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Originally posted by 547000
Oh well, I define reality as the workings of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, with all His noodley goodness. If you don't understand you are just plain ignorant. I don't have to explain anything. If you don't understand you are stupid. I won't explain any of my terms, any of my assumptions, so if you are confused you're way in over your head and should leave.
Originally posted by 547000
reply to post by Americanist
Your wit is extraordinary. You've been blessed by the power of the Ramen.
Originally posted by 547000
I will admit don't know as much about quantum mechanics as I should, because I still haven't read all the books I own, but I know the bare essentials, especially enough to know it's a topic you cannot learn by intuition alone.
I'm sure you'd be fine with the math, it's pretty basic. Whether you can find 16 hours to watch the whole thing is another matter!
Originally posted by 547000
reply to post by Bobathon
I sort of think I have the required math background, but we'll see. Bit of a math nerd.
Ah. Best to download the whole series from iTunesU (overnight or something!), and then watch offline. Quality's better that way anyway.
Originally posted by 547000
Yup. My internet is slow so it might be at least 32 hours.
In the Liber Abbaci, Fibonacci explains (sometimes tediously) the nature of the Hindu-Arabic numerals, their use in calculations with integers and fractions, and their applications to practical commercial problems relating to weights and measures, bartering, interest and money-changing. In the remainder of his book, Fibonacci is more concerned with theoretical, rather than practical, problems, e.g. Series and Proportions, the Extraction of Square and Cube Roots, the use of the Rule of False Position, the Method of Casting out Nines (for checking calculations), and other techniques discovered by the Hindu and Arab mathematicians. Finally, he deals with geometry and algebra. For ease in calculation with the new numerals, Fibonacci provides tables for the four arithmetical operations.
No it doesn't. It shows that when he's not talking out of his arse, Rodin occasionally states the obvious and says things that have been known for centuries. Neither of these skills require any intelligence.
Originally posted by Mary Rose
I think this shows that Rodin's math is not something that he made up; rather, it is a part of "normal" mathematics.
Originally posted by 547000
If you say 9 is special because any multiplication of it adds up to it in base 10, but similar situations exist for (n-1) in other bases n . . .
Originally posted by Americanist
reply to post by 547000
I'm going to give you a chance to redeem yourself...
Do you deny mainstream evidence of dark matter, dark flow, and black holes?
Originally posted by Americanist
Originally posted by 547000
reply to post by Americanist
Your wit is extraordinary. You've been blessed by the power of the Ramen.
Wit denotes intelligence... Ramen denotes MSG
Originally posted by Mary Rose
Originally posted by 547000
If you say 9 is special because any multiplication of it adds up to it in base 10, but similar situations exist for (n-1) in other bases n . . .
Is it possible that the same phenomenon also exists with other bases, and that what's important is the associated useful technology, rather than how you go about arriving at the blueprint?
As far as scientific facts go, the Rodin coil will not be proven or disproven by the mainstream, because it is associated with alternative energy, and alternative energy is suppressed and has been suppressed for some time, due to the profit motive and its role in society.