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by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Doogly it sounds like you're drawing a line between discovery or invention based on whether the thing is true or not. Are incorrect theories of science -- let's say something like Aristotelian mechanics -- discovered or invented? How incorrect does it have to be? Did Newton discover his law of grav...
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

No I mean that the historical Buddha discovers "Buddhism." Or invents it. To oversimplify, the (soon to be) Buddha discovers that certain philosophies lead him to a quieter, more peaceful life {or whatever}, and teaches this to others, thus founding the religion. The religion is invented;...
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

No I mean that the historical Buddha discovers "Buddhism." Not that an individual adherent would be said to discover it now.
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Yeah Phorrest, that is heck of problematic. You could push the definition of religion onto a definition of faith, but now 1) you are ill situated to talk about the social phenomena of religion, which can often have very little to do with faith, and 2) you are now just stuck trying to articulate a de...
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Yeah if you work with a definition of religion such that Buddhism doesn't count, you've chosen a weird definition. This was popular with a lot 19th century types who thought Buddhism was Too Cool to be like a regular religion. Or with Daoism, you'd have folks try to divide it up into Philosophical D...
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 6008

Re: RPG without humans

Flatland barely even tries to veil that it's really about humans, just with some weird shapes as a front operation.
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

The revelatory tradition is much more Abrahmic orthodox. Gnosticism, Buddhism, Daoism, you get much more discovery here.
by doogly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

Oh no doubt. I was not casting aspersions.
by doogly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

That is about as helpful as suggesting that Sardia use my hand.
by doogly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190550

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Yeah mayo is unacceptable. So much vinegar. The most vinegar.

I will also accept a ham in there. This is a Tante Rosie maneuver.
by doogly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Right, I just think we'd come across as evil.
by doogly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

How much lime goodness am I missing by just using my hand?
by doogly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I don't think we'd be the omniscient / omnipotent deity. Maybe just like the gnostic demiurge. Yaldaboath, Saklas, Samael.
by doogly
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

jewish_scientist wrote:I get around the problem pointed out in the videos by saying that we do causally interact with non-physical objects.

ok but that is nuts and solves nothing
by doogly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190550

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Oh man if you find yourself in New York and are in a sufficiently choice and excellent place, you may be able to find Manhattan Special

Drink that one
by doogly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

OK but what if when you scratch, you sneak a corner of finger nail up into the nostril. You know, to investigate. Then maybe you discover something! Always be on the lookout to broaden the vistas of the known.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I think that's a perfectly reasonable position but not for the above given definition.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

That is why it is just a question of definitions. One might be sympathetic to the above position, but if you are using "A discovery is a truth that is independent of human existence" pi is not a discovery, because of the dependency going back to human modeling activity. All abstract object...
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

oh snap

excellent
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I lean heavily towards invention. Ask a frisbee what pi is. That friggin guy even *is* a circle, pretty much, and it can't tell you what pi is. So something is up.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190550

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Bitter is totally good. There is more and less bitter coffee - you can bright and acidic, or earthy and bitter, and I like it earthier. I like bitter beers (but with body to them, not like a west coast IPA.) Chinese bitter melons, which they have at the store and I should try making in my house, com...
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 6364

Re: Yet another FTL question...

Very precisely, it means [A(x_1),B(x_2)] = 0 if x_1 and x_2 are space-like separated. A and B are any observable operator. [ , ] is the commutator. Quantum mechanics obeys this condition, which is why the "spooky" action at a distance should not actually be considered spooky.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10571

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Could you write out the definitions for "invent" and "discovery" you and your friend agreed on for this discussion?
by doogly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 90471

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Oh you're gonna wanna start by cloning yourself, so that you have working swap space, and then once you're good to go, you should use lasers.
by doogly
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190550

Re: Controversial opinions about food

sardia wrote: Maybe don't drink booze?

There's controversy, and then there's rank nonsense.
by doogly
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 182
Views: 24145

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Oh yeah it totally works really well.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17880

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Diadem wrote:Wait, wait. Where in any of the previous movies have force users ever been able to fling other force users around with the force?

Willow, the greatest Lucas movie.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 6364

Re: Yet another FTL question...

Changing relative momentum doesn't require magic to do, just teleporting instantly. That breaks causality.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1501274

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Except there is no first sentence there. It's just lightning strikes in two places, A thinks they're they same time, B thinks they're different time. There is no cosmic narrator keeping track of the first sentence for you.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Publishing Unpopular Research
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Re: Publishing Unpopular Research

The problem isn't the amount of genetic diversity, the problem is that it is a complete non starter. Species just do not work in such a way that two members will be born fully out of fertile compatability with the rest of their species, and now a new one begins. Your premise only makes sense in the ...
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2648647

Re: Post your boat race.

Peaceful Whale wrote:(my friend Catherine in a blanket)

Fantastic yes thank you
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17880

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Did we ever get to see how the Rebellion got from blowing up the first Death Star to being on a base on Hoth under attack by the Empire? Nope, the title crawl just told us that's what happened between movies. But the audience's ability to understand the movie is not meaningfully hampered by glossin...
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17880

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Whoa whoa you *know* rocks also have a connection to the force. Yoda done *tole* you.

And "inept rehashing of the first ones" is a criticism that totally does not apply to the first ones.
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does color charge work?
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: How does color charge work?

The long mathy answer is SU(3), it's a lie group theory party up in this particle physics.
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17880

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Just cause you can imagine a way to fill in the gaps doesn't mean that the movies shouldn't. And the Empire - First Order connection is unclear. Was Snoke supposed to be some Moff gone big? Who knows?
by doogly
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 243589

Re: The worst film you've seen

Eraserhead. You just listed the title of what some consider to be David Lynch(professional weirdo)'s best work. And nothing else. Can you please explain what the problem was? Also - insert my "you really need to watch more bad films if that was the worst" statements. Yeah, that is like sa...
by doogly
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47977

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Well, some people have an awful habit of clicking to show the posts of people they've taken the trouble to foe, which just makes more trouble for them. Very self defeating but here we are.
by doogly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47977

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Yeah I am super deliberate about these things, which leads to a happier life and a big selection bias.
by doogly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?
Replies: 47
Views: 28608

Re: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?

Today is a good day for this thread to be bumped because the answer is Marlene Dietrich and she is also today's google doodle, it being her 116th birthday.
by doogly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47977

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Then I thought, "make it funny, write #NotAllFeminists." I think it really is perfectly analogous. Yes it's true not all men do awful things, and it's true not all feminists do awful things, and in both cases, if somebody has been wronged by these groups, offering up some "no true sc...

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