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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:54 am

count2infinity wrote:space is awesome.


Was watching a documentary on NASA space flights last night starting with the Mercury missions. Its just amazing what occured over that time / through the Apollo missions (what was acheived with that technology and computing power). Its a real shame where our space program is now given our technology.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby viva la ben on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

VY Canis Majoris, the largest star to be discovered, is so large compared to our sun that the surface of the star would extent between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Grunthy on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:56 pm

It would take light almost 2 hours to travel from one side of canis major to the other. Ridiculous.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby viva la ben on Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:06 pm

Humongous big
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:26 pm

Just learned a new word: sonoluminescence.

If you implode a bubble in a liquid using sound waves, when the bubbles collapse they produce light.

:shock: 8-)
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:36 pm

Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:04 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:35 pm

Thanks, will try during intermission.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:06 pm

http://debatelive.org/

reminder for anyone that was interested. Bill Nye will be debating Ken Ham on whether creationism is a viable model of origin in today's modern, scientific era. It starts at 7 this evening.

I won't be able to watch tonight, but I plan on watching it at a different time. I have a pretty good idea of what's going to happen. There will not be a true debate, this will likely just turn into a strange argument that will likely be cut up into little snippets of jabs that each will take at the other's expense and people will share just those little snippets of who they agree with already, and nothing will be truly learned from the debate. People will only be watching to reinforce what they already think is true. I hope I'm wrong, and I hope it's awesome, but I have my doubts.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:38 pm

It's live so I don't think it will be cut up until after the debate. If that's what you meant...

I almost bought tickets to the event but never found a cheap way to get there and back. I'll be watching live. I'm with c2i that I hope it's a viable debate but I doubt it will be.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:14 pm

I meant after the debate. It will likely be cut up into small snippets afterwards by other people and that's going to be the "big news" from the event is them attacking one another.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:57 pm

I enjoyed the Sam Harris debate at Notre Dame.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:59 pm

count2infinity wrote:I meant after the debate. It will likely be cut up into small snippets afterwards by other people and that's going to be the "big news" from the event is them attacking one another.


Yep. That's a given. I'm so glad I deleted FB. Both debaters are well educated and respectful so I am optimistic.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby knives of ice on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:35 pm

you can't have a rational debate at a creationist museum and its pointless for someone like Nye to even accept the debate to begin with.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:47 pm

i dont' necessarily disagree with you, but I'm interested to hear what Ham has to say.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Jim on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:47 pm

You can't have a rational debate with someone that thinks that Dumbledore is real and created you. Location doesn't matter.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:50 pm

I love the "IM RIGHT. YOU'RE WRONG. THEREFORE ONE CANNOT HAVE A RATIONAL DEBATE WITH YOU!" talk. Why don't you listen and then post your opinion. Maybe your stance remains. Maybe you decide that, while your opinion stays the same, that a rational debate happened.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:50 pm

Also, I've had many rational debates with people on this board re: creation and faith.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Jim on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:59 pm

You do not need to have faith in something that is rational, that is the point of needing to have faith.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby knives of ice on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:01 pm

Jim wrote:You can't have a rational debate with someone that thinks that Dumbledore is real and created you. Location doesn't matter.



exactly. you can't debate someone that believes that the earth is 6,000 years old and a location with exhibits of dinosaurs and people existing peacefully. its an absolute joke that is completely insulting to actual scientists that have devoted their lives studying reaching the highest levels of their various fields.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:02 pm

I have this pumped over to my TV; ROOT better not ruin it with bad camera angles.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Jim on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:04 pm

I am not going to go as far as to say insulting... When the vast majority of the people on the planet support a version of a topic ("version" due to the vast number of different organized religions) you don't just ignore it.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Grunthy on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:11 pm

The moment people use saying people believe in dumbledore, they lose all credibility with me, because you are insulting an entire group of people.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Grunthy on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:14 pm

And no I am not a creationist. I believe in evolution/intelligent design.
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