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December 19th, 2014 at 1:59:24 PM permalink
FrGamble
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If we even find so much as a fossil, much more so some type of living organism, I think it will be the most amazing and wondrous scientific discovery ever.
December 19th, 2014 at 3:37:00 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: FrGamble
If we even find so much as a fossil, much more so some type of living organism, I think it will be the most amazing and wondrous scientific discovery ever.
The famed cartoon of a scientist peering through a microscope and seeing a tiny sign "Take us to your leader".
December 20th, 2014 at 9:23:15 AM permalink
1nickelmiracle
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Would a universe with no laws be more likely to create a universe with laws or would one with laws be more likely to create a universe without laws?

One without laws seems more flexible to defy itself.
December 20th, 2014 at 10:14:25 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: 1nickelmiracle
Would a universe with no laws be more likely to create a universe with laws or would one with laws be more likely to create a universe without laws? One without laws seems more flexible to defy itself.
Wasn't this issue settled at Easter Island?
December 26th, 2014 at 12:45:32 AM permalink
rxwine
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Okay, here's a "what if" for you.

You are given a choice to go back in time and prevent a tragic event. (that's all you can do, this is not choosing to pick a lottery number or get rich)

Would you do it?

Consider, there's no actual way to know the random consequences of your action on other subsequent events. So things may be better or worse than you expect once you prevent the tragic event.

For instance, you save your beloved Grandfather from eating poison mushrooms. A week later, he was the one driving when most of the rest of your family went off a road and perished over a cliff. That's an example of what might happen, but you don't know right now.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
December 26th, 2014 at 6:49:23 AM permalink
FrGamble
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Whenever we try to play God bad things happen.
December 26th, 2014 at 6:59:00 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
Would you do it?


It worked wonders for Marty McFly ;)
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
January 13th, 2015 at 8:57:23 PM permalink
rxwine
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Is it possible for something to go completely through the Earth, but not at the subatomic level?
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January 13th, 2015 at 9:35:41 PM permalink
Face
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It depends what you consider successfully "going through".

You mean like a common thing? A mote of dust, a pebble, a bullet, a rock, a meteor?
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January 13th, 2015 at 10:27:50 PM permalink
rxwine
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Yeah, something like that. I'm imagining either nothing would really make it intact, and that there would be massive cavitation at the exit point.
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