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What is the worst popular anti-science notion by Shitting Cridgenatch - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:50:08 EST ID:fcVdNVgq No.77045 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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and why is it race is just a social construct?
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Matilda Gorrymut - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21:33:14 EST ID:ejCB2MFI No.77319 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phyllis Buzzway - Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:56:54 EST ID:uGD5aNS6 No.77320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
of course. You do realize that both "Lewtonin's fallacy" and "Continuum fallacy" are both just counter arguments, right? Not end-alls. And they are not fallacies. For instance, "Lewtonin's fallacy" as a concept has its own flaws.
What this is is a debate. I for one never invoked accusastions of race. But the same debate we are having over the science is the very same debate had by evolutionary biologists all over academia.

So I once again ask you, do you have a legitimate counter argument to Lewtonin's theories without simply invoking Edward's counterarguments? Christ even your own interpretation of the counterarguments instead of just name-dropping like you've been doing? I at least have attempted to provide some of my own interpretation, your camp just resorts to name drops and shitty one line responses.
Eliza Fettingbat - Sat, 24 Oct 2015 16:43:40 EST ID:4+FsPM8d No.77321 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Just because Black people have a lower IQ on average doesn't mean they have a lower IQ because they are black. If you account socio-economic factors when measuring the IQ's of Black and white people, they are pretty much the same.

Also studies can be purposely made to indicate a relationship that doesn't really exist.
Here is a bad example but you will get the picture. Numbers are sort of based on real data.

>People Who regularly eat fruit loops were found have less than .001% chance of having cancer.
>People who regularly eat Raisin Bran were found to Have a 20% chance of having cancer.

So does eating fruit loops cure cancer or does eating Raisin Bran cause cancer? no because i didn't tell you the age of the participants. Little kids eat fruit loops and old people eat Raisin Bran. The chance of being a little kid and having cancer is very low, while the chance of an old person having cancer is much higher. The main thing to take from this is that correlation does not equal causation and that its very easy to make a study seem convincing.

Also No one thinks everyone is equal. There is always someone who will be smarter than you, stronger than you, better looking than you, have more money than you, or have more friends than you. But Racist people seem to think that because they belong to a more statistically successful race, that they should be proud of themselves for being born to a successful group. But just because YOU as an individual are born to a successful group of people, doesn't somehow make you smart or talented or better than others. Many advancements of western civilization can be attributed to the hard work of just a few people. Like Issac newton who invented Calculus and developed a law of gravity by himself in his early twenties. But just because Issac newton was white and smart doesn't mean that you are smart.

And statistics are just that. Statistics. They don't define individuals. Just because someone was born to a group of people with lower IQ on average doesn't mean they have a low IQ. No one deserves to be judged just because of the circumstances of their birth. They should be judged as individuals. If you are racist a…
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Graham Buzzford - Sat, 24 Oct 2015 23:33:37 EST ID:uGD5aNS6 No.77322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I agree man, too many people toss stats around with absolutely no understanding of the difference between causation and correlation. In your example, one might conclude genetics lead to a difference, but it is just as you said, socioeconomic factors are a hidden variable at play.

Another example, have seen anti-marijuana people use it, something along the lines of 60% of all high school drop outs smoke weed, or high school drop outs are 60% more likely to smoke weed. Something like that.

So one might conclude that weed causes people to drop out, yet ignore the fact that way more people smoke weed and do not drop out than those that do. The correct statistics would be to compare the rate of people who smoke weed to the number of them who drop out, and do the same for those that don't and drop out, and see if there is a difference between the rates.
But none-the-less, to stay on topic, raw stats like that are almost useless unless they are normalized in some way.
Esther Murdlock - Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST ID:5WJ2hczX No.77347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>And statistics are just that. Statistics. They don't define individuals. Just because someone was born to a group of people with lower IQ on average doesn't mean they have a low IQ. No one deserves to be judged just because of the circumstances of their birth. They should be judged as individuals. If you are racist and whenever you meet a black person, you will judge them based on your preconceived notions rather than giving them a chance to prove themselves.

True, but we subconsciously judge people in all sorts of ways, it's an autonomous mental mechanism and race is a significant part in such judgement. Some people are just less irrational in how they interact with people they are naturally judgmental about by virtue of understanding what I quoted.

Absolute beginners guide to organic chemistry by Jarvis Tillingman - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:59:53 EST ID:y93cr0TU No.77294 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been watching some youtube videos that have been quite helpful, but many of them start in different places and use terms I don't really understand yet. I'm sure there exists some perfect beginners guide that assumes I know nothing and explains everything easily, but I can't find one. Can any of you help?
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Nell Wissleforth - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:42:17 EST ID:cM6rhCgJ No.77300 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just focus on three things:

The first two rows of the periodic table (especially the trends)
Electron transfers in reaction mechanisms

And you'll be better than most undergrads
A Wizard - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:17:00 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77301 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Don't rely on memorization like the university retards tell you. If they were smart enough to offer good advice on learning on their own, they wouldn't pay to go to college.

Learn how the processes work, and keep watching and listening regardless of if you understand it. The brain will process the language on it's own, and you will make the connections yourself as you get enough data to make them.

And focus on the aspects you have use for. Need is the biggest factor in learning speeds.
Shitting Grimville - Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:18:21 EST ID:uGD5aNS6 No.77308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What about the university retards that get paid to teach college?
Vehk !7HYGxe5v5c - Wed, 28 Oct 2015 23:47:17 EST ID:Z6dpkQIE No.77336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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All of this is covered beautifully and with an elegantly approachable tone in the introductory chapters of Clayden's Organic Chemistry.

My chemistry module is after shifting to solely Org Chem at this point and the GenChem book we have (Central Science) is abysmal for Org, especially the stereochemistry, so I dusted off Clayden and haven't looked back since. If you have even a rough understanding of GenChem I think the introductory chapters of Clayden learned correctly would bring you up to scratch to tackle most of the later content.

What I'm trying to say is that Clayden is the bible, get it, read it. *shilling intensifies*
Cedric Drushpedging - Sun, 01 Nov 2015 02:35:47 EST ID:XkxPUBT2 No.77345 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>your brain magically puts it together
Maybe that works for you, I know I don't learn like that.

The trick is to get as many different resources possible to reference. One might work better for you than it others, so buy/download as many organic chemistry books as you can. Then it comes down to a matter of hard work and practice. If you do not do practice problems, and/or have a recitation session with a good TA to ask questions and get immediate feedback, you will just spin your wheels trying to master the material.

You will not pick this material up and master it by casual browsing.>>77301

General experience thread by Whitey Billingshaw - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:02:55 EST ID:BHjCWchr No.77318 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Wondering what everyone's experience is /chem/
Contrast chemE and ch degrees, usefulness in terms of thesight, and what classes/electives to be particular about

Ask a Wizard by A Wizard - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 02:28:59 EST ID:lqfCRKYj No.76899 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I had proposed this in another thread, but then figured it would make a decent thread.

I offer conversation in hopes of bridging the needless divide between the various schools of thought that we as a species have divided the truth into. Put bluntly, the fields labeled as Science, Religion, and Mysticism/Magick/Metaphysics and whatever else happens to get rambled into the mix. If this isn't a gig for a wizard, then you're fucked 'cause that's what's offered.

All I care to state for background is this. I am a polymath who makes a comfortable living by applying various skills and schools of thought to problems to find their solutions, profit from them, learn in the process and move on. I have actively been practicing various traditions of the occult for about a decade now, despite having always had an interest. I routinely drop lsd for of all purposes, to question myself and my beliefs of myself and reality, in a mental state in which i am incapable of lying to myself. I'm the guy always suggesting racetams in /other and my only goal (to the best of my own knowledge, I am a devious one sometimes.) here is to find the truth in whatever I am asked to, regardless of it it aligns with my own current theories or not. The truth should remain, whether we believe it or not.

So, anyone up for conversation? I'm not like the others.
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Thread was locked by: Quetzalcoatl
Reason: ...yeah try to keep this in /pss/ or whatever one thread you were told to across all the boards...
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Albert Sishbeck - Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:41:23 EST ID:mEgh7QsF No.77287 Ignore Report Quick Reply

can we have this faggot banned from the science board?

>I honestly don't believe in the category that we call matter..

get the fuck out of here with your borderline retardation and definite lack of any substantial education.
A Wizard - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:40:40 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77288 Ignore Report Quick Reply

lol, no. I hate Islam and anyone who wants to spread it. Also hate the Israeli government and those involved in most things it does. Damn, if I wasn't 'bout to pass out, I'd just write another list of things that irritate me. Hmm... might be a list of that in another thread on here somewhere. I know hipsters will be near the top... should add Pakistani College kid Hipster to the list too, though I suspect that if we get enough of them together with some other hipster types, it would wind up entertaining. Though, I would rather strip a hundred saudi "princes" naked, duct-tape pvc pipes to their chests, and air drop them on israel from just high enough that they'll break a leg if they don't tuck and roll. That would amuse me.

Passing the fuck out now.
Vehk !7HYGxe5v5c - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:51:06 EST ID:TJAcMo0I No.77296 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The only interesting scientific thing in this thread is some weak evidence connecting racetams to psychosis in at least one individual.
A Wizard - Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:42:56 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77310 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Nah. I was like this before I ever even smoked weed. I never believed the status quo for reality.
A Wizard - Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:40:04 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ack, forgot to mention. I do have a study going on my old apprentice. Started that when I realized he had ingested over a gram of noopept and he STILL wanted more

Iodine as a substitutent in benzodiazepines by William Drommlesutch - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 01:17:23 EST ID:RVCuK1Cm No.77292 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Basically I was wondering, there are many benzos with halogens within the compound eg clonazepam and bromazepam

However I have never heard of a benzodiazepines with iodine as one of the constituents

Why would this be so?
Lillian Smallhood - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:31:43 EST ID:TJAcMo0I No.77295 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I presume because it's relatively low reactivity and electronegativity would contribute to a weaker bond strength and as such a less stable compound for no pay off.

War on Science by Lydia Secklefudge - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:05:35 EST ID:FfJ1Vebk No.77270 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Decent vid
A Wizard - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:34:44 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm not clicking until I have some details...

One requested detail. Am I in it? Am I at least competently represented? xD
Hamilton Dandleway - Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:05:40 EST ID:YhREOUdy No.77273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do you have unwavering faith in Al Gore when he says we need to buy into his carbon credit scheme or we're all gonna die? Or do you think it's all about money?

Science war.
A Wizard - Sat, 10 Oct 2015 13:11:08 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77275 Ignore Report Quick Reply

All about the money. The whole carbon issue is a bad joke. It's easy to strip carbon from the atmosphere and from the oceans, and the more we use carbon as a building material, the easier it will be.

It's also a political game. "too many" underdeveloped nations are playing catchup.
Doris Gegglemet - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:55:05 EST ID:dkMoIz4p No.77290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's focused on Canada.

Any of you guys have a ph meter or ph strips? by Nell Nobberpore - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 02:19:25 EST ID:+P3OcrX6 No.77208 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can one of you guys test the ph of a glass of salt water using 1 cup (or 250ml) tap water and 1 tbsp (or 15ml) of common table salt (sodium chloride). All I can find is the ph of seawater which is much different. I know tap water will vary slightly but it's still better than going by seawater measurements. I ask because I damaged a tooth recently and I have no money for a cap or crown, so I have been rinsing/gargling with saltwater several times a day until I can afford the dentist visit to insure I don't wind up with an abscess from the pulp of the tooth being exposed. Using Listerine hurt like hell and I can't use it. I know salt water is very effective at controlling bacteria but this dentist claims salt water is acidic and will weaken teeth after prolonged use. http://www.todaysdentistry.com.au/mouthwash-or-salt-water-rinse/ Until I read that I thought it was neutral as long as the water it was mixed with was relatively pure and therefore perfectly safe for prolonged use as a mouth rinse.
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lil' shit !!vVWR8L52 - Sat, 03 Oct 2015 04:34:15 EST ID:+TLZHL9G No.77223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
saliva is alkaline to protect your teeth dude, wtf. nb

OP: I use neither altho I have both, but a solution works better and more precise IME.
Hedda Bebberstick - Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:01:21 EST ID:+P3OcrX6 No.77224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>altho I have both
Well that's good news, I was actually hoping to get someone to test for me, since I have neither. I have a feeling that dentist was full of shit and has no idea what he's talking about, but better safe than sorry I figure.
Bombastus !!HToBa9dh - Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:18:49 EST ID:4ppVjZXo No.77228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>this thread
if you use tap water, it's already slighly basic due to the hardness of your water. any salt you add will not change the pH by anything.

do this. it does not do anything to salt water's effectiveness. the salt's still there.

saliva is basic. close to 7 is correct. but it is also basic (4x more basic than regular water)

yes, he should be full of shit. unless YOUR specific tap water is just weird like that. sure, your dentist had to sit through a few years of chemistry. but i doubt he would've retained much if he literally thinks NaCl is acidic.
Phyllis Nobblewater - Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:56:29 EST ID:PtGx5SYm No.77252 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Wait what? Really?! Dude... my saliva makes baking soda fizz... I have acidic saliva then? Should I go get this tested?
Hamilton Suttinghall - Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:33:46 EST ID:+P3OcrX6 No.77254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you're being serious, then yeah. I would think your body ph would have to be pretty far out of whack for that to happen though.

Comparing analogs of amphetamines by Eliza Gattingchan - Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:05:45 EST ID:6r/Z5LVk No.77241 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How hard would it be to test between 2-Fluoroamphetamine (for example) & Lisdexamfetamine ("Vyvanse", for another example)? What kind of tests would be used to compare the two and analyse the different compounds? Im pretty sure it would be simple enough to find they're both analogs of amphetamine, but how hard would it be to find out the specific makeup of the chemical?

Thanks in advance. **ALSO**: Any amazing answers backed by legitimate sources or some sort of proof of credentials, will receive a BTC tip if they decide they want it. If not ill donate to charity and post proof of donation status.

Physics by Phoebe Hurringnug - Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:30:29 EST ID:pU3iIw+1 No.77210 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Okay, so I understand that when jumping off of a building it isn't the fall that kills you, but the sudden deceleration or stop that actually does the damage to hurt you.

A car hitting someone is the exact opposite. But, what actually kills you when you get hit by something moving at a high speed?

Assuming the point of contact isn't small enough for the projectile to plow straight through you.

Can somebody please explain this to me
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Basil Pockway - Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:10:20 EST ID:6VB+GVPW No.77213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Since you want a physics answer: plasticity.
The force applied by the impact exceeds the elastic limits of bodily tissues. The tissues no longer operate sufficiently to continue life. You die.
Whitey Mashpet - Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:36:28 EST ID:dkMoIz4p No.77214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Newtons third law: for every reaction there is an opposite and equal reaction. Your body can't handle that much force and thus you die. Is the answer you where looking for?
William Munderkedge - Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:49:35 EST ID:cIUKn2oY No.77232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>A car hitting someone is the exact opposite.

It's in fact the exact same scenario. If you change the frame of reference from the person to the car, it's the person(and the rest of the universe) that's moving.
Martha Pisslespear - Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:31:19 EST ID:pU3iIw+1 No.77239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thanks man
Martha Pisslespear - Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:35:17 EST ID:pU3iIw+1 No.77240 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well, I guess what I was looking for was this

When you fall and hit the floor, your body suddenly stops. Causing everything to violently slam against the ground from the points of contact all the way through your body. Say you fall on your face/chest. Your back is going to slam forward and pancake into your rupturing body.

This guy here


Just made my mind moving. If a car hits you, you suddenly accelerate into a point of contact. Violently. Your chest would be compressed into your back, slamming tissues together and causing internal and possibly external rupturing.

TEACH: SCIENCE by Fucking Pesslefield - Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:21:54 EST ID:LLrpzRn5 No.77206 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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LANOLIN UNTO WOOL by Lydia Dommleshaw - Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:48:07 EST ID:zkWZUxAO No.77190 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I bought a kick-ass wool sweater. It is itchy and I want to make it water repellant.
That is why I want to put the lanolin(wool fat) back on it that is removed in wool processing.
Now here is my problem. I don't want to smear it on it but deposit it evenly.
I already have lanolin and now I have two approaches.

1) Dissolve lanolin in volatile nonpolar solvent, stick in shirt, let solvent evaporate.
  • This will probably fuck up the colors
  • Is expensive.

2) Make lanolin/water emulsion by adding for example lecithin to it. Stick in shirt.
  • What the hell does lecithin do to clothes?

Any other ideas?
Phyllis Pattingwell - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:32:38 EST ID:cM6rhCgJ No.77191 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Lecithin is an emulsifier with a permanent polar charge associated with it. If you use a lecithin/grease emulsion to coat your wool, the lecithin will be embedded with the lanolin. When water makes contact with the dry lecithin, the lecithin will eventually go back into solution and may remove some grease along with it.

You might try coating the shirt, drying it, washing it in water, and then recoating, drying, washing, until you get the desired waterproofing. The water should remove any active lecithin, and will likely remove some grease associated with lecithin during each wash.

The nonpolar solvent will likely damage the color since most dyed shirts are meant to be washed with soap and water.

You could always try a test patch with the solvent and see how that goes.
A Wizard - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:36:58 EST ID:eg2eHljf No.77192 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You are really over doing this. Just wash it with fucking hair conditioner.

Also, wool will never be water repellent unless it has a very tight weave to it. That said, wet wool is still a great insulator.

THE THING by Archie Dasslestire - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:08:28 EST ID:9FLQiANc No.76395 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where can I find big grates like this? Preferably with tiny rather than larger holes.

I need it for SCIENCE.

I'll let you guess what I'm making.
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Ebenezer Dezzledit - Fri, 29 May 2015 00:57:24 EST ID:9FLQiANc No.76615 Ignore Report Quick Reply





trypto - Fri, 29 May 2015 18:26:12 EST ID:xYeF8coT No.76616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is for a case of some kind?
Green Fox - Fri, 29 May 2015 19:03:26 EST ID:0YyKnwjY No.76617 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some sort of extruder or seive. Possibly an electrode but since you don't care about the material probably not. Faraday cage?
Phoebe Nicklewell - Sat, 30 May 2015 01:42:52 EST ID:xYeF8coT No.76619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A dehydrator?
Shit Tootcocke - Sun, 13 Sep 2015 23:31:40 EST ID:aeJP3V4O No.77162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Faraday cage?

Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner!

Your prize is this

I am so sorry

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