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21) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1567329)
Posted 5 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Time travel in the forward direction is possible and most likely inevitable for long distance high speed space travellers. But I doubt that anyone will ever invent a machine that you can step into, push a button, and seconds later step out into a different time, either forward or backward.

I totally agree!

22) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1566993)
Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I understand your skepticism, and I share it.
Here is the embedded link explaining a little bit.

Nature Communications owns Scientific American, so this is a bit more reputable source.

All they did is use current knowledge of quantum mechanics to work some equations.
Mathematical evidence is certainly not conclusive, but it is more than there was. I personally don't think we will ever have a mechanism to travel back in time, even for an elementary particle, but I will look at evidence. If they can back it up with experimental proof, then I would be more open to the idea, once I understand the mechanism. Without experimental proof, it is just numbers.

23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1566950)
Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
In the article, there is no need for faster than light travel, and they have only theorized about it at the photon level. I am quite skeptical, but am willing to look at evidence whether it agrees with my current understanding or not.

After learning that something actually lived on the surface of the space station for some time, caused me to re-think my position on life traveling on comets or asteroids, instead of just the building blocks. I still think it is more likely the building blocks could be transported over millions of years, rather than life itself, but now I think there might be a possibility that some form of life could survive millions of years in a space environment.

As to time travel, the math is working at a very small scale, but like M-theory, nothing experimental has been done to confirm it.

24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1566936)
Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I am not sure what to make of this, but it is interesting.

25) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1562177)
Posted 25 Aug 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
FalconFly i agree the PSU's i have been using should be enough but there simply not and i can't understand why this is happening even if they only produce 60% of there power it should be enough but it's not .

I have always used Intel and i tell you what if the next PSU fails within a month i'm going to trash this piece of crap and go back to intel and never never use AMD again

The fact that the same PSU used in a Intel q8400 shows the 12 volt at 12.55 at idle and the AMD says 12.3 tells me there is no PSU that will work with this chip at full load and nobody has explained why the voltage is different i suspect it's using a higher voltage to start off with and there is the main problem unless you can explain the difference i can see me trashing this chip and board .

I have ask AMD the same question in a email i just sent to them if they say what your saying i'm gona get real peed off with them

Was the old PSU a single rail?
Wattage is really a secondary consideration, as I have seen 1250 watt PSU, that had multiple 12 Volt rails. The problem with that, is that a CPU or GPU combination can use up all the current for a given rail, while being no where near the wattage limit for the supply.

I use a Corsair AX1200 supply with a single 100.4 amp rail, and ran a heavy load of 975 watts on it for years. It may be getting tired now, but the key was single rail. they have a new Corsair AX1500i that has a single 125 Amp rail.

Wattage is important, but make sure you have all the needed current on your rail, and it won't matter if the CPU is Intel or AMD. If GPU's are loading down the PSU, the CPU will sense it quickly, and possibly crash. A single rail system makes that very unlikely.

26) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1562024)
Posted 25 Aug 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Just stick to 1 that only has one beefy 12V rail in it, leave the dual/multi-rail 1's alone.


This is very good advice. Single rail PSU's are the way to go.

27) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Stardust Team Reports Discovery of First Potential Interstellar Space Particles (Message 1557062)
Posted 14 Aug 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Very cool Lynn! That was very interesting.
Thank you for posting that.

28) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1556175)
Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor

29) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Wildfires In Northern California Threaten The Search For Alien Life (Message 1552649)
Posted 5 Aug 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor

30) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1546519)
Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
OK. Let me be a bit more direct. By understanding how the Bible got here and why, what it says, and how it contradicts itself, it makes decoding human DNA from such a questionable source, impossible except in your own mind.

31) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1546505)
Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
you need one of the hand-written originals

As I pointed out by linking you to Bart Ehrman's research, there are no original texts. Only copies of copies, and they were changing constantly.

I know you only looked at two minutes of each video, so you didn't get the evidence. This is true for both the old and new testaments. Bart looked at the oldest texts in existence, then the newer ones to develop a time line of what was added and when. Many times he can even explain why.

The Old Testament had at least 40 different authors, and was written over 1600 years. The new testament had thousands of authors, and evolved as church leaders tried to explain the inconsistencies and differences. It didn't even become a Bible until about 300 years after the time Jesus was alive.

There was so much evidence you passed up, because you only saw two minutes of each video, and decided you didn't like what you heard.

32) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1545063)
Posted 20 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I have my money on Bart Ehrman. He has done the research, and isn't teaching theology, but history.

What you claim as your research is the biggest pile of nonsense I have ever read.

That is my opinion.

33) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1544872)
Posted 20 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I think the actual answer is much more simple for a change.
Did you watch the second video I posted?

This describes the process that the scribes changed the texts. There were both accidental and deliberate changes. When a certain manuscript went to one section of the region, future copies from that region were changed based on what they were given, and didn't have the changes that went to other regions.

There were numerous meetings between theologians arguing about the different versions. Which ever version won out became Orthodox, and the versions that did not win out became Heretic.

Jesus was not originally though of as God or even the Son of God. That came later as rulers attempted to unify their subjects.

This link describes that process, once again in video, so you don't have to read. It is about 37 minutes long.

Finally, this is as a more direct explanation of who changed the Bible and why.
It is quite revealing.

34) Message boards : Politics : How I learned about God - David C. Pack (Message 1544258)
Posted 19 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Here is more, just over 13 minutes.

35) Message boards : Politics : How I learned about God - David C. Pack (Message 1544254)
Posted 19 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Batter Up,
I have never seen Jimmy Swaggart in action. And I don't want to see him in action either. But i'm glad you enjoy watching him.

Yes, I agree with you, David C. Pack can be very long winded and doesn't actually give you nice quick straight answers. Its like he has scripted his videos to make you watch the full 30 minutes to get the answer you are looking for. And you don't always get the answer.

Either way, he is the best I could find on Youtube. And even though he is very long winded, he does something that other TV style preachers don't do - He backs up his statements with quotes from the Bible that you can check. And secondly, David C. Pack decodes out some of the very complex stuff that is described as Prophesy. And that is why I watch his videos. I need him to chain the stuff together and explain what the Bible is trying to tell you.

This is one of the few forums where sock puppets are permitted. That is usually an immediate ban even if they behave.

???? I don't know what that means?


Here is what I have been trying to demonstrate. This is a video, 8 minutes and 14 seconds long, by Bart Erhman. If the source of Christianity has been proven to be so flawed, how can one make so many determinations based on it.

36) Message boards : Politics : Afterlife? (Message 1540574)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
All I do is follow the evidence as best I can, without caring where it leads. If I am wrong, then I will reverse course, and admit it. If I don't know, then that is a valid answer also.

37) Message boards : Politics : Afterlife? (Message 1540459)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
The why are we here question does have an answer.
OK got it; it happens. You don't have a clue how it happened or what will happen next. You say there is no proof so it cannot be. There is not one shred of proof that ET is out there yet you search for him. Why scoff at those who search for a reason for being?

I am trying to be as non-offensive as possible, and still give as correct an answer as I can.

It has been demonstrated that people, and in fact children try to put a purpose behind events. Recently, I saw a show that showed a craggy rock and some lions. The children were asked if the craggy rock was there so the lions could scratch their backs, or was it there naturally. I forget the exact number but at least 70% said it was there to scratch the lions backs.

This may have been a useful adaptation, as early man looked for resources, and decided that they could be used in ways other than simple objects. Even now, as I take on some home project, I will find a new purpose for some old piece of wood I was ready to discard.

I am not trying to scoff at others, as believing in an after life can be both helpful in remembering a loved one, or very dangerous in believing that if you blow yourself up and kill innocent people you will be rewarded with 72 virgins.

As for ET, I am going on the high probability that we are not alone, but I have no delusions. The search may never pan out, or it may take thousands or even tens of thousands of years if we discover anything. Given the current very limited way we able to search, I am not holding my breath, but I am a part of that search. In addition to that search, I have come to know people from all over the world, many of which I consider very strong friends. Some think the way I do, and some do not, but they are my friends just the same.

I realize I may be treading a fine line, but my intent is not to scoff at those who think differently than I do, but to point out the best answers I can, based on the information I have available. That information does not take sides, either for the grieving mothers, or desperate fanatics.

Actually, I would do anything I am capable of to help those I consider friends, regardless of how they think compared to me. Helping anyone is actually quite rewarding.

38) Message boards : Politics : Afterlife? (Message 1540387)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
When I am gone, I haven't seen the slightest bit of evidence to suggest that I will ever have known that I was once alive.
Why are we here. You don't know any more than any man who ever lived why. We are here though and that is pretty amazing IMHO. If it gives some comfort to think their dead child is in heaven instead of being a nothing so what?

It is not my intent to remove the comfort some feel for lost ones. If it brings them comfort, then I agree it is not a problem.

The why are we here question does have an answer. This is my interpretation.

If you roll 10 million dice, one number will come up. Hence the formation of the universe.

If you roll 10 million dice in that universe, one number will come up, but it is still within that universe. Hence the formation of the Milky Way.

If you roll 10 million more dice within that galaxy, one number will come up, but is in a section of the galaxy without an excess of radiation. Hence the local group of stars.

If you keep going you will get to earth, a planet the right size, not to close nor to far from our sun. Hence surface water can exist.

A few more steps into it, and each roll of 10 million dice provides a number, but contained within the constraints of the previous rolls. Meaning a roll of the dice will not have me being born on Venus.

This works, over time to contain where or how the randomness occurs. If you take it to its end game, then roll the billions of dice when we were conceived. With the billions of sperm involved, some may have been in the right place, some might have not. Dad may have Oooed, and Mom may have Awed, at a particular time that rolled the dice once again, but after all is said and done, one number will come up, within the constraints for human DNA.

Why are we here?
I see it as the result of random chance, acting over billions of years, confining and restraining where and how the results of those chances occur.

In a way, it is like the electron orbit of an atom. We don't know where it is at any given moment, but we know it is within the electron shell.

39) Message boards : Politics : "Great Grand Parents Maths!" (Message 1540349)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
What about the spouses that died, and were replaced by another? What about the spouses that had relations with many others? I think it is much more complicated than some simplistic calculations. One father could potentially have hundreds of children, with dozens of different women. In early history, I wouldn't begin to decipher who was with who.

40) Message boards : Politics : Afterlife? (Message 1540284)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Here is what I see.
When a person is born, they start a change that will continue over their entire life. When they are young, they think one way, and that thinking changes as they age. There is no root "You", but a representation based on your particular stage of life, and countless environmental and chemical factors.

When a person uses an antidepressant, their way of thinking changes.

When a person drinks coffee, or alcohol, their thinking changes.

When a person takes a hallucinogen, their very essence changes.

When someone survives a brain injury, or a stoke, the person is forever changed.

If a piece of the brain is removed, that particular functionality is forever lost.

However, if you cut the whole head off and the person dies, then the soul floats up to heaven like nothing ever happened..... That just makes no sense to me at all.

The brain is not something that just does all your thinking. It is you. You can transplant many organs, but if it were possible to do a brain transplant, "You" would be lost, and the person whose brain was the donor would continue in your body.

However unlikely, I could see the possibility, in keeping a living head connected to machines for some lengthy period of time, and it would still be a "You", although the though processes would be a result of environmental and chemical stimuli.

In some cases, when a person is near death, chemicals are going wild in the brain, causing neurons to fire is unusual ways. When a person's brain actually dies, there is no more person.

What is being dead like?
Exactly what it was like the billions of years before the person was born.
I was completely unaware of the formation of the universe, or even this planet.
When I am gone, I haven't seen the slightest bit of evidence to suggest that I will ever have known that I was once alive.


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