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- Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
- Forum: Serious Business
- Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
- Replies: 255
- Views: 36488
Firstly, if this belongs in an already existing topic I apologize. I found no good place for it. Secondly... I met a new coworker today. An older woman, probably in her late 50's. It started when she asked if I was in school, and I told her that I was in college for physics and electrical engineeri...
- Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Thermodynamics and the efficiency of heating a house
- Replies: 15
- Views: 3660
Agreed, there is no thermodynamic reason per se but the reason is increased machine wear. For example, I worked a year in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, which I consider to be practically the top of the globe and you run your car heat sometimes a full half hour before starting it in winter. The rea...
- Tue May 31, 2011 1:57 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Volume of a liquid in a barrel
- Replies: 12
- Views: 2594
It's the just the area of a circle times the height. For example, pi*r^2*h. Once you get the units it's just a matter of converting to a typical volume unit. Unless of course the barrel isn't the same radius all the way up, but even still you get develop an approximate equation for the line and inte...
- Tue May 31, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Science Rules - Updated 2009/10/21
- Replies: 34
- Views: 203154
I think there's a danger in thinking that science is actually more intelligent than it actually is. Remember that for 2000 years even every major scientific idea we've had turns out later to be inaccurate. Yes religion is stupid but a little humility goes a long, long way. ...and I quote. "Ever...