[2011-Aug-07] Actually, it's an octahedron.

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[2011-Aug-07] Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby ChaoticBrain » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:31 pm

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2330

I find it weird that Fry of all people questions the reliability of a scientist's perspective.
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Re: (07 August 2011) Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby sotic » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:44 pm

Speaking of Time Cube (at least, that's what I think is being referenced here), there's a really funny shirt that I would get if I didn't already have too many shirts.
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Re: (07 August 2011) Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby Quintushalls » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:23 am

I have totally seen scientists act like pundits.

"We haven't found the Higgs-Boson particle and our equipment keeps shutting down. hmm..."

Thinks for a minute.

"I know! Our future selves have sent a bird back in time to prevent us from continuing our research."

But-? But-? But-?

"It is known!" :geek:

Actual article: http://www.time.com/time/health/article ... 70,00.html
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Re: (07 August 2011) Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby Eisbreaker » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:39 pm

Nielsen counters that nature might allow a small number of Higgs to be produced by the Tevatron, but would prevent the production of the large number of particles the LHC is anticipated to produce. He also acknowledges that Higgs particles are probably produced in cosmic collisions, but says it's impossible to know whether nature has stopped a great deal of these collisions from happening. "It's possible that God avoids Higgs [particles] only when there are very many of them, but if there are a few, maybe He let's them go," he says.

Derp.

This is why religious (making an assumption here, he could very well be deist but what I am about to say likely still applies to that) people should, in my opinion, not deal in science. Religion and science are two fundamentally different approaches, the first seeks to prove an existing agenda by looking for evidence that fits, the latter seeks to find new answers based on evidence that exists.

I think you can see how Mr. Nielson's approach is fucking up our science. >:|
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Re: (07 August 2011) Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby gavin » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:43 pm

Eisbreaker wrote:
Nielsen counters that nature might allow a small number of Higgs to be produced by the Tevatron, but would prevent the production of the large number of particles the LHC is anticipated to produce. He also acknowledges that Higgs particles are probably produced in cosmic collisions, but says it's impossible to know whether nature has stopped a great deal of these collisions from happening. "It's possible that God avoids Higgs [particles] only when there are very many of them, but if there are a few, maybe He let's them go," he says.

Derp.

This is why religious (making an assumption here, he could very well be deist but what I am about to say likely still applies to that) people should, in my opinion, not deal in science. Religion and science are two fundamentally different approaches, the first seeks to prove an existing agenda by looking for evidence that fits, the latter seeks to find new answers based on evidence that exists.

I think you can see how Mr. Nielson's approach is fucking up our science. >:|
Wait... he uses Nature and God synonymously?
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Re: (07 August 2011) Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby sotic » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:25 pm

I'd say that "God" is, in this case, a metaphor for nature, e.g. God abhors a vacuum.
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Re: (07 August 2011) Actually, it's an octahedron.

Postby Quintushalls » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:48 pm

sotic wrote:I'd say that "God" is, in this case, a metaphor for nature, e.g. God abhors a vacuum.


I wouldn't say God is nature. In science, I would say God is a metaphor for the unknown.

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