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What is the hardest thing for you to wrap your brain around

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Gomar
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Dec29-12, 07:10 PM
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Had the meteor not struck planet Earth when the dinos walked all over killing them all, then they would still be around. Ifcourse, had that same meteor struck just 500 years ago, I would not be writing this now.
Yayfordoritos
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Dec29-12, 09:48 PM
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The hardest thing for me to wrap my head around is how people can still think the universe was created in 6 days, and that a virgin got pregnant by an immaculate conception.
OmCheeto
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Dec30-12, 01:32 PM
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The hardest thing for me to wrap my head around is how people can still think the universe was created in 6 days, and that a virgin got pregnant by an immaculate conception.
A "day" can be defined other than a time period of 24 hours. Perhaps the biblical creation day is 2 billion years long.

And we impregnate people like that all the time where I work. Never asked them if they were virgins of course. It's a bit of a personal question.


Science explains everything.

Neil deGrasse Tyson explained the science of Santa Claus the other day on NPR. He is a freakin' genius.


ps. Magnets! Someone explain magnets to me!
Whovian
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Dec30-12, 07:57 PM
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Number Theory. Or Human stupidity. I'd say both are equally hard for me to wrap my head around.
ahaanomegas
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Dec30-12, 08:05 PM
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The hardest thing for my to wrap my brain around is how people can confuse two different subjects like Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics or Astrology and Quantum Physics? Every subject is wonderful in its own way and should be dealt with differently. Yes, there is no border between subjects and they can be intermingled but not to the extent that you make a subject lose its integrity.

Understanding people is hard. Well, understanding the universe is hard.
1MileCrash
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Dec30-12, 10:32 PM
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I think it's Graham's number for me.
Drakkith
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Dec31-12, 12:09 AM
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I can't understand why my bank account is constantly empty...I think QCD may have something to do with it.
PNGeng
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Jan5-13, 08:13 PM
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How humans survived in the wild.
Jow
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Jan5-13, 10:11 PM
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Anything greater than or equal to Graham's number. (Alright, not technically a physics thing).
The most difficult, actual thing, for me to wrap my brain around: every single thing in Quantum Mechanics :)
lisab
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Jan6-13, 08:26 PM
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Graham crackers.
Drakkith
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Jan6-13, 08:29 PM
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Graham crackers.
I thought you put white/grey squishy things BETWEEN the crackers??
nitsuj
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Jan7-13, 12:15 PM
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Memory.

How tiny chemical reactions and electrical signals can conjure up such vivid memories from 20+ years ago amazes me.
This is it for me too.
NWH
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Jan7-13, 06:08 PM
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What came first, the chicken or the egg? It's an analogy that can be applied to almost any practical situation and asks the very question of existence.
NemoReally
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Jan7-13, 07:38 PM
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What came first, the chicken or the egg? It's an analogy that can be applied to almost any practical situation and asks the very question of existence.
Egg? (chicken came from egg, but what laid egg wasn't necessarily chicken - probably tasted as good, though ... I find the distinction question interesting in cases like this; the thing in the farmyard is "clearly" a chicken and its wayback ancestor clearly isn't (it probably had teeth and a long bony tail) - where along the evolutionary trail does a chicken become a chicken and not a chickosaurus?)
Drakkith
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Jan7-13, 07:39 PM
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What came first, the chicken or the egg? It's an analogy that can be applied to almost any practical situation and asks the very question of existence.
I've never found it to be all that applicable. Or deep.
csnoob
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Jan7-13, 09:47 PM
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Why anyone gives a flying <expletive> about New Year's.

P = NP

Why anyone thought Notre Dame was #1
NWH
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Jan8-13, 02:04 PM
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I've never found it to be all that applicable. Or deep.
Look at it a different way. What came first, energy or matter? What came first, the universe or the big bang? The chicken or the egg scenario asks the very question of existence, like where did everything come from and what was actually required for it to exist. That's the hardest thing for me to wrap my head around, how something can seemingly come out of no where without a chicken or an egg to give birth to it.
Drakkith
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Jan8-13, 02:52 PM
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Look at it a different way. What came first, energy or matter? What came first, the universe or the big bang? The chicken or the egg scenario asks the very question of existence, like where did everything come from and what was actually required for it to exist. That's the hardest thing for me to wrap my head around, how something can seemingly come out of no where without a chicken or an egg to give birth to it.
Huh. I've never had an issue with that question. I guess I just don't care because I don't think we can even know.


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