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Go to: Muslim extremists storm Irshad's book launch in Amsterdam

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A new day but that same old islamic shit. I imagine 100 years later people would have good laugh reading all these islamic idiocy. Imaginary allah has all the fun.

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:20:52 UTC | #911164

Go to: [Update 1/21] Rajasthan police invented plot - A WRITER UNDER THREAT, AGAIN

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I shall be arriving in Jaipur later today, and hope to hear more of the inside story.

Most people of Rajasthan are pious Hindu and Jain and very much complacent with their gods. They are mostly vegetarian (they consider milk in the category of vegetables). Most people of Rajasthan consider eating non-vegetarian food as a taboo. Cast system is also very prevalent there. Some people boast that they are from higher Bramhin cast or other. Marriage is mostly arranged and within same cast and also underage marriage is prevalent. This time weather must be cold and very dry there. Good luck at your India visit. I hope that your talk would kindle some zealot religious ignorant people and broaden some narrow mind.

Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:20:10 UTC | #910660

Go to: Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests

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In this context The Daily Show was funnier than the Colbert Report.

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:02:29 UTC | #910275

Go to: South African church billboard banned following atheist complaint

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Here is a counter billboard.

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:14:54 UTC | #909856

Go to: Symphony of Science - The Greatest Show on Earth! A music video about Evolution

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Cleverly done. I have seen BBC Life, Planet earth, First life. A lot of credit definitely goes to the cameraman and BBC life "on location" featured that. There is another beautiful documentary with stunning camera performance called "Speed of life" (not narrated by David Attenborough).

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:09:25 UTC | #909575

Go to: Growing use of Sharia by UK Muslims

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Islam is the top misogynistic religion. Get yourself properly educated and established and abandon your religion, like Taslima Nasrin did. There is no other way out now. Islamic community is proud to represent the largest number of doofus in the world and they sworn to keep this record till death. Muhammad (Poo be upon him).

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:34:29 UTC | #908889

Go to: Edge challenges leading thinkers to name their 'favourite explanations'

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and that world contains factors such as temperature and entropy, then my feeling is that complexity will inevitably arise from simplicity because it seems like complexity can be a powerful catalyst for increasing entropy. There is nothing we know of as complex as life, and so in a world that is running down, becoming ever less ordered, life will appear and will be naturally selected.

Our body is not an isolated system. We intake food (mass) to grow and develop from a zygote to an adult. As we grow our body become more complex. Our body is complex but relatively ordered. This relative orderliness is at the cost of something getting disordered in the surrounding. When we take, for example rice, the big (and ordered) carbohydrate molecules are turning simple and simpler molecules (more in number as compared to the number of big carbohydrate molecules) and eventually get excreted and disorderliness arises at the surrounding.

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:06:31 UTC | #908651

Go to: Edge challenges leading thinkers to name their 'favourite explanations'

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Matters - observed in different states, structures, shapes, compositions, colors, smell and with other different properties are at their fundamental level nothing but different combinations of the same constituents (subatomic particles).

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:21:44 UTC | #908598

Go to: Krauss finds something in nothing

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asu news - sceicne & tech

Please correct the spelling of "science". It's a sore in the eye.

[Ouch. Sorry. Now fixed! The mods]

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:14:24 UTC | #905217

Go to: Krauss finds something in nothing

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PREACHER: What happened before the big bang?

ME: Time began along with space.

PREACHER: But what happened before then?

ME: There was no 'before then' - time began along with space.

PREACHER: .....but what happened before then?

As far as I know time, space, matter came into existence right after big bang. I have no clue in what sense you are stating that way.

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:57:46 UTC | #905216

Go to: Delete anti-religious posts: Court to networking sites

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It's a stupid Delhi court and not the supreme court. Someday they will tell people not to take non-veg food too. Constitution of India states that India is a secular country. Stupid religious sentimental crap.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 14:00:39 UTC | #904919

Go to: Afterword from Lawrence Krauss' New Book - A Universe From Nothing

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Even the last remaining trump card of the theologian, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” shrivels up before your eyes as you read these pages. If On the Origin of Species was biology’s deadliest blow to supernaturalism, we may come to see A Universe from Nothing as the equivalent from cosmology. The title means exactly what it says. And what it says is devastating.

How poetic of you!

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:45:58 UTC | #903870

Go to: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani could be hanged in Iran

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So I still don't know what the problem is you have with Muslim's being circumcised. You said

circumcised bastards which sounds like you don't like them because they have been circumcised

rather than

circumcising bastards which would sound like you didn't like them because they circumcise others.

Apologies if this is just a language confusion.

Michael

Got your point. Thanks for the clarification.

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:19:52 UTC | #903253

Go to: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani could be hanged in Iran

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Sounds to me more like an attack on people because they are circumcised than an attack on the actual practice.

Who created and practise those practices?

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:42:06 UTC | #903236

Go to: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani could be hanged in Iran

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What's your problem with circumcision ?

Michael

Because it's as disgusting as nipple sucking islamic sadomasochistic bastards. For goodness sake, let us not be damned respectful to such barbaric religion and their despicable followers.

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:36:19 UTC | #903235

Go to: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani could be hanged in Iran

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How many times Islam and its circumcised bastards have to prove that it's the evil most religion.

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:27:39 UTC | #903037

Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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Irreparable loss of exceptional thinker in the world of rational thinking.

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:37:57 UTC | #901397

Go to: The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

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Comment 56 by mtgilbert :

Isn't brilliant atheist something of an oxymoron?

No, it isn't. Brilliant is redundant here. Atheists are brilliant.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:05:58 UTC | #890139

Go to: What are you agnostic about?

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Agnosticism isn't only about uncertainty, although it may seem like it is. To be agnostic is to be open to possibilities, to accept that reality may not be the way you believe it is. It's also more.

You sound like David Eagleman.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:40:17 UTC | #890066

Go to: What are you agnostic about?

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:35:46 UTC | #890065

Go to: The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

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Anybody can make a list of his own choice and ranking. Here is my list: 1. Richard Dawkins 2. Christopher Hitchens 3. Sam Harris 4. Daniel Dennett ...

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:22:01 UTC | #890062

Go to: Women & Islam: The rise and rise of the convert

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Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:11:32 UTC | #888697

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 351 by Tyler Durden :

Evidence for radiation analogous to that predicted near black holes by Hawking has been found in the emission of optical filaments propagating through glass.

Indeed, horizon effects and a stimulated form of Hawking radiation have recently been explicitly observed in the vicinity of an obstacle placed in an open channel flow. However, the question has remained open as to whether these analog gravity systems also generate the spontaneous thermal radiation Hawking predicted.

Hawking Radiation from Ultrashort Laser Pulse Filaments - Belgiorno et al (2010)

So, Hawking radiation is empirically observed. But, here black hole is of main interest, whether we can detect it happening from the "real thing" (black hole) or not.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:44:14 UTC | #888664

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 346 by Graxan :

On the Earth's Core question.

The earth is said to lose approx. 1 °C every 10 million years.

Where from you get that?

So in 10 billion years the core will be down to 4430 °C, still pretty warm.

What made you think of such linear correlation?

Did the earth core from its birth (4.5 billion years ago) lose its temperature at that rate?

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:51:29 UTC | #888612

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 340 by Jos Gibbons :

329 – general relativity and the fluid mechanics of perfect fluids are so mathematically similar there is an equivalent of black holes in fluids from which sound (not light) cannot escape, analogously called sonic black holes or dumb holes. Some predictions of general relativity that cannot feasibly be tested yet with astronomy because the signal would be too weak can have their equivalent prediction in fluid mechanics tested in the lab with comparably easy experiments. The Hawking radiation of dumb holes is one example of such a “we can do it with the fluid version but not the real thing” test.

344 - the rate at which a black hole emits energy in Hawking radiation is inversely proportional to its mass squared, so theoretically a dinky black hole would give off noticeable amounts of Hawking radiation.

So like dark matter, Hawking radiation is not empirically observed.

330 – the way you tell dark matter apart from a black hole is partly from the fact black holes tear plasma from the surface of nearby stars, producing detectable X–rays; it's also partly from how black holes can make stars wobble. Dark matter, as far as we can tell, comes not in discrete lumps but in a diffuse distribution through the galaxy, so its effects tend to be different. Indeed, the reason dark matter was first suspected was that outer stars went around the centre of the galaxy so fast the gravity of the known mass of the galaxy couldn't be holding them in place.

Well, Jos, you have taken the question out of context. What you had said is familiar to me. Anyway, thanks.

We can detect black hole if there is a star nearby, but if there is no star nearby how can it be detected? You said Hawking radiation of the object of interest is not empirically observed still now.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:35:45 UTC | #888608

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 334 by Anaximander :

I don't know. Light goes through the dark matter, not through a black hole. And dark matter objects are often bigger than galaxies; a black hole that size would be extremely massive.

What do you mean by dark matter object? As far as I know it is present everywhere in the universe even at your surroundings and just not interacting with matters.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:38:37 UTC | #888591

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 337 by Anaximander :

Can we detect Hawking radiation?

At least from a mini black hole.

How? What are the detection techniques?

How size of the black hole effects the detection of Hawking radiation?

What do you mean by "mini"? How many square mile?

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:33:47 UTC | #888589

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 332 by Quine :

The core will not get a chance to solidify before the Sun expands to cause the whole planet to go molten again. That assumes some future civilization has not disassembled the planet for raw material to build things elsewhere, first.

There are a lot of things that can happen, say within the next few billion years before sun evolves into a red giant and devours our planet. Human (or any kind of life) may not survive due to dangers like collision with big asteroids, the gamma ray burst or one of the stars in a binary system may have the collision course with our planet or sun, or merging of Milky way with Andromeda. Some of these cosmic phenomena may not allow our Sun to survive for next five billion years.

But the thing is that we can calculate that sun is going to survive with glory in the next five billion years by estimating its nuclear fusion fuel content. We can predict that without considering its possibility of dying before its estimated life expectancy.

Likewise, my point was that the factors that control and maintain the earth core in hot liquid state, can we get an idea of when it will cool down and solidify.

Anyway, thanks for the comment.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:24:58 UTC | #888585

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 321 by Anaximander :

The Sun and other stars emit electromagnetic radiation; dark matter objects don't.

Black holes can also behave like gravitational lens. How would you differentiate now?

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:35:46 UTC | #888498

Go to: Stupid and clever questions for people who understand the physics

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Comment 327 by Jos Gibbons :

They emit Hawking radiation.

Can we detect Hawking radiation?

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:30:26 UTC | #888494