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I know very little about the universe or big bang theory, but I had a thought and would like to ask what /sci/ thinks about it.
What if the universe is in a "second cycle"? The universe is expanding, but as black holes take in matter they gain strength. Black holes can also combine, making an even bigger one. What if once the entire universe is a absorbed into a black hole, the universe collapses in on its self, then bursts back open again?
Just an unscientific hypothesis.
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Hi, doing some revision of normal distributions and came across a problem I'm having trouble with, anyone have any input?
"A mixed box contains two types of chocolates with the following mass characteristics
A: mean = 18.9g SD(A) = 1.2g
B: mean = 22.7g SD(B) = 1.5g
1. What is the probability that the mass of the contents of a mixed box, which contains 6 of Type A and 5 of Type B, will exceed 235g? (Individual chocolates in the box are randomly selected)
2. What is the probability that the mass of the contents of a mixed box will exceed that of a box containing 10 Type B chocolates? (Also assuming random selection)"
I'm just really confused by the mixture of the two normal distributions. I don't expect anyone to bother working out the answers, I'd be grateful if someone could just give a brief explanation. Thanks /sci/. Please don't hate me.
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>36 ACT, above 4.0 GPA, 2350 SAT, multiple extra-curriculars, governor school, live in north dakota
>didn't get into princeton
>didn't get into u of chicago
>didn't get into u of pennsylvania
>didn't get into caltech
>didn't get into cornell
i'm killing myself
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I've been thinking about the Chinese Room experiment for a while, and there is something that sprung to mind, it's probably wrong, but I wanted to know what /sci/ thinks.
Atoms and molecules act in the same way as the man inside the room does, they receive stimuli, and due to the laws of physics, an effect occurs.
We are conscious beings, but our building blocks are not, meaning that the man inside the room might not be "conscious", but enough of them compounded with each other could produce something that is.
Does this make any sense?