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So what makes Stephen Hawking an expert all of a sudden

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    so, russian dude

    do you really believe the moon is an artificial object?

    as in man made?

    how did you come to that conclusion? Who made it? for what purpose?

    I came to that conclusion after reading it in a book, entitled Who Built the Moon. It's funny, i actually posted a picture of me reading the book, and some of you still think i'm making it up.

    It was built by an alien organisation with a view to making the Earth suitable for intelligent life.

    so how did the people who wrote the book come to the conclusion?

    why is the moon important to intelligent life?

    Essentially, the Moon is a mathematical message. Let me put it this way...

    You're walking across a beach, and come across a perfectly spherical pebble. What do you think?

    I'll give you a hint: If you're an intelligent man or lady, you assume that it must have been shaped by an intelligent hand. The Moon is like that. It's mathematical coincidences are so vast, it is unreasonable to assume anything other than that they were put there deliberately to alert us to the Moons origins.

    I missed this earlier, but I'm glad I caught it now.

    When I worked for a project that was tasked to create synthetic versions of naturally occurring minerals so we could control chemistry, one thing we always found when going from a molten state to a cooled control state was that the simplest methods ended with round and spheroid particles. Time and time again. Quick or slow. Water cooled, air cooled, free flowing or viscous.

    So I ask, what the hell is your point about round or spherical naturally occuring objects? Also you state "Perfectly"...A) I doubt you measured B) I doubt anyone measured C) LOL Estimating D) Even the earth itself is not a true sphere do to the unique nature of its chemistry and the effect of gravity on it.

    Also, keep shining you crazy diamond.

    The moon isn't perfectly spherical, i could have picked any shape for the pebble to "perfectly" be. To make it simplier, lets say this hypothetical pebble is shaped like sonic the hedgehog. You would assume that it was carved somehow, right?

    Just to clarify, i don't consider spheres to be magical.

    The moon isn't shaped like Sonic the Hedgehog either.

    Yeah... the shape of the pebble isn't important. The pebble isn't a minature carving of the Moon or anything.

    The point is, if you come across something with so many mathematical coincidences, you would rightfully assume it is "man" made.

    But he just explained that it's an insanely common shape found in the natural world

    I very much doubt that the Moons exact shape is replicted very often in the known universe.

    The moon's shape in general is a spheroid, which I am saying is a shape replicated very often in the known universe due to the way physics works and how the types of materials the moon is made from cool from molten to solid state.

    The moon's exact shape is an imperfect spheroid. For something to exactly, in every way, shape and form, be the same would be skeptical or artificial. Nobody has claimed that though.

  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    #pipe wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    like isn't it funny to you that when the bible code guy plugs his numbers in and finds predictions for events that have already come to pass

    he has a 100% hit rate!

    but when he predicts the future you can count the hits on your fingers after countless misses

    I don't believe in the divinity of bible codes. I just find the successful Drosnin predictions fascinating. I mentioned it as a point of interest, nothing more.

    in the same way that nobody is understanding your perfectly spherical pebble analogy, you are not understanding my confirmation bias analogy.

    some dudes come up with some numbers about the moon

    and HOLY SHIT THE MOON FITS THE NUMBERS WE MADE UP KIND OF BUT NOT IN THESE WAYS BUT FORGET ABOUT THOSE WAYS

    FUCKING ALIENS

    The numbers in question are the Moons numerical characteristics. Nothing has been "made up".

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited April 2010
    Cut the quote trees.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    All I'm saying is if someone wrote to my famous advice column saying "I'm 24 years old, I have 112 posts per day on a video game message board, I believe the moon was made by aliens and I believe that dressing up as a nazi makes me better at video games" I honestly don't know how I could reply with a sequence of words not including that words Pull, Gun, Mouth, and Trigger.

    You people and your guns, why not hang himself? guns cost a lot of money. Rope is cheap, and you can claim aliens did it.

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is essentially the greatest thread in the history of time. This is the thread with which the most beautiful tapestry in all creation will be weaved.

    did you see my bird gif

    because when you chatlog this thread you can just post that

  • OdinOdin Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    man, I hope this shit gets archived

  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    For example

    There are 366 rotations in an Earth year.

    There are 366 megalithic yards in 1mg second of arc of the Earth

    366% is the percentage size of the Moon to the earth.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey! Valentin!

    The moon is still a goddamn spheroid which pops up in every planet observed to this point

    Answer that

    edit: oh Christ he subscribes to 366-degree geometry too

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    and if you had 300 to that you get the number of the beast. watch out.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    FUCK CHAIN RULE

    Chain rule isn't so bad, what're you having trouble with?

    it just confuses me

    i mean i have a general idea of how it works but then i plug in the wrong [dy] or [du] and then it, like, messes up on me and stuff!! math is hard boohoo sobsob

    Got any specific questions? My calc teacher just made us do a ridiculous amount of practice questions for that.

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    really bad at e problems

    the outermost function here is e^[something]
    we can derive e^[something] with respect to that [something]

    the derivative of that is e^[something]. But that isn't using chain rule yet. To end up with the whole thing being derived with respect to x, we have to multiply it by d[something]/d[x]

    so we have

    d(e^[something])/d[something] * d[something]/dx

    if you look at it like multiplying fractions, the d[something]s cancel and you're left with d(e^[something])/dx!

    anyway,

    d(e^[5x^2 + 7x - 13])/d[5x^2 + 7x - 13] * d[5x^2 + 7x - 13]/dx
    is
    e^[5x^2 + 7x - 13] * (d[5x^2 - 7x + 13]/d[x])

    so that would be

    e^[5x^2 + 7x - 13] * (10x - 7)

    boy that looks messy. I could try drawing it maybe?

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  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited April 2010
    you just made 3 bullshit assertions

    and if you add 20, a number with two (2) digits, you get

    23

    A

    PRIME

    NUMBER

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the moon is 366% of the size of the earth? Am i reading that right?

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    and if you had 300 to that you get the number of the beast. watch out.

    Moon is a Devilegg


    oh god


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  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    and if you had 300 to that you get the number of the beast. watch out.

    666 isn't the biblical number of the beast. It's 616.

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    For example

    There are 366 rotations in an Earth year.

    There are 366 megalithic yards in 1mg second of arc of the Earth

    366% is the percentage size of the Moon to the earth.

    Actually, there are 365.2422 rotations in an Earth year, so your math is off unless you don't believe in Leap Years.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Hey! Valentin!

    The moon is still a goddamn spheroid which pops up in every planet observed to this point

    Answer that

    edit: oh Christ he subscribes to 366-degree geometry too

    I knew it

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    its actually super helpful! thank you so much<3<3<3

    e-to unintentional

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    For example

    There are 366 rotations in an Earth year.

    There are 366 megalithic yards in 1mg second of arc of the Earth

    366% is the percentage size of the Moon to the earth.

    wow
    that's really...amazing
    that sure proves..something

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey Valentin, what is your view on snake oil?

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    For example

    There are 366 rotations in an Earth year.

    There are 366 megalithic yards in 1mg second of arc of the Earth

    366% is the percentage size of the Moon to the earth.

    I have 10 fingers

    I have 10 toes

    10 is also the number of the channel on my basic cable where this guy talks about how to make cheese.

    Just because a number is associated with several things doesn't make them connected or significant.

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    its actually super helpful! thank you so much<3<3<3

    my calculus teacher recommended using ridiculous variables to help keep things straight. I handed in a test where I substituted sin(x^2) with a crude drawing of a giraffe!

    Just get all the fractions to cancel out to

    d[original function]/dx and you're golden

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  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    Melding wrote: »
    the moon is 366% of the size of the earth? Am i reading that right?

    I guess that should read Earth to Moon.

    Let me post some more

    400
    the ratio of the size of the moon to that of the earth

    1/400th
    the number of times the Moon is closer to the earth than the sun

    40,000
    the number of megalithic yars in 1 Mg second of arc of the sun

    40,000
    the number of kiliometres the earth turns on its acis in a day

    400
    the number of kilometres the moon turns on its axis each day

    400
    the number of times the earth rotates faster than the Moon

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Those sure are numbers that start with 4

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  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited April 2010
    has everybody already made the comments about this dude's blog

    because it is a delight

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    For example

    It’s no baloney

    It ain’t a phony

    My cellular, Bananularphone

    Don’t need quarters, don’t need dimes

    To call a friend of mine

    Don’t need computer or TV

    To have a real good time

    I call for pizza, I call my cat

    I call the White House, have a chat

    I place a call around the world

    Operator get me Beijing jing jing jing .

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Holy shit so does your gamerscore!

    Are you from the moon?

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  • artifexiteartifexite Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wait, are we measuring in megalithic or metric here? Sloppy numerology, bub.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So, the moon, is it or is it not the egg of Rohdan? Cause The justice league is out of town and if that thing hatches we're fucked.

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Did you know that X equals the opposite of B, plus or minus the square root of B squared minus 4ac all over 2a?

    Did you also know that 2a was the apartment number of the Son of Sam killer?

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Melding wrote: »
    the moon is 366% of the size of the earth? Am i reading that right?

    I guess that should read Earth to Moon.

    Let me post some more

    400
    the ratio of the size of the moon to that of the earth

    1/400th
    the number of times the Moon is closer to the earth than the sun

    40,000
    the number of megalithic yars in 1 Mg second of arc of the sun

    40,000
    the number of kiliometres the earth turns on its acis in a day

    400
    the number of kilometres the moon turns on its axis each day

    400
    the number of times the earth rotates faster than the Moon

    you're contradicting yourself
    you just claimed the earth is 3.66 (or 366% if you will) the size of the moon
    now you're claiming 400%
    which the fuck is it?

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  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited April 2010
    all coincidences automatically lend credence to the unlikeliest of scenarios

    hadn't you guys heard

  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hunter wrote: »
    For example

    There are 366 rotations in an Earth year.

    There are 366 megalithic yards in 1mg second of arc of the Earth

    366% is the percentage size of the Moon to the earth.

    Actually, there are 365.2422 rotations in an Earth year, so your math is off unless you don't believe in Leap Years.

    Yes, but the percentage size is actually 367%, so the two cancel each other out. Check mate.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It's rounding Dru, duh

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  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    artifexite wrote: »
    Wait, are we measuring in megalithic or metric here? Sloppy numerology, bub.

    metric unless mentioned otherwise. obviously...

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    It's rounding Dru, duh

    Yeah come on dru, significant digits

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
    Two can be as bad as one
    It's the loneliest number since the number one

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    did you guys know

    dru must be wearing astronaut pants

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  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    the moon is 366% of the size of the earth? Am i reading that right?

    I guess that should read Earth to Moon.

    Let me post some more

    400
    the ratio of the size of the moon to that of the earth

    1/400th
    the number of times the Moon is closer to the earth than the sun

    40,000
    the number of megalithic yars in 1 Mg second of arc of the sun

    40,000
    the number of kiliometres the earth turns on its acis in a day

    400
    the number of kilometres the moon turns on its axis each day

    400
    the number of times the earth rotates faster than the Moon

    you're contradicting yourself
    you just claimed the earth is 3.66 (or 366% if you will) the size of the moon
    now you're claiming 400%
    which the fuck is it?

    sorry, 400 is the ratio of the size of the moon to that of the sun.

  • JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I appreciate the dexter+moon theme you got goin on now jackal. :^:

  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited April 2010
    i was polling friends and family on this

    would Stephen Hawking be able to take Ebert in a fight?

    Hawking has the experience with the chair

    but Ebert is, I think, the feistier of the pair

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