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    Purpose of Life

    What distancing yourself does do is allow you to see the situation for what it is. That's it. It clears your head so that you can do this without having pressures from yourself or your peers. This doesn't mean don't go to parties or don't hang out with your friends, it just means pay...
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    Purpose of Life

    By distancing yourself, or detaching yourself from situations helps to clear the mind and view things as they are. Just as tenyears said "be mindful" meaning, pay attention to your thoughts, actions and feelings about certain things and situations, can also allow you to evaluate you position in...
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    Purpose of Life

    OOOh, some good Buddhist advice :wink:
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    Purpose of Life

    I agree, it is feared, mostly because people forget that though there may not be a point to life, it does still have meaning, if only to oneself. What I meant was that if one chooses to dwell on the possibility that there is no point to life...to the extent of not doing anything, or...
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    Purpose of Life

    Really, it's kind of pointless to think that way. It just makes the 80years bland and unproductive. No one knows the real point to life, there probably isn't one...we were probably just some chance lifeform that developed out of the exact right circumstances and conditions. But really...what...
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    Purpose of Life

    It's normal. I think everyone goes through the same thing at that point in their life. I think it is a bi-product of realizing it is time to join the real world... My advice, pick something that interests you, whether it's reading or mountain biking, and indulge in it for a while. Whatever...
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    Astronomy help please

    Actually, I did find a formula... P = sidereal motion of a planet PEarth = sidereal motion of Earth = 1 year S = synodic period 1/P = 1/PEarth - 1/S for superior planets 1/P = 1/PEarth + 1/S for inferior planets That would have helped me in the beginning :grumpy:
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    I shouldnt care when people die.

    It's one thing to care or feel empathy for someone who dies, or for those who were close to them. It is another to get wrapped up in it. It is not wrong to care, it is, for most people, natural. If you are an extremist in either direction of caring or not caring, it is not healthy. If...
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    Astronomy help please

    Ok, that's where I got confused. [the "synodic period" of the fixed stars is 365.24 days (approximately)] I knew that, but for some reason, that part of the question was eluding me...as I smack myself on the forehead...duh. Thanks for your help!!!
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    Astronomy help please

    I am taking an introductory astronomy course and am having problems finding the calculations needed for this problem. It is not a homework problem, just an extra question at the end of a chapter. I have asked my professor about this, and he is not sure either...any help is greatly appreciated...
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    Uses of Philosophy - Is it the most useless subject on Earth?

    Actually, I think it is the most useful. If you think in terms of physics and use Einstein as an example, without philosophy would he have ever come up with the Theory of Relativity? Most groundbreaking advances in science start with philosophy...IMO. The theoretical physicist is also a...
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    Apprehension about becoming a physicist

    There are ways to start on the path without getting yourself in a bind when it comes to playing "catch-up". I have had some doubts myself about pursuing a physics degree, but for different reasons. I have 27 years old and after many years of being out of university, I have decided I am sick of...
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    What happens if?

    What would one really classify as evil, anyway? What may be to one, may not be to another. When it comes to violence, we are violent every day, some of us may not realize it...killing a bug, or even breathing, we kill or injure something with everything we do. Just because a bug or microbe...
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    Time Travel Problem

    Einstein's Relativity
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    Time Travel Problem

    Energy cannot be destroyed, so technically, if you went back in time, you would only be transferring your 'mass' (energy). There would be no dupicate copy to destroy. Though we (humans) view time as linear, the universe does not work upon this principle. So, since you exist now, if you were...
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