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    What is the point of studying maths at a very high level?

    I only learnt advanced Math to help me think in a certain way (I like physics and I program applications on a computer). Training your brain to think in a logical manner is very useful application in my opinion and is a highly transferable skill.
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    Circumference of a 4-sphere

    Is it just coincedence that 2∏r × ∏r2 =2∏2r3
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    Cheers for the heads up arildno :smile: It'll be interesting to see what conclusions they arrive at.
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    VB Project: 20 Greatest Mathematicians

    Pascal & Pythagoras?
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    Should The Galaxy Have Been Colonized By Now?

    There is another possibility for a great silence and that is the 'Alien lifeforms' may communicate via lightwaves or scent like some of the lifeforms on Earth do.
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    Math Fun Day!

    How about something along the lines of an old Bagatelle type game? It would be easy to make. A piece of plywood with small nails hammered partly the way through it. A number of small balls Numbered slots at the bottom for the ball to drop into. You could have theme games like playing...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Why would you think this? Is it just your gut feeling? A twist of percerption based on a personal philosophy? Or something else?
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    News Civil war in Iraq,,3-1782808,00.html Things are going to start getting even hotter.
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    News Civil war in Iraq

    It may be a solution just to let them kill each other. I know it sounds a bit callus but if the hatred is insurmountable (neither side willing to accommodate the other for any reason) then what other choices are available? If the UN or any other country thinks it has a right to intervine...
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    News Civil war in Iraq

    What are the main contentions between Sunni's and Shiites? Is it similar to the problems between Protestants and Catholics? Some stupid differences in interperating a religious text? If it is then I've got no sympathy for them because I've have no tolorance for that kind of stupidity.
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    New Orleans: pestilent vs chemical plagues

    What are the possiblilities of a pandemic occuring throughout the USA from what is happening in New Orleans?
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    Identification of an object in the sky

    Also, how regular was the flashing (this might help to find out if the observation was of artificial origin)
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Chocolate does that and I bet you like chocolate.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Lisa! how can you NOT like bananas ???? Is it the taste? The texture?
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    Old Oklahoma City conspiracy theory; any engineers out there?

    Do you realise how few people actually understand this concept?
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    Black hole - entrance theory

    This isn't just from your statement. I've heard similar claims and I've wondered about it for years. I suspected it was because the explaination of matter falling into a BH was oversimplified to a high degree. I wasn't suggesting that matter doesn't enter the BH just that if the matter appeared...
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    See You Later Everyone!

    Good luck :))
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    Black hole - entrance theory

    This has always seemed flawed to me. If any matter that enters a BH would appear stationary at the horizon then surely, with the amount of matter that has previously fallen in, the BH would seize to be 'black' as it would appear to have a 'coating'/'shell' surrounding it.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    It's targetted at your feet. Your sole shall be displaced and you shall fall on your butt. That's the plan anyway
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Beware arildno, I've just ordered a stealth banana to be launched. Funnily enough I had one of those about three weeks ago.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Perhaps there's been a misunderstanding :rofl: :rofl:
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    *pulls out a frozen banana* Have at thee varlet. Thy uncouth mannerisms and foul taste shall be tempered with the might of a banana.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    How can anyone not like bananas???? :grumpy:
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    So you were just teasing about the banana :frown: That's just mean :cry:
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    I like bananas. Give me a banana and I promise I will not lick your head.
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    Everything about Big Bang theory

    Sorry about that (I've deleted that question and PM'ed Chronos)
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    When I disagree with someone it is usually because I've thought long and hard about something and then drew my possible conclusions. If someone has come to a different conclusion I sometimes think that they obviously haven't thought things through in the degree that I have. This is obviously...
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    SpaceTiger's explaination covers a lot of ground and applies to most people (if not all). I get misunderstood all the time it seems. Mainly because the chain: 1) What I want to say 2) What I actually say 3) What the other person thinks I said 4) How the person interperates what...
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    News The iraq war, the first stage

    Mustn't cross the masters :eek:
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    News Guns Guns Guns! Everything guns!

    I think it's ok to hunt if you're going to eat the animal that you kill but hunting for 'sport' or 'trophies' is a big no-no in my book.