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User avatar #3974 - luigipimp (10 hours ago) [-]
i know we would want time travel either way, but should we if we cant trust anyone in power or regular people? because people do a lot of bad things morally under the table rather it's illegal or not
User avatar #3975 to #3974 - tarfyki (9 hours ago) [-]
Seeing as there is an infinitesimally small chance of time being linear, i don't thing it will be too big of a problem. With multiple timelines and such
User avatar #3967 - tarfyki (01/25/2015) [-]
why is this place always so dead
#3965 - cloudpawtwo (01/25/2015) [-]
What if people in comas believed they were dead, so their own subconscious developed a 'heaven' for them, which would be similar to a never ending until they died or realized they weren't dead lucid dream?
#3964 - anonymous (01/25/2015) [-]
Would it be possible for a star to be dense enough to also be a black hole?

excuse my science knowledge

sciencexplain
User avatar #3966 to #3964 - tarfyki (01/25/2015) [-]
when a star runs out of fuel, if it's dense enough and has enough energy it will collapse in on itself and become a black hole. Same thing can happen with a galaxy. But no, it is not possible for a star to be a black hole, and a star at the same time (if that's what you're asking)
User avatar #3963 - tarfyki (01/25/2015) [-]
What if the way the world works in our dreams is how the universe actually is, and reality is just or brains making sense of it due to the physical limitations of our bodies?
User avatar #3969 to #3963 - loomiss (01/26/2015) [-]
Science says no
User avatar #3971 to #3969 - tarfyki (15 hours ago) [-]
thank you for that thorough and well thought out explanation. And the sources you provided are even more convincing
User avatar #3972 to #3971 - loomiss (15 hours ago) [-]
I mean think through it logically.
MAybe im misunderstanding what you are saying but
Science can prove laws of physics and stuff in this universe
But in dreams I can breathe fire and fly. randomly show up in different places etc..
#3962 - schnizel ONLINE (01/24/2015) [-]
The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html
User avatar #3942 - Ziffur (01/24/2015) [-]
I like making drugs with science
#3941 - anonymous (01/23/2015) [-]
You are just a thing that moves by laws of nature. But you think you have a self.
#3939 - anonymous (01/23/2015) [-]
I'm downloading something on Deluge, I have enough space for it, but at a certain point in the download it just says "error".
The thing I'm downloading is The Mega Folder, basically a large, 75Gb folder of nearly anything you could want to know.
www.murdercube.com/
#3968 to #3939 - anonymous (01/26/2015) [-]
Seriously, is this a problem of no one seeding, or am I just screwed?
#3935 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
He's got the whole world in his hands he's got the whole wild world in his hands
He's got the whole wild world in his hands he's got the whole world in his hands

He's got the little bitty baby in his hands he's got the little bitty baby in his hands
He's got the little bitty baby in his hands he's got the whole world in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands...

He's got you and me brother in his hands he's got you and me sister in his hands
He's got you and me brother in his hands he's got the whole world in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands...

He's got everybody here in his hands he's got everybody here in his hands
He's got everybody here in his hands he's got the whole world in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands...
He's got you and me brother...
He's got the whole world in his hands...
#3934 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
Your sense of freedom is an illusion.
Your sense of self is an illusion.
Your sense of meaning is a lie.

Tell me: why do you care about life? I can't fathom why one would love smoke and mirrors.
#3936 to #3934 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
if you would truely believe what you try to make us believe with these statements (i.e. utter nihilism), you would already have offed yourself.

That's the best proof of your bullshit
#3938 to #3936 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
Also, one needn't care about life in order to live.
#3937 to #3936 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
I'm already dead.
#3933 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
Morality does not exist because it is an idea based on arbitrary categorizations of processes. Humans do not do things based on logic, humans do things based on the the arrangement of matter in the brain.
#3932 - zekonos (01/22/2015) [-]
In Canada, is the difference between research jobs and industry jobs's salary really that large? Because I see cool shit on the internet that scientists and engineers are doing, and it kinda makes me want to go do a Master's degree after I'm done my Bachelor's. I'm taking electrical engineering, if you're wondering.
User avatar #3970 to #3932 - loomiss (01/26/2015) [-]
Where did you get this notion
#3977 to #3970 - zekonos (7 hours ago) [-]
My parents, mostly. Both of them have master's degrees from Poland, and they say that usually research jobs don't pay well. I think they mean at a university, but still.
User avatar #3978 to #3977 - loomiss (7 hours ago) [-]
Where could I find this info?
I wanna see what electrical engineering industry pays compared to research
User avatar #3929 - iceguy (01/22/2015) [-]
I have a question, everything outside our laws of physics is possible correct?
User avatar #3946 to #3929 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
What do you mean?
User avatar #3956 to #3946 - iceguy (01/24/2015) [-]
say, outside of our universe, where the laws of physics don't apply, is technically anything possible for no reason at all?
User avatar #3957 to #3956 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
Essentially so, yeah. Though it depends. We can't really make any assumptions about it yet because it most likely goes against everything we've come to learn. There isn't even time as far as we know. So it may be possible that absolutely nothing can happen outside of our universe

However it is true that completely different and counter-intuitive things could happen in other universes if the multiverse theory is a thing
#3930 to #3929 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
If I can nail your mom, anything is possible.
User avatar #3931 to #3930 - iceguy (01/22/2015) [-]
god fucking dammit
#3928 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
>Disliking my comment because I'm right

User avatar #3924 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/21/2015) [-]
Does anyone else here have a very hard time trusting the social sciences?
User avatar #3922 - loomiss (01/21/2015) [-]
Anyone willing to skype and help me with my pre-calculus math homework (freshman in college) and this shit is beating my ass
User avatar #3923 to #3922 - xsnowshark (01/21/2015) [-]
Post a few pictures of the harder problems.
#3914 - anonymous (01/19/2015) [-]
"You" are just a category of a mass of particles. So because you've categorized a massive amount of particles as you, it's suddenly something new? I don't think so. You don't exist, bud.
User avatar #3960 to #3914 - derpoman (01/24/2015) [-]
It's a categorization of one specific mass of particles.
That's like saying just because we say there's one orange in a basket, that isn't the case because it is made out of particles.

You can't put into question categorization simply because we all come from the same basic building blocks.
#3921 to #3914 - anonymous (01/20/2015) [-]
Sure I exist. I AM just a specific combination of particles, but so are stars and protons. If you took any of the subatomic particles and rearranged them in the specific order of my body, you would only get me. You would have my exact brain structure and by extension, all my memories and skills and knowledge, but you would also have my exact genetic history, as well as a complete description of my physical body. All these things exist and since I am the summation of all these things, I exist.   
   
If things don't exist because they aren't fundamental, then protons don't exist, atoms don't exist. That's just dumb
Sure I exist. I AM just a specific combination of particles, but so are stars and protons. If you took any of the subatomic particles and rearranged them in the specific order of my body, you would only get me. You would have my exact brain structure and by extension, all my memories and skills and knowledge, but you would also have my exact genetic history, as well as a complete description of my physical body. All these things exist and since I am the summation of all these things, I exist.

If things don't exist because they aren't fundamental, then protons don't exist, atoms don't exist. That's just dumb
#3926 to #3921 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
No, it is an opinion that you exist because objectively, from the standpoint of the universe, "you" not exist. You can't have an objective definition on what area of matter (or object) is categorized as you and why that object being "you" would amount to anything.
User avatar #3961 to #3926 - abbieru (01/24/2015) [-]
"From the standpoint of the universe "you" don't exist"

You're being fucky from the beginning dude, stop trying to sound smart.
C'mon you even are speaking as anon, nobody will know you're stupid if you shut it
User avatar #3958 to #3926 - derpoman (01/24/2015) [-]
Actually objectively you do exist, you can't say you don't because if you didn't you couldn't comprehend yourself you couldn't do anything you wouldn't have an existence to question.
You physically exist as a body your thoughts memories and emotions physically exist as mental processes of the brain.

And science doesn't care what you do or do not do, that's philosophy not science.
All science does is say you are, how you decide to deal with that fact is your own problem.
#3945 to #3926 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
You have no idea what you're talking about. Science already makes the assumption that the world around us is real. What you're describing is not science. Science doesn't deal with morality, meaning of existence, whether life matters, and all that shit. Science is defined as "the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment". It's being able to predict the physical world as we perceive it by observing patterns in nature. Once again, what you are spewing is NOT science. It's opinion. There's no weight in your argument, no evidence backing it up, nothing. What you're saying is barely coherent in the first place.
#3948 to #3945 - anonymous (01/24/2015) [-]
Fuck off weeaboo.
User avatar #3950 to #3948 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
Ah you're just a troll, I thought you actually believed in what you were saying
#3953 to #3950 - anonymous (01/24/2015) [-]
Read up on Sam Harris; he attempts to prove objective morality though science. As for meaning? He hasn't thrown that out the window, either.

I do believe in what I am saying; you just appear extremely ignorant.
User avatar #3955 to #3953 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
You just rebutted with "fuck off weeaboo", if that's really the best you can do i don't believe that you really care about what you're saying. Or if you do, you don't have much behind it. It still isn't science, honestly i'd classify it as more of a pseudoscience or a philosophy. Once again, opinions on morality aren't science. You can talk about how existence has no meaning forever, it still won't constitute as anything more than an opinion. No shit we're made of subatomic particles, that doesn't mean my life is any different. Honestly i think it's really cool. Calling me ignorant for disagreeing with you isn't the basis for a debate, you've already assumed that you're right and that you cannot be convinced otherwise, so basically no matter what i say it's going to be like talking to a brick wall anyway.
User avatar #3920 to #3914 - magnuskasparov (01/20/2015) [-]
"I think, therefore I am"
#3927 to #3920 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
People just don't get it! You are nothing but a bunch of atoms.
User avatar #3915 to #3914 - subtard (01/19/2015) [-]
Congrats on being a week into your first philosophy class there bud.
#3925 to #3915 - anonymous (01/22/2015) [-]
Congrats on parroting the same juvenile response others do when presented with the truth.


You do not exist since you are a process.
User avatar #3959 to #3925 - abbieru (01/24/2015) [-]
Your combustion car disagrees on processes not being real
User avatar #3944 to #3925 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
So? It doesn't change anything about my life or how a perceive it
#3949 to #3944 - anonymous (01/24/2015) [-]
I hope you're happy with your illusions.
User avatar #3951 to #3949 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
Why wouldn't i be?
#3952 to #3951 - anonymous (01/24/2015) [-]
So, you admit these are illusions? Good. I win.
User avatar #3954 to #3952 - djequalizee (01/24/2015) [-]
That depends on your definition of illusion. The world as you know it is a construction using your 5 senses. That much is obvious. But that doesn't mean i can't enjoy it.
User avatar #3916 to #3912 - ecomp (01/19/2015) [-]
Even though this isn't a real question, I'll explain the answer.

Because forest fires, grassland fires, etc. actually stimulate a lot of growth in trees and other plants. When old, infertile trees burn up, they make way for new, smaller, young trees, and if trees were fireproof, old, dead trees would block the sunlight for smaller trees, thus killing the smaller trees. The dead trees then make the ground even more fertile, granting the smaller, new trees much more nutrients.
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