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The new /sci/ wiki

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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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Can we really take the facts presented by astronomers at face value?
For example, all the exoplanets they claimed to have discover, there is no actual way to verify their existence, is there? If there is even a slight error in their model, the universe might look completely different.
Same with black holes. We have no way knowing if they actually exist. The so called photo of a black hole is actually a computer generated image.
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>they're still slack jawed morons who'll fall for anything even the stupid crap in OP
Dumb people do dumb things because they're dumb
>$35 trillion in debt.
USA's debt was only $20 trillion in 2021 when Trump left office. What happens when debt doubles every 4 years?
Even though I cannot exist I reminded you the ocean is dark.
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reminder that hyperinflation contributed to the conditions which lead to the rise of naziism in germany

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Stoke Edition

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literally the same thing
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Lmao wrong file
>caring about muh twitter lefty faggot libtard
fuck off
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Earliest functioning jet engine, built not by the frauds Frank Whittle and Pabst von Ohain but a Norwegian than preceded them by 20 years.

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Why are almost all pop-scientists physicists? I have yet to see any rockstar-level fame biologists (except Dawkins I guess), chemists, geologists or engineers who sell milions of books to laymen like guys from pic related and others like Brian Greene, Sean Caroll, Brian Cox, Sabine Hossenfelder etc. Are normies only interested in stars and theory of everything? Or are current physicists the only charismatic bullshiters in all of STEM?
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>Linus Pauling
wasn't that the vitamin C grifter?
>People like physics
that's the thing though, people hate physics, at least in school, because it's too hard. But I guess since these books have next to no math in them the subject becomes easier to follow and thus they find it interesting after all.
Physics is also a cult
Ok, the world is not fair, actual physicists get peanuts while pop-sci book writers earn serious money, is it some huge news for you? I'd rather have old geezer Michio raking in cash after spending decades learning math and physics than some stupid bimbo doing nothing but posting selfies on instagram and getting even more money. Now THAT's unfair.
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Honestly, fuck this planet. Why would anyone want to go here? Why are people deluded enough to think that we could ever live or establish a colony on this dusty rock?

Nothing but rocks and sand, I hope you can make everything you need out of metal, ceramic and glass and don't need silly frivolities like rubber or plastic to, for example, insulate electrical wires. No you can't just shit in the dead martian dust and grow potatoes, that's bullshit, you need a functioning biosphere to grow plants, and even if you could grow something the cosmic radiation will fuck them up because of Mars' piss weak magnetic.

We'd need Star Trek levels of replicator technology to live on Mars. If you have sufficient technology to live on Mars you have sufficient technology to live indefinitely in space, or on Earth itself after fucking it up.

Fuck Mars
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It depends how good you are.

Skill is one option. Vantage. Finance. Nature. Fame. Etc. There are hundreds of thousands of 'goods'.

You won't be looked passed. You will be offered support if you're more than half-way there.

Boxed investments are possible.

You won't be given any special treatment but you will be considered in the first sitting.

IQ doesn't matter.
Boxes can be worth multi trillions. That's my only 'special treatment's.
Barkon = bot?
No I'm just bicameral.
There's fuck all sulfuric acid. When you look at how much atmosphere you gotta process to get enough hydrogen from sulfuric acid and other crap, it's insane. The mass flow rate similiar to the three gorges dam to refill starship in a year

>miscegenation lowers the IQ of Brazilians
>american political scientist says that the high proportion of blacks in the country reduces the national intelligence index

What d-did he m-mean by that?
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>I am sooooooo smart!!
>Everyone else is sooooo dumb!!!
Nice link with references, dongbangs. Considering you are shilling yourself perhaps you'd like to double read that wiki yourself.
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Memes are becoming reality, and you’re not allowed to talk about it. The dilution.

Modern day people:

— ‘College students once stood out from the pack on IQ tests. Today, they're about average. A recent meta-analysis found that undergraduates' IQs have steadily fallen from roughly 119 in 1939 to a mean of 102 in 2022, just slightly above the population average of 100.’

Victorians as they were:

— ‘The Victorian era was marked by an explosion of innovation and genius, per capita rates of which appear to have declined subsequently. The presence of dysgenic fertility for IQ amongst Western nations, starting in the 19th century, suggests that these trends might be related to declining IQ. This is because high-IQ people are more productive and more creative. We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations, using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study. Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence (g) and are considered elementary measures of cognition. In this study we used the data on the secular slowing of simple reaction time described in a meta-analysis of 14 age-matched studies from Western countries conducted between 1889 and 2004 to estimate the decline in g that may have resulted from the presence of dysgenic fertility. Using psychometric meta-analysis we computed the true correlation between simple reaction time and g, yielding a decline of − 1.16 IQ points per decade or − 13.35 IQ points since Victorian times. These findings strongly indicate that with respect to g the Victorians were substantially cleverer than modern Western populations.’

White people also just suck at breeding.
>This whole country until now apparently ran on some kind of delusional baby boomer fantasies or something. These people never lived in the real world, apparently.

It’s still ongoing. Most Americans think their country is the most racist place on Earth, and it’s a fucked sort of mentality.
Their religion teaches them to be that way

Look at this shit. How is science different from voodoo priests saying voodoo is proven true because another voodoo priest said so? Or a Wikipedia article saying something is true because Salon said it’s true and Salon said it’s true because Wikipedia said it’s true? (Someone initiated the circular reference and then it becomes self-perpetuating)

Science is in salvageable and scientists are net negative impact 105 iq assburgers thinking they’re much smarter than they really are. They also believe they’re at the end of history at any given moment, again because of midwitism. This allows them to justify any atrocity, and never consider any evidence outside their established narrative.
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>Freedom bad
1. these people aren't about freedom 2. Talk about overreacting. If you part with something like your own goddamn freedom because of some trannies you are the biggest cuck in history.
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Voodoo, you say? Reminder that the word for pharmacy once meant sorcery, and scientists are too scared to see all of the magic in what they do.

So too, the “science” is not science, and is indistinguishable from hocus pocus. At some point you realize ignorance wins, or is the foundation of some other religion, and ignorance is pure power.
>juggaloes on /sci/

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>denialniggers think that it's irrational to be worried about this
Correct, it is irrational but ideologically comforting.
the n word is racist
any difference in how they obtained temperature data for 2018 compared to 400,000 BC?
Why? Explain it in your own words
I'm racist against retards
You tell me: Is there? What is the difference exactly?
Better question: Does the difference actually matter, or are you just clutching at straws to preserve your internalized cult thinking?

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What are tortured phrases?
A tortured phrase is an established scientific concept paraphrased into a nonsensical sequence of words. “Artificial intelligence” becomes “counterfeit consciousness.” “Mean square error” becomes “mean square blunder.” “Signal to noise” becomes “flag to clamor.” “Breast cancer” becomes “Bosom peril.” Teachers may have noticed some of these phrases in students’ attempts to get good grades by using paraphrasing tools to evade plagiarism.

Tortured Phrases Detector

Tortured phrases have so far been found in tens of thousands of peer-reviewed articles published (and counting), including in reputable flagship publications. The two most frequent countries listed in the authors’ affiliations are India (71.2 percent) and China (6.3 percent). In one specific journal that had a high prevalence of tortured phrases, we also noticed the time between when an article was submitted and when it was accepted for publication declined from an average of 148 days in early 2020 to 42 days in early 2021.
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One rich source of “tortured articles” is conference proceedings—potentially because the review process for these is often run separately from a publisher’s normal review process, Eggleton says. In earlier work, Cabanac and his colleagues flagged hundreds of conference papers published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for containing tortured phrases. Now, they are reporting similar problems in conference proceedings from 10 other publishers, including IOPP.

IOPP’s experience illustrates how tortured language can expose deeper problems. In 2022, IOPP retracted nearly 500 papers from conference proceedings after the PPS flagged tortured phrases in the papers. When Eggleton and her team investigated, they found reams of other problems—fake identity, citation cartels in which researchers insert irrelevant references to one another, and even entirely fabricated research. “The tortured phrase is what makes you look in the first place,” she says. “It’s always an indicator that something somewhere is not quite right.” She suspects the hundreds of conference papers were all generated by a paper mill—an organization that sells authorship on fake papers to researchers desperate to boost their list of publications.
Because of the problems with conference proceedings, IOPP has changed how conferences are handled. The society publisher has invested heavily in new technology and expanded the team that oversees their conference proceedings. All their conference content is now subjected to a range of screening processes—including for tortured phrases. “Our rates of misconduct dropped off a cliff at that point,” Eggleton says. But as bad actors learn what publishers screen for and change their tactics—including better disguised tortured acronyms—“It feels like we’re always slightly one step behind.”

The problems being detected by the PPS are a signal of broader problems in academic publishing, Waltman says. Researchers working in “publish or perish” cultures are incentivized to churn out as many papers as possible, pushing some to resort to unethical tactics such as buying publications from paper mills. And open-access publishers that charge authors to publish their work also have an incentive to publish as much as possible, which could lead to laxer quality control. But although screening at publishers is helpful, the arms race between screening methods and tricksters means it is unlikely to stem the tide of problematic papers entirely. The only real way to properly solve the problem is to fix the incentive systems, Waltman says: “We need to tackle this problem at the source.”
>tortured acronyms
I don't like the term "tortured phrases" to refer to that. Honestly feels like it was coined by some Chinese that barely knows English, it's weird.
whats a better term?

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just sad to see man
>poorest white is smarter than richest n-word
Its not so bad, blacks are too low IQ to comprehend the chart so it won't upset them
It is, but no more than a gazelle being torn apart by a lion. The thing to do in our situation is not to deny our sad reality but to embrace it and use the Love granted to us by Christ to try and subvert it towards a happier and more beautiful world. We're all niggers compared to God.

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Is there some truth behind it?
Is this kind of research just not considered politically correct in this day and age or was it just bullshit all along?
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Nothing the jews have ever done has been good. Have you heard about how many countries they've been kicked out of yet?
The fact that they don't move back to Africa attests to the fact that even they know their complaints are lies
They should be forced to pay to return them to their natural habitat
>the fact that they constantly complain about that attests to their low IQs
and sense of entitlement

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Why is it impossible for someone to understand what it’s like to be less intelligent than they are?
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Samefag probability estimate 95%
Headcanon projections: large oversized gas guzzler vehicle and multiple speeding violations
Jarvis! Consult supergeek 3 in the vehicle sector for a persona avatar simulation for real life confrontation!
Yes yes yes here is a link of road ragers with similar belligerence and the consequences for your vicinity
Zolpidem is another simulant of stupidity. It makes every mental task more difficult by some factor. I tried to program on it once, and things like "XYZ would obviously be the best implementation. We have to consider ABC to apply that" just escaped me, because neither ABC nor XYZ are self-evident.
(That being said, IRL stupidity is also about ignoring what is self-evident, especially when it comes to expressing cattle NPC behavior)
Perhaps the dumbing effect is even an exponential factor. This is precisely how I imagine stupidity to actually work as well: compared to a smart person, you need an exponential amount of time to solve a problem (because the search space also becomes exponentially large, as is the standard with possibility spaces. Stupid people don't have some "smarter" search algorithm available than this possibility space just unfolding ahead of them).
>hurr durr here's more drivel
Epic, anon. Now take the replies you've quoted and connect them to the claims you've made in a coherent argument. Pro tip: last two quotes weren't me.
The banana is a banana because it is a banana
>coherent argument
>head movie tautology
God, I love irony. Are we all in your head, anon?

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Who is your favorite scientist?
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>Sure hope you're not antisemitic
whats wrong with antisemitism?
A poast so clowning God ignores the faggots at cern
Nothing, antisemitism is based
upvoted for bill noye the soiyence goy
How many times did you save your shitty thread from dying fucktard?

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>drops mic
evolutionists BTFO
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the fact that you're not willing to accept that humans are divine creatures created by God just goes to demonstrate what a hateful, anti-human ideology darwinism truly is
>divine creatures created by God
Of you want to go over fairly tales then >>>/lit/ is the next floor over.
>t. I learned everything I know about science from /pol/ memes made by pajeets pretending to be white people
Thats the average education level of the atheists of /sci/, they really did learn everything they presume they know about science from Rick & Morty and other children's TV shows
who makes the TV shows that are doing the brainwashing?

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How does global warming cause quicksand?
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Meanwhile in OP's emails
>good morning ranjeet, today's task for 5 rupees is to find a clickbait journalism headline about climate change and post it to 4chan.org/sci
quick sand isn't real, adding sand to water makes it denser and it's already easy to float on salt water anyway. literally just float out of it.
these global warming stories are starting to remind me of the holocoaster stories
Depends on what you consider quicksand. Here's a video from Atlanta, Idaho of a man fishing who got stuck in what they call quicksand and had to be rescued by the local fire department. There's some interesting discussion in the comments on the physical aspects of what happened.
it's real but its been memed to death by hollywood and they never portray it accurately. quicksand as shown in movies and television isn't real.

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