Posts by William Rothamel


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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : We are alone in the universe (Message 1644296)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
a fluke that is unlikely to have been repeated anywhere else in the universe


Even if there is only one truly Earth-like planet in each galaxy there would therefore be 100 billion such planets in the Universe. So what were the odds of all the happy accidents that started life here. I figure since life tries perhaps 100,000 species or more here on Earth that it may not be all that improbable --given the large number of fertile venues.

I do not think that we will ever know --but lets keep looking anyway.
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1642168)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
But are we willing to decrease the global temperature?


Some might be willing but unable to do so.

Me ---I would like it to be warmer--too cold here in the winter. The windchill here tonight will be well below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

So ----I may choose to move south in the future. Why don't all youse warmists choose to move North. Then you can all freeze your tukases.
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1641841)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
These causes of warming contrast significantly with today's warming,


What warming ?

Record cold and snowfall in the Northeastern part of the United States.

Oh, That's weather and not climate. Maybe it's climate change--now if only we could figure out which way it is changing and the fact that we can't do anything about it to change the direction.
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : ET, is that you? Scientists launch plan to beam welcome messages to far-off star systems (Message 1641249)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
My Alter Ego is a big fan of the Game.

5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1640722)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
can't get a dime of public support.


This won't change until we decode Earth's first received message from out in the Cosmos.

There is a strong suspicion that other civilizations, if they in fact exist, are just too far away to detect.

I think so too; but I am not certain. My premise however is easily falsified.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The computer that crunches cloud data to heat your home (Message 1640716)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
i suspect that it's been mostly heated by your less frugal neighbors.
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1639970)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I am not sure what is being calculated here. The volume of a sphere is 4/3 πr^3

Assume the radius given includes the ocean. It's surface area is 4πr^2. The volume would be the volume using the given radius minus the volume obtained with the given radius shortened by the average depth.
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Visiting new planetary systems... (Message 1639469)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
We are able to calculate these positions as to where a cosmic object will be in the future. Think about it. It's quite a trick to reach Mars and the outer planets--these latter with gravitational fly-bys
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Visiting new planetary systems... (Message 1639321)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The nearest star is 4 light years away.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1638228)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
You would need to know the diameter of Europa to accurately estimate the surface area from the data given.
11) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1637984)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
For a good laugh go read Paul Erlich's "Population Bomb" and also the CIA report on oil done about 33 years ago.
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1637386)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
What we have here is "Faith-Based" Science. The disturbing thing is that it is being practiced by alleged scientists.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1637007)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
with the mass of only 0.02 per cent of an electron.


Makes me think that we need to have another look at Neutrinos.
14) Message boards : Politics : The Venus Project-The Choice Is Ours (Message 1636122)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Platitudes, an illuminating glimpse at the obvious and to top it all off : "The sky is falling".

What ever shall we do ??
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1634784)
Posted 30 Jan 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
Looks like Hogwash to me.
16) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1632229)
Posted 24 Jan 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
Lynn:

From Berkley:


Nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth, located only 150 light years away. The outermost planet orbits in the “Goldilocks” zone, a region where surface temperatures could be moderate enough for liquid water and perhaps life to exist. A paper describing the find by astronomers at UC Berkeley, the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, Manoa, and other institutions has been submitted to Astrophysical Journal and is freely available on the arXiv website.

Perhaps we are finding now a more --Earth-like planet to investigate. What do we hear when we listen in this region??
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids (Message 1631290)
Posted 22 Jan 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
The launch platform would be an arm that extended away from the space station. If you wanted to you could set the rocket free and move it away from the space station using small thrusters before firing the main engines. this would not be necessary however as long as the rocket backwash did not hit the space station. As you can see below the jeep would not experience any motion whatsoever since the 106mm weapon is a rocket.

18) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1630779)
Posted 21 Jan 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
When the ice in your scotch melts the level in the glass will be the same unless you have had a sip or two. It is only ice that melts over solid ground that will raise the sea level and then only if there is no further snow falling over those regions in a given amount of time.
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1630676)
Posted 21 Jan 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
Some say hiatis. Some say no change in the past 26 years. Some say hottest year on record. Some auy 14 out of 15 record hot years in a row.

Figures don't Lie but liars can figure.

Who's lying ?
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Science gifs or clips. (Message 1630660)
Posted 21 Jan 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
do a google and you can take your pick from many. Also I recommend KHAN ACADEMY


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