different theories used by secular physicists to explain gravity are not internally consistent. Even critics of Intelligent Falling admit that Einstein's ideas about gravity are mathematically irreconcilable with quantum mechanics. This fact, Intelligent Falling proponents say, proves that gravity is a theory in crisis. "Let's take a look at the evidence," said ECFR senior fellow Gregory Lunsden."In Matthew 15:14, Jesus says, 'And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.' He says nothing about some gravity making them fall—just that they will fall. Then, in Job 5:7, we read, 'But mankind is born to trouble, as surely as sparks fly upwards.' If gravity is pulling everything down, why do the sparks fly upwards with great surety? This clearly indicates that a conscious intelligence governs all falling." Critics of Intelligent Falling point out that gravity is a provable law based on empirical observations of natural phenomena. Evangelical physicists, however, insist that there is no conflict between Newton's mathematics and Holy Scripture. "Closed-minded gravitists cannot find a way to make Einstein's general relativity match up with the subatomic quantum world," said Dr. Ellen Carson, a leading Intelligent Falling expert known for her work with the Kansan Youth Ministry. "They've been trying to do it for the better part of a century now, and despite all their empirical observation and carefully compiled data, they still don't know how." "Traditional scientists admit that they cannot explain how gravitation is supposed to work," Carson said. "What the gravity-agenda scientists need to realize is that 'gravity waves' and 'gravitons' are just secular words for 'God can do whatever He wants.'" Some evangelical physicists propose that Intelligent Falling provides an elegant solution to the central problem of modern physics. "Anti-falling physicists have been theorizing for decades about the 'electromagnetic force,' the 'weak nuclear force,' the 'strong nuclear force,' and so-called 'force of gravity,'" Burdett said. "And they tilt their findings toward trying to unite them into one force. But readers of the Bible have already known for millennia what this one, unified force is: His name is Jesus." Source: The Onion
  8. hehe the real answer is probably electron microscopes
  9. What does orthogenesis have anything to do with this? I never said that biology isn't not subject to natural selection, get your definitions straight first. The reason I said "why" to start with was to clarify that things like natural selection answered the "why" questions. You're the one who said that physics is the fundamentals of everything, and how physics is "everything"
  10. He means that your ego is too big for your brain. Just because you can explain some biology concepts in terms of physics doesn't mean that it's beneficial , nor does it necessarily clarify anything. Physics answers the "how", not the "Why"? It's obvious that you've never stepped your foot into the world of evolutionary biology. Even when it comes to technical stuff, physics becomes pretty useless when trying to analyze huge macromolecules like DNA. To come up with a system that analyzes all of the forces involved even in a basic prokaryote is unfeasible and rather stupid to even try. Nor does it benefit anyone. I wouldn't call physics "the most difficult" nor the most "fundamental", to biologists, chemists, and engineers even, physics is just a tool. "The further away you get from the fundamentals, the more generalizing you get, the more mistakes are made, and pretty soon all you're doing is participating in trivia." That's the dumbest piece of crap i've heard in a while.
  11. dunno i was thinking epistasis, but didn't fit o well
  12. 1. dominant 2. AB or AO 3. TT 4. dihybrid crosses 5. recessive 6. linked 7.
  13. i think its either puberty or that it's a typical high school drama story or that she's a stoner ... think brain injury as a result of heroin addiction is probably the most likely explanation
  14. say that to north korea, nukes aren't hard to build at all, once you have the supplies
  15. roundness != easier to fall the chicken egg for example is designed so that it would swirve in a circle, the reason that its circular and not hexagonal is to faciliate birth. of course non of YOU have to give birth to a pencil
  16. it was raining on top of a mountain here in TO, and that shouldn't happen
  17. humans for one, as our eyes are designed to work on moving objects
  18. where did you get your anhydrous propan-2-ol from?
  19. it's a symptom of mental exhaustion, when you're brain is tired, you can feel as if everything else is tired, even though they may not be. If I tie you up in a chair for 30 hours so that you can't move, in other words, not use any energy, you can still collapse
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