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    Normal Science Graduates Too Many Sophomores

    I'm not entirely following your post. Could you give us an example of where "we have placed [physics and chemistry] on too high a pedestal"? Could you also give us an example where "[w]e have become deluded into thinking that the methods utilized by these sciences are not only the best but the...
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    Black hole in LHC?

    Perhaps you were thinking of a http://arxivblog.com/?p=645"? One thing they’ve found is that it is possible to switch the force between atoms in certain kinds of BECs from positive to negative and back using a magnetic field, a phenomenon known as a Feschbach resonance. But get this: in 2001...
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    Google's search engine from 2001 - Look at what I found!

    Evo, I can not believe you havn't said/done this yet... "David Deutsch" gets 3,380 results!
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    Google's search engine from 2001 - Look at what I found!

    Ron Paul must have been relatively QUITE well-known considering that then governor Mike Huckabee only got 10500 hits and soon to be released "Windows XP" only 1,580.
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    Google's search engine from 2001 - Look at what I found!

    Google's search engine from 2001 -- Look at what I found! In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Google has posted it's search engine results and data going all the way back to January 2001: http://www.google.com/search2001.html [Broken] Sounds interesting... so I decided to compare...
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    Molecules back to singular atoms.

    If slow speed determines longevity, then I guess Windows Vista will be around forever! OK, back to science now :) A gaint tortoise may move slow and have a long lifespan, but a giant bowhead whale moves faster than the tortoise and has been recorded as having a lifespan longer than that of the...
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    Hawaiins Sueing Doomsday Machine

    CERN doomsday black hole lawsuit dismissed by Hawaiian judge: http://www.starbulletin.com/news/hawaiinews/20080928_Doomsday_suit_dismissed.html Unfortunately, this judge seems to have taken seriously some of the popular sensationalism surrounding this case when she writes that Is this over...
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    VOTE PF Photo Contest - The Tree Of Life

    Ummm... edward, ZapperZ, and JasonRox 's pictures must have been sucked into that nearby Tevatron because they aren't showing up. The rest of the pictures do show up, however.
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    Origin of the Uinverse / baby universe

    It's a contemplated mystery. If you are interested, you might want to check out the "[URL [Broken] Model of the Universe [/URL] published in the http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v64/i12/e123522" [Broken]" threads.
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    Medical How many different diseases are there?

    I think I know what I'll be doing this week! Geez Luiz! Life's not as diseased as I thought! 2178 sounds about an order of a magnitude less than what I would have guessed. Guess there's only one way to know for sure... I'll count starting with the A's... see you all next year! :)
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    Medical How many different diseases are there?

    I am wondering if anyone knows how many disesases have been identified/diagnosed throughout the world. I tried searching the NIH sites but, well, good god there is so much information I don't even know where to start or what search terms to use for this question! I would think that different...
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    Bell Labs Kills Fundamental Physics Research

    http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/bell-labs-kills.html" Six Nobel-prize worthy research came from that lab, including the invention of the silicon transistor, and the laser! It was a business decision by the parent company but, I think it's a very myopic business decision to abandon...
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    Geneva University speed of entanglement results

    Zapper, I know you're just quoting Sean Carroll when you say that "there's an intrinsic connection", but isn't this term ("intrinsic connnection") a little too ill defined for professional physicists to be using to explain/describe something? I ask because when I search google for that term, the...
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    PF Quiz #3 Today at 11AM CST

    Sounds like fun! Just 1 question, will you be accepting bribes in exchange for the correct answers (and their respective questions)?
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    PF Quiz #1 (transcript)

    NOOOO!!!! I just read the quiz questions in the "other thread," and I have to say, they looked like the kinds of questions that I would have been able to answer! You are supposed to save those types of quizes for when *I* am in the chat room, buddhamit! :)
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    PF Quiz #1 (transcript)

    Crap! I totally forgot about today's chat!!! :( Evo, did you guys do the astronomy trivia today?
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    PF Quiz #1 (transcript)

    Thanks for all the effort into writing those questions Zappster! Are you going to do this again this Sunday too?
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    Scientific American Subscription 20% off

    Thanks Greg! Now, when do the discounts for Nature and Science start kicking in? :) p.s. even PRL would be good enough :)
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    How does one pronounce PNAS?

    BEcause women might be around :)
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    Artificial gravity

    Ooops, I knew I should have reloaded this page before posting my lst comment.
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    Artificial gravity

    I think by "shouldnt that also affect objects around the ship?" he means, shouldn't planets, moons, etc that a ship with artificial gravity (e.g. Enteprise) is approaching or orbiting become disrupted gravitationally due to the fact that such a ship would be "leaking" its gravity outside the...
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    How does one pronounce PNAS?

    How does one pronounce PNAS (as in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences")? Do you guys call it "peenas?" Or do you guys drop the 'p' and just call it "Nas?" Or do you actually spell it out P.N.A.S.? p.s. Please don't say that it's pronounced "Paper Not Accepteable by Science" :)
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    Charles Darwin Question

    What approach?
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    Charles Darwin Question

    I don't know what exactly the "conceptual gap" is that your source is referring to, but some parts of the original formation of evolution by Drawin isn't in agreement with our current knowledge of evolution (neo-Darwinism). For instance, Darwin proposed a genetic mechanism of inheritance called...
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    Volunteer Needed To Run PF Photo Contest From 4/26-5/17

    Great, Zapper! It's nice to know that people have stepped up. I would have volunteered too but I've never submit pics and I don't know how to do polls.
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    Volunteer Needed To Run PF Photo Contest From 4/26-5/17

    I'd be willing to bet that the majority of people who read your post #6 here will come to the same "speculation based upon impression" that I did. I mean, when one asks, for instance, "and would it be such a bad thing if we did not have sales tax for a month?", it's pretty standard way to...
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    Volunteer Needed To Run PF Photo Contest From 4/26-5/17

    You asked more than that in post #6. C'mmon Marlon, when one asks "And would [not having a photo contest for a month] be such a bad thing, NeoDevin ?", it's doesn't exactly sound like one is a big fan of said photo contest.
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    Volunteer Needed To Run PF Photo Contest From 4/26-5/17

    I don't understand. If you're not such a big fan of the photo contest, why did you even bother responding to this thread? Infact, nearly two-fifths of the posts in this thread are your very own responses.
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    Energy CAN be made

    It's the "center of the universe" part that I was especially wondering about
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