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  1. Thread: Dark Energy

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    Science would not be fun without the mystery of...

    Science would not be fun without the mystery of the unknown.
  2. Two people control the Democratic agenda-...

    Two people control the Democratic agenda- Munchkin and Cinema.
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    The well rounded and well educated person should...

    The well rounded and well educated person should have some exposure to the intellectual traditions of both East and West.
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    QaNon may have been on the right track about...

    QaNon may have been on the right track about corrupt politicians trafficking underage girls, they just had the wrong party.
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    E=MC2 is a mathematical consequence of the theory...

    E=MC2 is a mathematical consequence of the theory of special relativity, it is not, strictly speaking, the theory itself.

    The accelerating expansion of the universe discovered in the 1990s...
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    I for one do not necessarily think we have to...

    I for one do not necessarily think we have to have a scientific answer for everything. I do not think we need, nor does one necessarily exist, a scientific explanation for art, imagination, charity,...
  7. It's a good reminder that Trump was the one who...

    It's a good reminder that Trump was the one who ordered a national lockdown.
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    Liz Cheney may be a staunch conservative, but she...

    Liz Cheney may be a staunch conservative, but she at least has the character to stand up for the rule of law.
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    I always maintained that choosing to be a...

    I always maintained that choosing to be a steadfast Trump supporter was a bellweather indicator of poor character.

    In order to support, defend, run cover for Trump, one would literally have to...
  10. Thread: Dark Energy

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    Einstein was at the forefront transforming...

    Einstein was at the forefront transforming long-accepted scientific dogma into something entirely new.

    I believe he would be the first to say scientific knowledge and theories are provisional and...
  11. Thread: Dark Energy

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    Explain how.

    Explain how.
  12. Thread: Dark Energy

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    Okay, I did not recognize the spelling, but this...

    Okay, I did not recognize the spelling, but this is the Qi that the Confucians articulated 2,500 years ago.

    A Qi life force obviously has no scientific confirmation, but I can see why the concept...
  13. Thread: Dark Energy

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    I do not even like the word laws, because it...

    I do not even like the word laws, because it implies permanent and immutable.

    Only mathematical theorems are immutable and a offer glimpse into ultimate knowledge.

    Scientific theories are...
  14. Thread: Dark Energy

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    for sure My sense is that having a working...

    for sure

    My sense is that having a working knowledge of cosmology, general relativity, quantum mechanics gives one a sense of awe about the cosmos in a way that Genesis and Exodus really don't.
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  15. Thread: Dark Energy

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    It is really cool. In some ways I believe a...

    It is really cool.

    In some ways I believe a true scientist looks upon the universe with a sense of awe and quasi-reverence in a way that even a devout bible thumper doesn't.
  16. Thread: Dark Energy

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    thanks According to the dictionary definition,...

    thanks

    According to the dictionary definition, universal is a word perfectly acceptable when applying a truth applicable across the cosmos, or when just talking about something which is broadly...
  17. Thread: Dark Energy

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    I can see where you would think the term...

    I can see where you would think the term Universal is a loaded word.

    I was using the word in the sense Thomas Jefferson used it in the declaration of independence > A self evident universal truth,...
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    To me, age of legal drinking, age of legal...

    To me, age of legal drinking, age of legal voting, marriage rituals, burial rituals, are social artifacts and cultural values.

    Human culture and society have a wide range of acceptable practices....
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    Trump knows his base, and he is playing to his...

    Trump knows his base, and he is playing to his base: he knows they love lying, sleaziness, petty grudges, and narcissism.
  20. Thread: Dark Energy

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    I guess I was using the word "universal" in a...

    I guess I was using the word "universal" in a different way in those two contexts.

    It the context of physics, I use the word universal in a cosmological context. It applies to the cosmos.

    In...
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    World class medical doctors get paid good money,...

    World class medical doctors get paid good money, some of them far more than Dr. Fauci.
  22. Thread: Dark Energy

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    It is nice to know what the values of these...

    It is nice to know what the values of these constants are, and how to use them in engineering and space flight applications.
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    Basically the universal contants just are what...

    Basically the universal contants just are what they are...

    We cannot derive them from any laws of physics or chemistry

    We only know about them from experimental measurement.

    It just is...
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    The normal matter and energy we can see or detect...

    The normal matter and energy we can see or detect - aka, atoms, photons, radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum - only account for about 5 percent of the universe.

    We don't know what the...
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    Not really a fan of universal physical constants....

    Not really a fan of universal physical constants.

    They are scientifically unsatisfactory .

    We can only know about them from experimental observation. We cannot derive them from first...
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