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(Carl Sagan Portal)   "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" episode 7 discussion thread and drinking game. 9PM Eastern on Fox   (carlsagan.com) divider line 315
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2014-04-20 09:24:54 PM  
Pick a rock. Any rock.

Now remember your rock, and put it back into the crater...
 
2014-04-20 09:24:56 PM  
Hey baby, have some uranilead
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ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2014-04-20 09:25:08 PM  
If uranium eventually turns into lead, how come they's still uranium?

Checkmate, Tyson!
 
2014-04-20 09:25:43 PM  
Told you all it was OCD.
 
2014-04-20 09:26:04 PM  
Duck soup my ass.
 
2014-04-20 09:26:08 PM  
Duck soup?
 
2014-04-20 09:26:26 PM  
Why did he take his shirt off?
 
2014-04-20 09:26:42 PM  
cursing is cool!
 
2014-04-20 09:26:46 PM  
It makes sense for the show to directly refute young earth creationism, considering what is happening today, with religion creeping into public schools and science being treated by so many as some "liberal conspiracy".

When the original series came out in the 70's, science was still highly regarded in the US.  I would put the peak of "science loving" in the USA somewhere around 1975-80.  We have gone far back arsewards since then.  It's weird and scary that human development can go backwards.  It's time for serious offensive action on behalf of science and observable reality.  Like this show. Yes, they should directly refute the biblical literalists.
 
2014-04-20 09:26:56 PM  

clintster: If uranium eventually turns into lead, how come they's still uranium?

Checkmate, Tyson!


And why they's still monkeys?!
 
2014-04-20 09:27:20 PM  
Is lead that pervasive?  That is rather scary.
 
2014-04-20 09:27:21 PM  

crypticsatellite: Duck soup?


Duck makes excellent soup because it's so naturally fatty - tastes good. So duck soup means something easy.
 
2014-04-20 09:27:22 PM  
Clair Patterson saves the world.
 
2014-04-20 09:27:38 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Destructor: How sure are we that the the nuclear weak force has maintained its characteristics through the age of the universe?

Well we know stars of similar masses age at the same rate as far back as we can see. So at least that far, which is past the age of the earth it's been the same, since if it varied that would effect fusion in stars.


That's a process dominated by the nuclear strong force. But when it comes to forces that aren't easily observed from Earth (gravity, Weak, electromagnetic), things aren't so certain.

Once upon a time, physicists toyed with the the idea the speed of light wasn't always what it is now. That's been disproven pretty thoroughly. I'm just curious about the other known forces.
 
2014-04-20 09:27:57 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-20 09:28:19 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: cursing is cool!


Damn right.
 
2014-04-20 09:28:24 PM  

crypticsatellite: clintster: If uranium eventually turns into lead, how come they's still uranium?

Checkmate, Tyson!

And why they's still monkeys?!


hehehehe, maybe because they like being monkeys
 
2014-04-20 09:29:00 PM  
The guy's voice-over sounds kinda creepy.
 
2014-04-20 09:29:12 PM  
Kinda weird seeing contemporary lab equipment in cartoon form..
 
2014-04-20 09:29:12 PM  

IronTom: Is lead that pervasive?  That is rather scary.


It is. But keep in mind that throughout the 20th century tetraethyllead was a fuel additive, and it so contaminated everything that there is actually a correlation between leaded gasoline and violent crime.
 
2014-04-20 09:29:30 PM  
I wonder if someone really came into Patterson's lab looking for the Men's Room..
 
2014-04-20 09:29:45 PM  

Pentaxian: Clair Patterson saves the world.


Clair? Sounds like a fat girl's name.
 
2014-04-20 09:29:45 PM  

BeerBear: Jadedgrl: He's saying Earth every 5 seconds. I'm gonna be hammered.

newbie :p


Yes I am!
Hi everybody! :)
 
2014-04-20 09:30:23 PM  
Yeah you like that don't you.  I'm  going to ionize you, baby.  What's a little electron between friends.

Just the tip.
 
2014-04-20 09:30:24 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: IronTom: Is lead that pervasive?  That is rather scary.

It is. But keep in mind that throughout the 20th century tetraethyllead was a fuel additive, and it so contaminated everything that there is actually a correlation between leaded gasoline and violent crime.


paint
 
2014-04-20 09:30:26 PM  
4.5 billion years old!


Great, you just know someone's gonna be pissed at the show now.
 
2014-04-20 09:30:32 PM  
Mama's boy.
 
2014-04-20 09:30:48 PM  
So the whole "clean room" aside is interesting and all, but it doesn't seem to be relevant, 'cause he just ends up saying "fark it" and going to Argonne when they build a new mass spec?
 
2014-04-20 09:30:53 PM  
It's a streetlight
 
2014-04-20 09:30:59 PM  
The Mob's after him!

oh no!  worse!  Fundies!
 
2014-04-20 09:31:02 PM  
Uh oh, the Vatican is gonna get his ass now.
 
2014-04-20 09:31:07 PM  
Most powerful people. Creationists?
 
2014-04-20 09:31:18 PM  

mark12A: Kinda weird seeing contemporary lab equipment in cartoon form..


And rendered correctly!

(for the most part)
 
2014-04-20 09:32:21 PM  

12349876: Adolf Oliver Nipples: IronTom: Is lead that pervasive?  That is rather scary.

It is. But keep in mind that throughout the 20th century tetraethyllead was a fuel additive, and it so contaminated everything that there is actually a correlation between leaded gasoline and violent crime.

paint


Paint was actually a fairly minor issue. It was fairly stable and unless you ate paint chips or licked the walls there wasn't much risk. Airborne lead was the real issue, simply because you couldn't stop breathing.
 
2014-04-20 09:32:29 PM  
The secret government Eggo project...
 
2014-04-20 09:32:32 PM  
Hey. I know people doing mass spec at Argone!
 
2014-04-20 09:32:35 PM  
Taco Bell guy threw out his keytar, sometimes you go too far.
 
2014-04-20 09:32:59 PM  
Uh-oh. He's in trouble with some of the most powerful people on the planet! Back after these messages...

/best commercial break point in the series!
//Big Geology? Encyclopedia Mafia?
 
2014-04-20 09:33:12 PM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: 4.5 billion years old!


He would have saved a lot of time if he'd have just asked Abe Vigoda!
 
2014-04-20 09:33:59 PM  

IronTom: Taco Bell guy threw out his keytar, sometimes you go too far.


And he only got $700 for all that including a Galaga arcade game?
 
2014-04-20 09:34:08 PM  

IronTom: Taco Bell guy threw out his keytar, sometimes you go too far.


I thought he said he sold it on Craigslist.
 
2014-04-20 09:34:45 PM  

mark12A: Uh-oh. He's in trouble with some of the most powerful people on the planet! Back after these messages...

/best commercial break point in the series!
//Big Geology? Encyclopedia Mafia?


Raelians, Lizard People, aliens?
 
2014-04-20 09:34:59 PM  
Zircons... pissed off the most powerful people in the world...

the diamond industry?
 
2014-04-20 09:35:41 PM  

IronTom: mark12A: Uh-oh. He's in trouble with some of the most powerful people on the planet! Back after these messages...

/best commercial break point in the series!
//Big Geology? Encyclopedia Mafia?

Raelians, Lizard People, aliens?


Exxon Mobil.
 
2014-04-20 09:35:41 PM  
Hey, let's attract more Pagans!
 
2014-04-20 09:35:42 PM  

Destructor: WhyteRaven74: Destructor: How sure are we that the the nuclear weak force has maintained its characteristics through the age of the universe?

Well we know stars of similar masses age at the same rate as far back as we can see. So at least that far, which is past the age of the earth it's been the same, since if it varied that would effect fusion in stars.

That's a process dominated by the nuclear strong force. But when it comes to forces that aren't easily observed from Earth (gravity, Weak, electromagnetic), things aren't so certain.

Once upon a time, physicists toyed with the the idea the speed of light wasn't always what it is now. That's been disproven pretty thoroughly. I'm just curious about the other known forces.


Stellar fusion is dominated by the strong force, yes, but the weak force is still important, as witnessed by the massive amounts of neutrinos (produced only weakly) that stars emit.  Several important stellar processes couldn't proceed except via the weak force, so its strength is still measurable is astrophysical observations.
 
2014-04-20 09:35:46 PM  
Hahahahhha, explaining where Xmas came from.
 
2014-04-20 09:35:56 PM  
TO SATURNALIA!

DRINK
 
2014-04-20 09:36:10 PM  
OH MY GOD WAR ON CHRISTMAS!
 
2014-04-20 09:36:11 PM  
NO WANT SATURN!! WHO AFTER SCIENTIST?????
 
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