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    Where Physics currently stands

    Airy-fairy philosophical issues? Indeed I don't doubt your discussions would go nowhere considering you've not expressed but a straw man argument against philosophy of science. Theoretical, experimental, and technical (engineering) branches of science proceed best when funded. A heady...
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    Where Physics currently stands

    Ask a physicist about inertia. You'll get a formula. Then ask for inertia's place in General Relativity. Then you will be hearing physicist talking philosophy unavoidably having to admit the difference between ontology and epistemology. What "is" versus what we know. If you're lucky you'll...
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    Speed of electrons in batteries

    Willem2. A little clarification of "drift" speed? The energy is transmitted at a percentage of light speed yet the drift speed of the electrons is no where near a percentage of light speed. Saying the electrons that flow out of one battery post to power a car's starter take about 4 hours to...
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    Here is a strange question for you. How is water affected by GPM, PSI, and Gravity.

    Turbulence of water will greatly affect cohesion of the stream post-confinement. You are shooting for laminar flow. The nozzle itself will be either a parabola or hyperbola shape with fine knife edge characteristics with pressured water not touching any part of the curve but only the X axis...
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    How can we consider this one direction?

    And here is a vid of oscillations within oscillations within oscillations which is all plainly started and eventually returns to the beginning release of the pendulums. Can you see the many patterns until the return to the original configuration? Fascinating...
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    The Memristor

    Good catch fourier jr. When Watson is based on such new technology I just hope Watson doesn't become too anal about correcting his human creators. I'm missing a bit of something that seems not a big accomplishment in the article. Since the maze is already known and is replicated with...
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    Medical Brain Influences Itself with Its Own Electric Field

    Is taking a neuron for being the same type of conductor as a copper wire a bit of a stretch? Inductance's effect on current from a changing magnetic field is out of phase with a changing electric field's effect on current in a circuit.
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    Medical Brain Influences Itself with Its Own Electric Field

    I logged the following article originating from Duke. http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2010/12/egner_vision.html" Pretty eye opening for me. I'd figured the brain built up the world, but it looks like, visually anyhow, that a projection of the world, from top down, is always being refined by...
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    Where does life come from?

    So my Mars probe has to look for a line and find things on the right side of the line. Probably better things to look for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_on_Mars#Viking_experiments". One showed an increase in CO2 from Martian soil being exposed to water and nutrients. The designer of this...
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    Where does life come from?

    What instrument measures purpose, in what units is purpose/intent expressed, and what do you use to calibrate the instrument? Life, then, covers rocks weathering, stars aging, atoms interacting, and most anything then. Isn't that definition too broad? If you were to send an unmanned...
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    Where does life come from?

    I was hoping YOU were joking or just imprecise. And now your claim is that only species possess life. Not individuals. Your imprecision continues.
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    Where does life come from?

    I'm something but I guess I must be dead. I can't reproduce. Mules must be dead too. Tuff to define life, it is. Is there life on Mars? What would qualify? What does it mean to say something is alive as distinguished from it being dead? You'll only find a priori answers that don't exist...
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    The Memristor

    No sweat. I'm retired from the coal mine and have some time. My college is limited to some physics in my minor of general science, my BA is in philosophy. Your model should keep in mind the analog nature of the memristor I'd think and present a clear emulation of the analog whether it be...
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    The Memristor

    You got me. You want a project. Get a Wofram Mathematica 7 memristor simulator going and somehow see if you can have the output feed the input to another instance of Mathematica and see if you can get the damn thing to play a half *** competent game of tic-tac-toe. In other words how do you...
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    The Memristor

    If it was easy there'd be 9 year olds doing it. My hope is that the memristor computer will be amenable to turning off and turning on the type of memory that humans have which give signs of being altered just from being recalled. If the computer could do both then it would have the...
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