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by crates
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Too easy of an undergrad?
Replies: 20
Views: 3131

Re: Too easy of an undergrad?

If you can find the answers, is that not good enough? I think we place too much emphasis on memorization in general.
by crates
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 36488

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

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...
by crates
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Thermodynamics and the efficiency of heating a house
Replies: 15
Views: 3660

Re: Thermodynamics and the efficiency of heating a house

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...
by crates
Tue May 31, 2011 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Volume of a liquid in a barrel
Replies: 12
Views: 2594

Re: Volume of a liquid in a barrel

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...
by crates
Tue May 31, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Rules - Updated 2009/10/21
Replies: 34
Views: 203154

Re: Science Rules - Updated 2009/10/21

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...

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