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    Moronium got a reaction from SaxonViolence in Robots Caring For Elderly   
    Who needs em, eh, Hazel?  You can't trust them bastards.  They just forge your name on your checks and crap.
     
    A machine won't double cross you.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Hamster22 in What's Up With Gravity And Spacetime Curvature?   
    Ya know, if I was told that an article that sounded interesting had been published in Russian, Chinese, Swahili, or some other language I did not speak, I would seek a translation.  If none was available, I wouldn't try to master the language just to read it.  Not even if I was told that it would be completely worth it because the article was so good.  
     
    I would just figure that if it was that damn good, it would be translated, know what I'm saying?  I wouldn't spend years trying to learn an entire language in order to read an article which I can easily live without.  I'm not aware of any language that can't be translated to another.  Any mathematical analysis of concepts must still begin with comprehensible concepts that can be articulated.  Well, unless they don't, I guess, in which case I'm not really interested to begin with, even if my brother is.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Hamster22 in What's Up With Gravity And Spacetime Curvature?   
    Why is it, I wonder, Chem, that you never have a single word of substance to say about SR?  When I make a claim about it that you don't accept, or don't want to accept, why is it that you can never seem to make any kind of rational argument to dispute it?  You just periodically come out of the woodwork, yell "crank!", and then scurry back in.
     
    I often cite recognized experts, verbatim, to help substantiate my points, but you never respond to them.  What's up with that?
     
    And GAHD, since you are the master of understanding, why is it that you can't even begin to answer my question, to wit:  What physical sense does it make to say that material objects in the universe are compelled to move by "time pointing downwards?"  Is Time the mythical Kronos, with all the powers of a God, or what?
     
    Best I can tell, the whole mystery  is simply ineffable, according to you.  Evidently true understanding only comes with some kind of mystical enlightenment, which simply cannot be revealed to the uninitiated and which cannot even be expressed to the unwashed masses. 
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    Moronium got a reaction from MikeBrace in Cut The Bullshit In Physics   
    Agreed, Vic, but good luck with the "theory of everything."  Einstein worked on that for decades with no success, and many other brilliant physicist have also put great energy into the attempt.
     
    Physicists tend to throw around vague concepts and speculative fantasy as though they are talking about fact.  They sound more like medieval scholastic philosophers than scientists.  It's just unverifiable and ultimately meaningless bullshit that "sounds good," to them.
     
    Physics has drifted away from empirical content in favor of abstract mathematics which can prove nothing.
     
    Personally, I blame a lot of it on the tendency to take mathematical fictions as "fact."  Concepts such as "spacetime" strike me as empirically suspect, to put it mildly.  You end up with "physicists" (mathematicians, really) thinking "all" solutions lie in things like speculative, unverifiable M theory in 11 dimensions.  It's bogus, I tells ya.
     
    I mean, like, saying that "time curving" explains gravity is supposed to be saying something physically meaningful?
     
    I don't think so!  Homey don't play dat.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Dubbelosix in Cut The Bullshit In Physics   
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/21/the-dark-matter-crisis/#.XLP9hzBKjX5
     
    And yet, after all these decades, any physicist who doesn't "believe in" dark matter is still considered to be a "rogue," know what I'm sayin?
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    Moronium got a reaction from Dubbelosix in Cut The Bullshit In Physics   
    And therein lies the defect of the many pseudo-scientific speculations of modern physics.  "Many worlds" interpretation of QM, multipicity of "universes," dark matter, string theory (in 11 "dimensions"), and the like (which abound).
     
    Such "untestable" theories have been "preserved" for many decades.  Often these theories are presented as virtual fact.  So much for the "scientific method," eh?
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    Moronium got a reaction from Dubbelosix in An Examination Of Trump.   
    Naw, his "luck" came mainly from the deliberate choices of Democrats, who thought that a running a dog of a candidate like Hillary Clinton couldn't miss.
     
    They gave her complete control, and have lived to regret it.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Dubbelosix in The Concept Of Mass   
    As a rule, physicists tend to state that "inertia is NOT a force."  I decided to see if anyone else shared the view stated above.  There is.  This guy is a professor of both physics and math. He says:
     
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    https://www.school-for-champions.com/science/force_inertial.htm#.XLJxBzBKjX5
     
    This guy has no problem calling inertia (mass) a force based on Newton's 3rd ("equal and opposite reaction) Law of Motion. That's something I was going to bring up before, but never got around to. He appears to be saying that any "applied" (positive or external force) will be opposed by the "negative" (or internal--what he calls "resistive") force of inertia.  When you subtract the negative from the positive, you end up with the "net" force which results in acceleration. In the absence of a positive force, it is a "force" which serves to keep an object in motion from "getting tired" and slowing down. So the F in F=MA is really just a net force.  Makes sense to me (I think).
     
    How about you?
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    Moronium reacted to OceanBreeze in The Concept Of Mass   
    Yeah, that one is a real gem!
     
    Consider the following as my personal musing on the subject:
     
    We all know that [math] E=m{ c }^{ 2 }[/math]
     
    And it follows from that, energy = mass;  photons have energy therefore photons have mass.
     
    But, we are discouraged from using the term relativistic mass, and photons only have energy because they are in motion (have no rest mass).
     
    One school is might say that photons are at rest in their own frame of reference and therefore dividing the total energy, E by c^2 does give the invariant mass of the photon.  I believe the Wiki page I quoted earlier uses this procedure. However, if you really like the term relativistic mass, as I do, go ahead and use it! It is not against the law!
     
    Other schools of thought use the full equation:
     
    [math]{ m }^{ 2 }=\frac { { E }^{ 2 } }{ { c }^{ 4 } } -\frac { { p }^{ 2 } }{ { c }^{ 2 } }[/math]
     
    And when you consider that E=pc,
     
     That equation becomes:
     
    [math]{ m }^{ 2 }=\frac { { { p }^{ 2 }{ c }^{ 2 } } }{ { c }^{ 4 } } -\frac { { p }^{ 2 } }{ { c }^{ 2 } }[/math]
     
    And that equals 0.
     
    So, following the math this time, photons have no mass, no rest mass, no relativistic mass, no invariant mass, nothing, nada zip. They are massless particles, period.
     
    In my humble opinion, this is all mathematical semantics, and it can all change tomorrow on somebody’s whim.
     
    Speaking freely, I am past the point of trying to be politically correct by using the latest approved version, especially when there is so much confusion out there. So, I will still use the concept of relativistic mass when talking about photons and other quantum particles. Maybe it should be called quantum mass? If I wrote the physics books, it would be!
     
    When it comes to objects that do have intrinsic, invariant, rest mass, that are travelling at relativistic speeds, I just use their kinetic energy to account for their apparent increase in mass. This is valid since energy = mass. That way I avoid the term relativistic mass for all real (not quantum) particles.
     
     
    I don't expect that to clear anything up for you, but it felt good to write it down!
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    Moronium got a reaction from GAHD in Did This Happen To Anybody Else Who Hates Trump?   
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    Moronium got a reaction from SaxonViolence in A Question About Low Magnification Wide-Angle Optics   
    What would I need to look into the BABE's bedroom window who lives katty-korner from me, ya figure, eh,  Popeye?
     
    I need to look from inside my crib.  She's already called the cops on me 3 times when I was standing right outside her window, ya know?
     
    BTW, Popeye, I responded to a post or two of yours, and also made some additional comments, in that last thread where we were chatting.   Have you looked at that yet?  This one, I mean:   http://www.scienceforums.com/topic/35318-three-air-tight-reasons-why-no-object-can-ever-reach-an-event-horizon/page-10
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    Moronium got a reaction from Dubbelosix in Try To Understand The Center Of A Black Hole   
    Heh, that's only about the 20th time you have told him that, as have many others, eh, Dubbo?  He's just gunna come back and repeat himself, anyway.  Hide and watch.
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    Moronium got a reaction from OceanBreeze in Three Air Tight Reasons Why No Object Can Ever Reach An Event Horizon   
    Well, Popeye, given your proclivities, you might come to like Newton's definition if you reflected on it more:
     
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    Moronium got a reaction from OceanBreeze in Three Air Tight Reasons Why No Object Can Ever Reach An Event Horizon   
    Awol, you just won't quit, will you?  This is the third thread in which your absurd claims have been completely refuted, on any number of grounds, but you just keep on coming with the same unsupported (and unsupportable) claims.  One of those threads was even closed and moved to the "silly claims" forum.
     
    You keep insisting that you are not claiming that one observational frame has an actual physical effect on another.  But then you just turn around and keep contradicting that assertion.  
     
    I mean, just look at this:  "due to having never reached the event horizon in any distant frame, and we can therefore conclude that the falling objects can't possibly have reached the event horizon in their own frames of reference either."
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    Moronium got a reaction from OceanBreeze in Three Air Tight Reasons Why No Object Can Ever Reach An Event Horizon   
    You forgot to include the audio demonstration to identify the source of your research, i.e., the great Coasters, eh, Popeye?  Here ya go:
     

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    Moronium got a reaction from devin553344 in Why Acceleration Of A Universe Might Happen   
    Yeah, he doesn't exactly "explain" anything, eh?  There are many different theories which dispense with dark energy.  For example, here's an excerpt from a paper authored by 5-6 physicists, which appears to be well researched.
     
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    https://arxiv.org/pdf/0708.2943.pdf
     
    The general idea is that the expansion is merely apparent, not real. If that's the case, that's one less reason to question and try to modify GR, I guess.
     
    Another (of many) theories I've seen claims that the appearance of expansion is caused by difficulties created by SR,  with its postulation of relative simultaneity, and could be eliminated by adopting a preferred frame theory of relative motion.  I've long been highly critical of SR, and it wouldn't surprise if this is at least part of the explanation.
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    Moronium got a reaction from hazelm in Understanding Reality   
    Maybe this is all too abstract for me.  Can you give an example of what you mean here?  It doesn't make any sense to me.  Suppose, for example, that what you call "a" is the word "not."  In that case the two expression would be polar opposites, not duplicates of each other.
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    Again, I can't see what you're getting at here.  How does a mere "procedure" (which is nothing substantive) solve the problem and serve to dispense with all assumptions?
     
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    Why would you want to turn it into a mathematical expression?  There have been innumerable philosophers in history, going at least as far back at Pythagoras, who have argued that "reality" is mathematical.  Personally, I never been able to sympathize with that view.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Dubbelosix in Geometry As A Unifying Idea   
    Very true and an extreme example of this is string theory.  Billions in valuable but limited research funds have been spent on it over the last several decades.   For years it dominated the field, and one could hardly get any kind of grant in "physics" unless it was for the purpose of pursuing string theory. 
     
    It's really nothing but a parlor game for mathematicians.   By Popper's standards it's not physics, or even science, all at.  Being unfalsifiable, it is what he would call mere "pseudo science."  Basically just metaphysical speculation with no practical or scientific value at all.  What a waste
     
     
     
    Many prominent theoretical physicists have been horrified by this attempt to turn physics into math.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Flummoxed in Geometry As A Unifying Idea   
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    Moronium got a reaction from Moontanman in What are you listening to right now?   
    Some great old Robert Johnson tunes, eh!?:
     

     

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    Moronium got a reaction from hazelm in Humans And Magnetic Fields   
    Yes, it is, and the two are so interrelated that they are often referred to as "electro-magnetic (EM) waves."
     
    According to this guy:
     
     
    https://thenextgalaxy.com/difference-between-electricity-and-magnetism/
     
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation
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    Moronium reacted to Moontanman in What are you listening to right now?   
    To anyone who doesn't like this... well we probably can't be friends...
     

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    Moronium got a reaction from VictorMedvil in Trump's Veto   
    I would never try to, or even care to, convince you of anything,  Commie-boy.
     
    Good news for Italy, though.  Their current slogan is "Italy First," inspired by the Trumpster, of course.
     
     
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/pack-your-bags-italys-new-leaders-tell-500000-illegal-migrants--but-itll-cost-them.html
     
    Some in the country have worried about the cost of 500,000 plane tickets.  But that aint the plan.  The plan is to load up massive cargo ships with the critters and make them walk the plank in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.  To speed things up, they will first attract thousands of sharks with massive amounts of chum. No need to waste time and rope tying their hands that way, see?
     
    To offset these modest costs, all their assets will be confiscated and the more attractive girls will be sold into sex slavery.
     
    That'll learn em not to go busting into other countries illegally, I figure.
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    Moronium got a reaction from GAHD in Trump's Veto   
    I would never try to, or even care to, convince you of anything,  Commie-boy.
     
    Good news for Italy, though.  Their current slogan is "Italy First," inspired by the Trumpster, of course.
     
     
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/pack-your-bags-italys-new-leaders-tell-500000-illegal-migrants--but-itll-cost-them.html
     
    Some in the country have worried about the cost of 500,000 plane tickets.  But that aint the plan.  The plan is to load up massive cargo ships with the critters and make them walk the plank in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.  To speed things up, they will first attract thousands of sharks with massive amounts of chum. No need to waste time and rope tying their hands that way, see?
     
    To offset these modest costs, all their assets will be confiscated and the more attractive girls will be sold into sex slavery.
     
    That'll learn em not to go busting into other countries illegally, I figure.
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    Moronium got a reaction from Moontanman in The Meaning Of Life?   
    You simply pursue the best.
     

     
    Kinda what GAHD done said, eh?
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