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    Science: Mineralogy, biology, nuclear physics, mathematics, chemistry, taxonomy, epistemology/ideonomy, and some amount of psychology.

    Video Games: The Evil Within 2, The Possession Experiment, Minecraft, SuperHot, MH4U, LoZ BotW, SSBU, and Pokemon.

    TV and Movies: FMAB, Ghostbusters, The 100, and Godzilla.

    Music: Emerald Falcon by Richard Meyer, Dragonhunter by Richard Meyer, Into the Raging River by Steven Reineke, Symphony 6 by Robert D McCashin, Symphony 6 opus 68 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony 9 opus 95 by Antonin L Dvorak, Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven, Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi, and Always by Peter B Helland.

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    Miscellaneous: Weightlifting/Powerlifting, arm wrestling, martial arts (mostly empty-hand, but also including historical weaponry), writing and literature, Markiplier, JonTron, SCP Foundation, and chess.

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  1. It seems this has already been answered. Any real scientist would not have the attitude you're describing; a real scientist is always asking questions, always looking for holes in our knowledge to fill. And we fill these holes by researching, hypothesizing, calculating, and testing; using our knowledge to build upon our knowledge. A reasonable scientist wouldn't state a concept as undeniable, unless the concept has failed to be reasonably denied.
  2. Regarding the gelatinous sacs encasing kiwano seeds; biochemically speaking, what are they made of and how are they formed?
  3. No, I mean a government/political figure (with an adequate minimum amount of votes) is granted jurisdiction over only those who voted for them. And likewise, only the people who voted in them have to live under their jurisdiction. That way if you vote for a bad candidate, you and others who did the same would be the only ones living with the decision.
  4. And I'm not saying extraterrestrial life is impossible; in fact I find it quite feasible. What I don't find feasible, is life resembling earthling vertebrates like humans. What if they had three arms? Or three legs? What if they didn't have limbs at all, but fine tendrils? What if their sensory organs were all that of a homosapien's in one? None of these things would impair technological developments, and in some cases it could even improve it. There is absolutely no reason to think one must be humanoid to make advances in technology.
  5. I apologize. I simply thought I could learn something from him or vice versa.
  6. If you mean in regards to the President aspect, again the president would be separated from politics and deal only exclusively with military affairs. I'm not sure if that's actually possible although (again, not an expert); it could be that the two are directly intertwined.
  7. Depends of the kind of shoes. 🤔 Even if the burden of proof wasn't on you (which it kinda is), there actually is a basis. The prerequisites for human life provide a variety of possibilities so unthinkably narrow, that it is perfectly reasonable to believe it shouldn't happen elsewhere. You are assuming that you know the optimal limits of advanced technology, and that they must necessarily be human-like. If there is a technology more advanced than ours, it could very well be so different that we wouldn't know what we were looking at.
  8. I'd like to learn how to identify substances given NMR calculations. If you have or know where to find such information, it would be greatly appreciated.
  9. It is somewhat common for particularly dense neutron stars to form a solid crusts, much like a planet's, with any matter that happens to be around them. At these densities, the neutronium between the crust and the center of mass forms a sort of mineraloid structure (known as "nuclear pasta"). I've been curious as to the chemical properties of this as well as the mechanisms responsible. Does the composition of a neutron star's crust effect the formation of nuclear pasta in any way? For example, would it make a difference if the neutron star formed its crust out of ethane or cyclopropenylidene?
  10. How might one manage to find the surface area and volume of the following constructs? Rotini: A geometric figure I've found to be similar is the helicoid. However, the helicoid (having been formed from a 2D plane) has an edge width equal to epsilon, whereas the edges of a fully 3D rotini-like construct would be roughly catenarian in shape. Fusillibucati/Cavatappi: The only difference between the two is length. Cavalieri's principle could possibly be at play here, but the topography could potentially suggest otherwise. Campanelle: No hints for this one, good luck. Casarec
  11. The Sabatier reaction is for CO2, not elemental carbon. Technically that still could work in principle, but Sabatier also entails some pretty aggressive exothermia, which is likely detrimental for this project. There is a zirconium-ruthenium catalyst I've been looking into that accomplishes this without such intense conditions, as I detail here: https://www.scienceforums.com/topic/37443-zirconium-catalyst/
  12. For me they're one and the same; being able to fight efficiently in as many ways as my skillset allows is what makes martial arts fulfilling. Not before sociology, no. Once our brains were advanced enough and by extent diverse enough, absolutely; but in our primitive ages, when our rationalities were operated instinctively rather than deliberatively, it was almost invariably our instinct which drove our collective decisions. And these instincts have not entirely dissolved, not in the least; while there is much more intellectual plasticity among the current population, the neuro
  13. A few minutes ago I had cleaned out a pot used for cheese sauce. When the time had come to clean the cheese residue off of the kitchen sponge, I noticed something strange; a thick layer of the residue would not come off. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the cheese appeared to have crystallized on the kitchen sponge. It doesn't seem to be a stretch to hypothesize that bacteria were responsible, although it is unusual that this happened to quickly. By what known mechanisms might a thing such as this happen?
  14. The answer to this question could potentially be important for some future work of mine. A catalyst prepared by reacting ruthenium trichloride with zirconium terephthalate in a liquid solution has been found to convert carbon dioxide into methane. However, I can not find any specification on the composition of aforementioned liquid solution, nor on the exact reaction taking place from which I could deduce it. If anyone has or knows where to find this information, I would greatly appreciate it.
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