Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by genuinemommy, Nov 21, 2011.
Man, that takes all the fun out it...
I'm hoping that Obama re-invests into NASA this term.
Did you know photons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.
I like this. And I know what you meant. But the typos just derail something that could flow so easily and smoothly.
M R Pigs
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That is what I get for being on-call and getting one hour sleep. I can no longer form a complete sentence.
Am I a complex carbohydrate because I am slowly breaking down???
**and Amateur Scientist is beyond Einstein...cue mad scientist laugh....Bwaaaahahahahahahahahh!!!
Song of the elements
*sung to the tune of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General of "The Pirates of Penzance."
** remember to breathe...
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium (inhale)
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium and barium.
There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium
And phosphorous and francium and fluorine and terbium
And manganese and mercury, molybdinum, magnesium,
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium
And lead, praseodymium, platinum, plutonium,
Paladium, promethium, potassium, polonium,
Tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium, (inhale)
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.
There's sulfur, californium and fermium, berkelium
And also mendelevium, einsteinium and nobelium
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and rhodium
And chlorine, cobalt, carbon, copper,
Tungsten, tin and sodium.
We smell bad too...
THE PHYSICISTS' BILL OF RIGHTS
To approximate all problems to ideal cases.
To use order of magnitude calculations whenever deemed necessary (i.e. whenever one can get away with it).
To use the rigorous method of "squinting" for solving problems more complex than the addition of positive real integers.
To dismiss all functions which diverge as "nasty" and "unphysical."
To invoke the uncertainty principle when confronted by
confused mathematicians, chemists, engineers, psychologists, dramatists, and other lower scientists.
When pressed by non-physicists for an explanation of (4) to mumble in a sneering tone of voice something about physically naive mathematicians.
To equate two sides of an equation which are dimensionally inconsistent,
with a suitable comment to the effect of, "Well, we are interested in the order of magnitude anyway."
To the extensive use of "bastard notations" where conventional mathematics will not work.
To invent fictitious forces to delude the general public.
To justify shaky reasoning on the basis that it gives the right answer.
To cleverly choose convenient initial conditions, using the principle of general triviality.
To use plausible arguments in place of proofs, and thenceforth refer to these arguments as proofs.
To take on faith any principle which seems right but cannot be proved.
Swap a few terms and you've described the typical religious fanatic.
If you're saying many scientists are like religious fanatics...then you'd be right.
Why do you think it's so hard to get published sometimes? ...much less recognized.
It's ironic...Funny, eh?
Separate names with a comma.