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https://sites.google.com/site/scienceandmathguide/
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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.

If you want advice regarding college/university or your career path, go to /adv/ - Advice.

If you want help with your homework, go to /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests.

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This one person I know
>Perfect SAT
>Perfect ACT
>Got into Stanford with a 2.8 from rural Arkansas
>3 Published papers (2 neurology and 1 entomology from an insect farm she ran by herself)
>Won a national spelling bee
>Physics degree at 18
It's kind of terrifying how dizzyingly smart this person is in everyday conversation. They never stutter, swear, or make any kind of errors in their speech while discussing unbelievably complex stuff. They also seem a bit forlorn and don't know what to do with their life. Thoughts?
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>>12618943
wrong, swearing is a sign of lack of intelligence because usually you use a swear word when you can't be bothered to think of a real word to use. this has been proven before
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>>12617868
obviously myself
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>>12617868
me cause i have a scat fetish and im a zoophile
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>>12617868
I think you should try to get in her pants, OP
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>>12622974
I’m scared of this happening to me

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> Qualia is a delusion but somehow it is the only way you personally can be sure about (¿?) yet energy/matter is all that is.
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>>12626631
Better npc than unit.
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>>12622212
Then what's the point about ideas that can never be proven/disproven? Wittgenstein was right and philosophy has already ended.
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>>12618626
I'm not a christfag but I still think this is absolutely retarded. It's not even something you can test scientifically.
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>>12619219
lol!
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>>12622200
You're only proving the intellectuals right
Mount Everest isn't real, it's just a label we assign to an arbitrary collection of matter.
The dude calling it "just a rock" isn't wrong. That other people assign significance to it is irrelevant.

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Math, generally
>dream scheme theme
Talk maths

Das alte: >>12605538
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Holy shit. The positive series as I proved earlier bumps it op a notch, and the alternating series seems to bump it down a notch. Weird hax in the space of numerical operators.
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>>12627412
Proov:

Take 1/n, you just need one more unit on the denominator. N times the bot, n times the top, subtract one from the top. Wouldve been 1/n but now you get 1 extra fit, seen if youd have stract from denom too. Oscillates over under just by 1 number to infinity.
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1/7 : 6/49 : 43/343 : 300/2401

Over under but how to prove it works (/? It feels intuitive but I cant figure how prove
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>>12627609
i'll think about it if you write down clearly what you want to do
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>>12627667
Trying to show that the alternating sum of 1/n to its powers equals 1/n+1

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Post academics that you think are as smart as you are. Not in terms of achievements, but in terms of pure brainpower.
I'll start.
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>You Should Be Able To Solve This
Mate in one
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>>12626715
>That anon said, if it is WHITE to move NOW then what was blacks move?
No anon.
Anon said that, if it was currently whites move, then what would blacks PREVIOUS move have been.
He even explicitly used the word previous, there's no question as to what he meant.
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>>12625004
>Return
stating this shows you have no real understanding of either.
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>>12623986
50 move rule comes in to play before repetition is inevitable (or is it 75 moves now?)
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>>12624778
I recall an anecdote about a study that asked participants to memorize the positions of a mid-game chess board, then recreate it from memory. Chess players were naturally better at this than non-chess players. However, when the pieces were arranged in nonsensical and illegal ways, the chess players became worse at remembering them than non-chess players.
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>>12627672
The chess players were probably able to chunk positions in the mid-game chess board due to common relations between pieces they saw beforehand.

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>Born wired wrong
>Any Damage to it renders you non functioning
>Gets addicted to substances
>hard wire habits that are near impossible to break after a certain amount of time
>literal ticking time bombs that can take you out with no prior warning
WHAT.THE.FUCK.
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>>12627246
a perfect little droid
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>>12627405
only a schizo would think that quints means anything
i'm signing you up to be the first neuralink volunteer anon
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>>12627457
>schizo
Ol' Musky can help with that as well
Wouldn't want you thinking any illegal thoughts
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>>12627457
Glowies dishonor the quints.
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>>12625294
>What is neuroplasticity
Your views are very outdated and sound like they came from some boomers neuroscience textbook, you can significantly rewire the brain.

Almost any habit can be broken but you must understand that it is not a matter of a thing you just break, you slowly over long periods of time rewire the neurons.

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HIPPITY HOPPITY edition

Livestreams:
SpaceX Official Stream: ???
NSF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPRfJxz-ECE
EDA: https://youtu.be/NtGutb1R5cQ
LabPadre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5l9ZxsG9M

Launch window: January 25, ~12:00-6:00 PM CST (6:00-12:00 UTC)
Today's attempt is expected later in the window due to weather.
There are backup windows on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Launch vehicle: SpaceX Starship Serial Number 9 (SN9)
Launch pad: Starship Launch Site, Boca Chica, Texas
Landing pad: Starship Landing Pad, Boca Chica, Texas
Hop parameters: Max altitude will be 12.5 kilometers. A horizontal 'flop' following apogee will occur. Right before landing, the vehicle will perform a powered flip to return upright. Engines are expected to be turned off gradually on ascent.

Road Closures: https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
Marine safety bulletin: http://www.qualityapps.com/Contents/CommunityGuide/Texas/BocaChica/NTM24Jan2021.pdf
TFR: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_5669.html (Monday)

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>>12627618
The wind is supposed to calm down somewhat near the end of the window, but there's little sense rushing things because they still have window tomorrow and the weather should be much better and no mexican smoke
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>>12627633
yes but not today, tomorrow likely
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Ran out of TEA-TEB
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>>12627654
based TEA-TEB autist
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>>12627639
no faggot shut up

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string theory used to be all over those 'I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE LMAO' sites and now you never hear about it anymore. did the standard model chads win?
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>>12627480
>did the standard model chads win?
Standard model is generally not take to be the end of it, so it's not in competition with string theory.
New physics must extend the standard model, be it in a radical way (like string theory) or just meme Lagrangian terms coming out of phenomenology
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>>12627553
Are you legit retarded? Saying Quantum gravity is schizo is saying General relativity and Quantum mechanics are too, QG is a problem of GR and QM
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String theory is currently one of the largest fields in Theoretical physics. It was originally formulated as a theory that has both gravity and quantum fields. Its a very beautiful and effective theory as it essentially IS our current theory of QFT.

To emphasise, the reason that ST is important because it has gravity. No other theory has this. This is STILL a longstanding problem on physics. Another issue with QFT is that it has divergences which ST doesn't have for the most part.

So the standard model is QFT, but can also be modelled using ST. Sadly ST slowed down a bit as its currently untested, but some cool things developed since the 70s. First and foremost is the alleged "Gauge gravity duality", also known as Ads-cft or holography, it is a theory which states that a d-dimension string theory (In AdS space, a solution to Einsteins equations) is equivalent to a Gauge theory in a (d-1)-space (Specifically, a conformal field theory which is a type of QFT) . It lead to some incredible developments and explanations to some long-standing theories, the notable ones being the Black Hole information paradox. The seminal paper by Maldacena is currently the most cited paper in physics AFAIK. Since the discovery it has exploded as a topic and most top unis have a department for strings/holography.

It is incredibly useful for studying black holes, which can be seen to be equivent quantum states in the CFT.
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>>12627579
GR is fine. QM is fine. Unifying the two is schizo. It's like me telling you that zebras cannot breed with insects. You idiotically respond
>Bro. Zebras aren't schizo. Neither are insects. Their offspring is just zebra+insect.
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>>12627655
>Its a very beautiful and effective theory as it essentially IS our current theory of QFT.
Simp..propose an experiment to test it.

wtf did someone write out Einstein's later ideas in the 1890s?

>Pearson asserted that the laws of nature are relative to the perceptive ability of the observer. Irreversibility of natural processes, he claimed, is a purely relative conception. An observer who travels at the exact velocity of light would see an eternal now, or an absence of motion. He speculated that an observer who travelled faster than light would see time reversal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Pearson
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This was literally Einstein's idea since highschool wtf
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the thing most psueds on /sci/ fail to recognize is that words aren't math
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Clifford suggested that gravity was related to geometry, 40 years before Einstein came up with GR. What makes Einstein significant is that he actually took the time to develop these ideas into a coherent theory, backed up my maths.
This stuff happens all the time in the history of science and maths. Coming up with an idea is easy, but formalizing it into a rigorous theory is much harder.
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>>12627447
>>12627662
These. It's the same with the theory of evolution. It was proposed several times throughout history centuries ago, but Darwin's work is what made it viable as a theory.
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>>12627447
Ding ding ding ding ding winner winner chicken dinner

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>>12627652
What is this device?

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How does /sci/ cope with barely passing/failing an exam ?
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>>12624323
I challenge the professor to a pistol duel
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I don't know man, I know my courseload is a lot harder than the others I go to school with, and if it isn't then I also know I've got other priorities. You can find peace and know you're not stupid by thinking about what really made you fail (odds are, it isn't stupidity (but not genius, either)). I would ask the professor for help, too. Odds are if you're really trying, they'll be able to let you know where you're short. If you're not really trying, start by changing that.
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>>12624323
1) Shift the blame.
I took 40 credits and i failed molecular cellular biology, an elective i took. Already, im blaming the fact i took too many credits. But it wasnt that. It was just lazzyness and me not being as samart as i think i am.
2) promise ill do better. I only took 36 credits for next semester and i promised myself ill start studying right from the beginning. (i probably wont)
3) Console myself with the fact that overall im doing good.
4) fuck my girlfriend
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>>12624323
1. Laugh at myself and humble my expectations
2. Look over my questions and see where I struggled.
3. Fortify my weak points.
4. Develop better strategies for next exam.
5. Implement strategies day after taking a break from getting exam result.
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>>12624323
cry

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hey /sci/. What do you feel about /g/, /lit/ and /diy/?

Do you hate them or are indifferent about them?
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>>12626190
>/g/
The generals are ok, fairly low quality besides that.
>/lit/
Same as /g/ except no generals
>/diy/
Maybe one of the highest quality boards on the site. Minimal shitposting, it's mostly /wsr/ but specifically for building stuff and good generals.

>>12626248
>/pol/ is funny, too much porn though
/pol/ was funny when it actually was an ironic shitposting board pre-trump.
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>>12627546
>was an ironic shitposting board pre-trump.

what? /pol/ was literal /stormfront/ before Trump (and not in a good way). It turned into memes and jokes after the election.
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>>12626655
brehs..
How to become a modern rene-sauce man?

>>12626741
>too many pseuds
Non-pseuds are a myth.
It's as good as it gets.

>>12627509
The animal threads are okay, but imho anybody who safes gore on their hard drive is a total psycho
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>>12627572
>/pol/ was literal /stormfront/ before Trump
stormfront was a meme.
All of that was just a joke.
What you actually think a bunch of random internet racists with absolutely no power are going to accomplish anything? Did they? The fun of irony is laughing at all the people who don't get the joke.
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>>12627631
No it isn’t. There are plenty of people on pol that actually believe in the racial BS and all the misinformation on it. How did Q anon become a real conspiracy theory? Because people believe stuff from /pol/.

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Why am I dumb, and why do I suck at maths and physics?

In my country we have 2 different maths in the 1st year in high school; practical maths, where we learn some economy, excel, simple algebra, geometri, etc. It's basically simplified maths. This type of maths is for "dumb" people. Normies choose this math and a lot of people do pretty bad too.

And then we have theoretical maths which is for "smart" people. This is more abstract which requires more hours of studying to learn. Geometri, algebra, functions, etc. No excel or economy. This is for people who want to study STEM.

I chose theoretical maths in 1st year, and wanted to study programming or something related to computer science. I almost failed, and then I took an exam in practical maths and I got the best grade even though I only studied 2 weeks before the exam. (90th percentile)
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>>12627163
Yes. I've looked into business administration and other non-stem fields, but it doesn't sound very exciting.

I'm curious to why some do well in maths, like why do some people get top grades in maths and physics.

I noticed that the ones doing well in theoretical maths and physics usually have parents who are either doctors or engineers. But some of them spend most of their spare time playing video games and do unproductive things, but still they do well in maths.

I know many people who have parents who are dentists, architects, etc. but they get bad grades.

I have one friend who's father is a dentist, but he is very dumb, get bad grades, drink alcohol and do drugs, etc. I have another friend and both of his parents are architects, but he sucks at maths too.

Me, and many other people I know 'paid attention' to class, but we still sucked on the math tests.
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>>12627332
If you really want to do STEM and that's the only thing you're interested in, then you have to study and try harder than anyone else and than you ever tried before. It will be difficult and will be time-consuming but you can't compare yourself to others. If you don't have the innate ability to understand mathematics and physics easily like those sons of doctors and engineers you talked about, then you just have to make up the deficit by working harder than them.
Otherwise take the L and go into some other field and flourish there with little effort.
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>>12627332
Why are you even asking? Obviously genetics plays a huge role. Both of my parents were college dropouts. Absolute morons, both of them. I went on to get a PhD in physics. Half my siblings dropped out of high school or committed suicide, other half have deadend jobs after refusing to attend college.
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>>12627351
I'm asking to find out if I have potential to pursue a career in stem. I'm interested in technology, and science in general. This probably doesn't prove anything, and IQ is bs, but I got my mensa certificate from when I was 16. I only took it because my friend wanted me to.

I think most studies in college/university sound boring. Technology sound way more exciting, but the problem is that my maths and physics grades suck (except for applied maths).

>>12627344
How can I become more productive? Like what are some good habits? I have a gf who takes up a lot of time, and I usually drink alcohol with her, which I think makes me stupid. She makes me lose focus on important things.
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>>12627616
If your gf and alcohol are time wasters and ruining your life, get rid of them.
You need to focus and become disciplined. Set schedules and follow them. Find an area to study quietly and do not use that area for anything else. Turn off any internet or electronic devices while studying.
Eat healthy, exercise, and sleep regularly.

How many years would it take to increase the population of Greece to 1 billion if every fertile and healthy woman was forced to have 15 pregnancies?

https://www.populationpyramid.net/greece/2019/
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>>12626765
Just get the Greek women to race-mix with Chinese men and count the hapas as Greek and you'll reach a population of 1 billion in no time
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~45 years
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>>12626798
such a super-race would likely conquer the globe.
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>>12626798
Chinese are too autistic to breed with each other and Greek dna would make hapa women even more psychotic. You would end up with a race of short autistic manlets and vapid murderous cunts
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>>12627602
the goal was only to get a billion Greeks, so it doesn't matter if they're all low quality




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