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Thu, Aug. 11th, 2005, 03:33 pm
recspecz: (no subject)

"don't get me started on relativity..." - dr_cayenne

I think I will :)

Which one do you refer to? I'll tackle all three, just for the heck of it, but I assume you mean the general theory of relativity, or general relativity.

Galilean RelativityCollapse )

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My Opinion
The versatlity of general relativity is mixed. On the one hand, it is a highly successful model of gravitation and cosmology which has passed every unambiguous test that it has been subjected to
so far, both observationally and experimentally. It is therefore almost universally accepted by the scientific community. On the other hand, general relativity is inconsistent with quantum mechanics, and the singularities of black holes also raise some disconcerting issues

Currently, better tests of general relativity are needed. Even the most recent binary pulsar discoveries only test general relativity to the first order of deviation from Newtonian projections in the post-Newtonian parameterizations. Some way of testing second and higher order terms is needed, and may shed light on how reality differs from Einstein's theory (if it does).

Currently, it is accepted as a sound theory. However, perhaps there is more to it that we must discover? If the universe is built on mathematic, then there must be one theory that holds true on the quantum, classical, and relativistic levels.

Thu, Aug. 11th, 2005, 01:36 am
dr_cayenne: How to inhail.

Is the correct way to inhail smoke to inhail a bit into your mouth, take whatever it is your smoking out of your mouth, and then take a deep breath in and hold it for a while. When you exhail you breathe clear air for a bit, then smoke comes out. I'm sure this isn't healthy, but now I do believe that tobacco does give you a sort of dizzy feeling as people have told me in my argument that tobacco doesn't do anything. Are there better methods for smoking?

Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005, 03:40 pm
ladylion1130: A discussion I was really getting into

One of the many communities I belong to on LJ had an interesting post. The question is:

Is ignorance really bliss?


This seemed to spark some heated debate and I was wondering what everyone else's opinion on the matter is.

Tue, Jul. 19th, 2005, 08:09 pm
saraide: Yankees?

So, as a Northern transplant (born and raised in Ohio), I've been curious about how Southerners think about the north.

No need to be over polite- I'm not asking what you think of me personally, just if you have any thoughts in general. I can't get an answer from my co-workers, so I thought I'd ask here.

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005, 02:46 pm
recspecz: (no subject)

Okay gang, I've cracked open my dusty Bible and am actually reading it. (I had forgotten how dry certain portions were in the Old Testament). The point is, though, I can't help thinking this one thought in the back of my head...

Perhaps all these years people have misinterpreted Jesus' preachings. Perhaps when he meant that he was the Son of God, he didn't truely mean that God was His paternal father, but instead like the spiritual Father we all consider God now. I mean, based on Genesis, aren't we all God's creation? If He created us, then doesn't that make us all Sons and Daughters of God, much like Jesus?

If so, then does that mean Jesus really died for our sins, since he was no more special than you or I? Perhaps he was killed for only political reasons, but his death managed to emphasize his teachings. In other words, Jesus would be considered more as a prophet or a martyr than a savior. Just a thought...

Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005, 05:02 pm
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Wed, Jun. 29th, 2005, 10:27 pm
recspecz: Creationsism vs. Evolution

Time to liven up the group some with a very tough-to-call debate: How old is the Earth? Is it roughly 6000 to 10000 years old, or is it millions of years old (~4.5)? Basically, which philosophy do you credit more: Creationism or Evolution.

Personally, I support evolution. I'll formulate my complete opinion in a thread. I'm only now learning various aspects that I didn't know people were claiming. I'll come up with my retorts soon, too. But for now, I hold evolution as the "greater truth".

Opinions? Questions? Let's have fun!

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2005, 12:50 am
rmsisson: (no subject)

Hey everyone,

I want to ask you people a question that may only interest those on one side of the aisle: What do you think Senator John McCain's chances are for winning the Republican presidential nomination for 2008? I'll post my opinion later.

Sun, Jun. 5th, 2005, 06:37 pm
saraide: Hello

Hi,

I just joined the community and wanted to say hello. I've not been in Baton Rouge for long (moved from Columbus, Ohio in March) and don't really know anyone or much about the city yet.

I like it so far, but really miss my family and friends and familiar places. I'm hoping that posting here will help me to "put down roots" here and make new friends and familiar places.

-Sarah

Sat, May. 28th, 2005, 01:27 am
frontporchmafia: (no subject)

Hiya, my name is Cree and I'm happy about this community! I'm not quite sure if introductions abide the general rules of this community, but I wanted to say hello to all . I am the moderater of thebeatbox on livejournal, and you are all welcomed to come and take a look.




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