mardi 20 février 2018

[Split From] The Theory of Relativity will begin to fall apart is 2016/2017 - Part II


Originally Posted by Bjarne (Post 12189800)
Time dilation is a result of local proportional, - time- ruler - reality transformation.
And the cause of such transformation is the total amount of energy

That's it..

I'm sorry, I'm out. I don't have the medical qualifications to handle this.


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Single System of Criminal Laws in a Nation

This started in the Florida school shooting thread - I made mention that in my opinion it is archaic that every state in the US has its own criminal law (I'm presuming that the overseas territories have their own as well), in addition to the Federal criminal laws. Surely a single system of criminal law would make more sense:

a. It allow for consistency of administration;
b. It does not promote a disrespect for the law;
c. It encourages a more consistent set of judicial outcomes.

Part of the whole disrespect for the law that can come about from having multiple sets of criminal laws in play. For example - Colorado has decriminalized the recreational use of marijuana, but it remains a federal crime. It is conceivable that federal law enforcement officials can arrest people and close down shops in Colorado that are legally selling marijuana. The disconnect between the two sets of rules creates a general disrespect for the law.

Are there any other nations out there that operate with multiple systems of criminal law within their borders? If so, what advantages might such a system have?

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Life Science for Indigo Grade Schoolers?

My son was reviewing nutrition and the food chain for his science exam (they have exams in the third grade here) last week, and we got to the part that used to be all about plants using chlorophyll and it wasn't there. Maybe it's for older kids, but the lesson that was there, roughly translated, informs our little darlings that all energy comes from the sun, and the closer to getting energy directly from the sun, the better the source of nutrition and energy.

Now, I'm an old geezer, so maybe new frontiers in science have passed me by, but this sounds tremendously new-agey to me. They even state that we get better energy the closer to the sun our meal is/was, e.g. eating plants is better than eating animals or fish but if you eat animals or fish, the herbivores are a better source of energy, because... sun.

I spent days and days trying to find out about a previous inquiry (wherein the science book for first graders said dinosaurs didn't fly) because I thought there was maybe a different group name for flying reptiles, but I reckoned later that you guys know everything in this sub-forum, so someone might be able to enlighten me. Is this a new trend, relating everything in the food chain to the sun's energy? Or is this some chakra-aligning sumbitz who's taken over the writing of science text books?

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lundi 19 février 2018

9/11 – World Trade Center: dismantled and hollow vs “micro nukes”

Don Fox, Joe Olson and Jim Fetzer are big nuke advocates, and they square off against yours truly in this long (2-hour) discussion that eventually gets a little heated.

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Lateral Acceleration in G's

From Olympic Speedskating what is the lateral acceleration in G's ?
Speed :: 17.3 meters per second
Turn radius :: 30 meters
Both are best guess estimates.

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DHL Totally Drops The Chicken

This just in ...


KFC has closed more than half of its 900 UK outlets after delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken.

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Why do animals need Sleep.

Dunno if this is the final answer but it looks like your brain needs a rest to recover.

Article here.


Striking electron-microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses - the junctions between nerve cells - grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink by nearly 20 percent while we sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day.

The team deliberately did not know whether they were analyzing the brain cells of a well-rested mouse or one that had been awake. When they finally "broke the code" and correlated the measurements with the amount of sleep the mice had during the six to eight hours before the image was taken, they found that a few hours of sleep led on average to an 18 percent decrease in the size of the synapses. These changes occurred in both areas of the cerebral cortex and were proportional to the size of the synapses.

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