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by Payton M.
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 14150

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Cueball is trying to settle the teapot argument by actually launching a teapot into space... but how would doing this settle the argument? The comic is funny, but logically it's not changing anything. I wonder what "Cueball" thought this mission would proof... Russell's Teapot is a hypoth...
by Payton M.
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 14150

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Cueball is trying to settle the teapot argument by actually launching a teapot into space... but how would doing this settle the argument? The comic is funny, but logically it's not changing anything. I wonder what "Cueball" thought this mission would proof...
by Payton M.
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 6888

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

The unit of entropy is J/K, i.e. "Joules per Kelvin", the corresponding physical quantities being energy and temperature. It would seem you are the one having difficulty with the various kinds of entropy. :wink: The general shape of entropy is dimensionless -physicists like to multiply it...
by Payton M.
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 6888

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

To sense entropy, compare the picture of a twenty-year-old with a picture of the same person at age 70. This is not a good example, as a person's body is not a closed system. If you e.g. compare the picture of a baby and the picture of the same person 20 years old, you will see, that the 20 year ol...
by Payton M.
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0010: "Pi Equals"
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Re: 0010: "Pi Equals"

@Internetmeme: Pi is not an infinitely long string, only it's representation in our standard number system is. In reality (i.e. nature), its all there in an instance, and there is no problem and no infinity. And in the basic concept, that it is the result of the division of the perimeter by the diam...
by Payton M.
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 6888

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

It seems, that Randall has some problems in understanding entropy and wants to tell to his readers, that the many definitions he has already seen are incomprehensible or inconsistent. In the right-hand column, the name of which is "TYPE/SCALE", he talks about the meaning of entropy. The &q...

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