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Old 2008-01-12, 03:05   #1
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http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time

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Old 2008-01-12, 12:15   #2
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Physics is no clearer now than it was 100 years ago
Euler and Gauss plunderd the low-lying fruit in physics
as well as number theory. (See Fivemack's "Why do we bother"
thread).

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Old 2008-01-12, 13:32   #3
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Quote:
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Physics is no clearer now than it was 100 years ago
Euler and Gauss plunderd the low-lying fruit in physics
as well as number theory. (See Fivemack's "Why do we bother"
thread).
Do you have any clue to how ridiculous your statement is?
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Old 2008-01-12, 18:35   #4
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Alright - keep your hair on.
I was merely lamenting how far I am from understanding
what underlies the cited article. Perhaps you are closer?
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Old 2008-01-12, 21:45   #5
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Alright - keep your hair on.
I was merely lamenting how far I am from understanding
what underlies the cited article. Perhaps you are closer?
Not particularly. I know that there is far more that I don't understand than what I do understand so I find it ridiculous to think there is little left to learn.
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Old 2008-01-13, 00:14   #6
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It's ridiulous to think that is what I implied.
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Old 2008-01-13, 00:28   #7
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Don't want to give anyone a past||present|| future headache,
but you might begin an abstract analysis of time with the statement:
'time stands still', and go from there.
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Old 2008-01-15, 16:22   #8
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Euler and Gauss plunderd the low-lying fruit in physics as well as number theory.
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.
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Old 2008-01-15, 20:49   #9
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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.
Or, for our French readers,

Chronométrez-vous les mouches comme une flèche.

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Old 2008-01-15, 23:14   #10
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I thought it was low-hanging fruit ... never considered that fruit might "lie low", like a hunted animal. Shows you how much I know.

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.
Time flies arrow-dynamically, fruit has banan-appeal?

Or in Teutsch:

Die Fliege zeigt, das Zeit fliegt.

Deep question: In the presence of a temporal banana peel, might time actually slip instead of flying?
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Old 2008-01-16, 00:00   #11
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I thought that it was a directive.

"Time flies" as (in the same manner that you would) an arrow.
So get out your high speed cameras, etc. and let's see just how fast they travel.
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