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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Jun '17 19:48
    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170404-the-physics-that-tells-us-what-the-universe-is-made-of
  2. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    06 Jun '17 22:26
    Cave man figured out physics. Kinda lets move on now.
  3. 07 Jun '17 08:02
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170404-the-physics-that-tells-us-what-the-universe-is-made-of
    Electrons in orbit around the nucleus? Is Bohr's model still alive?

    61 (known) particles, and this is only 5% of the universe? Where will better knowledge of black matter and energy lead us?

    Not so much cave men physics, is it?
  4. 07 Jun '17 09:19
    Originally posted by apathist
    Cave man figured out physics. Kinda lets move on now.
    But it took Newton to discover that objects fall.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Jun '17 11:43
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    But it took Newton to discover that objects fall.
    Nah, dinosaurs figured that one out 66 million years ago
  6. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    14 Jun '17 01:06
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    But it took Newton to discover that objects fall.
    The golden age!
  7. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    14 Jun '17 01:17 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    ... Where will better knowledge of black matter and energy lead us?

    Not so much cave men physics, is it?
    True. We're in the age of Inventing Stuff That Makes Our Math Successful.

    I tried turning that into a better acronym, but they got consistently more offensive.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm a science fan. But this is a real thing. Think of how we process the incredible amount of data from the particle accelerators.

    We're out of our league. Real progress won't happen until ai comes on line.

    edit istmoms
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jun '17 18:16
    Originally posted by apathist
    True. We're in the age of Inventing Stuff That Makes Our Math Successful.

    I tried turning that into a better acronym, but they got consistently more offensive.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm a science fan. But this is a real thing. Think of how we process the incredible amount of data from the particle accelerators.

    We're out of our league. Real progress won't happen until ai comes on line.

    edit istmoms
    And if that AI decides humans know too much already, then what?
  9. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    14 Jun '17 19:30
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    And if that AI decides humans know too much already, then what?
    Pull the plug?
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jun '17 21:28
    Originally posted by apathist
    Pull the plug?
    That would be the first thing an AI more intelligent than the best human would think of. Ok, secret bank account set up by slicing off a bit of the treasury, signing in workers to make a hidden power supply just in case......
  11. 15 Jun '17 09:28
    Beware of the Skynet!
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Jun '17 17:13
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Beware of the Skynet!
    Forewarned is forearmed. I hope.
  13. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    16 Jun '17 17:18
    Restraining bolt.