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(Library of Congress)   Carl Sagan's notes and class materials for two courses he taught are now available online. No information on his recipe for apple pie   (blogs.loc.gov) divider line 22
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2014-01-31 07:35:30 PM
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2014-01-31 08:01:17 PM
Holy hell. Those homework problems are from a 100 level course? I'm a astronomy grad student and I'd have to think for a while before I would be able to do those. (Granted, it's been too long since I was in classes, but still.)
 
2014-01-31 08:12:38 PM
In fact, looking at it some more, there's a lot of those I wouldn't be able to do at all. There's way more chemistry, fluid dynamics and materials science in general in there than I ever learned. That seems utterly insanely advanced for a course numbered '170'. Hell, we don't even require undergrads to know calculus to take astro *210* here! Does harvard number things differently or something?
 
2014-01-31 08:13:47 PM
I am sure the apple pie recipe includes "star stuff".
 
2014-01-31 08:14:02 PM
Harvard coursesare not 100 for freshman, 200 for sophomore, etc. could have been upper level.
 
2014-01-31 08:16:40 PM
No, no, no.  If you truly wish to create an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

/step 2 is probably figuring out ambiogenesis
//step 3 is a long, long wait
///step 4 is putting three slashies in the crust
 
2014-01-31 08:30:45 PM
~~Carl Sagan's notes and class materials for two courses he taught are now available online. No information on his recipe for apple pie
 
Maybe so, but his recipe for magic brownies is widely available. ;^)
 
2014-01-31 08:35:13 PM
Sadly, his cultivation instructions for Andromedan Thunderfark died with him.
 
2014-01-31 08:46:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc  just thought I'd leave this here.....
 
2014-01-31 08:51:04 PM
Those are pretty cool. But what does "Oh my god, I'm so baked rite now... Need some cheetos" mean? Some sort of Astronomy jargon?
 
2014-01-31 08:53:36 PM
Step one: invent the universe.
 
2014-01-31 08:53:42 PM
step 1:granny smiths peel chunk'd
step 2:pastry
step 3:|1/2c-butter|1/4c-water|3tbspn-flr|1c-brnsgr| in that order heat-stir
step 4:put apples in pie-shell cover with pastry strips. pour heated mixture over, and bake 375 for 1 hour
step 5:profit
 
2014-01-31 09:16:21 PM
One Universe, duh.

/crumbly, but good
 
2014-01-31 09:16:37 PM
In my school lower division physics was something like 002 for non-majors, 71 for majors, 110 for upper division undergrad, 210 for graduate, 300-400 for PhD
 
2014-01-31 09:43:03 PM

lake_huron: Harvard coursesare not 100 for freshman, 200 for sophomore, etc. could have been upper level.


Correct. Generally, Harvard courses in astronomy numbered at or below 100 are for undergrads. Between mid 100 and 200 could be for advanced undergrads or grad students, and > 200 are generally for grad students.

Source: I was a Harvard astronomy grad student.
 
2014-01-31 10:52:48 PM

chard: lake_huron: Harvard coursesare not 100 for freshman, 200 for sophomore, etc. could have been upper level.

Correct. Generally, Harvard courses in astronomy numbered at or below 100 are for undergrads. Between mid 100 and 200 could be for advanced undergrads or grad students, and > 200 are generally for grad students.

Source: I was a Harvard astronomy grad student.


[wegotabadassoverhere.jpg]

With that level of bragging in a Fark thread, I am curious to know whether you were elected to the National Academy during grad school, or they had to wait for your first ten papers in Nature first.

/Kidding, but really, it does look like bragging
//Love, lake_huron, M.D., Ph.D.
 
2014-01-31 10:59:38 PM
In before Family Guy Sagan edited for rednecks.

/Mountain dew is the best drink ever.
 
2014-01-31 11:04:28 PM
MuonNeutrino
2014-01-31 08:12:38 PM


In fact, looking at it some more, there's a lot of those I wouldn't be able to do at all.

Welcome to the dumbed down america.

/// liberal progress achieved.
 
2014-01-31 11:49:50 PM
p4p3rm4t3: step 1:granny smiths peel chunk'd Invent the universe
step 2:pastry
step 3:|1/2c-butter|1/4c-water|3tbspn-flr|1c-brnsgr| in that order heat-stir
step 4:put apples in pie-shell cover with pastry strips. pour heated mixture over, and bake 375 for 1 hour
step 5:profit


FTFY
 
2014-02-01 12:30:58 AM

lake_huron: chard: lake_huron: Harvard coursesare not 100 for freshman, 200 for sophomore, etc. could have been upper level.

Correct. Generally, Harvard courses in astronomy numbered at or below 100 are for undergrads. Between mid 100 and 200 could be for advanced undergrads or grad students, and > 200 are generally for grad students.

Source: I was a Harvard astronomy grad student.

[wegotabadassoverhere.jpg]

With that level of bragging in a Fark thread, I am curious to know whether you were elected to the National Academy during grad school, or they had to wait for your first ten papers in Nature first.

/Kidding, but really, it does look like bragging
//Love, lake_huron, M.D., Ph.D.


meh. it's like the one time i have knowledge about something directly relevant to the thread.
 
2014-02-01 10:48:17 AM

chard: meh. it's like the one time i have knowledge about something directly relevant to the thread.


Huh?  Farkers LOVE astronomy and astro threads are greenlit all the time.  Probably the one place where you could find people in threads who would date you on the basis of the fact that you're an astronomer.

Of course, it would be Farkers.  Even someone who went to MIT has to have some standards for attractiveness, and Farkers probably wouldn't cut it.

/I dated a women who had gone to the Sloan school.  She was cute enough, but really annoying, I couldn't take her for more than 5 months.
 
2014-02-01 04:38:20 PM
Mind.

Blown.
 
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