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- Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:44:01 EST PkLJZC5m No.57849
File: 1573494241792.jpg -(186877B / 182.50KB, 1024x1024) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Astrology
SO i got this new guy at work who is pretty obsessed with astrology, normally I wouldn't really care but he keeps projecting his assumptions on me because of my birthdate which I find pretty annoying I mean, he can believe whatever he want but leave me out of it

Now telling people they're wrong is generally going to create a shit atmosphere and i think quite a few of my coworkers would like astrology to be a real thing, so I want to set some traps. What are some tricky, good questions i can ask him that show he is just connecting dots because he likes to see them connected?

>TL;DR What are some questions to ask astrologists to show they're full of shit!?
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Vera Rubiin - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:15:42 EST Y5FPmIuT No.57850 Reply
>>57849
Show him that Carl Sagan Cosmos video where he describes how astrology is pants on head retarded, something about the shifting of the constellations, cant remember the details
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Vera Rubiin - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:54:51 EST PkLJZC5m No.57851 Reply
>>57850
I'm in France so i doubt his english is very good. And i don't really feel up to a video battle.

Hypothetical flat Urf

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- Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:23:57 EST JSks+45P No.57792
File: 1567765437710.jpg -(33667B / 32.88KB, 480x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Hypothetical flat Urf
Lets say hypothetically the earth were flat.

The FE camp says the sun rotates around the the surface of the disc.

The disc is stationary on it's axis but rising to fake gravity.......

Ok....cool but then why would the flat earth be a round disc?

>Playing devils advocate in this tread
>Why would a flat earth that isn't spinning be a round disc?
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Robert Dicke - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:20:02 EST EImpGs3+ No.57845 Reply
>>57792
why a flat earth when you could have an earth topologically equivalent to a klien bottle? Because you're education only spans up to the time of euclid or you are boring.

Asteroid mining and post scarcity

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- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:58:44 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57841
File: 1572897524783.jpg -(20518B / 20.04KB, 490x345) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Asteroid mining and post scarcity
Recently there have been increasing mainstream attention regarding space resource utilization.
Like for instance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGosZWBTF7A [Bloomberg]

It mainly focuses on "monetary" benefits and completely misses the point about the broader implications.
The most ignorant is how "in-situ resource utilisation" would work.

My main point is that the level of automation required to fully utilize 16 psyche for instance... (If you don't know about it look it up, in our terms it would make us a Kardashev 1+ civilization all on it's own.)
(Moving things like 16 psyche closer to earth would involve several magnitudes above our current energy budget)
They still seem to think that the civilization that would evolve based on self-replicating machines and space habitats would resemble anything close to western capitalism.

My main point is basically that 16psyche is going to be a choke point in regards to our path towards a space faring civilization. It has more accessible resources than anything else in the solar system and if history is any guide this will mean it will become independent of earth pretty quick.
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Mike Brown - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:41:38 EST vLrZZdiN No.57842 Reply
>>57841
we already live in a post scarcity society by 18th century standards. redistribute your computer to a third world as to not subject me to your dictatorship dipshittery masquerading as something more intellectually responsible.
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Caroline Herschel - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:34:56 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57844 Reply
>>57842
>we already live in a post scarcity society by 18th century standards.
Good riddance.
>redistribute your computer to a third world as to not subject me to your dictatorship dipshittery masquerading as something more intellectually responsible.
Maybe I don't want to have to rent my future computing resources from Elon or Jeff. I'd rather have control over my own Von Neumann Probe Swarm, thanks.

I'm not advocating any kind of economic system here.
Just want to point out that it's not even viable to move resources acquired from early asteroid mining to Earth's orbit. And it's pretty delusional to think the economic activity generated will "trickle down" to earth.
All I'm saying it will be like The Expanse, but in reverse... The "Beltas" will be calling the shots.

HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING

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- Sun, 01 Jun 2014 00:36:25 EST VdooM9pB No.53894
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What do you think would happen if highly intelligent, stronger, more powerful aliens made contact with earth right now and told us the meaning of life.
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Joseph Taylor Jr. - Sat, 06 Jun 2015 22:21:11 EST 9Jg5Dok5 No.55389 Reply
>>55382
Who knows? Lulu Amelu have been created by gods from apes to be their slaves, but they rebelled and evolved

and we may evolve further. or embrace our half-ape nature and be forever as we are now. that is meaning, too.
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Imasra - Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:37:45 EST HeCUPa43 No.57840 Reply
>>53894
If I was an input for this, I would put arrogance at the absolute top for spieces domanice. It's all a fucking after everything.
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Mike Brown - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 04:02:19 EST vLrZZdiN No.57843 Reply
>>53894
life is such a general word so that is kind of a silly question. given that the technical definition of life is just a bunch of self replicating amino acids it is grammatically stupidly worded hence why the popular book hitchhiker's guide likes to joke about that question.

Earth is Level

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- Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:14:03 EST Jf5dPWHy No.57823
File: 1571670843147.jpg -(217357B / 212.26KB, 600x590) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Earth is Level
>Fake news turns retards away.
Shills promote fake news all over the internet.

Flat Earth does not mean "flat disc in space" like most clowns think.

Visit us, or fuck off and don't.

r/Earth_is_Level
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Roger Penrose - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 03:11:50 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57834 Reply
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kindly caress off, nb
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Pierre-Simon Laplace - Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:21:46 EST d9521quT No.57838 Reply
>>57823
Why is the flat earth moving upward at the constant speed to make cause things to be pushed to the ground? What proppel(s) it?
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Johannes Kepler - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:08:02 EST qii0xLKt No.57848 Reply
If the earth were shaped like a dick, would it be a large enough dildo for op's mom?


End of the universe

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- Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:22:45 EST ZJgVev/f No.55263
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I know science doesn't care about our feelings, but tell me of any alternate theories other than everything freezing to death or being ripped to shreds that allows something, anything to keep on going and surviving.

Can we eventually develop the technology that allows us to "jump" to a new, younger or possibly truly unending universe with different laws of thermodynamics to carry ourselves on?

Hold me, /sagan/.
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Dinato - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:32:45 EST HeCUPa43 No.57831 Reply
>>55263
Seems to be lower levels of understanding pussy. How you gona just play about the ending of docta who?
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Roger Penrose - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:32:49 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57835 Reply
a) heat death is not about heat but about entropy. The time scales involved on here are mind boggling. To give you an idea it's the cosmic equivalent of using a lighter in your home to melt all the glaciers in the Himalayas, but worse.

b) the big rip is a consequence of an arbitrary pick of an unknown constant it might never happen. But if it does here is something a little fringe you have been asking for: Once the big rip starts to affect elementary particles something interesting is gonna happen. Elementary particles contain quarks and if you try to pull apart quarks you create new quarks. Which means after the big rip would have destroyed everything in our universe every single elementary particle will become it's own big bang and universe.

But all that is nothing compared to the multiverse.
You see the big bang is still happening across the multiverse and the amount of universes created over time is so large that you can't even compare it to anything inside our universe.
The closest thing are one of these bignum endless fractal zoom videos but with the speed of the zoom increasing by orders of magnitude each time unit.

I All this doesn't really help the existential dread about what happens to our own lives / universe...
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Roger Penrose - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:52:48 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57836 Reply
The closest thing there is to ponder about the fate of our universe after heat death are Boltzmann Brains.
Eventually given infinite time the random quantum fluctuations in the vacuum are going to create living "brains". This will happen spontaneously and actually you should call them "Boltzmann Constructs".
Because of the infinite time scales involved the complexity of the created structures can be arbitrary large.

I highly recommend watching Isaac Arthur's videos on the topic
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIIOUpOge0LvHsTP5fm8oxB1qPS54sTMk

It rally gives you perspective on how ridiculous (but fun) it is to ponder these questions while living in a Kardashev level 0.724 type civilization.

Does anybody else agree with me when I say that a black hole is basically a glitch in reality?

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- Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:01:11 EST Kc+YGl6y No.54910
File: 1421607671240.jpg -(104918B / 102.46KB, 700x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Does anybody else agree with me when I say that a black hole is basically a glitch in reality?
It just shouldn't happen.
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Irwin Shapiro - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:59 EST 415JX8nG No.55566 Reply
>>55564
Hey I'm not enthusiastic dick face.
I wouldn't use the phrase "glitch in reality", I don't know why I said that, doesn't seem like it lines up with my line of usual thought or philosophy in general. I was probably drunk
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George Gamow - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:58:26 EST sFc2Gs9d No.55569 Reply
>>55564

I disagree, what he said makes perfect sense. Black holes are impressive by their sheer magnitude, but are simple objects and--given what we know about mass and gravity--are pretty much inevitable. Flowers, on the other hand, are fucking complicated on many levels and its a wonder such a thing ever came to be at all.

Still though, I can wrap my brain around a flower, but I'm pretty sure trying to truly comprehend the sheer pan-celestial magnitudes of mass, gravity and density that is a black hole would be a veritable Lovecraftian experience.
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Dinato - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:24:24 EST HeCUPa43 No.57830 Reply
Black holes or worm holes is what I refer to. Is a portal to a unconfined type of reality. Would you go all the way for it?
Watch movies about it man, space dandy is pretty real about it.


high redshift mirrors

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- Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:31:08 EST wIGiff+l No.57553
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lets say you were able to place a mirror in space out at such a distance that the mirror experience cosmological redshift from your perspective. If you were to shoot a laser beam of some wavelength at the mirror then the light reflecting off the mirror would be a longer wavelength than the originating laser because of the relativistic doppler effect.
what wavelength would the light be when it got back to you after bouncing off the mirror? would it be the original wavelength or would it be redshifted?
if its not the original wavelength then how was energy conserved?
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Johannes Kepler - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 01:24:51 EST aGo2dCNY No.57817 Reply
>>57815
i'm permanently banned from all google platforms including youtube, would you be willing to describe the contents of the video for me or upload it to somewhere thats not google owned so i can view it?
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James Christy - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:57:14 EST JvOVK4Sl No.57819 Reply
>>57817
Jesus Christ did you attempt to complete Operation Glowing Dove on them?
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Jist - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:30:24 EST HeCUPa43 No.57820 Reply
>>57553
Sounds like you fell into some distinction between quatem particals, and what happens with what lies in the scope of a laser pointer .

Fermi Paradox... why?

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- Thu, 22 May 2014 00:54:34 EST ILYTISHs No.53812
File: 1400734474447.png -(111524B / 108.91KB, 400x325) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Fermi Paradox... why?
Another thread made me start thinking about this. The Fermi Paradox states (thanks, Wikipedia):

>The Sun is a young star. There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are billions of years older;
>Some of these stars probably have Earth-like planets which, if the Earth is typical, may develop intelligent life;
>Presumably, some of these civilizations will develop interstellar travel, a technology Earth is investigating even now, such as that used in the proposed 100 Year Starship;
>At any practical pace of interstellar travel, the galaxy can be completely colonized in a few tens of millions of years.

If that's the case, why haven't we been colonized already, or at least seen evidence of intelligent life somewhere in our galaxy?

My take: either A) Life takes a long time to develop, and somehow, improbably, we're the first planet to develop an intelligent civilization in our galaxy, or at least one of the first. We don't see anyone else because there isn't anyone else to see... yet, or we're all still too far apart.

Or b) Given the size and composition constraints of a planet able to foster and sustain life (as far as we know, "habitable zone," big enough to have an atmosphere, small enough to still be rocky, etc.) and continue long enough for said life to begin to explore the galaxy, the home planet simply runs out of resources before meaningful headway can be made. I think this is more of a slow-death kind of thing where maybe we get to do some exploration within the solar system and maybe a bit beyond for a while, but overpopulation, war, disease, famine, and whatever else causes us to realign our priorities from space exploration to merely sustaining life on our own planet. A civilization that had the foresight to know something like that was happening could theoretically, if they had the goal of galactic expansion from the start, avoid this situation, but the problem is that NO civilization has that kind of 10,000 year plan from the get-go, and they all sputter out right before they could have pulled it off. There's not a textbook on "how to succeed as a species" that gets handed out to a life form when it develops self-awareness, so following the natural progression, they all fail. the ability to extract resources necessary for galactic colonization from anywhere off-planet becomes viable too late in the game to save the species.

tl;dr - We're all gonna die, prolly. Thoughts?
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Johannes Kepler - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 01:33:13 EST aGo2dCNY No.57818 Reply
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>>57813
Its not even a matter of having a sense of humor, its just a fact that Hitler declared the Finns to be "honorary aryans" for the duration of the war because they were good allies. I can see how someone who is ignorant of history could see that statement as some kind of /pol/ shit, but it really isn't. Hitler opportunistically declared all sorts of people to be "honorary aryans" pretty much whenever it fit his immediate interests to do so. Various individual jews, muslims and blacks were all accepted as equal to whites by the legendary king of the nazis. Show me a principled racist and I'll tell you how to find the radius of a circle with negative area.

THE MOON IS OURS BITCH!

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- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:56:32 EST aTAck/kf No.57760
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WE FUCKING DID IT GUYS HOLY SHIT!!!!
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Walter Baade - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:42:06 EST oTc+I6iI No.57783 Reply
I heard of a fake one, but whatever, taking men to the moon is already ludicrous idea in this day and age. Also they have an idea going around of a moon base and the Earth going into Nuclear war and wait it out.
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John Riccioli - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:50:26 EST cC5WUU5t No.57812 Reply
>>57786
Of course you know this means war.

WTF is up with barred spirals?

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- Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:16:58 EST aGo2dCNY No.57596
File: 1553393818527.jpg -(6845831B / 6.53MB, 6637x3787) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. WTF is up with barred spirals?
Why did all of the material in those two spiral arms lose all of their angular momentum and head for the core at the same time? I bet those two hard right turns those arms tax are separated by 15-20kpc. Since so many galaxies do this, whatever is happening to this one must be pretty common.
Also check out all those galaxies buried in the background, there must be some kinda awesome galaxy cluster back there.
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Joseph von Fraunhofer - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:34:48 EST Yd0hzS4N No.57802 Reply
>>57794
the magnetic field created by any active galactic nucleus should be radially symmetric with respect to the axis of rotation so if barred spirals are caused by active galactic nuclei which are off axis from the host galaxy's rotation by 90ยบ or so and the observed probability of off axis galactic nuclei should predict the observed frequency of spirals with bars.
i don't know if it does or not
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A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:11:48 EST 7TrGAQFu No.57803 Reply
>>57802
I've been drinking, so I'm not going to check if your theory is accurate or not... but I will point out that you forgot one thing. You forgot to include the relation of the galaxy to other fields such as those manifesting from other galaxies. (though honestly, I suspect that magnetic fields aren't generated from a source directly, if this makes sense. Think of flowing water. A whirlpool in a stream is not generated by the rocks below it, it's simply directed into this form by them. If this does not make sense, I will respond eventually while not drinking.)

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- Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:14:59 EST aGo2dCNY No.57605
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galaxies fucking
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