Posts by William Rothamel


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1) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658551)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
The global warming folderol will just move over to the Science-Non SETI board.
2) Message boards : Politics : Will the Dalai Lama (be allowed to?) reincarnate? (Message 1657265)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
You all missed the humor in my post.
3) Message boards : Politics : Will the Dalai Lama (be allowed to?) reincarnate? (Message 1657060)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?


It's been a long time since that's been done well.
4) Message boards : Politics : CommunistOrganizerHustlin'Hussein Vs NukeWhackin'Bibi (Message 1656398)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The Kings English ceased in 1952 over 60 years ago when King George VI died


Yes, I remember watching the Coronation of Elizabeth II on TV. Actually there was only audio and a few still drawings and photos as there was no world-wide TV transmission possible. Film was made and flown over to the United States some hours later. That station in the area also tried some of the first color TV transmissions which could not be received on the TV sets of that era--we would get all wavy lines during their test times.

I was in the third grade and lived on the shore of Massachusetts not far from Boston. like Charlie Brown I played baseball, and I got all tingly when I looked at a little red-haired girl in my class at school.

On the hillside above our apartment a few blocks away was the WRUL "Voice of America" radio tower that was transmitting radio around the world. Under the tower was a good place to pick wild blueberries.
5) Message boards : Politics : CommunistOrganizerHustlin'Hussein Vs NukeWhackin'Bibi (Message 1656030)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
We speak the "King's English" and youse guys speak "STRINE" down under.
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655383)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The Earth's orbit must be decaying! ;


It does precess and wobble. Also solar output varies as does average cloud cover.
7) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655216)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Venus is the way it is primarily because it is so close to the sun.
8) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1654898)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
At any one time during the day there are more than 5000 flights over the United States.
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Sun (Message 1654896)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Turn off the sun for a day or two--That would cure GLOBAL WARMING by Jove !!
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : 100 Finalists Have Been Chosen For A ONE-WAY Trip To MARS. (Message 1654894)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I have obtained ownership of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. I am interested in selling and am now taking bids. What am I offered?

Also: Selling Condoms approved by the Pope. They are $2.50 a piece (so to speak) How many do you want.
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1652418)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Thank-you thats good info
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1652071)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I wonder hoe they think that they know. If Methane is on one moon, I myself would guess that they are all methane. Why methane on one but not the others.
13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1652032)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Are these oceans of water or Methane ? Anyone Know ?
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Then Again - There May Have Been No Big Bang (Message 1651923)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I did a somewhat scholarly paper on hidden structure in mathematics and the fibonnaci sequence. If anyone wants it sent me a private message
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Then Again - There May Have Been No Big Bang (Message 1651652)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
A fanciful idea to be sure. I think that it is more correct to say that Mathematics has a lot of hidden structure and that it does describe what happens and what we can expect to happen in our physical world. It is not always consistent--solving quadratic equations to describe our physical world will give two answers--one often has to be discarded--such as getting a negative number for a length.

To say that the universe "IS" math reminds me of that old philanderer Bill Clinton's remarks about it depends on what the definition of "IS" is.

I say that my very nice automobile is made of steel, plastic, glass and rubber. There may be mathematics that were used in the design and processes of producing this machine. To say that my car is Mathematics is one Metaphor too far.

I prefer the old trite saying "it is what it is" and what it is is steel, glass, plastic and rubber.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Then Again - There May Have Been No Big Bang (Message 1651611)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
you will form a circle. The relationship between the length of the string and the circumference of that circle wiill hold true in any universe anywhere.



That may not be true if the alternate universe is not flat. Try it on a basketball.

In a curved universe Euclidean geometry falls flat on it's face. You can draw an infinite number of lines through two points.
17) Message boards : Politics : Which one do you believe? (Message 1651410)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
84% percent of scientists think that humans are warming the planet by burning fossil fuels but only 49% of the public believes it.


Of course burning releases heat. But the issue here was the CO-2 effect of Human activity.

There has been plenty of back and forth on whether human activity which is a small percent of an even smaller percent of the atmospheric gasses matters to any degree at all.

The fear I have is the ignorant , misguided and costly efforts to try to change something that we can't and the way we try to change it doesn't matter anyway to begin with.

Less people would have less impact on the PLanet. There won't be less people.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Then Again - There May Have Been No Big Bang (Message 1651377)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
So: it doesn't appear to be the case that a "Big Bang" is in dispute. It seems that whether or not there is only one universe is the question. Can anyone devise a test that might prove or falsify this theory. If not, then anything goes.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Strange Question: Time Difference between stars (Message 1651015)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Subsequent work on the two-slit experiment has offered alternative information on why we see what we see.

Can you explain the idea of a "Superposition of two states" and why only two if you believe Feynman.

So: is it A and B ? or is it A or B ? I suggest it is the exclusive OR

Perhaps I can shed some light on the interaction between queries (information) what we call reality and probability: Since we have Schrodinger's cat, maybe we can also have:

DADDIO's KITTENS

My brother calls and says" My cat has just had two kittens would you like to have them?" I ask :"is one of them a Male ?" He says "yes". In this case the odds of the other being a male are 1/3. (yes that's correct). But: If I had asked "is the first one a male?" and got the same "Yes" answer; now the odds of the second being a male are 1/2.

So you see there is a strange subtlety in how we gather information and how it affects the likely-hood of what we find to be true in a given instance.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1651010)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Astronomers believe mysterious signals - previously dismissed as stellar bursts - are coming from an Earth-like planet.


If so then: are they repeating in a cyclic manner? is the frequency on which received especially relevant to this premise?. Why don't they decode the message?

Why do they think this might be an intelligent message?


It seems to me to support the conjecture they would have to furnish reasons along the lines that I have suggested.

I know the Daily Mail has a huge circulation; but in reading the article, it looks to me to be worse than our "Supermarket Tabloids" in content. Perhaps the planet doesn't even exist. The picture is obviously a fake, and I say again what makes them think that the emissions are from an intelligent civilization.


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