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(Medium)   Experiments reveal that a deformed rubber sheet is not like spacetime. Who knew?   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, space-time, general relativity, analogy, calculus, physicists, non-Euclidean geometry, experiments, motions  
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2014-01-06 10:32:57 AM  
3 votes:
This should be obvious to even the most dimwitted individual, who holds an advanced degree in hyperbolic topography,
2014-01-06 10:23:50 AM  
3 votes:
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2014-01-07 12:43:47 AM  
1 vote:

proteus_b: You're probably smarter than 95% of physics majors anyways, for asking a question in the first place, and for thinking about it, but there is a fundamental difference.

You're probably smarter than 100% of physics majors, for not being one.
2014-01-06 03:25:50 PM  
1 vote:
2014-01-06 12:25:06 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: entirely unlike the motion of a plant around star

Bowls of petunias everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.
2014-01-06 11:45:10 AM  
1 vote:
Does space-time repel pee?


Advantage: rubber sheet
2014-01-06 10:32:34 AM  
1 vote:
This is basically the astrophysicist version of arguing with my wife.

"OK honey look I know that you don't understand where I'm coming from but put yourself in my shoes. If you had just driven for 10 hours in bad weather to come see me would you want to be assaulted with a laundry list of minor things that annoyed me while you were gone?"

"That wouldn't happen because I don't like to drive in bad weather."
2014-01-06 10:06:37 AM  
1 vote:
In other news, fog does not have little cat feet... or any feet at all!
2014-01-06 09:48:07 AM  
1 vote:
ORLY? You mean to tell me that trampolines and pieces of rubber are fundamentally different from the fabric of the universe?
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