“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3536 Aug 17, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Lincock will post any old sh!t to get a reaction.
I wonder why Lincock is so needy?
<quoted text>
He's lonely?

His dealer moved away, and he cannot locate a new one?

His favorite hooker was arrested, and isn't working anymore?

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#3537 Aug 17, 2013
Chapter 3: Accomplishments and Failures of String Theory 43

Whether this resilience of string theory will translate someday into proof that

the theory is fundamentally correct remains to be seen, but for the majority

of those working on the problems, confidence is high.

As you can read in Chapter 17, this popularity is also seen by some critics

as a flaw. Physics thrives on the rigorous debate of conflicting ideas, and

some physicists are concerned that the driving support of string theory, to

the exclusion of all other ideas, isn't healthy for the field. For some of these

critics, the mathematics of string theory has, indeed, already shown that the

theory isn't performing as expected (or, in their view, as needed to be a fun-

damental theory) and the string theorists are in denial.

Considering String Theory's Setbacks

Because string theory has made so few specific predictions, it's hard to dis-

prove it, but the theory has fallen short of some of the hype about how it will

be a fundamental theory to explain all the physics in our universe, a "theory

of everything." This failure to meet that lofty goal seems to be the basis of

many (if not most) of the attacks against it.

In Chapter 17, you find more detailed criticisms of string theory. Some of

these cut to the very heart of whether string theory is even scientific or

whether it's being pursued in the correct way. For now, I leave these more

abstract questions and focus on three issues that even most string theorists

aren't particularly happy about:

Because of supersymmetry, string theory requires a large number of

particles beyond what scientists have ever observed.

This new theory of gravity was unable to predict the accelerated expan-

sion of the universe that was detected by astronomers.

A vastly large number of mathematically feasible string theory vacua

(solutions) currently exist, so it seems virtually impossible to figure out

which could describe our universe.

The following sections cover these dilemmas in more detail.

The universe doesn't have enough particles

For the mathematics of string theory to work, physicists have to assume a

symmetry in nature called supersymmetry, which creates a correspondence

between different types of particles. One problem with this is that instead of

the 18 fundamental particles in the Standard Model, supersymmetry requires

at least 36 fundamental particles (which means that nature allows 18 par-

ticles that scientists have never seen!). 44 Part I: Introducing String Theory

Since: Jun 13

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#3538 Aug 17, 2013
In some ways, string theory does make things simpler -- the fundamental

objects are strings and branes or, as predicted by matrix theory, zero-

dimensional branes called partons. These strings, branes, or possibly partons

make up the particles that physicists have observed (or the ones they hope to

observe). But that's on a very fundamental level; from a practical standpoint,

string theory doubles the number of particles allowed by nature from 18 to 36.

One of the biggest possible successes for string theory would be to experi-

mentally detect these missing supersymmetric partner particles. The hope of

many theoretical physicists is that when the Large Hadron Collider particle

accelerator at CERN in Switzerland goes fully online, it will detect super-

symmetric particles.

Even if successful, proof of supersymmetry doesn't inherently prove string

theory, so the debate would continue to rage on, but at least one major

objection would be removed. Supersymmetry might well end up being true,

whether or not string theory as a whole is shown to accurately describe

nature.

Dark energy: The discovery string

theory should have predicted

Astronomers found evidence in 1998 that the expansion of the universe

was actually accelerating. This accelerated expansion is caused by the dark

energy that appears so often in the news. Not only did string theory not pre-

dict the existence of dark energy, but attempts to use science's best theories

to calculate the amount of dark energy comes up with a number that's vastly

larger than the one observed by astronomers. The theory just absolutely

failed to initially make sense of dark energy.

Claiming this as a flaw of string theory is a bit more controversial than the

other two, but there's some (albeit questionable) logic behind it. The goal of

string theory is nothing less than the complete rewriting of gravitational law,

so it's not unreasonable to think that string theory should have anticipated

dark energy in some way. When Einstein constructed his theory of general rela-

tivity, the mathematics indicated that space could be expanding (later proved

to be true). When Paul Dirac formulated a quantum theory of the electron, the

mathematics indicated an antiparticle existed (later proved to actually exist).

A profound theory like string theory can be expected to illuminate new facts

about our universe, not be blind-sided by unanticipated discoveries.

Of course, no other theory anticipated an accelerating expansion of the uni-

verse either. Prior to the observational evidence (some of which is still con-

tested, as you find out in Chapter 19), cosmologists (and string theorists) had

no reason to assume that the expansion rate of space was increasing. Years

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#3539 Aug 17, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
Chapter 3: Accomplishments and Failures of String Theory 43
String Theory For Dummies® named The Almighty Tzar.
Why are you spamming the world with garbage?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3540 Aug 17, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you spamming the world with garbage?
Here's a couple of reasons:

" http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... ;

.. heh.
Thinking

UK

#3541 Aug 18, 2013
Twart's retarded cult and pastes are well "past" it.
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you spamming the world with garbage?
LCNlin

United States

#3542 Aug 18, 2013
Albert Einstein called himself an agnostic, while disassociating himself from the label atheist, preferring, he said an "attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.

Score one for agnostics
LCNlin

United States

#3543 Aug 18, 2013
Scratch an atheist and out pops an agnostic.
Dawkins
Einstein

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#3544 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Scratch an atheist and out pops an agnostic.
Dawkins
Einstein
Says the creationists that denies dinosaurs existed because the bible neglected to mention them.
Thinking

UK

#3545 Aug 18, 2013
We need Lincocks to pump our gas.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a couple of reasons:
" http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... ;
.. heh.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3546 Aug 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
We need Lincocks to pump our gas.
<quoted text>
Are you sure you can trust him not to mess up even that mindless task?

I suspect he is quite challenged by such things as ...

... doorways...

..... and closed cardboard containers.
Thinking

UK

#3547 Aug 18, 2013
AKA Thunderbird 12, as Lincock calls it.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
..... and closed cardboard containers.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3548 Aug 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
AKA Thunderbird 12, as Lincock calls it.
<quoted text>
LOL!

Question: why do the sellers of illegal drugs put their product into tiny little plastic bags?

Answer: because anything stronger, and their customers wouldn't be able to figure out how to get them open....

... with the bags, they can simply tear them open with their tooth.
LCNlin

United States

#3549 Aug 18, 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the naming and shaming of bankers in the wake of the financial crisis as "lynch mobbish".

The Most Reverend Justin Welby admitted sympathy for former bankers when hearing evidence as a member of the Banking Standards Commission.

He admitted "thinking,'I'm not sure I would have been very different,' rather than thinking how bad they were".

But he also said some senior bankers had tried to avoid accountability.

"Certainly one of the trends that has been very unfortunate, to put it mildly, is that in some financial services companies there was a clear policy of not telling the top people - they made sure they weren't told things - because then they could plead ignorance, and that's just unacceptable.

"But this business of somehow saying that one individual bears the whole blame as opposed to simply the accountability - it feels lynch mobbish," he said.

Archbishop Welby was an oil executive before becoming a priest.

He was speaking to the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend James Jones, as part of the BBC Radio 4 series The Bishop and the Bankers, in his first public comments since the commission published its report on banking standards last month.
The culture and values of the financial world enveloped you ”

End Quote The Most Reverend Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury

The commission heard evidence from current and former senior bankers involved in the financial crisis.

Its report recommended that bankers found guilty of reckless conduct should be jailed, and warned that bankers at senior levels had "operated in an environment with insufficient personal responsibility".

When asked about the naming and shaming of bankers, Archbishop Welby told the BBC he felt "very edgy indeed", and referred back to his experience as an oil trader.

He described the buzz and fun of closing a deal as well as the tensions he experienced around the values of the business world.

"What I remember is the sense that the culture and values of the financial world enveloped you and began to shape one into a new ethical shape," he said.

"You were aware that you were struggling with this and often rather frightened by what was going on."

In contrast, the Church, he said, had been "the mould that was shaping me correctly and strengthening me not to be reshaped by the culture I was working in".
'Power of context'

Johnny Cameron was head of the investment banking division at Royal Bank of Scotland when the bank had to be rescued by the government in 2008.

In 2010 he was barred from working in the City again after the Financial Services Authority ruled that he did not meet the required standards for a senior banker.
Antony Jenkins Barclays chief Antony Jenkins says the biggest driver of change needs to come from the banks

Mr Cameron told Bishop Jones: "People underestimate the power of the context in which one sits. I certainly felt this can't go on forever, but I never thought it would end in the crisis it ended in.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3551 Aug 18, 2013
Decade_in_Ruin wrote:
I hope you do read the book. It is a cool book. Lots of war lots of anger against law lots of deception. Love, lust and so much more. But the one thing reading it will not do is insure you a spot in heaven.
I've read the ugly BuyBull 100's of times--

-- it's one of the principle reasons why I'm an atheist.

I used to be a True Believer™(like you).

But I started to **think** as I re-read the BuyBull for the Nth time...

... and I realized it's 100% bullshit.

Just as your "heaven" is 100% bullshit.

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#3552 Aug 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I've read the ugly BuyBull 100's of times--

-- it's one of the principle reasons why I'm an atheist.

I used to be a True Believer™(like you).

But I started to **think** as I re-read the BuyBull for the Nth time...

... and I realized it's 100% bullshit.

Just as your "heaven" is 100% bullshit.
Buybull the great book on evolution!

B - bull crap
U - unproven theory
Y - yelled from the roof tops
B - beseeching all to listen to an
U - unscientific
L - loony toon
L - lie

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#3553 Aug 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Twart's retarded cult and pastes are well "past" it.
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>What percentage of the time is that wrong?
Nearly 50%.
So I don't really think you're an authority on "Pluto's place", twart.

50%. LMFAO

What a dolt!

"Is Pluto sometimes closer to us than Neptune?

Because Pluto has an orbit around the sun which is very elliptical, there are times when it crosses Neptune's orbit and is actually closer to the sun than Neptune. This happened recently during a twenty year period from 1979 to 1999. For now, Pluto is back to being farther away from the sun than Neptune. It will be more than 230 years before Pluto and Neptune trade places again. Pluto slips inside of Neptune's orbit once every 248 Earth years for a period of twenty years."

That's less then 10%.

What a nut job.

Oh and it will be 230 more years that I'm right with my comment.

Ya you sure showed me. Bawhahaha

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3555 Aug 18, 2013
Decade_in_Ruin wrote:
<quoted text>
See there you go again talking about it like it is something more than it is. Dude it's a freaking book. Your just like the Christians. It's a book. You get from it what you want to get from it. And you keep going back to the holly ness and faith and sheit. Dude it's a dam book. Wake the hell up. It's just a freaking book. If I said that fat guy on Harry potter that has the animals name is fumble door would you go retarded as you are now over that book? It's a book for freaking sake. It's a book. Forget all the mumbo jumbo of the Christian cults. It's a book. I try to talk to a Christian about it and they get defensive and start talking about there faith. freaking your beliefs I don't care what your beliefs are. It's a book.
What? The? Eff?

Dude! Are you even from planet earth?

I'm a frikkin' atheist-- I have zero faith in gods and other supernatural bullshit.
LCNlin

United States

#3556 Aug 18, 2013
Halloween is a Holiday
not a Lifestyle

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3558 Aug 18, 2013
Decade_in_Ruin wrote:
<quoted text>
Boy you retarded piece of sh1t
I
Don't
Care
What
You
Believe
You have so GOT to be another Genuine Christhole™, True Believer™.

Your near-total lack of education.

Your total inability to SPELL correctly.

Your near total carelessness about paragraph spacing or periods or pronoun use.

All these failures by **you** mark you for what you are:

A poorly educated moron who has delusions of almost-adequacy.

... you know...

...... a moron....

......... a True Believer™

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