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(Simons Foundation)   Remember back in the '70s, when Russian scientists said that trios of particles can arrange themselves in an infinite nesting-doll configuration, and we told them to stop smoking weed and do real science? Apparently, they were right   (simonsfoundation.org) divider line 19
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2014-05-28 12:48:30 PM  
If you can remember the 70's then you weren't there.
 
2014-05-28 12:55:38 PM  
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Listen man,  when a trimer is built from a mixture of different particles rather than
an identical set, the scaling factor of 22.7 decreases according to the particles'
relative masses. In other words, nesting dolls made of atomic mixtures become
closer in size, enabling more of them to be observed within the experimental window.
 
2014-05-28 01:15:19 PM  
Actually, I wrote to tell them good jorb and sent them a case of vodka.
 
2014-05-28 01:39:04 PM  

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Listen man,  when a trimer is built from a mixture of different particles rather than
an identical set, the scaling factor of 22.7 decreases according to the particles'
relative masses. In other words, nesting dolls made of atomic mixtures become
closer in size, enabling more of them to be observed within the experimental window.


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2014-05-28 01:50:52 PM  
I actually do not have any recollection of that.
 
2014-05-28 02:01:24 PM  
I know there's a Charmed joke in here somewhere, but I got nothin'

/the power of six
//bewbs
 
2014-05-28 02:02:38 PM  

Crudbucket: I actually do not have any recollection of that.


No fark back then.
 
2014-05-28 02:06:07 PM  
And that's what's cool about science. Off-the-wall ideas can become breakthroughs because science focuses on finding ways to test notions as truth rather than to blindly accept the prevailing wisdom.
 
2014-05-28 02:10:00 PM  
I don't remember and I don't understand
 
2014-05-28 02:14:56 PM  
Did we create newmatter? 'Cause that would be awesome.
 
2014-05-28 02:33:18 PM  
So what is this, a new force, or some quirk of electromagnetism, like gravity and lagrange points? I'd suspect the latter but they say "any trio of particles in nature".
 
2014-05-28 03:21:29 PM  
Particles must have the peculiar quantum property of being able to collide when they are far apart, beyond the range of the force between them - a situation analogous to Earth ricocheting off a distant star whose gravity it does not feel.

Sort of like spooky action at a distance, perhaps?
 
2014-05-28 03:28:06 PM  
And they laughed when I said I could create this ice-9.

shiat, where'd I put that?  It was sitting right here by this sink...
 
2014-05-28 04:35:30 PM  
Why 22.7? WHY? IT'S SO CRAZY, I MUST KNOW WHY THAT PARTICULAR NUMBER!
 
2014-05-28 04:38:19 PM  
One of those scientists is now a janitor in the US, and also on Sheldon's team.
 
2014-05-28 07:57:46 PM  

real_headhoncho: If you can remember the 70's then you weren't there.


This
 
2014-05-28 08:01:30 PM  

secularsage: And that's what's cool about science. Off-the-wall ideas can become breakthroughs because science focuses on finding ways to test notions as truth rather than to blindly accept the prevailing wisdom.


It's also what's bad about science because off the wall ideas can also be total bullshiat but it takes 40 years to design, fund, and execute enough expiriments to find out.

Meanwhile, in a non-scientific debate, you can just say "No, because reasons." and keep on truckin.
 
2014-05-29 09:27:27 AM  

doglover: secularsage: And that's what's cool about science. Off-the-wall ideas can become breakthroughs because science focuses on finding ways to test notions as truth rather than to blindly accept the prevailing wisdom.

It's also what's bad about science because off the wall ideas can also be total bullshiat but it takes 40 years to design, fund, and execute enough expiriments to find out.

Meanwhile, in a non-scientific debate, you can just say "No, because reasons." and keep on truckin.


This is something you could do but what`s bad about it is you end up being stupid.
 
2014-05-29 03:45:55 PM  

dready zim: doglover: secularsage: And that's what's cool about science. Off-the-wall ideas can become breakthroughs because science focuses on finding ways to test notions as truth rather than to blindly accept the prevailing wisdom.

It's also what's bad about science because off the wall ideas can also be total bullshiat but it takes 40 years to design, fund, and execute enough expiriments to find out.

Meanwhile, in a non-scientific debate, you can just say "No, because reasons." and keep on truckin.

This is something you could do but what`s bad about it is you end up being stupid.


Or you could be smart ahead of your time. I propose that we call this the "reciprocal probable intelligence law."
 
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