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Reminder: /sci/ is for discussing topics pertaining to science and mathematics, not for helping you with your homework or helping you figure out your career path.

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What is something you don’t need proof for, /sci/? I’d say the principle of least action: (almost) one assumption that yields (most of) reality.

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I’m a physicist with little training in formal math. Please explain your point.
it's an axiom. i aint gotta prove shit
got him
Dayum. Yeah he got me

Law of identity
Law of non-contradiction

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To discuss the philosophical school of thought known as "transhumanism" with scientific rigor.
Whilst transhumanism is perfectly adequate for its circle of influence, it is far away from being rigorous or practical. Therefore:
>The scientific study and application of the concepts of the philosophical school of futurist thought: transhumanism.

Previously >>9716418

Timelines of the near future:

Personal genomics:
Luxturna: A Giant Step Forward for Blindness Gene Therapy http://blogs.plos.org/dnascience/2017/07/20/luxturna-a-giant-step-forward-for-blindness-gene-therapy-a-conversation-with-dr-kathy-high/
DIY biohacking: Developing a Permanent Treatment for Lactose Intolerance Using Gene Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3FcbFqSoQY
Mel Gibson on How Stem Cell Therapy Saved His Dad's Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCJo1j0S9s

Brain Computer Interface:
A Study of Evoked Potentials From Ear-EEG http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6521411/?reload=true&anchor=authors
A brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150817220240.htm
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I keep seeing HRL Technologies in the news http://www.newsweek.com/darpa-device-boosts-learning-brain-connections-692693
I've read out there russian cosmism inspired transhumanism. Any example of their literature you guys know?
If you consider this logic valid, then you MUST concede that.
Science is just rebranded natural philosophy, which is why rebranded ontology and ontology is just rebranded religion, therefore science is a religion.
Checkmate, atheist.
>How do we stop futureniggers from abusing firepowder propelled projectile launchers
You ethicsfags make me laugh
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>Tfw i will clone a cute high IQ catgirl to raise a family with
Oh fuug, cant wait to pat her head

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Was she actually important or just a meme that retards throw out to prove women can into mathematics?
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Deep Fakes
>Not worshipping Christopher Langan who solved all questions about reality with the CTMU
> newton didn’t advance mechanics he just beat others to it by 200 years
>Einstein's view was more transcendental
Interesting. Is this referring to Wigner's comment?

"I have known a great many intelligent people in my life. I knew Planck, von Laue and Heisenberg. Paul Dirac was my brother in law; Leo Szilard and Edward Teller have been among my closest friends; and Albert Einstein was a good friend, too. But none of them had a mind as quick and acute as Jansci [John] von Neumann. I have often remarked this in the presence of those men and no one ever disputed me.

... But Einstein's understanding was deeper even than von Neumann's. His mind was both more penetrating and more original than von Neumann's. And that is a very remarkable statement. Einstein took an extraordinary pleasure in invention. Two of his greatest inventions are the Special and General Theories of Relativity; and for all of Jansci's brilliance, he never produced anything as original."
>describes literally every scientist

What ever happened to him?
Surely his creative genius must have flourished since he isn't opressed anymore.
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That webm sums it up.
Those are the items he bought off ebay.
You have to have some pretty serious blinkers on to not see this little stunt for what it was.
Meanwhile, there are other kids out there with actual talent and potential.
can some one explain to a brainlet why you can't solder a cpu? Is it cause it basically destroys it?
Cool clock achmed why not bring it to the White House
Cool cock Ahmed, why don't you bring it to the White House sometime

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What's the actual physics behind why you run faster with your arms behind you? is it the change in center of gravity? thanks
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There is no benefit to running with arms backwards. Like >>9760443 and >>9760509 said. It is purely to show speed in animation/easier to animate. In fact it's incredibly stupid to run like that because if you trip or something runs into your side then say goodbye to your jaw.
The reason you run faster while pumping/exerting force through your arms is because they are 2 8 pound fulcrums at your disposal to throw more momentum forward. Also the extension of this fulcrum is aided by the twisting motion of the torso and shoulder blade/scapula which gives you even more momentum. This is partially because your body naturally keeps it's equilibrium and balance towards your center of gravity. It is impossible to maintain balance and speed if you use the same side arm and leg to make paces instead of opposite arms/legs because your center of gravity is off balance too much. Throw your arms too fast and you'll end up going faster than your legs can keep up with and you'll stumble
Also it's worth noting that if you use your arms properly, you can actually skip just about as fast as you walk. Also long jumpers use their arms momentum to increase distance.

right well OP is talking about running faster, not form for long distance/conservation of energy
Probably has more to do with the flip-flops than your arms.
This is not the optimal way to run, but for those that have bad running form using this method helps them combat loss of energy due to imbalance.

Proper running technique is faster
Balance is the key factor in why running with arms behind you is better for those completely devoid of balance while running. Usually fat people or those with weakened conditions.
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literally wrong, there's a reason sonic runs the way he does
Actual runner here.
You can get more power out of your legs by leaning forward.
Try running while leaning backward and see how it goes for you, then try sprinting while standing perfectly upright, not gonna happen.
You naturally lean forward when you run harder.
You will see people do it on the sports field where there is no finish line but they are trying to catch someone or pass someone.
If you want the most power from your legs you need to be pushing more of your mass in a straight line.

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sin(inf) = sin(inf!)
There is no such thing as sin(infinity).
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ok brainlet

limit as x goes to infinity of sin(x) = limit as x goes to infinity of sin(x!)
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The product of all the positive integers

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Which is more likely?

>Aliens don't exist
>Aliens are assholes
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this whole thread is evidence of abstinence
>The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
define "evidence"
>define "evidence"
see any of
>stupid aliens
The universe is rather large. There has to be other sentient life forms inside of it. The two things that people (I feel) don't truly understand is the whole 'universe is fucking massive" and the less talked about is technological limitation. I'm not saying we're at the limit already, but maybe we're kinda in the end game. Though I feel the whole "universe is big" thing is the main aspect.

>"Oh hes talking about those ((studies)) again"
>"Math is rules lmfao yolo"
>"Scientism blablabla"
>"Weed is good for u"
>"There are several inteligences, mechanical skills are also innteligence"
>"The sun fills you with vitamine D"
>"There is no race"
>"Statistics should not be taken into consideration when deciding for a course of action"
How can we brainwash the blind mases into worshipping the fundamental truths of our reality, instead of their primitive intuitions?
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Those symbols are just a vessel for logic.
That explains a lot
One of these things is not like the others.
Not enough ruthless yet educational beatings m'lad.
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race is an entirely social construct. there is no scientifical basis for it

for example

>slavs weren't considered white for most of history
>gingers are considered white even thou they usually have features that differentiate them from average "white" persons more than any asian or muslim could ever hope to achieve
>half white half black people are considered racially as being black even thou that makes 0 sense. Obama was thouted as being a black president, which he wasn't, he was half black but no1 said the first half black president

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I'm a chemist at a nuclear power plant, ask me (almost) anything.

(There are certain things called Safe Guards that I'm obviously not allowed to divulge)
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>pressurized water reactor that uses fast neutrons
this doesnt exist
It's crazy how fast science used to go

The Chinese and Koreans put them up in 4-5 years
Thanks beauracrats

>You want affordable green power?
>Cute, too bad here is 20 miles of red tape because fuck you
Yeah, you try passing legislation that partly deregulates nuclear power. See how that works for you with your constituents.

t. totally not a politician

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Is it possible to only take labs? I need to make myself employable so I'm going to take hard labs in subjects I haven't even studied . Can I do this
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But labs have lab books and lessons. Wouldn't it get oodles grades in them?

How do I be more employable theb
Good grades
I thought lab depend on lab . I have labbook and anything not in that can just get looked up? I mean what else classes do I take haha ha zuns. Lecture course depends on lab and lecture
grug think lab depend on lab
grug take hard lab no study
grug make employable
Unless you go to a brainlet school, labs are supposed to be harder than lecture. In lecture you will tend to learn the basics and fundamentals of different things, but in lab when you apply these concepts, they get more and more complicated by the simple virtue that it's a practical application and there tend to be more variables then you would have dealt with in lecture.

For example, phosphorescence and fluorescence are simple concepts in photochemistry that build off previous simple concepts like valence orbitals and conduction orbitals. But when you do a phosphor lab and write a lab report on it, you realize that applying what you learned in lecture takes a lot more thought. What is the purpose of each of the three components of a phosphor? Which component contributes to which orbital? What is the path that the electron takes through these orbitals? Why is the color of one transition necessary for the next transition to have the color you want? And that's not even getting into calculations.

Maybe you find following the steps and actually completing the lab to be easy, but without understanding the theory behind it you will not pass the class.

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What sources do you have on cognitive theory/symbolic systems?

I am a psychology major with some background in software engineering and love for math. No I don't want to spend my whole life caring for hysterics, or writing MVC apps. I am on my way to learn college level math.

Thing is, I believe there may be a "place" in which they meet: math, mind and language, and in my country such a major doesn't exist, so I'd like to know what to look for so as to build my way towards it.

I already have some ideas, but as I have never been inside the actual field my ideas are no better than guesses.

So yeah, I'd like to know if you have resources to spare to help me on this endeavor.

Pic unrelated, I think
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I ain't seeking to create it, just to study it. Chomsky has written a fuck load of books. E
Where do I start? Also I have a minor understanding of linguistics, but not of the computational kind.
I don't know of a particular book to study, but what I'm talking about would be found in a book on computational theory. You learn about things like "context free grammars" and such that are used as the foundation of modern computer languages. However, while these have enabled the development of high level computer languages, mathematical languages still seem to lack what makes human language unique, and I think its been shelved in the linguistic field.

Computational theory is also interesting because it delves into weird shit like Godels incompleteness theorem, which shows that any symbolic mathematical language will have statements that can't be proved within the language, even if they happen to be true or false.

Of course, the AI folks probably have their own completely unrelated ideas about symbolic thought, but I don't know anything about that.
Nice calculus swoosh bro.
That integral is too fucking long man. Can you shorten it up for me?
The chad integral vs the virgin derivative

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Finally, the EM Drive bullshit got debunked. EM Drive fanboy brainlets on suicide watch.


Turns out the miniscule amounts of thrust that were detected previously are just effects from Earth's magnetic field interacting with the power system. Shills BTFO eternally.

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you’re right, you can’t get QFT out of pilot wave theory. Brainlets ignore this because dur hurr muh determinism

Examine it further, make equations for it that model an actually observed phenomena, Deepak.
It will become apparent it doesn't work.
Give me the brainlet rundown

Seems like it does work, just not in the way we presumed

Given this, is it likely to make transport on earth easier in any way? Or is it just irrelevant
EM drives would be so low thrust, if they sid work, they'd only be plausible in deep space.
But as something of a surprise to no one, they don't work.
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>Bell's theorem disproves pilot waves

I don't know where to post this but what's the name of the green paper in the back? engineering paper?
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It's nickname is called Earth paper in the STEM world.
Self healing cutting board
its not paper, its a kind of mat. not sure of the name though buddy.
Its a cutting mat
A cutting board

Last thread is close to the bump limit, and it seems like everyone's forgotten about it already.

How's everyone's internships going?
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>I would go to CS but it's just a game/mobile dev degree at this point and I like computers, not programming.
>implying this statement provides enough information for someone to know what CE stands for, even though many people like computers and not programming yet are in fields not even remotely related to something acronymized CE
Just pick any field, at this point you wont even make it
I'm not asking for detective-tier deduction skills but maybe taking some autism pills will make it better.
try not to fuck up your acronyms, m8. The longer you stay obtuse, the less any of us here are likely to answer
So then there's about 3-4 places you can work in all of Ontario. Hope they're hiring. :^)
Not even him but I can't really tell which one you mean. Stop being autistic, clarify, and next time use the accepted and understood acronyms.

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