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(Forbes)   If all of physics exists within an atom, then why do I have so many of them and still don't know farking shiate?   (forbes.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
dark matters
 
5 days ago  

Monty_Zoncolan: dark matters


all matter matters.
 
5 days ago  
Why should an atom that will be a part of many things over the course of its existence of care that it was ever part of a hairless, selfish ape?
 
5 days ago  
Electrons have consequences!
 
5 days ago  
Because Intel didnt put much effort into the Atom
 
5 days ago  
I'm just gonna say that if anybody accidentally compacted their kid's atoms today, they'd be canceled.
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5 days ago  
Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.
 
5 days ago  
Quantum.
 
5 days ago  
oh look, ethan needs rent money again
 
5 days ago  

log_jammin: Monty_Zoncolan: dark matters

all matter matters.


No, some of it is downright boron
 
5 days ago  

Monty_Zoncolan: dark matters


More like dork matters, amirite?
 
5 days ago  

dionysusaur: Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.


This statement pleasantly baffles me. Particles that make up atoms have mass, no? Therefore some veeeery week gravity would exist. Sure, the other forces in an atom are huge in comparison, but surely gravity still exists in the system of an atom?
 
5 days ago  

LiberalConservative: dionysusaur: Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.

This statement pleasantly baffles me. Particles that make up atoms have mass, no? Therefore some veeeery week gravity would exist. Sure, the other forces in an atom are huge in comparison, but surely gravity still exists in the system of an atom?


Gravity exists wherever space is displaced by mass. Yes, gravity would be inside an atom even tho it would be weak compared to what we experience.
 
5 days ago  

cman: LiberalConservative: dionysusaur: Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.

This statement pleasantly baffles me. Particles that make up atoms have mass, no? Therefore some veeeery week gravity would exist. Sure, the other forces in an atom are huge in comparison, but surely gravity still exists in the system of an atom?

Gravity exists wherever space is displaced by mass. Yes, gravity would be inside an atom even tho it would be weak compared to what we experience.


Phew, the universe mostly makes sense again (... I'm looking at you 'measurement problem').
 
5 days ago  
I could tell you, but then i'd have to kill you.

Signed,
One of your Atoms
 
5 days ago  

cman: Because Intel didnt put much effort into the Atom


Its a great low power cpu.
 
5 days ago  

cman: LiberalConservative: dionysusaur: Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.

This statement pleasantly baffles me. Particles that make up atoms have mass, no? Therefore some veeeery week gravity would exist. Sure, the other forces in an atom are huge in comparison, but surely gravity still exists in the system of an atom?

Gravity exists wherever space is displaced by mass. Yes, gravity would be inside an atom even tho it would be weak compared to what we experience.


So weak it isn't a factor in the relevant calculations.  It exists at that scale, but might as well not.
 
5 days ago  

somedude210: cman: Because Intel didnt put much effort into the Atom

Its a great low power cpu.


Yeah, if the clock on your microwave *needs* x86, not for much else.
 
5 days ago  

dionysusaur: cman: LiberalConservative: dionysusaur: Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.

This statement pleasantly baffles me. Particles that make up atoms have mass, no? Therefore some veeeery week gravity would exist. Sure, the other forces in an atom are huge in comparison, but surely gravity still exists in the system of an atom?

Gravity exists wherever space is displaced by mass. Yes, gravity would be inside an atom even tho it would be weak compared to what we experience.

So weak it isn't a factor in the relevant calculations.  It exists at that scale, but might as well not.


Granted, but we can't just start disavowing the existence of all the things physicists choose to ignore, right?  That's how you end up with herds of spherical cattle rolling around the frictionless plains like billiard balls on a rubber sheet.
 
5 days ago  
I always turn to Forbes for science.
 
5 days ago  

stuhayes2010: I always turn to Forbes for science.


Stuhayes Johnson is RIGHT
 
5 days ago  

dionysusaur: Gravity doesn't exist inside an atom.  Hell, it barely exists inside large molecules.


Not according to the article.

Where did you get your physics degree?
 
5 days ago  

lifeslammer: oh look, ethan needs rent money again


Good, good, let the hate flow through you.
 
5 days ago  

stuhayes2010: I always turn to Forbes for science.


Oh, look, someone else who doesn't understand the difference between a publisher and an expert author.

How quaint.
 
5 days ago  

Harlee: stuhayes2010: I always turn to Forbes for science.

Oh, look, someone else who doesn't understand the difference between a publisher and an expert author.

How quaint.


Where's the expert author?  Did Forbes hire a new science writer!?
 
5 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: Harlee: stuhayes2010: I always turn to Forbes for science.

Oh, look, someone else who doesn't understand the difference between a publisher and an expert author.

How quaint.

Where's the expert author?  Did Forbes hire a new science writer!?


{Le sigh}

FTFA:

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I am a Ph.D. astrophysicist, author, and science communicator, who professes physics and astronomy at various colleges. I have won numerous awards for science writing since 2008 for my blog, Starts With A Bang, including the award for best science blog by the Institute of Physics. My two books, Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, Beyond the Galaxy: How humanity looked beyond our Milky Way and discovered the entire Universe, are available for purchase at Amazon. Follow me on Twitter @startswithabang.


He doesn't work for Forbes. Forbes pays him, presumably fairly substantial bucks, for an exclusive column from his blog. And, yes, he is an expert.
 
5 days ago  
Harlee:

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PBF cosplay is good, but Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been in Superman.
 
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