“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#349 May 2, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Once again, the *context* of the whole argument is a time when the universe has expanded enough that quantum fluctuations dominate the dynamics. For an expanding universe like ours, that would be trillions upon trillions of years in the future, far past when the earth would be gone. And that is just the *beginning*. Did you even read what I said?
A popular treatment:
https://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/...
A technical treatment:
http://iopscience.iop.org/1126-6708/2007/06/0...
A reply discussing probability sinks in a multiverse that avoids the paradox:
http://iopscience.iop.org/1475-7516/2007/01/0...
And the *paradox* is that there would be infinitely many such delusional brains if the universe lasts forever, so the probability of being one of those brains is supposedly high. As I pointed out, though, the probability of producing a new universe is higher than that of producing a brain and that makes the relative probabilities switch.
And once again, this has *nothing at all* to do with theism.
Interesting stuff, to be sure.

Alas, Paul WV lacks the requisite skills to comprehend any of it.

Everything he reads, keeps being filtered by his Jesus-Colored Glasses™....

.... kinda pitiful to witness, actually.
Thinking

Covent Garden, UK

#350 May 2, 2013
Just looking at my Straffe Hendrik glasses now. Bought them in a market in Bruges.

In Bruges some bars have as many as 300 beers, each has a speciality glass, and the bar staff are multilingual. A bit like Salt Lake City.
Imhotep wrote:
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DUVEL !
Cheers
Thinking

Covent Garden, UK

#351 May 2, 2013
Many christians are dissatisfied with the existing flavours of their religion, otherwise why would they keep inventing more?
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed it is--
-- and the very fact that there ARE 41k+ shards of "christianity"?
That fact?
Is clear and overwhelming proof there is no god who GIVES a crap behind any of it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#352 May 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Many christians are dissatisfied with the existing flavours of their religion, otherwise why would they keep inventing more?
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Of course.

More likely it's either because the current flavor hates the wrong sort of people, or that it does not hate the right sort of people.

It most likely boils down to hate, one way or another.

;)
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#353 May 2, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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You know why the ride is smooth?
The rails are welded, end-to-end. But that means that there must be some way to account for rail expansion and shrinkage, due to temperature fluctuations-- over the entire length, if the rails are welded end-to-end the whole way, the differences add up, and can cause the widths between the rails to change (the rails will tend to move side-to-side a bit, as they expand, rather than push past all the fasteners...). So some method of compensation has to be employed.
But it's all good-- do you know how they typically weld the rails together?
They use thermite-- a chemical that when ignited gets more than sufficiently hot to melt high-temp steel.
It's really cool to watch-- I've only seen a video of it going down, but it's spectacular-- huge sparks going up in the air from the process. After welding, they must grind the top smooth, naturally.
:)
Here? We typically have non-welded rail systems-- much of which is in a state of under-repair too...
... meh.
But that limits the max speed to 60mph or so. Limiting the efficiency.
Of course-- corporate greed wouldn't have anything to do with it, right?
.... meh.
They don't have much of a choice Bob
Our country's less 300 years old theirs a 1000+
We are blessed with lots of space expressways everywhere this is not the case in Europe
You see buildings from 1000 years old 500, 300 and so forth mixed in with modern building
All the streets are narrow
We took a tour on the Amalfi coast some years back in Italy that roadway was built by the Romans and is still in use including all the tunnels

United States has a really important commodity known as space, space is at a premium in Europe
Thinking

Covent Garden, UK

#354 May 2, 2013
I've visited 26 states and I love the space that many of them have. Over here, I only ever get that feeling in some very remote parts of the North, Wales and Scotland.

Yes we are crowded but... I live in the countryside, yet I can get into central London by train in under 30 minutes. That means I can see a show, have a gourmet meal, drop two bottles of red and make it home all without worrying about driving or hotels.
Imhotep wrote:
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They don't have much of a choice Bob
Our country's less 300 years old theirs a 1000+
We are blessed with lots of space expressways everywhere this is not the case in Europe
You see buildings from 1000 years old 500, 300 and so forth mixed in with modern building
All the streets are narrow
We took a tour on the Amalfi coast some years back in Italy that roadway was built by the Romans and is still in use including all the tunnels
United States has a really important commodity known as space, space is at a premium in Europe
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#355 May 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I've visited 26 states and I love the space that many of them have. Over here, I only ever get that feeling in some very remote parts of the North, Wales and Scotland.
Yes we are crowded but... I live in the countryside, yet I can get into central London by train in under 30 minutes. That means I can see a show, have a gourmet meal, drop two bottles of red and make it home all without worrying about driving or hotels.
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My wife and I love Europe. We visit in May and September. Have friends in Paris and friends in Bruges
The people the many cultures the food the drinks,
No matter where you go in a local pub and talk with the locals it's very entertaining

Here's something unusual in men's room in the porcelain urinals is the image of a housefly

This is to remind you to zip up!

Between France and Italy it's a tossup who has the best food

Yes We are indeed spoiled in the USA
Few Americans understand how good they really have it
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#356 May 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Just looking at my Straffe Hendrik glasses now. Bought them in a market in Bruges.
In Bruges some bars have as many as 300 beers, each has a speciality glass, and the bar staff are multilingual. A bit like Salt Lake City.
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We got majorly hammered on DUVEL in Amsterdam some years ago This is one strong beer.
14% alcohol

We were sitting in Bulldogs talking with some friends over a spliff, I have always got Heineken beer in Amsterdam, As a ritual, Temporary strangers at the bar convinced us that Heineken was worthless compared to DUVEL... they were right!

The bratwurst and beer in Germany/Austria
Superb!

One is to acquire a taste for British food however
No offense, the desserts are terrific

Haggis ??

Never ever again!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#357 May 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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They don't have much of a choice Bob
Our country's less 300 years old theirs a 1000+
We are blessed with lots of space expressways everywhere this is not the case in Europe
You see buildings from 1000 years old 500, 300 and so forth mixed in with modern building
All the streets are narrow
We took a tour on the Amalfi coast some years back in Italy that roadway was built by the Romans and is still in use including all the tunnels
United States has a really important commodity known as space, space is at a premium in Europe
Yes indeed-- over here, space is ... cheap. Too cheap.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#358 May 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
Here's something unusual in men's room in the porcelain urinals is the image of a housefly
Actually? The fly is a target-- studies show that a target in the urinal makes for less misses on the floor.

Better hygiene, better for the floor too (urine is corrosive over time).

But if a male has a target? He's unconsciously aiming at the target... instead of not paying all that much attention, and letting things fly, as it were.

:D

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#359 May 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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We have taken the high-speed rail all over Europe and it's excellent - the food is good - ride is smooth no Clickety-clack.
I like the way you put 'Clickety-Clack' to the sound of the train. lol
It brought back memories of being on the train to Versailles...

Alas, my train did go Clickety Clack... all the way there. The grounds were beautiful. The Palace itself was close, but I could peek in the windows...:)

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#360 May 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Between France and Italy it's a tossup who has the best food
If I may... IMHO, France has the best food. Little cafe's on the
Champs Elysees.

Italy was my favorite for vacationing though... I would like to go back to Italy in the near future. I spent 9 days there visiting; Rome, Venice, and Florence. I found that wasn't enough. lol I needed 9 more...

Since I have never been to Germany, that might be my next choice... Have you ever been to Germany?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#361 May 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Yes!
My students range from atheist to all major religions.
Mutual respect is in place.
Peace
You're a troll full stop. You've already made lot of lots of creationist comments - failing to assert any links to hitler and misquoting einstein (atheist) deliberately.

When you get enough courage to face up to your beliefs, you will realise that lying about a god you have no proof of is stupid and immoral.

But that is part of your mental illness - never being able to realise your own stupidity and innefectiveness.
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#362 May 3, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Actually? The fly is a target-- studies show that a target in the urinal makes for less misses on the floor.
Better hygiene, better for the floor too (urine is corrosive over time).
But if a male has a target? He's unconsciously aiming at the target... instead of not paying all that much attention, and letting things fly, as it were.
:D
I still miss dammit!
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#363 May 3, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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If I may... IMHO, France has the best food. Little cafe's on the
Champs Elysees.
Italy was my favorite for vacationing though... I would like to go back to Italy in the near future. I spent 9 days there visiting; Rome, Venice, and Florence. I found that wasn't enough. lol I needed 9 more...
Since I have never been to Germany, that might be my next choice... Have you ever been to Germany?
I agree nine days really isn't enough Time to spend in Italy

We were mesmerized by Pompeii spent 2 days walking the streets, could've spent two more.

We have friends in Amsterdam so we take frequent trips out of Amsterdam to Denmark Germany Austria Switzerland France in Germany I recommend Koln, it's a short train ride from central station and Netherlands

München's Oktoberfest is a real hoot, The black forest area is more scenic than other parts of Germany

Copenhagen is really a cool place
Cool people to have a cappuccino with

But if you don't do anything else in your life go to Egypt and spend some time in Luxor in the valley of the Kings

Our WishList includes the ruins of Angkor Wat the forbidden city and Machu Picchu
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#364 May 3, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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I like the way you put 'Clickety-Clack' to the sound of the train. lol
It brought back memories of being on the train to Versailles...
Alas, my train did go Clickety Clack... all the way there. The grounds were beautiful. The Palace itself was close, but I could peek in the windows...:)
Et Tu Brute? Lol

We went there only to find the joint was closed!
Aarrgghh

We haven't been back to this day and I really wanted to see the inside
Thinking

Tisbury, UK

#365 May 3, 2013
I thought the fly was to improve people's aim?
Imhotep wrote:
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My wife and I love Europe. We visit in May and September. Have friends in Paris and friends in Bruges
The people the many cultures the food the drinks,
No matter where you go in a local pub and talk with the locals it's very entertaining
Here's something unusual in men's room in the porcelain urinals is the image of a housefly
This is to remind you to zip up!
Between France and Italy it's a tossup who has the best food
Yes We are indeed spoiled in the USA
Few Americans understand how good they really have it
Thinking

Tisbury, UK

#366 May 3, 2013
Oops - should've read your post first...
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Actually? The fly is a target-- studies show that a target in the urinal makes for less misses on the floor.
Better hygiene, better for the floor too (urine is corrosive over time).
But if a male has a target? He's unconsciously aiming at the target... instead of not paying all that much attention, and letting things fly, as it were.
:D
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#368 May 3, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I thought the fly was to improve people's aim?
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Well I appreciate the clarification!
;)

It is little things from country to country that we find interesting
We prefer to avoid tourist areas just wonder through the streets
Chat with the local people enjoy the moment

From our observations few people own automobiles no place to park them
Virtually every square inch of land is used
Bicycle and public transport are the norm

Outdoor cafés everywhere
Compared to United States everything is to "term downsized

Manners in public decorum still matter in Europe
Thinking

Covent Garden, UK

#370 May 3, 2013
We've got cars (I've four), we just hide them. And when they are finished with, we don't leave them on our land, unlike some who shall go nameless...
Imhotep wrote:
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Well I appreciate the clarification!
;)
It is little things from country to country that we find interesting
We prefer to avoid tourist areas just wonder through the streets
Chat with the local people enjoy the moment
From our observations few people own automobiles no place to park them
Virtually every square inch of land is used
Bicycle and public transport are the norm
Outdoor cafés everywhere
Compared to United States everything is to "term downsized
Manners in public decorum still matter in Europe

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