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12418860 No.12418860 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

This triggers /sci/
The arecibo telescope was destroyed because is a fake, Earth is flat, deal with it.

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>> No.12418950

>"x is not possible but one day it could"-Siense

>> No.12418957

bolt is so fast because he's pretty tall (6ft 5in). his stride is massive.
so i guess it will be possible when humans grow a few inches on average
the netherlands has the tallest average height in the world so maybe if they invested a bit more money in sport development and stopped smoking so much weed they could get there first

>> No.12418958

God scientists are fucking dumb

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12418806 No.12418806 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

how do i get more motivation and faszination for math?

what motivates you, makes you interessed in math?
can you make me interessed in math?

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And I guess a way of how to do that. Once I started thinking about how much my thoughts affect what I do, and how much media influences your thoughts I kinda found the whole act of consuming disgusting. A machine you stare into while you wait to die in a sense that affects your thinking.
And after you consume minimally you have time to do a lot, just do nothing until you're so bored you want to do math and once you start you'll see into the beauty of a conceptual world and a different frame of mind.
Start from the beginning, precalculus and discrete math 1 material.

>> No.12419181

How based can one man be? I am 26 and my media consumption has somewhat died down but still there. I really hope that I can go full autist before I go back to Uni for my masters. Any material I can read (>inb4 somebody calls me a consoomer) that ll help me with seeing things the way you see them?

>> No.12419273

Not sure, just try every day. Train every type of thinking.
I don't know about any certain book, I've read quite a lot and reading works similar to a recursive function for me.
The most important thing I find is to really be honest with yourself on a deep level without ego of what you know, while simultaneously telling only yourself that you are smart and can solve any problem when you're put in a position where you need to solve it. This way you'd know if you really understand and comprehend something, and if you don't you need to shut down your ego and quickly go through high school level material again for whatever material you're trying to understand and solve.
For me this strategy creates this certain intuitive system for me where you know what you don't know but tell yourself that you can with practise and that you should do it.
And I follow the rule that I don't understand something properly until I can visualize the system or process of it occurring abstractly.
I also stopped existing solely in my own mind, splitting my consciousness between mind, body, consumed information and environment. Makes you look at what you're really doing in a better and healthier way.
Suddenly the world stopped being this lost disgusting place and instead became a beautiful space of reason and patterns to explore. You look at everything differently, snow stops being cold and irritating in your mind but instead becomes complex and beautiful following given underlying rules.

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I live alone and basically my entire waking hour alternates between me studying for uni and playing the one video game I still enjoy. I'm worried that I will slowly end up in a position where I'll just like learning for the sake of learning and not have an overall goal. This isn't exactly a bad thing but I have a friend living almost the exact same lifestyle as me but he's diagnosed with clinical depression and lockdown restrictions really don't help.

Imo I've never had a more relaxing and enjoyable lifestyle in the past 9~ months, limiting your interactions with all the horseshit consumerist aspects of media is liberating but doing this without negating positive social interaction has been quite tough. Obviously buying shit you don't need will never bring long-term happiness but it's still easier to live this lifestyle and I think you have to experience some hedonism before you can fully make up your mind. Accumulating material wealth will always be easier than spiritual wealth, it's a shitty platitude but it's true and it's probably why many billionaires end up doing philanthropic work when they're finished pillaging the world (assuming they're not just building their legacy).

>> No.12419471

I stopped doing anything but reading books & browsing /sci/ & /biz/ when I was 17 due to the ultimate blackpill that behavioural psychology is, so I had assumed that you were the same. however, these two posts proved that we are very different, and I wonder how have you achieved this level. after the aforementioned blackpill, I just became somewhat depressed. The only thing that has kept me going for the past year (I'm now 18) is the dream of becoming a quant. I don't even feel anything anymore, just doing what is required for this goal, and hoping that one day something will change in my life.
Now that you have my background, would you please provide me with any advice regarding this? For example, I don't understand what you mean by
> I also stopped existing solely in my own mind, splitting my consciousness between mind, body, consumed information and environment. Makes you look at what you're really doing in a better and healthier way.

I have tried to minimize the inner dialogue (since it's slow), and relearn visualising stuff for entertainment (when I was 13-15, I would close my eyes and sometimes a green circle appeared, which I would then watch as it expands and does other weird things).
Is that what you mean?

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12418792 No.12418792 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

From the UK guidance on the Pfizer vaccine. I ain't a doctor, is there any scientific reason I should be worried about fertility?
>inb4 hurr durr u won't sex anyway har har

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>> No.12418893

Still beats the alternative of people continuing to breed as they are.

>> No.12418898

look up Gardasil

>> No.12418905

>As of April 2014, more than 170 million doses of Gardasil had been distributed worldwide.[55] The vaccine was tested in thousands of females (ages 9 to 26).[56] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider the vaccine to be safe. It does not contain mercury, thiomersal, live viruses or dead viruses, but virus-like particles, which cannot reproduce in the human body.[56]


>> No.12418966

If you're concerned, don't ask on 4chan because this place is disinformation central. Ask your doctor.

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12418783 No.12418783 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

why dont protons spin slow down over time

>> No.12418805

they don't spin

>> No.12418807

quantum mechanics. certain quantities can only have discrete values.

>> No.12418829

bro time particles lmao, just spin slower than time. like what if you snort a line of quarks and they quantum teleport back outside of you? wouldn't that make, like, a quantum nuke or something, broooo

like, scientifically speaking, man

>> No.12418847


Well why would the spin slow down?

Not friction, not air resistance. I see no reason why it would slow down.

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12418742 No.12418742 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Is there some drug that causes narcolepsy or whose withdrawal causes narcolepsy?

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I mean permanent narcolepsy as a nasty side effect, not sleeping pills

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12418719 No.12418719 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>If you can’t see it, you can’t be it
What do you think of the war cry of the women / diversity in stem movement /sci/? Do you think you need to see something to be something? Did you need to see some figure in order to aspire to be an engineer, mathematician or scientist? What of the first engineers, mathematicians and scientists, how did they come across their theories and manage to change paradigms without seeing someone first?

>> No.12418726

I don't think much about it if at all. The west as a complex system and super-organism is pretty much dead. I mostly just think about systems, or rather I only think in systems.

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12418700 No.12418700 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Reading Hobbes now, doesn't his work predate Newtons?
Is Newton only regaled due to the mathematical proofs?

>> No.12418724

Big scientific breakthroughs are just a consequence of small incremental steps.

>> No.12418752

Redpill me on Hobbes

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12418658 No.12418658 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

So I hear a lot of people saying that they're nervous about mRNA vaccines because they're new. Moreover, people rather frequently claim that one year is not enough to demonstrate safety of the technique of mRNA vaccination. However, some of these concerns are based on incomplete knowledge of the history of mRNA vaccination. While these types of vaccines are relatively novel, they are not nearly as novel as people tend to think.

The first demonstration of an expression response following mRNA injection dates back to 1990 [1], and a numerous clinical trials have been done since that time. Some examples can be found here: [2-4]. These studies include monitoring participants for adverse events for extended periods of time, far longer than the claims I often see here. See [5] for a good overview of safety assessments of vaccination using mRNA platforms.

Aside from that, people often forget that the field of mRNA therapeutics as a whole is even older [6; pic related]. This field has been concerned with any potential adverse events that it could produce. Nevertheless, the predominant reason for why mRNA based therapeutics haven't yet taken off full scale aren't safety concerns, but methodological issues stemming from the instability of mRNA in vivo. It tends to be broken down quickly, and requires some degree of stabilization for it to be able to reach its therapeutic potential. With recent advances, these obstacles have now been overcome. The point here is that the intrinsic instability of mRNA is something that strongly acts *against* the potential for long-term adverse effects.

So we know that the technique is safe, and now that we know it works, it's time to start rolling it out.

1: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/247/4949/1465
2: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18481387/
3: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28754494/
4: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28457665/
5: https://www.nature.com/articles/nrd.2017.243
6: https://www.nature.com/articles/nrd4278

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>> No.12419332

That's fine, I'm not advocating forced vaccination and if you'd rather not take it then I don't have an issue with that.

I'm just trying to dispel the myths here, because there are a lot of them going around.

>> No.12419343

I have a few questions.

So, you need to take 3 shots over time until you finally have the full protection. How long will you have adequate protection after these 3 shots? Will you need to any more shots in the future to maintain protection?

>> No.12419357

fair enough, get as many of the normies to test it out. i would like to see mrna vaxs even more developed, especially since they may be applied to cancer treatments. i just wanted to let you guys here on this esoteric laotian finger painting assembly line know there is still some reason for hesitation. and given the option of chadox1-s i think it's the safer bet rn even if its got less efficacy.

>> No.12419407

Two shots actually, not three.

How long immunity lasts is somewhat of an open question, but some initial inference can be made: after infection with the virus itself, antibody levels drop down after a while, but T-cell immunity appears to remain steady, at least for the 8 month longitudinal studies that have been conducted thus far. This means that after some time (months) you'll likely lose sterilizing immunity (i.e. you cannot get sick), but you'll retain base immunity (meaning that if you're re-infected, you won't get very sick). Whether you'd need a follow up shot depends on your risk group: probably not necessary for some years if you're young and healthy.

>> No.12419479

>mrna vaxs even more developed, especially since they may be applied to cancer treatments
Me too. mRNA therapeutics in general are astoundingly promising, and could potentially also be applied to neurodegenerative and auto-immune disease like Huntingtons and MS. That's the upside of this pandemic: it poured a shit ton of resources into getting this stuff off the ground.

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12418645 No.12418645 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>performs self-lobotomy with meme

aaaahhh, science! The art of resource-reducing certain neuron clusters and cycles for personal choice pursuit maximization!

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12418639 No.12418639 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hi /sci/
I'm looking to try and line up an apprenticeship in carpentry about mid next year. I have an intermediate knowledge of maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and square measurements). I know geometry and trigonometry are two that would be important to know and I'm confident its not to late to learn these things properly, so could any of you please recommend some good textbook or references?

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>> No.12418682

you can google 'high school geometry free pdf'
or go ask >>>/diy/

>> No.12418725

well there you go, I just learned something

>> No.12418778

geometry + trig an absolute must. How do you even do calculations with angles?
A step further would be multivariable calculus to study volumes. A think mech eng or civil eng programme would be best for you anon.

>> No.12418948

food for thought

>> No.12419215

Study what they call "college algebra" and trigonometry. I recommend the book Algebra and Trigonometry by Swokowski and Cole. Older editions are great and can be gotten for $15 or so. This is what I used to get back into math at the age of 21. And I now have an MS in mechanical engineering.


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I've got some spare time now to read more and im looking for books that you think change the way you think. specifically books that give good frameworks to understanding maths and science. im not sure if that makes sense, but if you can think of a book you've read that matches that (or really any science and math related book) then id love to hear about them

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Fuck euclid.

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GED if you have autism, and if you don't, please gtfo

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>> No.12419165

GEB if you have autism, and if you don't gtfo

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12418611 No.12418611 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Scientifically speaking, what is the explanation for the Ed McMahon Mandela effect? It doesn't seem plausible that it could be explained by bad memory.


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12418607 No.12418607 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Are designer babies going to be the future of Mankind?

>> No.12418615

no, but there will probably be an everyman's stack that gets rid of awful, single bp genetic disorders

>> No.12418646

They will be the future, but not of mankind.

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12418599 No.12418599 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Why hypothesis testing is a statistical but not scientific?

>> No.12418612

significance levels are arbitrary

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12418558 No.12418558 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Why does the (((vaccine))) need to be stored at -70 degrees until injection? Some people are saying it is because it has nanobots in it that activate when the heat changes from your body temp. No vaccine ever had these specification before this one. Is this true nerds?


>> No.12418603

it's a new technology, mRNA virus and mRNA is fragile and won't remain intact long at high temps

>> No.12418604


mRNA vaccine*

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12418525 No.12418525 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What is the evolutionary explanation for polygamy?

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>> No.12419294

Because they are being propped to be the most excellent slaves. Extreme consumers, vain and easily selling out their people and easily controlled.

>> No.12419305

god that is disgusting

>> No.12419322

Does Polygamy lead to uglier women?
even the munters get to breed with desperate men instead of being rejected?

>> No.12419329

the average women is a 5/6

It's males who are ugly.
Ugly people don't reproduce under sexual capitalism.

Look up how ugly are indians, who use arranged marriages.

>> No.12419415

No, stronger selection in men leads to a healthier population full stop. One of the explanations for gender existing *at all* is that it allows for half the population to bear heavy selective pressure while preserving parental investment in children.

Consider a situation where all humans are selected strongly, regardless of gender. A tenth of people have some ten children, and everybody else gets no kids. Sure, we'll have a strong gene pool, but there's less investment in child rearing because every parent is balancing their 20 kids.

Alternatively, you could have weak selection across all people regardless of gender. Everybody only replaces themselves, fully investing in child reading but relaxing selective maintenance of the gene pool.

Gender (female mate choice in particular) gives you both. Women have between 1 and three children while only the most fit / desirable men have 3-6 (or more) kids.

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12418523 No.12418523 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Help anons HELP!!

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>> No.12418590

If there were one methylene between the ketone and alkene I'd believe this to be unambigiously correct.
A little more difficult to get there with 2 methylenes, still doable

>> No.12418616

it attacks both. there are like 3-4 equilibria going on here

>> No.12418686

Thank you kind anons for your precious time !!

>> No.12418771

lmao you could literally have 4-5 different products and reactions.

>> No.12418932

doesnt matter now it was a quiz and it got over

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12418516 No.12418516 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Why do they do it?

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>> No.12418676

For the benefit of mankind

>> No.12418858

you know... posts like this one will cause you cancer 10-15 years from now... karma always gets rebalanced

>> No.12419015

>Ok then how come I can't see the qt waving at me anymore?
Did you use an adblocker?

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everyone deserves free access to education. cry about it faggot

>> No.12419094

>telling the truth gets you cancer because of karmic principle
Highly unscientific.

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12418500 No.12418500 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>Mathematician: How to write 4 in between a 5?
>China: Is this a Joke?
>Japan: Impossible!
>America: The question's wrong!!
>UK: Rubbish !!
>India: F(IV)E This is the reason you find Indians everywhere in the world in finance, business, medicine, engineering & arts... anything to do with optimising your brain!!
>British: Can u Swim?
>Indian: No
>British: Then a Dog is Better den u because It Swims. Indian: Can u Swim?
>British: Yes!
>Indian: Then What's the Difference between u & Dog… British Shocked,Faints!! Indian Rocks!
>European : Y do U indians come in all colors, look at us,we R all white..?
>Abdul Kalam: Horses too come in different colors but donkeys R all the same..!!!
>Einstein & a Indian sitting next to each other on a long flight...
>Einstein says:
>"Let's play a game...
>I will ask you a question,
>if you don't know the answer,
>you pay me only $5
>if I don't know the answer,
>I will pay you $500..."
>Einstein asks the first question:
>What's the distance from the Earth to the Moon...?
>Indian doesn't say a word,
>Reaches his pocket,
>Pulls out a $5...
>It's the indian turn...
>He asks Einstein:
>What goes up a hill with 3 legs
>comes down on 4 legs..?
>Einstein searches the net and asks all his smart friends...
>After an hour he gives Indian $500...
>Einstein going nuts and asks:
>so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four..?
>Indian reaches his pocket and gives Einstein $5...
>Einstein fainted.....
>Send to all Indians all over the globe!

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>> No.12418626

take it to the loo, poo

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