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  1. Why don't you being a supposedly far more intelligent person, grow up! and have at least a basic level of charity and tolerance for someone with learning difficulties like me! I failed all my GCE's at school, my highest grade being a GCE D in English Literature, I failed GCE English with a D from Collage when I was 24, too! I have had my I.Q. tested by a member of staff at a training scheme to be an average 104. So I am not a boffin at science like you! I have come on the this 'Science Forum' site to have fun and enjoy people's far more able minds than myself! Mike Fuller I am NOT a Poet! I am NOT a Writer! I am NOT an Artist! I am NOT a Mathematician! I am NOT a Physicist! I am NOT an Intellectual! I am NOT a Bibliophile! I am Quite Knowledgeable though. SORRY! If I seem stern with you! With Best Wishes!!! Cheers - Mike
  2. Hi, I'm Mike! I am NOT an intellectual! I do adore facts though, like Earth's moon 2160 miles in diameter and Pluto 1199 miles in diameter! I understanding the very basic limits of Einstein's curved space and the unification of gravity into the quantum world! I am going to be perfectly honest with you all now! I don't understand String Theory! My main loves in life are poetry ( not the garbage I have written myself! ) and music, especially orchestral music. I love sharing with people the basic information about polymaths, such as who they were, their nationality, the dates they lived from and what they did, most of which I have forgotten! I have given presentations in which I link poetry I recite to music, for example 'The Blackbird' by John Drinkwater with The Beatles' song 'Blackbird' from their phenomenal 'White Album'. So in summary, I am not profoundly clever! I make the most of my limited knowledge! I am a Very Poor reader, I have some mathematical ability, and I like factual knowledge. I have read Patrick Moore's book 'Exploring The Earth and Moon' but most of it I have forgotten! I like people who can create things such as, write a book, compose music, write poems or invent theories! I stand as a child before you all with his eyes open to try and grasp the beauty and wonder of what you have to say! Cheers - Mike
  3. Did you know that there was a prehistoric type of crocidile that lived in the Jurassic era that was up to about 40ft long and weighed about 12 tons!!! Tryanasorous Rex weighed up to about 7 tons. The prehistoric crocidile may have been the Earth's largest land carnivore!!! There is a larger type of T-Rex but I don't know if that's as large. Cheers - Mike
  4. 'Yesterday is gone and tomorrow never gets here!' John Fuller ( b.1947 ) ( My Father )
  5. 'I know nothing but the fact of my own ignorance.' Socrates ( 469bc - 399bc ) 'What I say is 'just' or 'right' means nothing, but what is in the interest of the stronger party.' From 'The Republic' ( c.380bc ) Plato ( 429bc - 347bc ) 'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little lives are rounded with a sleep.' From 'The Tempest' ( 1812? ) William Shakespeare ( 1564 - 1616 ) 'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars!' Spoken by Lord Darlington, From 'Lady Windermere's Fan' ( 1892 ) Oscar Wilde ( 1854 - 1900 ) 'Who has not hoped to outrage an enemy's dignity? Who has not been swept by the wish to hurt? And who has not thought that the impersonal world deserves no better than to be destroyed by one fabulous sign of his displeasure?' From the Essay and Play 'The Face Of Violence' ( 1954, Revised 1967 ) Chapter 1 J Bronowski ( 1908 - 1974 ) 'The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men!' From 'The Face Of Violence' Chapter 5 J Bronowski 'Any fool can make something complex, but it takes a genius to make it simple.' Pete Seeger ( b.1919 ) 'Woman is the nigger of the world!' Yoko Ono ( b.1933 ) 'Women should be obscene and not heard!' John Lennon ( 1940 - 1980 ) 'Life is what happens to you when your busy making other plans.' From the Song 'Beautiful Boy / Darling Boy' ( 1980 ) John Lennon 'Improvisation is too good to be left to chance.' Paul Simon ( b.1941 ) 'A weed is a plant where its potential has not been recognized yet!' John Fuller ( b.1947 ) ( My Father ) Of course I meant 'The Tempest' ( 1612? ). Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  6. The Hawking qoute was just to inspire thought!!! Kant ( 1724 - 1804 ) said "I argue there is a God, precisely because nature can proceed through chaos in no other way than regularly and orderly." Goethe ( 1749 - 1832 ) said "Genuine conviction springs from the heart. As a true seat of conscience, the heart is a far more reliable judge of what is permissable than the understanding. The latter for all its decisiveness and all decernment tends to miss the real point." I think your qoutes you've written are brilliant by the way!!! Paticularly EdEarl and Imfantaal!!! Happy New Year!!! Cheers - Mike
  7. I just think I.Q. is so snobbish, bigoted and subjective!!! It doesn't show the love and passion a person feels for his subject, it just gives a cold, distorted, false, superficial and subjective number to view someone's intelligence as an abstraction. It is so cold and superficial!!! it may be useful to indicate someone with a very low I.Q., to be able to see the areas they need help in, and the level of their mental handicap!!! Richard P. Feynman's ( 1914 - 1988 ) high school I.Q. was a barely respectable 125, which although being good is for argubley the lad who was going to become the greatest theoretical physicist scince Einstien ( 1879 - 1955 ) not great!!! Feynman would have hated the hype about I.Q. anyway!!! Happy New Year!!! All The Best!!! Keep Truckin' Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  8. Did you know? The most demonic music ever written is the opening chords to Mussorgsky's ( 1839 - 1881 ) 'St John's Night On The Bare Mountain' ( 1866 - 1867 )!!!
  9. I meant to say 10, 50, or a billion years before we were born. Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  10. Atheism is a title, therefore it is in believing in a title such as 'Nothing' or 'Atheism', believing in an idea. It has to be against something as a belief for it to exist, otherwise it's just a compensating make believe. I sometimes believe there is a God because we do die. The disappearance 10, 50 or a billion years after we die is met immediately after we die. I can not imagine how infinitely hellish eternal life would be!!! "Eternity is a long time, espicially towards the end." Woody Allen ( b.1935 ). Eternal life would inevitably mean eternal pain!!! Death stops our suffering, although as human animals it seems wrong to die!!! Mike ( Fuller )
  11. London Population 8 Million Built Up Area Population 12 Million Birmingham Population 1.5 Million Built Up Area Population 2.3 Million Manchester Population 600,000 Built Up Area Population 2.3 Million Glasgow Population 1 Million Built Up Area Population 1.75 Million Liverpool Population 800,000 Built Up Area Population 1 Million Leeds Population 850, 000 Built Up Area Population 850,000 Newcastle Upon Tyne Population 300,000 Built Up Area Population 850,000 Sheffield Population 650,000 Built Up Area Population 800,000 Nottingham Population 300,000 Built Up Area Population 600,000 Bradford Population 500,000 Built Up Area Population 550,000 This List does not include the Republic of Ireland!!! Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  12. Here is a fact about Bacteria. Did you know? That man shares this Earth with 3.3 times 10 To the power of 36 living creatures!!! 3.3 with 36 0's after it!!! Of which about 70% are bacteria!!! As quoted in the 1974 Guiness Book of World Records. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! All The Best!!! Keep Truckin' Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  13. Hawking believes that we are such insignificant complex molecular structures, on a minor planet, orbiting a very asverage star, in the outer subhurbs of one of a hundred, thousand, million galaxies, that it is difficult to believe in a God that would notice us, let alone care about us!. Singer and Intellectual Art Garfunkel said "It seems to me that God is something man-made for the purpose of maintaining a connection to the concept of a power which transcends the likes of man. A measure if you will. Yet when I think back to when I was 8 years old and what I thought was up above me I weep long hard tears of rememberance. I am measuring!"
  14. Tennyson ( 1809 - 1892 ) British Poet Laureate 1850 - 1892 Dryden ( 1631 - 1700 ) British Poet Laureate 1668 - 1688 Masefield ( 1878 - 1967 ) British Poet Laureate 1830 - 1867 Andrew Motion ( b.1952 ) British Poet Laureate 1999 - 2009 Ted Hughes ( 1930 - 1998 ) British Poet Laureate 1984 - 1998 Robert Southey ( 1774 - 1843 ) British Poet Laureate 1813 - 1843 Robert Bridges ( 1844 - 1930 ) British Poet Laureate 1913 - 1930 Alfred Austin ( 1835 - 1913 ) British Poet Laureate 1896 - 1913 Thomas Warton ( 1728 - 1790 ) British Poet Laureate 1785 - 1790 Colley Cibber ( 1671 - 1757 ) British Poet Laureate 1730 - 1757 The laureateship was for life, New Labour changed it to 10 years after the death of Ted Hughes in 1998. Dryden however was sacked from the post. This list is the top 10 British Poet Laureates, not the top 10 poets given the post of British Poet Laureate. For example Wordsworth ( 1770 - 1850 ) wrote nothing for his laureateship. It was believed to be better for a good poet to hold the post and write nothing than have a bad poet laureate. Oliver Reed would be better than Wordsworth, as at least he'd drink the cherry!!! Have a 'Fantastic' Christmas and New Year!!! All The Best!!! Keep Truckin' Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  15. I don't truly grasp this paper called CTMU ( The Cognitive Theoretical Model of the Universe ) by Chris Langdon ( The person described as 'The Smartest Man in America!!! ). It envolves I think some of Einstien's Special Theory of Relativity. How our own grasp of reality is different in space-time to other peoples, or something like that. Langdon boasted his theory is up there with Newton's and Einstien's work in terms of greatness!!! His I.Q. is believed to be between 185 and 210!!! I personally think the work of Steven Wisenberg ( b.1933 ) and Ed Witten is perhaps more profound and inspirational!!! But Langdon certainly is very, very clever!!! Byron's I.Q. Lord Byron ( 22 / 1 / 1788 - 19 / 4 / 1824 ) English Poet and Politician Byron was one of the most intelligent of all poets!!! As intelligent as the top Mathematicians, Physicists and Philosophers of his day!!! His I.Q. has been estimated on the Cox Index ( The most extensive research into the I.Q. of past genius ) to be about 180!!! which due to the Flynn Effect would corrolate now to be about 158!!! The Cox Index I.Q. ratings are based on the Stanford-Binet scale. On this scale 132 is Mensa illegibility level, and 145 'Genius' level. The latter is about 1 / 400 Byron's I.Q. today in 2013 is almost 1 / 7000. There are only about 1 Million people this clever today!!! Goethe ( 1749 - 1832 ) said that "Lord Byron is great only as a poet, as soon as he starts to reflect he is as a child. But in terms of deeply moving poetry, there is no one to match him!!! The Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( 1772 - 1834 ) has had an I.Q. figure attributed to him of 175 on the Cox Index!!! Yet he was argubley a greater mind than Byron, although perhaps not as great a poet. He had a universal knowledge unequalled by any thinker of his day!!! He was an opium addict and is believed to have been bi-polar. He is considered to be the greatest intellect of the English romantic movement!!! He also coined the phrase 'Suspension of Disbelief' and used the longest word in English Literature!!! Goethe was described as 'The prince of the mind', 'The last true renaissance man' and 'The last person to know everything' ( He literary obsorbed all the knowledge he could wish for ). He also had a used vocabulary of about 50,000 words!!!, twice Shakespeare's!!! ( 1564 - 1616 ). 3,000 words is a good vocabulary!!!. Goethe's I.Q[/size]. has been estimated on the Cox Index to have been about 210!!! This corrolates due to the Flynn Effect to be about 187 today!!! I feel pleased there are such minds who I look on with amazement. My I.Q. is in the 'Above Average' range, although I have scored much more and less!!! Attached are 3 Modern Polymaths. ( People who have been called 'Polymaths' ). I have compiled a much longer list, but have reduced it down to just three names, having shared it with people and friends!!!
  16. 'A feather on the breath of God' Hildergard von Bingen ( 1098 - 1179 ) 'I shall hear in heaven' Beethoven ( 1770 - 1827 ) 'Eternal spirit of the chainless mind!' From Sonnet 'To Chillon' Byron ( 1788 - 1824 ) "For look you, there is humour in all things, and the truest philosophy is that which teaches us to find it everywhere." Spoken by Jack Point from 'The Yeoman Of The Guard' ( 1888 ) WS Gilbert ( 1836 - 1911 ) 'I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.' From 'Funeral Blues' ( 1936 ) WH Auden ( 1907 - 1973 ) 'Nothing is real' From 'Strawberry Fields Forever' ( 1967 ) John Lennon ( 1940 - 1980 ) "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tennement halls." From 'The Sound Of Silence' ( 1964 ) P Simon ( b.1941 )
  17. 'In departing the one who travels suffers less than the one who stays behind.' Lord Byron ( 1788 - 1824 ) 'Now there is one very important fact regarding spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it!' Richard B. Fuller ( 1895 - 1983 ) 'The essence of science, ask an impertinent question and you are on your way to a pertinent answer.' From 'The Ascent Of Man' ( 1973 ) J Bronowski ( 1908 - 1974 ) 'It is not the fact that man does science that makes him unique, and it is not the fact that man does art that makes him unique, but equally that science and art are both wonderful expressions of man's marvellous plasticity of mind.' From 'The Ascent Of Man' J Bronowski ( 1908 - 1974 ) 'The pursuit of the good and evil is now linked to astronomy as in almost every other area of science. The fate of our human civilization will depend on whether the rockets of the future carry on them a telescope or a hydrogen bomb!' Bernard Lovell ( 1913 - 2012 ) 'We are the result of what hydrogen atoms do given 13.7 billion years of evolution' Carl Sagan ( 1934 - 1996 )
  18. I would love to be knowledgeable on a specific area or areas of scientific knowledge like you guys, but I love to chat, so for fun did you know that the German polymath Hildergard Von Bingen ( 1098 - 1179 ) believed that taking a bath in lettuces cured people from sexual desire. I don't believe that. However some of this remarkable woman's work in the field of medicine and plant healing is now considered to have more truth to it than once thought. I just thought 'WHAT THE HELL!!!' I'd enter something!!! Cheers - Mike
  19. Feynman said "The secret to quantum mechaniccs isn't to try and understand it, but just accept it as true, and that the laws of nature behave in this way. I think I can safely say no one understands quantum mechanics!. Cheers - Mike ( Fuller )
  20. I'm no expert on physics or science, but I enjoy the subject to my own level. Are the Astrophysicist Kip Thorne ( b.1940 ) Leonard Susskind ( b.1940 ) Bernard Carr from the same era and the wide ranging Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg ( b.1933 ) all exceptional in the field of Quantum Physics, as well as those already mentioned. I know the names and dates of some brillant people, but failed GCE Maths and Science at School so really I'm a sham, but I do take an interest in things beyond my own station, perhaps I'm bigoted. I also love watching BBC 4 and love the series Cosmos by Carl Sagan ( 1934 - 1996 ). I have and rarely watch lectures on deep physics by Leonard Susskind to enjoy the fact it so far beyond me that I realise how ordinary I am!!! Cheers - Mike Fuller
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