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by doogly
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 805
Views: 249155

Re: What is your favourite book?

The Iliad is the greatest book.
by doogly
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

jewish_scientist wrote:Karl Popper proved

oh did he now
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

But then really, what reason do you have for using statistics?

At the root, all evidence is aesthetic. Tomandlu, I promise your kid isn't too young for Feyerabend.
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

But I do think that ultimately even the counterexamples are statistical, because I am going to do a Bayes to them. If someone sense "Dude, this particular vial of aspirin turned me into a newt! ...then I got better." I am going to not overhaul my theory of what aspirin does at all, because...
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

Though the equivalent for the medicine would be more like, the 10,001th patient turns into a frog.
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

Let's say all evidence for a theory is statistical, but evidence against can be simple counterexamples?
by doogly
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)
Replies: 2813
Views: 492371

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

eSOANEM wrote:idk, the usual arguments seem to require some sort of horizon (be it an event horizon or an unruh one) but then I've never actually seen a proper QFT in curved space derivation of it

yeah, those are what you need
by doogly
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?

just looked at the wiki, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-series_and_B-series, so i am not a pro on these guys, but they say " Moreover, the assertions made according to this modality imply the temporal perspective of the person who utters them. This is the A-series of temporal events." so ...
by doogly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?

yeah, it's really quite simple. If you are wondering whether the free will exists the way the strong force exists, the answer is no. absolutely not. if you are asking whether it exists the way cake exists, sure. go to town. and these answers are both totally independent of however you want to say ti...
by doogly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?

So, what do you mean by "free will" and "exists" ?
by doogly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26739

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

layin it on thicker though, I'd give Annie a break here. especially about Smitty - she left him there to talk with the dudes who could 100% save his life, who knows what doctors are up to.

just cause red needs to get out of the kitchen doesn't make it the kitchen's fault.
by doogly
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 233
Views: 10149

Re: Load bearing

speising wrote:You have to channel the qi.

Which is to say, increase elasticity.
by doogly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

Or like, if you are wondering if there is a yellow marble in a bag, and someone tries to reassure you by saying "It's not just red marbles in there! Also blue!" they are a useless person and you should unfriend them.
by doogly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I major in physics?
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Should I major in physics?

Conversely, a physics degree would probably not focus on skills like: * How to write for beans * How to make things that are aesthetically pleasing * Various kinds of "design thinking" ("how do I solve this problem?" as opposed to "how do I tell if this is true?") The ...
by doogly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

Yeah, randomness has nothing to do with free will. Put a mote of dust in a dish and watch it wiggle around due to the Langevin equation. Nobody is going to call this free will. Watch people play a game of baseball. Their mechanics are entirely classical and deterministic, but we like to call this fr...
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?

I had to do coriolis acceleration in Physics 1, and look how well I turned out! Grumble grumble.
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

reval wrote: Can't prove it.

Yeah that's not a coincidence.
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

And I throw these links out there like pearls before swine.
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?

Do you know what a dimension is? Can you throw something and check what happens?
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 233
Views: 10149

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Throw a neutrino at it.
by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

Yeah, none of this is new information.
by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4878320

Re: Random natterings

by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

Also, Frenetic Pony is thinking of a "Fundamental Collapse" flavor of Copenhagen, in which the collapse actually breaks deterministic evolution and has some real meaning. This is by no means a standard and widely used interpretation. It is ultra weird. Generally we only speak of collapse i...
by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Free Will

by doogly
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 233
Views: 10149

Re: Science-based what-if questions

andykhang wrote: Or for my case, "magic".

This kinda attitude isn't gonna last you long in science club.
by doogly
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I major in physics?
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Should I major in physics?

You should totally major in physics, it's the best. It's hard to get expectations right. There's a lot of "figuring out," which is the best. If you've had calc 1 you are in a good position to look into intro mechanics, so maybe give some of these topics a browse if you want to do a little ...
by doogly
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1141
Views: 153995

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Careful, they will talk about the death of Cid, and that was harsh. Harsh as all heck.
by doogly
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 2633

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

EMTP wrote: "Cultural appropriation" is a relatively new concept and, IMO, not an especially coherent or persuasive one.

I think the acronym you should be using is IMWO.
by doogly
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo
Replies: 162
Views: 17045

Re: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo

I'm afraid I can't give you any points for that answer.
by doogly
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 32
Views: 2014

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

Will you ever love them?
by doogly
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 395203

Re: Favorite math jokes

Which reminds me:

What is the best anagram of Banach Tarski?
Banach Tarski Banach Tarski.
by doogly
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10822
Views: 1683967

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

It's hella weird, that life is.
by doogly
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

The $30 ones are more humble
by doogly
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This is why we can't have time travel
Replies: 69
Views: 7242

Re: This is why we can't have time travel

And then you find some people who come back like a year after their last post, poke around, and nope back out quickly.
by doogly
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8110
Views: 913402

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I don't think it is fruitful to inquire whether something you see on tumblr is "real." The relevant issue is whether someone is sincere. If they are sincere, there's really no validating for you to do. (To clarify: I don't mean that if someone is sincere, it doesn't matter if what they're ...
by doogly
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "There is an Exception to every rule"
Replies: 32
Views: 2975

Re: "There is an Exception to every rule"

Similarly, if we assume that "There is an exception to every rule" is meant to be a rule, then if it's true it must have an exception, and if that's the case then there is a rule without an exception and hence the original rule is false. "There is an exception to every rule" can...
by doogly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes
Replies: 18
Views: 1011

Re: A World With Three Genders

Nicias wrote:You are talking about sex no gender.

Sure, but really, all of the problems with dualism when applied to male/female are again encountered with sex/gender.
by doogly
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ab Roller vs Situps
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Ab Roller vs Situps

It's the same way with common core math. People successfully diagnosed that there was too much [ isolation | memorization ], so they propose to solve the problem with more different [ isolation | memorization ].
by doogly
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The (somewhat ridiculous?) holographic principle
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: The (somewhat ridiculous?) holographic principle

I think you get some stronger stuff, like the bekenstein bound for entropy becomes exact, and you're forced into the firewall nonsense.

Which is to say that the actual novel predictions are of things that seem worse than evinced.
by doogly
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Many interacting worlds
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Many interacting worlds

It does not appear to be local.

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